June 12, 2013

Chilled Hibiscus Tea / Agua Fresca de Jamaica (Fú Róng Hūa)

hibiscus flowers

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cup of Jamaica (Hibiscus) Flowers
  • 3 cups of water
  • 4 cups of water to make 2 quarts of the final drink
  • 3/4 cup of coconut palm sugar or 1/2 cup honey
  • Ice cubes

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March 13, 2010

Beautiful Skin – Cosmetic Ingredients to Avoid

In the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the United States government defined cosmetics as products for cleaning, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering appearance.  They were not defined by their ingredients, but rather what they were designed to do. Unlike drugs, cosmetics are largely unregulated. They are not required to be tested by the FDA or by any other governmental entity before they are released on the market.  In other words, they are tested on consumers when we buy the product.  The following is a brief discussion of five common harmful cosmetic ingredients.

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