Long healthy hair, we all want it at some point in time of our lives. Unfortunately, expensive products will not get you long hair, heres why. Hair is made up of proteins and amino acids.
In mid summer I decided to fill my balcony with roma tomatoes, sweet peas, and squash varieties such as the straight neck squash and butternut squash.
After my first two 5 gallon buckets, 2 bags of organic dirt, and a pack of bamboo sticks -- I couldn't believe how expensive my adventure was going to be. I had not yet invested in fertilizer! Yikes!
The summer is behind us and a new season is on the horizon -- Fall. Cold fall, rainy fall, and not so moisturizing to our skin fall. We all know this feeling. Summer is gone, but so is the intense UV rays and heat. In summer, our skins ability to protect is on high and we are in constant correction of any damage caused by too much sun exposure. During this intense UV exposure the stratum corneum, our skins outermost layer of the epidermis, tends to thicken and creates so called light calluses.
In addition to the traces of summer left behind on our skin, soon comes the transition into cooler temperatures. On top of that, the skin layer becomes thiner due to the lack of sun and low humidity.
Did someone say Elderflower Syrup?
Elderflower, one of my favorite smelling flower out there -- so sweet, fresh, and flowery. Elder, a common tree in both USA and Europe has been used in history for its medicinal purposes.
Its berries are rich in vitamin C and Potassium and the flowers are rich in A, B1, B2, B3 and vitamin C.
Dandelion who? Dandelion honey!
Dandelion honey! It's a great alternative to bee honey for us vegetarians and vegans. What can you use dandelion honey for? Coughing a lot? Sore throat has you this season? No problem, drop a teaspoon of dandelion honey in your teacup combined with hot water and or your favorite tea. Not feeling so well or feeling like a cold is coming your way?
Dandelion honey is a great remedy for these troubles. See below our delicious homemade dandelion honey. All dandelions we used are wild and picked from our garden and the meadows. I really enjoyed picking these dandelions.
Building a insect hotel is fun and educational, especially for the kids. Kids learn about different insects and what types of houses they prefer to live in. In addition, insects need nesting sites so they can lay their eggs and in return they help pollinate our fruit trees and flowers.
For example, the carpenter bee. Carpenter bees are often mistaken for a bumble bee because of their similar appearance.
The carpenter bee is an important pollinator of many open-faced flowers such as the Scarlet globe mallow, california poppy, evening primrose, and the water star grass.
The carpenter bee likes to live in holes in wood logs and dwellings.
Stinging Nettle, a plant not many are aware of is one of the greatest healing plants out there. What is so special about nettle? Nettle is that plant in the garden that you discovered accidentally when it's prickly little hairs decided to sting you. It grows like a weed in the right soil conditions, preferably where mineral rich and wet ground abounds.
Save your egg cartons for the garden! Using egg cartons to plant seeds or seedlings is a cheap and effective way to get your herbs, flowers, or plants off to great start.
Tea is consumed all over the world and are of importance to many different cultures. Drinking tea is said to bring well-being, that is, if practiced regularly. Tea helps flush out toxins from the body making it a healthy regimen.
Different varieties of tea can make us happy, sleepy, awake, calm, or help us to digest. Buying tea is easy but there are some things you should look out for when selecting the most purest and quality promising teas.