1.Leave Your Car at Home
2.Think Reusable When You Drink
3.Slip Into Something a Little More Healthy
4.Choose Locally Grown or Organic Food
5.Do Some Old-School Cleaning
6.Clean Up Your Water and the Environment
7.Make the World a Greener Place
8.Help Yourself to Less Meat, Help the Environment
9.Choose a Greener Way of Cleaning Clothes
10.Go Organic: Grow Your Own Food!
I just planted a few lavender plants in my front yard. They were doing fine, but recently their leaves starting to turn yellow and they seem a little wilted. I'm reading online that this could be a result of over or under watering, but I'm not sure which one it is. I only water them about once a week. I was wondering if maybe there's an all natural fertilizer I could use that would help them survive. Any suggestions or resources would be great! Thanks!
I've read the memories and it was super helpful but I still have a few questions.
I came down with a cold about a week ago and did my best to rest for 3 days, be good, not work out and blow my nose as much as it could take to get rid of phlegm for fear of getting bronchitis (again).
This is the 3rd freaking time I've gotten it. The first two times were from stints of casual smoking (self inflicted) but this time around it's been a year since I've had a cigarette. I'm confused because this is the first time this year that I've been sick. I have been taking care of myself in the ways of lemon with warm water in the morning and throughout the day, yoga, diet, vitamins, sleep, etc.
I was prescribed a Z-Pack and a couple other things...
What I'm wondering:
-Is there something I can do to prevent a cold from turning into bronchitis?
-Can this be battled without antibiotics?
-Do my pollen allergies have anything to do with this?
-What point should I be alarmed and get antibiotics between the viral to bacterial time?
Thanks so much for reading, I really appreciate it.
- Current Location:United States, Chicago
i live in on a heavily trafficked two lane street, and the freeway is kind of close. the whole house has that black pollution dust all over it. the backyard is huge and the houses on all three sides have large yards with tall trees (which i'd like to think are cleaning the air for me).
probably about 4 or 5 years ago, a girl who lived in my house built a planter bed and filled it with soil. for the past three years, it has just had weeds growing it in, but i decided to fix it up this winter. i found this lovely dark soil created by composting piles of leaves, and i mixed some of this in with the soil in the beds. now it's time to plant, but i am concerned about the soil quality.
i have done research about contaminated soil in city gardens, and most articles say to plant in raised beds because soil that you find in your back yard is usually contaminated, but none of them mention the possibility of pollution settling on the beds and causing contamination. i am especially worried since i used the mulch from the leaves, which were probably quite dirty leaves. i probably shouldn't have done that, but it was so happy and filled with worms!
does anyone have any advice for me?
Many thanks in advance.
I'm 29 with pretty fair skin that will initially burn then tan when exposed to sun I've almost always used SPF when out in the sun but regardless I am nw seeing a few age spots, mostly on my cheeks and a bit on my forehead. Not super noticeable but nevertheless makes my skin look uneven and bleh. Any tips? I've considered bleaching creams. I've tried fruit peel type masks but haven't noticed much change. Any products? Techniques? Help pls!
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In November I moved to a new apartment. I don't know how they're getting in, but I've seen several lady bugs around the place already. One or two dead ones, and a few live ones which I've escorted outside. Now that nice weather is coming 'round, I've opened my windows and in the bottom of one of them I found somewhere in the neighborhood of seven dead lady bugs. I have a feeling that this is going to be a problem come summer. The screens aren't torn, so how can I keep them out?
This is sort of a followup to this entry I wrote a while ago: http://naturalliving.livejournal.com/65
I was asking about how I should be taking care of my face. The consensus seemed to be, nothing is necessary, if you want to do something, cleanser + moisturizer is good. Using two products seemed kind of overwhelming so I decided to try another suggestion instead, honey.
I really liked using honey, and it really helped my skin and reduced pimples. Supposedly it's both cleansing and moisturizing, so I didn't feel the need to use anything else, and my skin didn't seem to need anything else. But lots of little milia spots started appearing around my eyes and on my cheeks. I had the same reaction when I was using the oil cleansing method.
So I have a few questions:
1. Is there anyway for me to use honey but avoid getting milia?
2. Is there any other single product I could use that would both cleanse and moisturize?
3. If not, do you have any other simple suggestions I could use to cleanse and moisturize? Preferably something with no questionable ingredients... I use jojoba and coconut oil sometimes to moisturize, so I think I'm mostly looking for cleanser suggestions.
Thank you so much! This is all very confusing to me!