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Essential Oil Spotlight - Helichrysum Italicum

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Essential Oil Spotlight - Helichrysum Italicum

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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D.I.Y. BEAN SPROUTS! - Delicious and full of vitamins, beans are easy to sprout at home!

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D.I.Y. BEAN SPROUTS! - Delicious and full of vitamins, beans are easy to sprout at home!

If you're like me, you love bean sprouts! I use them fresh in salads, or throw them in for some added crunch in cooked dishes like home made soup, or couscous. Lately I have been sprouting my own at home from various types of beans, and it's been such a simple and fun process that I thought I better share with everyone. Bean sprouts are quite the magical little treat, full of protein and vitamins, the bean sprout is actually MORE nutritious than the original bean it sprouted from! There are many benefits to bean sprouts; they have a very...

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French Lavender Foaming Soap Review by Mama Moose

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French Lavender Foaming Soap Review by Mama Moose

Recently we had the privilege of having some products reviewed by Mama Moose, over at MamaMoosecontests.com. Take a look at part 1 of a 4 part review series, in which Mama Moose highlights our French Lavender Foaming Soap!   So I’ve already told you how amazing Penny Lane Organics is; so let me tell you all about the first product I decided to try was their Lavender Foam Soap! The first thing I noticed and loved was the SIZE! This bottle is a HUGE 550ML!!!  I was so excited to try this, I actually ran to our bathroom and went to wash my hands....

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RECIPE: Delicious Garlic scape Pesto

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RECIPE: Delicious Garlic scape Pesto

Garlic scapes are the stalks and flower buds of the garlic plant. Many farmers remove these "flower stalks" in the spring time to send more of the plants energy to the garlic bulb. Often times the scapes are simply discarded, although they ARE edible and can make an absolutely fantastic pesto! Everything you need for garlic scape pesto. So here is a simple and heavenly recipe to get the most out of those garlic scapes: INGREDIENTS: 1 lb  fresh garlic scapes 1 1/2 cups of grated Parmesan cheese 1 cup of walnuts 1 cup extra virgin olive oil juice of...

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DIY Natural Mosquito Repellent Recipe!

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DIY Natural Mosquito Repellent Recipe!

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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