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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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Gaining ground and losing pounds during perimenopause with intermittent fasting and fitness

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Gaining ground and losing pounds during perimenopause with intermittent fasting and fitness

That was a mouthful. It's what I want to talk about, though. In fact, this blog is going to start appearing more as a women's journal so that I have a place to connect better with all of you, unload some of my old baggage that has weighed me down - literally, and to help myself and those of you who read to find a little inner peace through shared stories. I thought I would start with my own journey into fitness and nutrition, share my own struggles and epiphanies, and hopefully we can get some momentum going in the...

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How to make Lotion Bars - Lotion Bar Recipe

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How to make Lotion Bars - Lotion Bar Recipe

Let's Make Lotion Bars Today - I'll Show you How Simple it Is Why lotion bars, you ask? Because fall is coming and we get those dry, itchy spots on our elbows, hands and feet. That's why. I love my creams for all over hydration and moisturization, but I also love a good lotion bar to get some straight butters on the really dry areas.  I used to make lotion bars in tubes that you could roll up, but I have had this obsession lately with cute little shapes and tiny tins. So, for fall of 2019 into winter of...

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