Growing Sweet Basil: Don’t Let Good Basil Go Bad
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Do you have any experience growing sweet basil? I’ve had a lot of success in growing herbs outdoors, but growing basil has always been our most successful …

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DIY Baking Soda Toothpaste Recipe
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Several years ago we removed toxins, chemicals, GMOs and processed foods from our home. Finding replacements for health and beauty products, like a homemade baking soda toothpaste …

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A Guide To Growing Basil
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites I’m willing to bet that if you start an herb garden, growing basil (Ocimum Basilicum) will be high on your garden herbs list and one of the …

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The Versatile Mint: Peppermint Plant Uses

Add to Favorites By Kay Flowers – Peppermint plant uses are endless; this versatile mint does a lot more than make a refreshing drink. Peppermint is indispensable in my herb garden …

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Making Herb Salts and Garlic Oil: Recipes for Imperfect Harvests
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites When insects attack your growing basil or your garlic doesn’t grow to a desired size, don’t worry, you can still make delicious infused garlic oil recipes and salts with …

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Dandelion Uses from Root to Fluff
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites By Rebekah White from New Life on a Homestead – Dandelions are considered a weed by most gardeners but the list of dandelion uses runs long. We spend …

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How to Make Shea Butter Traditionally
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites Meet Yinka Adesola. Yinka lives in Nigeria, and every year she processes shea butter to sell. Growing up, she learned how to make shea butter as her …

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Harnessing Green Tea Skin Benefits in Your Soap
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites The benefits of green tea are becoming widely known. One way that we can receive green tea skin benefits is by using tea and extract in our …

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Lye Pockets in Soap: How to Save a Botched Batch
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites Lye pockets in soap can occur when a batch of soap separates. This separation can be due to overheating, insufficient mixing, or misbehavior caused by a fragrance …

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Stamping/Embossing: A New Way With Soap Designs
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites Soap designs can elevate the sophistication and beauty of even the simplest soap recipe. Imagine a classical, ivory-colored olive oil castile soap with a lace pattern, delicately …

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