Archives for February 2015

Homemade Citrus Coconut Sugar Scrub with Essential Oils

This is Sara’s recipe for an all-natural citrus coconut sugar scrub. What I liked about it is that in addition to exfoliating, it also moisturizes and heals the skin. Sara explains the healing properties of the natural oil that she uses. She also includes different combinations of essential oils  that you can use t customize […]

Spice Things Up With Your Own Homemade Seasoning Mixes

Food without spices can be pretty bland and boring. In this article, Laura discusses and links to 3 different homemade spice mixes. The nice thing about homemade blends is that you can adjust the spices to fit your taste. At the end of the article, Laura also shares a couple of tips on grinding spices […]

Homemade Soft Scrub Recipe for Cleaning

In this article, Heather shares her recipe for a homemade grapefruit soft scrub. It’s perfect for deep cleaning the bathtub and restoring the shine. You can use this scrub on ceramic surfaces, sinks and counter tops. Do not use on granite. This is a simple recipe that uses grapefruit essential oil and 3 other ingredients. […]

How to Make All-Natural Ginger Ale

This is Katie’s recipe for a naturally fermented and fizzy ginger ale. In addition to tasting good, it contains healthy probiotics and enzymes. She shares all of the health benefits of ginger. The one benefit most are familiar with is its ability to soothe stomach problems. But there are many more. This recipe uses fresh […]

Hippie Healer’s Salve – How to Make a Universal Antiseptic Herbal Ointment

Andrea wanted to create a balm that could be used to treat a wide range of skin problems. So she created a blend of plants and oils with skin-healing properties that can be used to treat: psoriasis Eczema cuts, bruises & scrapes + 10 other conditions! It’s a nice tutorial. She explains how to create […]

Detoxifying Face Mask – Ring in the New Year with a Fresh Face!

This is Christina’s recipe for a homemade, detoxifying face mask. It uses a particular clay that absorbs toxins and neutralizes heavy metals in a unique way. She also adds other ingredients that are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C. The idea is to draw out toxins first with the clay-based mask, and then promote the […]

Doable 3-Day Winter Detox with Recipes

Usually after holidays we feel overweight and bloated from all of the holiday parties and eating. Let’s face it – there’s a lot of overindulgence in foods and drinks that are just not good for our bodies. In this article, Stephanie first shares 10 detox tips to help you get in the right frame of […]

What is Dry Brushing for the Skin?

You may have heard about dry brushing the skin, but weren’t clear about what it involves and what the benefits are. Katie goes into greater detail, but dry brushing is using a dry brush to brush the skin in a particular way. There are a number of benefits to dry brushing. One that’s mentioned in […]

How to Make a Whipped Coconut Oil Moisturizer

Coconut oil really is wonderful for the skin. It contains medium chain fatty acids, which help the oil to be easily absorbed into the skin. The fatty acids also help to retain skin moisture. Coconut oil also contains other fatty acids that have antimicrobial properties, which promotes healing in the event the skin is scratched or broken. Finally, […]

How To Make A Diffuser Bracelet For Essential Oils

This is a really interesting article by Heather. One part that resonated with me was her discussion of how scents can trigger memories that go all the way back to childhood. In fact, when an experience is chemically saved in long-term memory, the brain actually stores everything about the experience: scents, sounds, temperature, our feelings […]