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Wednesday, April 23 , 2014

Homemade Tea Relieves Gas

Gas happens to everyone! But if you despise stomach discomfort...and you enjoy the company of others...gas is a good thing to get rid of. Here's an easy remedy from your kitchen...

Crumble up one-half teaspoon of dried bay leaves, and add to a six-ounce cup of just-boiled water. Let it steep for five minutes, then strain out the leaves and drink the liquid slowly. You should feel relief before you finish your tea.

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Monday, April 14 , 2014

3 Homemade Salt Substitutes

Do you need to watch your salt intake? Well, don't trade in flavor for bland! Here are three Wilen sisters–approved recipes from a company that pays its bills with seasonings, McCormick & Company.

For green salads or salt shakers:

2 teaspoons thyme

2 teaspoons ground savory

1 teaspoon sage

2 teaspoons basil

1 Tablespoon marjoram

For soups, stews, poultry or pot roast:

1 Tablespoon thyme

1 teaspoon sage

2 teaspoons rosemary

1 Tablespoon marjoram

For cooked vegetables, beef or mayonnaise-based salads:

1 teaspoon celery seeds

1 Tablespoon marjoram

1 Tablespoon thyme

1 Tablespoon basil

Mix ingredients for the blend you choose, multiplying the recipes by however much you need, and grind together in a blender or use a mortar and pestle. Store in a tightly covered dark glass jar, and be sure to label.

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Thursday, April 10 , 2014

Homemade Hair Revitalizer

Healthy hair does not have to be an expensive endeavor! This was our beautiful mother's favorite hair treatment (actually, it was her only hair treatment).

Slightly warm one-half cup of olive oil. Mom put it in a four-ounce eyedropper bottle and let it stand in very hot water for a few minutes. You may want to add a few drops of an extract like vanilla or almond to make it more fragrant. Then, using the eyedropper, she'd squirt the warm oil all over her hair and massage the oil into her scalp. Once her whole head was covered, she'd shampoo it out. No need to let it sit.

Do this once a week, or more often, for lustrous, healthy hair.

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Friday, May 18 , 2012

How to Clean Costume Jewelry

Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda in 1 cup of warm water, dip a soft cloth in the solution and gently clean the jewelry.

Caution: Do not use distilled white vinegar or any other cleanser that might undo the glue bonds.

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