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Wear your herbs: Basil

When I say “basil”, do you think “pesto”? Pesto made with sweet basil happens to be my enduring obsession, but with over 50 different varieties (possibly as many as 150!) distributed around the world, basil is about much, much more.

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Surviving the change of season

Change of season is a time many people get sick, so it’s a good idea to keep a couple go-to remedies on hand. Calendula and St. Johnswort are helpful for many different complaints, including cold and flu...

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DIY Antioxidant Face Mask

Masks and scrubs made with antioxidant-rich fruit and veggies can help give you a brighter, smoother complexion. It's quick and easy to do, and uses ingredients you probably already have on hand.

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Seaweed baths for body and mind

Seaweed has a long history of being used in the bath for relief from muscle and joint pains. And bonus, it makes skin really soft...

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Soothing Lettuce face mask recipe

A lettuce face mask restores skin’s natural pH, smooths rough skin, and can help heal pimples. Any lettuce will do, but it’s a bit more thrilling using lettuce you’ve picked from your own garden 🙂

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