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  • Self-Care Sunday: Rest Easy Today

    After a crazy hectic week, I feel frazzled and unsettled. I must practice what I preach so I am resting today. I didn't want to just throw a bl...
  • Self-Care: Foodie Edition - Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

    Today we enjoyed using our overripe bananas to make chocolate chip banana nut bread. The best thing about making banana nut bread is that no banan...
  • Self-Care Sunday: Self-Care = Self-Love

      Thank you so much for two weeks of sharing, celebrating, and spreading #projselflove! We are concluding with this list of small things that you c...
  • Salt Soap Spa Bars vs Salt/Sugar Scrubs: Five Reasons Why Salt Soap Bars are Better

    A couple of months ago we discussed the differences between salt bars and regular soap. Recently someone pointed out that people aren't aware t...
  • The Benefits of Activated Charcoal

    If you haven't noticed, activated charcoal has gained popularity as a natural skin care benefit. But what exactly are the benefits? 1. Detox &a...
  • The Benefits of Avocados and Avocado Oil

    Perhaps it is the lingering Southern California girl and full-blown foodie in me, but I am admittedly obsessed with avocados. Before I found out a...
  • 3 Reasons to Use Salt Bars / Spa Bars

    I will admit that the first thought that crossed my mind when I heard of a salt bar was: Why the heck would anyone want to wash with soap? Wouldn'...
  • The Benefits of Using Handmade Shaving Soap

    I will admit that when I started my natural beauty care journey, I hardly gave thought to switching products I didn't use very often like shaving...
  • What is a Shampoo Bar?

    The very first time I heard of a shampoo bar was at a crafter's event. Prior to that I had heard of the no-poo movement and anti-commercial soap ...
  • 5 Myths About Self-Care

    During one of my many stints as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, a Uzbekistan student invited my co-workers and I to an Uzbek restau...
  • Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him

      While there are a plethora of Valentine's Day gifts focused on women, it's hard to find options for men other than the typical tie, wallet, or s...
  • Store-bought vs Handmade Soap - What is so special about handmade soap?

        Besides the more decorative looks. alluring smells, and eclectic packaging, what makes handmade soap different from store-bought? It's handmad...