5 Reasons To Go “No ‘Poo” + 5 Alternative Ways To Wash Your Hair

You might be surprised to learn that many people are giving up their habit of shampooing every day or even forgoing it altogether, but the reality is, hair shampoos have only been around for 75 years or so. Before the 1930s, bar soaps like Castile were used to wash hair, or people used alternatives like vinegar rinses, teas, and herbs to clean their locks. When… [read more]

12 Wonderful Benefits Of Pomegranate Seed Oil

Pomegranates have been used throughout history for their many benefits, and the fruit is even mentioned in the Bible as one of the foods that heals. The seeds, which are the edible parts inside the pomegranate, are what’s used to produced the oil, which is highly prized for its powerful flavonoids and punicic acid that contribute to its many nutritional benefits. The seeds also contain… [read more]

How To Get Rid Of Head Lice: 11 Home Remedies That Really Work

Just the thought of lice makes most people shiver. Head lice are teeny tiny parasites that live on the scalp and hair shafts where they dine on blood. Nearly ten million school children are diagnosed with lice each year. Lice can be contracted by coming in contact with an infected person through play, sports, school or wearing clothing of someone who has the parasite. You… [read more]

10 Ways To Use Colloidal Oatmeal For Beautiful Skin

Oats – or Avena sativa – have enjoyed a long history of use as a safe and effective topical treatment for a wide array of skin conditions. First used medicinally in ancient Rome, oatmeal carries both dermatological and cosmetic benefits: it cleanses, moisturizes, soothes, and protects the skin. Setting itself apart from other cereal grains, oatmeal is especially rich in proteins, complex carbohydrates, lipids, vitamin… [read more]

Homemade Foaming Facial Wash That Moisturizes Skin

Getting the oils and debris off your face daily is instrumental in helping your skin healthy. However, commercial facial cleansers are often too harsh on the skin causing it to dry out. Using a gentle, natural soap and some essential oils, you can make a simple foaming soap cleanser that will keep your skin looking fresh. Ingredients 1 cup distilled or filtered water ¼ cup… [read more]

Homemade Easy To Make Natural Eye Shadow & Liner

Cream eye shadows and liners are perfect for adding color and moisturizing your eyes. This recipe uses shea butter and vitamin E oil that helps reduce inflammation and boost collagen for the skin. It’s perfect for dry or combination skin. If you have very oily skin, you may want to stick to powder eye shadow. This recipe also uses cosmetic grade mica powder. Using cosmetic grade… [read more]

12 Best Soap Recipes Anyone Can Make At Home

Fun, frugal, and infinitely practical, soap making is an art form where the potential ingredient combinations are practically endless. Using naturally skin-nourishing components, handcrafted soaps are enriched with vitamins, minerals, and beneficial oils that won’t’ dry out your epidermis like store-bought soaps have a tendency to do. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at making soap, read on! A Quick Primer on Soapmaking:… [read more]

10 Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Dark Circles Under Eyes

Puffy, discolored skin above and beneath the eye can make you appear tired and sleep deprived, even when you’re well rested. Known medically as periorbital dark circles, this area of the eye is particularly susceptible to changes to skin tone since the flesh around the eyes is very thin. With a depth of about 0.5 mm in thickness (compared with the rest of the body’s… [read more]

Homemade Herbal Face Steam For Clear & Glowing Skin

With all of the dirt, pollution and toxins we’re exposed to on a daily basis, our skin can really take a beating. Skip the expensive facial treatments, and opt for this herbal face steam instead. The nutrients from the herbs get deep into pores to clear them out, and give your skin its natural glow back. The benefits of sage for skin: Sage probably isn’t… [read more]

15 Best Subscription Boxes For Natural Living Lovers

“Of-the-month” clubs have been around for decades, but in recent years, subscription boxes have really taken off as a trend that’s well, gone a little nuts. In fact, you can get everything from nuts to beauty products, household treats and eco-friendly goods, wine and even healthy fare in the form a fabulous monthly care package. In fact, subscription boxes created just for people like you… [read more]