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Arnica ~ Arnica montana
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🌼 This sunny flower is called Arnica. We include beautiful organic arnica oil in our Muscle Balm and Muscle Relief roll on.Here’s a little more info on this special stuff:Botanical Name: Arnica montanaOther Names: Mountain Daisy, Mountain Tobacco, Leopards Bane, Wolfsbane.Family: AsteraceaeParts Used: Flowering heads, picked on a sunny day after the morning dew has evaporated. The heads are then dried in temperatures at least 21°C (70°F) away from direct sun. Arnica is a perennial, flowering herb in the Asteraceae (and sunflower 🌻) family that grows naturally in central Europe, Siberia, Canada, and the northern United States. The flowers have...
Cleaning and disinfecting in COVID times
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So, what is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting? To distinguish, cleaning removes visible grime, while disinfection removes most pathological microbes. According to CDC (2020), cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. It does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection. Disinfection refers to using chemicals, to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection. General recommendations for cleaning and...
Super Easy Hand Sanitizer Recipe
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Here is a super easy, much cleaner version of hand sanitizer that you can make in under a minute! With cold and flu season upon us keep one close for those grotty moments! To kill bacteria and viruses you need 60% alcohol. The best one to use is 95% grain alcohol (or ethyl alcohol) - but this can be hard to find, and/or expensive... what’s the difference? rubbing alcohol (or isopropyl alcohol) is readily available in super markets and chemists. Rubbing alcohol has had chemicals added (aka. Denaturants) to make it taste bad. Generally, rubbing alcohol is a byproduct of...