getting back to my roots: my journey in true health and natural living

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Brush Your Body, Not Just Your Hair

Brush Your Body, Not Just Your Hair

Body brushing, also known as dry brushing, sounded like a really weird concept to me when I first heard of it. You mean exfoliate in the shower with a loofah, right? No, actually. Body brushing literally involves taking a body brush (or a dry loofah!) and gently brushing your dry body before you shower. It […]

Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Toner

Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Toner

What isn’t apple cider vinegar good for? For real, this stuff is probably the answer to world hunger (or maybe this is, but I don’t pretend to know for sure). In the world of natural beauty sans toxic chemicals, apple cider vinegar makes an incredible facial toner. Apple cider vinegar is naturally antiseptic and antibacterial, […]

The Best Natural Make-up Remover

The Best Natural Make-up Remover

Many people asked me about natural eye make-up remover when I posted about washing my face with honey. I mentioned that straight up honey is a great way to remove your make-up at the end of the day. But hopefully you didn’t smear it onto your eyelids & eyelashes. I mean, I suppose you could […]

Holiday Honey Face Mask

Holiday Honey Face Mask

Today I’m guest posting at Day2Day Joys for Healthy 2Day Wednesday! Click here to get the skinny on a Holiday Honey Face Mask made with raw honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Perfect for Christmas gifts! While you’re there, you can also share your Healthy Living post in the Healthy 2Day Wednesday Blog Hop. And speaking of […]

Honey Face Mask for Clear, Glowing Skin

Honey Face Mask for Clear, Glowing Skin

I recently visited the Honey Hive in Taupo, New Zealand and now I’m fascinated by bees! I’ve always loved honey, but now I have an even greater appreciation for it. One bee will visit thousands of flowers in its lifetime and will produce only 1/2 a teaspoon of honey. And yet that honey holds amazing […]

Clear Up Acne Now

Clear Up Acne Now

This is a guest post I wrote for EcoBeautyEditor.com. I’ve included the first part of the article here, but to finish it you’ll have to click on over to the post on EcoBeautyEditor. While you’re there, check out all the great natural beauty tips & articles! (ps-I love that Shannon shares my views on sunscreen. […]

5 Natural Sunscreens

I don’t usually wear sunscreen. You might already know that sunscreen doesn’t protect you from skin cancer (since the sun doesn’t cause skin cancer in the first place). But if you didn’t know that sunscreen blocks your vitamin D production, contains toxic chemicals, and can actually cause cancer, then check out this article I wrote […]

5 Ways to Multi-task with Coconut Oil

5 Ways to Multi-task with Coconut Oil

Could anything in this world be more wonderful than coconut oil? (Ok, besides goat cheese, the Silly Goose, & Jesus?) In all seriousness though, coconut oil definitely tops the list of must-have products on my list. Coconut oil (and all coconut products, really) have gotten a terrible, though incredibly undeserved, reputation over the last 50 […]

Why I Don’t Wear Sunscreen

Why I Don’t Wear Sunscreen

In a nutshell, sunscreen does more to cause cancer than it ever will to prevent it. Yes, it goes against everything you’ve ever heard about the sun and skin cancer. But does it surprise you that I would blog about topics that are counter to the profit-driven culture and seem a bit ‘conspiracy-theory’ in nature? […]