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How to Make Your Own Natural Makeup #DIYFriday (with Video)by  

Not so long ago, I discovered that you can make your own natural makeup at home. As it turns out, it’s not even that hard: it’s a DIY project that turns into a fun girls’ day for us. We are using mica powder, zinc oxide, and activated charcoal to make our own natural mascara, lip tints, and powders. Basically they are ground minerals that are naturally occurring in the earth. The bonus is that minerals can be beneficial to your skin.

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How to Make Your Own Herbal Bath Tea: Sleepy Time Recipeby  

Here’s how to make your own herbal bath tea. Herbal bathing with this recipe is perfect to help you relax so you can get to sleep easier (and stay asleep).

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How to Make an Herbal Tincture #DIYFridayby  

If you’ve ever wondered how to make an herbal tincture, then this tutorial is for you! It’s easy to do and you may gain a new appreciation for tinctures.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Healthy Minded Momby  

Inspired by the moms in my life, here’s a Mother’s Day gift guide for healthy minded moms and encouragement for you to keep up the great work.

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How to Make Your Own Natural Skin Care Products #DIYFridayby  

It’s easy to make your own natural skin care products and it’s also better for you. This will get you started with the basics and a few recipes.

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Get Fit, Eat Better, Have More Energy & Heal Naturally with this FREE eCourse!by  

This offer is no longer available! Boy, have I had fun making this free mini eCourse for you! I know that SO many of you are working hard at making healthy changes for yourself and your family. Here at KOTH, we... Read More

The Best Tips for Using Oils on Face and Hairby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer When I was growing up, the advice we received on skin and hair care was to avoid oil as an ingredient at all costs. This advice wasn't all bad. Many conventional moisturizers contained mineral oil. A non-plant... Read More

How to Make Your Own Sunscreen Lotionby  

Update: If you want to see how easy this is, be sure to check Ann's updated post, which includes a video! This post was originally published in June of 2008, but this topic is always an important one as the... Read More

Floral Body Scrub (plus gift ideas & DIY links for Mother’s Day!)by  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer After the depths of winter have passed, skin is often dull and dry. Heated indoor air and lack of moisture are two of the main culprits in creating such thirsty skin. Thankfully it's quick and easy to... Read More

Easy DIY Cuticle Creamby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Cuticles are supposed to be soft. Mine are anything but. Thanks to cold, harsh weather, my cuticles are dry and cracked and messy. But the weather isn't the only reason my cuticles dry out. I find... Read More

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Quick, Healthy Meals for Your Familyby  

  By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer It's five o'clock. What's for dinner? For many years, if I didn't have a menu plan with printed off recipes, when five o'clock rolled around we'd resort to going out to eat or grab... Read More

3 Simple and Healthy At-Home Date Nightsby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer After years of marriage, date nights have the potential to become a bit humdrum. Especially when a husband and wife are tired from the busyness of daily life – of if they're spending most at-home hours as dad... Read More

3 Steps to a Naturally Healthy Homeby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Giving your home and health a natural living overhaul can be a huge task. One that may seem overwhelming and difficult. When there are so many things to change, it's hard to know where to start.... Read More

“Seasons Greetings” Homemade Gift in a Jarby  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer When it comes to holiday gift-giving, there are few things as special as receiving a gift handmade with love. It’s a simple, thoughtful way to show you care, and really expresses the true spirit of the holidays... Read More

8 Tips for Spending Less and Giving Moreby  

By Nina Nelson, Contributing Writer A few years ago, our pastor showed a video at church that completely changed my approach to Christmas giving. The video was by a wonderful group known as Advent Conspiracy. They create thought-provoking videos to inspire... Read More

The Ultimate Natural Remedies Round-Upby  

I've never been thrilled about using conventional medications, and over the past 7 years my family has transitioned to using mostly natural remedies for any ailment that comes our way. I want to be clear in that I think there is... 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

How to Make Your Own Furniture Polishby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Always one to look for safe and simple ways to clean my home, I was really excited to finally discover a homemade recipe for furniture polish. For years I had used aerosol dusting sprays, simply because it... Read More

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