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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Organic Recycled Papers Are Gentler and Safer for Your Health and the Earth

Petro-chemicals have found their way into every aspect of our modern daily life. Manufacturers include chemicals in the processing of every modern product known to mankind. No product is exempt from the use of toxic chemicals. One of those items is an everyday product that people spend a significant amount of money on; paper products. People use toilet paper and paper towels everyday and never stop to think about the process involved with making these products. It may seem mundane and less important than eating organic foods and using organic cosmetics, but the truth is that there is a significant amount of toxic petro-chemicals used in the manufacturing of these paper products. In addition to cutting down trees and processing these papers through a pulp and paper mill, petro-chemicals and chlorine are also used in the processing. Chlorine is used in the bleaching process to make the papers white. Fragrance is used to make the papers smell clean and pretty.

The result is a toxic witch's brew that pollutes the air, the groundwater, and the soil, and creates a serious problem for people who suffer from asthma, chemical sensitivity, and allergies. Cheap equals very low quality and highly toxic. The best thing you can do for your family's health is invest a little money and purchase paper products that contain 100% recycled post-consumer waste and contain zero chlorine, fragrance, or harmful synthetic dyes. The paper may be brown or dull in appearance, but you're getting a paper that is soft and gentle, is completely free of chemicals, leaves a gentle footprint on the earth, and is safer for your lungs and your health.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

These Are Some of My Favorite Healing Medicinal Herbs

When it comes to beauty, wellness, and survival, there are a few wonderful herbs that I swear by and highly recommend.  My favorite herbs are peppermint, spearmint, lavender, dandelion, parsley, sandalwood, and cinnamon.  There are many others that I love and help me with many aspects of life and health, but these are my favorites.  The day I discovered natural medicine and organic beauty was a real blessing.  I've always had a special affinity for Mother Nature's plant kingdom, but learning what vital profound healing benefits I could enjoy with herbs was very special to me and uplifted my Spirits.  Peppermint and spearmint are wonderful healing energizing aromatic herbs.  They're very healing for indigestion, an irritated sore throat, and cooling the soles of my feet on an oppressively hot day.   

Lavender is a very potent healing herb.  It can be used for beauty, a lovely herb and flower garden, and it can be used for healing burns and other ailments.  Lavender is very soothing to the skin and can help to heal and rebuild skin cells.  Dandelion adds a very healing medicinal touch to green salads and acts as a healing diuretic.  Parsley is beautiful, can add a lovely touch to a meal, and helps with overall healing to various internal organs in the body.  Sandalwood oil is very soothing, calming, and cooling.  It creates wonderful healing aromatherapy.  Cinnamon is wonderful for soothing and calming and helps to stimulate the appetite when I'm not feeling well.  When you develop a healthy relationship with Mother Nature, she will be a caring loving supportive dear friend.  Which are your favorite herbs?

Natural Herbal Insect and Critter Repellent

Summer would not be complete without the nasty annoying bugs to ruin your day. It never fails. As soon as the days get hotter and longer, every insect known to man flies in your face and becomes very uncomfortable. The natural inclination is to grab a bottle of bug spray and destroy the insect before it gets in your face. The problem is that all those bug sprays contain DEET and a plethora of other toxic carcinogenic petro-chemicals that can make you sick and destroy your health. They're also terrible for the environment. The spray may keep the bugs away, but at the cost of destroying your health, it's better to use natural earth-friendly herbal products.

Citronella, peppermint, cedar, sandalwood, spearmint, tea tree, pennyroyal, eucalyptus, Jojoba, and olive oil are a wonderful combination of essential oils that will help keep the bugs away and protect your health and the environment at the same time. Whatever critters annoy your day – ants, mosquitoes, noseeums, gnats, and others – you can use these pure organic essential oils to protect your skin and keep the nasty buggers away and keep them at bay. Borax is another effective natural non-toxic repellent that is very effective in protecting your environment from red ants, roaches, and another annoying destructive critters. Put a few drops of pure peppermint essential oil and some fresh natural rosemary twigs and leaves in various parts of your home and the ants will leave you alone. If you use common sense, nature can be your healthy best friend!