You know those girls who go crazy over beauty products? They collect all the nail polishes, sample all the glitters, sheens, and sheers, and experiment on their faces and everyone they know. They’re familiar with every product line created since their birth, and even remember the names of their favorite shades… you know that girl? [Read more…] about Are You Compromising Your Health for Beauty?
It’s summer! Yay! So much to love!
But there are some downsides to living in Texas – or anywhere hot.
If you’re active like me, you probably hit the gym at least a few times a week, then find yourself stopping by the market for just a few quick things afterwards. Just some bananas, or a jug of milk for the kids. You’ll be in and out in a jiffy. No time to shower at the gym, but it’s just a quick stop!
So there are you are in the produce section with a ratty looking ponytail and pink cheeks, and (ugh) the dreaded yoga pants sans coverup. Sure enough, you run into someone you know… Your child’s second grade teacher, your hairdresser, it could be anyone!
It’s Murphy’s Law: you’ll bump into someone when you don’t look your best.
While I don’t have any good ideas about looking better after a tough workout, I do have a secret potion I keep in the car to smell fresh when I need to run into a public space real quick. It’s cypress essential oil water… [Read more…] about Cypress, June’s Oil of the Month
(Plus: An Amazing Potion for Fruit Flies)
Before the summer of 2015, I never really believed that green cleaning products actually worked. Oh, I suppose I believed that they cleaned “well enough,” just not enough for my house. If you don’t get that assault to your nose membranes when you walk in your “clean” house, then how clean can it really be? If the stuff I used to used didn’t feel and smell a little harsh or bleachy, then I didn’t believe it really was “working.” No pain, no gain, right? You want it to hurt.
That summer, though, I decided to try a little experiment in my house. I had to see for myself if I was doing the right thing using store-bought household cleaners. After using Young Living essential oils for personal use, people kept telling me how great they were for cleaning the house, but I never anticipated this awesome fringe benefit… [Read more…] about Green Cleaning: Does “Green” Really Get It Clean?