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PUMPKINS - not just for Halloween

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PUMPKINS - not just for Halloween

Pumpkin is likely THE MOST popular fruit this time of year. I'm not talking about "pumpkin spice" either, because as I'm sure you already know, "pumpkin spice flavored everything" usually doesn't contain any actual pumpkin. That Grande Pumpkin Spice latte everyone is raving about, has FIFTY grams of sugar and over 300 calories.... and while that pumpkin spice beer I drank last week was quite tasty, it probably wasn't very good for me either! So indeed, I am talking about actual, real pumpkins, sans the spice hype. I see them popping up on many doorsteps around the neighborhood, and while...

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Natural Pest Control, Part 2: Essential Oils & the Power of Peppermint

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Natural Pest Control, Part 2: Essential Oils & the Power of Peppermint

<-- Check out PART 1: Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.) There is so much that can be said for essential oils... such a wide variety of oils, with a plethora of uses, it would be impossible to discuss them all. Many essential oils have medicinal properties and can be ingested, inhaled, or applied to the skin to aide with a number of ailments, from headaches and snoring, to soothing eczema and calming nerves. We use 30+ different essential oils in our product line. They feature in most of our bath and body products as well as our household cleaners, laundry detergents, air...

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Natural Pest Control, Part 1: Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.)

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Natural Pest Control, Part 1: Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.)

Pest control doesn't have to mean dousing our gardens with synthetic chemicals that affect our health and well being. There are many safe and inexpensive alternatives that are widely available for all types of pests. In this blog series, we will be highlighting some of the most popular, and effective, natural pest control methods! We use many of these in our own home and gardens and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Diatomaceous Earth or "D.E." is a very simple, natural product that has many uses. From filtration media to hydroponic applications, D.E. can be found...

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Synthetic fragrances, and why you should avoid them

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Synthetic fragrances, and why you should avoid them

"Fragrance" or "Parfum" is often listed as an ingredient on many bath, body and household products. From body wash to laundry detergent, most everything is scented with a combination of mystery chemicals. The companies that make these products are not required by law to list the breakdown of what makes up a "fragrance", as it can be considered a trade secret. Many of these ingredients are irritants and can trigger allergic reactions or contact dermatitis. Researchers in the U.K. found that "perfume" is the second most common cause of allergy reported at dermatology clinics. Lack of testing combined with the...

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Essential Oil Spotlight - Oregano

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Essential Oil Spotlight - Oregano

Oregano Oil - An Ancient Miracle in a bottle Oregano (Origanum vulgare) has been used for over 5,000 years by Assyrians, Greeks, Romans and many other nations that regarded it as the most important herb. They used it as food and also as medicine. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine used oregano oil to treat skin conditions, fever, and many other ailments. The oil can be used topically and internally, however only therapeutic grade oil that comes from reputable source should be used. Traditionally oil of oregano has been used for its antiseptic and antispasmodic benefits, but it’s also known as...

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