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Ways to make your hair grow fast

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.Stop spending hundreds of dollars on hair growth products What does this mean? This means you could very well increase your amount of quality protein and amino acids in your diet if you are looking to grow yo...
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How often should I wash my hands?

With increasing amounts of bacteria and new bacteria forming due to overpopulation, hand sanitizers are really handy. Yes, there was a time, where we didn’t have to worry about these sorts of things.We washed our hands after using the restroom, before cooking, and generally throughout the day when coming into contact with something messy but now washing hands are crucial. It can mean breakouts ...
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Lavender Production in Provence France

Lavender growing in the Provence: history of lavender cultivation, emergence of Lavandin and the distribution of individual species in lavender cultivation in Provence.Lavender and the Provence  The Provence in the sunny south of France is still the most important place of production of lavender world. Various factors must form a harmonious coexistence, so that the lavender is satisfied. ...
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Preparing Your Skincare Routine for Spring

As spring approaches, many of us are getting ready to embrace the lightness, rejuvenation, and new beginnings associated with winter's end. I recently met the owners of Opas Soap at an event in Malibu, where I was able to check out some of their wonderful, naturally sourced products in person.While the pictures and descriptions on the Opas Soap website reveal great concepts and elegant packagin...
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Handmade Pumpkin Soap

It's pumpkin season! Our beautiful pumpkins, molded out of a real pumpkin are here! Enjoy handmade custom pumpkin spiced miniature pumpkin-sized soaps. Use for decoration, Halloween Ball, party, wedding, or use it for soap. NutmegMyristica fragrans Orange Peel Citrus sinensis Clove Bud Syzygium aromaticum L. Ginger Root Zingiber officinale   Pumpkins...
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Water and its memory

For any form of life, water is of fundamental importance and plays an important role of chemical and biological processes. Biophysical aspects of water applications Water is not a simple liquid - it has strong polar hydrogen bonds, which are responsible for anomalies in the physical and chemical properties. For its Dipole characters, water represents an ideal medium for differentiated recordi...
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Big Bad Corn

Our frends at learnstuff.com asked us if we want to share their infographic with our customers, we gladly accepted. Here's the great graphic. "If you’ve ever creeped your way through a corn maze at Halloween, you know how it can grab ahold of your imagination, turning benign stalks into monsters and discarded cobs into severed limbs. It’s just a trick of the light–but take a ...
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At the Beekeeper

Meet Alfred, beekeeper in Henndorf (translated Chicken Village). Alfred has been beekeeping most of his life. While some people enjoy helping animals or working in a zoo, Alfred loves his bees. Check out a short introduction as we go behind the scenes to see what it takes to harvest honey. In the video we're surrounded by many bees with no protection or beekeeper suit. A drop of clove was given...
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Difference between Salts

The difference between Table Salt, Cooking salt, and Rock Salt. We just started carrying Rock Salt for our customers who are interested and also for conscious eaters like myself and Thomas. We have been using rock salt for a couples years now. If you are pondering what the taste is, well, it taste like salt. There is no difference in taste other than if your salt is marinated. Like our teas, ...
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Chemical of the week: Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) linked to heart disease. A chemical found in 98% of Americans has been linked by research to risk factors for heart disease. Perfluorooctanoic acid is found in many household products such as -- food packaging, paint, carpet, and nonstick cookware. Research has linked Perfluorooctanoic acid exposure to unhealthy levels of cholesterol and other risk factors such as ...
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Chemical of the week: Phenoxyethanol

Phenoxyethanol is a newer glycol used in the skincare industry. Glycols are made up of various chemicals and used in cosmetics as a anti-bacterial agent. You may see Phenoxyethanol in inks, dyes, insect repellents, and shampoo. In perfume, phenoxyethanol is used as a fixative. A study was conducted in 1988 using phenoxyethanol combined with lemon grass oil and found antibacterial activity agai...
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Our Social Future

Many of us take part in social networking on the Internet as there is no time to visit friends or take a trip with our family. We simply like to view what activities others are partaking in and wish we could be there to join them. Sadly, we are so busy working trying to stay above the water, that we have no time for normal activities. Does texting, instant messaging, email writing and so forth ...
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The control of a World

The food industry as we know it is very twisted today. Every major company has subsidiaries and by creating this monopoly results one company owning many of the worlds consumer product brands. For example, Unilever is a British company, and although we know them as the maker of Dove soap, they are also the makers of; Lipton (tea), Vaseline, PG Tips(tea), Suave, and Finesse. I've only began to t...
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Vote with your dollar

Most likely you did not escape the horrifying way our world works nowadays. Politically, economically and the ever growing cleft between the rich and the middle class. Politics is thriving on smear campaigns and childish behaviors, majority of followers are, well, just followers. Followers believe what news corporations, politicians, and the common interest groups tell them.People repeat what c...
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The Story of Cosmetics

The Story of Cosmetics, released on July 21st, 2010 at storyofcosmetics.org, examines the pervasive use of toxic chemicals in our everyday personal care products, from lipstick to baby shampoo.Produced by Free Range Studios and hosted by Annie Leonard, the seven-minute film reveals the implications for consumer and worker health and the environment, and outlines ways we can move the industry aw...

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