Plants Migrate, Too: On The Trail of Aloe Vera

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Some of the earliest uses of aloe vera involved the use of its sap as a powerful purgative during the 18th and 19th centuries

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11 Amazing Health Benefits of Using Baking Soda

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Baking soda can be used to remove plaque and odors from your teeth and also promotes whitening
Use baking soda for minor injuries, including insect bites, bee stings, poison ivy, splinters, and sunburn

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How to Prevent and Treat Insect Bites Without Harsh Chemicals

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Preventive measures to avoid getting bit by insects such as mosquitoes include: avoiding the outdoors at dawn and dusk—especially when sweaty—draining stagnant water sources, planting marigolds around your yard, installing bat boxes

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Ozonated Oils

olives and a bottle of olive oilDid You Know…

… that olive oil infused with ozone is a remarkable anti-bacterial ointment that not only heals serious skin disorders, but also beautifies and hydrates your skin?

What do penicillin, cookies, and popsicles have in common?  They were all discovered accidentally, as were ozonated oils, all-natural ointments that heal everything from cellulite to insect bites. Continue reading

Thyme out for Cold, Flu, and Other Organisms

thymeAnother member of the labiatae, or mint, family, thyme is an herb native to the Mediterranean basin and comes in many varieties. There is only one plant, thymus vulgaris, but the composition of the oil distilled from the plant shows variations in chemical components based on the location or region the plant grows in, despite being botanically identical. The microbial power of thyme is so powerful that some oils are safe to use in all situations, and some are not. Thymus vularis ct. linalol is the best oil for beginners to use and it is the safest to use on the skin, in baths, and on children and the elderly. Other chemotypes (ct) such as thymus vulgaris ct. thujanol, thymus vulgaris ct. thymol, Continue reading