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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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50 things that helped me ease into perimenopause in my early forties

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50 things that helped me ease into perimenopause in my early forties

I started this blog, along with this natural soap and skincare business during a particular season in my life, shortly after I turned 40, when I felt I could no longer ignore some of the dreams that have been with me since childhood. My Second Spring was a very real thing, and I needed a change like my life depended on it. It turned out, this business would save me a few years later, teaching me more about myself than I could have imagined, mostly because it allowed me to make some new and necessary changes in my lifestyle, my...

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A Morning Routine to Make your Day more Efficient

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A Morning Routine to Make your Day more Efficient

Over the years I have heard about the importance of a structured morning routine in order to start my day off right. The problem was that I could never actually establish one, let alone stick to one. As a full-time working mom of 3 for so many years, my morning routine involved a scramble to get out of bed, get the boys ready for school and to the bus, and then be carried by the current of a mad rush where I ultimately threw on a dress and boots or whatever jumped out of my closet, ran a brush through...

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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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Perimenopause and What I am Doing To Make it Easier

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Perimenopause and What I am Doing To Make it Easier

We're about to get a little personal here, but that's okay. If you are weathering the perfect storm of perimenopause and an already-prone-to-anxiety state, you will certainly relate to this post. That's why I am writing it. Let's face it, women have to support each other, in all phases and facets of life, right?

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