Natural Beauty

Get “Posture” Perfect

May 14, 2010

I came across an interesting article called “Posture in Women” by Andrew Schafer, DC in the May issue of Natural Awakenings magazine regarding womens posture and how important it is to health. This is something that I am personally working on since I have a nasty habit of slouching and hunching my shoulders (not pretty!). […]

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Natural & Gentle Shave Foam

January 29, 2010

I recently purchased a great product from the health store- the healthiest, most natural shave foam I’ve seen yet: J.R. Liggett’s Shaving Foam. Believe me, I have looked at a lot of supposedly “natural” shaving creams for my sensitive skin and haven’t found a single one that compares to this. This particular shave foam comes […]

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Handmade Soaps, Lotion, & More

December 8, 2009

I was first introduced to the Best Bath Store by my friend, Amanda, who loves their products. I visited the website and found out that they are an extremely small business, with only five employees located in MA. All of the products are handmade and hand packaged at this facility in a very “green” manner. […]

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Homemade Bath Recipes

December 2, 2009

As the cold winter settles in, there is nothing like a nice, hot bath to warm up the body. I found some great ideas to try out including herbal bath bags and soothing milk baths. Since I haven’t found a “healthy” bubble bath yet (as pretty much anything that bubbles contains sodium laureth sulfate), I […]

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Natural At-Home Remedies

November 27, 2009

Reading Sarah’s post on oregano for mucus relief reminded me of an article I saved to share with you earlier this month in Better Homes and Gardens called “The World’s Cures”. The article discusses the remedies below that have been used since ancient times to alleviate uncomfortable conditions. Sore Throat- gargle water mixed with 1 […]

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Easy Homemade Toothpaste

September 25, 2009

After discovering a bit ago that my Tom’s “natural” toothpaste contains sodium lauryl sulfate (not sure how I missed that before!), I decided it was time to make my own. I found an easy recipe using only 3 Tbsp baking soda, 2 Tbsp coconut oil, a pinch of stevia, and 5 drops each of peppermint […]

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Easy Homemade Mouthwash

September 9, 2009

In a dental-related trial to escape from additional chemicals entering my body, I decided to make two homemade mouthwash recipes. Both were very easy with similar ingredients, but I definitely have a preference for the first one I tried, which is pictured here. This first recipe called for 1 1/4 cups mineral or distilled water, […]

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Keep Your Lips Lovely – And Healthy

August 27, 2009

While reading the Taste For Life magazine August issue, I came across an article called “the abc’s of lip care” which contained some surprising and useful information. We might not often consider what we put on our lips to be important as it seems like a relatively small amount, but shockingly enough, an average woman […]

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Baking Soda Money Savers

August 12, 2009

We’ve all heard of using baking soda for baking and for deodorizing but it can also be used for cleaning, heartburn relief, and more!  The best part is, because the only ingredient is Sodium Bicarbonate, baking soda is an environmentally friendly and relatively inexpensive product. I love using it when I clean the bathroom tub.  […]

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Tea Tree Oil Floss

July 21, 2009

I came across a good find at the health store a while back that’s now become a bathroom staple. It’s a tea tree oil floss, or more technically “dental tape” made by Desert Essence. At the price of $2.99, it was actually cheaper than the CleanPaste I was buying so I had to give it […]

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