Image credit: bsterling @ Flickr, CC licence This post is part of Terrifically Useful Tuesday looking at the immense benefits plants have for people. See more in this series here. One of the things I love about the internet is that you can set up systems to send you alerts for wonderful things. My french toast this morning was interrupted [...]
Tomato stains on your expensive Tupperware? Trying to reuse those takeaway containers for leftovers but they still have laksa stains on them? Mix lemon juice with baking soda to make a paste and cover the stains. Leave them alone for a couple of hours and wash those stains away. See more of LovePlantLife’s uses for [...]
I spent Election Day smelling the roses, literally. As there has been so much manure on the campaign trail, I thought it only fitting. I’m now as sunburnt as a Raspberry Ice floribunda. But I don’t think it’s that making me feel ill. I’ve been staying up late surrounded by Whittaker’s chocolate wrappers, with a [...]
Much like kudzu, LovePlantLife is everywhere, climbing all over the internet, invading your social media space. A day after Google+ launched it’s +Pages, LPLL was up there staking it’s claim in the latest ‘social’ real estate. Quick, aye? Finger on the pulse. Actually it was completely accidental, but thanks Paul Callaghan for keeping me in [...]
Sweet iris Iris pallida, the source of orris root used in perfumery. Flowering for the first time in the gardens at LPL HQ. The rhizomes are harvested after three years and then dried for up to five years and give off the aroma of violets. Perfumes that smell powdery contain orris root. The preparation of [...]
Nasty things are reported to be found lurking in deodorant bottles-parabens, PEGs, hormone-disrupting fragrances and antibacterials, petrochemicals, aluminum compounds. So throw it out and use your lemons! Just slice one in half and rub it under those armpits. The antibacterial properties will keep you feeling lemony fresh. Image from Wikimedia Commons. See more of LovePlantLife’s uses for lemons.