How to dry fresh herbs [Illustrations]

How to dry fresh herbs [Illustrations] | ecogreenlove

Originally published by , illustrated by Alessandra Olanow on westelm.com

Herbs add life to you windowsill and flavor to your cooking. But most varieties also grow way too fast for you to use them all. See how easy it is to dry fresh herbs and make the most of your indoor garden.

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Easy-to-Grow Indoor Plants That Thrive [Infographic]

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Growing plants indoors can be beneficial to both body and mind. Normal plant processes include absorbing CO2 and releasing moisture into the air. Physically, both of these functions can be beneficial in a stuffy office environment. Humans breathe in air, absorb O2, and exhale CO2, while plants will do the opposite – absorbing the CO2 and releasing O2. This exchange makes having plants around seem like a logical idea. One study, published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, studied possible benefits of indoor plants, finding that indoor office plants could prevent fatigue during attention-demanding work. Plants can actually make us smarter!

Now, this sounds good in theory, but how does one go about getting their office or home filled with plants in an easy way? You’re at the right place! This infographic shows you which plants are worthy of your selection, along with some informative notes on care. Pothos, Spider Plant, English Ivy, Rubber Tree, Dumb Cane, Fiddleleaf Fig, Heart-Leaf Philodendron, Snake Plant, Jade plant, Cast Iron Plant, Peace Lily, and Ponytail Palm are the gems listed below.

Whichever you choose, you should ensure you adhere to some important best practices when it comes to caring for house plants. The most important of these are not over-watering your plant, and pruning your plant to keep the foliage even.

Natural Hair Care

Originally Published by ThankYourBody.com

Hair care is SO personal. What works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another. And that’s why today I’m excited to share this ultimate all natural hair care roundup. I’m going to be answering a few of the most common questions I’ve received about natural hair care and then sharing great recipes and tutorials to hopefully help you find YOUR favourite natural hair care routine.

Read the Q&A directly on ThankYourBody.com. Continue reading for all natural hair care recipes:

DIY ShampooGrayLossDry & DandruffDyeDetanglerGelPomadeSprayDetox
Special Condition Treatments

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DIY Fall Decorations with Nature

Officially, Autumn is here! What I love about Fall is the cozy indoor weather, having cups of tea and watching the colourful leaves covering the ground. But apart from leaves, there are some other stuff falling from trees like pinecones, Kastanien (chestnuts) and acorns, which are great to collect them for home/office decoration don’t you think? And well, even if they don’t fall from trees, but is the major icon for Fall: Pumpkins! Below there are ideas which I hope they inspire you:

Dry LeavesPineconesChestnutsAcornsPumpkins & Seasonal Fruit • for Kids

Fill a tray and containers with assorted berries, nuts, and fruit.
The combination fruits, pinecones, leaves, gourds, and more provides a variety of colors, shapes, and textures that instantly makes the arrangement look complete
Fall Plant Arrangement

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Eat by Date – How long does Food last?

IMG from “Food expired? Don’t be so quick to toss it” by Alexandra Sifferlin on TIME.com

It may come as a shock, but printed food dates are not federally regulated and do not refer to food safety. Thus, it is usually safe to eat your “expired” food after its printed date has passed. This article helps you determine what’s in a “use by”, “best before”, “best by” or “sell by” date to help you break away from the food date myth. Utilize the shelf life resource and stop throwing out perfectly good food.

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