DIY Don't: Baking Soda Exfoliation

Recipes & DIY

One of the more popular DIY skin treatments that has been around for several years is to utilize straight baking soda as a cleanser or exfoliator. This one is a mainstay that despite advancements in knowledge about how the skin works, just doesn't seem to fall out of recommendation; You may have even heard it from your own great grandmother.

In our series of DIY Don'ts we cover various fads in at-home skin care and debunk the dangerous, ineffective, and outright ridiculous. But, don't worry: we aren't total killjoys. At the end of this article you'll also find a recommendation for...

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4th of July Recipe: Sea Salted Caramel Fudge

Recipes & DIY

We work with a lot of really decadent smells; I personally love Sea Salted Caramel. That aroma of sweetened creamed butter and sea salt, caramel, vanilla, maple, and sweetened condensed milk induces the biggest dessert craving. So today we're sharing our favorite recipe for Sea Salted Caramel Fudge in case you're still scrambling for a perfect recipe to make for the upcoming weekend's festivities. It's one of my most trusty go-tos because it's equally easy and impressive.

This recipe originated from Something Swanky and never fails to impress even the most adamant...

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The Oil Cleansing Method

Beauty Recipes & DIY

Here it is. A soap maker telling you to ditch the soap. At least, for this one purpose. Have you ever used a facial cleanser or skin care product designed to help get your skin under control, only to have your skin rebel as badly or worse immediately after stopping its use? This is actually extremely common and is part of the reason why you'll hear some people say "I have to use 'Product X' or my face is a disaster". Unsurprisingly, this works out great for the large companies selling harsh treatments for dry, oily, or acne-prone...

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Passion Bath Tea: 3 Simple Steps, 5 Natural Ingredients

Recipes & DIY

Ah, Monday, how we love thee. If you're like me, you could use some serious motivation to kick start your week and take some of the sting out of the weekend's farewell. Thankfully, we've got just the recipe to put a little bit of passion back into your spirit and it utilizes ingredients found in most grocery and health food stores. You may even have two or three in your own kitchen cupboard right now!

If you've never heard of a bath tea before, it's pretty much exactly like it sounds. Have you ever had a cup of hot...

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Do You Believe In Fairies? Part 1

Recipes & DIY

Now that summer's officially in full swing I once more have the company of my favorite sidekick. It's easy enough to get swept up in the magic of the seasons, but with a child around I find it even more so, and summer is just such a perfect time to get imaginative outdoors. Last year Payton and I spent an afternoon putting together a makeshift fairy house- more of a shanty, really- out of scraps of bark, twine, and leaves. It was such a simple thing, but it sparked endless enchantment.

This year I long to recreate that...

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