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You put coffee in what?

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You put coffee in what?

Most people have some sort of relationship with coffee.  Mine goes something like this:  I wake up after the little sleep I was able to get due to my 22 month old son and being 7 months pregnant, and stumble my way to the espresso machine.  I tediously whip up either a dirty chai latte or a vanilla cappuccino.  Hard work?  Maybe.  Worth it?  Absolutely yes.  I then sit down and watch the news and hope for 15 minutes of quiet time before my adorably rambunctious toddler decides to join me. While that is a very significant party of mine...

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Shaving Soap - My New Best Friend

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Shaving Soap - My New Best Friend

This year we have decidedly focused our business on festivals in the local and surrounding areas.  This has given me an opportunity to come face to face with customers that I might not ordinarily meet.  It has been a great opportunity for me to see what you guys really want when all the options are available, and to see what you want that I have not been doing.  The single most requested item these past few months has been shaving soap.  This surprised me on some levels as I didn't know that shaving soap was such a big deal.  ...

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Tallow - Nature's Perfect Ingredient for Skin Care

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Tallow - Nature's Perfect Ingredient for Skin Care

How many times have you heard that tallow is a no-no in beauty products?  I have read this several times on company websites that continue to promote their own products that contain known carcinogens, harmful chemicals and preservatives.  The two main reasons that commercial companies choose not to use tallow in their products is because first, and most importantly to them, it is not patentable.  Another reason is that it can be costly and time intensive to render the fat. Why would you want to slather up with beef fat?  Interestingly enough, there are verifiable similarities between human cell membranes...

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How to Make Your Own Disposable Baby Wipes

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How to Make Your Own Disposable Baby Wipes

If you have a baby or know someone who does, you know that they require a lot of wipes, and I mean A LOT!  Breastfed newborns go through 6-8 bowel movements per day and twice as many wet diapers.  Then you get to the stage when you start introducing foods and every dirty diaper requires a serious amount of wipes.  You know the ones I'm talking about, right? Wipes that you buy from the store, even the ones labeled natural and ever organic, sometimes contain questionable ingredients.  Disposable wipes are very easy to make at home, and you probably have...

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How to Make Your Own Liquid Castile Soap

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How to Make Your Own Liquid Castile Soap

While Castile soap is one of the most basic soaps, it's gentle nature allows it to be one of the most versatile.  I keep Castile soap on hand at all times and find myself using it for something at least once a day.  It's safe enough to use on a baby's skin, which means it's also great for people suffering from skin conditions such as eczema.  I use liquid Castile soap to wash my dogs, wash my dishes, to make household cleaners, for baby wipe solution, and so on. There are several brands of liquid Castile soap on the market,...

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