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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3 Simple Steps For Calming Angry Skin

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We’ve all been there. You’re feeling adventurous and try a new moisturizer, or primer, or foundation, and have a horrible allergic reaction on your skin. Or for some unknown reason, you wake up and your skin is puffy, red, blotchy, and itchy. Trying to cover it with makeup only further irritates it, and then you’re left with an even bigger mess.  Many drug store moisturizers, washes, and toners contain chemicals which will make your skin even angrier, so this is a great time to seek out natural remedies that will get your skin calmed quickly.

Try our favorite three skin-calming steps in succession, or try one or two separately, depending on the severity of your symptoms. You’ll be feeling fresh, de-puffed, de-itched, and redness-free in no time!

Try these creams or use our home made remedies below


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Chop Your Locks And Pay It Forward

What is one of the first things to get thrown by the wayside after you have a baby? That’s right. Your 45 minute hair routine. Who has time to wash, dry, and style for that long when you could be getting in some vital sleep?

Many moms make the decision to chop their flowing locks rather than keep them in a messy knot on the top of their head for the next few months. Often, this hair is falling out in massive amounts anyway, so you will be relieved to see a little less of it in the shower drain. So, you have decided to make the cut, but now what…

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