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Elderberry: The Flu Fighter

Sambuccus nigra, a. k. a. Black Elderberry, Blue Elderberry Elder was called the "country people's medicine chest."  Elder keeps viruses at bay by blocking the virus from entering the cell itself. All flu viruses have trouble with elderberry's blockades. The…

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Milling Soap: A Stove Top How-to

Soap milling, also called French Milling, is an easy traditional process for enhancing cakes or bars of soaps. Milling allows you to add a variety of healing, soothing, or cleansing ingredients, such as extra fats or oatmeal or essential oils, to your soaps. I like to make hand milled soaps to give as gifts as well as to add luxury to our daily lives.
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How to Make Dryer Sachets: Easy All Natural Housekeeping

Dryer sachets are a frugal, practical, organic alternative to commercial dryer sheets. I usually hand-sew mine because it takes less time to thread a needle and get sewing than to pull out my sewing machine. I recommend a French seam, particularly if you sew by hand, to give your seam more strength.
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