BODY CARE

Natural Aloe Vera Hand Sanitizer

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

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

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

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

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

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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Coconut Milk & Aloe Vera Shampoo

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

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

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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How to Use Essential Oils Safely When Pregnant or Nursing

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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