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The perfect introduction to a green beauty routine for hair, our Oleum Vera DIY Organic Hair Treatment Kit lets you create six customizable treatments to keep your hair happy and healthy the natural way! All-natural hair care restores strength and protects your hair from damage with organic ingredients that are both effective and gentle. You’ll be able to customize homemade masks, purifying rinses and soothing serums with our organic cold-pressed oils and simple ingredients to give your hair the nourishment it needs. How does it work? 1. Choose from dozens of our beauty recipes for hair treatments 2. Blend together our organic ingredients and oils with simple items from your kitchen according to the recipe 3. Enjoy your fresh, all-natural hair treatment! Whip up these beauty recipes for hair treatments (and dozens more) Our natural beauty recipes for hair use powerful ingredients like avocado, lemon, egg and banana along with high-quality organic, cold-pressed oils to create DIY hair masks and nourishing serums. •Purifying Lemon Hair Mask •Creamy Avocado Hair Mask Nourishing Serum for Dry or Damaged Hair Every Organic Hair Treatment Kit includes: •Organic Amla Oil - Highly useful in organic hair care, amla oil penetrates the scalp and strengthens hair follicles with its high essential fatty acid content. It is also a key organic ingredient in treatments for dandruff or a dry scalp. 1 fl oz •Organic Jojoba Oil - Organic jojoba oil closely mimics the natural oil we produce on our skin, and actually reduces greasiness while still providing moisture and lustre to our hair without clogging pores. 1 fl oz (30ml) •Organic Pomegranate Seed Oil --This natural and nutritious oil revitalizes and strengthens damaged hair by protecting against harsh chemicals and environmental damage. 1 fl oz (30ml) Are you in love with an organic hair care routine? Try our complete DIY Organic Hair Care Kit for even more unique ingredients and beauty recipes. Organic and responsible ingredients While choosing only the purest ingredients for our kits, we are keenly aware of our impact on the environment. All our plant-based oils are cold-pressed and unrefined - you won’t find any synthetic oils or GMO products here. Besides the fun of making your own organic cleansing oils and masks, you can also be comforted by the fact that they are also environmentally-friendly, sustainable and responsible. The best part? All packaging is recyclable and the containers are reusable. MMTUM, Inc. Montréal (Quebec) Canada H2G 1Z3 *Certified organic by Ecocert ICO according to NOP Standards *100% of the total ingredients are from organic farming - COSMOS ORGANIC certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to COSMOS standard **98% of the total ingredients are from organic farming
With this all-natural pampering kit from Oleum Vera, you will create 4 DIY face masks, 2 massage oils and 3 bath oils in the comfort of your own home. These brightening concoctions are made with the finest ingredients, free from GMO products and synthetics. The organic kit also features a selection of reusable containers and tools for your creations. Let’s face it - you need a spa day! How does it work? 1.Simply patch test the ingredients to determine your skin type and sensitivity. 2.Choose a recipe for the massage oil, bath oil or face mask that you crave the most. 3.Mix together the oils, clays and butters you need with everyday ingredients from your kitchen. 4.Your product is ready. Enjoy! Now, choose from several organic and wholesome recipes inside the pack: 1.Soothing Massage Oil - For All Skin Types 2.Meditative Bath Oil with Frankincense 3.Balancing Green Tea Mask - For Oily or Acne-Prone Skin 4.Love Philter Massage Oil - For All Skin Types If you want to bring homemade skin care into your day-to-day beauty routine, why not try the DIY Organic Face Cleansing Kit or DIY Organic Body Care Kit? Contents Plant-based oils •Macadamia Oil - Easily absorbed into the skin, macadamia oil is an ideal carrier oil and nourishes the skin with essential fatty acids. 2 fl oz (60ml) •Grapeseed Oil - This moisturizing oil helps to clear blocked pores, balance both dry and oily skin and calm breakouts. Its light texture makes it a go-to ingredient for massages. 2 fl oz (60ml) •Kukui Nut Oil - This natural oil contains essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants ideal for dry skin. 1 fl oz (30ml) •Avocado Oil - Avocado is one of the richest oil sources of vitamin C, E and provitamin A.With its hydrating and antioxidant properties, it also promotes new cell growth. 1 fl oz (30ml) Essential oils •Frankincense Essential Oil - Bursting with anti-aging properties and a naturally complex earthy scent, this essential oil helps protect, lift and tighten the skin 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Vetiver Essential Oil - Calm your mind and body with this gentle essential oil, which can even treat insomnia. Add to bath and massage oils to create your own spa at home. