Skincare 101 Part 4 – Skincare with Masks, Oils, & Shaving Products

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Masks Aren’t Just For a Pandemic! Using a facial mask (for skin care, not just health care!) on a regular basis will keep your skin soft, smooth, and oh-so-lovely. Use masks as advanced skincare to supplement your skincare routine. Quite simply, masks are fabulous for your face. Because masks provide an extra boost to keep […]

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Skincare101 Part 2 – Balancing Skincare Basics

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Let’s Face It 101 Part 2 – Balancing Skincare Basics Most of us need a little balance in our lives. And some of us need a lot of balancing! Our faces are one area, though, where we can apply a little outside help to our skincare practice to quickly achieve the smooth, calm, and radiant […]

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Skincare 101 Part 1 – Pampering Mature Skin

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Whether we’re smiling, laughing, crying or puzzling, our faces deserve the best skin care regime we can follow. Nurturing our faces also lifts our mind and spirit along the way.

Feed your Face with these easy, DIY recipes!

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Non-GMO, USDA-certified organic, locally grown, sustainable. These familiar certifications and designations signal to consumers that the food product we’re looking at was produced without conventional pesticides, using ecologically viable farming practices, and sold through an intentional, local market. These and other standards, like safety and food traceability, are the ideas behind the “Farm-to-Table” movement—a familiar concept […]

5 Reasons You Need a Professional Facial

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We all want to look our best and looking our best starts with a clear and glowing complexion. We buy skincare products to help our skin look its absolute best, we wear sunscreen to avoid sun damage, and do what we can at home to take good care of our skin. While these are all […]

Spring Flower Inspired Botanical Body Lotion Recipe

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Spring Flowers Inspire this Botanical Body Lotion I love Spring. It is my second favorite season after Autumn. In addition to the heady scent of flowers, new grass and sunshine, I have vivid memories of my first real experience of Spring. I left the virtually season-less Los Angeles for the snowy winters in Spokane, Washington when I went […]

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7 Hemp Oil Body Care Ideas

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Hemp’s Got Super Powers! If you’ve been looking for a new favorite product that’s hip, trending, and best of all, hydrating, think Hemp. Hemp is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history! Long sought after for its fabulous fiber– used for rope and fabric, the oil expressed from the seeds of the Hemp […]

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Skincare 101 Part 3 – Clarifying Skincare for Oily Skin

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Let’s Face It 101 Part 3 – Clarifying Skincare for Oily Skin Caring for oily skin doesn’t have to be confusing or complicated. Webster defines the word “clarify” as to be made clear or illuminated. Who doesn’t want to be in the world with clear purpose and an illuminated mind? Our skin wants to be […]

Chocolate: Good for You Inside and Out!

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Who doesn’t love chocolate? We all know chocolate is delicious, and it’s a known aphrodisiac making it a favorite Valentine’s Day gift, but it’s also full of calories, so we limit our indulgence (or at least try). But what if you didn’t have to limit yourself? What if you could enjoy all the chocolate you […]

Banana Hair Repair Recipe – It’s Bananas! B*A*N*A*N*A*S!

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One of the greatest ingredients for hair repair can be found in your kitchen — bananas!  Bananas are rich in potassium to strengthen hair, minimize breakage and restore your hair’s natural elasticity.  Bananas also moisturize your hair as they contain beneficial oils and about 75% water. Strong, moisturized hair also is less prone to frizzing […]

Making Lotion: Emulsifiers in Action

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Emulsifiers in action– when oil and water do mix! Typically creating a lotion or cream takes three phases: a water phase, an oil phase and a finishing phase that occurs after your emulsion has cooled. But oil and water don’t mix. Or do they? Since water and oil do not mix but stay separated, an additional […]

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Add Moisture to Your Soap with Pure Olive Oil

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Making Soap with Pure Olive Oil 100% Pure Olive Oil Soap is also known as Castille Soap, named for the Spanish town where olive oil first became known for soap making. Or so the legend goes.  Castile soap has a thick, low foam so you won’t get that big lather one might want. But you’ll […]