April 3, 2018


Acne results from blocked skin follicles, encouraging bacteria, and resulting in infection and pimples.  During puberty, hormonal changes result in increased sebum production that can cause the blocked pores.  Here are a few basic suggestions: Keep the face clean, but don’t over-wash. Don’t touch the face with unclean hands and spread […]
April 6, 2018

Common Cold / Cough & Congestion / Respiratory

The common cold is associated with a nasal congestion, cough, and a sore throat.  There may also be a mild fever.  It can be caused by one of more than 200 different viruses.  It runs its coarse in about one to two weeks. Various herbs can help reduce cough and […]
April 7, 2018


Some herbs can act as an immune stimulant, boosting immunity to help reduce cold, flu, and other afflictions. Some Immunity Boosting Recipes to Try Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each […]
April 9, 2018

Oral Health

Botanical extracts have shown positive research in aiding oral health.  Oral bacteria and fungal infections have been reduced with the essential oils such as lavender, geranium, tea tree, and peppermint, as well as the constituent: thymol as found in thyme. Oral Health Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research […]
April 12, 2018

Help Me Breathe Tea

Got congestion: take some thyme to slow sip this Help Me Breathe Tea. Help Me Breathe Tea Ingredients 1 tsp of dried thyme 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper Juice of 1/4 lemon 1 tsp of honey 2 cups of barely boiled water Help Me Breathe Tea Instructions Steep all the […]
April 12, 2018

Herbal Mucolytic Syrup Recipe

This Herbal Mucolytic Syrup is thick and gooey, and seems to grab onto the mucus and clear the throat as you swallow a spoonful.  Chase with hot tea for improved results.  Research has shown the benefits of licorice, anise, marshmallow root and honey in helping with mucus. ​Herbal Mucolytic Syrup […]
April 30, 2018

Honey Thyme Cough Syrup

Try this Honey Thyme Cough Syrup recipe for respiratory complaints.  Honey has been used for a millennia to treat cough and cold ailments.  The herb of thyme has also shown to help with respiratory complaints. Honey Thyme Cough Syrup 2 cups of water 1 tsp of fresh thyme or 1/2 […]
April 30, 2018


Honey has been used for centuries as a home remedy to soften a sore throat, reduce the symptoms of cold and flu, and to help heal scrapes and wounds.  Scientific research helps backs up these uses, but more research is needed.  Plus, honey is a great tasting ingredient to add […]
April 30, 2018

Honey and Lavender Wound Salve

Honey and lavender have shown in research to help with wound healing. Try this easy to make salve with only 4 ingredients for a gentle and effective way to help with cuts, scrapes, and mild burns. Honey and Lavender Wound Salve Ingredients 1 cup of olive oil 1/2 cup of […]
April 30, 2018

Licorice and Honey Cough Drops

Both licorice and honey may help with coughing.  Try these home made Licorice and Honey Cough Drops to help ease a sore throat, reduce coughing, and help fight respiratory infections. Licorice and Honey Cough Drops – Ingredients 1/2 cup of raw honey 2 Tbsp of fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 […]
June 3, 2018

Oregano Stuffy Nose Tea

Oregano’s antimicrobial activity may help reduce the viral and bacterial invaders that can cause a runny nose.  Plus, the strong aroma could help break up some of the congestion.  Coupled with honey, which has shown in human studies to break up coughing and congestion, this Oregano Stuffy Nose Tea could […]
June 17, 2018

Five Easy Body Scrub Recipes With Readily Available Ingredients

It is surprisingly easy to make your own body scrubs at home.  Many of the recipe ingredients you will already have on hand in your kitchen, and you can mix up a jar in just a few short minutes.  Below are five recipes offering a variety of body scrub options […]