Using herbs and simple kitchen-found products are far gentler on skin and its delicate acid balance. As a bonus, most also preserve skin health, reduce age spots and wrinkles, and even out skin tone.
As of 2009, reported sales of kombucha beverages sold in the United States is $40 million. This doesn’t account for all the people who brew it as home using a Scoby and a glass jar. Kombucha is easy to culture at home – try this recipe to brew your own!
Henna is a wonderful hair color for those who want to cover gray or desire a non-fading hair color. Supplies included, the initial cost is $20 to $30. BUT, the repeated cost is $1 to $2 per month!
This spray is how we achieve those voluminous beach waves on a shoe string budget. Remember that many sea-salt sprays are drying to the hair and pull out natural oils. This recipe contains natural oils to compensate for the drying effects of the salt in the spray. At about 1/50th of the cost of store brands, it is a steep bargain without the dangerous chemicals.
When it comes to offenders of chemicals and hair and scalp damage, hair spray is one of the worst. This easy recipe will actually boost hair health over time.
For many, hair gel is essential, especially for men or those with coarse hair. Thankfully nature does provide us with safer alternatives to commercial chemicals. This recipe is not only vegan, but it may actually help make hair healthier. Play around with it until you find a consistency that works well for you. Ingredients: 2/3 […]
This recipe can detangle even the curliest of hair and slowly restore even the most badly damaged hair.
This no-poo shampoo recipe is simple enough and contains none of the waxes and oils that shampoo companies use to hide the chemical burn damage of their products.
Not only is February Avocado Month – but it’s also the month after we’ve all made our New Year’s resolutions to eat better, lose weight, and improve our health. If you are still looking for more ways to make healthier meals and get more nutrients into your foods, it’s time to give the avocado a […]
If you want to save money and really know what is going into your body, then you need to make your own mixes. Many of the pre-packaged ones contain fillers or excess sodium. None of us need those! For years, I have used a few books with recipes to make my mixes. One of them is out […]
Last year, we shared 5 Ways to Go Green in 2013. How did you do with that challenge? Here are five more tips toward living a more simple, healthy, and environmentally friendly life on a day to day basis. Start with the ones that are simple and require little money and effort. Take time to […]
“We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.” –Alfred E. Newman Lemons are listed among records for thousands of years. It is hard to pinpoint exactly where use originated, but they have been a powerful part of medicine and cooking as […]