Dragon Fruit Growing and Production

Night blooming cactus or dragon fruit as it is popularly known in the Philippines belongs to the Family Cactaceae under the genus Hylocereus and Selenicereus. It is a native plant from Mexico, Central and South America where they are called “pitaya” or “pitahaya”. They are one of the most widely distributed members of the family,

Guide to Silkscreen Printing Business

The heart of the process involves a fine mesh or screen that is tightly stretched around a rigid frame. The areas that are not to be printed are masked out on the screen. To create the print, the framed screen is positioned over the item to be printed along with a dollop of thick ink.

Yacon, the Medicinal Root Crop

Yacon (smallanthus sonchifolius). A perennial herb, endemic lo the Andes. With spony stems purple projections: small, terminal yellow to orange colored flowers. A member of the sunflower family, with large, tuberous edible sweet roots, low in calories and are eaten raw. Leaves can tolerate partial shading, a trait useful for agro-forestry. It grows fast in

How to Make Glutathione Herbal Soap

These days, a lot of women and men wish they had fairer or whiter skin — an aspiration that has become a great driving force for the health, beauty, and wellness industry. Much of the skin whitening process, of course, depends on antioxidants. These are substances that are known to reduce skin damage and skin

How to make Aromatherapy in Bottles

The aromatic liquid, consisting of 77 percent deodorized alcohol, 16 percent demineralized water, 5 percent fragrance, 1.5 percent dipropylene glycol (DPG), and 0.3 percent fixative. Whether you are producing less or more of this product, the proportion should remain the same. Using the graduated cylinder, measure the fragrance and pour it into the Boston bottle.

Getting into the Franchising Business

Franchising is a method of business expansion whereby a franchisor (business owner or manager) allows a franchisee (person or entity) to market products or services under the franchisor’s name and trademark and in strict adherence to a system he prescribes. In return, the franchisee pays a fee and, usually, an ongoing royalty fee. Moreover, the