Showing posts from March, 2015

Make Your Own Healthy Facial Mask

Years ago, I remember using the type of face masks that stuck like glue to your skin and dried to a crisp and required plenty of time just to remove it. I actually miss those masks. It was one of those mother-daughter moments and I thoroughly enjoyed them. Unfortunately, the ones available for purchase today are full of toxins and chemicals that we should not be using. Now that we know better, more of us are opting to use all natural ingredients to protect our skin. I found a great recipe using turmeric over at This is great because I have plenty of turmeric for my morning cup of healthy tea. Here's how to make your own healthy facial mask that's great for all types of skin. Notice the different recommendations with the flour based on your skin type. The Mask. Turmeric is the star ingredient of this facial but yogurt and honey are also healing agents. Yogurt is nutrient-rich and moisturizers while honey has natural anti-bacterial propert

Natural Bug Repellents

Thank you Ally at The Gerston Institute! She has written an excellent article especially for me! Okay, not really, but especially for people LIKE me who are driven nearly bonkers fighting the pesky insects in South Carolina in the summertime. Fleas, mosquitoes, gnats, bees, roaches, and the list goes on and on. I know we need our precious bees, but I don't want them hanging around my door and entering my home with me because frankly, I'd have to leave and let them have the place. On the other hand, I do not like using poisonous, toxic substances. I am always ready and willing to work with natural remedies. 6 Herbs That Naturally Repel Mosquitoes and Fleas This is a great resource for natural methods of repelling mosquitoes, fleas and other bugs and pesky critters. Did you know that Catnip repels cockroaches? The others include: Lemon Balm Citronella Lavender Marigolds Peppermint PS: If you're looking for some inspiration on what to do with some