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How to Use Lemongrass Oil as an Insect Repellent

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2013 by ecofrenfood

How to Use Lemongrass Oil as an Insect Repellent

By an eHow Contributor

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      Purchase pure lemongrass oil to use as a pure, natural and safe insect repellent. You can dilute the oil in rubbing alcohol or distilled water, and pour the mixture into a spray bottle for easy applications. Note that concentrated lemongrass oil may cause skin irritation if not diluted, so test your formula on a small patch of skin before spraying all over your body.

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      Burn pure lemongrass oil in candles and small lamps in order to protect a larger outdoor area from insects. You can use a variety of lemongrass products such as tea lights, lanterns and even large torches for a decorative touch. If you form a perimeter around a picnic or barbecue area with the candles and lamps, you can protect hundreds of square feet from insect activity.

      • Use lemongrass oil with other types of natural oils to create an even stronger insect repellent. Lemongrass oil can be mixed with lemon eucalyptus oil for an insect repellent than can protect you for 5 to 6 hours per application. Rosemary oil, which can be extracted from the common rosemary plant, can be combined with lemongrass oil for a more aromatic formula than will repel an even greater variety of insects.

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        Add a few drops of lemongrass oil to other cosmetics for an aromatic yet effective way to discourage insects from biting. Lemongrass oil can be added to moisturizing lotions, sunscreens, shampoos and liquid hand soap. Just add lemongrass oil until its scent starts to dominate the other scents of the product.

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        Grow lemongrass in your yard in order to have continual access to the oil. Lemongrass grows quickly and easily in many climates, and the plant itself tends to act as an insect repellent. You can extract the oil by grinding up the leaves, by chopping the lower stalks of the plant into small pieces, or by rubbing the juices directly on your skin.

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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2012 by ecofrenfood


1. To remove a bandage painlessly,

saturate the bandage with vodka.
The stuff dissolves adhesive.

2. To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers,
fill a trigger-spray bottle with vodka, spray the caulking,
let set five minutes and wash clean.

The alcohol in the vodka kills mold and mildew.

3. To clean your eyeglasses,

simply wipe the lenses with a soft,
clean cloth dampened with vodka.
The alcohol in the vodka cleans the glass and kills germs.

4. Prolong the life of razors by filling a cup with vodka
and letting your safety razor blade
soak in the alcohol after shaving.

The vodka disinfects the blade and prevents rusting.

5. Spray vodka on wine stains,

scrub with a brush, and then blot dry.

6. Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face

as an astringent to cleanse the skin and tighten pores.

7. Add a jigger of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo.

The alcohol cleanses the scalp,removes toxins from hair,
and stimulates the growth of healthy hair.

8. Fill a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle with vodka
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and spray bees or wasps to kill them.

9 Pour one-half cup vodka
and one-half cup water into a Ziploc freezer bag

and freeze for a slushy, refreshing ice pack for aches,
pain or black eyes.

10. Fill a clean, used mayonnaise jar
with freshly packed lavender flowers,

fill the jar with vodka, seal the lid tightly
and set in the sun for three days.
Strain liquid through a coffee filter,
then apply the tincture to aches and pains.

11. To relieve a fever, use a washcloth

to rub vodka on your chest and back as a liniment.

12. To cure foot odor,

wash your feet with vodka.

13 Vodka will disinfect

and alleviate a jellyfish sting.

14. Pour vodka over an area affected with poison ivy

to remove the urushiol oil from your skin.

15. Swish a shot of vodka over an aching tooth.

Allow your gums to absorb some of the alcohol to numb the pain.

The benefits of green tea

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2011 by ecofrenfood

For centuries green tea has held strong to its reputation as a very effective and trustworthy anti-oxidant for all kinds of health problems and diseases. The Chinese have been using it for over 4,000 years to treat problems like headaches and infections and is now being tested and proven with hard evidence of its strong healing properties by science and research institutions all over the world. People who are suffering from diseases or the symptoms of possible terminal illnesses turn to this strong herbal plant since the benefits of green tea include even the hardest of health problems now present in many people.

The benefits of green tea include a lot of healing and preventive processes that cater to diseases like cancer, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, infections, impaired immune functions, and cardiovascular diseases. The benefits of green tea also involve problems with high cholesterol and improving the cholesterol rate in the body. By drinking recommended amounts of green tea, the human body is cleansed from toxins that usually cause a lot of health problems, which in the future improves your health and your lifestyle as well. You will feel relaxed, full of energy, and even develop a good outlook in life once you drink a good cup of green tea.

Green tea is able to provide people with these benefits because it contains certain vitamins in which it is particularly rich in EGCG or epigallocatechil gallate. This is a powerful anti-oxidant that inhibits cancer cell growth and kills present cancer cells without harming the rest of the healthy tissues in the body. This element also helps in lowering cholesterol levels, balances them, and prevents the abnormal formation of blood clots in wounds. This problem of blood clotting, also known as thrombosis, usually leads to severe heart attacks and stroke. EGCG has become so reliable and popular in the medical community that it even produces better results than red wine, which contains a polyphenol called resveratrol that prevents heart diseases as well.

The production of green tea and many other kinds of tea originated from China. Black tea, jasmine tea, and all the other types do have their own healing properties, giving the same feeling of relaxation and inner healing in the body, but it is with green tea that many experience wondrous and long-lasting effects. Why so? Green tea and all the other teas manufactures differ in their processes. Green tea leaves are steamed, which prevents the epigallocatechil gallate from becoming oxidized unlike the black tea and the oolong tea leaves, which are fermented and are converted into compounds that are not as effective in preventing and fighting diseases and illnesses as green tea.

