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Helichrysum Italicum Also known as Immortelle and Everlasting; This small shrub with clusters of very aromatic yellow flowers grows on rocky shores washed by the sea, often beaten by harsh winds and bathed by the hot Mediterranean sun. These extraordinary plants thrive where not much else will grow and can be found growing wild on the shores of France, Italy, Croatia, Greece and Morocco.   The word Helichrysum is derived from the Greek word helios meaning sun and chrysos meaning gold. This is a reference to the golden colour of many of the flowers from this botanical genus. Helichrysum has...

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Keep those bugs away, the natural way! We are health conscious. We eat healthy, grow much of our own organic food, exercise, and love to spend time outdoors. We also try our best to not put any toxic chemicals in/on our bodies, although sometimes this is a much more difficult task than it should be. Many of us lurk around the health food aisles, looking for natural alternatives to every chemical filled product that is marketed to us; Our food, drinks, vitamins, shampoos, baby products, deodorant, sun block... it's much more difficult to find chemical free versions of these products...

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What is "Castile Soap"? Often we‘re asked “what is Castile Soap” and why is it popular with certain demographics? Is it really so much better than other soaps on the store shelves? Is it worth all that extra money and what can it be used for? According to Wikipedia “Castile soap is a name used in English-speaking countries for olive oil based soap made in a style similar to that originating in the Castile region of Spain.” Our Hand Made, Vanilla-Cappuccino Castile Soaps "Castile" soap used to be made from 100% olive oil; it was mild and soft and even though our parents and grandparents liked it for its...

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It's hard not to fall for the convenience and effectiveness of the commercial toilet bowl cleaners. You have tablets you can drop in the tank, and that goose neck bottle that lets you clean right under the lip of the toilet bowl. They surely are convenient cleaning methods, but just look at all the warnings that come along with these chemical laden products, and then check out our recipe for a CHEMICAL-FREE solution at the bottom of this article. From the U.S. Department of Health and Human services and the MSDS data, here is a short list of Health Effects...

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