Pearly Whites [A Recipe For Homemade Toothpaste]

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I just went to the dentist this morning after about three years of not having a cleaning [*cringing*]. I know! You’re probably thinking, “three years?!“ When I moved to Denver a couple years ago I simply put off finding a dentist. Then put it off again, and put it off some more. But, after being in DC for a few months I began having trouble with a molar I cracked a few years back and knew it was time to take care of it. Which meant going in for a cleaning, too. It was time I…

[DIY] Moisturizing Hair Mask for Luscious Locks

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This summer has been crazy, but also super fun! From going to the pool, exploring hiking trails, to simply playing outside, I’ve been able to really enjoy the outdoors and the unusually mild summer here in DC this year. But between the chlorine water at the public pool and the all-day sunshine, my hair has taken a major beating. Its become a little dull, UV-damaged, and dry. So, in true BITG fashion, we’re making a yummy hair mask out of only good-for-you ingredients that are good enough to eat – literally! I truly believe in the…

Natural Bug Spray

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This time of year – especially with the humidity here in DC – it’s not uncommon to get eaten up by mosquitoes during our evening dinners on the porch (or walking to work & hiking). For some reason it seems I get more bites than most. So I’ve decided to take care of that problem – naturally! When we were in the archipelago of Bocas del Toro, Panama, last fall for a week, the caretakers of the property we stayed on had an endless supply of essential oils. Everything we used on the island had…