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

Castile soap originated in Castile, Spain. Castile soap traditionally was made with olive oil and animal fat. Today there are many variations. You can find Castile soap as a solid or a liquid and made from vegetable oils like palm, coconut. hemp, jojoba and olive. Castile soap is a great cleaning product to use as it usually contains only vegetable …