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5 Botanicals to Boost Antioxidant Power

We all have heard that certain botanicals, herbs, etc., are antioxidant in their actions, but what actually are antioxidants? As the name implies, antioxidants are substances that are capable of co…

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Amazing Iridescent Fruit: World’s Most Intense Color?

Here's yet another item to add to your list of "Phenomenons of Nature That Seem Too Extraordinary to Be Real." Pollia condensata, sometimes called marble berry, is a wild plant that grows in forest…

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How to Dry Flowers and Botanicals

There's a crafty chemist in me who delights in mixing potions for beauty and the bath. When I stumbled upon this mad scientist contraption to distill essential oils at home I nearly fainted with yearn…

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