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Patchouli Essential Oil - Keep skin healthy, vibrant and glowing with this natural essential oil. Renowned for its regenerative and relaxing powers, it’s an ideal ingredient in body scrubs and butters. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Lavender Essential Oil - Often used to alleviate anxiety and insomnia and stimulate cell growth, this gentle ingredient is a must for any organic skin care program. Treat acne-prone, reactive skin with just a few drops. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) Clays and powders •White Kaolin Clay - Gentle yet stimulating, White Kaolin soothes the skin while absorbing impurities and exfoliating dry patches. 0.7 oz (20g)Bentonite Clay - Clear your skin with this powerful, porous clay. •Bentonite is perfect in products for oily skin as it draws out toxins and tightens the skin. 0.35 oz (10g) •Activated Charcoal - This form of carbon alleviates oily skin by absorbing and retaining toxins, dirt and chemicals. It also helps to make pores smaller and clearer, treat acne and deep clean the skin. 0.7 oz (30g) •Spirulina Algae - This algae help to fight skin inflammation and prevent premature signs of aging with its natural protein content. 0.7 oz (30g) High-quality accessories •Glass bottle •Dropper vial •Mortar and pestle •Funnel •Recipe booklet Organic and responsible ingredients While choosing only the purest ingredients for our kits, we are keenly aware of our impact on the environment. All our plant-based oils are cold-pressed and unrefined - you won’t find any synthetic oils or GMO products here. Besides the fun of making your own organic cleansing oils and masks, you can also be comforted by the fact that they are also environmentally-friendly, sustainable and responsible. The best part? All packaging is recyclable and the containers are reusable. MMTUM, Inc. Montréal (Quebec) Canada H2G 1Z3 Certified organic by Ecocert ICO according to NOP Standards 100% of the total ingredients are from organic farming - COSMOS ORGANIC certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to COSMOS standard
Toners are the ultimate secret weapon in a green cleansing routine, and you can adapt our exclusive beauty recipes for face to create the perfect toner for your skin type, whether it’s nourishing and moisturizing or clarifying and anti-acne. How does it work? 1.Choose from dozens of DIY toner recipes 2.Blend together our organic ingredients and oils with simple items from your kitchen according to the recipe 3.Enjoy your fresh, all-natural body facial toner! Whip up these beauty recipes for face (and dozens more) •Lemon & Cucumber Toner (for normal or combination skin) •Green Tea & Vodka Toner (for oily or acne-prone skin) •Peppermint & Chamomile Skin Freshener (for dry or sensitive skin) •Anti-Aging Hibiscus Toner •Tomato & Lettuce Toner (to reduce blemishes) Every Organic Toner Kit includes: •Organic, Plant-based Glycerin** - With the ability to attract and retain moisture, plant-based glycerin is perfect for soothing dry, dehydrated skin as part of your daily toner. 1 fl oz (60ml) •Non-GMO Vitamin E - Antioxidant Vitamin E helps to keep your homemade remedies fresh the natural way, and prolongs their shelf life. 0.5 fl oz (15ml) •Organic Rose Petals** - The natural oils in rose petals help to moisturize and soothe sensitive skin, leaving the face soft and calm. As well as bringing a sweet aroma to your homemade cosmetics, these petals are also high in Vitamin C. 0.1 oz (3g) •Organic Lavender Buds** - Lavender buds, used alone or with other flower petals, lend a pleasant scent to your organic, homemade creations. 0.1 oz (3g) •Eco-friendly Reusable Glass Spray Bottle Are you ready for an entirely green skin care routine? Try our complete DIY Organic Face Cleansing Kit and the DIY Organic Face Moisturizing Kit for cleansing oils, gentle facial scrubs, moisturizing serums, deep-cleansing masks and even more toners. Organic and responsible ingredients While choosing only the purest ingredients for our kits, we are keenly aware of our impact on the environment. All our plant-based oils are cold-pressed and unrefined - you won’t find any synthetic oils or GMO products here. Besides the fun of making your own cleansing oils and masks, you can also be comforted by the fact that they are also environmentally-friendly, sustainable and responsible. The best part? All packaging is recyclable and the containers are reusable. MMTUM, Inc. Montréal (Quebec) Canada H2G 1Z3 *Certified organic by Ecocert ICO according to NOP Standards *100% of the total ingredients are from organic farming - COSMOS ORGANIC certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to COSMOS standard **98% of the total ingredients are from organic farming
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Add a feeling of accomplishment to your life and personalization to your home with the ultimate practice in self-sufficiency: do-it-yourself projects from Mother Earth News. Get the know-how to fashion custom furniture, erect personal fences and more with the 479 pages of project tips and instructions in the Do-It-Yourself E-book Projects Collection on CD-ROM.
