Author: Brittany Thomas

Eco-Friendly Leather

I’ll admit, I did not know much about how leather is made before being introduced to an eco-friendly leather brand. I mean, I know that leather was made from hides (so yeah… vegans this post isn’t for you) but after that I was pretty clueless as to the actual process and what ingredients are used when making leather. Just What Is Leather And How is It Made? I’m going to work through the different parts and aspects of leather and break things down for you. I’ll compare the mainstream methods along with the eco-friendly options so you can see...

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What is Placenta Encapsulation and Why You’d Want to do It

What is placenta encapsulation? This pregnancy related trend is one the rise in the western world only recently but it’s been part of eastern medicine for ages! 10 years ago, if you had heard about placenta encapsulation, you would have thought the person telling you had something seriously wrong with them. Today, you might still be shocked to hear someone mention placenta encapsulation but it is becoming more common. And there’s good reasons to give placenta encapsulation a thought when you are preparing for childbirth! Things are about to get a big messy… are you ready? What is Placenta...

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6 DIY Cleaners That Will Green Your Life

The following is a guest post from Deja of Deja Vu Organics. How many times have you watched a commercial about bleach with clouds, floating flowers, and an overall feel of freshness? Sadly, that is not just an over-exaggeration, it’s pretty much a lie. Conventional Cleaning Products There are tons of conventional cleaning products and, sadly, almost all of them contain ingredients with side effects ranging from lung and skin irritation to being a carcinogen with repeated use. Definitely not what you want in products you use on a daily basis. A great example is bleach. Bleach can be...

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Pumpkin Spice Face Mask

I know, I know… pumpkin spice is everywhere, do we really need another pumpkin spice anything? Yes, yes we do! However, this time we’ll move away from the edible versions of pumpkin spice and instead we are going to play around with how it benefits the skin in this pumpkin spice face mask! Maybe you have leftover pumpkins after Halloween, maybe you have left over pumpkin puree after making a pumpkin spice smoothie, or perhaps you just whipped up a nice big patch of homemade pumpkin puree and you are thinking…. what else can I use all this pumpkin...

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Ways to Make Your Postpartum Recovery Easier

The following is a guest post from Stormy of The Happy Herbal Home. If you’re pregnant you’re super excited (and probably a bit anxious) to meet your new little bundle. If you’re getting close to your due date, then you’ve probably already prepped really well (probably too well) for your little one’s arrival. You read the parenting books, figured out how you’re going to feed, dress, and diaper your baby. Researched your birthing options, made your choices and created your birth plan. You’ve got this whole thing figured out! All of that is great, except so many mamas forget to prepare for...

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