Water Soldier and Neem, What did You Know?

Wow, so much meat in this issue!

I enjoyed Elizabeth Sockol’s insights into a previously unheard of herb for me, Water Soldier.  It’s hardy to zone 6, so there is some possibility that I might find it where I live; I just need to go looking.  I’d better hurry, though, as summer isn’t going to last much longer.  Given the article’s warning about not using it for products, I won’t try it, but I would like to know if it’s around.

Neem Oil, what do you know about it?  Do you use it?  If not, I hope you’ve read Lindalu Forseth’s article.  This powerful herbal oil has potential for many useful products, from soap to garden insecticide.  Interestingly, it is also known for its ability to increase skin elasticity.  Be sure, however, to pay attention to its precautions.  Like most herbs, although it can be used safely, we need to know its potential for danger when misused.

Have you checked out the Readers Showcase Gallery?  It’s one of my favorite features of the magazine,  as I enjoy reading about other companies and seeing their creations.  This issue’s gallery is not an exception!  I’m inspired by Janie Clark’s (Selkies Artisan Soap Co.) successful business and Ann Stoermer’s Pitter Pattern Designs.  Her goodies look yummy enough to eat!

Finally, be sure to notice our fine advertising companies and check them out!  They offer quality products that you’ll be sure to enjoy.