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Monday, April 29, 2013

Magnesium Rich Foods Reverse Alzheimer's Disease

Foods Rich In Magnesium
Alzheimer’s disease has become an epidemic - worldwide. Find out how magnesium rich foods can help improve memory; strengthen the brain and reverse disease.
Researchers have found that magnesium plays an important part in protecting the aging brain’s structure and function; it can rebuild ruptured synapses, and restore the degraded neuronal connections within the brain and help reverse memory lost. In fact, for many years, magnesium has been recognized as a key component to optimal brain function. Read the entire article at: http://www.naturalhealth365.com/nutrition_news/magnesium_food.html

Friday, April 26, 2013

Virgin Coconut Oil a Healthy Choice

Virgin Coconut Oil
Did you know that Virgin Coconut oil can take the place of other oils used in baking, frying and even for lotions, dry cuticles, wrinkles and shaving cream?  In cooking the fatty acid is converted into an energy source which is great for low-carb diets. Some people call it the all purpose oil with a healthy advantage. Give it a try. 
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Are You New To Soap Making? Check This Out!

Cold Process Soap Making Kit
The Cold Process Soap Making Kit is the perfect package for first time soapers. Are you new to soap making and need that expert touch from someone who really knows soap? Well it’s all in the package deal at soapequipment.com. You can’t go wrong when you have the instruction booklet, video on CD and names of supplies to meet all your needs.
Check it out and get ready for an experience that will keep you coming back for more. Soapequipment.com is ready to help you advance your soap making products to any level you desire with top of the line equipment.
Please visit us at www.soapequipment.com and if you have any questions feel free to contact us by email or telephone. Someone is waiting to help you.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Think of Your Garden of Long Ago


  Plant three rows of peas:
Peas of mind
Peas of heart
Peas of soul 

Plant four rows of lettuce:
Lettuce be faithful
Lettuce be kind
Lettuce be happy
Lettuce really love one another
Author Unknown

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Earth Day

April is Earth Month
April 22 is Earth Day
Simple Ways to Show Our Love to the Planet                     
    Use only the water you need, and reuse when possible
    Make sure your home’s air is healthy
    Use less electricity - Go renewable
    Create your own power from wind, the sun, water, or biofuels
    Buy locally or grow your own foods
    Commute without polluting
    Plant a tree – or 10
    Join or start a green club in your community
    Learn about composting
    Help keep water clean by using only biodegradable and environmentally friendly cleaning products
    Find alternate ways to reduce use of diesel and other fuels for transportation, production and energy
    Reuse and recycle
    Protect your local water source from pollutants excess pesticides and garbage
    Reduce – Cut back on the amount of “stuff” that could later end up as waste
    Don’t litter
    Participate in a local environmental festival or event

Monday, April 15, 2013

Stop Blogging.......NO WAY!

A few days ago, USA Today published More Companies Quit Blogging, Go With FaceBook Instead. Huh? I don’t get it. You know I don’t get it, especially if you read this 2009 post about why a blog adds more long term value to your business than a FaceBook Page could ever add.
Sure, it takes less time to publish a short FaceBook status update (or 140 characters in the case of Twitter) than it does to publish 140 words. But since when did less time mean more value?
Check out the entire article by Donna Maria from Indie Business Network with all the tips on why we need to keep blogging by subscribing to our newsletter at www.soapequipment.com/NewsletterSignup. Our newsletter offers product knowledge, partner articles, recipes and more. Be a subscriber today! You'll be glad you did.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Nationals Grilled Cheese Day! Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast Blueberry Grilled Cheese
Lunch Guacamole Grilled Cheese

Dinner Grilled Cheese
Wow!  Today is National Grilled Cheese Day, so of course we must celebrate with a recipe loaded with cheesy goodness. So here are three. Its hard to imagine there are so many delicious ways to make a delicious grilled cheese. A friend sent me an email about all the ways to make the kids and grownups as well happy for all three meals. Check out all of the ways you can put a smile on your families faces and how easy it will be for you to prepare.

Check out the A Cozy Kitchen www.acozykitchen.com for many for great ideas.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tips on Lining Soap Molds
I have to admit that lining soap molds is not my favorite thing to do in the soap making process, but I do it because I love the end results. My soap comes right out of my mold with little or no effort. The liner paper is easily peeled away revealing beautiful smooth soap!

Lining my soap molds used to be a very frustrating task until started planning ahead. Using a quality liner paper, I pre-cut several sheets at a time to fit my molds. Then I pre-fold them so that I can just place them in the mold. I store them for future use so they stay nice and neat - like under a large book. Then when I make soap, I just put a light coating of shortening on the inside of the mold and place the liner paper right in. I smooth it just a little with my hands and then take a plastic spatula along the bottom and sides to remove any bumps and bubbles. There you have it… A perfectly lined mold without any frustration.

Most of the time I use a single loaf mold, but there are times when I use a larger block mold or manual cutter mold. I remember the first time I had to do this, I thought it was going to be a daunting task, but it was even easier to line than a small mold! And of course the tube molds have a cool Teflon liner that just slides right in!

For more information on Soap Molds and Liners visit our Soap Molds Question and Answer Page.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

EZ Way Bath Bomb Press™ - Pneumatic Bath Bomb Press

EZ Way Bath Bomb Press™ - Pneumatic Bath Bomb Press

The EZ Way Bath Bomb Press™ is the culmination of years of experience in making Bath Bomb equipment.

