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5 Reasons to add Hemp Oil to your Skincare Routine

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5 Reasons to add Hemp Oil to your Skincare Routine

I am loving hemp oil  these days for the nutrient-rich properties it boasts, but before I get into just a few of the amazing benefits, we should talk about what hemp oil is and what it isn't.  Hemp oil comes from the cannabis plant seeds, but it does not contain THC, which is the active ingredient in marajuana. This is where some confusion comes in. You can think of this oil as a plant-based source of skin-loving omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, which the body soaks right up, but doesn't produce on its own. 5 Benefits of Hemp...

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5 Steps to Better Skin in your Forties

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5 Steps to Better Skin in your Forties

Lets talk about how our skin changes after forty, shall we? I have never, ever had an issue with acne, blemishes, blotchy or red skin ---nada. And then I turned forty-something and my skin decided to do everything. It went oily AND dry; it started to become even more sensitive to things touching it, even hair products. I couldn't even wear liquid make-up without getting these crazy bumps all over. My poor lips started to dry and flake, too. I felt like I was imploding (cue the Walking Dead). Needless to say, I couldn't very well own a natural skincare...

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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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Green Tea for Skincare & Soulcare

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Green Tea for Skincare & Soulcare

Let's talk (again) about how much I love Green Tea and what it can do for you in your daily life. Green tea is not only a soul tonic, but it gives you a refreshing boost of energy that is simply packed with healthy benefits.  Today, we'll focus on matcha tea, the favorite of Buddhist monks and Japanese tea traditionalists for centuries. Let's see what they know that we don't, shall we?  The benefits of green tea: History shows us that Buddhist monks considered it a health tonic and drank the matcha version prior to meditation for the sense of...

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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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