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Shea Butter


Shea butter (karite) is should be staple in your DIY beauty kit.  Along with coconut and jojoba oil, it's an ingredient that finds its way into my daily skin and body routine.  This popular and extremely versatile butter contains vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids.  Shea butter is fat extracted

Sleep. You Need It!


Sleep is an issue that always appears on the countless lists of 'ways to stay healthy'.  The questions surrounding quality sleep are endless. What kind of bed do you have?  Do you have a bedtime routine?  Are you getting enough?  How much do you really need?  Are you getting

Jojoba Oil


Jojoba oil is the liquid produced in the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) plant, a shrub, which is native to southern Arizona and California, and to Mexico.  We call this liquid an "oil", but it's actually a wax.  It's very similar to the oil produced by our skin.  It's

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Last week we talked about the best oils to have in your arsenal, both essential and carrier oils.  Coconut oil is one that should make an appearance both in your kitchen, and bathroom cabinets.  This "cure-all" oil makes an appearance in many kitchen recipes and personal care products.  It can

Must Have Essential and Carrier Oils


Oils (essential or carrier) are a big thing now.  Actually, they've always been a big deal.  They hit the mainstream a few years ago.  Cave paintings suggest essentials oils were used as far back as 4500 B.C.  However, the use of the term aromatherapy dates back to the early 1900s.

Clutter…How Much Does It Matter?


Clutter doesn't sound like a common topic in a health & wellness blog.  Workouts, water intake, and motivation are, perhaps, the first things to come to mind when talking about fitness.  Clutter is something we only think about when it comes "spring cleaning" or when it's time to move.  Even

Self Care Importance


Self-care should always be top of mind.  Not only important, self-care is necessary to keep a healthy body and sound mind.  You know the saying, "You can't pour from an empty cup."?  It's true!  If you don't have time, money, patience, love, or anything else, you can't expect to give

Resolutions are out…Progress is In!


Resolutions are common this time of year. But, resolutions may not the best way to set goals. Resolutions are usually all or nothing. This is usually not the best way to approach growth. Growth doesn't happen over happen overnight. But rather bit by bit.  Because of this, resolutions don't usually