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How to Banish Headaches With Herbs, Oils

Headache Tea Pour 2 cups boiling water over 3 tablespoons dried primrose flowers and leaves. Let stand, covered, about 15 minutes. Strain and sweeten. Drink warm or hot. Use 1 heaping Tsp of dried chamomile flowers for each cup of boiling water. Steep 10 minutes. Strain and sweeten with honey. Hangover Compress: * 1 d. […]

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Oil Blend For When You Have a Cold

2 drops lavender 2 drops rosemary 2 drops eucalyptus Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! Add the essential oils to 2 teaspoons milk or cream. Pour into a warm (not hot) bath and soak for […]

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Natural Face Lift (Recipe)

Natural Face Lift Combine a handful of strawberries, a handful of grapes, 1/2 pear, 1/2 apple and 1 oz. orange juice in a blender. Apply a thin layer of honey to face, then apply fruit mixture to face. Leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Finish with a rinse of the vinegar pH […]

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Summer Scents for Your Home

By Cait Johnson, author of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air When the weather turns warm and sometimes sticky, most of our homes could use a little help smelling and feeling fresh. Clean summery scents can do a lot for us, but we don’t want to rely on plug-in air fresheners or air freshener sprays: both […]

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Greasy Skin Tonic Home Remedy

Greasy Skin Tonic 6 drops Bergamot 4 drops Lavender 100 ml water (preferably bottled spring water) Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – StarWest Botanicals! Place ingredients into a bottle, cap and shake vigorously. Shake before each use. […]

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Kitchen Sink Scrub

* 1/2 Cup Baking Soda * 1/8 Cup Vinegar * 5 drops Lemon essential oil * 5 drops Orange essential oil Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – StarWest Botanicals! Combine all ingredients Try Lime or Bergamot also. […]

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Apricot and Aloe Eye Cream

Makes 2 ounces Used on a regular basis, this rich cream will help chase away crow’s feet and laugh-crinkles. * 1 teaspoon apricot kernel oil * 1 teaspoon grated beeswax * 1/2 teaspoon aloe vera gel * 3 drops grapefruit seed essential oil * 1 vitamin E capsule Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential […]

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Mosquito Chasing Oil

Ann Lovejoy, the noted Seattle gardener, writer and organic-gardening proponent, has suggested a recipe for catnip-and-rosemary mosquito-chasing oil: * 2 cups catnip, stemmed * 1 cup rosemary, cut in 6-inch sprigs * 2 cups grapeseed oil Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the […]

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Varicose Vein Oil Recipe

Varicose Vein Oil * 2 d. Cypress oil * 2 d. Lime oil * 1 d. Lemon oil: in 20 ml Carrier Oil. Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! Massage on calves, using gentle pressure […]

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