The Benefits of Rosewater

Would a rose smell as sweet if it were called anything but a rose? Probably, and it would have just as many benefits. It is no surprise that Cleopatra used roses to lure her lovers into her palace, and that ancient cultures have been benefiting from its countless bounties for centuries. Rosewater is filled with incredible powers and the best part is, it is readily available.

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Natural Skincare by Cecilia Wong

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One of the hardest things on a mission to use cleaner, greener, healthier skin products is finding products that actually work.

It’s work in progress for us at Daily Mom as we learn more and more about what’s good and what works. Our recent surprising discovery has been a Holistic Skin Care line by Cecilia Wong, 100% natural, non toxic and cruelty free.

What makes Cecilia Wong skin care so different from more mainstream natural brands is that its products have the feel of very expensive hi-tech creams but use only all natural ingredients, herbs and botanicals.

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Fashionista: Holiday Gift Guide

Fashionista - Holiday Gift Guide

We all have the fashionista friend, the one who always looks immaculate! She knows the latest trends and seamlessly works them into her wardrobe with her classic pieces. You may be the jeans and tee type and have no idea how to buy for a friend whose fashion is flawless! Don’t start rifling through high fashion magazines just yet — look at our fashion forward finds for your friend! We’re sure you’ll find the perfect gift for the fashionista on your list!

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Dark Natural Nail Polish for Fall

Looking for a fantastic collection of dark, non-toxic nail polishes this fall, free of known carcinogens found in typical nail polishes? Daily Mom has a rounded up a list of health-conscious, trendy color choices to spice things up with dark tones and compliment your autumn wardrobe. Our non-toxic dark nail polish picks will keep you polished and pretty long after the leaves fall!

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5 minute makeover

You are a mom on the go and there is simply not enough time in your morning to put on a full face of expertly applied cosmetics. You don’t want to look like a frumpy wife or mom, especially since you are already a beautiful woman, but what’s a girl to do? Take 5 minutes to try out this simple makeup routine and you’ll find that you can highlight your naturally luminous features AND still have time to make breakfast, pack lunches and find your little one’s lost shoe!

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Easy DIY Lip Balm

With just a few simple ingredients, you can make your own moisturizing lip balm in under 5 minutes. You can also add a hint of color with leftovers from your favorite lipstick or blush! After you give this DIY a try, you’ll never go back to buying name brand lip balm again.

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D.I.Y. Natural Eye Makeup Remover

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We all know one of the most important things in maintaining healthy skin is to take off our makeup before bed at night. But, most makeup removers are completely full of chemicals, and sometimes using just face wash and water doesn’t quite do the trick. So, what can you do? Make your own all natural make up remover. It’s inexpensive and so easy to make!

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Best Products to Add Natural Oil to Your Hair


As women, we do everything imaginable to repel and ban oil from our hair. We know that too much oil can make our hair look greasy, hang limply, and give our overall appearance a “dirty” look. We use products such as dry shampoo, clarifying shampoo and we wash our hair every morning to keep oil at bay. What is all of this doing to our hair? It is drying the hair shaft, clarifying shampoos with sulfates are stripping the proteins, and we are damaging our hair to the point of breakage and fraying. We don’t want to look oily but we do want healthy hair. What’s a girl to do?

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The Shelf Life Of Your Cosmetics

Let’s face it; makeup is expensive. A well stocked makeup bag is often the sign of years of hunting and gathering. Your friends might be jealous of your drawer of MAC eye shadows that represent the entire line since their first store opened in 1991, but is your 20+ year stockpile actually doing you more harm than good? While most makeup contains antibacterial ingredients and preservatives, the chemicals and ingredients still have a distinct shelf life. While companies are not required to include an expiration date on their cosmetic products, research over the years suggests that they should be tossed over time to avoid health risks. The following is a helpful list of basic makeup products and their suggested replacement time frames:

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Postpartum Hair Loss: one strand at a time

You look in the mirror, and until recently, you didn’t notice the baby hairs growing on the side of your hairline…

You panic and finally notice the thick head of hair from pregnancy is now thin, brittle and not as full… Relax, you’re not going bald! Post-partum hair loss is quite natural and happens to thousands of new moms.

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Organic Summer Hair Care

Summer is here and that often means long days at the beach, swimming, and hot afternoons in the sun. It might also mean parched and damaged hair from the elements. However, we have come across some great summer hair products to nourish, protect, and style your hair. They are the Alterna Bamboo line and Intelligent Nutrients hair care products.

What is great about them? Most importantly, that they work! But that is not enough for us health-conscious moms. They are also organic and free of harmful chemicals so you can feel safe using them on yourself and around your kids. Check out the lineup below.

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