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Cough & Congestion Essential Oil Mix

April 8, 2016
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This unique blend of essential oils was created to help reduce the signs and symptoms of a cough and cold. To prepare, gather and mix equal parts of the below essential oils: Eucalyptus – breaks up mucous, opens up the airways and fights viral and bacterial infections. Cypress – stimulates the immune system and prevents viruses from entering cells in the airways. It also breaks up mucous and opens up the airways. Lavender – reduces airway spasms and breaks up mucous. It also has…

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Wellness

DIY Elderberry Syrup

January 24, 2013
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This immune boosting botanical is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Elderberry syrup has a long history of use in traditional European medicine and is so highly regarded that it has been called the “medicine chest of country people.”  Elderberry preparations are traditionally taken early enough to ward off a viral invasion from the start but can also be used as an effective treatment. This proven remedy is known to shorten the duration of colds to 3-4 days and is also effective against 10 different strains…

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Lifestyle

DIY Pinecone Bird Feeders

July 29, 2012
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Old-fashioned DIY pinecone bird feeders are a fun and easy craft that kids love and you probably have most of the materials on hand. Gather Pinecones (look for ones that are opened up) Smooth nut butter (Omit if anyone has a nut sensitivity or allergy) Ghee or butter Birdseed or a mixture of finely chopped nuts, seeds & dried fruit Method Tie a piece of string around the pinecone. This is a great way to re-use ribbon, twine or jute.…

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Lifestyle

DIY Terrariums

March 18, 2012
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Terrariums are wonderful, magical environments. They are fun to make and are a great opportunity for children to learn how ecosystems work. Terrariums are essentially miniature ecosystems that can sustain themselves for long periods of time, very similar to that in the real world. The glass lid creates a continuous rain cycle: Moisture evaporates from the soil and plant leaves, water gathers on the top and sides of the jars, and then it returns to the moisture-loving plants. This was a fun and educational…

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