BODY CARE

Healing Calendula Body Salve

Many body moisturizers on the market are filled with fragrances, parabens, and other harmful chemicals, as well as fillers that don't really do much for our skin. The good news is that it can be really easy to make an effective body moisturizer. This recipe here is...

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Baby Shampoo

Babies don't typically need shampoo. They have naturally protective oils in their skin that are better not washed off. If, however, you do need a shampoo, then try this recipe to make a very mild baby shampoo: Bring 1 1/2 cups of distilled water to a boil Add 1/4 cup...

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Natural Aloe Vera Hand Sanitizer

Our family pretty much never uses conventional antibacterial soaps or hand sanitizers. They contain harmful ingredients like triclosan and fragrances or skin irritants like alcohol. Instead, we use natural soap and water to wash our hands whenever we can. It is just...

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How to Make an Immunity Essential Oil Blend

During the cold and flu season it can be a challenge to keep everyone healthy. One of the tools I use to help me and my family prevent and fight off winter bugs is an immunity essential oil blend. It contains lavender, thyme, lemon, and tea tree oil, all of which are...

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How to Reduce Your Family’s Exposure to Toxins

I recently shared my top 3 tips on how to reduce your family's exposure to toxins in a live video interview with Maria Kritikos from Ladies Who Lunch. If you missed it, click here to watch the replay! If you have any questions, add them in the Comment section below!...

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Dangers of Fragrances

Did you know that 95% of fragrance ingredients are petroleum-based? And did you know you can be exposed to fragrances not just through direct contact, but also through the fragrance oil droplets constantly released into the air by other people's fragranced products?...

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Homemade Moisturizing and Rejuvenating Facial Oil Recipe

As you know, I like to clean my face using the oil cleansing method. It’s done wonders for my complexion, so I do it religiously every day no matter how tired I am at the end of the day. As it doesn’t strip my skin of all my natural oils, I don’t usually find my face...

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Natural Mosquito Repellent

The chances are you'll likely find yourself somewhere this summer where you'll be subject to mosquitoes. If you're camping, hiking, or even just gardening in your backyard, you might become the target of mosquitoes, and if you're like me, you might end up with large...

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Natural Sun Protection Recipe

Before I started researching sunscreens a few years ago, I had believed what most people still do today - that we should always use sunscreen and even a moderate amount of sun exposure is dangerous for us. But here are a few facts about sun exposure and typical...

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