Revitalizing Essential Oil Soak for Moms

Revitalizing Essential Oil Soak for Moms

Sometimes, motherhood is Pinterest-worthy crafts in a clean(ish) home with enthralled and well-behaved children…and then, we have the other 355 days of the year.

Motherhood is hard. It’s the most amazing and rewarding experience I have ever had, but it’s really hard.

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The Most Simple, Natural, and Effective Deodorant You Will Ever Use

The Most Simple, Natural, and Effective Deodorant You Will Ever Use

There I was, in the bathroom. Staring into the mirror and wondering if I was tipping the scales into crazy or if I was about to embark on a whole new level of awesome…

…with a lemon wedge in my hand.

The only one around was my giggling 6 year old, so I really had nothing to lose. My homemade deodorant and pregnancy hormones weren’t playing nice, and I had developed an itchy rash from using it.

After a day of cleaning and ‘glowing’, now was as good of a time as any.

I rubbed a lemon wedge on my underarms and waited for something to happen.


Make Your Own DIY Christmas Presents: Toxin-free Beauty Products

Make Your Own Christmas Presents and Save 25% on My Favorite eBook

Welcome to my Christmas project this year! Now that Katie is 5, I’m so excited to be able to make Christmas presents for everyone together.

It’s a great way to keep sugary cookies and fudge out of the house and away from my family and friends. What kind of witch doctor would I be if I was passing out fudge to diabetics and cookies to those with chronic inflammation?

We’ll be making recipes from DIY Organic Beauty for each and every member of our family and some close friends too (keep reading to find out how you can save money).

These can all be made early and at a bit at a time, so we’re not rushing during the holiday season or destroying the kitchen with company always visiting.

I will be an island of calm among the holiday chaos…okay, not really.

sugar scrubCinnamon & Vanilla Spice Winter Scrub

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Make your Own Mascara!

Homemade Mascara from Toxic-Free by Robin KonieImage Credit: Robin Konie

Have you ever wondered what’s in your mascara? Are you afraid it’s full of bat guano (or poo for the non-Spanish speakers)? Well, you won’t usually find that in most brands these days, but it’s still not a pleasant concoction that we’re slapping on our peepers every day.

Here are the ingredients in my favorite pink and green bottle:

Water, Beeswax, Glyeryl Sterarate, Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Methylparaben, Quaternium-15, Simethicone, Quarternium-15, Butylparaben. May Contain: CI 77492, CI77499, 77491 / Iron Oxides CI77007 / Ultramarines, Mica, CI77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI75470 / Carmine, CI77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI77289 / Chromium Hydroxide Green, CI77742 / Manganese Violet. (source)

Um, eww.

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Q & A on the Oil Cleansing Method

So, you’ve read through . . .

The Oil Cleansing Method: A How-To Guide for Clear, Radiant Skin and still have questions or you’ve been valiantly trying it for a number of weeks and look like a science experiment.

Ruh roh.

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