How to make a natural air freshener, and assemble your own laboratory for concocting teas, salves, and syrups As a little girl I mixed up shampoos and lotions in my laboratory, trying to improve on the toiletries we had. I never came up with anything worth mentioning, but I did once get scolded for spilling my mom's shampoo all over the bathroom rug. A friend of mine told me about the "laboratory" she'd had at age 12, in which she created, among other things, the cure for AIDs. You probably won't cure any diseases with your apothecary, but you will scratch that youthful itch to create something useful out of ordinary ingredients. narfmore I'll get your mad scientist career started with a list of ingredients to start a home apothecary, with which you'll be able to make herbal teas, salves, syrups, tinctures, eye pillows, and infused oils. Starter herbs and their properties You can find these herbs online or in stores with large bulk herb selections. So, oils. Starter oils Most essential oils aren't cheap, but a little goes a long way. AND! Storage Lavender Mint Room Spray & Linen Mist Ingredients
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How to Learn to Listen to Yourself Posted in Balanced Mind and Soul | May 4, 2010 | 30 Comments This post was written by Anastasiya. Follow me on Twitter or StumbleUpon and keep your life balanced! How many times have you heard the advice “Just listen to yourself”? I must say, that I’ve heard that advice a lot of times and I have given that advice probably just as much. The idea of “listening to yourself” is really brilliant if you know how to do it. When you listen to yourself you make decisions that are right for you. If you want to learn to listen to yourself then you have two major tasks: Know yourself and Hear yourself. Know Yourself If you know who you are, what your interests are and how you feel about things in life then you can hear your inner voice. Maybe one of your parents had a dream that you would be a successful doctor and that dream became your path in life. Become mindful of everything you do. Hear Yourself Once you know yourself it is time to hear yourself. Declutter your mind. Keep it balanced!
46 smart uses for salt How many ways can you use salt? According to the Salt Institute, about 14,000! The salt website has tons of handy tips for using salt around the house, and the best of the bunch — plus my additions — are listed below. I can't think of another more versatile mineral. For thousands of years, salt (sodium chloride) has been used to preserve food and for cleaning, and people have continued to rely on it for all kinds of nifty tricks. So with its nontoxic friendliness and status as an endlessly abundant resource, let's swap out some toxic solutions for ample, innocuous, and inexpensive salt. There are a number of forms of salt produced for consumption (and by default, housekeeping!) Here are just a few of the many ways you can put salt to good use in your home: Aside from all of the alchemy that salt performs in terms of baking chemistry and food flavor, salt has a number of other great applications in the kitchen. Test egg freshness. Set poached eggs. Prevent fruits from browning. Clean teeth.
23 Ingenious Uses for White Vinegar About 10,000 years ago, ancient people discovered a product that would change lives forever. Wine had been around for a while, but after some was allowed to oxidize, vinegar was born. It became an immediate hit. The Babylonians used vinegar as a preservative, as did Ancient Greeks and Romans. Vinegar’s magic ingredient is acetic acid, which comprises about 5 percent of the finished product. White vinegar has dozens of household applications, and the best part is that it’s green. Kitchen Remedies Besides adding zest to salad dressings, white vinegar is handy for many cooking tasks. 1. 2. 3. 4. Cleaning House Vinegar can help with a variety of cleaning tasks, since the acid acts as a disinfectant and an odor neutralizer. Love This? Thanks for subscribing! 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Cleaning Clothes Vinegar works magic on upholstery and fabric, too. 12. 13. 14. 15. Outdoor Solutions Tough enough even for the outdoors, vinegar can function as a car cleaner and an organic pest remover. 16. 17. 18. 19.
8 Ways to be UBER Charismatic What did JFK, Marilyn Monroe and Hitler all have in common? They were all renowned charismatics that lit up every room they entered. You’ve most likely met one of these kinds before. The guy/girl at the party. They possess some strange quality that causes them to be liked by everyone and constantly at the center of attention. Robert Greene studied these people and detailed the methods one can use to become a charismatic in his book “The Art of Seduction.” Purpose Pick a cause, a goal, a vision and live it. Mystery Become mysterious (like Bruce Wayne) by being unpredictable. Saintliness Think Gandhi. Eloquence Speak slowly and hypnotically, with random pauses if needed. Theatricality Be larger than life. Danger/Spontaneity Radiate dangerous, rebellious sexuality. Vulnerability Have a soft side and love your followers. Magnetism Develop a piercing gaze. DO NOT COMMENT.
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