Coconut Milk & Aloe Vera Shampoo

The Center for Environmental Health based in Oakland, California, performed a study on shampoos and soaps and found that at least 98 brands included a carcinogen known as cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA). These brands include Colgate Palmolive, Paul Mitchell,...

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Toxic-Free Face Paint

Did you know that face paints have dangerous heavy metals and toxic substances, including lead, nickel, cobalt and/or chromium at levels far exceeding recommendations of industry studies? The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics study revealed this stunning revelation back in...

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Natural Hair Gel

Recently I have been getting a lot of requests for a natural hair gel recipe. If you ever look at the label of a commercial hair gel, you would probably find things like: Fragrance, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Triisopropanolamine, DMDM Hydantoin, PEG-12 Dimethicone,...

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Bentonite Clay and Coconut Remineralizing Toothpaste

A few months ago, I posted the recipe for my tooth powder. Today, I am sharing my remineralizing toothpaste recipe. Most of the ingredients are the same as the tooth powder, except this one also contains coconut oil in addition to bentonite clay, both of which are...

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How to Use Essential Oils Safely When Pregnant or Nursing

Essential oils have been used by many professionals such as aromatherapists, doulas, midwives, and nurses for decades to help treat all sorts of pregnancy symptoms. These include nausea, back pain, insomnia, stretch marks, and stress. They can also be helpful during a...

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How to Select Carrier Oils

Jojoba oil, almond oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, olive oil...the list goes on and on. There are a lot of carrier oils available nowadays. Which one should you choose and when should you use them? This post will help answer these two questions so that you can use...

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Homemade Lip Balm

This recipe will allow you to make a natural nourishing homemade lip balm. This recipe is the perfect protection for your lips, particularly during the colder months of the year. I like to make a batch of this and have several containers of it available in various...

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Remineralizing Tooth Powder

If you look at the label of a store-bought conventional toothpaste, you'll probably find ingredients with complex chemical names like triclosan, sodium laureth sulphate, dimethicone, and petrolatum. You'll probably also find fragrance in there. All of these chemicals...

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Brown Rice Flour – Natural Exfoliant

Every few days, I like to add brown rice flour, a natural and gentle exfoliating ingredient, to my oil cleansing regime. It helps remove dead skin cells, reduces inflammation, and leaves my skin oh so soft and smooth. For easy dispensing, store your brown rice flour...

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