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Removing Sticky Label Residue from Plastic and other surfaces

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Removing Sticky Label Residue from Plastic and other surfaces

This is a great little tip for removing that annoying sticky reside left behind when you peel off a sticker from a plastic bag, bowl, bottle etc. Getting glue to stick well to plastic in the first place can be quite difficult so manufacturers will generally use quite strong glue. That's great for them, but not for you when you want to remove it, so here's an effective method that we at The Herb Shed use on a daily basis to achieve a glue free, non-sticky result. Firstly, remove as much of the label as you can, by picking with...

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Removing Nasty Sweat and Urine Stains from Your Mattress

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Removing Nasty Sweat and Urine Stains from Your Mattress

Has your young child ever had an accident while sleeping and left a urine stain? Have you ever changed the sheets on your bed and low and behold as you are removing the sheets you happen upon a stain? Or, do you have a sweaty teenager or hairy husband who leave stains? Sounds familiar, Right? Try this simple but very effective handy hint: it really does work a treat. 3 tablespoons of baking soda8oz (236mls) hydrogen peroxideA few drops of dish washing liquid Use a spray bottle to spray the affected areas being careful not to saturate the mattress, as...

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Matcha Green Tea...Full of Goodness

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It's Official....Matcha Green Tea is a Big Deal!  Although, Matcha Green Tea may have been around for over 1,000 years, it's only just recently that its become popular among the herbal and healthy tea drinking folk. It's gained a lot of attention among "the hip and trendy people" including Hollywood celebrities, who are enjoying the health benefits of Matcha Green Tea in some form or another.  Whether it is being drank the traditional way involving a scoop of Matcha being placed in a special bowl with a little hot water added, then beaten or stirred with a bamboo whisk to...

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Here's a Bottle of Poison. Drink It. It Tastes Yummy!

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If a stranger came up to you and handed you a bottle of poison and told you to drink it, would you? What if it was from a loved one? Would you drink it then? Well that's exactly what happens every day, believe it or not. We are poisoning our loves ones. We eat and drink food each and every day that's been genetically modified, sprayed with pesticides, and loaded with preservatives and sugars, without any thought. It's no wonder the population is becoming sicker, and obesity is now a huge problem, pardon the pun. The organisations who modify our...

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The Herb Shed - An Idea Is Born

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The Herb Shed was created from an original idea of a close friend who recognized a need for alternative ways in helping people dealing with stress, anxiety, insomnia, lack of energy, and other issues while coping with the challenges of daily living in today's fast paced and complicated world. We must thank her wholeheartedly for that moment of brilliance as without that initial idea The Herb Shed would never have come to fruition. We built on this idea and we undertook research and applied our own knowledge from our own experiences of using herbal remedies in our own lives to...

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