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Herbal infusions – Nettle tea

Now that I once again rise with the sun (as opposed to life back in Indiana, when I went to bed as the sun was coming up), I’m reconnecting with my herbal studies. Honestly, I’m completely immersing myself in it, especially with what may be going on with my health.  I got a new order in from Mountain Rose Herbs and now I can try again with my Nettle infusion.

Susun Weed, who I’m doing my correspondence course through, drinks a Nettle infusion daily.  Now, if you don’t know about Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica), let me give you a quick rundown.

That blasted stinging nettle!
That blasted stinging nettle!

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Homemade Deodorant Powder

Today’s mass market deodorant is full of aluminum, perfume, and a dozen other unpronounceable ingredients.  If you’re like me, your body has said, “Nope, no way!” and it’s gone on strike, leaving you with red, itchy armpits that are only soothed by a rough scrubbing in the shower.  Also, if you really are like me, you’ve tried the natural stuff, too – the Tom’s, the crystal – and have ended up with the same angry pits.  So where do you go from there?

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