Introducing: The Body Scrub Bible

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Have you ever wished for soft smooth skin? Or perhaps you just want a simple way to pamper yourself that doesn’t cost a fortune? If the answer is yes to either one, you need to try a body scrub!  Body scrubs are my go-to product for healthy glowing skin. And the great thing is, they are easy to make. But you don’t have to stop with the simple sugar and oil scrub, why not branch out and try a whipped body scrub? Or how about a flower petal scrub? Or one that looks and smells like strawberries and cream? This...

DIY Calendula-Lavender Cleansing Grains

Calendula-Lavender Cleansing Grains
I first learned about cleansing grains in Rosemary Gladstar’s book, Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health, and have been amazed at how well they clean and exfoliate the skin. The wonderful thing about cleansing grains is they are extremely gentle. Much different to regular facial scrubs, cleansing grains can be used on a daily basis (and in place of a facial cleanser). In fact, these are usually recommended as a facial cleanser. They also double as a face mask. Just leave on the face for 15 minutes before wiping off with a warm washcloth. (I wouldn’t do a face mask every day....

All About the Oil Cleansing Method

All about the Oil Cleansing Method
Everyone wants better skin, and the beauty industry knows it. In fact, they’ve made billions making us all feel so insecure about our blackheads and pimples that we reach for their chemical-laden products at every breakout. Yet, thousands of us still suffer from chronic skin problems, no matter how many expensive products we try. Sure, the best products might work for a few weeks, but in the long term, our skin still looks tired, grimy and as blemish-filled as before. Why is this? Shouldn’t these powerful products make a difference? What’s wrong with the message the skin care industry is...

6 Uses for Sweet Orange Essential Oil

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This post contains affiliate links. Way back when I began to use essential oils, sweet orange essential oil was one of the first essential oils I purchased. I think it was because it was inexpensive and also because I recognized it. Orange was familiar; so I figured it wouldn’t be too hard to use. Fast forward 14 years and I’m still using it! Sweet orange (Latin name: Citrus sinensis) is bright and citrusy. It smells just like a juicy orange, which is warm and uplifting. Besides being helpful in natural cleaning products, sweet orange essential oil has many aromatic benefits. Below...

Earth Day Giveaway

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Welcome to the Earth Day Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Pistachio Project and Green Moms Network! Each of the participating blogs will be giving away a prize to help you go green and celebrate Earth Day! Earth Day is just one day out of the year but we want to give you ways to go eco-friendly all year long. After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other giveaways listed on the link at the bottom of this post! I’m giving away a fun green cleaning kit. That includes two of my favorite essential...

Need Help Eating More Veggies?

There are a lot of people out there touting that a certain way of eating is the “best” way to eat. But we all know that what works well for one person may not work well for another. That’s why I think it’s important to figure out what works for your body’s needs and not worry about what the “experts” are saying. That said, if there is one thing that everyone can agree on, no matter what dietary style you follow, it’s that eating more fruits and veggies is a good thing. Even your typical Western medical doctor can’t disagree...

POLYN: Plant-based Skin Care with Aromatic Benefits

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Because our skin absorbs what we put on it, it’s important that the skin care we use is free of known toxins and other harmful ingredients. Sadly, the products on our store shelves are not fully vetted for human safety and contain many nasties we’d be better off without. The main issue with toxic ingredients is the way they build up in the body. Over time our toxic load continues to grow. Making our bodies work harder to do even the most basic tasks. Thankfully, companies are producing safer products that help moisturize, cleanse, and nourish the skin while avoiding unnecessary toxins and fillers....

Spirulina & Berry Smoothie Recipe

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I’ve recently been experimenting with adding more smoothies to my diet as a way of enhancing my nutrition. The main goal is to add more fruits and vegetables but I’ve found it’s also a convenient way to add a number of superfoods to my daily regimen. One such superfood is Spirulina. If you’ve never tried Spirulina, you might be wondering what it is. Well, the short explanation is that Spirulina is a blue-green algae. Yes, you read that right. It’s algae. Spirulina is packed full of nutrients and trace minerals, so much so that some say it’s the most nutrient-dense food on the planet....

Whipped Mango Body Butter Recipe and Tutorial

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Preparing a simple body butter is quick and easy. However, some body butters can become a little too firm and difficult to apply or are excessively greasy. This whipped mango body butter aims to avoid both of those pit falls and turn out light and fluffy, almost like a whipped topping, silky smooth, and highly absorbent. Just be careful of others are around when you make this as the whipped butter can easily be mistaken for whipped cream or some other delicious dessert! Ingredients 1/2 cup mango butter 1⁄4 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup jojoba, light olive oil, or grapeseed oil 1...