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Refresh Your Soul: Be Refreshed from the Inside Out!by  

It’s important to pause and refresh your soul…from the inside out! You come in exhausted but leave refreshed, cleansed, and strengthened.

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How to Do a Facial Steam with Essential Oilsby  

By Elsie Callender, Contributing Writer Ever since I was a little girl, I've enjoyed giving myself the occasional "spa night." I would pick a night when I didn't have any lingering chores--or competition for the bathroom--and set the scene for... Read More

Identifying and Avoiding Toxins in Beauty and Personal Care Productsby  

This post was originally published at Simple Organic. Have you ever received a topical prescription from a doctor, such as an anti-fungal or anti-bacterial cream? Or used a topical pain reliever for a mouth sore (or for your baby’s teething)?... Read More

Make a DIY Bath and Body Gift Basket in 30 Minutes or Lessby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Homemade gifts are fun to give, but can seem overwhelming to make.  I'm here to tell you that this does not have to be the case. It's possible to give something made with your own hands without spending... Read More

9 Hair Care Products You Can Make for Yourselfby  

  By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer It's routine for me now, but when I think about it I realize that I do a lot of DIY'ing. Mostly with kitchen and bathroom items. Sometimes it even feels as if I’m on a... Read More

DIY Skin Soothing Salveby  

By Nina Nelson, Contributing Writer Living in the Central Oregon high desert, certain things are a given. There's always, always a week of beautiful spring weather in April that you just can't get used to because it's inevitably followed by six weeks... Read More

Why I Quit No ‘Poo and My Beauty Routine These Daysby  

When something isn't working for me, I'm learning to stop the madness. Put down that boring book I'm halfway through. Switch up the daily routine to accomodate when I'm most productive or a toddler's morphing nap time. Drop that homeschool... Read More

Stocking Your Summer Medicine Cabinet (Plus 23 recipes)by  

By Jami Leigh, Contributing Writer As I scroll through my Pinterest board for home remedies, most of the things I see are flu remedies and cough medicine. While you might need these during the summer, it's more likely that you... Read More

Rethinking Oral Health Care: A Homemade Toothpaste Recipe for Tooth Remineralizationby  

Several years ago, I started to question some of the ingredients in commercial toothpastes as well as the approach of modern dentistry in general. I view some modern dentistry practices as appropriate and beneficial. Consider, though, that the foundation of today’s... Read More

Frugal and Homemade Mother’s Day Giftsby  

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Mothers work hard for many, many years. Because of how hard our mothers work, it is natural to want to break the budget and spend a small fortune, just to show we care. Thankfully,... Read More

Squeaky Clean Fun: A Soap Making Photo Tutorialby  

By Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer To start, I just want to say I am so excited that Stephanie is allowing me the opportunity to share with you one of my favorite hobbies--soap making.  I have been making bar soap for my... Read More

Homemade Cough and Cold Syrupby  

Since mentioning and tweeting about this syrup I made, I've had many requests to share the recipe, so here it is! It comes from a book I mentioned briefly before called 10 Essential Herbs by Lalitha Thomas. This is a... Read More

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