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    Red Palm Oil

    Red Palm Oil By Betsy Wild I use a variety of oils. Olive oil for salads, salad dressings and even washing my face like they do in Greece; grape seed oil for sautéing and roasting; coconut oil for cooking, baking, …

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    Benefits of Bulk Buying

    Benefits of Bulk Buying By Betsy Wild Bulk food buying is the hallmark of eco-conscious consumers.  Buying in bulk doesn’t just mean buying huge quantities of items to save money, which makes sense for staples like toilet paper and paper …

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    Organic lawns

    Organic lawns By Betsy Wild About this time of year, we’ve had enough of winter and are anxious to start gardening and working on the lawn. There are lots of creative options for lawns and now is the time to …

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    The wonders of coconut oil

    The wonders of coconut oil By Betsy Wild Have you discovered the wonders of coconut oil?  For years, we’ve been told  that coconut oil is bad for you, but the reality is coconut oil has just the right kinds of fats, …

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    What’s wrong with Styrofoam?

    What’s wrong with Styrofoam? By Betsy Betsy Wild A lot!  Styrofoam, the trademark name of the Dow Chemical Company for polystyrene foam, and used for disposable cups and plates, food packaging, mailing material, appliance packaging and lots more, is manufactured from …

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    Get rid of those mice naturally

    Get rid of those mice naturally By Betsy Wild This year I have noticed a proliferation of mice in my house and even had a squirrel yesterday!  A recent article in the Boston Globe entitled, “Where did all the acorns …

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    Bug Killing Cedar Oil

    Bug Killing Cedar Oil By Betsy Wild One of my pet loving readers recently told me about CedarCide all natural, organic pet animal products whose base is non-toxic cedar oil. She swears by their shampoo, which leaves her Great Dane’s …

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    Ticks and Lyme Disease

    Ticks and Lyme Disease By Betsy Wild According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lyme disease is one of the fastest spreading infectious diseases in the United States.  Finally it’s starting to get some of the press it …

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    Natural remedies for insect bites

    Natural remedies for insect bites By Betsy Wild There are several precautions you can take to repel mosquitoes, like using a safe, non-toxic personal repellant, covering your arms and legs at dusk when the mosquitoes come out, avoid keeping standing …

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    Greener alternatives to chlorine bleach

    Greener alternatives to chlorine bleach By Betsy Wild Chlorine Bleach is one of the most effective clothes whiteners and disinfectants, but it can be toxic. Chlorine (Cl2) is among the ten highest volume chemicals manufactured in the United States. It …

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