natural products

November 2, 2016
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My List of Natural Store-Bought Cleaners For when you just don't have time to make it yourself...

I think it is fun making my own cleaning products, and it has been one of my favorite parts of my journey to a healthier lifestyle. It is like a craft project that is useful, safer for my family, and saves money (as opposed to buying natural store-bought cleaners). I have […]
October 5, 2016

DIY Natural Dishwashing Detergent – Recipe Index Choose which detergent works best for you!

  Today I want to share with you a list of natural dishwashing detergent recipes that I have found over months of searching for the “perfect one.” While I will have the recipe I personally use below, I have learned that there really is no “perfect” natural dishwashing detergent for everyone. […]
March 26, 2016
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3 Tips I Wish I Knew Before I Started Making My Own Cleaning Products

No. 1: Every recipe won’t work for everyone. You may have hard water, or maybe a different brand of one of the ingredients doesn’t work so well. The bad news is that it may take some trial and error. The good news is, there are lots of helpful recipes online, […]
March 14, 2016
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Why You Should Care About Using Natural Products

I knew that it was important to use natural products for a long time before I actually made the switch. I remember thinking it was probably something I should do, and then seeing a documentary called Chemerical, and it really dawning on me that this is a serious issue.  But […]
March 9, 2016
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Why You Need to Ditch Your Deodorant Quickly

Why is this important? With each product that we use, we can let harmful chemicals enter our biggest organ: our skin. These chemicals have all kinds of undesirable effects, and many of them have never even been tested. According to the National Research Council, no toxic information is available for more than […]
February 26, 2016
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DIY All Natural Daily Moisturizer

I love the feeling of a luxurious moisturizer in the morning. It makes your skin feel so soft and supple, and allows your foundation to go on smoothly.  When I learned about the harsh chemicals in my moisturizer, I tossed it and decided to create my own. Now, I alternate […]
February 24, 2016

How to Protect Your Body from Chronic Inflammation

Why it is it important to learn about inflammation? Do you struggle with acid reflux or heartburn, acne, back pain, allergies (food or seasonal), asthma, high cholesterol or blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, anxiety or depression, chronic fatigue or migraines? Then you need to read this article. These are just some […]
February 10, 2016
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Natural Valentine’s Day Lipstick

Your lipstick choice can make or break an outfit. And for Valentine’s Day you want pretty, smooth vibrant lips that are perfect for kissing. Unfortunately though, deciding on the perfect color is not the most important decision you will make. What’s in your lipstick? Many lipsticks contain harmful chemicals to […]
January 28, 2016
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A Peek Into My Daily Routine

One of the biggest challenges to being healthy is time. We are all short on time, and studies show that we will revert to using what is convenient over and over, even when what is convenient many times is wreaking havoc on our health. I am a big fan of […]
January 25, 2016
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How to Make Positive Changes…For Good The Compound Effect

Back in November 2014, I read a book that changed my life. I was a few months into my journey of trying to be healthier and kept failing miserably. I tried to change everything all at once and kept reverting back to my old behaviors with ridiculous (and sad) frequency. […]
January 22, 2016
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Easy, Uplifting, All Natural Body Wash

I love using a great smelling body wash in the shower after a hard workout. It feels amazing to get clean and smell good after getting all sweaty. I love this body wash because it is healthy, all natural, smells great and is super easy to make. And once you have […]
January 20, 2016
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Oil Pulling: How I Have Avoided Taking Antibiotics The Single Most Life-Changing Habit I've Started

It really is true. For me, at least. The pain of staying the same has to be greater than the pain of change before I will try something new.  I have been oil pulling on and off for about 3 or 4 years now, and I thought I was going […]
January 15, 2016
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How to Create a Luxurious Body Scrub in Minutes

The more I learn about the harmful chemicals in so many of our beauty products, the more I have decided to make my own. And, I have actually found that it is really fun experimenting. One of the things I love to do is take a bath and use a […]
January 8, 2016

A Great Resource for Buying Natural Products

I love making my own products. I think it is fun, useful, and who doesn’t like saving money? But then, there are instances when I just don’t have enough time to get it all done. Between running a business, trying to stay active, cook healthy meals for myself and my family […]
January 4, 2016

15 Daily Uses for Coconut Oil How to Sneak it into Your Daily Routine

Coconut oil has many amazing benefits. It increases energy and weight loss, protects your hair and skin, fights heart disease, and kills harmful pathogens, among many other things. Here are some easy ways to get more of this wonderful oil into your daily routine. (And if you need a recommendation on where to get […]