BODY CARE

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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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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