.5 oz jojoba oil (or other carrier oil like olive oil)
1oz white vinegar
1 oz Aloe Juice
Instructions: Mix the oils together first. Then add all other ingredients. Place the solution in an atomizer to create a spray. Spray liberally on clothes or pets (cats may not like the smell). Make sure you shake vigorously before each use.
Avoid the eyes, safe for use on children 2 and up, do not ingest.
***Almost all essential oils are too potent for direct application to the skin. They should be diluted 10-15 drops essential oil to 1 ounce carrier oils. Exceptions to this rule are Lavender, Rose and Tea Tree Essential Oils.***
“A member of the panel of the BBC’s admirable Gardeners Question Time programme, speaking of identifying small creatures in the garden, said that as a lad he was told: ‘If it moves slowly enough, step on it; if it doesn’t, leave it — it’ll probably kill something else” excerpt from Old Wives’ Lore for Gardeners by Maureen & Bridget Boland (page 36)
We all may have indulged a little too much this holiday and as it is the start of a new year, many of you may be starting a new diet or other healthy eating resolution. Which is all well and good, but don’t forget to reward yourself for your good work, or even just the good effort as it may be.
Here are a few very good reasons to keep Chocolate in your diet plan!
Chocolate increases endorphins
Chocolate contains polyphenol antioxidants, magnesium and pre-biotics.
Cocoa flavinoids relax the blood vessels and inhibit an enzyme which causes inflammation.
Dark chocolate contains 53.5mg of catechins per 100 mg.
“Chocolate of good quality… calms the fever, nourishes the patient and tends to restore him to health”. Francis Joseph Victor Broussais, celebrated French physician (1772-1836)
Here is one of Margi’s recipes for those cold snowy winter days!
Dandelion can be used for so many things and if you forgot to harvest them during the spring and summer you are in luck. With the weather being as crazy warm as it has been the plants are tenacious and are starting to grow again thinking it is springtime!
Dandelions aren’t just weeds that ravage your nice green grass. Dandelions are a beautiful herb, which have great health benefits.
*Cardio vascular health
*Liver health and detox
These are just some of the many uses for Dandelion.
All parts of the plant can be used, the root, the leaf, the flower.
Many people incorporate the leaves in a salad for their fabulous diuretic and nutritive properties.