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6 Reasons why we love Shea Butter

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6 Reasons why we love Shea Butter

Shea Butter is a wonderful, natural substance that is not only great for your skin, but also has many additional health benefits and healing properties. Shea butter is completely edible and commonly used as a cooking oil in some countries. It has been harvested for centuries in Africa, for a wide range of uses from cooking, to medicinal applications. It was especially known for it's gentle properties as a skin treatment for infants. Here are just some of the many known benefits of Shea butter: Penny Lane Organics Shea Butter - 100% Pure, natural, raw, traditional & hand-made!   1....

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Butternut Bisque / Squash Soup Recipe

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Butternut Bisque / Squash Soup Recipe

This is a very simple "bisque" style soup, that ALWAYS goes over well at dinner parties. I've had multiple friends who "hate squash" devour this soup while in complete shock that their taste buds agree with *gasp* SQUASH! ... This recipe is truly one that will have the naysayers re-considering their feelings for squash. You can use just about any variety of squash, as well as pumpkin for this recipe, but I find that butternut is the best squash to start with. It's easy to love it's naturally sweet flesh, and requires minimal seasoning, but can be fancied up as...

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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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