Baking soda air freshener for your car

Baking Soda Air Freshener for your Car

You could be experiencing an allergic reaction to your car air freshener, says Daniel Swartz, executive director of the Children’s Environmental Health Network, a nonprofit Washington, D.C.-based consumer safety organization. Conventional car fresheners contain troublesome chemicals like petroleum distillates, which can irritate or damage your lungs; phthalates, which can interfere with hormone production; and benzene compounds, which have been found to be carcinogenic.

… How to create a air freshener for your car I just took an old sock (or actually two of them) and put one inside the other and filled it up with a bit of baking soda.

Rooibos and Honeybush Tea Health Benefits

rooibos tea

I love tea. I read books about tea. I’ve taken classes in tea. And, I pour over all the tea catalogs that come in the mail as much, if not more than, the seed catalogs in the winter. Rooibos It was in one of these tea catalogs that I first discovered Rooibos tea. “Hmmm,” I […]

3 Natural Hair Treatments

3 Natural Hair Treatments

Vegetable oils are great for restoring hair vitality and for adding gloss and shine to dry hair. The health of your hair is affected by a number of factors, such as diet, stress and the environment. Many store bought shampoos, conditioners and treatments contain a myriad of chemical ingredients that can sometimes leave your hair […]

How to Make Kombucha Tea

Kombucha tea

Kombucha is a fermented tea drink that dates back to ancient times. If someone offers you Kombucha, they also will probably offer a long list of health benefits to convince you to drink it. Their claims, however, lack a substantial amount of scientific evidence. Not because the evidence isn’t there, but because little testing has […]

Chemicals Used In Dry Cleaning & Their Dangers

Chemicals Used In Dry Cleaning

Dry cleaning has been around for many decades. Dry cleaning involves cleaning clothes with an organic solvent rather than with water. Certain clothing fabrics can only be washed by dry cleaning. People don’t usually think about what kind of chemicals are being used in the process of dry cleaning. You just walk into a store, […]

The Healing Benefits of Bath Salts

Bath

The healing benefits of bath salts, both Epsom salts and Dead Sea salts, have been known for centuries. Today, Epsom salts and Dead Sea salts are a popular, natural ingredient in many home made bath salts. They both have benefits that make taking a soak in the bath not only a relaxing experience, but a […]

The best way to cook asparagus

The Best Way To Cook Asparagus

Preparing your asparagus before cooking Before washing, hold the tip of the asparagus stalk in one hand and the root end in the other. Slowly bend the stalk until it snaps near to the white end. Discard the root ends as they are very fibrous and don’t make for very good eating. Save the green […]