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    Blog posts of '2010' 'August'

    (0) Heal a Burn Using Coconut Oil or Lavender Oil
    Heal a Burn with Coconut Oil Virgin coconut oil has a natural cooling nature that is very helpful when healing burns. After submersing your burn in cold water, apply coconut oil generously, and reapply throughout the day to keep the burn well coated with the oil. This helps to relieve the pain and also speed up the healing pr...
    (0) What Oats Can Do For Your Skin!
    [caption id="attachment_3560" align="alignnone" width="278" caption="Oatmeal and Vitamin E Soap"][/caption] Oats have been used by Egyptians and and Arabians since 2000 BC. The ancient Romans and Greeks also used oat baths to heal skin problems. Now people in the U.S. are starting to catch onto the...
    (0) Little Jefrey Finds a Home at Moukondo Orphanage
    [caption id="attachment_3554" align="alignnone" width="225" caption="Jefrey"][/caption] At Africa Imports, a percentage of every purchase is used to support several orphanages throughout Africa. One of these orphanages is the Mpila Orphanage in the Congo, where children can sleep and play in safety...
    (0) African Recipe Favorite - Tanzanian Curried Spinach with Peanut Butter
    Warm up your taste buds with the delicious flavors of coconut milk, spinach and curry. What You Need: 2 lbs spinach (collards may be substituted) 1½ oz peanut butter 1 tomato 1 onion 2 tsp curry powder 1 cup coconut milk 3 Tbsp cooking oil 1 tsp salt How To Make The Curry: Wash the spinach, and...
    (0) New African Fabrics Just Added!
    [caption id="attachment_3551" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Black Kente African Wax Print Fabric"][/caption] We've just added 33 new fabrics to our web site! You can find the new kente fabric shown above, or a huge variety of hand-made brocade fabrics, lace fabrics, and wax print fabrics. ...
    (0) Another Way to Use Fragrance Oils!
    Next time you grab your vacuum cleaner take a minute to add some fragrance to your vacuum cleaner bag! All you have to do is soak a cotton ball in your favorite fragrance oil and then place it inside your vacuum cleaner bag. This way, as you're vacuuming your house the aroma of the fragrance oil wil...
    (0) Only 8 Left! Pink Brocade Wrap Skirt Sets
    [caption id="attachment_3536" align="alignnone" width="117" caption="Pink and White Brocade Wrap Skirt"][/caption] In the next few weeks we will be adding a lot of new garments in limited quantities. Why? Because the garments are hand-made, and each one takes a lot of time to create by hand. We wan...
    (0) Use Coconut Oil to Soften and Nourish Your Hair!
    [caption id="attachment_3533" align="alignnone" width="234" caption="Virgin Coconut Oil"][/caption] Use coconut oil as a hair mask to heal dry, damaged hair, get rid of split ends and keep your hair softer and stronger. To use on hair, apply a small dollop and leave on for about 30 minutes. Rinse ...
    (0) Celebrating National Women's Day in South Africa - August 9th
    Tomorrow is an important day in African women's history. On August 9th, 1956, some 20,000 women marched to the Union [government] Buildings in Pretoria to protest against a law requiring black women to carry passes. On the way to the Union Buildings the women sang a freedom song: "Wathint' abafazi...
    (0) Make Your Own Fragrances! It's Easy
    At Africa Imports you can find a huge selection of fragrance and essential oils, but have you ever wondered how to make your own fragrances? Do you want something all your own that combines all your favorite scents? It's easy! Step #1 - Pick your base oil. A base oil is a healthy, nourishing oil t...
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