Making Natural Perfumes at Home

Perfume Bottle

Centuries ago all perfumes were made from natural elements such as plants; however today most commercial perfumes are made from synthetic ingredients. Since I began working with essential oils in aromatherapy I have found that I have become more and more allergic to synthetic perfumes and fragrances, perhaps my body’s way of rejecting anything that […]

Benefits of Stinging Nettles—For Food and Medicine

Stinging Nettles Pasta Dish

Taking an inventory of herbs in my cupboard recently, I realized how much we use stinging nettles. In fact, I have several ½ gallon jars full of the stuff pushed to the way back. But 1 quart jar stays in my tea cupboard because my husband drinks a cup of nettles infusion every morning. If […]

The health benefits of pomegranate juice

benefits of pomegranate juice

Known about and widely valued for literally thousands of years, the health benefits of pomegranate juice are still being discussed, tested and enjoyed to this very day. In fact, the popularity of the pomegranate and its juice indicate that the health benefits of pomegranate juice may be even more popular today than ever before. Native to and cultivated originally in the Middle East and Asia, the pomegranate and its long-living trees have spread out to Eastern Asia, Europe, Africa, and even North America and South America. The thick peel and internal white pulp membrane hold and protect the delicious arils or seed casings…

How To Tenderize Beef With Baking Soda

HOW TO TENDERIZE BEEF WITH BAKING SODA

Have you ever noticed that when you eat at a Chinese restaurant, the meat is always so soft and tender? It seems like your knife just slides through it without any effort at all. A lot of Chinese recipes recommend tenderizing beef and other meat with Baking Soda. Salt can help tenderize meat, and since […]

What Does the USDA Organic Symbol Mean?

what does the usda organic symbol mean?

Seeing the USDA organic symbol on food products shows that the food is certified to be at least ninety five percent organically grown. Businesses that claim to produce organic foods must pass strict certification inspections in order to be approved by the USDA. The USDA symbol will also be stamped upon seed packets, foods in restaurants and business’s or farmers crops that claim to grow their food in an organic manner…

Natural Cures For Insomnia

NATURAL CURES FOR INSOMNIA

Insomnia can affect anyone no mater their age, or gender. Insomnia can occur at any time during a person’s lifetime. Having a hard time getting to sleep can not only be frustrating, but can be dangerous as well. A lack of sleep can cause a person to have a diminished attention span, slower reaction time, […]

Natural Acne Cures

Natural Acne Cures

Having great skin is something everyone wants, but not everyone gets. There is a multi-billion dollar industry built around this market. Simply, many expensive creams, cleansers and astringents don’t work. You are expected to shell out all of this money for a company-manufactured product that does not give you the results you want and deserve. […]

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