Archive for the Natural Living

9 Unique uses for Borax

Borax is a naturally occurring substance that is mined from the Mojave desert and other US States.  While borax is a natural substance, care should be taken when using borax.  It has been known to cause skin irritation in some people.  I use gloves when my skin is going to come into contact with it.  Better to be safe than sorry!  While mining the borax is not the most environmentally friendly option, it’s still greener than using normal toxic cleaners.  I buy borax now to make laundry detergent and clean my house, but there are many more uses for borax than that!  Here are some tips on how to use borax. -Borax can be a natural flea killer. Sprinkle borax on your carpet, let it sit for a couple hours, and then vacuum up! Make sure you vacuum well so you don’t leave any behind. -If you have an ant or roach problem, try mixing powdered sugar or honey with borax and leaving it in the problem area. The pests will be attracted to the sweetness, eat it and die […]

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The Best All Natural Body Care Products

I know many people are too busy or just don’t want to make their own beauty products, and that’s fine. I can totally understand that.  Rachel emailed me last week asking what all natural body care products I prefer.  I thought I would share my recommendations with everyone. Shampoo Aubrey Organics Egyptian Henna Shampoo Aubrey Organics is the most natural line of body care products I have found. They use all natural ingredients, and they are all things I can recognize and pronounce. The shampoo works fabulously and smells yummy! Conditioner Aubrey Organics Green Tea Cream Rinse The cream rinse leaves your hair feeling smooth and conditioned, yet weightless. It doesn’t coat your hair with silicones like other conditioners.  It’s paraben free as well. Body Wash or Soap We use Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Castile Soap for body wash in the shower. We prefer plain bar soap to body wash. Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap is very versatile and can be used to do laundry and clean as well! Body Wash Giovanni Cleanse Body Wash is very natural, foams up well, and […]

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