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What is Activated Charcoal and How is it Used in Beauty, Health and Wellness?

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What is Activated Charcoal and How is it Used in Beauty, Health and Wellness?

Today we are talking about one of my absolute favorite materials to work with: Activated Charcoal.  What is it and how in the heck do we use it in beauty products? You may have heard about activated charcoal's uses in emergency rooms for pumping someone's stomach if they accidentally consumed something they weren't supposed to. It's the stuff of nightmares for moms everywhere in that regard. Hopefully you haven't had an experience with it, but it has been used for ages in order to help patients who have been poisoned or overdosed and need to get the toxins out. Basically,...

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Love Coconut Oil? So does your hair.

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Love Coconut Oil? So does your hair.

Today I thought I would share my love of coconut oil with you, particularly how I like to use it to create a fabulous hair (and scalp) mask that has saved me from my dry scalp and many miserable winter days of itchy, dry skin.   Let's take care of those dry hair woes. Ready? Grab the following: A bowl A spoon Coconut Oil Raw Honey A tablespoon A towel So easy, right? Well, I always said simple was the way to go. Step 1: Melt about a tablespoon of coconut oil, but make sure it isn't too hot. Step...

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Common Household Things You Can Use to DIY Your Skincare

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Common Household Things You Can Use to DIY Your Skincare

  Wouldn't it be great if you had a full-blown beauty store in your house? Well, you do! Here are 5 ingredients you have around your house that you can use for all-natural bath & body recipes. 1) Sea Salt/Himalayan Salt Salt has many uses and properties - you can use it as part of a soothing bath tea or an invigorating & environmentally friendly scrub. Exfoliating beads be gone! Salt is also great at cleansing & disinfecting, so use it liberally on things like sneaker-feet and warm rinses for oral injuries. 2) Honey This raw, unfiltered ingredient is mostly...

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DIY Sugar Scrub

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DIY Sugar Scrub

  What does your skin crave this summer? If it could use a little exfoliation before you hydrate and moisturize after those beach days, give it what it deserves with the skin-loving fun of a salt or sugar scrub. The Sugar Scrub Quick Facts Sugar body scrubs are popular for their exfoliating and moisturizing properties, two essential elements of any skincare routine.  Our skin is constantly collecting a layer of dead skin cells that it will eventually release, unless of course it decides to hang around and clog pores - no fun. The basic sugar scrub can help to exfoliate,...

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Simple, Natural Solutions to Enhance your Summer Skincare Routine

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Simple, Natural Solutions to Enhance your Summer Skincare Routine

Summer Skin Care Blues Got you down? Step out of the overwhelm for just a moment. We know there are too many products out there and you're tired of trying, well--all of them-- in your search for the perfect solution to your skin care woes. Here's the thing, if you're looking for something new and exciting to change-up your skincare routine this summer, or maybe even revolutionize your facial-care routine all together, keep on reading.  Let's get started with what you can do right now to stop the overwhelm and get to simple, natural solutions to your summer skincare routine:...

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