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Natural mosquito repellents

Natural mosquito repellents
(NaturalNews) Mosquitoes can be a nuisance when trying to enjoy the outdoors, especially if you're trying to host guests. The faint buzzing reminds us of those pesky pricks we receive when we least expect it. Soon thereafter the itching and swelling begins as our bodies react to the foreign attack. Sometimes deadly, the mosquito bite is more of a nuisance than anything. Carbon Dioxide/ Lactic Acid: When we have been exercising or working vigorously, our bodies give off more carbon dioxide. Dark Clothing: Mosquitoes are highly attracted to dark clothing. Fruity/ Flowery Fragrances: Another thing that attracts mosquitoes are certain scents. Moisture: When perspiring, mosquitoes are drawn not only to the chemicals that are released as a direct result of sweating, but also to the humidity around our body. Forget using commercial varieties of mosquito repellent. Some oils include: It is important to understand that there are several things that lower the effectiveness of repellents. 1. Related:  Medicinal Herbs

The Raw Promise™ How to make homemade soap. Homemade soap recipes. How to use essential oils . Anayennisi Aromatics - Aromatherapy Essential oils Guide How to make homemade soap.Homemade Soap Recipes from Anayennisi Aromatics. How to make Soap ...... simply :) using easy recipes. How to make homemade soap ? You can find the links explaining how to make all of the essential oil homemade soap recipes at the bottom of this page, there are many to choose from, follow the simple soapmaking instructions for each individual homemade soap. Using Simple Homemade Soap Recipes with Essential Oils and Herbs How to make homemade soap. Organic and natural,handmade soap recipes - using only olive oil as the base oil in the soap.....just click on your favourite soap recipe at the bottom of this page ..... To use soap that has been made by your own fair hand is akin to eating vegetables that you have just pulled from your veggie patch........LUSH !! A truly fabulous feeling !! How to make homemade soap? The individual homemade soap recipes that are listed below are tried and tested many times over.

How To Make Your Own Lotion Bars With all the “experimenting” I do on a daily basis trying out new homemade solutions….my hands are in and out of hot, soapy water a LOT! It seems like I’ve never used more moisturizers on my person than I have this past winter. I am CONSTANTLY slathering some greasy goo on my hands, feet, etc in an effort to alleviate the extreme dryness! The problem is….I never seem to have the lotion with me when I need it! I love my homemade moisturizing lotion…but it’s hard to keep even a small mason jar of it in a purse! So when I heard about Lotion BARS I was intrigued. What is a lotion bar you ask? Hard lotion bars are also very CONVENIENT! But I think what I like even MORE than the convenience…is the simple, natural ingredients that blend to “lock” in moisture. If you’re feeling do-it-yourselfish…Renee is sharing her simple 3-ingredient Lotion Bar recipe with us! Well, as you can see…while they’re not picture-perfect like hers…I was pretty happy with how they turned out! Ingredients:

The End of Acne - Finally! While doing research today, I came across some very interesting information that will likely put an end to acne for everyone. All you need is four key ingredients: Honey, baking soda, powdered oats and coconut oil. This article describes the role of each, with references to scientific studies, in controlling your acne. You can use this routine to help keep your skin healthy and glowing even if you do not have acne. Controlling acne is actually easy. All you have to do is keep your pores free-flowing so they can't back up with sebum and oils. First, learn how it works. How it Works: Honey is known for its antibacterial properties. The most important part of this information is the honey. The baking soda is included for its abrasive properties. Dead skin cells that can plug your pores are easily removed with baking soda. Oatmeal has long been recognized as a beneficial ingredient to skin care. The oatmeal is soothing and anti-inflammatory. The Routine: Resources: 1.

Inside Marijuana: Cannabinoid Lab-Testing for Growers and Tokers In our previous article, we explained how marijuana laboratory testing is providing us new information that helps growers and tokers get way more from marijuana than they ever imagined. At the heart of these discoveries are marijuana testing laboratories using high-tech equipment that analyzes marijuana’s quality, purity, potency and cannabinoid effects. But as a recent California NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) study points out, some marijuana testing labs aren’t producing accurate results. Fortunately, Big Buds has an inside track to one of the most-respected marijuana labs, California’s BudGenius laboratory. BudGenius is a leading innovator, especially in its proprietary method of providing information to dispensaries and patients. They even issue "bud cards" that could be traded like baseball cards, featuring potency data and scintillating photos of the kindest herb. Every active cannabinoid within the plant modifies how that plant affects you. Preview :

