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Fermented Garlic and Honey

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How to Divide Herbs

How to Divide Herbs

Increase your herb garden size and harvest by learning how to divide herbs for replanting.  This simple process is a great and frugal way to get more herbs either from your own existing plot or from friends and neighbors without having to start seeds or purchase...

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Summer is often the season of abundance. This abundance applies as much to food as it does to herbal remedies. Make these flower tinctures as they bloom this summer and be ready to care for a variety of ailments in the seasons ahead. Rose to Calm Anxiety Tinctures are...

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Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

If you ask me, homemade liquid laundry detergent is the way to go. Just knowing that when I buy it from a store I'm mostly paying for water makes me cringe. This homemade soap works wonderfully cleaning my laundry, with hot or cold water. I've used it with city water,...

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