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Gardener’s Hand Soak Recipe

Many gardeners love to stick their hands in the soil as they work. The feeling of soft, loamy dirt is so satisfying. The problem is this delightful practice leaves our hands feeling rough and chapped. Working with wood or working in damp, cold weather also draws the moisture out of my skin despite wearing gloves. I got tired of my nails getting brittle and chipped each year around April so I devised this simple hand soak to heal the cracks and soften my neglected fingers.
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Recycled Soap Ball Recipe

Soap Balls are easy to make from either leftover soap bits or those undersized soaps distributed in hotels or in gift baskets. I like a soap that fits comfortably in my palm and won't slip down the drain. The addition of the essential oil is not only for the lovely scent but to kill any bacteria that may be hiding in reused soaps. I recommend using one of the following antibacterial essential oils:
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Cranberry Granola Recipe

Granola is a health food favorite mixed and hot from the oven in 30 minutes. Most commercial brands are surprisingly high in fat. This recipe needs very little oil to keep the granola chewy. The cranberries help keep the urinary tract in balance as well as providing antioxidants. Golden raisins have a softer taste than black raisins which compliments the cranberry flavor nicely.
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Diaper Wipe Spray Recipe

Most commercial diaper wipes are full of questionable chemicals. This formula is gentle on the skin while offering a thorough cleaning of the diaper area. Experienced parents have seen their babies wince when they use commercial diaper wipes. This formula is wince-free for both babies and parents when used properly. This formula is also great for cleaning sticky mouths and fingers. Only spray the cleaning cloth. Do not spray directly on the skin or anywhere near the eyes, ears or mouth.
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Canine Digestive Remedy Recipe

A friend of mine had a dog who suffered from digestive problems. She tried a variety of expensive dog food brands on him with little effect. She took him to the vet to for help but was met with disappointment. Her dog just couldn't eat without getting sick. Without proper nourishment, her dog would die.
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