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

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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 curriculum that yes, I paid good money for, but is causing tears and friction each time math rolls around. So when the “no ‘poo” method of shampooing only with baking soda stopped working for me, much as I was infatuated with this simple and uber-frugal […]

Simple Summer Skin Refreshers

Simple Summer Skin Refreshers

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 and heat is usually time spent sweating. Whether your skin is pale or dark, dry or oily, the summer can take a toll on it. Spending time outdoors can lead to breakouts, dry, flaky, red skin or even heat rash. The good news is: there […]

Spring Giveaway Week: Natural Skincare Bundle From Third Day Naturals (With Review!)

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By Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer I’m not a girly-girl. Never have been. But let me tell you something…I like smelling pretty. Maybe that comes from years of smelling like spit-up, pee-pee, or “oh-my-goodness-when-did-I-last-have-a-bath?” Something about taking a bath with smell-good stuff and then rubbing some on my body just makes me feel better. Even if the day has been a bit rough, a shower and some lip balm just perks my day right up. It seems easier to handle things when you don’t smell like […]

30 Things to Make Instead of Buy

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By Brandy, Contributing Writer As homemakers, there are so many things that we can easily make at home instead of buying products that contain ingredients that are potentially harmful to our health.  And with the internet at our fingertips, ordering supplies to make a product here or there has never been so easy. I love when I walk through my favorite stores and pass right on by the baking mixes, the household cleaners, and vanilla extract, because I know I have everything I need at […]

Simple Steps to Safe and Natural Personal Care {And 18 Homemade Beauty Recipes}

Simple Steps to Safe and Natural Personal Care {With 18 Homemade Beauty Recipes}

By Emily, Contributing Writer As you’re beginning your journey toward more green and natural living, one surprising thing you will most likely encounter early on is the truth about the dangerous chemicals and toxins lurking in the personal care and beauty products you use every single day. This knowledge can be somewhat shocking and overwhelming at first. I know it was for me! I specifically remember what I first thought upon hearing about the EWG’s Cosmetic Safety Database, where they score personal care products based […]

4 DIY All-Natural Facial Cleansers

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Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer As more information comes to light regarding the damaging effects of chemicals and other unnatural ingredients in many commercial skincare products, the desire to move toward natural alternatives is common. Navigating the products available at the store can be difficult; many products don’t fully disclose ingredients and a number of brands marketed as “natural” are nothing of the sort. This can be discouraging and stressful. The best way I have found to combat this problem is to make my […]

5 Ways to Use Oil as Part of a Natural, Skincare Routine

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Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Switching to non-toxic skin care is a logical step for those wanting to lead a healthy and natural lifestyle. Using natural products on our skin is helpful in reducing the toxic load we carry since the skin so readily absorbs whatever we put on it. Many mainstream skin care products contain a number of harmful substances, such as parabens, phthatalates, and a variety of other synthetic ingredients. Thankfully, creating your own skin care products is not difficult and can […]

Summer Giveaway Week: Win a $75 Gift Certificate to Jenuinely Pure

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If you’re in the process of switching over to more natural, organic products, Jenuinely Pure is a perfect place to begin with products that are similar to the conventional products you’re used to, but with an entirely different (and better) ingredient list! There are plenty of DIY skincare and cleaning recipes out there, but I know that some of you lack the time or the inclination to do so. What you would rather find are truly natural, non-toxic and nourishing products to purchase, with the same […]