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Mystic Woods Body Butter

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Think fall scents and what comes to mind? For a lot of people, it might be pumpkin spice. Others, it might be the smell of a campfire and hot apple cider. For me, it’s the smell of fresh cut cedar wood. Sounds kind of odd at first, until you think about the campfires and wood stoves all of that wonderful fall food is being cooked over. With the season of autumn aromas right around the corner, that means dry skin season isn’t far behind. A lot of us turn to special lotions and mois...

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DIY Layered Coffee Soap

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Sometimes after a long, hard day we need to bathe and find our pick-me-up of choice. Many people turn to coffee for the afternoon or evening perk, but who’s going to drink coffee in the shower? Few people would, of course. So why not just cut out the middle man and bathe with your coffee?

That’s right… bathe with your coffee. It has a wide host of health and beauty benefits for your skin! By dehydrating fatty cells, coffee can reduce the appearance of cellulite. The c...

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DIY Honey and Spiced Oatmeal Soap

Posted on October 8, 2016 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

With National Oatmeal day right around the corner (October 29th), it seems like a good time to talk about these incredible grains! Did you know that oats were some of the earliest cereals farmed by humans? Evidence shows oats as a known crop in China since around 7000 B.C... Did you also know that oatmeal is so popular that around 70% of Americans have oatmeal in their pantry? It’s even launched a food cart craze! It’s easy to understand why, given all of the good health benefits ...

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DIY Calming Body Butter

Posted on September 26, 2016 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Throughout my life, I have always loved the smell of mint. It has always connected to memories of running through the woods in the late summer and early fall, and my grandfather’s greenhouse, though for many it connects to wintertime holidays. While mint, or more specifically peppermint, may smell amazing, it has a host of uses as a natural remedy. Many of us already make peppermint tea of our stomachs aren’t very happy with us, or chew on a leaf when we want a snack or to freshen...

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DIY Lemon Salt Scrubs

Posted on September 21, 2016 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Did you know that lemons are technically berries? Or that the British Navy has been using lemon juice in the pervention of scurvy for centuries? That’ because lemons contain vitamin C, along with other vitamins and acids essential to our health. And speaking of essential, did you know that the essential oil of a lemon is good for the health of your skin? Lemon oil is known for its “detoxifying” effects, as may help smooth and soften rough or calloused patches of skin. Lemon ...

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