How to Make Bath Bombs

Watching a bath bomb fizz is one of life’s simple pleasures. It’s fun to toss it in the bathtub and watch the bubbles begin to sizzle until the bath bomb is completely dissolved. There’s something magical about it. While you’ll easily find bath bombs available in stores, many contain dyes and fragrances that should be avoided. Not to be too dramatic about it., but knowing you are soaking in stuff that’s not good for you kind of ruins the relaxing bath experience. The great thing is, bath bombs are easy to make with natural ingredients. There are a few important...
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How to know if you have Diastasis Recti? (And what to do about it)

Has anyone ever congratulated you on your pregnancy, except you weren't pregnant? It happened to me!  Do you feel self-conscious about your belly? I do! Would you like to change that? If so, hang with me. I've finally decided it's time to do something about my mommy tummy! I know the shape of my belly does not define me, nor does it increase (or decrease my value as a human bring. But, I also know that I feel better when I'm in good shape. And feeling better improves many other areas of life. For a long time I thought I just had the...
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DIY Cinnamon Spice Body Scrub

This homemade body scrub smells just like fall. I hop back and forth between calling it Cinnamon-Spice body scrub and Holiday Spice body scrub! If you have a well-stocked spice cabinet, you can whip up this sweetly spiced body scrub in a matter of minutes. I love the ratio of spices in this recipe, but to tell you the truth, if you don't have all the spices, substitute 1-2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice for a similar scent. Since this scrub contains cinnamon it's important to note that it may not be suitable for those with sensitive skin or for pregnant...
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Homemade Elderberry & Apple Cider Gummies

Elderberry gummies are a great way to get the health benefits of elderberries but disguised as a treat. In the past, I have made elderberry gummies from my homemade elderberry syrup recipe (just add a little extra water and a few tablespoons of gelatin). They tasted great, but I thought it would be fun to give them a little twist and make them more like the sweetly flavored berry gummies my kids already know and love. Plus, I discovered that some folks don't like the flavor of elderberry syrup, which the original elderberry gummies taste like. So I thought it was time to experiment...
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Healthy Black Friday Deals

Every time Black Friday/Cyber Monday rolls around, I love to dig in an see what natural living deals and sales can be found.  Below I've listed the best offers I've discovered and will continue to add to them over the weekend. Natural Beauty The best deals for natural personal care products and cosmetics. 15% off Beautycounter If you've been wanting to try Beautycounter, now is a great time! 🎉 15% off all orders! 🎉 Free shipping over $50! Beautycounter doesn't usually do sitewide sales, so this is HUGE!!! Stock up on essentials or do some Christmas shopping! Click here to shop with...
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DIY Natural Body Care Gifts in 30 Minutes or Less

Homemade body care products are quick and easy to make. They are often quite frugal too. Giving DIY body care gifts is a great way to introduce your friends and family to the world of non-toxic beauty products. Plus, it's kind of fun to impress them with your DIY skills. Most people are super impressed when you tell them you made lip balm yourself! There are a ton of DIY recipes and tutorials on this website, but I'm going to share the fastest ones with you today. If you have some time to spare, watch the video below for a...
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DIY Candy Cane Layered Body Scrub Recipe

HOW TO MAKE A LAYERED CANDY CANE SUGAR SCRUB This homemade body scrub is quick and easy to make, but looks festive and unique. . Scented with vanilla and peppermint essential oil, it's the perfect winter pick-me-up. . Here's the recipe: – 1 cup white sugar – 2 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted -1/4 cup sweet almond oil – 15 drops vanilla oleoresin or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract – 3-4 drops peppermint essential oil – 1/2-1 teaspoon cranberry powder or beet powder for color (can also use a few drops of red food coloring) Method: Mix all ingredients except the cranberry powder (beet powder...
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Pumpkin Spice Granola Recipe

There's nothing quite like the warm and comforting spices of autumn. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove just seem to bring about happy feelings and make you want to sigh with contentment. Why not bring that happiness to a morning bowl of granola? Or afternoon yogurt parfait topped with crunchy goodness? This pumpkin spice granola recipe actually came about by accident. You see, I usually make the following granola recipe with cinnamon alone, but this time I only grabbed the pumpkin pie spice by mistake. Thankfully it was a happy accident, with tasty results. Besides eating as simple granola or using in a parfait, this...
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How to Make Plantain Salve

How to Make Plantain Salve | ADelightfulHome.com
Plantain is excellent for treating all manner of wounds and skin irritations. Bug bites, cuts and scrapes are some of the most common issues treated with plantain. While it would be beneficial to treat such conditions with fresh plantain, it may not be available when you need it. Thus, the plantain salve is born. This plantain salve is good to have on hand when you are out and about. Apply to cuts, scrapes, and bites to reduce inflammation and promote healing. This salve is prepared using dried plantain since some may not have access to fresh. However, this could be...
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