Originally posted by Neopan100
There are lots of sites for inspiration on DIY and things to upcycle..here are a few of my favorite..
I used to make handmade soap..I made a decent income doing it...I started out using Sandy Maines soap recipes...everyone LOVED them.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
Just watched the video, very cool!!
I want to make some soap with crushed walnut, or pecan shells for exfoliating. Maybe add some vanilla oil.
I wonder if peanut shells, and peanut oil are good for it too? We have endless supplies of peanut shells down here!
Originally posted by TheIrvy
It's always good to keep some liquorice root in the house. just cut off a small piece, scrape off the bark, and then chew it like you're a general chewing a cigar. It'll clean your teeth, keep your breath sweet, and if you've got a cough, it's the best cough medicine around, and is the main ingredient in a lot of pharma cough syrups.
It's also very handy if you're quitting smoking.
Therapeutic Uses, Benefits and Claims of the Licorice Root
The licorice root is used in flavoring for its sweetness. The flavor often associated with licorice is actually anise. Licorice is added as a sweetener.
The Licorice Root
The Medicinal Plant Licorice
(Glycyrrhiza glabra )
The root was often given in ancient Rome as an herbal treatment for asthma, dry cough and other diseases of the lungs.
Licorice shows promise as an herbal remedy for bronchitis and whooping cough because of its expectorant (used to loosen and expel congestion in the upper airway.) abilities. It may also stimulate mucous production and secretion in the trachea.
This herb has been shown to be soothing to irritated membranes and acts as an anti-inflammatory.
The licorice root has also been used as antacid.
Gastric ulcers are another target of this herb. Some countries have even experimented with licorice-coated aspirin to help reduce ulcers caused by aspirin use.
The licorice root also helps promote adrenal function, supports lung health, and cleanses the colon.
This herb has also been used as an herbal remedy for sore throat because of its soothing qualities.
Licorice may help combat some viruses such as hepatitis B, influenza, and HIV by naturally boosting the immune system and stimulating the production of interferon.
It has also been shown to relieve rheumatism, arthritis and low blood sugar. In addition it is used as a medicinal herb for hypothyroidism, menstrual cramps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and regulating menstruation.
Licorice has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties which explain its uses as an herbal remedy for athlete's foot, canker sores and dandruff.
Did you know that nearly all commercial deodorants contain aluminum salts, usually aluminum chlorohydrate? Manufacturers like aluminum because it effectively suppresses perspiration but the metal has a dark side once it makes its way into our body. Aluminum toxicity It has been linked to cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, and other health issues. It is especially important for women to take thought to the harmful aluminum materials in deodorant as it has been linked to breast cancer, being that the breast tissue extends up into the armpits.
Most commercial deodorants also contain parabens, which act as preservatives and stabilizers, but which like aluminum can be absorbed into the skin. Parabens mimic estrogen, and though the amounts we absorb on a daily basis might be small, over time, the accumulation can be significant.
Did you know you can make your own wonderful effective deodorant with just a few completely natural ingredients? This recipe is awesome! It’s even edible! It is frugal and very effective! Aaron & I have been using it for over two years now, and it has worked wonders. It smells wonderful, but very faint. For years I tried every natural alternative on the market without much success. It has been successfully tried by hundreds of readers! Coconut oil is an all natural oil that has wonderful anti-bacterial and immune boosting qualities. It can effectively nourish and moisturize the skin. This recipe is also very frugal, costing less than a dollar per batch.