Archive for January, 2007

Superbowl Party Snacks

On the Grill – Mini Pepper Poppers
mini bell peppers

You will need: (use organic when possible)

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Do It Yourself – Organic Skin Care for Oily Skin

Astringents and Toners

Astringents work best for oily skin because they remove excess oil and will temporarily tighten the skin and enlarged pores.

Natural astringents include:

  • peppermint -is refreshing and antibacterial
  • witch hazel – mild and reduces excess oil from the skin
  • sage – mild and fragrant
  • cypress essential oil – mild and helps regulate the production of oil in the skin
  • grapefruit essential oil – also mild and helps regulate the production of oil in the skin

Toners tend to be gentler and usually include natural soothing ingredients, such as:
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Organic is a Higher Standard

The other day I posted the information that I had found regarding Wal-Mart “Organics” and one of my readers, thegreenmommy, posted this great comment:

“…when articles tackle the subject of deceptive use of “organic,” it makes consumers doubt the entire organic food industry’s validity.

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Wal-Mart “Organics” – Buyer Beware!

Wal-Mart is up to their old tricks and muddying the label of Organic.

Wal-Mart Organics

Shown above – Natural Sugar is labeled as “organic” by this in-store signage at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Tomah, WI. This mislabeling was identified on January 14, 2007. This photo was taken along with many others by The Cornucopia Institute, one of the nation’s largest organic watchdog groups. See more photos.

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Garlic is Good for Your Dogs Too

Garlic isn’t only good for you but good for your dog as well.

Garlic strengthens your dog’s immune system and helps them fight harmful bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Garlic also helps their cardiovascular system and some people find that it helps keep fleas at bay.

  • Add a quarter clove of finely minced garlic per 10 pounds of dog weight to your dog’s daily diet.

Garlic Dog Treats

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Natural Facial Scrub Using Honey

Honey is a Natural Healer

Honey has been used for centuries in cultures all over the world as a natural skin healing agent. Honey contains an enzyme called glucose oxidase, that when combined with water, produces hydrogen peroxide, a mild antiseptic. In addition to the glucose oxidase enzyme, honey also contains antioxidants and *flavonoids that may function as antibacterial agents. Honey also has the ability to moisturize the skin with out making it oily.

With these properties, honey is a great natural skin cleanser and moisturizer.

Some Favorite Honey Facial Recipes

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Classic Office Prank – Newbies vs. Old-School

Along with spreading the knowledge of living naturally, I’m also a web designer at NextStudent, Inc. I’ve been working there a little over 2 months now along with a few other fellow newbies. Over the Christmas break all the old-schoolers were on vacation so we decided to have a little fun……

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