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15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality

15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality
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Make Your Own Reusable Peppermint Kitchen Wipes In case you haven’t noticed, I really LOVE making my own homemade cleaning products. ;-) It’s just so comforting to know EXACTLY what is in the products I’m spreading around my home, and I get a thrill knowing how much time and money I’m saving as well! The Environmental Protection Agency cites artificial fragrances in cleaning products as an indoor irritant and pollutant. A single fragrance can include as many as 600 petrochemicals—all within the word “fragrance” on the label. The more I learn about, and experiment with, natural cleaning products (such as baking soda, castile soap, vinegar, etc.) the more I am convinced there really is no need to buy any of the expensive brand names that line the shelves of the cleaning aisle at your grocery store. Pairing these natural cleaners with essential oils only enhances their cleaning value and leaves behind a pleasant, natural scent. Place the rags into the jar with the liquid.

50 Life Secrets and Tips Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things. Read “Zen and the Art of Happiness” by Chris Prentiss.This book will give you the knowledge and instruction to be happy at all times regardless of the circumstances.

Vanilla Uses Of Vanilla - infographic to repin / shareBackground image - © rimglow - Fotolia.com Please share this page: Google + StumbleUpon Reddit Vanilla - Background and History Vanilla is commonly assumed to be a type flavouring typically integrated into a wide assortment of desserts. The vanilla orchid is a highly popular flowering plant that is generally employed for landscaping and the mass-production of high-quality vanilla for culinary and aromatherapeutic use. Vanilla was initially an extremely valuable and rare commodity, and in its early transition from being an exotic commodity to an integral part of Western cuisine, it once held the status of being a spice, and then an herb – and then reverting yet again to the status of a spice, a status it keeps to this day. The vanilla bean is said to be among the most expensive of spices in the past, with its reputation as such enduring to this day. Vanilla - Common / Popular Uses Vanilla - Scientific Studies and Research Vanilla - Esoteric Uses

Homemade Hair Treatments - At Home DIY Hair Treatments - Womans Day - StumbleUpon Eggs, yogurt and honey are, at first glance, all components of a tasty breakfast—but they also happen to be hair treatment ingredients, and affordable, all-natural ones at that. And they're not the only ones. Did you know, for instance, that the oils in avocados more closely resemble our own skin's oils than any product in the beauty aisle does? Or that the mild acidity in lemon is an effective—and gentler—alternative to chemical-laden products? Next time your locks need a lift, save money by using one of these kitchen fixes. For All Hair Types "The [raw] egg is really the best of all worlds," says Janice Cox, author of Natural Beauty at Home. To Use: For normal hair, use the entire egg to condition hair; use egg whites only to treat oily hair; use egg yolks only to moisturize dry, brittle hair, Cox says. Photo by Shutterstock. For Dull Hair To Use: Massage 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt into damp hair and let sit for 20 minutes. For Itchy Scalp For Limp or Fine Hair For Frizzy Hair

Black Seed – ‘The Remedy For Everything But Death’ This humble, but immensely powerful seed, kills MRSA, heals the chemical weapon poisoned body, stimulates regeneration of the dying beta cells with the diabetic’s pancreas, and yet too few even know it exists. The seeds of the annual flowering plant, Nigella Sativa, have been prized for their healing properties since time immemorial. While frequently referred to among English-speaking cultures as Roman coriander, black sesame, black cumin, black caraway and onion seed, it is known today primarily as black seed, which is at the very least an accurate description of its physical appearance. The earliest record of its cultivation and use come from ancient Egypt. Many of black cumin’s traditionally ascribed health benefits have been thoroughly confirmed in the biomedical literature. Analgesic (Pain-Killing) These 22 pharmacological actions are only a subset of a far wider number of beneficial properties intrinsic to the black seed. Take turmeric, for example. Source: GreenMedInfo.com

Watermark Tee by Sweet Verbana Hello U-Create readers! I am so excited to be guest posting here today. It just so happens to be my first guest post and I'm still a little shocked that it's here at Ucreate, one of my favorite blogs! A little bit about me.. I'm from a little town called Keller, Texas. I'm a junior at Texas A&M University (whoop!). I'm working on my education degree and expect to be an elementary school teacher in just two short years. When I'm not busy studying for classes, I love to sew. I just started blogging in May and have already met all kinds of wonderful women, I hope you'll stop by and say hi too! Watermark Tee Tutorial What I love about this project is that it's completely customizable. Materials: Elmer's Blue Gel Glue (it must be the blue gel, white won't work) Fabric Dye (RIT is my tried and true brand) A white cotton Tee, Tank, Dress etc. Tutorial: If you're unfamiliar with Batiking, it's a method of dyeing fabric in which you create a design with a dye- resist. Step 1: Prepare Step 2: Design

Live Green - Spare The Grape, Save The Wine Wine recycles beautifully into many different pleasures. Learn how that leftover holiday wine can bring you joy well into the new year! Wine can still go on, even after the party's over. Even though the clock starts ticking when you pull the cork. most wines will last at least a day or two. But eventually, almost everyone will have a few glasses of unused wine. And if you've just hosted a holiday party, you probably have more than just a few glasses to deal with. It's tempting to simply pour it down the drain, but don't. Make Mulled Wine Syrup. Add it meals to boost flavor. Cook with it. Freeze it! Leftover white wine can remove red wine stains. Make Sangria. Add it to vinaigrettes and salad dressings in place of traditional vinegar. Make Vinegar. Or you could just light a fire and curl up with a big glass and someone cuddly. Want to know how to reuse the leftover wine bottle corks? Share this with Your Friends

Natural Beauty Remedies - DIY Beauty Want to banish undereye circles in the blink of an eye? Pass the parsley. It's rich in vitamin K, a nutrient that, when applied topically, reduces blood flow to the eye area—a key factor in the formation of circles, says Kansas City, Missouri—based dermatologist Audrey Kunin, MD, founder of DERMAdoctor. "Over time, the fatty layer of skin under your eyes thins out, which, in turn, makes underlying blood vessels more visible," she explains. "Their slightly bluish color is what creates the illusion of circles underneath the eyes." To fight back, try this recipe from Wohrle once a week: Brightening Eye Mask 1 small handful of fresh parsley2 Tbsp plain yogurt Place parsley and yogurt (which has a cooling and hydrating effect on skin) into a food processor.

The Importance of Drinking Rather Than Smoking Cannabis Cannabinoids can prevent cancer, reduce heart attacks by 66% and insulin dependent diabetes by 58%. Cannabis clinician Dr. William Courtney recommends drinking 4 - 8 ounces of raw flower and leaf juice from any Hemp plant, 5 mg of Cannabidiol (CBD) per kg of body weight, a salad of Hemp seed sprouts and 50 mg of THC taken in 5 daily doses. Cannabis - whether Sativa, Indica, Ruderalis, male, female, hermaphrodite, wild, bred for fiber, seeds or medicinal resin - is a vegetable with every dietary essential we can't synthesize: Essential Amino Acids, Essential Fatty Acids, Essential Cannabinoid acids and hundreds of anti-Cancer compounds. Cannabis clinician Dr. William Courtney recommends drinking 4 - 8 ounces of bud and leaf juice of any Hemp plant, 5 mg of CBD per kg of body weight, a salad of Hemp seed sprouts and 50 mg of THC daily, divided into 5 doses with an Arachadonic acid source, such as Hemp seed oil. Hemp juice has lowered blood pressure an average of 10 points within 2 hours.

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