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Homemade Razor Burn Remedy

If you’re one of the people that frequently shaves any hairy part of their body, chances are you’ve experienced razor burn. I think razor burn is one of the most painful things!  It is definitely not a fun experience. There are products out there (like Bikini Zone ) to combat razor burn, but they contain all kinds of nasty chemicals that you don’t want to slather on sensitive areas.  What’s a girl (or guy) to do?  Make their own! photo credit: Flavio@Flickr All Natural Razor burn treatment 1 cup plain yogurt 1/2 cucumber, chopped and peeled 1 Tablespoon coconut oil Mix all ingredients together in a food processor or blender.  Apply to affected area and let it sit for 15-30 minutes.  Wash off with lukewarm water.  The coconut oil is anti-microbial and anti-bacterial so it helps rid the area of germs that can cause bumps.  Cucumber is anti-inflammatory, and the yogurt contains lactic acid which gently exfoliates the skin.  Now you’re all set for summer! How do you combat razor burn?  Or are you one of those people that doesn’t […]

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How to Make Hair Conditioner

Have you ever wondered how to make hair conditioner? It’s super easy, frugal, and fun!  A couple times a week I like to do a deep conditioning treatment to my hair. Of course I want something all natural and simple, so I make it my own all natural hair conditioner. How to make hair conditioner You only need minimal ingredients: -1 small Avocado -2 Tablespoons of coconut oil You want to cut the avocado in half from top to bottom.  Remove the pit (you can compost it) and scoop the avocado from the rind into a bowl.  Add in your two tablespoons of coconut oil and mash with a fork until well blended.  From there, massage the mixture into your hair.  Leave it in your hair for about half an hour, then shampoo out. The avocado contains vitamins, oils, and hair strengthening proteins.  Coconut oil is moisturizing and enhances shine.  Even if you “no poo” shampoo, this works well.  You may want to use a little less coconut oil though! Do you use hair conditioner, or skip it? Do you […]

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What is Jojoba Oil?

Jojoba oil is a fabulous oil for natural skin care. It’s one of the most versatile oils that is kept in my medicine cabinet.  Jojoba oil comes from a seed of the jojoba tree.  It’s actually not an oil; it’s a wax and it is the closest substance that our body produces from our pores.  Jojoba oil is an excellent cleanser, and can be used as an oil to clean your face with the oil cleansing method. Benefits of jojoba oil -Jojoba oil won’t go rancid like other oils.  It has a very long shelf life. -Jojoba oil is very moisturizing.  It won’t evaporate from your skin. -Jojoba oil can help with acne (I’d add in a couple drops of tea tree oil). Jojoba is pronounced “ho-ho-ba”.  You can order it for as little as $6 online. Jojoba oil uses In addition to the oil cleansing method, you can use it for other natural body care. Natural hair conditioner. Put a few drops in your hands, rub them together, and then run through the tips of your hair.  Start small, […]

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How Do You Shop- Online or Locally?

photo credit: gagilas The other day I went to one of our local health foods stores in search of some jojoba oil for my hair and skin. I found it and when I realized it was $14.99 for 4 ounces, my eyes bugged out, I put it back on the shelf and decided I would look for it elsewhere. I came home, looked for it on amazon.com and found 4 ounces of organic jojoba oil for around $6. With shipping, it came to around $11, and I thought about it for a minute.  I didn’t end up ordering it. It’s a few dollars cheaper online, but I felt bad ordering it from a stranger online versus supporting my local health foods store.  I love the atmosphere (even though it’s pretty small and expensive), the people, and I would hate to see them go out of business.  I felt bad that I didn’t buy it in the store! I’m a big believer in supporting local businesses whenever possible.  My husband works for an independent restaurant in the city, and we try […]

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