Homemade Bath Salts

herbal bath salts

The holidays are closing in fast at this point- Hanukkah begins tonight, in fact. I’ve got another simple, yet lovely, homemade gift idea for you, though…one you can throw together in a flash. Making your own bath salts to give away is fun and pretty inexpensive, and you can buy all the ingredients you need … Read more

Brown Sugar Coconut Oil Foot Scrub

I haven’t shared an Eco-Friendly Friday post for a couple of weeks (last Friday was a Charcutepalooza posting day), so today I’ve got something cool for you…a DIY all-natural foot scrub you can make with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen! I’ve been into making my own “beauty” products for as long as … Read more

Homemade Crystallized Ginger

crystallized ginger

Ginger is one of my favorite herbs. I adore the assertive flavor of ginger, but it’s also very good for you: ginger is reputed to remedy digestive issues including stomach upset and nausea. I enjoy using fresh ginger in my cooking and I like snacking on and adding crystallized (aka “candied”) ginger to all sorts … Read more

My Favorite Sore Throat Remedy (Garlic Honey)

Every now and then, I take a break from my typical recipes so I can share a food or herb-based natural home remedy. I’ve been meaning to tell you about my favorite sore throat remedy for some time, so here it is: garlic honey. I just love remedies that feature ingredients you probably already have … Read more

Homemade Body Scrub

I used to buy those pricey organic salt scrubs at the health food store until I learned how easy it is to make a homemade version. You don’t really need a recipe for this. All you do is fill your container (a used container from a store-bought salt scrub works great, but any plastic container … Read more