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  • The Benefits of Avocados and Avocado Oil

    Perhaps it is the lingering Southern California girl and full-blown foodie in me, but I am admittedly obsessed with avocados. Before I found out a...
  • 3 Reasons to Use Salt Bars / Spa Bars

    I will admit that the first thought that crossed my mind when I heard of a salt bar was: Why the heck would anyone want to wash with soap? Wouldn'...
  • The Benefits of Using Handmade Shaving Soap

    I will admit that when I started my natural beauty care journey, I hardly gave thought to switching products I didn't use very often like shaving...
  • What is a Shampoo Bar?

    The very first time I heard of a shampoo bar was at a crafter's event. Prior to that I had heard of the no-poo movement and anti-commercial soap ...
  • 5 Myths About Self-Care

    During one of my many stints as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, a Uzbekistan student invited my co-workers and I to an Uzbek restau...
  • Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him

      While there are a plethora of Valentine's Day gifts focused on women, it's hard to find options for men other than the typical tie, wallet, or s...
  • Store-bought vs Handmade Soap - What is so special about handmade soap?

        Besides the more decorative looks. alluring smells, and eclectic packaging, what makes handmade soap different from store-bought? It's handmad...