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Make Your Own Violet Leaf Lip Balm

Violets are an incredibly useful plant whose flowers and leaves are used in multiple healing remedies. Here’s how to make lip balm from violet leaves.

DIY Itchy Stix for Bug-Bite Relief

My homemade anti-itch sticks are perfect for treating the discomfort of pesky bug bites. Their easy-to-apply form makes it convenient for letting older kids self-treat.

Mint Chocolate Lip Balm

Stuff this year’s stockings with a homemade treat that will keep your lips smooth all winter long.

Coconut Honey Balm

Sooth scrapes, rashes and hot spots with this simple three-ingredient balm.

7 Unique Ways to Preserve Herbs

Overloaded with frozen and dried herbs? Use these tips for preserving the herb harvest that you can enjoy year-round.

Cayenne Salve for Pain Relief

Help sooth sore muscles and joints with a homemade pain-relieving salve made with your garden’s cayenne peppers.

Old-Fashioned Pine Tar Salve

Put a modern spin on this all-purpose skin treatment once found in your grandmother’s medicine cabinet.

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