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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

Aloe Vera Done Right

Aloe Vera

The ancient Greeks and Romans believed in it.  The Mesopotamians recorded its use as a healing plant in 2100 bce.  The Egyptians called it the “plant of immortality,” and presented it as a gift to deceased pharaohs.  What is it?  The humble aloe vera, a succulent plant that so many of us today use on cuts and burns.  However, there’s far more to aloe vera’s its story than just a burn gel. 
So What Can Aloe Vera Do for My…

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Posted in Anti Aging, Beauty Ingredients, Beauty Products, DIY Natural Beauty Recipes, GMO Ingredients, Natural Beauty Tips, Non Toxic Beauty

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

‘Sup with Surfactants: Do Bubbles Mean Trouble for Your Skin and Hair?

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Today, we need to talk a little chemistry before we talk beauty.  We’re talking SURFACTANTS!
Surfactants are compounds that lower the surface tension of a liquid so it increases the contact between the liquid and another substance. Surfactants are sometimes referred to as “wetting agents”, but they can also act as detergents, emulsifiers, foaming agents, and dispersants.  You’ve probably been using the most famous surfactant since you were a child – soap – which breaks the surface tension on your…

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Posted in Anti Aging, Beauty Ingredients, Beauty Products, Natural Beauty Tips, Non Toxic Beauty, Skin care ingredients, Skin Care Products

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

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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

Grapefruit Seed Extract, Natural Preservative or Not So Conservative?

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Do a quick web search on grapefruit seed extract, or GSE, and you’ll find multiple infomercial-style articles touting its benefits.  All natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal!  Natural medicinal properties!  What your search might not disclose is the fact that this “all natural” product may not be all that natural.
GSE’s Dirty Little Secret
 What your “all natural” GSE may be hiding are some really nasty chemicals, such as diphenol chloride and  benzethonium chloride.  Look these babies up!   You’ll find numerous scholarly…

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

Top Ten Toxic Turds in Cosmetics

Cosmetics might look colorful and smell wonderful but could be hiding one or more of the top ten toxic turds! Looks are deceiving and you need to read the ingredients to unearth the scary truth. The largest organ we have is skin. Research indicates more than half of what we put on our skin can be absorbed into the bloodstream. We don’t want to soak up crap into our systems!
Frankly, none of us want to put anything that goes…

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