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News: Plants that clean

Jennifer Sinclair

News: Plants that clean

Indoor plants are not just for the 1970s home, there is genuine science to back up the beneficial properties that they afford your home - and they can really help keep the air in your home clean. There are also some lovely culinary advantages to growing your own herbs in the kitchen.  Firstly, back to the science, NASA has conducted extensive research to find the best plants to help keep the air clean inside the space station, and there is no reason we cannot take advantage of this information to make our homes a nicer place to live.  Just note, opening...

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News: Can smelling lemon help you in an exam?

Jennifer Sinclair

News: Can smelling lemon help you in an exam?

WOW the aroma of a lemon can help you relax during an exam giving better results. This is science and great news too! A group called Brain Can Do  have found some interesting ways to assist the well being of students during exam times. Three key things we can all do: In the weeks leading up to the exam you can train your brain to relax by smelling lemons and gently squeezing your ear lobe while doing things that you know will make you relax. This can then be repeated during the exam and the research has shown that your brain will...

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How to clean books

Jennifer Sinclair

How to clean books

Cleaning and dusting books will significantly extend the life of your personal library. Recipe* Soft cloths* Vacuum with a soft dusting brush attachment* Gentle Scouring Powder* Eucalyptus or tea tree essential oil * Pillowcase* Corn starch* Scented Vinegar* Good music and a cup of tea Note: Do not clean rare books or books of value. Always send these to a professional! Step 1Take all your books off the shelves and place them in order on a clean table or on a sheet on the floor. Remember, if you take them off in order it will be much easier putting them back. Vacuum the shelves and wipe down,...

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How to clean pans with rhubarb

Jennifer Sinclair

How to clean pans with rhubarb

Have you ever made a sauce and burnt everything on the bottom of the pan? There is a neat little trick that is as old as the hills which will clean your pan beautifully - and you won't have to waste time scrubbing. You will need: Some rhubarb   A few drops of our lemon essential oil Chop up some rhubarb and place into the pan adding half a cup of water and slowly simmer for about 10 minutes. Keep adding water until the burnt mess lifts off the bottom of the pan.  To finish, add a couple of drops of lemon essential...

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How to keep your kitchen sink fresh, clean, and healthy

Jennifer Sinclair

How to keep your kitchen sink fresh, clean, and healthy

How hard does your kitchen sink work? Really hard I am guessing – taking away all that dirty dish water and everything else that gets poured down it. Surely it must be time for a little TLC for your sink.  Keeping your sink and drains clean and healthy is important and super easy – and there is no need to reach for the bleach!   You will need: Gentle Scouring Powder 1 x Toilet Bomb Eucalyptus essential oil Lemon essential oil Boiling water  Soft cloth  This is such an easy job, and your kitchen will smell wonderful while your doing this job.  ...

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