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The Soul of the Rose

The Soul of the Rose

And the Soul of the Rose went into my blood”-Alfred Lord Tennyson

The gifts of nature are plentiful, but if given only a single plant to choose from to improve my skin, my mood, and my digestive health I would choose the rose. Sweet, delicate, and fragrant, rose imparts the essence of gentleness; it is the soul of the rose.

Roses have been cultivated for millennia and used not only for their beauty as an ornamental garden plant,

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Colloidal Silver For Preserving And Healing

The business of preserving has been around for thousands of years. Methods were often stumbled upon without scientific knowledge of exactly why such things as silver platters, silverware, copper pots, and clay basins prevented food from spoiling.

To consider the use of various methods of preserving, it helps to begin with an understanding of why we preserve. What is it that causes food, water, lotions, and other products to require a form of preservative to ensure they are safe and uncontaminated for longer use?

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Shea Butter In All Its Glory

Shea butter has become quite the craze and can be found in all-natural skin care products as well as those with pesky long-listed labels with chemical ingredients that seem to be counterintuitive to healing the skin. But what is it about shea butter that makes it such a popular ingredient in all-natural lotions? The answer may come by way of understanding a little more about the shea tree itself, in all its glory.

Gifting us with healing properties not only within the kernel of the shea nut,

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Structured Water – How to Get It

There is much talk lately about structured water and its health benefits for the human body (which is made up of approximately 70% water). Natural water sources, such as springs, rivers, and even wells produce this form of water; a wet water that is easily absorbed and usable by the body’s cells.

Structured water has a highly organized arrangement of its molecules, which makes it easier for the body to absorb. But with today’s water plant processing,

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Arnica – The Proof is in the Pudding

Recorded history shows the use of the arnica montana plant for healing going as far back as the 1500’s. And it’s still going strong! While researching this amazing plant, I stumbled on a book written in 1850 by the doctor, chemist and homeopathist, John Epps. The book was written as a treatise in which he shared a great deal of information on the amazing healing qualities of arnica and calendula and provided actual case studies (humans,

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Lavender – Research and the Essential Oils

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), the lovely and dainty purple plant that is a part of the mint family and the most widely and cultivated essential oil in the world, is a plant worth remembering. Although our own scientific community is slow to research all of the benefits of essential oils, there is still enough scientific data out there to indicate the power behind this plant.

With more than 100 constituents found in lavender, it is no wonder that the potential healing nature is complex and wide.

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