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Homemade Espresso Italiano Body Scrub Recipe

Homemade Espresso Italiano Body Scrub Recipe

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I love the aroma of coffee and have been making this homemade body scrub for many years for personal use for my family. It's so simple that I wanted to share the recipe with you too. Enjoy! Be sure to check out our Espresso Italiano Soap Bar as a great companion to this scrub!  Ingredients 1/4 cup sea salt 1/4 cup organic white sugar 1/2 cup organic brown sugar 1/4 cup oatmeal, finely ground 2 tsp apricot oil 2 tsp shea butter 2 tsp espresso, finely ground 5 drops coffee essential oil (optional) Directions Combine sugars, salt, and oatmeal in...

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The Hidden Ingredient: Looking at Labels

The Hidden Ingredient: Looking at Labels

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We are conditioned to look at labels on our food but have you ever thought about looking at the ingredients on your soap, moisturizer or makeup.

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Make You Own Organic Hand Soap

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I love making soap, but I find it easier to use a pump style liquid soap for hand washing. This is the process that I use, which creates a moisturizing soap that is inexpensive, smells amazing and comes together quickly. 

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Make your own non-toxic hand sanitizer

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Commercial hand sanitizers contain the chemical Tricolsan which has been linked to a number of environmental health hazards. It has been found to increase breast cancer cells in vitro, negatively affect the thyroid, decrease testosterone and alter endocrine function to name a few.

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My Beauty Travel Checklist

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My family and I just returned from a 9 day trip down to Williamsburg and Virginia Beach, Va. When traveling with kids and staying in hotels there are a few things that I always have with me. Here is a list of the top 13 first aid and beauty items that were in my bag.

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