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How I Make My Soaps

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How I Make My Soaps

I get a lot of questions about this, so today we are going to talk about how I make my cold process soaps. I'm going to give you the quick and not-so-dirty version of the process here, and then show you a video of me in the studio making my new Walk in the Woods soap for 2019. Cold process soap making takes time, creativity, precision and a little elbow grease, especially for those large batches, like the one I am making in the video. What you need to know Here are the basics: Cold process soap making uses a...

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New Year New You - The Beauty of a Clay Mask

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New Year New You - The Beauty of a Clay Mask

When was the last time you took a minute to give yourself a lovely face mask? Perhaps you would rather not remember the gooey green feel of it or the fact that you left half of it stuck to your cheeks and eyebrows when you tried to get the darn thing off. Sound familiar? No wonder you haven't used one since! Don't worry. We're going to change that today. If you experienced anything like I described above, you'll know why I designed a powder clay mask with only four ingredients that you can mix with any liquid for the perfect...

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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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