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Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair: A Natural Conditioner

Why use apple cider vinegar for hair? It’s a pH balancer, antibacterial, anti-fungal, detangles, removes soap and oil build up without stripping, and even helps protect against dry skin and dandruff. You’ll love this apple cider vinegar conditioning rinse I’ve been using for years!

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Activated Charcoal: What Is It and How Is It Useful?

Activated charcoal is useful in many, diverse ways. Have you heard of activated charcoal? It’s not the charcoal we use on the grill, but a powdered form of charcoal with many tiny pores. These pores absorb materials and are beneficial in the many ways listed here.

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Malabar Spinach: Benefits and How to Grow & Eat It

Malabar spinach (Basella alba [or rubra]) is a climbing vine in a class by itself. Though it’s not a true spinach, it has the same taste as regular spinach. Other common names include Vine Spinach, Red Vine Spinach, Creeping Spinach, and Ceylon Spinach.

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12 Beneficial Herbs to Help Relieve Pain Naturally

If you are putting together a home medicine chest filled with natural remedies it would be good to know about the herbs that are well known for natural pain relief. These herbs can be made into teas, tinctures, or encapsulated for easy use.

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Sustainable Alternatives To Palm Oil In Soap Making

If you don’t want to use palm oil but still want to make soap, there are some good alternatives. If you do use it we recommend sustainably-sourced palm oil that is organic and RSPO certified. Do you use palm oil, or some other alternative? What are your thoughts on the subject?

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Difference Between Bees, Wasps, and Yellow Jackets

Bees, yellow jackets, and wasps are a beneficial group of insects, but knowing their appearance and habits is important. For more information on staying safe around these insects, read this article and check out this awesome book on the subject.

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Learn How To Make Your Own Natural Wood Stains

Homemade wood stain? Yes! There are many options for naturally derived stains that are long lasting and look great. Some of them are metallic based and some are plant based. Let’s take a look at a few good examples.

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Natural Remedies for Treating Eczema Flare-Ups

The natural remedies for eczema in this article (both internal and external) can help relieve the pain and itching of the eczema rash by treating the cause of the problem, not the symptoms. Whether it’s something you’re eating, applying, or otherwise, following these suggestions should help.

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Three Healthy and Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes

Summertime calls for cookouts, long days at the pool, and refreshing summer drinks! There’s something so uplifting about sipping a sweet and tart lemonade or a glass of something fizzy. Store bought drinks are full of sugar and artificial dyes, so let’s look at 3 healthy and refreshing drinks that are simple to make at home!