How to Make Tub Flowers

Tub Flowers are a lovely and pampering way to disperse bath crystals and soaking herbs in the tub. They are also quite versatile, they make a pretty hostess favors and are charming in room scenting arrangements or nested into gift baskets to create a fragrant “flower garden” for the bath. Below are the basic steps …

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Making all Natural Cleaning Products using Essential Oils

There are many multipurpose unsung heroes in your cabinets such as Vinegar and Baking Soda. combined with various essential oils, you can easily create an all natural, economical and chemical free arsenal of cleaning products.         Air Cleaner Citrus both uplifts the spirits and dispels bad odors. Into 2 cups of distilled water, …

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Scented Gift Wrap

Scenting your wrapping paper and greeting cards adds a wonderful touch to the holidays or any gift-giving occasion. Directions: Allow an extra day before writing out your greeting card(s) or wrapping presents. Choose an occasion appropriate fragrance, use a fragrance oil blend, or use a single essential oil. Put a few drops of the fragrance onto a …

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Mother Nature’s Paint Pallet

Make your own beautiful pastel egg dyes using everyday foods and spices, a fun Easter project for kids and adults alike! Dyes can be blended to create a wide variety of colors and can also be used as a natural dye for other crafty projects Directions: 1. Hard boil eggs in water with a little white vinegar added to remove residue for egg …

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An Aromatherapy Primer

    Introduction: Aromatherapy is the use of organic compounds called essential oils to improve a person’s mood, mental state, or health. The oils are extracted from various plant parts, such as roots, seeds, leaves, and blossoms, and can be blended together. Treatment involves diffusing oil into the air, dissolving it in a bath, or …

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Medicinal Preperation for Common Herbs:

Anyone who has done some reading on herbal medicine will have noticed that the treatments are prepared in a variety of ways.  For example, teas are most often than not prepared as an infusion, barks and stems as a decoction,for  bruises and aches generally a compress is used, wounds generally take a poultice etc.  But what …

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Getting Ready for Fall…

Fall will be here soon and with it comes a plethera of good things… Beautiful  foliage, crisp apples, hay rides, holidays, invigorating temperatures and preparing to cozy into our homes for the long winter ahead. But we are also for the most part, sensitive to our environments and the changes of weather and light they …

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Some Associative Qualities of Essential Oils

Our sense of smell is one of the most powerful senses we have. Scent stimulates taste, triggers memory, promotes specific states of mind, creates direct associations to events and has a definite effect on the body with it’s ability to trigger physiological responses. Scent in varous forms has been used throughout the centuries for everything …

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Tea Time…

Many people think tea is basically a clump of boiled leaves that taste pretty good with toast and jam. Technically they would be correct… But aside from simply being a clump of leaves that happen to taste good with toast and jam, the lowly cup of tea can also prove to be extraordinarily helpful to us. This …

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A Simple Herbal

Here is a small compilation  from my note book of some common herbs and their uses as remedies*…Once again I remind you that herbs are medicine and should be treated with the same respect that one gives to prescription drugs.  Yes I know, nag, nag,  nag…  but its only because I have seen people make …

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