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3 Tips on How to Store Dried Herbs

3 Tips on How to Store Dried Herbs

3 Tips on How to Store Dried HerbsFrom thyme and tarragon to marjoram and mint, having a diverse collection of dried herbs is the key to a complete, well-rounded pantry. However, as your dried herb collection grows, you might find yourself running...
Natural Carrier Oils and Their Uses

Natural Carrier Oils and Their Uses

Sometimes called "base oils," organic carrier oils are simply non-animal oils (from vegetable or mineral sources) that are used to "carry" essential oils and other extracts used for therapeutic or culinary purposes. Bulk carrier oils are infused with...
Top 4 Ashwagandha Benefits for Men

Top 4 Ashwagandha Benefits for Men

Ashwagandha is an evergreen shrub with a centuries-long history of holistic medical usage in the Indian Ayurveda tradition. Today, organic ashwagandha is enjoying newfound popularity in the west, and for good reason.This ancient herb may have a posit...
Basic Body Lotion

Basic Body Lotion

This is a great basic starter lotion, feel free to experiment with scent/oil combinations. One that we like is: coconut/vanilla.1 cup of aloe vera gel1 teaspoon of lanolin oil4 teaspoon of pure vitamin E oil1/3 cup of coconut oil1/4 ounce of beeswax3...
How to Make Lavender Lotion

How to Make Lavender Lotion

This is a rather simple recipe to make a nice soothing lavender lotion from scratch, which you can then store in a cool dry place or in the refrigerator for longer storage. It has a mild scent and is great for moisturizing your skin.INGREDIENTS:1/2 c...