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Holistic Beauty

Which Lipsticks Have the Most Lead?

Why lead is still allowed in lipstick is beyond me. This heavy metal is a toxic chemical, yet it is frequently found in the pigments used to color lipstick and make it shimmer. Even though it's been r…

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5 Things to Do With Bad Wine

Old wine, old wine. Hmm ... well, it's not a problem I often come across, to be perfectly honest. We're pretty fond of spiky beverages, 'round these parts. (Some of our neighbors here in Portland eve…

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3 Essential Oils You’ll Want to Use This Summer

What scents remind you of summer? Perhaps the bright sweet smell of fresh cut grass comes to mind, or the smoky warm scent of a campfire. What about the scent of peppermint? Lavender? Or lemongrass…

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12 Great Ways to Use Castile Soap

I buy my castile soap in bulk. I'm just a super twigs-and-granola kinda gal, which means I use castile soap by the bucketful. But don't worry, for those less committed to "crunchy" life, they also sel…

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Natural Beauty Treatments With Sesame Oil

Sesame oil has been used for thousands of years to support beautiful glowing skin and hair. It prevents skin aging, wrinkles and pimples. It stops split ends, and even darkens greying hair. Note: Y…

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How and Why to Avoid Products With Palm Oil

Did you know that a single ingredient in many cookies, ice cream and soap is destroying the homes of multiple endangered species? According to saynotopalmoil.com, the palm oil industry is linked to…

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3 Things In Your Home That Could Be Aging You Prematurely

What if you could look and feel younger by simply making some small shifts in your home environment? Every day we're exposed to hundreds of untested chemicals---from additives in food to endocrine …

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5 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight

Have you tried "everything" to lose weight but no amount of calorie counting and healthy eating is making the scale budge?  You're not alone.  This is the situation for many people, especially women o…

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20 Toxic Ingredients in Makeup & Body Care Products

Labels on cosmetics and body care products are a tough code to crack. The industry is so shockingly unregulated that it's usually impossible to trust the claims that manufacturers place on their produ…

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A 2-Ingredient Deodorant Recipe That WORKS!

I've been using this DIY deodorant for over a year now, and it's by far my favorite recipe. If you've made the switch -- or tried to make the switch -- from conventional deodorants to natural alter…

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I love all cats, & my area has a TNR program, I feed 2 ferals, one has been here over 15 years, …

Another reason the Nutrition needs to be taught K-12!

Nothing new here. Dr. Dean Ornish proved this more than 20 years ago. So did Dr. Caldwell Esselsty…

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