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DIY Lip Balm

By Kim Robson: For as long as I can remember, my lips have been prone to dryness, chapping and even painful cracking. There is never a time when I don’t have a tube of lip balm at hand; one lives on the living room table, another in my purse, and …

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DIY Apple Cider Vinegar

By Kim Robson:  For centuries, vinegar has been used for countless purposes: pickling, pest control, personal and household cleaning, and cooking. But did you know that vinegar, specifically apple cider vinegar (ACV), is also an ancient folk remedy? Hippocrates is said to have prescribed ACV for a variety of ailments. Be wary of books and websites that …

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How To Make Acorn Meal

By Kim Robson: A couple of years ago, our neighbors gave us some acorn meal they’d made from wild-gathered acorns. I vowed to try it myself the following fall, and now I do it every year. There are different processes for leaching out the bitter tannins from the nut meat. …

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DIY Nontoxic Sunburn Relief Spray

By Kim Robson: If, like me, you have fair skin, you know how easy it is to get a sunburn, especially this time of year. We all know to use sunblock, but sometimes summer just gets the better of us (hello, day in the pool or at the county fair). …

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Homemade Vitamin Water

By Emma Grace: Generally speaking, we could all do with drinking more water. Drinking water promotes healthy, youthful skin, balanced bodily fluids, smoother digestion; and it can even promote weight loss. However, what do we do if we want something more interesting to drink? If you want to jazz up …

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Using Essential Oils as Perfume to Feel and Smell Wonderful

By Dawna Matthews: The sense of smell often transports us to a place, a memory, or a feeling. Aromas have been used for ages to mask body odor, tantalize the senses, and anoint individuals during rituals. As our world has evolved, we still use our sense of smell for taste …

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Easy, Peasy, Cheesy — DIY Easy Homemade Cheese

By Emma Grace Fairchild: As someone who loves to cook and play in the kitchen, making cheese was my dream — one I never thought would be attainable. That was, until I was invited to a friend’s house to make “paneer,” a traditional soft cheese commonly found in Indian cuisine. …

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Green Christmas Gifts

By Centehua: The season is here again. The air is crisp and there are colored lights everywhere. It’s truly a lovely time of cheer and good will. However, if I may be perfectly honest, it seems that people around me move quicker during the holiday season, as if they are in …

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