For the first time, Mother Earth News is proud to offer the complete Do-It-Yourself E-book Projects Collection on CD-ROM. This comprehensive collection includes 14 useful e-books with titles ranging from "How to Build a Pond for Fun or Food" to "How to Keep Your Basement Dry". The Do-It-Yourself E-book Projects Collection on CD-ROM is packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects to inspire self-sufficiency.
E-book Projects Included in the Collection:
This thoroughly updated seventh edition offers cyclists the information they need for riding a bicycle under all conditions: on congested city streets or winding mountain roads, day or night, rain or shine. It describes the sheer physical joy of cycling and provides the nuts-and-bolts details of how to choose a bicycle, maintain it, and use it in the most efficient manner.
Garden Projects gives you a range of plans for useful and ornamental additions to your garden. Each project is fully explained, with detailed step-by-step descriptions and illustrations to guide you through.
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The Green Building Decision Kit CD-ROM is the software that belongs to the Green Building Decision Kit. It's designed to educate and aid you with the decision making process of 'green' construction: residential or small commercial, new or remodeling.
The Green Decision Matrix software provides a comparison of options in each area of the green building discussion based upon with user's input. The software begins with input regarding your priorities (i.e. costs, living style, embodied energy, environmental impacts, etc.) and uses these priorities during the 'weighting' process to provide a most favorable to least favorable list for each component.
This CD-ROM, with or without the rest of the Green Building Decision Kit, is a helpful tool for keeping track of your priorities.
The How-to Guide to Building a Monolithic Concrete Slab Foundation DVD contains the latest information you need to know to build your own foundation.
Can't afford to buy that amazing piece from your favorite gallery? Unoriginal, store-bought "art" leaving you ... uninspired? With Handmade Walls, you can finally grasp that creative look you've always wanted without spending a fortune or succumbing to that cookie-cutter feel. Inside this book, you will find 22 imaginative ideas that will encourage you to fill your home with handmade creations. From showcasing a family photograph in a farmhouse-inspired frame to an elegant, multifaceted mirror that lights up an entire room, each of these projects will become a stunning addition to any space.
Perfect for anyone who has ever wanted to fill his or her walls and rooms with personality, Handmade Walls shows you how to use beautiful, budget-friendly art to turn your house into a home.
It examines how technological advances, design evolution and resourceful, out-of-the-box thinking about materials and efficiency can help us meet the challenge of building affordable, environmentally-friendly, beautiful and unique homes.
Malcolm Wells' fourth book about underground architecture will show you that building a house underground is not only possible but also a very good idea for those who want a friendly-with-the-earth life.
This book covers everything you need to know about underground building, from concept basics to house plans you can use for your own underground home.
An architect by trade, Wells lived in The Underground Art Gallery, in Brewster, Mass., and wrote several books about this subject, which he began promoting in 1964. A pioneer of underground building and natural design, he penned such best-selling books as Gentle Architecture and The Earth-Sheltered House. How to Build an Underground House is scanned from his own handwritten and illustrated pages and is self-published.
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How To Build With Grid Beam is a Mother Earth News book that will help you become familiar with the modular, reusable building system that is fast, easy, affordable and virtually goof-proof.
Grid beam's modular pieces and bolt-together construction make the system fast and straightforward to work with. It has all the advantages of an industrial building system: standard, modular sizes; uniform materials; and interchangeable parts. Projects knock flat and are easy to transport. Since the pieces can be used over and over again, grid beam is easy both on your wallet and on the environment — the authors have been using some of their components for over 30 years.
