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50 Ways to Improve Your Home

Are you are preparing your home for sale, planning to remodel, or shopping for a new home? Find out what is important in the current housing market, and make choices that add the most value and enjoyment for the money. (more…)...
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Gardening Using Trees and Shrubs with Scent in Mind

Trees and shrubs can have many different forms, for example many conifers are conical, pyramidal, or powerfully vertical. Some are prostrate and spreading. To some degree these are scented and everyone is familiar with the scent of pine, but it is only if you rub or brush against the tree, which can be a prickly...
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Quick and Easy Natural Massage Melts

Massage melts are a unique body product because they stay solid at room temperatures, but when applied directly to your skin, start to soften and melt due to body temperature. Their main purpose is to moisturize dry skin, as well as, relax and soothe tight muscles. Read more

Spring Pea Soup

Spring is pea season, and a good way to celebrate its reemergence is with a delicate, spring pea soup. Green peas are at their peak in March, April and May (and then again from August through November), so the time is right. (more…)...
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Eczema in Babies and Young Children

Infant eczema is a condition that effects many babies and young children in our contemporary society. Perhaps it is a response to our chemical laden foods and environments. The condition may present with a small itchy rash inside elbows and behind knees, or it can be a larger more intense rash. There are several ways...
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How to Brew Green Tea

When you hear folks mention Japanese tea it invariably means that they are talking about green tea. That is just scratching the surface because there are many types of green tea out there; gyokuro, sencha, macha, genmaicha, bancha, and more! (more…)...
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Physical Beauty – Care of The Hands

NO hands, as one authority on female beauty has declared, "reveal every hidden secret of the soul .... in their shape, texture and color" ? We doubt it. But they reveal themselves quickly enough as beautiful or the reverse. What is beauty of hand ? It is not so much the shape, just as in...
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Making Your Own Herbal Hair Shampoo

In 1990 I decided not to use the commercially made shampoos after reading Aubrey Hampton’s book, “Natural Organic Hair and Skin Care.” In this book Aubrey tells you how to read the label on any product that you put on your skin or hair. (more…)...
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The Truth About Cold and Flu Myths

Folklore About Curing the Common Cold and Flu Revealed as Fact or Fiction At some point when you were a child, your mother may have told you not to leave the house with a wet head. “You’ll catch a cold, the minute you walk out that door,” she would say. As children we laughed it off,...
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