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    An aromatic digestive popular thoughout Portugal, many swear that drunk at bedtime, it lulls one to sleep.

    Recipe #186034

    Green Tea will tighten pores, provide anti-aging benefits and is ideal for soothing troubled or sunburned skin. This comes from the Herb Companion Website and is added for the Comfort Cafe. This infusion should be refrigerated if not used within 3 days. Adendum: After reading up on camomile tea, I've added it to the infusion.

    Recipe #345786

    Given to me by a friend when my daughter got pneumonia, this is potent and works very well, so I had better pass it forward! A little info(gleaned from Amazing Health): Grapefruit - high in vitamin C which strengthens the immune system. Grapefruit aids the body in eliminating poisons. The rind of the grapefruit is a natural source of quinine. Orange - high in vitamin C and A. Also contains high amounts of Potassium and a large amount of Calcium and Phosphorus. Known to decrease excess mucus from the head and nose. Useful in cases of respiratory ailments, such as bronchitis, pneumonia, and also asthma, high blood pressure and rheumatism. Lemon - contains vitamin B, C, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, and Phosphorus. Lemons are a natural antiseptic, helpful in destroying harmful bacteria in infection. Because of its vitamin C content, it acts as an immune system builder. Especially beneficial to the liver, an important organ of elimination. Lemon is also beneficial because it is alkaline forming in the body. Garlic - contains vitamin B,C, Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorus. Garlic is one of the most beneficial foods for the digestive system and has a positive effect on the lymph system, aiding in the elimination of toxic waste matter in the body. it is also a cleanser of the blood. It is a natural antibiotic and therefore very useful in strengthening the immune system. Onion - contains vitamin A, Thiamine, iron, niacin, and Calcium. Onions have antiseptic qualities. They help drain mucus from the sinus cavities and loosen phlegm. They will also help destroy worms and other parasites in the body. Recommended in cases of asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, flu, and colds. Peppermint Oil - brings oxygen into the blood stream. It cleanses and strengthens the entire body.

    Recipe #285788

    5 Reviews |  By Rita~

    Escape into tranquillity and pamper yourself and give to friends that need to unwind. Epsom salts will soothe tired muscles, while gently softening the water for a luxurious bath experience. Glycerin a skin moisturizer can be found at health food stores, some drug stores, or major department stores depending on where you live. Its also available on the Internet. I used Epsom, salt but feel free to use Sea and or Kosher Salt. I made this for my DD's Bridal shower as favors. I upped the recipe to 20 pound of salts. Placed yellow and blue (wedding colors) salts in 50 wine glasses topping with plasic wrap which you can't see and then topped with satin trimmed toule held on with thank you ribbon. Optional: I also placed whole vanilla pods with some salt in a coffee grinder till fine. The aroma's are heavenly!

    Recipe #155095

    7 Reviews |  By Kim D.

    After hearing about the famous Hershey Spa and being too far away to visit there, I decided to come up with my own recipe for Chocolate Milk bath. Here it is...

    Recipe #84973

    9 Reviews |  By *Marli*

    These bath bombs make fantastic gifts - they are just dropped into a hot bath & they fizz & dissolve releasing a beautiful fragrance! Surprisingly easy to make, let your imagination run WILD & experiment with different oils & colours - I also like to add dried rose petals, dried lavender & fine glitter......the possibilities are endless! I use heart shaped moulds, friand cake tins & round Christmas baubles for moulds. Let me know your ideas! I buy the citric acid in a large bag from an Asian supermarket.

    Recipe #71301

    This ia a lovely gentle soap. I use a plastic loaf style box with a lid as a mold. The paprika is there if you want to give the soap a soft color. They also make a nice gift. You can make your own combination of fragrance and use different essential oils. I can not give you a trace time, they can differ depending on your stirring and surrounding temperatures. Work in a well ventilated area. Use an accurate scale for weighing the ingredients and please be careful when working with lye, protect yourself and your work surface, keep children away whilst making soap. A soap recipe cannot be halved or doubled without recalculating the amount of lye. You can always contact me if you need help.

