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Essential Oil Must for Vacations…

I just got back from vacation and I've been dieing to get to the computer to write this post!  I go on and on about essential oils and all they can do, right?  Well, hang on to your pants, this post is going to convince you of the power of these little bottles! Picture this, I'm rush, rush rushing out the door so we can get to the lake before lunch.  Kids are in the car, husbands in the car, dogs in the car and I'm still in the house panicking over what I might be forgetting.  Oh the woes of … [Read more...]

The Healthy Way To Tan… I’m serious!

Summer is rapidly approaching and it's time to shed the winter sweaters and show some skin!  I don't know about you but at the beginning of the spring/summer season I get a little bit shy the first time I wear a sleeveless shirt or a non-maxi dress.  I feel exposed!  Nothing like a nice tan can shake this feeling and give me confidence!  Hold up!  I can hear you all now screaming at me about tanning!  It's a very controversial subject, especially in my line of work, but I'm going to take a side … [Read more...]

Is Sunscreen Dangerous?

I have been waiting to do this post for a while now!  Sunscreen is quickly becoming a very controversial subject that is worth discussing.  Facts aside, I HATE sunscreen.  I hate the smell, I hate how it burns my skin and I always was confused about those SPF numbers.  When it started becoming clear there were "iffy" ingredients in sunscreens, I started looking for possible alternatives.  This post will clear up the confusion an provide the info. you need to move safely forward into … [Read more...]

Antibiotics for Clear Skin? I Think Not….

So often I hear from people wanting to clear their skin.  The products aren't working and it's time to call the dermatologist.  Let me start by saying, I feel your pain-I get it.  I had acne in my teens.  The dermo. put me on antibiotics and Retin-A and sent me on my way.  Little did I know I had just stepped on a train I couldn't get off of for years and years.  While the round of antibiotics was only a few months, my stomach issues and skin problems plagued me for years.  You name it, my … [Read more...]

A Beginner’s Guide to DIY Skin Care

Many of you are out there considering making your own products but don't know where to start.   Some of you might even be wondering why would you make your own beauty products??  Go HERE for info on why.  I remember when I started playing with the idea of replacing my facial products at my spa with homemade skin care.  I was so overwhelmed!  I wasn't sure I could actually make quality products that my clients would approve of-after all facials are expensive!  I started searching the internet for … [Read more...]

Super Detoxing Bath Soak

Do I have an exciting article for you!  I have been pouring over research on the benefits of taking baths with salts.   Seriously-Epsom salt, where have you been all my life??   The main benefit for salt baths is DETOX.  I'm all about detox.  Most people are full of toxins due to eating processed food, chemicals in cosmetics and household products and lack of healthy habits like exercise and drinking water.  Toxin build up can really tax the immune system and organ function.  On a superficial … [Read more...]

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