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Detox Your Home, Part Two by Bethany George

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Detox Your Home, Part Two by Bethany George

In part one of the topic (last week's blog post), we talked about what is in your home cleaning products and acknowledged the risks involved in regular exposure to them. So...now what are we supposed to do with this information? We have been taught by big industry that we need heavy hitters (in terms of fragrance, caustic properties, and foaming action) in order to make our home "clean". I think perhaps we get to redefine what "clean" actually is. Sometimes our ways of doing things are based on tradition, how we were taught, or simply habit. Sometimes it just takes...

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Detox your Home, Part One (by Bethany George)

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Detox your Home, Part One (by Bethany George)

Spring is here, and warmer weather is (mostly) upon us. As we open the windows and let in the fresh air, many of us get the itch to clean up the staleness of winter. Dust all the knick knacks, rearrange the furniture, and move things around to get all those unseen places clean and ready for summer.  This is the time we reach into our cupboards and pull out the standard cleaners. For many of us, we grab the same types of cleaners our moms used, not realizing it's time to turn a critical eye to them. Let's flip those bottles over...

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A Jewel of a Salve: The power of Jewelweed

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A Jewel of a Salve: The power of Jewelweed

Impatiens capensis, (the orange   jewelweed, common jewelweed, spotted jewelweed, spotted touch-me-not, or orange balsam), is an annual plant native to North America. It is common in bottomland soils, ditches, and along creeks, often growing side-by-side with its less common relative, yellow jewelweed (I. pallida). We are lucky enough in Ohio to have both varieties, both of which are medicinal and wonderful.  Impatiens capensis, (the orange   jewelweed, common jewelweed, spotted jewelweed, spotted touch-me-not, or orange balsam), is an annual plant native to North America. It is common in bottomland soils, ditches, and along creeks, often growing side-by-side with its less common...

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Why we do pop-ups at farmer's markets

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Why we do pop-ups at farmer's markets

Haven Herbs got its start as a Lily solo venture, Boline Apothecary. And Boline Apothecary got its start at farmer's markets all over Columbus before becoming a brick-and-mortar shop in 2013. There are several reasons we have returned to farmer's markets (in addition to pop-ups at North Market) and they are all about sustainability, the local economy, bioregional herbalism, and sourcing.1. Sustainability:Keeping our pop-ups as local as possible means less reliance on fossil fuels to get our formulas into your hands. Most people walk to the local farmer's market and they also get to know their farmers and producers. This is...

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Back to the Garden Kit

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Back to the Garden Kit

Spring in Ohio is a glorious thing. After months of dreary grey skies, we start getting radiant blue ones, fluffy clouds, and the daffodils, crocuses, and budding trees make us positively giddy with the promise of renewed life. Most people I know really look forward to the returning sun and warmth and cannot wait to get in their garden. Even though gardening has its own woes- pushing back encroaching Poison Ivy, rousing sleeping bugs and their bites, and those dry gardener's hands! Haven Herbs wants you to enjoy every minute of your gardening adventure and we have created a set...

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