Green tea is natural, so you can expect very few side effects or maybe none at all when drinking it regularly. Other benefits that have been discovered recently include effective burning of calories when mixed with caffeine and the prevention of tooth decay and food poisoning because of its ability to destroy bacteria as well. Even products for the exterior such as the skin contain green tea.

How Ionized Water can help You

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on February 3, 2010 by ecofrenfood

How Ionized Water can help You Achieve better Heath

1. Ionized Water Is Nature’s Antioxidant

Alkaline, ionized water acts as a powerful and natural antioxidant.
Because 60% of our body weight consists of water it is important to look at what type of water will benefit you the most.
Ionized water through having a negative ORP (see below) and through producing hydroxyl ions helps with oxygen production, neutralizing harmful free radicals, increasing your energy level, correcting your body’s acid/alkaline balance, hydrating cells and in general reducing many of the symptoms of aging.

Millions of dollars are spent on the antioxidants vitamins A, C and E yet millions again are spent on buying bottled water that is over 100 times more acidic than regular water and which is unable to be ionized because all the essential alkalizing minerals have been taken out.

What vitamins A, C and E have in common with ionized water is they are capable of carrying oxygen with an extra electron attached. These hydroxyl ions in the ionized water seek out and neutralize free radicals. This is very important since free radicals are what cause damage to our cells and bring about disease and (premature) aging. When the hydroxyl ions as an antioxidant have neutralized the free radicals the result is a body rich in oxygen and energy.
In our modern world oxygen levels are depleted due to stress, environmental pollution, diet and lack of exercise. Oxygen helps to destroys cancer cells, removes waste, carries nutrients and also helps in resisting bacteria and viruses that invade your body. A glass of ionized water first thing in the morning is a wonderful way to greet every day.

A high positive ORP (such as found in most bottled and city water) creates oxidation and accelerates the aging process. In comparison, when you drink clean, ionized water you are drinking a powerful and natural antioxidant that renews us at the cellular level. How amazing that so much is spent on doctors, pills and cosmetics as our bodies dehydrate and acidify.
If you make fresh organic juice you will have an antioxidant with a -250 ORP. Yet Ionized water from a Jupiter Science ionizer will give this ORP and lower AND you will be able to drink and enjoy as much as you need throughout the day without any negative side effects.
If you are still addicted to coffee etc then try making it with ionized water. Not only will what you drink be so much healthier but the ionized water will also pull out the taste and flavor so much better than other water does.

When water is stored for over a day it becomes “dead”, By drinking your oxygen-rich, antioxidant ionized water straight from your alkaline ionizer you gain the most benefit.
If you slow the water flow down you will notice that your glass will have hundreds of very small bubbles floating in it. These bubbles are the hydroxyl ions and why your water now carries a negative ORP.

2. Ionized Water is Alkaline Water

Ionized Water helps to balance your body’s pH. In general, our bodies are out of balance and have become too acidic. Feeling over-tired, weak, restless, frustrated, stiff, overwhelmed, unfocused or confused are often early warning signs that our bodies are no longer able to cope with their toxic overload.

A body that is too acidic provides the ideal environment for diseases to manifest and thrive in. Our body tries to buffer (or reduce) the effect of this excess acid by taking calcium from the bones, and magnesium needed for heart health. It turns acidic wastes into solids and stores them in fatty tissues resulting in hardening of the arteries and excess weight. It stores crystalline deposits in joints that creates gout, inflammation and stiffness. As our body’s communication channels break down, cancerous cells may appear and organs will shrink and degenerate.
Because it is very alkaline, ionized water dissolves accumulated acid waste and helps to restore balance. Keeping yourself alkaline is your first line of defense in fighting any disease.

Ionized Water is up to Six Times more Hydrating
than Conventional Water
Ionized Water is very different from water that has been stored in dams and bottles. For many thousand of years, we have been genetically trained to drink water that has been moving (bouncing over rocks) and which is free from chemicals.
In a few places in the world you can still enjoy, in nature, the health benefits of clean, safe, ionized water. Now, we have alkaline water ionizers that bring this lost source to your kitchen sink. With ionized water the size and shape of the water molecule cluster is reduced in size and is changed in shape to hexagonal. This size and shape allows the water molecules to pass through your tissues more easily.
Also when the essential alkalizing minerals are ionized your body will be able to absorb and use them much more efficiently. In comparison, drinking reverse osmosis or distilled water will lead to mineral deficiencies and the ability of the body to absorb mineral supplements will be compromised if your body is already in an over-acidic state.

Ionized Water improves the Taste and Quality of Food

Because ionized water is able to hydrate food better, it is able to draw out its goodness and flavor better. It will also reduce the acidic level.

Acidic Ionized Water is great for the skin and itchy scalp..

The skin is naturally an acid organ. People who regularly use acidic water to wash their bodies tend to have a younger looking skin than those who use hard water. Hard water is water that is alkaline usually due to the presence of excess calcium. By applying acidic (soft) ionized water to the skin it will help to clear up excess bacteria (reduce acne and other blemishes) and will work like an astringent to tighten up the skin and remove wrinkles. In Japanese hospitals acidic water is used to help sterilize wounds, treat diabetic ulcers and keep hospitals clear of infectious bacteria and viruses. Acidic ionized water can also be used to reduce inflammation and itchiness caused by insect bites.