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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

Simple Summer Skin Refreshersby  

By Andrea, Contributing Writer Summer is the time of year when more of our skin is exposed to the world. It's also when we spend the most time in the sun and the heat. And time spent in the sun... Read More

DIY Organic Herbal Salveby  

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer Salves are wonderful to have on hand for everything from diaper rash to bee stings. You can purchase them pre-made from various online vendors, your local health food store, or farmer's market. But did... Read More

Natural Homemade Facial Toner for Clean Skinby  

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Using toner (or astringent) as part of a regular skin care routine is helpful in removing dirt, tightening pores, and preparing the skin to be moisturized. Toners are also known to remove excess oil... Read More

Clay As a Natural Home Remedy (Yes, Really)by  

Of all things, did you ever think that I would tell you to go eat some dirt? Well, mark your calendars. Today's the day. Stephanie has officially gone off the deep end. Bizarre as it may sound, clay has actually... Read More

How I Healed My Son’s Skin Infection (Without Antibiotics)by  

This is a tale of how a mom can take charge of her family's health. It isn't necessarily meant to read like a "how-to" (although you may find what I share useful), nor is it meant to make some sort... Read More

Healthy Skin Tips and Recipes for the Winter Monthsby  

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer I'm from Minnesota. It isn't exactly the North Pole, but it's getting awfully close. Most of us up here are well acquainted with the dry skin woes, including eczema, cracked and bleeding knuckles, flaking... Read More

11 Simple, Homemade Giftsby  

 As 2011 comes to an end, we’re sharing helpful lists to help you save money, stay healthy, get organized, creatively repurpose, frugally gift-give, intentionally celebrate and more in our “11 Things for 2011” series throughout these holiday months. Written by... Read More

Gentle, All Natural Deodorant Stick Recipeby  

 Although I've been using more natural deodorants for years, it can be hard to find the right one that actually works for you and doesn't cost a fortune. I hear many complaints that people simply don't want to use natural brands because... Read More

Sunburn Soothers: Herbal Remedies for Summer’s Ailmentsby  

Written by Meg, Contributing Writer Herbal Remedies for Sunburn Once your skin is burned and there’s no turning back (or when your skin has been overexposed to hot, drying sun and wind or chlorinated swimming pools), use the same herbs,... Read More

My Frugal Beauty Routineby  

A stylin' self-portrait of me in my bathroom seemed right for a post that takes you through a day-in-the-life of my frugal beauty routine. Beauty and skin care doesn't have to be complicated or expensive (or toxic, for that matter).... Read More

At Simple Organic: Identifying and Avoiding Toxins in Beauty and Personal Care Productsby  

Ever wondered what the big deal is about using more natural shampoo or soap or even makeup? Maybe it makes sense why we'd want to be careful with the things that actually go in our mouths (ie. food or toothpaste),... Read More

Making Homemade Hard Lotion with a DIY Lotion and Lip Balm Kitby  

Last summer, I told you how a hard lotion bar helped my eczema, and gave me back my dry hands. More than 6 months later, I still loving using my hard lotion bars. My only problem is that I'm really... Read More

Giveaway Week: $100 of Wholesome Skin Care from Graham Gardensby  

Pure. Simple. Gentle. Those are my requirements for anything that I put on my precious baby's delicate skin. Knowing that undesirable and toxic ingredients in personal care products actually seep into our skin and ultimately into our bloodstream keeps me... Read More

Homemade Belly Butter (All-Natural Pampering for Pregnant Mamas)by  

Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer The gift of a child is certainly a blessing and pregnancy can be a wonderful experience.  However, for many of us, the joy and privilege of carrying a new life comes with a few... Read More

How a Hard Lotion Bar Helped my Eczemaby  

I've struggled with dry, itchy and painful eczema on my hands for a long time. Some things have made a big difference (like cod liver oil, eating less sugar, keeping my stress down and my sleep up, wearing gloves, etc.).... Read More

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