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Elderflower Water for Acne

This is good for blemished skin You will need the following; * 1 large handfull of elderflowers * 2 cups (16fl oz.) boiling water 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! Rinse the elderflowers, then put […]

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Oil Blend for Cuts and Wounds

Bathe the area with warm water to which you have added the following: * Lavender 5 drops * Tea Tree 2 drops Use this mixture for every 2 cups of water Put 3 drops of lavender on a piece of gauze and place it over the cut. Renew it twice a day and expose the […]

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Immune A-Go-Go Soup

serves 6-8 Good enough for dinner any night, this soup is of special benefit for those in the midst of chemotherapy or radiation treatments. Variations on this soup are a regular part of my anti-cancer lifestyle. * 2 cups beet roots or tops, sliced (parsnips are great too) * 2 cups water (spring water or […]

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Essential Oils and Hair Growth

Hair growth. A subject that is near and dear to the hearts of many. If you’ve never been one with fine hair or watched your once thick tresses dwindle in number you may never understand the feelings of dread and frustration that can accompany the loss of your hair. Growing up my mom always told […]

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Help for Mildew on Shower Curtains

You can get mildew proof cotton curtains.You can take down the curtain you have periodically and throw it in the washer with detergent or borax or baking soda or vinegar. Let it dry in the sun and rehang. Close the curtain after each shower to help prevent mildew. Or wash with 1/2 cup soap and […]

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Essential Oil Massage Bars

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! Cocoa butter has a delicious chocolate scent. If you prefer, substitute shea butter or mango butter for the cocoa butter. * 3 ounces beeswax * 3 ounces apricot or […]

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Soothing Aftershave

This easy to make aftershave is sure to soothe any man’s skin. Give him a personalized gift from the heart. We are sure it will become his favorite. Ingredients: * 3 tablespoons witch hazel * 5 tablespoons cider vinegar * 5 tablespoons orange flower water * 15 drops bergamot essential/fragrance oil * 10 drops lemon […]

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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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Helichrysum and Bruises

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! The essential oil Helichrysum applied to new bruises will usually prevent them from forming. The oil is known to prevent swelling and discoloration. Dilute for use on skin   […]

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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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