Essential Oils

DIY Simple Salve: An All Purpose, All Natural  Ointment and Carrier Oil

DIY Simple Salve: An All Purpose, All Natural Ointment and Carrier Oil

Learn to make this all-natural, all-purpose simple salve using just 3 ingredients. A cinch to make and perfect as an all-purpose ointment and carrier oil. You can use it as-is or add your favorite essential oils.

DIY Healing Vapor Rub for Coughs & Congestion

DIY Healing Vapor Rub for Coughs & Congestion

A nasty cough and congestion can take you down in a flash. Learn to make your own DIY healing vapor rub. It comes together quickly and it really does work!

Birch Essential Oil for Arthritis, Muscle and Joint Pain

Birch Essential Oil for Arthritis, Muscle and Joint Pain

In this article, I share our personal formula for mitigating muscle and joint aches and pains. Shelly uses it on his arthritis and it has become a real game changer for him. Using Birch and two additional essential oils, we call it “the Birch”. This stuff really works!

DIY Cold and Flu Bomb

DIY Cold and Flu Bomb

Creating a DIY cold and flu bomb is quick and easy using essential oils. Using natural remedies will be important if medicine & OTC remedies are scarce.

Make Your Own Healing Lotion Bars

Make Your Own Healing Lotion Bars

Everything you need to know to make your own DIY healing lotion bars. Step by step directions with photos and tips to ensure your success!

22 Powerful Uses of Frankincense Essential Oil

22 Powerful Uses of Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense essential oil is valued for its many healing qualities and is often referred to as the “King of Oils”. The more I use it, the more I believe in its power to kick things up a notch. Frank is one of the oils I stock for long term preparedness purposes.

Here are 22 powerful uses of this fantastic oil for health, wellness, and survival purposes.

Shields Up with Spark Naturals

Shields Up with Spark Naturals

A few weeks ago a reader and fan over on Facebook asked: “has anyone used the Shield Blend from Sparks?”  Naturally, I piped in and said “ME!”.  You might be…

Using Natures Remedies for Health and Wellness

Using Natures Remedies for Health and Wellness

Although I have always had an interest in using natural products for health and wellness, the elimination of toxic chemicals and drugs from my medicine cabinet was a slow process. …

Every Prepper Needs Coconut Oil in Their Pantry

Every Prepper Needs Coconut Oil in Their Pantry

Coconut oil is one of the healthiest oils out there, with a long shelf life, and a variety of uses beyond cooking and consumption. In this article learn what you need to know about this fantastic multi-tasker that belongs in every survival pantry.

20 All Purpose Remedies Using Essential Oils

20 All Purpose Remedies Using Essential Oils

The use of essential oils for wellness and healing seems to be catching everyone’s attention these days.  This is true not only in the prepping and homesteading world but in…

25 Ways to Use Oregano Essential Oil for Health and Wellness

25 Ways to Use Oregano Essential Oil for Health and Wellness

Five years ago, if someone were to mention the health and wellness uses for oregano essential oil, I would have looked at them cross-eyed.  Although well versed in the benefits of…

A Big Fat List of Essential Oils for Preppers

A Big Fat List of Essential Oils for Preppers

The world is a scary place.  It is not as though we are intentionally trying to live dangerously, it kind of, sort of just happens.  I am being more than…

Safety Considerations When Using Essential Oils

Safety Considerations When Using Essential Oils

When I first started writing about essential oils, I thought I knew it all.  Well not really, but I did believe I was well versed in how to use essential…

Plain Ole Salve – An Alternative to Petroleum Jelly

Plain Ole Salve – An Alternative to Petroleum Jelly

I can’t remember when petroleum jelly and Vaseline became a staple in my life.  As a young girl, I know there was always a jar in the bathroom cupboard but…

80 Amazing Uses of Melaleuca Oil for Survival

80 Amazing Uses of Melaleuca Oil for Survival

One of the most syndicated articles I have ever written was an article on the many uses of Tea Tree Oil (technically, Melaleuca Oil) for survival purposes.  I know of…

The Miracle of Peppermint Oil: 20 Practical Uses for Survival

The Miracle of Peppermint Oil: 20 Practical Uses for Survival

Peppermint essential oil is so useful that is it comes as no surprise that even folks that are not well versed in the use of essential oils will have a…