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Organic Salve Base Recipe – Three Ingredients and Extra Gentle

This skin-protecting salve base recipe can do it all. Need an extra gentle salve for baby? A bug balm for hiking and camping? An “ouchie salve” for scrapes, bumps, rashes, and cuts? A lip balm for chapped winter lips? A fragrant solid perfume?  This one salve base recipe can be fully customizable to make any …

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The 5 Most Sustainable Kitchen Practices You Can Put Into Place Right Now — No More Rebuying or Replacing — Plus My Top 3 Inexpensive Eco Gifts

There are a lot of opportunities to go sustainable in the kitchen.   This is one place where we can take environmentalism into our own hands by buying sustainable products that will last many years if not many lifetimes. I have spent 10 years slowly transforming my kitchen into a greener more eco-friendly space. I …

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Everyday Elderberry – 29 Uses For Elderberries And A Bonus Recipe For Fresh Elderberry Poached Pears

  I only recently started to explore the magical world of elderberries, and there is so much to learn. I wasn’t introduced to elderberries as a child and I didn’t even know about them until about ten years ago. Now that I know how amazing they are, I scan the Oregon roadside and trails for …

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All Natural Cold And Flu Buster – Garlic Plus Oregano

  Support your immune system with this All Natural Cold and Flu Buster. We all need a little support during the busy holiday season. This is the first thing I turn to when I feel a little ick coming on. I’m not a doctor but I do practice what I preach. Before you read any …

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Whitening, Remineralizing, and Detoxifying Coconut Oil Toothpaste

Making lifelong healthy choices is about more than just what you eat. I want to share this recipe for coconut oil toothpaste with you in the hopes that you will start making your own healthy coconut oil toothpaste at home. It’s easy, cost-effective, and so beneficial.   Please note that I am not a medical …

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Growing, Harvesting, and Drying Calendula Flowers – With Recipes and Suggestions for Use

Using calendula is very simple and straightforward. This beautiful flowering plant has been widely used throughout history for health, beauty, and as a seasoning or edible decoration in culinary applications. Medicinally, it has been used to aid digestion, calm aching teeth and joints, speed healing of bruises, burns, and wounds, soothe cramps, and reduce fever. …

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