DIY Herbal Healing Balm

Make Your Own Herbal Healing Balm #skin care #recipe

One of my favorite things ever is to pick up a new book and to be immediately inspired. That happened recently when I began reading DIY Natural Remedies by Nina Nelson of Shalom Mama. I’ve been growing some healing plants in my garden, and I can even recite what most of them are used for, but I’ve never taken the time to stop and learn how to use them.Continue Reading

Common Makeup Ingredients: Are They Safe?

Common Makeup Ingredients: Are They Safe? @learningandyearning.com

Common Makeup Ingredients: Are They Safe?

Sometimes change is instantaneous. I watched Food, Inc., and immediately started buying pastured meat, milk and eggs from local farms. I never looked back. With other things, for some inexplicable reason, I’ve been slower to clean up my exposure to potentially harmful chemicals. Continue Reading

DIY Shampoo Bars

DIY Shampoo Bars @learningandyearning.comI’m sure you’ve heard of the no-poo method of shampooing – wash with baking soda and water, rinse with apple cider vinegar. I’ve heard that for some people it takes an adjustment period where their hair is greasy, but I tried it for a month and it worked perfectly, right from the start. But, oh, I admit it. I really missed suds. I make my own soap, so I checked to see if Handmade Soap: Recipes for Crafting Soap at Home had any shampoo recipes and sure enough, they had a few for shampoo bars.Continue Reading