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Dry Brushing For Skin – What Is It, and How to Do it

I've recently started doing Dry Skin Brushing to help tighten up and exfoliate all of my skin. We spend so much time exfoliating and taking care of our faces, that a lot of times we don't think about the rest of our skin. We should, because it's our largest organ and its appearance oftentimes reflects [...]

The very last (natural-living) change I FINALLY made…

It has taken me two years to finally write this post for you. As you know, my journey into health started out with natural remedies/natural products, which lead into fitness, juicing, and eventually a plant-based diet. All of these changes have affected my and my family's life for the better. But there was one final [...]

By | 2017-01-23T14:00:11+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Health and Wellness, Natural Products|0 Comments

Last-Minute Handmade Gifts – Scrumptious Sugar Scrub

I love to make handmade gifts.  This scrumptious sugar scrub is a great last-minute gift idea that is easy to make and a wonderful spa-quality treat. Most of us have these simple ingredients in our kitchen.  Start with this basic recipe in the scent for vanilla scrumptious sugar scrub. Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup coconut [...]

By | 2013-12-03T05:52:58+00:00 December 11th, 2012|Frugal Living, Organic and Green Living|0 Comments

Homemade Shampoo Recipe Plus Nourishing Rinse and Deep Conditioner

I've purchased several natural shampoos that I really enjoy, but the price is not always as enjoyable.  So I thought that a homemade shampoo recipe would be my best option for a natural alternative that is easy on the pocketbook. Many homemade shampoo recipes use a base of Castile soap.  While I enjoy Castile soap [...]

By | 2013-12-04T01:39:53+00:00 October 17th, 2012|Health and Wellness, Organic and Green Living|6 Comments

Natural and Thrifty in 365: #339 DIY Hair Removal – Sugaring

If you've ever been to a salon for a waxing treatment you know that it's so expensive but such nice results.  Try this DIY hair removal called sugaring.  A candy thermometer is essential since you're basically making a candy to effectively remove the hair onto fabric strips.  The process will save your wallet and you [...]

Natural and Thrifty in 365: #316 Silky Summer Legs

We've featured several natural spa treatments, but this one combines so many elements that it's got to be on top of the list.  This treatment moisturizes, exfoliates and invigorates your skin. If you're looking for silky summer legs, follow the specific directions here and get ready to be amazed at the difference you'll see in your [...]

Natural and Thrifty in 365: #313 Homemade Pore Strips

Unflavored gelatin and milk unite to create homemade pore strips that you can apply to your whole face. You can really save some serious cash with homemade beauty recipes.  What's your favorite homemade beauty treatment? Image courtesy of Petit Elefant. Natural & Thrifty in 365 is a year-long series of 365 tips for living more [...]

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