Category Archives: Skin Care

All-Natural Mosquito Repellent

Last summer, I was visiting a friend and one evening we decided to take a walk down to the creek near their home.  It was hot and humid and there was no shortage of mosquitos.  As I retrieved my homemade mosquito repellent, my friend’s husband proceeded to spray down their young daughter with a bugContinue Reading

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Is Your Sunscreen Increasing Your Risk of Skin Cancer?

It’s that time of year, when we all tend to spend more time in the sun.  We hit the beach and get outdoors more and our Vitamin D levels take a much-needed spike.  We’ve all been conditioned to keep our skin slathered in sunscreen to avoid skin cancer. The question is, is that really necessary?Continue Reading

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Is Your Soap Making You Sick?….Confessions of a Recovered Germaphobe

I used to be that person.  The one whose nose crinkled up the moment she stepped foot in a public restroom.  I remember as a very young child, before toilet seat covers were around in every bathroom, my mom taught me how to carefully cover the toilet seat with toilet paper.  I carried that skillContinue Reading

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  1. [...] Is Your Soap Making You Sick?….Confessions of a Recovered Germaphobe from Live Clean Be Strong. Great post! [...]

  2. I Love this blog – and would love to have a conversation with you about soap, because we are thinking of making one from virgin coconut oil, can you contact me…. castaly@kokonutpacific.com.au…. I would like to share your blog with our readers…. but lets chat first! What a wonderful article – go girl…. this is so inspiring!
    Castaly Lombe
    General Manager
    Kokonut Pacific

  3. This is an excellent post. Well summarized but still includes all the fact. Well done!

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My Super Simple Skin Care Secret

I just finished my morning skin care regime and my skin is feeling faaaaaantastic and all loved up! Did you know that the quality of what you put on your skin is actually more important than what you what you eat and drink? Say what?! All the products you use on your skin and allContinue Reading

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  1. [...] DEET is just like any other pesticide.  If it’s designed to kill small creatures, it’s going to do cumulative damage to us larger ones, too.  And don’t forget that everything we put on our skin is absorbed directly into our bloodstream. [...]

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