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  • Strewing herbs discourage pests but don't stop them. When you say they are coming up and biting you at night, where are the coming up from? Are you sure you are dealing with fleas and not bed bugs? Dianna Just an update: I threw out my rug and bagged the noise rug pad. so I'm back to a lineoleum floor. Discovering that without a washing machine, washing bedding does no good...
    Dianna Sep 8, 2013
  • Cedar oils shouldn't be used by people who have pets. It can kill cats and many dogs have allergic skin reactions to it. Avacyn I have to agree with the others who recommend that you avail yourself of modern flea-killing methods, especially since you are...
    Dianna Sep 4, 2013
  • On hot days I like mixing mint with kaolin clay for a refreshing face mask. On colder days I mix in calendula petals. Avacyn > What are some of your favorite period beauty recipes? > > I'm having a Medieval Spa Day class at an event in December and would...
    Dianna Oct 10, 2012
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  • Jack, There is another way to collect essential oils from plants but its very time consuming and labor intensive. It involves pressing flowers very carefully and separating the oil from the juice. (Like any oil, it floats.) Distillation makes it easier but the flower press method (not an olive press, something more delicate) was used. Another method is to collect the oil from the...
    Dianna Feb 9, 2012
  • ...you are putting the oatmeal in the blender, add some calendula and some lavender or rose petals for a really nice relieving bath. Avacyn Yes. I don't buy Aveno and just make myself my own oatmeal bath by throwing oatmeal (not quick cook) in the blender. The bath packets...
    Dianna Jul 31, 2011
  • ...I'm not unhappy with the results because I've spun up some pretty yarn from the wool, but it is definitely orange and not red. Avacyn On 5/19/2011 5:45 AM, Lila Richards wrote: >> Onion skins produce a beautiful tannish orange color, not very intense but >> you...
    Dianna May 19, 2011
  • Onion is an old folk remedy for ear ache. And soap is used to help the bowels move, so these could be correct. Avacyn >> One time he put a roasted onion (scallion) in his ear to treat an earache. >> I love the visual! > I can see how that would...
    Avacyn Sep 5, 2010
  • GERD has two different causes: people who don't produce enough acid and people who produce too much. If you don't produce enough acid, reflux is caused by food hanging out in the stomach for so long that it starts to ferment, and gas pushes liquid stomach contents into the throat. This kind of GERD is often accompanied by gas and bloating. Vinegar will help people who have this...
    Avacyn Jul 29, 2010
  • ...depend on where she was. Tell me specifically where you want to find herbs and I might be able to tell what herbs would grow there. Avacyn Oooooohhhh....Allright, yer gonna drag it outta me aren't ya? Truth is that I'm writing a medieval adventure/romance novel that...
    Avacyn Jul 16, 2010
  • ...straight with no sugar or other sweetener. The taste is actually pretty good. Does anyone know if it had another name in period? Avacyn Does anybody know, like the list moderator, why I am getting randomly dated posts? And duplicates of old messages? Maybe the server...
    Dianna Haught Jun 17, 2010