Avoid Holiday Stress With This Easy Tip

Avoid Holiday Stress With This Easy Tip

Keep your calm during the holiday frenzy with the simple technique of meditation.  I have to admit that meditation has always been an abstract concept to me.  However, in my attempts to relieve stress and improve my health and beauty, meditation kept coming up as a beneficial modality.  

But to wrap my brain around it, I needed an updated take on meditation – and that’s exactly what I was able to find.  For modern-day meditation, forget the image of a flexible yogi sitting on a mountaintop.  Instead, think of meditating as taking a moment to completely focus on YOU.

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The Truth About Natural Cosmetics – Do They Really Work?

The Truth About Natural Cosmetics – Do They Really Work?

WHICH SHAMPOO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

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Shampoo A: Made with a blend of naturally-occuring minerals and botanicals to strengthen and fortify hair.  Retail price $12.99.

Shampoo B: Made with petrolatum and cetyl alcohol to strengthen and fortify hair.  Retail price $5.99.

 

My guess is that you would probably choose Shampoo A.  But the truth is that both shampoos will basically give the same results. (more…)


DIY Natural Bug Repellant

DIY Natural Bug Repellant

Me serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, Africa.

Nothing can ruin summer fun faster than bugs! As I planned a trip to go hiking, I couldn’t help thinking about the being attacked by hungry insects from every angle. I decided to arm myself with a diy bug repellant recipe that had worked like a charm when I lived in Niger, Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer. (more…)


How To Do An Effective Patch Test

How To Do An Effective Patch Test

The rule of thumb when trying out a new beauty product is to always start with a patch test. Swatching a product on a small area of skin can make all the difference in having an allergic reaction that could have you sidelined for a period of time. This is especially true when trying natural beauty products that you make yourself. (more…)


The Hawaiian Secret to Growing Long Hair

The Hawaiian Secret to Growing Long Hair

hairHawaiian women are known for their beautiful, long hair. It is not unusual for Hawaiian women to grow their hair well past their waists. As a child growing up in Hawai’i, I considered long hair as prosaic. However, having since moved away and living on the mainland for many years, the women from my childhood with flowing tresses down their back is nostalgic. I am frequently asked what is their secret to such beautiful hair. (more…)


Do It Yourself Acne Mask

Do It Yourself Acne Mask

There are countless acne treating products on the market and choosing the right one can easily turn into a trial by error situation.  Nevertheless, most acne fighting products share a missing link that can be a major setback to a clear, healthy complexion.  Luckily, there is a simple way to resolve this missing link with one particular natural item. (more…)