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I am experimenting with different varieties of handmade soap and I love orange flavor, and recently made some citrus soap bars. They turned out great, so wanted to share this variation using the base of gentle olive oil soap with beeswax. I call it Beeswax Citrus Soap. Beeswax softens and protects skin from environmental elements and is […]Read more »
Nourish skin with a combination of beeswax and various body butters rich in fatty acids in this homemade Solid Lotion Bar recipe. Modern beekeepers commonly wonder what to do with all the beeswax their hives produce. Thankfully, the possibilities are endless, from holistic and decorative uses to various homemade health and beauty products. Learn how […]Read more »
If you have some extra honey and you are looking to try something new this winter, why not try making a batch of mead? Mead is a delicious wine made with honey. Depending on what recipe you use, it can be sweet, dry, sparkling, or flavored with fruit and spices. Making Mead: The Ingredients You […]Read more »
Bee stings can be deadly if a person is allergic to the venom. If you or a family member is allergic to bee stings and gets stung, remove the stinger and seek emergency medical attention right away. Do not rely on a natural bee sting treatment alone. Use an EpiPen (epinephrine auto-injector) if you have one. Any […]Read more »
In my opinion, there is nothing more olde-kitchen, Americana, hearth and home than a pie. Some of my favorite pies are what I like to call “Humble Pies”. And not in the sense of the proverbial gesture to be more unpretentious. But more in the sense of humble ingredients. Things you have on hand, in […]Read more »
Pumpkin Custard 1 cup milk 1 package (8 ounces) light cream cheese, softened 1⁄2 cup brown sugar 1⁄4 cup honey 2 eggs 1 cup pumpkin 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon cinnamon Whipped cream, optional Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 6 ramekins or custard cups; set aside. In a saucepan, combine milk, cream […]Read more »
1 ¼ cup coconut oil ¾ cup cocoa powder 4 tbsp honey 3 tsp vanilla extract ¾ cup nut butter (we used peanut butter) salt to taste Line a muffin tin or mini-muffin tin with paper cupcake liners and set aside. In a saucepan, heat 1 cup of coconut oil over low heat until melted. […]Read more »
This is a super delicious apple butter that is easy to make, and you don’t have to stand over the stove and stir for hours. MAIN ARTICLE: Save Money by Canning Food at Home Honey Apple Butter Recipe 12 cups peeled, cored and sliced apples (I really like the McIntosh and Gala apples for apple […]Read more »
Household Uses for Honey Shared from MOTHER EARTH LIVING The sweet nectar of honey is a treasured food for many. And while it tastes great, many also know that it has a seemingly endless list of medicinal benefits, including relieving coughs, soothing burns, treating cuts and much more. Use this wonderful tool to effectively heal […]Read more »
Christmas shopping just got easier after making a batch of my lavender honey-scented body butter. Easy to whip up in a couple of hours, this body butter is a smooth emollient welcome on winter parched skin. And what better way to put to use the beeswax & honey that I gathered from the hive this summer? […]Read more »