My Experience with Morrocco Method Mist Conditioner and Moisturizer

Natural hair care is an important part of your healthy living practice. One of the reasons being that the follicles on our scalps are wide open and ready to absorb the chemicals and toxins found in the hair care products we use. Because hair care products are used on such a regular basis, finding natural options is beneficial (and reduces our toxic load). When searching for natural hair care products, one company, in particular, caught my eye: Morrocco Method. The reason: they aren't like any other hair care company. Just take a look at their website and you'll see why I was so intrigued. All...
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Make 10 Natural DIY Beauty Products in an Hour

Once you start making natural beauty and skin care products, it can be hard to stop! If you've ever wanted to replace all (or most) or your beauty care products with natural versions, I've got just the thing for you. The following could be used as a special treat or spa night, or incorporated into your regular beauty and skin care routine. Make these products for yourself or give as a gift. (This would make a fun gift basket!) We will make: herbal face steam cleansing grains facial toner moisturizing face serum eye serum face mask hair mask hair rinse...
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Natural Body Care Ingredients: Beeswax (and alternatives)

Since so many of you are interested in learning to make your own natural body care products, I've decided to start a series highlighting different ingredients, so you can discern what to have on hand to create your own skin care. Our first ingredient: Beeswax. Discovering how to use beeswax was an almost magical moment for me. It was the at beginning of my natural body care journey that I found by adding a little beeswax I could turn oil into salves,  lotion bars, lip balms, and vapo rub. I'm pretty sure I did a little dance. Of course, people...
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Herbal Remedies Notebook

A few weeks ago I share how to create a home remedies notebook in a live video on Facebook and Instagram. This was my hand-written method, but I thought it would be fun to make a printable version so you could print it out and make your own home remedies notebook in a matter of minutes. Click here to download the notebook and print it out. Read on to learn how to use it. See my Facebook video below: P.S. The Fresh Start Program I mention in the video is now closed. But you can get on the waitlist for the next round here....
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Whole 30 Tips for the Super Busy and High Distractible

First of all, do you say “distractible” or “distractable”? I could get totally distracted trying to figure that out. From my research, it seems that both are acceptable. But before we get carried away, let's dig into today's topic: How can I stick with Whole 30 when I'm super busy and easily distracted? I have a few suggestions for you since I fit into both categories, busy and distractable, but still managed to get through a few Whole 30s. It kind of feels like a miracle (since it's difficult for me to stick with things like this), but it's really just a whole lot of work...
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Homemade Tomato Sauce – Whole30, Paleo, Primal

This homemade tomato sauce is packed with veggies and full of flavor. It's Whole 30 compliant and makes a great addition to a multitude of meals. The sauce works well as a “pasta sauce” over zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash. It's also great as a mini-side dish (add a few spoonfuls to your plate as you would a vegetable. It goes well with chicken, beef, and eggs). It's so full of vegetables, that you could actually eat it as a soup or stew and call it good! If you did decide to do that, I recommend adding some collagen for extra...
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5 Simple Ways to Detoxify Your Home and Body

The fact that we live in a world full of chemicals, pesticides, and other harmful substances can't be denied. Sure, we strive to eat good food and use natural cleaners, but what do we do about the unclean air and the unhealthy things that have already made their way into our homes and bodies? Perhaps you live in the city with a lot of pollution or you have furniture and carpeting that may be off-gassing extra toxins into your home; what can be done about these? Worrying about such things makes me want to head for the hills and build...
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How to Minimize Formaldehyde in Your Home

Formaldehyde is one of the most common toxic substances found in indoor air. No longer limited to mortuaries and medical laboratories (where it is used as a preservative), formaldehyde is now in many personal care products, furniture, and building supplies. Formaldehyde is listed as a probable human carcinogen (cancer-causing agent) by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In 2011, the National Toxicology Program named formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen in their 12th Report on Carcinogens. Since we spend so much time inside, it is important for us to learn how to reduce or eliminate this dangerous chemical from our homes....
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Last Minute Sugar Scrubs {How to make multiple scrubs with one recipe!}

With Christmas just a few days away, you may find yourself running out of time to find gifts for everyone on your list. If this is you, may I suggest sugar scrubs to the rescue? Sugar scrubs are quick and easy to make and usually well received. Today I'm going to give you the formula for making as many scrubs as you need. With this information, you could easily make 20, 50, or even 100 gifts in one afternoon. You could also just make one or two. It's up to you! Because the ingredients in most sugar scrubs are fairly...
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