How to make soap

How to make soap

How to make soap

Long ago my dad offered me a chemical box
And one of the tricks you could do
Was make your own soap

Wow, that sounded exciting

Being in an experimental mood
I remember the boiler exploded in my face
Because I did not read the manual

So… you better be warned
This is not for kids

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The basics

Making soap is a chemical reaction.
You need some ingredients and a method.

The ingredients.

You need oil (or fat) and lye.

First the oil. You can use palm oil, coconut oil, soybean oil and even cocoa butter. Let us take several cups for each type and fill with oil or butter.

Then the lye. Make sure to have it all ready and put it in different cups.

Add fragrance and color.

The methods

There are different ways to make soap.
And each method has its own fans.

The easiest one is the Melt and Pour process. Melt pre-made blocks of soap and add your own fragrance. Lavender officinalis in our case .

The most common method is the Cold Process. Soap is made from scratch with oils and lye.

Then the hot process (the one I used in my experiment as a kid) were the ingredients are heated … Just beware it is a chemical and thus dangerous process. Make sure to protect your eyes when using this method. And… follow the order of instructions… uh!

And finally, the Rebatching. A method where bars of soap are grinded with milk or water, and re-blended.

Sounds easy, no?

DIY

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How to make soap, a course

Combine lye water and oils, eventually you can replace water with milk and use some natural oils and colorants on top of it. Use one of the four methods at your convenience.

For those who are really hooked, I suggest you follow a course with the hot method.

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How to make soap at home

Recipes

You will find many tutorials and recipes on the net. One of my favorite blogs is the 22 basic soap making recipes.

To your success!

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Hemorrhoid treatment natural

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Hemorrhoid treatment natural

One out of two people is affected by hemorrhoids. An itching pain for many. Affecting our mind, body and soul…

After some research, I found this great hemorrhoids infographic by healing natural oils. And if you want more information, click the image. You will find plenty on their site.

Many found great relief in using natural products.

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What is the best tablet

What is the best tablet?

What is the best Tablet ?

The best tablet? That is not an easy question.
It depends of your budget, your needs and your range.

My favorite tablet is an ipad.
Safe, reliable and performant.

You can view it here, with all its specifications.
You can even compare it with other models and see what fits you best. (The cellular is an option)

Do not forget to add an apple cover to your ipad. And for those who like the privacy of hearing add some wowing apple earphones also.

So… good luck in your own search.

And in case you have a one …
Tell me what your favourite tablet is and Why.
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Or…

A Mimi PC like

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Just to name a few.

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Best Affiliate marketing platform for learning

Many webbuilders and webowners are seeking to monetize their efforts and site. And many will wonder how to do that.

Among the many programs that we tested, the Wealthy Affiliate website stands out as #1 .

What is WA?

WA stands for Wealthy Affiliate and was created by two awesome guys: Kyle and Carson. They provide a learning and working platform for those who are eager to learn.

WA has become a powerful and proven process for making money online. A process that reveals if you are willing to work for it.

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1. Create your niche website
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What is the best mobile phone?

What is the best mobile phone?

Apple smartphones

What is the best mobile phone?

Are you looking for a little computer or just a phone with messaging? The difference is huge. Especially the price.

For most of us mobile has become the device for surfing the net, chatting, seeking streets, and yes, shopping. Many phones have their own operating system, like Apple IOS or Androïd, just to name a few

For others, a smartphone has to be performant since they carry their office with them.

And for some it is just functional. Used to call and do some essential messaging through live chat and mails.

Some options

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How to relieve stress fast?

How to relieve stress fast

There is no miracle solution!

Some people struggle to find an outlet while under stress.
Others think that doing fun activities will not reduce their stress issued from problems they tackle under career, social or personal pressure.

Which is a poor way to cope with the devastating consequences of stress.

Therapist around the world agree that fun activities like games, sports and art are helping people with their physical and behavioral problems. And many of those activities are used in stress management clinics as part of a routine treatment.

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What are those relieving activities?

Mind games

Stress affects the mental functions of an individual.

