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Spring has sprung for me...Part 2 After 3-4 weeks of infusing the dandelions in your oil you are ready to strain your infusion. You will need:  Cheese cloth, Glass bowl, Strainer         Lay the cheese cloth over the strainer which is laying onto of the glass bowl. Pour the infusion into the cheese cloth.        Gather up the cheese cloth and start squeezing until all the oil is out of the infusion. You will be left with just the spent flowers. I put them in my compost bucket.     What you have left is a beautiful...

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Antioxidants, dandalion, Protects Bones, Skin Salves, Vitamin A, Vitamin K -

Spring has sprung for me Collecting Dandelions and infusing for this years salves.                   Dandelion (Taraxicum officinale) Dandelions are an excellent source of food and medicine and most often thought of as nothing more than a pesky weed. They are invasive and grow in every crack and crevice. Im am grateful for this. Dandelion leaves, flowers, and roots are all edible. They have a bitter flavor that can be minimized by harvesting them in the early spring or late fall.  The young leaves are more tender and less bitter, making a great addition to raw...

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Getting Ready For Spring Planning Your Garden                In the middle of winter when spring is nearing I always get, what I call the “Gardner’s Itch”             It seems every extra moment I have is spent visualizing how and what I will be planting and if any new beds will be set-up for experimenting with this year.                   This year I have taken on a REALY large project. I will be starting a brand new garden. How Exciting for me. I have planned many gardens but this one is going to be very special....

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Balm, chapped, Lips, wintertime -

Let’s Talk Lips     It’s cold. It’s dry. Your chapped lips are dry as the desert.I am such a lip balm user in the wintertime. I have my handy lip balm tubes everywhere.   I admit it! I’m a lip balm addict. I have them everywhere, all the time, no matter the season. I LOVE the stuff. I love the way it feels, the smooth silky texture as it glides across your lips.    But I need it more than ever in the winter, and I’m sure you do, too.    Some interesting facts about Lipstick (lip balm)…Did You Know:...

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Another Reason to start making your own Soap!              Last night I stayed up to watch a health report. It had to do with soap so it caught my interest. Is your soap hurting your sex drive”?  NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Triclosan is found in all kinds of products from toothpaste to deodorant to soap. The industry started using the compound about 40 years ago. But the things we use to get us clean and attractive are also responsible for killing our sex drive. What Is Triclosan? C12H7Cl3O2Triclosan, similar in its uses and mechanism...

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