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Herb Love

I gotta do a post about my growing love for herbs and alternative health.

A few months ago I dove into tincture making. Passionflower, eleuthero, you name it! Nearly almost all of my herbs are preserved. So when I need them I can take out my little brown bottles and administer!

Aaron bought me a juicer and I have used it quite a bit in the past two days! I have found out that if you want to juice greens you can add an apple or a pear to make your concoction more palatable. So far I have juiced, kale, dandelion greens, parsley, lettuce, apples, pears, carrots and celery.

A few weeks ago I had a very busy week and was traveling back and forth to Saginaw, I took spirulina capsules (homemade! thanks to Aunt Carolyn who bought us a capsule maker for our wedding). I didn’t need to worry about not meeting my daily requirements well enough, I took a few of those along with me to keep most of my needs met.

I started getting interested in alternative health right before I got married, after I got married it continued with some gifts from Aunt Carolyn, some library books and websites. Now when I go to Barnes & Noble or the library I don’t really see much of anything I can get because what is there is basic stuff about what I already know, it’s dissapointing but at the same time it feels good. So now I am at the mercy of my search engine, Facebook friends, youtube and pinterest. 🙂


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Sorry it took me longer. A good computer and internet connection are kind of important. 😉

A few months ago my laptop decided it was a good idea to take a dump and die on me. It was very sad. I think it’s a goner. Blue screen of death and everything…:(
Maybe I should take it in anyway to see if they can’t perform some type of miracle. I have a lot of years worth of stuff on there and it’s a shame that it’s now just lost.

Aaron and I are going through a series called “Behold your God”. It is being put on by Fraser Road. We have barely scratched the surface but after three weeks I’m stoked to see what I can learn. And probably best of all Aaron and I are doing it together along with reading through the Bible in a year.

We have also been house hunting, we’re not too serious, I think a lot of it is just appeasing my appetite. 🙂

I love the Pearls. They are so full of wisdom and they have a lot of good teaching tools. I really like how they talk about different personalities. It makes me appreciate my husband more, it helps me understand myself and other people along with other things. And they are into herbs as well! It’s great!

Yeah, I could post good videos all day haha.

Speaking of alternative health, for the past few days I have been making an egg white and lemon juice face mask. It helps with my very oily skin and it makes my face feel nice. I’m also experimenting with argan oil.

What’s argan oil?
ar·gan oil
noun: argan oil; plural noun: argan oils
1. an aromatic culinary oil expressed from the seeds of the argan tree, native to an area of southwestern Morocco

It’s very expensive because it is native only to Morocco and it is a labor intensive, low tech operation to make the oil. The only reason I came about it is my mom was using some on her show dogs to see if it would help their hair to keep from snarling so bad. She had two bottles and talked me into taking one. I did my research and one expert warned against using too much and using it on your scalp and making your hair even more greasy. But when used properly it can really benefit your hair. I am using it on my spilt ends, because hey let’s face it I LOVE MY HAIR TEXTURE! And the only thing I have a problem with is split ends and since I don’t cut my hair I want to see if this will help. After using it for a few days I can defiantly tell that it is working. But will I continue after the bottle is empty? Only time will tell!

Until next time Shalom, Love and Good Health.

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