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Susan Katchur

Website Owner and Designer. Writer. Teach Soap Making, Health and Skin Care Tips. Amateur Astronomer. Love Kids and Pets.

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Borax Facts - Making Homemade Soap

Borax is a natural, white powder, mineral of colorless crystals that dissolve in water easily. It was discovered in the dry lake beds of Tibet. Its chemical formula, Na2B407-10H2O, is a combination .
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Avocado Oil - Making Homemade Soap

Avocado Oil, Persea Gratissima, is cold pressed from the pulp of the avocado fruit. It is relatively thick with a light, nutty, earthy aroma. It is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B5, D, E with ..
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Benefits of Lemon Juice - Homemade Skin Care

Discover the health benefits of lemon juice! Lemons are small, oval-shaped, yellow fruit grown on the Citrus Limonium, evergreen, tree. Lemon juice contains citric acid giving it a very sour, tart, ..
(June 21, 2012)
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Benefits of Lemon - Inside and Out!

The benefits of lemon are numerous! Lemons are small yellow, oval-shaped, fruit grown on the evergreen tree, Citrus limonium. They are low in calories and rich in nutrients. They have the benefits ..
(June 19, 2012)
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Health Benefits of Avocado - Homemade Skin Care

There are numerous health benefits of avocado! This fruit has a green skin, rough texture and is shaped like a pear. It's known as the “alligator pear". Although there are over eighty ..
(June 05, 2012)
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Coconut Oil Benefits -- Making Homemade Soap

The coconut oil benefits are numerous! Many use it for making homemade soap since its properties are outstanding. What can it do for your homemade soap? It adds a rich, creamy, texture and generates .
(June 01, 2012)
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Do You Know the Health Benefits of Blueberries?

The health benefits of blueberries are numerous! Blueberries are a small round, sweet tasting, fruit with a blue color. They contain the benefits of vitamins A, C, E and B complex. They have fiber ..
(May 18, 2012)
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Do You Know the Health Benefits of Apples?

There are numerous health benefits of apples. Apples benefit the body inside and out! They can reduce the risks of serious health conditions and maintain natural, healthy, glowing skin. There are ..
(May 10, 2012)
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All About Grapefruit Seed Oil!

Grapefruit seed oil is an acidic liquid citrus oil derived from the seeds, pulp and white membranes of grapefruit. It is also known as grapefruit seed extract or GSE. It is found in commercial and ..
(May 03, 2012)
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Orange Oil - Homemade Skin Care and More

Orange oil is a yellow-orange liquid with a tangy, fruity, aroma. It is extracted from the rind, (peel or skin), of oranges by steam distillation or a cold process method. It is a highly ..
(April 20, 2012)
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Peppermint Essential Oil - Body, Skin, Hair and Scalp

Peppermint essential oil has healthy benefits for the body, skin and hair. Peppermint oil is extracted, by steam distillation, from leaves of the Mentha pipertita herb. This hybrid herb is a cross ..
(April 07, 2012)
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Citronella Oil - People and Pets

Citronella oil is extracted from fresh or partially dried leaves of citronella grass, Cymbopogan Nardus and Cymbopogan Winterianus . Citronella grass is native to India and tropical Asia. It's a tall .
(March 29, 2012)
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German Chamomile - For Body, Skin and Hair

German Chamomile, (Matricaria recutita), is an annual herb. It looks similar to a daisy with small white petals circled around a yellow center. It has a strong aroma and blooms in the early to mid ..
(March 11, 2012)
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Antioxidant Drink - Live a Healthier Life

Having an antioxidant drink can be a quick and easy, delicious, way to help maintain optimum health. Antioxidants are the body's friend. These chemical compounds seek out, neutralize and destroy ..
(January 30, 2012)
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Dry Skin Brushing - Detox at Home

Dry skin brushing has been used throughout the world for centuries. This gentle and effective process stimulates lymph canals and nerve endings, boosts blood circulation, sheds dead skin cells, ..
(January 24, 2012)
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Antioxidant Foods - Homemade Skin Care

Eating antioxidant foods is a great way to help improve the condition of your skin and boost your immune system. What are antioxidants? They're molecules capable of slowing or preventing the ..
(January 18, 2012)
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Triclosan - Is it Harmful or Helpful?

There is much controversy regarding a chemical called Triclosan. What is it? How is it used? Is it harmful or helpful? These are the questions many people are asking. You decide what is best for ..
(January 12, 2012)
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Benefits of Pomegranate - Inside and Out!

There are numerous benefits of pomegranate. This sweet fruit is grown on the Punica granatum deciduous tree. Its size can be as small as lemons or as large as grapefruits. It has a thick, reddish ..
(October 17, 2011)
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Pomegranate Oil - Benefits Inside and Out!

Pomegranate oil is pressed from organic seeds of the pomegranate fruit, grown on Punica granatum trees. This deciduous tree has glossy, slender, leaves, bright red flowers and bears an edible fruit, ..
(October 11, 2011)
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Muscadine Grape - Benefits of Antioxidants and More!

The muscadine grape is grown in the warm, humid, climate of southeastern USA. This species of grapes has a tough, thick, skin. They range in colors from bronze, dark purple, to black when ripe. In ..
(September 29, 2011)
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Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - Skin, Hair and Scalp

What is sodium lauryl sulfate, (SLS), ? It's a coarse powder used as a foaming agent. It's produced by combining the compounds sulfate and lauric acid. It's used in many commercial products ..
(September 21, 2011)
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Health benefits of Bananas - Inside and Out!

The health benefits of bananas are numerous. They're healthy for the body, inside and out! They can improve body functions plus skin, hair and scalp conditions. The edible inside portion and outer ..
(September 14, 2011)
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Banana Oil - Homemade Skin Care and More

Banana oil offers numerous benefits. It's sweet fruity fragrance is used a variety of ways. It's found in soaps, lotions, creams, candles, paints, potpourri, shampoos, conditioners, foods and ..
(September 13, 2011)
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All About Nutmeg Oil!

Nutmeg oil is a volatile essential oil. It's produced by steam distillation from fresh, dried, ground nutmeg seeds. It has a colorless to light yellow tint, with a sharp, spicy, woody, aroma and a ..
(August 22, 2011)
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All About Camphor Oil!

The Cinnamomum Camphora, (camphor tree), is a large evergreen, growing up to one hundred feet tall with small white flowers and red berries. It can grow very old. At fifty years old it produces ..
(August 18, 2011)
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