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Make These 5 DIY Spa Treatments Using Flowers

Flowers are gifts to us in so many ways. They’re beautiful to look at, they filter our air and they provide nourishment. In addition to using flower recipes to give the inside of our bodies’ nutrients, we can use them topically to heal and soothe.The following are some ways you can incorporate flowers into DIY spa treatments.1. Lavender Massage OilIf you have aches and pains, and even if you don’t, you may like getting a massage from time to time. And, you might love the massage Continue reading [...]
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The Right Flowers to Add to a Spring Salad

Did you know that you can gather pretty spring flowers and put them into a salad? Not any spring flowers, but those that are of course edible and those that taste incredible.We love to prepare flowers with salads to bring to Easter potlucks, Mother’s Day brunches, and any special events that are happening during springtime. Usually guests at these gatherings are surprised, and delighted, to find our beautiful salads and to learn that they can eat what looks like mere decoration.We love sharing the fact that many edible flowers not only provide beauty, they also offer nutrition by way of vitamins and minerals and they give the body powerful doses of antioxidants. Continue reading [...]
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How to Grow Flowers You Can Eat

If you want to grow a flower garden that will supply you and your family with yummy food to eat, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to show you how to grow some flowers that you can mix into salads, teas, lemonades, and even baked goods. Most of the flowers we’ll introduce you to can be cultivated easily in a home garden or indoor window garden. They don’t need a lot of care, they’re cheap to grow from seed, and they’ll give you colorful blooms that are nourishing and gorgeous to add to meals and drinks. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers for Eczema Relief

Did you know that if you suffer with eczema, you can turn to flowers for healing? The following are some flowers that you can use to make soothing ointments, masques, and bath soaks to help relieve the discomfort associated with eczema.To use these flowers as an ointment, cut them into small pieces and then crush them, then mix them with a pure plant oil like almond oil or coconut oil. Apply your ointment and let it sit on the skin for as long as you can. Just pick the flower petals off when you feel like it. Flower masques are made like ointments and they work pretty much like ointments, but you can use larger flowers in a masque (and lots of them) and leave them plastered to your itchy skin for about 30 minutes. Then, you’ll want to rinse your masque off. Sometimes, soaking in a warm bath with the following flower petals inside can be what’s needed to soothe red and sore skin. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Make Healing Ointments

Did you know that many flowers can be made into healing ointments? We love to keep flowers like lavender and calendula around because they offer relief for a variety of conditions, such as dry skin, burns, and rashes. In addition to offering a bit of natural medicine for some of our ailments, these flowers (and several others) are quite beautiful to look at, so we make sure we frequently have some in our garden in or a vase indoors. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Bring Color to Winter

In the dead of winter, when most everything is white or a shade of gray, there are certain flowers that burst through the monochrome with bold, vivid color. Which flowers are these? They’re the following beauties, and they’re ones you should consider planting if you live in an area with mild winters. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Companion Plant in a Vegetable Garden

If you have a vegetable garden and are looking for the right flowers to plant to keep critters away, we have some ideas for you. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers for Healing

Do you know that there are some sicknesses that can be treated with flowers?Certain flowers offer healing because flowers they can lift the spirit and bring a positive mindset to an ill person. Which will surely help the regenerative process. But, flowers can also be consumed to health the body. Some flowers, after ingestion, can help you get well. And, there are particular flowers that, when applied to the body topically, promote healing. Continue reading [...]

Delightful Daisies: Many Kinds Mean Many Meanings

There are two types of daisy flowers, the Common or Lawn Daisy (the one you'll find populating lawns throughout much of Europe and the Americas), and the other members of the aster family that include chrysanthemums, dahlias, zinnias, gerbera daisies and calendula. So many types of daisies, so many flower meanings. Continue reading [...]

October Flowers

Different type of flowers symbolize different wishes; this article about the meaning of flowers for the month of October describes what message you'll be sending when you give October's birth month flowers to someone who has a birthday or other event in October (the calendula is the birth month flower for October; the alternative is cosmos flowers.) Continue reading [...]