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Why just these four? Because, from my research, they are the kings and queens of prevention for viral infections, and they are considered safe to ingest. Some essential oils, while highly anti-viral, may not be …

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20 Steps to a More Natural Life
Thu, 29/04/10 – 19:09 | No Comment
20 Steps to a More Natural Life

Adapted from The Druidry Handbook, by John Michael Greer (Red Wheel/Weiser, 2006).
1. If you can, grow your own food.
2. Buy organic, recycled, and other Earth-friendly products.
3. Set the heat ten degrees cooler and …

10 Keys to Active Mastery – Deepak Chopra
Thu, 29/04/10 – 18:33 | 2 Comments
10 Keys to Active Mastery – Deepak Chopra

Adapted from The Essential Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2007).
According to Deepak Chopra, the most meaningful thing you can live for is to reach your full potential. To help you …

Strapless Striped Dress – Recycled Wonder
Thu, 29/04/10 – 11:05 | No Comment
Strapless Striped Dress – Recycled Wonder

Strapless striped dress! found it in the middle of winter at thrift store and had to wait four months until i could wear it around! The knit sweater is one my friend was throwing out.
–MC
Post …

Peppermint Castile Soap Insect Spray
Tue, 27/04/10 – 17:03 | 2 Comments
Peppermint Castile Soap Insect Spray

From the new card deck, Eco-Clean Deck, 50 Recipes for Nontoxic Household Cleaners, by Annie B. Bond
For most garden pests you don’t need much more than soap to kill pests, but make sure not to …

Rhubarb, Strawberry, and Mango Compote
Tue, 27/04/10 – 15:02 | No Comment
Rhubarb, Strawberry, and Mango Compote

It seems that every spring when rhubarb makes its entry into the marketplace, or grows in our gardens and woods, we need to stop and take notice. I swear that rhubarb has some nutrient that …

Feng Shui Your Attic and Basement – How-to
Tue, 27/04/10 – 13:42 | One Comment
Feng Shui Your Attic and Basement – How-to

What’s up and down comes around, or so Nancy SantoPietro discusses in her informative book Feng Shui and Health, The Anatomy of a Home.
Reading SantoPietro’s take on the Feng Shui of the attic and basement …

$15 Prom Dress! Pretty Reuse
Tue, 27/04/10 – 8:44 | 4 Comments
$15 Prom Dress! Pretty Reuse

AAH yes $15 dollar prom dress. Fundraiser for the homeless shelter was selling used prom dresses. Pretty in pink with money in the pocket! — Mattie Rush
Send in your reuse/recycled winners! usercontent [at] greenchicafe [dot] …

Fashionable Recyclables!
Mon, 26/04/10 – 11:15 | No Comment
Fashionable Recyclables!

Recycled finds are everywhere! Here is one of my favorites: thrift store finds! A shirt made from old dresses. I am reusing resources and ready for spring! We want to see your recycled finds too!
–Mattie …

Under Eye Bags DIY – 3 Secret Fixes
Sun, 25/04/10 – 18:33 | One Comment
Under Eye Bags DIY – 3 Secret Fixes

Big dark circles under one’s eyes make one look stressed and exhausted. Who wants that? Not many of us, yet sometimes with these are inescapable given life’s vicissitudes.
Before I give you some quick, on-the-spot help, …

Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream DIY
Sun, 25/04/10 – 17:34 | 5 Comments
Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream DIY

Did you know that there aren’t any oil glands in the skin around the eyes? This is why it tends to dehydrate, especially as we age, and is prone to wrinkles. Eye creams are designed …