Mind games offer an alternative which allow stressed persons to divert their thought patterns to productive ones.

It is indeed primordial to teach a person to focus his mind on positive thoughts rather than dwelling on negative ones.

Many clinics encourage their patients to solve crossword puzzles and Sudoku. It is a way to divert attention, to switch of. And logical functions are put to the test with the Rubik’s Cube, Scrabble or Bridge.

You can easily incorporate these games into your daily routine to divert your mind from daily problems.

Sports

Stress affects the physical functions of an individual.

Engaging in sports is a great way to relieve stress.

Physical exercises can help your body to balance biological and muscular functions. It is a way to rejuvenate muscles that are tight due to stress.

Playing sports provides an outlet for emotional problems like anxiety, depression, irritation, anger, sadness, loneliness.

You can opt for team sports like basket, soccer or beach ball. They provide you with great socializing functions.
Or you can opt for individual sports like swimming, tennis or golf. Focus will be to win the game and to shape your own performance.

Go for a walk and Workout

Gym can be beneficial for your emotional, mental and physical health. Especially when you are stressed.

The routine exercise from your gym instructor will help you focus on the tasks at hand and allow your body to release chemicals and hormones that are good for your physiological well-being.

Specific exercises like cardiovascular workout will strengthen your heart and help you to avoid stress related problems like strokes, high-blood pressure, chest pains and rapid heart beat. The exercices will provide a steady circulation in your system that benefit your muscles with the fresh oxygen supply provided by these hearty fluids.

Best is to adopt a proper diet too. Fresh fruits and vegetables improve your digestion and supply your body with the required nutrients.

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Conclusion

A healthy dose of mental activities, physical exercise and a balanced diet can help to improve your health and avoid the signs and symptom of stress that destroy your health.
Better prevent than cure…!

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About writing reviews

About writing reviews

Reviews can be of all kinds

It can be products
Services
Brands
Shops

Or just specific problems
With their solutions

Finding Reviews
before doing some Shopping Online
Is always handy

It eases the decision making

Most reviews are made
By online retailers
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Returning consumers
Satisfied consumers
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Aromatherapy oils guide

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Aromatherapy oils guide

Aromatherapy oils are great, once you know how to use them.

We are different. There is no one way solution. Your skin, your body, your taste will soon guide you to those oils that suite you best. Essential oils can enhance your life in many ways. Fragrance is perhaps the most important one.

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This is my top 10 advice.

1. If you can, join an aromatherapy course. Go for it. You will not regret it. And it will save you time and money.

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Or join a classical education.

If you are not sure this is for you. Do some research .

2. The internet provides you with a lot of information for free. There are plenty of excellent resources. Be a critical reader. Check your sources. Do not jump into it. Take time to gather some information

Social media has many excellent publishers too.

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3. Do not be afraid to buy a good book. They are great references for later. You can go from starter to advanced reader.

Some of my favorites:

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Lavender, an aromatherapy coloring book

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The healing intelligence of essential oils

Once you have done your research and learned about aromatherapy, it is time to focus on buying oils of your choice. Lavender should be one of them. Of course. It is the queen among essential oils.

4. Go for 3 to 5 oils to start with and buy together with Carrier Oils. Mixing essential oil and carrier oil gives a great result. A great cosmic carrier is argon oil. Together with lavender it is excellent for soothing muscles. The essence is in quality, not quantity. In studying the different oils, you will soon be guided by your own choices.

Click the picture to discover my favorite trio:

Set of 3 Oils: Peppermint, Lavender and Frankincense

5. Stay away from synthetic cheap products. They will make you sick. Go for organic certified brands. Make sure to buy unadulterated essential oils. 100% Pure Essential Oils. And yes, they come with a cost. Buy small quantities.

Once you have bought your oils. Be careful.

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6. Best is to store in a dark place and to keep the lids tightly closed. Heat and warmth should be avoided. Make sure to keep out of reach of children.

7. Do the patch test before using. Essential oils can cause allergy. Always perform a skin test on your wrist. And in case of reaction, wash away.

