How Much Water Should I Drink

The general rule of thumb for how much water you should drink is to drink half your body weight in ounces. For a 150 pound woman, that would come to 75 ounces per day. In other words, 7.5 ten ounce glasses of water per day.   However, there are situations where you may need to drink more than this. Exercise …

6 Reasons Beer Might Be Good For You

Is it? Read on to find out and decide for yourself. More and more studies have shown that moderate consumption of alcohol has great health benefits. I have scoured the web for information on what the specific benefits moderate consumption of beer has on our bodies. You’ll find links to my sources at the bottom of this article. Note that …

5 Summertime Hydration Tips

Our body is made up of 60-75% water. When we get dehydrated it reacts with many symptoms from lethargy to dry skin. Here, I’m going to offer you some summertime tips to stay hydrated and dehydration-free. During the hot and humid summer months, there are greater demands placed on your body to keep cool. If you are spending a lot …

Beeswax: Nature’s Most Versatile Ingredient

Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honey bees who then use it to form the cells needed for honey-storage within the beehive. Beeswax is naturally a yellow or brown color due to the mixing of pollen oils into the wax. There are man-made versions of beeswax that are manufactured to look just like natural beeswax. Do you research and …

Shea Butter

Shea Butter is made from the seed of the fruit of the Shea tree. Optimally, look for Shea Butter that is made using cold press methods and no chemicals or preservatives added to it. Shea Butter rich in vitamins A,E and F and fatty acids. This makes it a fantastic moisturizer for our skin as it helps the skin’s natural …

Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is another common ingredient used in many DIY recipes. The Witch Hazel referred to most commonly is a distilled witch hazel extract which is distilled from the entire plant. Witch hazel contains chemicals called tannins which is a polyphenol that acts as an astringent. Witch Hazel, when distilled correctly, also contains flavonoid compounds which work to fight free …

Castile Soap: A Safe, Affordable Solution for a Toxin Free Home

  Converting to a toxin free home takes some time and patience. Once you throw out all the chemical-laden cleaners–it takes some trial and error to find what really works best for you. Here you will find a guide to the natural ingredient “castile soap”. You’ll also find a few recipes that we’ve used in the past with success. What …