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    Herbal Lore: Basil

      When I say “basil”, do you think “pesto”? Pesto made with sweet basil just happens to be one of my most long-standing addictions, but with over 50 different varieties (possibly as many as 150!) distributed around the world, basil is about much, much more…. Since ancient times, basil has found its way into our food, medicine and cosmetics. It’s antibacterial and antiviral, and a good source of vitamin A, vitamin K, iron, and calcium. Basil has been used medicinally to ease headaches, sore throats, coughs, nausea, and to ease nervous tension. It’s also reputed to strengthen dry or brittle hair, restoring hair’s natural luster and shine.   D.I.Y. One…

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    In-Store Demo: Sept. 8

      I’ll be at River Valley Market on Saturday, September 8th from 11 am to 2 pm sampling my skin and baby care as part of the ‘Eat Local, America’ celebration 🙂 Stop by and say hello, plus take advantage of the in-store 10% Off Sale!