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Three DIY Natural Toothpaste Recipes

Just what’s behind those pearly whites of yours?  It turns out that most commercially available toothpastes are hiding a host of nasty ingredients.  To polish your teeth the crap-free way, try out these DIY natural toothpaste recipes.
What’s Wrong with My Current Toothpaste?
Your current toothpaste might smell fresh, but chances are that some not-so-fresh ingredients are lurking.  Many toothpastes include parabens, paraffin, sulfates, artificial dyes and triclosan.  These nasty chemicals have many health risks including endocrine disorders, hormonal dysfunction,…

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Posted in DIY Natural Beauty Recipes, Natural Beauty Tips, Non Toxic Beauty, Toxic Household

Health & Body Benefits of Coconut Oil

Cracked Coconut

Conventionally we’re taught that fats are unhealthy and contribute to obesity and heart disease.  However, certain fats are heart healthy and have a myriad of other benefits.  Coconut oil abounds with beneficial fats, and has mucho of health benefits.  Adding this taste of paradise to your diet will keep you healthy inside and out.
How can coconut oil benefit my health?
The oils found in coconuts have beneficial immune, endocrine, nutritional, anti-aging and cardiovascular effects.  Coconut oil can help us…

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Posted in Natural Beauty Tips, Supplements

pH Balance: Your Ticket to Gorgeous Skin!

Cacao For Radiant Skin Health

Countless hours and dollars have been devoted to the study of skincare, and the average consumer is willing to go to great lengths for results.  Unfortunately, these misguided attempts often involve the use of crap-filled products that only make matters worse.
It turns out that we overthink skincare, and that simply restoring the skin’s balance and natural defenses is able to protect the skin from infection, autoimmune conditions and premature aging. The body’s pH balance is very important in overall…

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Posted in Acne, Anti Aging, PH Balance

DIY Winter Skincare Tips

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Remember when you were a kid and played outdoors or made snowmen for countless hours? Our faces were red, our skin was scaly, and our toes burnt, but we had great fun!  You may not be playing outdoors for hours now, but you still expose your skin to the cold and wind.  Even indoors, your skin is bombarded by dry air, overheated rooms and pollution.  Today, we’re going to talk about what you can do to help your skin combat…

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Posted in Anti Aging, DIY Natural Beauty Recipes, Natural Beauty Tips, Non Toxic Beauty, Organic Skin Care

Is Plastic Not So Fantastic? Beauty Product Packaging; What You Need To Know!

organic facial oil

If you’re reading this blog, you already know that not all beauty products are created equal – there are the natural, honest products and the toxic BS that craps up your skin with all kinds of nasty additives.  However, it turns out that there are some big disparities in the packaging used to contain beauty products as well.  Plastic packaging screws up the products it contains, and can even be hazardous to your health.  Glass provides a better option, but…

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Posted in Beauty Products, Earth Friendly, Non Toxic Beauty, Skin care ingredients

Jojoba Oil and it’s Outstanding Beauty Benefits

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A lot of people find the idea of lathering oil on their face crass. After all, oil is always synonymous to sebum – yes, the greasy stuff which some “think” is one of the skin’s root problems. Contrary to the famed notion, not all oils must be avoided!
Take the case of jojoba oil, a liquid wax extracted from jojoba seeds. It was in the forties when people started to realize the wonders of jojoba oil. Since its oxidation property…

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Posted in Acne, Makeup, Non Toxic Beauty, Organic Skin Care

Aromatherapy for Mood and Skin – Pure Poopy or Real Deal?

There’s a lot of discussion about the healing attributes of aromatherapy. Many holistic and natural practitioners are revering the use of certain scents to relieve a variety of ailments. It leaves many of us wondering about using aromatherapy for mood, skin and other conditions -is it pure poopy or the real deal?
According to the Mayo Clinic, there therapeutic use of essential oils from plants is called aromatherapy. Currently limited research is available regarding the effectiveness of aromatherapy. Some studies…

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Posted in Beauty Ingredients, Non Toxic Beauty, Skin care ingredients, Skin Care Products

Does Diet Affect the Skin? Get the Skinny Here!

There are many conflicting reports about whether diet affects the skin and it all becomes confusing crap. The bottom line is we all know diet is important to maintain healthy organs and body functions. Since the skin is the largest body organ of all, it makes sense to link our diet with our skin. 
Certain foods such as dairy and hormone fed cattle promote inflammation and aggravate acne for sure. Genetically modified (GMO’s) can certainly contribute to a variety of…

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Posted in Acne, Anti Aging, Beauty Ingredients, Non Toxic Beauty, Organic Skin Care

Moroccan Argan Nut Oil – Not Always Super Duper, but when it is….it’s Super Good!

It sounds exotic and everyone is talking about it, from salon experts to soccer moms. Is Moroccan argan oil really a miracle treatment for hair, skin and body? Or is the hype just another fad people can’t wait to brag about?

What is Moroccan Argan Oil, Anyway?
As the name implies, argan oil comes from Morocco. It is one of the rarest essential oils in the world. The nuts of the argan tree are crushed to extract their precious oil.…

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Posted in Acne, Anti Aging, Beauty Ingredients, Beauty Product Reviews, Non Toxic Beauty, Organic Skin Care, Skin care ingredients, Skin Care Products

Organic vs. Natural: The Scoop Behind the Poop

When we search for safe cosmetics, often the words organic or natural come to mind. From shopping for essential oils to buying non-toxic beauty and skin care items, we constantly see the terms “natural,” “organic,” and “wild-crafted.” What do they all mean, is there any difference, and why is it such confusing caca?!
 
The three terms have different meanings any savvy shopper should know before investing in “safe” cosmetics. For crops to be certified “organic,” they must be grown…

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Posted in Beauty Ingredients, Makeup, Non Toxic Beauty, Organic Skin Care, Skin care ingredients, Skin Care Products
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