BODY CARE

After-Sun Spray

In an earlier article, I'd shared what are the best ways to protect yourself from getting burned by the sun and why it is important to get regular and safe exposure to the sun. But if you aren't able to cover up or forget to wear a natural sunscreen, then this...

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Homemade Dry Shampoo

If you're a busy mom like me or you just don't have time to wash your hair as frequently as you'd like, here's a dry shampoo that you can easily make and use to freshen your scalp and hair in just a few minutes. By avoiding overwashing your hair with regular shampoo,...

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How to Buy Good Quality Essential Oils

There is a lot of interest in using essential oils these days. And for good reason. They offer many therapeutic benefits and be used to treat a huge host of physical, emotional, and mental health conditions. But how do you know if the essential oil you're buying is...

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Bentonite Clay and Coconut Remineralizing Toothpaste

I've been experimenting with my toothpaste recipe recently to try to come up with a softer formula that is easier to use and more resembles the consistency of store-bought toothpaste. Today I'm happy to share my updated remineralizing toothpaste recipe with you! Most...

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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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