How To Make A Beautiful DIY Lip Stain

For someone that doesn’t wear a lot of makeup, I do like for my lips to have a dash of color. I’m not a fan of those heavy, waxy lip sticks that end up on your cup rims and teeth. I prefer a natural tint that will stay put on your lips and moisturize as well. Many commercial cosmetics contain all sorts of toxins and… [read more]

7 Ways To Know If Your Olive Oil Is Fake (+ How To Buy The Best Olive Oil)

Image Credit: Jeppestown @ Flickr Olive oil is one of the most popular foods around, thanks in part to the well-publicized health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, and its ability to decrease the risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol and regulate blood sugar. In fact, the consumption of olive oil has substantially increased over the years, skyrocketing from 29 metric tons in 1980 to 327… [read more]

Why You Should Try Drinking Shrub + 10 Delicious Recipes

Derived from the Arabic word sharāb which means “to drink”, shrubs – or drinking vinegars – are concentrated sweetened fruit syrups that can be added to water, seltzer, or cocktails. Shrubs have enjoyed a long and interesting history, going back as far as the 15th century. Originally a medicinal cordial, shrubs were simply fruit-infused liquors that were recommended by physicians of the era for reinvigorating… [read more]

6 Best Essential Oils For Headaches & How To Use Them

About 45 million Americans are said to suffer from chronic daily headaches, especially women, who develop about twice as many as men. Headache disorders are fairly common, including migraines, tension headaches, and cluster aches – in fact, it’s been estimated that around the world, about 50 percent suffer from one type of headache or another. Suffering from frequent headaches, meaning headaches that occur over at… [read more]

3 Best Homemade Recipes For Getting Rid Of Acne Once & For All

As many as 50 million Americans struggle with acne, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, making it the most common skin disorder in the nation. It’s not just teenagers who are affected by it, who often suffer from embarrassment, depression and lack of self-esteem because of it, but one in five adults in the U.S. struggle with it too – many of which also… [read more]

10 Best Tips & Tricks For Starting Seeds Indoors

Starting your garden plants from seeds indoors can be an enjoyable project for any gardener. While it’s possible to grow a productive vegetable garden by purchasing plants that were already started, you’ll have a much greater range of possibilities by starting your own from seeds indoors. Buying seeds is relatively inexpensive and you’ll be able to choose from an extensive array of garden favorites in… [read more]

8 Best Natural & Organic Toothpastes (& Why Most Are Dangerous)

You would think that a product that goes into your mouth multiple times per day would be entirely safe and free of questionable ingredients. Unfortunately, after generations of use and the ensuing normalization of artificial ingredients, big brand and commercial toothpastes still contain chemicals of concern. The good news is you don’t need these synthetic additives to enjoy good oral health. Toothpaste Ingredients to Avoid… [read more]

DIY Natural Blush For Every Skin Tone

Commercial cosmetics are laden with toxins. Some common ingredients found in commercial cosmetics include BHA and BHT, as well as formaldehyde-releasing preservatives and heavy metals. These toxins can easily get absorbed into your skin and cause irritation. On top of the harmful chemicals commercial cosmetics contain, they are often expensive. If you want to have great skin and skip all those harmful chemicals, consider making… [read more]

10 Drinks To Rev Up Your Metabolism & Burn More Fat

Ever wonder why your friend seems to be able to eat an entire pint of ice cream without gaining a pound, while you eat just a bit and it all goes straight to your belly? The answer, fair or not, is in the metabolism. Metabolism is the rate at which the body burns calories, and much of it is dependent on factors outside of one’s… [read more]

10 Reasons You Should Put Tea Tree Oil On Your Skin

Tea tree oil is one of the most extensively researched of all essential oils. Produced from a shrub-like tree known as Melaleuca in Australia, according to the University of Sydney, native aboriginals are believed to have taken advantage of its many healing benefits to treat skin conditions for thousands of years before chemist Arthur Penfold discovered its powerful antiseptic properties back in the 1920s. Today,… [read more]