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Sweet Remedies: Healing Herbal Honeys – Dawn Combs


Sweet Remedies is packed with lots of information about honey. It is filled with recipes and combinations of honey and herbs for medicinal purposes. It introduces us to how honey is made (how bees produce honey), properties of honey, and tips on how to harvest honey.

This book gives a fascinating insight into the history of the healing properties of honey. It also covers various healing traditions around the world. It also includes tips on blending herbs and honey to make Herbal Honey Soda, Infused Herbal Honey, Oxymel (a blend of Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey), and so on.

Sweet Remedies features some honey recipes including honey spreads, Honey Coated Granola, smoothies, as well as ideas for using infused honey. The author also guides the potential beekeeper on how to grow their honey and presents the best practices to ensure sustainable beekeeping.
Recommended to everyone.

  • Pages: 224
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (2 April 2019)

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Living Decor: Plants, Potting and DIY Projects – Maria Colletti


Living Decor is a practical guide filled with ideas on how to design your botanical style with indoor houseplants such as moss, ferns, monsteras, terrariums and so on. This book is filled with step-by-step instruction, accompanied by photos to inspire the gardener to create their own gardening style.

Living Decor is divided into three parts: The first chapter introduces a design concept called Display Mixology which involves using a still-life portrait of objects. Here, the author gives an insight into her design style and her choice of houseplants. This chapter also covers plant care tips; watering the plants, light, photosynthesis and how to look out for bugs that may harm houseplants. For each houseplant mentioned in this book, the author also includes their botanical names; tips on how to place the plant to receive optimum sunlight, watering technique and the design mixology.

The second chapter features some indoor gardening styles, and planters suited for the houseplants. It also features planting techniques alongside step-by-step DIY projects to create your own design style. Here, you will find tips on how to match your houseplants with your home decor.

Finally, in the last chapter, you will find resources on where to get plants, planters and other design materials. This chapter also includes flea markets, craft fairs, and workshops; bloggers, and houseplant delivery service. I came away from the book knowing a great deal more about houseplants (including my aloe vera plant in my backyard 🙂

This book has renewed my passion for indoor gardening, and if you’re a plant lover like me, you will love this book.

  • Pages: 176
  • Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group – Cool Springs Press (19 March 2019)

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We Build Our Homes – Laura Knowles


What a delightful picture book! We Build Our Homes is an informative book which gives insight on how animals and humans build their homes.

Animals include honeybees, trapdoor spiders, meerkats, termites, polar bears, chimpanzees and so on. With beautiful and colorful illustrations accompanying each story, these stories are long enough to pique a child’s interest in animals and their habitats. Highly recommend to children and animal lovers.

  • Pages: 64
  • Publisher: words & pictures ( 16 October 2018)

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How to Look and Feel Younger for Longer – Ellen Joubert


How to Look and Feel Younger for Longer is an informative read that includes detailed information and recommendations on skin care and ageing gracefully.

The book covers most aspects of skincare and hair care. With 68 color images and illustrations, Ellen guides the reader through a range of skincare routines including how to exfoliate properly and the right products to use.
She also provides useful insights into the effects of the sun on the skin and recommends the best sunscreen to use.

This book addresses common skin problems such as acne and how to prevent breakouts. It covers facial rejuvenation treatments and home remedies for the face and neck. It contains exercises that can help tone the face and neck, keeping them firmer and smoother, as well as the right diet for healthy skin. This is a book to be read and reread. I highly recommend this informative book to both men and women of any age.

  • Pages: 210
  • Publisher: BooksGoSocial ( 8 October 2018)