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Incorporating Crystals into your New Year's Healing Regimen

Incorporating Crystals into your New Year's Healing Regimen

2021 is a new year, that's for sure. We are all looking forward to positive change, at least that is our hope. I don't know about you, but I'm ready to throw every affirmation and woo woo trick I know at  2021 -- because I don't want a repeat of this past year. Don't get me wrong, there were some positives that came out of 2020, like the time I was fortunate enough to spend with all three of my sons. That time was precious and for those months with them, I will always be grateful.  All of that said, we...

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DIY Pumpkin Glow Hydrating Face Mask

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DIY Pumpkin Glow Hydrating Face Mask

In Part II of our pumpkin in skincare series, we are bringing you the DIY Pumpkin Glow Hydrating Face Mask.  Why use pumpkin in skincare? • Pumpkin is loaded with both beta-carotene and Vitamin C, which both work together to soften skin and also boost collagen levels. • It contains the healing agent Zinc. •  Pumpkin is literally made up of alpha hydroxy acids which turn over dead skin cells and keep skin glowing...hence the recipe name.   We like to keep things simple around here, just like the ingredients in our skincare. This simple recipe is perfect for an evening...

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DIY Pumpkin Oat Exfoliating Mask

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DIY Pumpkin Oat Exfoliating Mask

It's here: pumpkin season! We're here for you with a series of DIY pumpkin skincare to add to your fall skin regimen. We think you'll love these simple recipes as much as we do.  First, here are a few benefits of pumpkin for your skin: Beauty starts from the inside, but who doesn't love some added Vitamins and nutrients from the outside in as well? Now for our first recipe... Pumpkin + Oats Exfoliating Face Mask Our first DIY Skincare Recipe features pumpkin and oats, probably two of my favorite ingredients, no matter what time of year it is, but...

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The benefits of activated charcoal

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The benefits of activated charcoal

Today we are talking about one of my  favorite materials to work with: Activated Charcoal.  First, a disclaimer. I'm a soap maker and natural product formulator, but I'm also a researcher (day job). I have access to a full range of scientific journals and I read them. I don't make claims about ingredients or products I offer on my site because that's a no-no, but I also like to let you know the truth about my research findings. First....let's chat. What is activated charcoal and how in the heck do we use it in beauty products? You may have heard...

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Changes in Friendships Over Forty

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Changes in Friendships Over Forty

It's a rainy Sunday, a perfect time to talk about an issue that we all face as women, and, let's be real, it's something that spans the ages - sorry you spring chickens who look forward to your more established years. Friendships still change and sometimes they just fall apart. Sometimes they even fall apart and no one ever tells you....those are the ones that really stink. There are two types of friend break-ups, one of which is the subject of this post today because no matter how old I get or how many accomplishments  I have...no matter how much...

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