Wind Down with This Relaxing Lavender & Poppy-Infused Honey

Lavender and California poppy are in full bloom in my garden and ready to harvest. One thing I love about early summer is a chance to preserve some of these delicious medicinal herbs by infusing them in honey.

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Making Elderflower Honey: A Delicious Way to Support Your Immune System

You may have heard about the benefits of elderberries, but did you know their spring flowers also have medicinal properties? Both elder flowers and berries are used for minimizing the symptoms of the common cold and the flu.

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How to Make Elderberry Syrup: Immune Support & Virus Protection

Taking elderberry syrup is an effective remedy to protect yourself from viruses. If you do get sick, it will help to shorten the duration of your illness. But you may have heard that elderberries are poisonous. Let me explain.

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How to Make My Favorite Bath Salts: Holiday Gift of Relaxation

For years I’ve been enjoying Epsom salt baths.  Recently, I started adding two additional ingredients that have increased the healing benefits of my bath.  My favorite bath salt recipe now includes Epsom salt, baking soda and sea salt. Adding baking soda and sea salt helps heal skin irritations and small wounds, as well as, easing sore muscles and improving relaxation.

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DIY Lavender Herbal Disinfectant – Fights Germs, Fresh Scent, and Safe

Your home will smell like the freshness of summer when you use this DIY natural lavender herbal disinfectant. Lavender has antimicrobial properties killing viruses, bacterial and funguses. In addition, making your own safe disinfectant protects you and your family from toxic scents and chemicals.

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DIY Lemon Vinegar and Household Cleaner – Safe, Inexpensive & Easy to Make

Make your own eco-friendly cleaner and reduce your family’s exposure to toxic chemicals in many store-bought cleaners. It’s easy… all you need is vinegar, water and a squeeze of soap.

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How to Make Hawthorn Honey: Stress Relief & Immune Support

I love eating wild foods and they’re great for your health! Hawthorn trees grow all around the Pacific Northwest.  From mid to late September be on the lookout for the ripe red berries on this medicinal plant.  I know I will be out gathering this healing plant and making one of my favorite honeys – Hawthorn Honey!

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