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DIY Insect Repellent

DIY repellents such as these can be quite effective alternatives to their more toxic counterparts, and use essential oils to fend off mosquitoes, black flies, and more.

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Change is Good.

Why am I blathering about all of this? Quite frankly, to reassure those of you who are struggling with your growing endeavours that even seasoned gardening veterans get frustrated and need to shift direction now and then. 

Herbal Chest Salve for Flu Season

The oils I use in this chest salve have wonderful decongestant and antiviral properties, and also help you smell pretty fabulous when you're feeling sickly and gross.

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DIY: Passionflower Tincture for Anxiety and Stress Relief

Passionflower is useful in treating anxiety, insomnia, upset stomach (especially related to stress), and high blood pressure.