We invented the Bath Bomb Press and of course, the next step was the first Pneumatic Press, December 18, 2006. Our next step was a press that could utilize every mold we have. We have many products that have yet to make it to our websites. We may spend years perfecting products before putting them on our sites.

So……what will it do?…..Everything, our Bath Spheres (MaxiBalls), our Sculpted Bath Fizzies, our Designer Bath bombs and of course Custom Bath bombs.

The Ultimate in making Bath Bombs. You can use any Bath Fizzy Mold we make... Choose from over 22 Different Bath Bomb Molds!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Clary Sage Essential Oil



Clary Sage Oil has been found to have many medicinal features. Clary Sage essential oil has sedative and aphrodisiac qualities as well as possessing great regenerative properties, which makes it popular for using on the skin. Recently I have noticed I bruise much easier when I bump against an object and some bruising can be very unsightly. As soon as I see a bruise I put a drop or two on the sight and rub it in. The bruising is minimal and the pain associated with the bruising will disappear very quickly. It also will help to stop bleeding if put on an open wound. Clary Sage essential oil has a strong, sweet nutty aroma, and will mix well with other oils such as Lavender, Jasmine Chamomile, Rosewood and Orange. Clary Sage can be added to your bath bombs, candles or simple used in a diffuser. Imagine relaxing after a stressful day in a warm bath with a few drops added to produce that calming positive outlook on life.
Read more at: http://www.naturalnews.com/

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Pineapple Face Scrub

Face the facts!
Pineapple is not just a great fruit for eating it works wonders as a face wash or face scrub. You can have healthy glowing skin in just a few minutes with this recipe for Pineapple Face Scrub.

Things you’ll need:


4 large pineapple slices

3 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. all natural honey


Slice the pineapple and place four large pieces in a blender. Pineapple is a gentle astringent which helps to close open pores and leave your skin looking refreshed and healthy.

Put 3 tbsp. of olive oil in a blender. Olive oil is the perfect addition to any skin care treatment as it nourishes and moisturizes the skin. Unlike most common oils found in beauty products, olive oil will wash away clean, leaving your skin supple and glowing.

Place 1 tbsp. of natural honey into the mixture and blend until creamy. Honey will reduce any swelling or inflammation, helping to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles and can help to eliminate circles from underneath the eyes.

Wash your face gently with warm water and pat dry. Apply the pineapple face mask evenly and relax for 15 minutes. Rinse again with warm water and gently dry your face with a soft towel.

Read more: How to Make a Pineapple Face Mask | eHow.com

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Pineapple

A friend sent me this information and I was truly amazed at the benefits.
Here’s a little helpful information…
The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family. It is extremely rare that bromeliads produce edible fruit. The pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad today.
It is a multiple fruit. One pineapple is actually made up of dozens of individual floweret's that grow together to form the entire fruit. Each scale on a pineapple is evidence of a separate flower.
Pineapples stop ripening the minute they are picked. No special way of storing them will help ripen them further.
Color is relatively unimportant in determining ripeness. Choose your pineapple by smell.   If it smells fresh, tropical and sweet, it will be a good fruit.
The more scales on the pineapple, the sweeter and juicier the taste.
After you cut off the top, you can plant it. It should grow much like a sweet potato will.
This delicious fruit is not only sweet and tropical; it also offers many benefits to our health. Pineapple is a remarkable fruit.
We find it enjoyable because of its lush, sweet and exotic flavor, but it may also be one of the most healthful foods available today.
If we take a more detailed look at it, we will find that pineapple is valuable for easing indigestion, arthritis or sinusitis.
The juice has an anthelmintic effect; it helps get rid of intestinal worms.
Let's look at how pineapple affects other conditions.
Pineapple is high in manganese, a mineral that is critical to development of strong bones and connective tissue. A cup of fresh pineapple will give you nearly 75% of the recommended daily amount.
It is particularly helpful to older adults, whose bones tend to become brittle with age.
 Bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme, is the key to pineapple's value.
Proteolytic means "breaks down protein", which is why pineapple is known to be a digestive aid. It helps the body digest proteins more efficiently.
Bromelain is also considered an effective anti-inflammatory.
Regular ingestion of at least one half cup of fresh pineapple daily is purported to relieve painful joints common to osteoarthritis. It also produces mild pain relief.
In Germany, bromelain is approved as a post-injury medication because it is thought to reduce inflammation and swelling.
Orange juice is a popular liquid for those suffering from a cold because it is high in Vitamin C. Fresh pineapple is not only high in this vitamin, but because of the Bromelain, it has the ability to reduce mucous in the throat.
If you have a cold with a productive cough, add pineapple to your diet. It is commonly used in Europe as a post-operative measure to cut mucous after certain sinus and throat operations.
Those individuals who eat fresh pineapple daily report fewer sinus problems related to allergies. In and of itself, pineapple has a very low risk for allergies.
Pineapple is also known to discourage blood clot development. This makes it a valuable dietary addition for frequent fliers and others who may be at risk for blood clots.
An old folk remedy for morning sickness is fresh pineapple juice.
It really works! Fresh juice and some nuts first thing in the morning often make a difference.
It's also good for a healthier mouth. The fresh juice discourages plaque growth.
 Author Unknown