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How to Make a Flower Crown & Flower Wand

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You've probably heard about flower crowns, but what about flower wands? A flower wand is essentially a floral smudge bundle made up of flowers wrapped in twine. You can burn it, but it's so stunning you might not want to. Here's how to make both these amazing earthen pieces using the most sustainably sourced materials. DIY Flower CrownFlower crowns are absolutely gorgeous and can be worn to all sorts of wonderful events. Supplies:Floral wireFloral tapeFloral wire cuttersGreenery (forage for some in your area - fallen/broken off plants do well)Flowers (look for some at the farmers market, forage for some, or...

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5 Beauty Benefits of Yarrow

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Yarrow is mostly native to the temperate regions of the world, like the Northern Hemisphere: North America, Asia, and Europe. Yarrow is an herb and has beautiful little white disk flowers. It has a strong, sweet scent that makes it a great essential oil. Yarrow can be used for so many different things, due to its many properties. Here are five reasons this little perennial packs a big, beautiful punch to your beauty routine. Natural Astringent Yarrow is one the world's most powerful natural astringents. It shrinks the skin and promotes skin healing. It is definitely helpful to those who...

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Winter Herbal Remedies & Basic Tea Making

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It's easy to make tea, even simply from anything you can find in your kitchen spice cabinet. Here are some herbs and how they can help you during the winter or when you or a friend are in need.1. BASIC TEA BASE: (2 parts)Peppermint- great for cooling the body, for irritated lungs or to ease colds, awesome stomach calmer.Ginger- for recipes that require more heat in the body, “to remove the cold”Yerba Mate- caffeinated, “the green tea of South America”, great for the mind, circulation, contains medicinal properties.(use can also use green tea, black tea, white tea, roobios, spearmint, chamomile,...

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DIY Rose Ice Cubes

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There is something so feminine and beautiful about DIY rose ice cubes. They're not hard to make, but you will need access to edible, pesticide-free roses. Try growing some of your own organically or seeing if your local florist stocks edible roses. DIY rose ice cubes are stunning and absolutely perfect to add to drinks in the spring and summer. They're great for special events (weddings or parties), but can be used any day of the week to add a little extra beauty to your day.  Here's how to get started.DIY Rose Ice CubesFreezing rose petals in ice lets you...

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How to Make DIY Rosewater

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Rose water is great for the skin, and one spritz can help you feel instantly refreshed. Rose water can actually help control oil production and pH balance on the face. It also works as a lightweight moisturizer and has anti-inflammatory benefits that reduce redness. While you can definitely purchase rose water in stores, it's best to make it from scratch: This way, you know it's pure and it's super fresh. Here's how to make rose water (and how to use it). Ingredients:1 cup of fresh rose petals (about 2 roses)2 cups distilled waterEmpty bottle with a lidSauce pan Note: You...

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