Detox Facial Mask [with activated charcoal]

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If you’ve been anywhere on the interwebs browsing through health & beauty articles, you’ve probably come across activated charcoal. Activated charcoal has been used for over 10,000 years by healers in Ayruvedic practices, as well as in both Eastern & Western medicine. The magic of this black carbon product is its absorption properties – it is an expert at absorbing toxins, drugs, poisons, and molds – which is why even hospitals keep in on hand. Often found in capsule form, ingesting an activated charcoal supplement can relieve your digestive system from gas, bloating, and discomfort…

Homemade Coconut Milk Yogurt [Sugar-free & Vegan!]

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I love bacteria. You know, like the  good stuff – probiotics from sauerkraut, kvass, and kefir all keep my gut in line and make sure my digestion is on point. I also am in love with yogurt – Greek yogurt has been a part of my diet for a long time. But in the last couple months I’ve been straying from it when putting together my breakfast – not because I’m tired of it, but because I like to keep my dairy consumption low throughout the week. As a replacement, I’ve tried different products such as…

Homemade Doggie Treats

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This time of year we’re running around with our hands and heads full of lists naming present after present for our family and friends – but we can’t forget our furry friends, too! I am a dog lover through and through, and even though my schedule and apartment don’t permit me to have a pup of my own, I’m so fortunate to be surrounded by dogs on a daily basis – at work and at friends’ homes. So, I had to make sure I took a little time out of the crazy busy schedule this…

Beat The Stink: DIY Deodorant

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Over time I’ve worked really hard to reduce the chemicals I’m exposed to in my daily life. I only wear talc-free mineral makeup [if any], rarely get my nails done at a nail salon [hello, chemical overload!], clean the house with non-toxic products, and I stopped wearing deodorant. Whaaa? The last one might have been a shocker. Anytime its brought up in conversation [which isn’t often, by the way], I’m usually left with bug eyes and questions: Don’t you smell? What do you do when you work out? Although it may be daunting for some,…

Fall Facial Refresh

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I’m all about a good “me” day once in a while, or even just an hour or two to give myself time to reset after a hectic week. On the daily, a good run or yoga sesh can give me enough oomph to make it through another day. But when I need to really push the reset button, I love to take the time to stick my nose in a captivating book, sip on my favorite tea, kick my feet up for a few hours, and treat myself to a little pampering. It can be as…

Scrub-A-Dubbing for your Skin’s Health

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That time is coming – when your skin is going to start feeling dull, your outer glow is beginning to fade, and that summer tan? You can kiss it goodbye. Although we’re not totally into the cold, heavy sweater season yet, you’re going to want to keep your skin feeling fresh and smooth – and starting now. Lucky for you, I’ve got you covered for what lay ahead! My favorite, favorite way to feel smooth and sexy, even when I’m in my fleecy sweats, is using a sugar scrub. Not only does it make my…