8. Never use on children or pets. To clean the air, use other solutions like a good air purifier

9. Never ingest essential oils. Some are toxic, others interfere with medical prescriptions. Go for good food supplements. And seek advice of a nutritionist or doctor first.

10 . And last but not least, in case of health issues always check with your doctor. Information on this site is not a medical advice.

Once familiar with the basics, you will want to learn more. Be not afraid to join an aromatheraphy course.

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Stress massage techniques

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Stress massage techniques

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Or how too give a soothing massage…

Massage relieves stress. Massage relieves tension.
Given with the right massage oils people get renewed energy.

Some clues for a relaxing massage

1. The first clue is the massage oil. Some will use a Carrier Oil with some lavender or pine. There are as many possibilities as Essential Oil Blends. Follow your nose. Make it yours. And remember, every skin is different and reacts differently. What goes fo one does not go for another. Seek your fragrance, and yes, it has not to be lavender. Although it has a very relaxing and soothing effect

2. The second clue is a peaceful environment. Create the right atmosphere and ambiance. Some need the privacy of closed curtains and candle light. Others will prefer lovely background music.

3. The third clue is a relaxing place like the ground or a massaging bed. Make it comfortable for both. Some need support in their neck, hips or knees.

4. The fourth clue is respect. People have to undress. Best is to ask them to lie down in their underwear. Make sure to keep them warm with an extra blanket.

5. The fifth clue is the direction of your massage. Best is to work from right to left, which means working from the right. Know that some will prefer clockwise. That means sitting on the left. And some will like an alternate. Respect your own comfortzone. Massage is relaxing, not stressing.

6. The sixth clue are your hands. Make sure they are not cold, nor wet.

7. The seventh clue is the massage. Always work towards the heart with smooth and gentle pressure. Work inwards, then outwards. Listen to the signals of the muscles and the body.

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Massage of the legs

Best is to start with the right leg and to knead the leg from bottom to top and to slide down again. Once done, proceed with the left leg.

Massage of the back

Once done with the legs, work on the back. Place yourself at the head facing the legs. Use your flat hands to smoothly slide from head to bottom. Keep each hand close to the spine. Slide over the edge of the bottom to the side. Move on the sides upwards just underneath the scapulas. Then slide back and come back up to the beginning of the shoulders.

Move over to one side and use your left hand to make a full circle on their back. With your right hand, make a half circle beginning away from your left goin right. Go slowly, smoothly and sensitively. Start at the bottom of the back, move up to the shoulders and slide down the back.

Massage of the arms

Follow the same procedure as the legs.

Massage of the front.

Once the person lies down on their back. Follow the steps taken to massage the legs. Then massage the arms. Always work in the same order.

Massage of the face

Stand behind the head of the person. Rub your hands to warm them up. Place them a palm above the eyes of the person for a minute . Never touch or cover the eyes. Move your thumbs from between the eyebrows to the hair basis, back to the basis of the ear, the basis of the nose, the cheeks, the upper and lower lip. And in a circular movement back to the basis of the hair.

8. The secret of a soothing massage lays in the pressure of your hands. Be ready to respond to the signals of the massaged person, so they get the best out of what you are giving them. Be not afraid to communicate about it. In a gentle, relaxed way.

9. End the massage in a relaxed way too. Give the person time and privacy to dress up in peace.

10. Wash your hands before treating another person.

Tips

1. Another way to relax is to find something creative, like photography

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2. Pain can be a source of stress. A cushion Can help . Make sure to be seated well.

3. Food improves your well being. Make sure to eat right!

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How to plant lavender

How to plant lavender

How to plant lavender

How to plant Lavender

According to David Salaman, founder and chief horticulturist at High Country Gardens, lavenders are some of America’s best herbal shrubs for the Waterwise garden.

They provide us with beautiful spring and summer flowers, are excellent for attracting pollinators, and provide us with the wonderful, relaxing aroma of their flowers and foliage.

The main types of lavenders are the Spanish lavender, the English lavender, and the French hybrid lavender. They all have a place in the garden.

