BODY CARE

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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How to Select Carrier Oils

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

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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