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First Aid the Natural Way

Are you ready for warmer weather? Hiking, biking, geo-caching, and camping are great ways to enjoy the beauty of nature. Have you greened up your first-aid kit to be in alignment with your natural side? Here are some simple ways to add the potency of essential oils to your first aid kit. They’re compact, portable […]

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Natural elements that heal burns

6 Natural Ways to Soothe Sunburned Skin

This information is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease and has not been evaluated by the FDA. Sunburn is an injury that should be treated by a medical doctor. These are some steps you can take until you seek medical care for this injury. Always consult […]

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How Much Lead Would You Eat?o

If you knew lead was in a product you used, would you still use it? The Washington Post just released an article on 400 lipstick samples that contain lead. The FDA has been studying lead levels in lipstick .  In fact, their original studies go back at least to 2007 when lead was found in […]

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Pamper Your Skin With Rose Petals

Many cultures have embraced luxurious body treatments for centuries, typically reserved for royalty. Queen Esther in the Bible applied myrrh oil to her skin every day for 6 months just to prepare herself before she was presented to the king. You don’t have to be a queen, or king to benefit from some soothing skin […]

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Essential Oils Are The Fine Wines of Personal Care

Therapeutic grade essential oils are even more precious than many fine wines.  They are powerful, a substance you can benefit from in just 1 drop!  But only if they are crafted properly. Essential oils are volatile liquids distilled from trees, plants, shrubs, flowers and roots.  Like wine, each oil requires careful preparation, nurturing and processing […]

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Is Your Deodorant Working?

Our culture is saturated with fragrance. Many Americans are preoccupied with avoiding body odor.  Unfortunately, synthetic fragrance is loaded with chemicals and research continues to find it is harmful not only to adults but to children, even unborn babies.  The irony is often our body odor is reflective of the toxins we put into our […]

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Best Body Care Products To Disrupt Hormones and Contribute to Thyroid Imbalance

This past summer my husband received some product samples when he participated in a triathlon.   My first instinct with any new body care  product I see is to look at the ingredients, just as if I was shopping for foods, and frankly I was shocked to find questionable ingredients in this body care product. Most […]

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Nanoparticles In Skin Care Not Worth The Risk

New Technology    What are Nanoparticles?  Nano zinc oxide is an ingredient you can use in making your own sunscreen.  I’ve gotten many questions asking what is nano-zinc oxide, which this article will cover.  Nanoparticles have been used since the mid 1980’s, originally in scientific equipment like microscopes.  Recently, nanoparticles have been introduced to consumer products […]

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Natural elements that heal burns

Make Your Own Lotion With 3 Simple Ingredients

Skin care is big business, accounting for millions of dollars in sales each year.  According to IBISWorld  the cosmetic and skin care industries are very competitive.  As a result,  companies are relying on new product introductions to grow their business.  For the consumer, this means “new & improved” patented ingredients, more chemicals and toxins with […]

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Is Your Sunscreen Safest For Indoor Use Only?

Sun exposure is a serious subject, and rightly so.  Skin cancer is now the number 1 killing cancer in the U.S. It  affects more people than all other cancers combined.  The Skin Cancer Foundation estimates that 1 in 5 Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime.  Just one childhood or adolescent sunburn doubles your […]

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