An independent two-year controlled study at the biology greenhouses of the University of Houston discovered that Knox Unflavoured Gelatine is an ideal source of nitrogen for plants that leads to healthier, fuller, and greener houseplants.

In nature, plants derive nitrogen from decomposing plant and animal matter (compost), and the plants convert the nitrogen into protein, the "building blocks" needed for growth.  Since compost is an impractical method of cultivating houseplants, various types of chemically produced inorganic nitrogen is available.  However, inorganic nitrogen requires special care in order to avoid the risk of overfeeding and accidental ingestion by children.  Organic nitrogen, on the other hand, works on a time release basis.  This ensures that even an accidentally large application will not damage the plants, so that overfeeding is virtually impossible.

Knox Unflavoured Gelatine has been proven as an ideal organic nitrogen source for today's indoor gardener.  It is a practical, economical nitrogen source that also meets the criteria for cleanliness, convenience, and safety.  Gelatine is a pure protein, packaged and premeasured in a clean, dry form and readily available in most supermarkets and kitchen cupboards.

To have healthier, greener houseplants, simply add 1 pouch of Knox Unflavoured Gelatine to 1/4 cup (50mL) cold water in a 1 quart (1 litre) pitcher.  Allow the gelatine to soften for 1 to 2 minutes, add 1 cup (250 mL) tap water, stir to dissolve, then slowly fill the pitcher with cold water.  Now water your plants as you would normally.

Water once a month with all-natural Knox for greener, healthier, more beautiful plants.

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Very few women have what they would describe as perfect skin.  Either they suffer from skin that is too oily which causes blemishes, or they suffer from dry skin that flakes and itches.  However, the innovative and natural approach to beautiful skin outlined below, allows women of all ages to maintain a beauty regime that does not require excessive amounts of time and money.  For the busy and active women of today, these formulas for healthier skin are guaranteed to bring positive lifestyle results!

Nature's bounty, blended in special recipe combinations, can and does work wonders for every part of the body.  Natural kitchen ingredients like oatmeal, gelatine, honey, egg yolks, cucumber, tea and herbs are quickly replacing commercial beauty aids in many homes.  For example, cucumbers have been said to have an enzyme which historically has been used to heal blemishes.  Herbs like mint and rosemary are wonderful skin refreshers and toners.  Mint imparts a cooling tingle to skin revitalizers and rosemary has antiseptic properties as well as toning quality.  Both have very mild and natural astringent benefits.

The following "Kitchen Cupboard" beauty recipes are easy and inexpensive to prepare.  These beauty recipes are for all types of skin - oily, natural and dry.

Before using, we recommend testing on a small patch of skin on the inside of the arm.  If redness or irritation occurs, discontinue use.

(For all skin types)
   1/2 tsp      cornmeal                      2.5mL
   1/2 tsp      Knox Gelatine             2.5mL
Mix together.  Dampen face with lukewarm water and gently massage in scrubbing grain mixture.  Avoid eye area.  Rinse off with lukewarm water.

(For all skin types)
   1/4 cup     lemon juice                   63mL
   1/2 cup     Knox Liquid*               125mL
Mix together.  Apply to dry face.  Spread evenly avoiding eye area.  Allow to dry 10 - 15 minutes.  Mixture will tighten slightly.  Remove with lukewarm or cool water.

(For normal/combination skin types)
   1/2 cup     plain yogurt                  125mL
   1 tsp        golden honey                   5mL
Mix together.  Apply to face avoiding eye area.  Allow to dry 10 - 15 minutes.  Gently remove with warm washcloth.

(For normal/dry skin types)
   1 tbsp     mayonnaise                    15mL
   1 tsp       Fuller's Earth**                 5mL
   1            drop mint extract                   1
   1            pinch alum***                        1
Mix together into a paste.  Spread evenly on face avoiding eye area.  Allow to dry 15 minutes.  Rinse with cool or lukewarm water.

(For normal/dry skin types)
   4 ounces  distilled water               125mL
   1/4 tsp     alum                           1.25mL
   1             drop mint extract                  1
Shake together in a jar.  After cleansing, apply to face with cottonball.  Keep refrigerated.

(For normal/combination skin types)
   1            egg, slightly beaten              1
   1 tsp       honey                             5mL
   1/4 tsp    bakers yeast                1.25mL
Mix together and spread on face avoiding eye area.  Allow to dry 15 - 20 minutes.  Rinse off with lukewarm water.

(For normal/combination skin types)
   1/2 cup    cooked oatmeal            125mL
   1/4 cup    Knox Liquid *                63mL
   1/2 tsp     honey                          2.5mL
Mix together.  Gently spread on face avoiding eye area.  Allow to dry 15 - 20 minutes.  Rinse with lukewarm water.

(For combination/oily skin types)
   1/2 cup    lemon juice                  125mL
   1/2 cup    distilled water               125mL
   1/2 tsp     alum                           2.5mL
Shake together in a jar.  Apply to face after cleansing, avoiding eye area.  Refrigerate.

(For combination/oily skin types)
   1/2 cup    pineapple pulp, mashed  125mL
   1/4 cup    Knox Liquid*                 63mL
Mix together.  With fingertips, gently massage on face in upward circular motions, avoiding eye area.  Rinse with cool water.


*KNOX Liquid:
Add 1/2 cup of Knox
gelatine to 1 cup of hot tap water and stir until dissolved (makes about 1 cup Knox liquid).

**  Available in drugstores
*** Available in grocery stores

Alum Has pore-reducing abilities.
Honey Natural ingredient - creates an airtight, watertight film on the face to permit the skin to naturally rehydrate itself.
Lemon Natural citric acid and vitamin C - has good degreasing abilities.
Oatmeal Has soothing properties - subdues irritation and itching; absorbs oil from skins surface but does not have a high drying effect - is gentle and therefore good for itching or irritated sensitive skin types.
Pineapple Has a gentle and natural peeling ability plus natural acids.
Yeast & Yogurt Adds a rosy glow to the skin - great for people with sallow skin; aids circulation.
Knox Gelatine Is a natural protein.  Though no scientific study has proven its effectiveness, it has been known to nourish the skin and rejuvenate skin cells.
KNOX Liquid* Protects the skin from outside air allowing the skin to naturally nourish itself.

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Knox Unflavoured Gelatine is one of the most versatile products on the market today.  Scientific research, imagination and creative ingenuity have transformed unflavoured gelatine from a product that was primarily used to make wonderful jellied salads to one of invincible versatility.  Knox is an essential ingredient in wonderful recipes for souffl�s, cheesecakes, bavarians, chiffons, and pates; health conscious people use Knox to help them lose weight; and, used on houseplants, Knox promotes fuller, greener growth.  Plus, the following tips show how Knox can be used to help you in many other areas of life!

Stretch Your Shampoo

Add half an envelope of Knox Unflavoured Gelatine, mixed with water as indicated on the directions, to a regular 8 ounce bottle of shampoo.  The gelatine will increase the protein content of your shampoo and the shampoo will last much longer.

Freeze Fish

Knox Unflavoured Gelatine is a super way to freeze fish so that they will stay fresh for up to a year.  Sprinkle gelatine into 1 3/4 cups of water and 1/4 cup lemon juice (do not heat first).  Once mixed well, heat liquid slowly until clear; cool.  Dip fish into mixture, wrap snuggly in airtight plastic bags and freeze.

Mounting Transparencies

Professional photographers use Knox Unflavoured Gelatine in their studios so that they can mount transparencies for presentations and then remove the glue afterwards without ruining the transparencies.

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