Spanish lavenders are best for mild winter climates. They’re hardy to roughly zone 7, mostly zone 8 and warmer.

French hybrid lavenders are hardy down to zone 6.

The most cold-hardy are the English lavenders and, the most widely-planted across the country.

How to plant lavender?

Remove the lavender plants from their shipping pots. Start with loosening the root ball from the sides of the pots by just gently squeezing the sides. You can push up from the bottom. Don’t grab them by the hair and pull them out of the pot because that can cause some damage. Instead, gently put your fingers across the top of the soil, turn the pot upside down, and gently lift the pot off. Sometimes you have to push down on the bottom a little bit.

Loosen it a little more and gently lift the pot off of the root ball. Now, to prepare the roots for planting, it’s very important to scratch them out, physically cutting through the roots. Where you cut a root, where there’s one cut, you’ll get two or three new roots so it’s a very beneficial thing to do so don’t be afraid. You can use the corner of a tag or a pocket knife and you want to make a series of vertical, quarter inch deep cuts on the sides of the pots, particularly the corners. Run it right down the corner. Cut those roots. Come to the bottom, you can see a nice mat of roots on the bottom so you want to do a crosshatch because if you don’t do this, the roots are going to hold the shape of the pot and the plant really won’t grow out into the surrounding soil and will tend to be stunted. Now just gently, with your fingertips, rough out the sides of the root ball so it has a fuzzy look.

It’s ready to plant in a previously prepared hole with the equivalent soil amendments. Place the plant down in the hole. In the Western United States or arid climates, plant slightly deeper than the surrounding soil. In moister climates east of the Mississippi, you want to plant level with the surrounding soil. Gently fill in with the amended backfill. With the tips of your fingers or your trowel, just gently firm the soil into place with the additional soil. Make a well, or a saucer, around the plant to hold the irrigation water. Proper watering and irrigation after transplanting is just essential to overall transplanting success. So here we have a nice saucer that will hold a decent amount of water.

The tag is not only good for scratching out the roots but it will identify the plants that you’re putting into the garden so include those in the hole. Just stick it into the side.

Remember this:

The French hybrid lavenders are summer bloomers. The more cold hardy English lavenders, are generally late-spring and early-summer blooming. So by planting both English lavenders and the French hybrids, you can have 8 to 10 weeks of blooming lavender plants out in your garden. Utilize them both.

If you’re in a milder climate, the Spanish lavenders bloom very early and, generally, you won’t use them in most places where you plant the English and French hybrid varieties. In terms of plant care on your lavenders, water regularly. A good, deep soaking. Fill the little saucer, or well, twice every time you water and do this one to three times a week depending on the daytime highs.

Lavender is very sensitive to not enough water so you want to be sure that you soak them thoroughly when you do water and do this right through the first growing season. You can plant lavenders in spring and fall but in zone 5 climates, I generally recommend sticking to a spring schedule for your lavender plantings and when pruning, do not fall prune. You want to let the lavender stand over the winter and then come back in mid-spring. You wait until they start to wake up a little and you see a little bit of green along the stem and then you do your mid-spring pruning. You can deadhead the plants during the summer growing season and that’s desirable but, again, do not prune hard in the fall because that will weaken the lavender plants and might prevent them from coming through the winter in good shape.

The biggest mistake in planting lavenders is basically not watering them enough. So water thoroughly and watch the color of the plants. If they get a little pale and yellow, you may be watering a little too much but, in general, when the weather is hot, they’re a thirsty plant that first growing season.

Source: This text is a transcript of a beautiful video on how to plant lavender. It provides you at the same time with a great provider of English and French lavender plants.

Some useful links to start with

New to gardening start here  https://www.highcountrygardens.com/gardening

How to attract bees in your garden https://www.highcountrygardens.com/gardening/bees-in-the-garden-our-most-important-pollinators/

Planting guides

View or Download the Planting Guide for Perennials & Bulbs (pdf) 

Planting Guides: Soil Preparation

I hope you enjoyed this transcript.

Let me know your favorite lavender plants, how to plant them and also where you find them. Thank you!