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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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Fragrance Oils vs. Essential Oils

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When you buy a skin care product that is labeled "all natural" you expect that you are buying a high quality product. In all fairness, what you are buying is probably better than some of the alternatives, but you may not be getting the quality you should expect. One of the problems in the industry is lack of regulation on what constitutes "all natural". A hot button for me, and a violation I see frequently, is when a company or person says that their products are all natural but they are using fragrance oils. I'll start by explaining what an...

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Good Oils and Why You Need Them in Your Life

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Before I took control of my daily routine and decided to make most of the products that I use, I thought the only place for oils in my life was in the kitchen. A little researching and a lot of experimenting later, my eyes have been opened to the numerous benefits of replacing everyday products with different oils. Here are some of my favorite oils and the different ways I use them: Coconut oil is probably my favorite of all oils, and nature’s perfect invention! Every morning I begin my day with oil pulling using coconut oil. If you have...

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A good soap has to have a lot of lather, right?

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A good soap has to have a lot of lather, right?

Actually, wrong! If you are used to commercial bath products, when you step into the shower you expect that a lot of foam makes you really clean. That's what I always thought too, before I started using natural products and then later making them for myself. I remember thinking that I didn't like Castile soap the first time I used it because I couldn't get it to lather up as much as I was used to. In fact, I washed my body twice just to make sure I was really clean. So why do the soaps you buy in the...

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