Category Archives for "Health"

Charcoal Facial Bar With Mango, Avocado & Babassu

“I received an email recently about soaping without coconut oil. I have some recipes sans coconut oil but most are really high olive/bastille/castille type of recipes that don’t produce many bubbles. I wanted a bar that was nice and bubbly. I know that babassu is similar to coconut oil in its fatty acid makeup so […]

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Super Easy Hard Lotion Bar Recipe

“These have been wonderful for my winter dry skin. I used to coat my hands at night with petroleum jelly, because it was the only thing that helped with the dryness. Normal lotion didn’t help much at all, plus I don’t like the fragrance of most lotions, and many have questionable ingredients. Since I do […]

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Homemade Lavender Soap

“Last week I shared how to make honey brown sugar scrub and today I’m back with a soap tutorial. This lavender soap tutorial is so easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Once you try soap making you’ll love making soap to give to friends and family. I haven’t made soap in years, […]

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Homemade Natural Coconut Oil Deodorant

“I’ve always known that store-bought deodorants have some pretty nasty ingredients in them (they’ve even been linked to cancer) but I hesitated on making my own because I feared homemade deodorants wouldn’t really do the job. I don’t mind sweating a little as that’s your body’s way of eliminating toxins, but I didn’t exactly want […]

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How To Use Lemon Balm To Ease Anxiety

“Lemon balm’s uses are many. Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is one of the best anxiety herbs. John has been studying and studying for the past few months in order to take the National Boards for Acupuncture certification, and last week he finally had to take the test. As the date approached, John got more and […]

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All-Natural Antimicrobial / Disinfecting Sprays

“Summer is long over and the beautiful days of fall are making their final transition to winter. Most are preparing for the hibernation of the coming months. It is during this time, when the windows are all closed and the cleansing breeze is no more, that our homes seem to become a breeding ground for […]

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Pain Relieving Coconut Oil Arnica Salve Recipe

“One of my goals for health and wellness is to avoid using anything that contains petroleum products. Once you start paying close attention to the ingredients in many common hair and skin care products, you will find that there is almost always some form of petroleum product listed. Petroleum products are refined from crude oil […]

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How To Make Aspirin From A Willow Tree

“In this article, I will be showing you how to make a crude form of aspirin from the bark of a willow tree. It is a great remedy for headaches, hangovers, and other minor pain. The use of the willow tree as a mild pain reliever goes back to the Native Americans, who used it […]

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DIY Honey Shampoo

“If you had told me last year that my shelf of hair care products would be reduced to a homemade honey shampoo, I would not have believed you. Shampoo, conditioner, conditioning mask and painfully pricey anti-frizz serum… how could humble honey replace all of that? Let me start at the beginning. This past year, I’ve […]

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