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These fun, retro guides provide commonsense advice and practical solutions to promote healthy and efficient maintenance of oneself and one's surroundings. Vintage artwork, including photos, posters, and cartoons, complement a wealth of remarkably effective old-fashioned hints and tips. Time-tested, back-to-basics skills such as creating a healthy and productive garden, removing tough laundry stains, choosing the best seasonal produce, and mixing up home remedies for common health ailments are explained and ...

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Overview

These fun, retro guides provide commonsense advice and practical solutions to promote healthy and efficient maintenance of oneself and one's surroundings. Vintage artwork, including photos, posters, and cartoons, complement a wealth of remarkably effective old-fashioned hints and tips. Time-tested, back-to-basics skills such as creating a healthy and productive garden, removing tough laundry stains, choosing the best seasonal produce, and mixing up home remedies for common health ailments are explained and illustrated.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840724493
  • Publisher: Octopus Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Series: Good Magic
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Gill Farrer Halls is the author of The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Buddhist Wisdom, Creating Calm, and The Feminine Face of Buddhism.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Chapter 1 The Healing Power of Plants 8
Can a Plant Keep me Healthy? 9
Herbs 13
Essential Oils 22
Bach Flower Remedies 27
Chapter 2 How to Prepare and use Herbal Remedies 32
Let's Get Started! 33
Infusions 34
Decoctions 38
Tinctures 40
Tonic Wines 42
Syrups 44
General Guidelines and Safety Tips 44
How to use Essential Oils 47
How to use Bach Flower Remedies 53
Chapter 3 A Modern Home Herbal 54
Why not Grow and Gather your own Herbs? 55
Homeopathic Remedies 62
Creating your own Essential Home Herbal 67
Preventative Health Care 73
Chapter 4 Creating a Healthy Home 76
Have Fun with Spring Cleaning 77
Feng Shui 80
Using Essential Oils in Cleaning Products 87
You Are What You Eat 93
Chapter 5 Aromatic Beauty and Inner Peace 98
Ancient Origins 99
Creating your own Cosmetics 101
Women's Health 107
Inner Peace 114
Chapter 6 Natural First-Aid Remedies 120
What Treatments Should I Take? 121
Index 142
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