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Soothing After Sun Balm For Sunburned Skin

Homemade After Sun Lotion Recipe

Even if you don’t have a sunburn, this after sun lotion recipe is a summer necessity to re-hydrate and soothe sun-kissed skin. Apply it after a good scrub in the shower to remove sunscreen residue. Slather on this balm and your skin will drink in the oils and butters, dealing with sun damaged skin while you sleep. Related: treat a …

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How To Make A Bean Tent Scarlett Runner

How to Make a Whimsical Bean Tent

Creating a bean tent in the garden is a magical place to teach children about gardening, growing food, and harvesting. …

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Dandelion Tea For Health

The Surprising Superfood From Your Backyard: Dandelions

Dandelions are a Superfood? Those bright yellow weeds that pop up in the lawn? Yes, that’s what we are talking …

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Watermelon Peach Banana Healthy Vegan Ice Cream Recipe

Sunshine in a Bowl: Watermelon Peach Banana Vegan Ice Cream

***Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a giveaway!!**** Healthy ice cream! Healthy, no sugar added, dairy-free, vegan, …

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Protect You Garden And Yourself From Over Heating

Beating the Heat: Protect Your Plants From Heat Stress

Hot weather can be hard on your plants. Just like us they need special care in extreme heat. Even with …

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Natural After Bite Recipe That Works

Insect Bite Roll On Remedy

This insect bite roll-on is great to have on hand when you least expect that you’ll get attacked by mosquitoes, flies, …

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All Natural Sunscreen Lip Balm Recipe1

Sunscreen Lip Balm Recipe

Before you head out in the sun do you make sure that you cover your skin with sunscreen? What about …

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  • Make These Concrete Planters Using Your Recyling Bin

    How to Make Concrete Planters

    These DIY concrete garden planters are simple to make in just a weekend and with materials you may already have around the house. They look modern with unique shapes that come straight from the recycling bin! I made these planters many years ago, and have …

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  • Chocolate Mint Lip Balm

    Ultra Rich Chocolate Mint Lip Balm

    A rich treat for your lips, without all of those pesky calories! Check out my recipe for Chocolate Mint Lip Balm on the My Own Ideas blog.

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  • Flower Print

    Flower Pounding: Printing Fabric with Natural Elements

    What better way to preserve the beauty of summer blooms than by pounding them with a rock onto fabric? I know that’s the first thing I think of when looking at a gorgeous flower. “Hey, I think I’ll smash this with a rock.” OK, I …

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  • How to grow herbs in containers

    Grow Your Own Perennial Herb Container Garden

    For years now I have been growing my garden herbs in containers just down the deck stairs from the kitchen.  While a few changes are made each year, the foundation of this garden is perennial herbs. The garden will continue to produce for much of …

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  • Easy DIY Citronella Candles In Cans

    How to Make Citronella Candles

    If your favourite thing in the summer is warm nights outside then likely one of your least favourite is getting eaten alive by mosquitoes. Making citronella candles in cans is a great recycling project that is inexpensive and effective much like the Soy Beeswax Jar Candles I …

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  • Blackberry Cordial

    Wild Blackberry Cordial

    The other day I read about elderberry cordial, which is essentially a non-alcoholic fruit syrup that is delicious when added to sparkling water.  Since there are tons of wild blackberries available around the area (as previously mentioned when I made my blackberry jam),  I thought …

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