Category Archives: Homemade Beauty

The Scary Truth About Shampoo

As gross as it sounds, I haven’t used shampoo in about 2 months.  I recently read a story about using baking soda and vinegar in lieu of shampoo and conditioner and decided to try it out.  It’s true, it works — but you have to be one tough cookie not to miss the soapy lather and sweet smell of store bought hair products.  So for the past few months, I’ve been trying out different versions of shampoo and conditioner recipes.  I’ve had some really greasy days, some dry scalp from hell days and some unconquerable knots.  But the search has now ended — I’ve found the perfect shampoo and conditioner recipes and I’m going to share! Continue reading

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15 Reasons Why Vinegar Is My BFF

When I first started to make my own stuff, I was surprised at how often my ingredient list called for vinegar. From cooking to cleaning to beauty products, vinegar is used in nearly every item that I make myself. Here are my 15 favorite uses of vinegar: Continue reading

The end of deadly deodorants

When I first read this article at the website of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/AP-Deo), I was stunned.  I’m sure everyone heard the rumors that anti-perspirants were linked to breast cancer, but I assumed that if this was true the FDA would take these products off the market.  Unfortunately, I was wrong.

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