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Tea tree oil is a mini medicine cabinet in a bottle


What mom wouldn't want a small, inexpensive, easy to keep, proven germ killer in her purse? Tea tree oil has a much wider range of use than those hand sanitizers, is natural, and goes further. Native to Australia, melaleuca alternifolia, or tea tree, has been used by the Aborigines for centuries. They would crush the leaves, place on a wound, burn, or skin infections, and hold them in place with a mud pack.Thought to be one hundred times more powerful than carbolic acid, yet non-poisonous to humans, the antiseptic action of tea tree is astonishing.

Gas and oil drilling threatens our water supply


Have you ever heard of “fracking”? Pioneered by Halliburton, traditional hydraulic fracturing is a process involving the injection of water, sand and chemicals into a well to release trapped gas deposits. Nice idea except for the increased risk of earthquakes, poisoned air and contaminated water.

Is using an oil-based personal lubricant a mistake for women?


When it comes to sexual stimulation or even treating vaginal dryness and irritation, most women have used a personal lubricant at one time in their life. Lubricants can help make things feel more pleasurable and even offer healing. When looking for a healthy lubricant, women often find themselves having to read through a variety of chemicals in an attempt to ensure that what they are using will not negatively impact their health. For example, many lubricants sold at your local grocery or drugstore contain parabens which are known toxins.

Bayou Frack-Out: The Massive Oil and Gas Disaster You've Never Heard Of


For residents in Assumption Parish, the boiling, gas-belching bayou, with its expanding toxic sinkhole and quaking earth is no longer a mystery; but there is little comfort in knowing the source of the little-known event that has forced them out of their homes.
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