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9 Great Uses for Lavender

A friend of mine calls lavender the "Swiss Army Knife" of essential oils because you can use it in so many ways. I prefer to think of it as the perfect way to start and end my day. From fresh lavender…

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7 Ways to Use Herbs to Freshen Your House

Our sense of smell is one of the strongest ways we connect to our memories. Pine needles conjure up the holiday season, this-or-that soap takes you right back to Grandma’s house, wet earth suggests …

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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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Carved Pumpkin Air Freshener

We are so over commercial air fresheners and their blanket of perfumy toxins, and we’re having some serious doubts about mass-made scented candles too. But now the house smells like dogs. This autumn …

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Perfectly Natural Hostess Gifts

Here are our favorite offerings to bring along to a party or visit. We include lots of inexpensive make-it-yourself recipes for everything from luscious body butter to your own holiday potpourri, as w…

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As We All Know, Most Dogs Are Cuddly, no matter their breed.

I find the best way to get toddlers to nap is to create a routine by reading the same favorite book …