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10 Creative Houseplant Containers

Adapted from Panty Hose, Hot Peppers, Tea Bags, and More–for the Garden by Yankee Magazine (Rodale Press, 2005). Since ancient times, people have brought live plants into their homes to add beauty, color, and fragrance. These days indoor plant pots have become an interior design statement that can be exorbitantly expensive, if gorgeous. But sometimes […]

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Homemade Non-Toxic Paint Recipes for Little Ones

Kids love to paint and be creative. But, parents worry about the mess, fuss and their kids deciding to eat the paint. You can rest easy with a recipe for non-toxic paint. When it’s time for the kids to do some activities, don’t be afraid to introduce them to the art of painting. Finger painting […]

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How to Freeze Fruits and Vegetables

Fresh fruits and vegetables have more nutrition than canned. But, many don’t buy them because they spoil before you have time to use them. Here are some tips for freezing foods to enjoy later. Fresh produce has its season throughout the year. But, many like to enjoy their favorite fruits and vegetables when they are […]

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Summer Scents for Your Home

By Cait Johnson, author of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air When the weather turns warm and sometimes sticky, most of our homes could use a little help smelling and feeling fresh. Clean summery scents can do a lot for us, but we don’t want to rely on plug-in air fresheners or air freshener sprays: both […]

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Kitchen Sink Scrub

* 1/2 Cup Baking Soda * 1/8 Cup Vinegar * 5 drops Lemon essential oil * 5 drops Orange essential oil Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – StarWest Botanicals! Combine all ingredients Try Lime or Bergamot also. […]

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Mosquito Chasing Oil

Ann Lovejoy, the noted Seattle gardener, writer and organic-gardening proponent, has suggested a recipe for catnip-and-rosemary mosquito-chasing oil: * 2 cups catnip, stemmed * 1 cup rosemary, cut in 6-inch sprigs * 2 cups grapeseed oil Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the […]

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Homemade Surface and Glass Cleaner

* 1 cup white vinegar * 1 cup water * 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol * 10 drops lemon eo * 10 drops rosemary eo * 5 drops peppermint eo Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – StarWest Botanicals! […]

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7 Common Items with Crazy Uses

You might want to take another look at some common items in your home – they may have a crazy or unusual use that you’ve never thought of before! Here are seven common items with uses that may surprise you! 1. Lemons * Deodorizing: Rubbing half a lemon or a lemon slice under your arms […]

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Five Simple Home Remedies for the Yard and Garden

Adapted from A Year on The Garden Path, by Carolyn Herriot So often the home garden pest control remedies work as well or better than the chemical counterparts, and with the added bonus that with these formulas made of kitchen cupboard ingredients, you don’t need to worry about poisoning yourself, your pets, or your garden! […]

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Kitchen Sink Scrub Recipe

* 1/2 Cup Baking Soda * 1/8 Cup Vinegar * 5 drops Lemon essential oil * 5 drops Orange essential oil Combine all ingredients. Try Lime or Bergamot also. Daily Aromatherapy Tip brought to you by AromaThyme Free PDF Health Ebook…Remedies4.com!

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