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  1. Is Make-Up Toxic? 

    Is Make-Up Toxic? 

    Is Make-Up Toxic? 

    Using make up is a standard beauty practice for most women. But are the ingredients in traditional beauty products safe for daily use? Do we really know what the foundation, powder, eyeliner and lipsticks we use contain?

     

    Traditional make- up products can contain the following concerning

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  2. Types of Wax for Candle Making

    Types of Wax for Candle Making

    Types of Wax for Candle Making

    Candle making can be a fun crafting project and is a great way to create natural, toxin free candles to scent your home or office. But there are many different types of waxes you can use to create candles, how do you know which one to choose?  This article will cover all the wax options and help you make an educated decision on which wax

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  3. How to Color Beeswax

    How to Color Beeswax

    How to Color Beeswax

     

    Beeswax is a substance produced by worker bees, which is secreted by glands on the bee’s abdomen. It is naturally a yellow-brownish color, but can be purified to different shades of yellow or even white. Beeswax makes a great ingredient to create natural, homemade products. This article will explain how you can color beeswax t

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  4. Is Citric Acid Safe?

    Is Citric Acid Safe?

    Is citric acid really natural?

    Chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele discovered that citric acid could be naturally created by crystallizing lemon juice. However, the pharmaceutical company Pfizer expounded on the chemists James Currie’s theory that discovered certain strains of mold could be used to synthetically curate citric acid.

    In the current age, most citric acid i

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  5. Amazing Uses for Hydrosols!

    Amazing Uses for Hydrosols!

    Amazing Uses for Hydrosol Sprays

    Many of us don’t think twice before using canned aerosol sprays. After all, no one wants to smell stinky odors and we all want to have fresh smelling homes. But are we unknowingly exposing ourselves to chemicals? There is no law in the United States that requires products of any kind to list chemicals used i

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  6. What is Activated Charcoal?

    What is Activated Charcoal?

    Activated Charcoal

     

    When most people hear of charcoal, they think of the black, rock like substance used at cookouts to start grill fires. But did you know there is another form of charcoal that has many health benefits? Activated charcoal can be formed from

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  7. How to Use Castor Oil

    How to Use Castor Oil

     

    How to Use Castor Oil

     

    Castor oil is a substance extracted from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant.  Castor beans contain ricin, which is a toxic enzyme that loses its toxic properties when it is processed through high temperatures. Castor oil, in its processed form is used for many alternative remedies. It can be a

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  8. What is Tamanu Oil?

    What is Tamanu Oil?

     

    Tamanu oil is known scientifically as calophyllum inophyllum, which is a medicinal tree found in Polynesia and on islands in the Pacific Ocean. Tamanu Oil is extracted from the seeds of the calophyllum inophyllum tree and is typically used in the topical treatment of skin injuries from burns, infected wounds and various skin diseases such as urticaria and eczema.

    A scientific

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  9. Benefits of Body Butter

    Benefits of Body Butter

    Body butters

     

    Body butters are a luxurious comfort item that not only moisturize the skin but also enrich it with vitamins and nutrients. Thicker than lotions, they promote wellness for the skin and can help your skin look younger and can reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

     

    To properly use these amazing substances,

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  10. What are Carrier Oils?

    What are Carrier Oils?

    Carrier oils

     

    Carrier oils are widely used to dilute essential oils and other organic compounds before they are applied to the skin or used in alternative therapy modalities. They are named carrier oils because they “carry” the essential oil or other organic item into the skin. Using carrier oils is a common safety practice when using ess

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