How to Build with Grid Beam includes hundreds of photos of real projects built over a 60-year period, showing the many uses of grid beam, from shelves for college students to projects involving alternative energy. The versatility of grid beam is inspiring, for beginners, more experienced do-it-yourselfers, and innovators who will develop their own designs. Even school-age children can use grid beam to build simple projects.
About the Contributor(s):
Phil Jergenson is an innovator who built the first grid beam vehicle.
Richard Jergenson built his first grid beam project in 1977.
Wilma Keppel is a writer and editor who is also a welder, carpenter and grid beam builder.
Research shows that people - given the right circumstances - can be caring, nurturing and collaborative. Presented with the opportunity, they gravitate toward actions and policies embodying empathy, fairness and trust instead of competition, fear and greed. The regeneration of social ties and the sense of caring and purpose that comes from creating community drive this essential transformation.
Cost-effective and adaptable, pole buildings are the perfect solution for tool sheds, barns, or even summer homes. Low-Cost Pole Building Construction focuses on designs that provide good wind resistance with minimal grading and no need to excavate for a foundation. With full plans for a number of sample buildings that include a solar cottage, garage, and woodshed, you’ll be able to quickly and effectively build the structure you need while saving both money and time.
In 2009, tastemaker and best-selling author Lena Corwin turned the top floor of her Brooklyn brownstone into a studio and began hosting classes for local crafters. In Lena Corwin's Made by Hand, she re-creates and builds upon her popular workshop series in order to reach crafters in Brooklyn and beyond. For this "best of" collection, she has chosen expert teachers and her favorite projects: Jenny Gordy introduces us to knitted socks and elegantly sewn tops and dresses; Cal Patch teaches how to make a modern embroidery sampler as well as a braided rag rug; and Corwin herself presents her favorite screen-printing and stamping techniques. In total, there are 26 lessons and projects, all presented with step-by-step photos and illustrations.
Other books tell us how to live the good life … but you might have to win the lottery to do it. Making Home is about improving life with the real people around us and the resources we already have. While encouraging us to be more resilient in the face of hard times, author Sharon Astyk also points out the beauty, grace and elegance that result, because getting the most out of everything we use is a way of transforming our lives into something much more fulfilling.
Written from the perspective of a family who has already made this transition, Making Home shows readers how to turn the challenge of living with less into settling for more: more happiness, more security and more peace of mind. Learn simple but effective strategies to:
We must make fundamental changes to our way of life in the face of ongoing economic crises and energy depletion. Making Home takes the fear out of this prospect, and invites us to embrace a simpler, more abundant reality.
Drawing from the latest medical studies, naturopath Dr. Judith Boice advises women on practical concerns such as bone health, phytoestrogens, diet and exercise, and hormone replacement therapy, and offers stories, interviews, and rituals to nurture women's mental and emotional health.
After a getaway in gorgeous rural Vermont-its mountains ablaze in autumnal glory, its Main Streets quaint and welcoming-Ellen Stimson and her family make up their minds even before they get back to St. Louis: "We're moving to Vermont!" The reality, they quickly learn, is not quite as glorious, often far too quaint, but, happily, worth all the trouble.
In self-deprecating and hilarious fashion, Mud Season chronicles Stimson's transition from city life to small Vermont farmhouse. When she decides she wants to own and operate the old-fashioned village store in idyllic Dorset, population 2,036, one of the oldest continually operating country stores in the nation, she learns the hard way that "improvements" are not always welcomed warmly by folks who like things just fine the way they've always been.
She dreams of patrons streaming in for fresh-made sandwiches and an old-timey candy counter, but she learns they're boycotting the store. Why? "The bread," they tell her, "you moved the bread from where it used to be." Can the citified newcomer turn the tide of mistrust before she ruins the business altogether?
Follow the author to her wits' end and back, through her full immersion into rural life-swapping high heels for muck boots; raising chickens and sheep; fighting off skunks, foxes and bears; and making a few friends and allies in a tiny town steeped in history, local tradition and that dyed-in-the-wool Vermont "character."
Keep your feet feeling good with luxurious recipes for creams and soaks, at-home pedicures, strengthening exercises, and foot massages.
Say goodbye to sore and irritated feet forever with this comprehensive look at foot care. In Natural Foot Care you'll find: