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Fruit for Your Face

 By Amanda Wilkes: In numerous studies conducted all over the world, women consistently agree that wearing makeup is a MUST! Their reasons widely differ, but we are living in a society where applying makeup has become a part of our standard routine. Now, if you are a woman who proudly …

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DIY Nontoxic Sunburn Relief Spray

By Kim Robson: If, like me, you have fair skin, you know how easy it is to get a sunburn, especially this time of year. We all know to use sunblock, but sometimes summer just gets the better of us (hello, day in the pool or at the county fair). …

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Natural Pain Relievers–Most Of Them Found In Your Kitchen

By Kim Robson: When you’re in pain, pharmaceutical drugs don’t have to be your only path to pain relief. Many natural foods and herbal substances can provide significant pain mitigation. Capsaicin Derived from hot chili peppers, topical capsaicin may be useful in relieving pain for some people. Capsaicin works by …

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DIY Face Masks Good Enough To Eat

By Fredrica Syren: Many years ago I would spend a fortune on face masks made by commercial brands whose product promised almost everything beauty-wise. Most of these products contained many questionable ingredients that could do harm to my health rather than keep my face eternally wrinkle-free. These days I would …

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DIY Bug Spray

By Kim Robson: It’s that time of year when the bugs are out, making outdoor summertime activities miserable at best and impossible at worst. None of us wants to use chemical bug sprays, especially those that contain DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide), which is absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin, and can …

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Healthy Travels: Tips for Wellness While on the Road

By Dawna Matthews: We all travel at some point in our lives, some people more than others. We travel for work, play, vacation, holiday and celebration. I am currently on a trip out of state to visit family for a wedding celebration. The last thing I want to worry about …

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Nontoxic Manicure Products–Perfect Toes Without The Chemicals

By Kim Robson: Before I moved to the mountains, I used to get my acrylic nails refreshed every three weeks. I loved the camaraderie with my long-time manicurist and regular customers, and I loved trying out different colors and sometimes indulging in some nail art. What I hated, though, was …

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Toxic Receipts?

By James Harker-Syren (a.k.a Green Dad): To be honest, I’ve never given receipts a second thought. I’d guess I’ve handled about 25,000 receipts as an adult (3/day). I’ve also handed them to my children to play with. When they were young, they often would put them into their mouths before …

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The Yoga Collective Review and Giveaway

By Emma Grace Fairchild: I recently began a home yoga practice, thanks to an online yoga website. Based in Venice Beach, California, The Yoga Collective is a studio that has created “your ‘om’ for online yoga” through their online yoga class library. They have hundreds of different classes ranging in …

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