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Natural First Aid: How to Use Yarrow to Stop Bleeding

Known as a styptic, yarrow is useful to stop bleeding. I’ve used this herb many times for this purpose and it is almost magical how well it works! Next time you have a minor cut or wound to treat and you need to stop bleeding, go for some common yarrow.

Rosemary Essential Oil for Healthier, Thicker Hair

Research shows rosemary oil is effective at increasing hair growth in people suffering from hair loss. Here’s a rundown of rosemary essential oil’s benefits, safety, uses & even a couple recipes we think you’ll love!

How to Make a Wreath – Holiday / Spring / Fall / Anytime Wreath DIY

I love bringing the outdoors in and one of the easiest and most budget-friendly ways I find to do that is to make a wreath. Any time of year you can take a ‘wreath walk’, gather some seasonal prunings, and make your own DIY wreath.

Herbal Salve – DIY Skin Balm Recipe

Make your own, or get some of ours… either way, this is the recipe for our Herbal Salve, a healing skin balm. Traditional healing herbs, locally grown, gathered, and carefully infused into skin-loving olive and avocado oils. A healing home remedy that is helpful for minor wounds, sprains, strains, bruises, rashes, burns, blisters, cracked skin, redness, swelling, reducing the appearance of stretch marks and scars, preventing infection, anti-itch, and topical minor pain relief.

Hello October – Fall Images, Quotes, and Recipes to Share!

Hello, October. It’s good to see you.

Beard Oil, Ten Reasons Your Guy Should Be Using It (And what you are missing out on if he’s not)

I love my man’s beard. I can’t get enough of it! And the beard oil that he uses has a lot to do with why.

Summer Carrot Soap with Mint & Lemongrass Essential Oils

What do I do with all these carrots?! Why... make soap of course! Loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, carrot soap makes a great facial cleanser and body bar said to increase collagen and fight acne, naturally! Pamper your skin and invigorate your senses with this...

12 Reasons to Grow Your Own Herbs!

There are so many reasons to decide to grow your own herbs. Expense, availability, freshness, health, and the advantages they provide in the garden are just a few of the reasons we cram as many herbs as we can into our growing space. Whether you live in the city and...

Hi, I’m Tania.

Tania, PNW from Scratch

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