Herbalist Guido Masé explores the three classes of plants necessary for the healthy functioning of our bodies and minds: aromatics, bitters, and tonics. He explains how bitter plants ignite digestion, balance blood sugar, buffer toxicity, and improve metabolism; how tonic plants normalize the functions of our cells and nourish the immune system; and how aromatic plants relax tense organs, nerves, and muscles and stimulate sluggish systems, whether physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. He reveals how wild plants regulate our heart variability rate and adjust the way DNA is read by our cells, controlling the self-destructive tendencies that lead to chronic inflammation or cancer. Masé provides easy recipes to integrate them into meals as seasonings and as central ingredients in soups, stocks, salads, and grain dishes, as well as including formulas for teas, spirits, and tinctures.
Best-selling author Niki Jabbour invites you to shake up your vegetable garden with an intriguing array of 224 plants from around the world. With her lively “Like this? Then try this!” approach, Jabbour encourages you to start with what you know and expand your repertoire to try related plants, many of which are delicacies in other cultures. Jabbour presents detailed growing information for each plant, along with fun facts and plant history. Be prepared to have your mind expanded and catch Jabbour’s contagious enthusiasm for experimentation and fun in the garden.
Garden Projects gives you a range of plans for useful and ornamental additions to your garden. Each project is fully explained, with detailed step-by-step descriptions and illustrations to guide you through.
Discover homemade beauty secrets with Oleum Vera’s Do-It-Yourself Organic Face Moisturizing Kit. Create three DIY toners and three natural face moisturizers by combining the finest plant-based oils and essential oils with store-cupboard ingredients. How does it work? 1.Complete a simple test to identify your skin type 2.Pick a recipe that best suits your skin 3.Mix the oils in your kit with everyday household ingredients 4.Your product is ready. Enjoy! Get started with several natural recipes like: 1.Lemon and Cucumber Toner - For Normal or Combination Skin 2.Peppermint and Chamomile Skin Freshener - For Dry or Sensitive Skin 3.Crisp Tea Tree Serum - For Oily or Acne Prone Skin For more in-depth skin care remedies and tips, check out our DIY Toners Kit or our DIY Face Masks Kit. Contents Plant-based oils •Marula Oil* - Used in natural face moisturizers for centuries in Southern Africa, Marula oil is a phenomenal source of fatty acids - essential for skin’s elasticity. 1 fl oz (30ml) •Jojoba Oil* - Organic jojoba oil balances oily skin by mimicking the effects of human sebum, therefore halting the skin’s natural oil production. It will not clog pores, meaning that it can be used freely on acne-prone areas of the face.1 fl oz (30ml) •Plant-based glycerin** - With the ability to attract and retain moisture, plant-based glycerin is perfect for dry, dehydrated skin. 1 fl oz (30ml) •Tamanu Oil* - Loaded with anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antibiotic properties, tamanu oil was made for those with persistent acne. It has been used to treat rheumatism and skin infections for centuries. 0.5 fl oz (15ml) •Pomegranate Seed Oil* - This natural and nutritious oil revitalizes and helps to heal damaged skin. 0.5 fl oz (15ml) •Non-GMO Vitamin E Oil - Antioxidant Vitamin E helps to keep your home skin care remedies fresh, and prolongs their shelf life. 0.5 fl oz (15ml) Essential oils •Lavender Essential Oil* - Treat acne-prone, reactive skin to a few drops of lavender essential oil. This gentle ingredient is a must for any natural skin care program, but is also used to help with insomnia and anxiety. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Frankincense Essential Oil* - Bursting with anti-aging properties and a naturally complex earthy scent, this essential oil helps protect, lift and tighten the skin. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Tea Tree Essential Oil* - Acne-prone and oily skin will love this essential oil, renowned for its chemical-free antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Geranium Essential Oil* - Banish wrinkles and tired skin with organic Geranium essential oil. Its regenerative properties have a balancing effect on the skin, reducing signs of aging and leaving a healthy glow. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) High-quality accessories •Spray bottle •Dropper vial x 2 •Funnel •Recipe booklet Organic and responsible ingredients While choosing only the purest ingredients for our kits, we are keenly aware of our impact on the environment. All our plant-based oils are cold-pressed and unrefined - you won’t find any synthetic oils or GMO products here. Besides the fun of making your own organic cleansing oils and masks, you can also be comforted by the fact that they are also environmentally-friendly, sustainable and responsible. The best part? All packaging is recyclable and the containers are reusable. MMTUM, Inc. Montréal (Quebec) Canada H2G 1Z3 *Certified organic by Ecocert ICO according to NOP Standards *100% of the total ingredients are from organic farming - COSMOS ORGANIC certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to COSMOS standard **98% of the total ingredients are from organic farming
Where people live, trees live. They provide shade, beautify our neighborhoods, filter our water, and clean our air, but when they die, we often don't know what to do with them. More and more, that is changing as we learn the skills to reclaim those trees as lumber. Aimed at the woodworking hobbyist or aspiring DIYer, The Art and Craft of Wood introduces readers to the basics of wood craft.
The Art and Craft of Wood will inspire you to make something of your own through simple, approachable instructions and inspiring step-by-step photos. As a reader, you will learn valuable skills, including:
The authors have lived the process and share what they learned along the way, including the fulfillment of crafting a beautiful, practical item from wood that has been overlooked or discarded.
In Growing Food in a Short Season, Melanie J. Watts explains that with the right gardening practices the short Northern summer can lead to an explosion of life, producing enough color and food to see anyone through the dark days of winter. Watts provides full chapters on garden maintenance and harvesting, as well as tips on cooking and preserving the bounty with great recipes that focus on eating seasonally.
Blending history with expert reportage, she traces the disparate threads that have woven corn into the fabric of our diet, politics, economy, science, and cuisine. At the same time she explores its future as a source of energy and the foundation of seemingly limitless green technologies.
Author Katie Elzer-Peters, the master gardener responsible for the best-selling Beginner's Illustrated Guide to Gardening, equips you with all the information you need to design your edible garden, tend the soil, maintain your plants throughout their life cycles, and (most importantly) harvest the delicious foods they produce.
Small cities offer many assets for sustainable living not shared by their big city or small town counterparts: population density (and the capacity for more); fertile, nearby farmland available for local agriculture, windmills and solar farms; and manufacturing infrastructure and workforce skill that can be repurposed for the production of renewable-energy technology.
Sarah Harper shows you how to master the two key techniques of handmade soapmaking: the traditional Cold-Process method and the fast and fun Melt-and-Pour method. She then demonstrates how to use these techniques to make fabulous soaps, shampoo bars, homemade washing powder and even dishwasher soap bombs.
In CookWise, food sleuth Shirley Corriher tells you how and why things happen in cooking. Knowing how ingredients work, individually and in combination, will not only make you more aware of the cooking process, it will transform you into a confident and exceptional cook—a cook who is in control. CookWise is a different kind of cookbook. There are more than 230 outstanding recipes.