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Sandal Season is Here!

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Sandal Season is Here!

                                THESE ARE NOT MY MOTHERS FEET!          Summer is here and I always get nostalgic remembering my childhood.  My mom was a barefoot mom and her toes were wrinkly and her heels 5 inches thick (well that might be an exaggeration) of dry skin and deep cracks, that bled and hurt. Even as a small child I thought: "My feet will never look like that!!!" Time clicks by and one day I looked at my feet and said "OMG I HAVE MY MOTHER'S FEET!".  Thank you mom for giving me the gift of feeling the earth on my...

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Tips for HEALTHY SUMMER SKIN

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Tips for HEALTHY SUMMER SKIN

We here at Midnight Oil Soap & Apothecary want to share a few tips to keep your skin healthy and beautiful through the summer.                                         1. EXFOLIATE for CLEAR, BRIGHT SKIN WHY?: Exfoliating skin removes dead, and dulling skin debris which prevent congestion and improves skin health. WHAT TO DO: Using Midnight Oil Goat Milk Soap will NOT strip away any of your natural skin oils due to it has a pH very close to your skins pH.  Goat's milk soap is very hydrating and exfoliating in itself.   PRODUCTS TO TRY: Any of our soaps but we recommend ~EXFOLIATOR it's...

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MAKING FOOD WITH WEEDS: CHICKWEED PESTO

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Chickweed is one of the first weedy herbs to grow in the early spring.   It is packed with minerals and was our ancestors first foods after a long winter.  Chickweed helps support and strengthen your immune system and adds much needed minerals to your body!  Especially after a long winter.  Fact: Chickweed contains more minerals then any vegetable grown in your garden!  So it is worth trying a few recipes. PESTO: 1 1/2 cup virgin olive oil 2 cups Chickweed 1 1/2 cup walnuts 3 cloves garlic 1 cup cheese I used Swiss Emmentaler but you can use Parmesan Sea...

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How to get FORSYTHIA BLOOMS in Winter!

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How to get FORSYTHIA BLOOMS in Winter!

One of my favorite thing to do every February is pick bare Forsythia branches and force them to bloom bright and yellow, in my house, when winter still holds the world around me. Forsythias are a bramble bush that grow in hedges or hidden in tree lines.  Once you see them blooming you know where they live.  THE HOW TO:  The bare branches will have little buds on them. These buds are the future flowers. Forsythia blooms before the leaves pop out. Cut your branches and place them in a vase of water in the house.   Note: the flowers appear...

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How to get FORSYTHIA BLOOMS in Winter!

kim hedine

How to get FORSYTHIA BLOOMS in Winter!

One of my favorite thing to do every February is pick bare Forsythia branches and force them to bloom bright and yellow, in my house, when winter still holds the world around me. Forsythias are a bramble bush that grow in hedges or hidden in tree lines.  Once you see them blooming you know where they live.  THE HOW TO:  The bare branches will have little buds on them. These buds are the future flowers. Forsythia blooms before the leaves pop out. Cut your branches and place them in a vase of water in the house.   Note: the flowers appear...

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