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.
Mornings can be hectic around here, and getting enough of a morning meal in to hold us off until the next break is not always easy. Fortunately, smoothies can be loaded with nutrition and are very simple to make. Try these recipes in your morning routine.
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.
These are the top 25 easiest to grow herbs that are essential kitchen garden must-haves. Indulge in this herbalist’s dream garden and every chef’s fantasy. As a bonus, all of these herbs have been chosen for their ability to happily grow in containers on any balcony or sun room. 1. How to Grow Aloe 2. […]
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.
Salt has been demonized by the food industry. It has been implicated in several diseases, including high blood pressure. It’s got a bad rap for water retention and a whole list of diseases. However, it’s time to start recognizing it as the hero it is. Bad salt is the problem and is created from industrial […]
While turmeric and ginger add good amounts of magnesium to a recipe, particularly the turmeric tummy cleanse, I find that adding a tiny boost of magnesium powder actually helps tremendously. Benefits of Magnesium 1. Aids relaxation – Magnesium regulates hormones and other minerals to improve relaxation. 2. Facilitates the absorption of minerals – It also […]
This recipe is adapted from Cheeseslave’s recipe and the recipe we used when I was a kid. We had our own pastured chickens and sourced as many raw ingredients as we could afford on our limited budget. When I first tasted store-bought mayonnaise as an adult, I couldn’t believe how rancid and disgusting it was. […]