Beauty & Body

Essential Oils: Humidifier vs. Diffuser

Essential Oils: Humidifier vs Diffuser

Can I Use Essential Oils in My Humidifier? This question comes up so often, especially at this time of year, that it’s high time to answer it here on the blog.  Read on for my answer…

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Essential Oils for Clear Skin

Essential Oils for Clear Skin

  I love to use essential oils on my face, and have had good success lately with a few new oils and blends. Here’s what works for me…

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Essential Oils Deodorant for Men

My New, Simpler Version of Essential Oils Deodorant for Men

A while back, Mr. Native Texan made the switch from his mainstream deodorant (bleh) to this completely non-toxic deodorant made by yours truly with essential oils (of course). Well.  I was thrilled about the switch, but not so thrilled every time he needed a refill which required me to drag out approximately 73 bottles of oil…

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On Guard Products

Reader Q&A: How to Make Your Own On Guard Blend

‘Tis the season for On Guard! I received several questions about this powerful blend via email last week, and thought I’d share my responses here.  I’m betting that others have wondered these same questions!  I hope these tips will be helpful to you as we head into the winter months…

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Baby Wipe Spray with Essential Oils

Baby Wipe Spray {with essential oils}

As you know, we are now cloth diapering.  As I hoped, it got much easier once all those stressful decisions were behind me.  In case you’re curious, I’m really happy with the diapers we chose: Read my Cloth Diaper Update here. Thus far, one of my favorite parts of cloth diapering is the reusable flannel wipes.  They’re adorable,…

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Cloth Diapers

Entering the Land of Cloth Diapers

So.  If you’ve been following along on Facebook, whether as my personal friend or as a fan of Yankee Homestead’s page, you may know we are about to enter The Land of Cloth Diapering. Once we actually begin using the diapers, I think it will be super.  But Oh My Goodness, the process of getting started…

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20% Off My Favorite Non-Toxic Make-Up

Hurry!  Through Tuesday, July 22nd, you can get 20% off your entire order from 100% Pure, one of my very favorite lines of clean make-up.

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So Much for Lamaze: A Natural Mama's Thoughts on Having a C-Section

So Much for Lamaze: A Natural Mama’s Thoughts on Having a C-Section

So Much for Lamaze: A Natural Mama’s Thoughts on Having a C-Section Here’s the deal: my first two babies were breech.  Frank breech, to be exact.  And back then–eight years ago and five years ago–I was still a largely uninformed participant in the traditional model of medicine.

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Special Offer on New Hard Lotion Sticks from MadeOn Hard Lotion

I can’t wait to try these new sticks from MadeOn Hard Lotion!  All of the fantastic lotions now come in a handy stick for mess-free application.  If you’d like to try MadeOn’s new sticks too, be sure to take advantage of the special offer below.

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Sugar Scrub with Essential Oils

DIY Dry Shampoo {with essential oils}

Want to know a secret?  I don’t wash my hair every day.  In fact, sometimes I don’t even wash my hair every other day. It’s true.  Not washing my hair every day saves lots of time, not to mention that it’s much better for my hair and scalp to be spared a daily stripping.

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