This is guest post by Lea Harris of Nourishing Treasures about essential oils testing. I’m teaming up with Lea and a number of other bloggers to raise money for a lab test comparison of five essential oil brands.
The Mavea Water Filter Pitcher is an attractive, easy to use, quick processing filter that removes odors and many common contaminants. The elongated footprint allows it to fit in most refrigerator doors for convenience, and the automatic pour through lid of the Mavea Elemaris XL opens and closes automatically. Just put in a stream of water to fill, and the lid closes when the reservoir is full.
Mavea Water Filter Pitcher – Pros and Cons
Pro: The filter is FAST. In a matter of minutes, an entire reservoir of water is filtered. It’s been really handy during canning season for removing sulfur odor and hardness from our well water.
UNREAL™ candy is a better choice for those who want the convenience of a prepackaged sweet treat without all the “junk” commonly used in most of the national brands. (Check out a comparison under black light of UNREAL™ versus standard candy bar on their website.)
When we enjoyed our samples, one of the first things I thought was that the UNREAL™ products tasted more like I remember candy tasting when I was a kid. The peanut butter tasted like peanuts, the chocolate tasted like chocolate. The last time I purchased some of the mainstream brands (even when I purchased another brand of “natural” peanut butter cups), they were sweet, bland and had a rather waxy texture to the chocolate. Not so with the UNREAL™ treats. If I’m going to splurge on eating something sweet, I prefer to splurge on something that tastes good and is “less bad”.
What would you say if I told you that you could turn empty water bottles into t-shirts? Project Recycling has done exactly that. Each Project Recycling t-shirt is made from 50% organic cotton and 50% percent recycled plastic – yes, plastic. Each shirt contains roughly the equivalent of three 20 ounce water bottles – and they’re pretty comfy.
Building Soils Naturally: Innovative Methods for Organic Gardeners by Phil Nauta (AKA The Smiling Gardener) is all about helping you to grow the best quality food possible, starting from the ground up. It all starts with healthy soil. With living, balanced soil, plants are healthier, more pest and disease resistant, there are less weed problems, and your garden better accommodates moisture fluctuations.