Category: Natural Health & Beauty

Ways to Eliminate Eczema

My 2nd child is my sensitive child. No not sensitive emotionally…well maybe, but I’m talking about his skin. He has dealt with eczema since birth. Literally, I have pictures of him only a week old with a sad, red face. Through his first year, it got the worst it’s been and that is what really started me into this world of crunchiness. I was tired of his poor face being covered in this red rash. Now he is almost 4. Some years I don’t see much eczema at all. Others, like this year, we see a flare up usually...

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Why You Need a Chlorine Free Shower

Everyone showers. At least I HOPE everyone showers! However, while we think we are simply getting clean by taking a shower, we are also adding toxins to our body. Now I’m not talking the body washes, shower gels, shampoos and conditioner. Those can definitely be toxic but that’s not what I’m talking about today. Today I’m talking about water. Yes, your water is allowing your body to absorb toxins and so I’m talking about why you need a chlorine free shower. What toxins are in water? Well quite a few but I’m specifically referring to chlorine. Chlorine is used...

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Why Coconut Oil is the Healthiest Oil in the World

I’m finally switching to coconut oil! No more canola oil, no more vegetable oils, just coconut oil! Why? Because coconut oil is said to be the healthiest oil in the world! Sadly it’s rarely used due to a misconception of its saturated fat content. However, it is now known that it’s actually good for you! So read on and then join me in switching to coconut oil!   Composition: Coconut oil is high in saturated fats, which is why it was believed to be unhealthy. However, it is now known that there is a difference in fat molecules. All...

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Total Face Care from the Kitchen

We recently went on vacation. I had brought my usual body wash/face wash (aka Dr. Bronners) to wash my face with but it’s winter and my skin was way too dry. So I decided to use something else; my kids’ cough medicine (aka honey). As it turns out, my face loved honey, although my hair not so much since I did a horrible job at keeping the honey out of my hair and an even worse job at rinsing it out. Note: tie hair back when washing face. Sometimes you run out of your crunchy face wash. Sometimes you...

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All Natural Homemade Deodorant

I have been meaning to make my own deodorant for a while now. Why, you ask? For quite a few reasons! I’m trying to avoid toxins and deodorants can be full of them! Even the crunchy deodorants seem to have something wrong with them. Common Toxic Chemicals in Deodorant Aluminum – A developmental and reproductive toxin. Parabens – A reproductive toxin. Propylene Glycol – Immunotoxin. Fragrance – (can contain Phthalates) Neurotoxin and immunotoxin. Sadly there’s many more chemicals in deodorants that are also toxic but those listed above are some of the big ones. Now that you know why...

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No ‘Poo Troubleshooting

No ‘Pooing is the idea of not using traditional shampoo and conditioner to wash your hair. Instead, you use baking soda and vinegar. Go here for my original No ‘Poo post. If you know about no ‘poo and you still have questions, check out my No ‘Poo FAQ post. For help working out the kinks in your current no ‘poo regimen, read on! Basic no ‘poo recipe: 1 tab. Baking soda in 8oz water. Pour on hair, massage in, let sit one minute, and rinse. 1 tab. Vinegar in 8 oz water. Pour on hair, let sit one minute, and...

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Why Every Woman Should Drink Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

Red Raspberry Leaf tea (Rubus idaeus) is an herbal tea made from you guessed it, the leaves of the raspberry plant. Do not confuse this with the raspberry flavored tea that you see in stores all the time; it is NOT the same. What is so special about this tea? Why should every woman drink red raspberry leaf tea? Red Raspberry Leaf has been used for centuries for many aliments but it is most known for its use by women. It’s particularly beneficial for pregnancy and labor which is why pregnant women should drink red raspberry leaf tea; however,...

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