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Manuka Honey – More Than a Sweet Confection

Native to the drier areas of New Zealand and southeast Australia, the Manuka tree (Leptospermum scoparium) is a small evergreen shrub bearing pretty white flowers. Manuka honey is one of its most valuable assets. It is also known as “tea tree” because of its use in making a tea – ...

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Healing Properties of the Neem Tree

Neem (Azadirachta indica) has a wide range of medicinal properties. The tree, growing 40-50 feet or higher, is native to India and naturalized in many tropical and subtropical countries. All parts of the tree have been used medicinally for several thousand years. Neem is currently used in cosmetics, personal care ...

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What Toxic Ingredients Are Lurking in Your Cosmetics?

Many of us remember playing “dress-up” as little girls: donning our mother’s clothes and putting on her makeup. Most girls look forward to the day when they will be old enough to wear cosmetics. But the toxic ingredients in many of these products can be detrimental. Let’s look at a ...

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