Category: natural


Are you Storing Essential Oils?

Are you Storing Essential OIls? - Essential oils are not going to be something you can reproduce. It takes pounds and pounds of raw plants to create a very little essential oil.  That said, essential oils are not the most effective long term answer because they will eventually run out.

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFPreparedness may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Let’s get the big argument against essential oils out of the way. Its a very simple one but it holds some water in terms of …

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Healing Herbs Throughout the Seasons

Healing Herbs Throughout the Seasons - Growing and sourcing healing herbs is a four seasons adventure.  While you might think that spring and summer are the only times to forage for medicinal herbs, you would be very wrong.

Growing and sourcing healing herbs is a four seasons adventure.  While you might think that spring and summer are the only times to forage for medicinal herbs, you would be very wrong. In fact, there are some wild medicines that don’t even peak until after the first frost. Now, more than ever, we are understanding …

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All-Natural Garden Pest Control Methods

All-Natural Garden Pest Control Methods - There are so many all-natural ways to keep pests out of your garden. You just have to do a little research.

For an avid gardener, there’s nothing more demoralizing than heading outside and finding that your once-beautiful plants are now puny, spotty, and covered with nibble marks. You know that if you don’t do something soon, most of your garden will die and all your hard work will be for naught. So what should you do? …

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Natural Tick Repellents and Easy Tick Control Tips

Natural Tick Repellents and Easy Tick Control Tips - This article is all about natural tick repellents and easy tick control tips. You see, chiggers are a nuisance but ticks transmit serious disease. You need to take that into account when you are dealing with things like repellent. I think you will enjoy this article and its breakdown of these natural repellents.

We all prize our time in the woods. Unfortunately we can wonder into some uncharted areas that offer our warm bodies up as a feast to the small biting creatures that live there. Its no wonder we tuck in everything we can before entering. If you have ever been attacked by chiggers than you know …

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Top 20 Foods for a Bulletproof Immune System

Top 20 Foods for a Bulletproof Immune System - This is a great article about 20 foods you can use to create a bulletproof immune system. Its a very interesting article that focuses on your health through eating the right foods. This is a very popular line of thinking and its taking many people to a new world of health. Jump on board!

What happens to you when you are too stressed, too tired, and too run down? In most cases you either rectify the problems or you get sick. Right? Well, what do you think a collapse is going to look like? Do you feel like you might be a little stressed? How about a little run …

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Fire Cider Recipe For Cold and Flu Season

Fire Cider Recipe For Cold and Flu Season - We use Fire Cider as a tonic. We have always been drawn to the flavors of its ingredients and drink small amounts daily starting in the fall and all throughout the winter months. This recipe is an inexpensive, effective way to treat or stave off colds & flus, and to break up congestion.

Image Credit: rainydaymagazine.com We use Fire Cider as a tonic. We have always been drawn to the flavors of its ingredients and drink small amounts daily starting in the fall and all throughout the winter months. Also works great as a salad dressing. This recipe is an inexpensive, effective way to treat or stave off …

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Medicinal Uses of Usnea, Old Man’s Beard

Medicinal Uses of Usnea, Old Man's Beard - Usnea has long been used therapeutically in many traditional systems including Chinese, European and Native American herbal medicine. One of the most important therapeutically active components in usnea is usnic acid, which has potent antibiotic properties.

Usnea has long been used therapeutically in many traditional systems including Chinese, European and Native American herbal medicine. One of the most important therapeutically active components in usnea is usnic acid, which has potent antibiotic properties. Click the link below to see what else this fantastic plant/lichen can do. Medicinal Uses of Usnea, Old Man’s …

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10 Unconventional Uses for Honey

10 Unconventional Uses for Honey - Honey is mostly used to put on things like toast or cereal but did you know that it goes much deeper than a yummy taste. Check out this great list of 10 unconventional uses for honey.

Ah, Honey… food for kings. I love honey and so have every nation, every era and every man and woman on earth since time began! Honey is mostly used to put on things like toast or cereal but did you know that Honey goes much deeper than a yummy taste. Over at top10lifestyles.com they have a …

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10 Surprising Uses For Diatomaceous Earth

10 Surprising Uses For Diatomaceous Earth - Diatomaceous earth’s unique structure makes it a great natural way to kill insects and pests (including intestinal parasites), gently cleanse the digestive system, and improve hair, skin, nails, and teeth. It has way more uses, but check out the 10 surprising uses in the link below and maybe start using this wonderful product more!

Diatomaceous earth is made from the fossilized remains of tiny, aquatic organisms called diatoms. Their skeletons are made of a natural substance called silica. Over a long period of time, diatoms accumulated in the sediment of rivers, streams, lakes, and oceans. Today, silica deposits are mined from these areas. Diatomaceous earth’s unique structure makes it …

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10 Potent Plants That Kill Pain Fast

10 Potent Plants That Kill Pain Fast - There is a collection of pain relievers growing in the world around us. The best part about these plants in particular is that they can be grown in your own herb garden.

If we ever do experience a full blown collapse, there will be so much pain. Not just the obvious, either. For many people a day without an Ibuprofen seems like a nightmare in and of itself. Lots of people suffer from chronic pain. What happens when all the pain medicine is gone? Do you have …

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