Beading Whitening Tooth Powder - A Homemade and Natural Brushing Option Finding a good toothpaste can be difficult. Detergents, artificial colors, and chemical sweeteners have been added to most of the commercial toothpaste on store shelves. Allow me to make this simple for you – some of those chemicals and additives that reside in store-bought toothpaste can be toxic to your health. (Check out our recent article on toxins in your toothpaste to learn more.) If you’re not already making a simple homemade toothpaste, we encourage you to consider it as a way to avoid harmful chemicals in your personal care routine. Powder on your teeth? We are currently learning more about the subject of our oral health, and have found Ramiel Nagel’s book, Cure Tooth Decay, to be an invaluable resource. In his book, Nagel recommends a simple tooth powder to use for brushing, consisting of only baking soda, sea salt, and a bit of essential oil. Our tooth powder contains only a few ingredients that can all contribute to a healthy smile and promote fresh breath. Ingredients:

19 Homemade Remedies for Headache Pain The other day the hubster came home from work with a pounding headache. He usually takes Excedrin for headache relief, but apparently that wasn’t cutting it on that particular day. He actually asked me if I would make up one of my “voodoo essential oil cures”. lol. Well, I am no expert, but my SISTER is, and I remembered her posting something on her blog, Camp Wander, about Peppermint and Lavender being effective in getting rid of headaches. So I dug through my ever-growing inventory of essential oils and found the Peppermint and Lavender and proceeded to work my “voodoo magic”. ;-) That “magic” consisted of putting a couple of teaspoons of fractionated coconut oil into a little roll-on bottle, and then adding a few drops each of the Peppermint and Lavender EO’s. I got distracted with something else after that, but about a half hour later I remembered to ask him how his head felt. Here are some MORE homemade headache remedies to try: Magnesium Take a multivitamin containing magnesium.

Inside Marijuana: Lab-Testing Opens New Territory for Growers and Consumers Ever wondered why one strain of marijuana locks you to your couch, while another strain sends your mind into a million creative directions and you jump up and exercise for two hours? Or maybe you're a grower wanting to harvest at just the right time so you get maximum payoff from your marijuana. Now you can find the answers by looking at cutting-edge marijuana research that opens up incredible potential for hydroponics marijuana growers and tokers. Where is this marijuana research data coming from? The marijuana testing industry, that’s where. The value of using scientific testing to analyze marijuana potency and quality became more obvious when I was interviewing Michael “Big Mike” Straumietis, co-founder of hydroponics manufacturer Advanced Nutrients. “We put a bunch of clones from the same mothers in a grow room and fed them different nutrient brands. The reports came from a lab that uses gas chromatography (GC) to precisely chart the amounts and ratios of THC and other cannabinoids.

Free Beading Patterns, tutorials, & Jewelry Making Instructions This resource page is home to hundreds of free projects, seed bead patterns, how-to videos and much more. Apply this information to your jewelry-making business and watch your potential grow. Instructional how-to videos on jewelry-making techniques from the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads studio. Follow along with printable step-by-step instructions. Designs use basic stringing techniques and jewelry-making staple products to create elegant designs inspired by current and upcoming trends. Over 100 jewelry-making techniques with step-by-step instructions and full color illustrations. Hundreds of free jewelry-making projects, each with printable step-by-step instructions and a complete materials list. Stay on top of the hottest styles with inspiration from Swarovski® Crystal projects, design ideas, and articles. Free patterns for seed bead enthusiasts. Create your own pattern with free seed bead graph paper. Jewelry-artists from around the world share their favorite beading projects.

Make Your Own Simple Exfoliating Body Scrub Morning Bump! Originally posted on 10/19/2011: I had a proud “Mom Moment” last week when my daughter decided to give making her own Body Scrub a try. Believe me, I don’t take credit for that girl’s incredible intelligence (well, maybe a teeny, tiny bit), but I do like to think I’ve been an example of how easy it is and how much sense it makes to make your own products for home, health and beauty. I’ve never been one to use body scrubs with any regularity. Last week we were making preparations for my son’s wedding when Britta came across the idea of making her own body scrub as a special pampering treatment before the big day. She LOVED the results! The “RECIPE” is basically a 2-to-1 ratio of sugar to coconut oil and as many drop of essential oil as you like. Put the amount of sugar you want in a jar or bowl, add 1/2 that amount of coconut oil that you have warmed up in the microwave for a few seconds to make it liquid and the lavender drops, and stir. Wow! Ingredients: Directions:

Top 100 Best Love Songs Of All Time Love songs are central to pop music. It is quite possibly the most common topic for pop songwriters. Narrowing the list down is not easy, but these are 100 of the best love songs of all time. 100. Cure - Lovesong (1989) Courtesy Fiction Records Robert Smith, leader of the pop new wave band the Cure, wrote this song as a gift to his future wife. Watch Video 98. Courtesy Columbia Kenny Loggins wrote "Danny's Song" as a gift to his brother Danny on the birth of his son Colin. Watch Video Healthy Eating Tips | Summer Tomato - Upgrade Your Healthstyle

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