    Recipe #67575

    7 Reviews |  By Rita~

    Chef #248023 inspired me to make this after I made her Recipe #256951. Shea butter is known for its cosmetic properties as a moisturizer and emollient. As well as an anti-inflammatory agent. Shea butter can be effective at treating the following conditions: fading scars, eczema, burns, rashes, acne, severely dry skin, blemishes, dark spots, skin discolorations, chapped lips, stretchmarks, wrinkles and in lessening the irritation of psoriasis. Also provides natural UV sun protection but don't rely on it as a sunscreen because it filters out only little amounts of UV rays. Shea butter absorbs rapidly into the skin without leaving a greasy feeling. It can be bought on line.

    Recipe #260941

    I buy a transparant or white liquid soap for this, it shows the honey color when made. You could also use a neutral bubble bath as a base. I now sell this at craft fairs and for the packaging I bought old fashioned glass milk bottles. If you plan to give this as a gift, save up small salad dressing bottles, that is what I used to use. My favorite fragrances for this are: patchouli with orange, jasmin, honey or lavender. The oil is good if you have a dry skin, you can half the amount or leave it out because it will reduce the bubbles, and don't forget to tie your hair up otherwise it gets greasy from the oil!

    Recipe #67804

    66 Reviews |  By Rita~

    This is very inexpensive compared to all the whiteners on the market. And is not the same as those gels on the market this has only 2 ingredients which you know and are at hand in every home. It gets your teeth & gums nice and clean. I do it once every couple weeks. A great way to remove wine, tea, coffee, & tarter stains. If you don't like the taste add a a drop of mint extract. It's is SAFE for your use and has been used for a long time. You can check this article at http://www.dentalgentlecare.com/whitening_safety.htm Take Note A recent report suggested a "possible" link between tooth whitening and oral cancer. It was based on two (only 2)case reports of patients who contracted oral cancer with none of the known risk factors. There are no new studies cited. We call this to your attention because the report got substantial media play. Interestingly, the report itself states that carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide-chemicals generated in the whitening process-AREN'T CARCINOGENS IN THE MOUTH. June 2002 2003 2004 http://educate-yourself.org/cancer/benefitsofhydrogenperozide17jul03.shtml This is no more cancerous then the fat, grilled food and processed foods people put in their bodies filled with ingredients your can't read. If you go into your cabinet and read the hydrogen peroxide bottle it states to use as an gargle and mouth rinse.

    Recipe #69525

    This is not a soap but is designed to remove in-grained dirt, leaving hands soft and lightly perfumed. (I've not tried this yet but posting it so I can find it again. Sugar quantity is a guestimate. Zaar doesn't like dried Yarrow!)

    Recipe #172570

    2 Reviews |  By JustaQT

    Hair remover and shaper!

    Recipe #91371

    Makes a great gift or party favor.

    Recipe #69998

    This is a quick, simple, and inexpesive way to freshen your home. No toxic chemicals, all natural recipe from another informative website.

    Recipe #151701

    This was always my favourite "toy" when I was growing up. You can make it into shapes of all sorts of things. I had so much fun, tint it whatever colour you like. I usually had pink as it was my favourite colour.

    Recipe #177287

    Play clay that's smooth, silky and feels really good in your hands! Easy to work with. Dries hard overnight to a pearly porcelain like finish that has a soft shimmer! Great for making gifts! Roll out and use cookie cutters (use a straw to poke a hole in the top) to make Christmas ornaments!

    Recipe #43548

    3 Reviews |  By Hadice

    This drink is my MIL alternative to tea for her sick children. It is sweet and soothing when you have a sore throat or a bad cold. But I guess you could drink it anytime. The almond flavor is what makes this drink so wonderful. Best served on a cold winter day.

    Recipe #96138

    This is great for dry skin and ezcema. Cheap and economical.

    Recipe #148278

    This is great for injuries and keeping beverages cool.

    Recipe #91931

    34 Reviews |  By karla1

    One of the soap stars was telling how she uses this as one of her secret facial routines...

    Recipe #129945

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