Bad breath is usually caused by food particles left in your mouth after eating, a result of the types of foods you eat, or problems such as gum disease. Companies make billions every year off of mouthwash products that are designed to mask bad breath, but do not actually work to neutralize it. Furthermore, these …
The Truth About Most Deodorants
Most deodorants bought in the store contain aluminum. They work by clogging your pores to prevent sweating, and using strong perfumes to mask odors.
Is There a Cure?
Unfortunately, stretch marks (like most scars) cannot be magically evaporated. Because stretch marks naturally fade with time, many people are misguided by the use of creams and lotions, (believing they will provide a slow cure).
It’s summer time, your pet has suddenly started scratching, your ankles are covered in itchy bumps, and little black specks scatter everywhere when you try to love on your furry friend… You’ve been invaded by fleas! No worries, there are a variety of organic flea treatments that will rid you, and your pets of the …
Before drying any of your herbs, you should rinse them in cold water, and pat dry with paper towels. There are a number of methods for preserving herbs including air drying, sand drying, heat drying, freezing, vinegars, butters, mustards, potpourri and more!
“Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea!” The ridiculous Pepto commercial always comes to mind when I think about upsets in the digestive system. I have an incredibly sensitive stomach, and am prone to getting esophageal spasms (usually they kick up with my heartburn). These issues have prompted me to research ways to prevent, and also …
According to reports from such sources as CBS Evening News and Mercy for Animals, over the past year alone, bacterial infections have killed over 70,000 Americans. Scientists call it the new emerging health crisis and blame a large part of the increase in human infections on the aggressive use of antibiotics in the treatment of …
The Truth About Most Deodorants
Most deodorants bought in the store contain aluminum. They work by clogging your pores to prevent sweating, and using strong perfumes to mask odors. There has not been any research on the dangers of aluminum to your skin, but many have found that commercial deodorants cause irritation
Eating in Today’s Economy
The cost of basic food items seems to be on the rise, while incomes continue to fall. As a result, more of us are forced to seek out alternatives to normal eating habits. The following tips can help you eat a more budget conscious diet.
It typically costs about $2.50 or more for a 16 oz. box of pancake mix: Making your own mix, will cost around 0.58 cents per 16 oz. (dependent on where you get supplies and price fluctuations). Homemade pancake mix has a shelf life of around 8 months (dependent on storage).
Canning Fresh Green Beans
Follow the directions for canning low-acidic foods here: Canning 101.
Make sure your green beans are the freshest, crispest green beans you can find (usually local produce is fresher). Trim off the ends, and cut the beans to whatever length you prefer. Place the beans in your sterilized, pint sized, pre-heated jars …
Canning Acidic Foods
Foods such as fruits, juices, jams, jellies, spreads, salsas, tomatoes, pickles, relishes, sauces, vinegars, chutneys and condiments all fit into the acidic foods category. Depending on what you are canning, you should look for a preserving recipe for that food (we will be posting recipes soon).
As a child, I spent a great deal of time at my grandmother’s house, and I still reminisce over the winter holidays. One of my favorite holiday treats could only be had when fresh snow was falling …
Have you ever purchased heavy cream and had leftovers? It can be difficult to use all of your heavy cream before it sours, but there are other ways to put leftover cream to good use. Learn to make your own butter.
Traditional shampoo is usually full of harsh cleaners that can irritate and dry your scalp. Castile soap is made from natural vegetable oil ingredients and can be heavily diluted with water, creating a shampoo that is mild and (at about $3.59 for 16 oz.) is much more affordable than store-bought organic shampoos.
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