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It is the week before Christmas if you are anything like me you may be feeling the stress of finding last minute gifts. One of the things that I like to make ahead of time and have on hand for a quick but meaningful gift to give are jars of herb-enhanced detox bath mixes. They […]Read more »
Essential oils are natural oils obtained through the process of distillation having the characteristic scent of the plant from which they are extracted. For thousands of years, essential oils have been used in aromatherapy and treatment or management of different health conditions. What’s more, most of us don’t even realize how beneficial essential oils for […]Read more »
(This is the second in a series of articles on some common physical changes women may experience, such as varicose veins or age spots, as they age and how these changes can naturally be reduced or minimized) Our Aging Bodies As we get older, our bodies start to show the wear and tear that we […]Read more »
Whipped Belly Butter Here’s what you’ll need: • 6 ounces cocoa butter • 3 ounces calendula-infused jojoba oil • 1 1/2 ounces unrefined hemp • 14 ounces shea butter • 0.3 ounce equal parts: German chamomile, carrot seed, frankincense (optional) and helichrysum (optional) 1. Weigh out all of your ingredients (volume doesn’t provide the same). […]Read more »
Citrus Herb Foot Soak Are your dogs barking? Tired and achy? Sore tootsies? Have you ever thought about how truly wonderful and perfectly designed our poor feet are? They take pounds of pressure and force every day just going through the motion of daily life. Poor circulation, yeast, fungus, ingrown nails… none of which are appealing […]Read more »
This luxurious moisturizer helps soothe skin, reduce blemishes and minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Unlike most of the anti-aging creams on the market, this one does not contain petrochemical-based products or chemical preservatives, making it a real treat for your skin. Keep in mind that because it is free of preservatives, it doesn’t last as […]Read more »
(This is the first in a series of articles on some common physical changes women may experience, such as varicose veins or age spots, as they age and how these changes can naturally be reduced or minimized) Our Aging Bodies As we get older, our bodies start to show the wear and tear that we […]Read more »
My life is often spent doing many things with my hands. I love to dig in the dirt, play catch with my boys, camp and craft many things. There is not much glamour to mucking out stalls or cleaning chicken coops, but I still like to treat myself and to take care of my skin. […]Read more »
Homemade Organic Skin Toner Video by MOTHER EARTH NEWS Facial toner perks up your skin tone and your complexion — and an inexpensive DIY all-natural toner is quick to whip up. Senior Editor K.C. Compton creates her recipe from a witch hazel base, green tea and essential oils. Follow her directions here for a bright start […]Read more »
Herbal teas have been around for centuries. Drinking herbal teas offer many different healthy and well being benefits.The calming practice of drinking tea can be incorporated into a part of your morning or night routines. There is just something soothing about sipping a warm tea that gives us a moment to be mindful of […]Read more »