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The following five essential oils are not only beneficial topically, but can aid in many areas simply by breathing them in. You can even add any of these oils to your homemade candles for an extra boost!
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There is one all-natural cleaning supply that seems to have the power to do it all: baking soda. It can cut through grease and grime, freshen drains, remove stains, and even deodorize the fridge and trash can — all while being great for the environment and your health. Here are 10 ways to naturally clean your home with baking soda!
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What’s more refreshing than a squeeze of citrus? Lemon is known to brighten the skin, shrink pores, and prevent oil-induced acne. With vitamin C, calcium, and magnesium, we love using this summery fruit in our skin-care recipes. These are a few of our favorites!
Words: Danielle Williams
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As I plan and tend my garden, I like to keep in mind what each plant type can be used for — both practically and aesthetically — to make my life simpler and easier. There’s nothing quite like being able to pick fresh basil for the pizza I’m making for dinner, snip cilantro for breakfast tacos, or make a floral bouquet from my own selection. Many garden varieties can also be used in your homemade bath and body recipes, from scrubs and facial steams, to bath salts, salves, and hydrosols. Here, I’ve included my top 20 homegrown plants to utilize in my skin-care products.
Words: Carlynn Woolsey featured in Willow and Sage Spring 2016
When I was living in Santa Monica, California, I spent a lot of time wandering: through farmers’ markets, on the beach, and in and out of surf shops even though I had no idea how to surf. I tried it twice, and both times I was a little clumsy. But I love surf shops nonetheless because I always find hidden gems in them — cute bikinis, handmade bracelets, and one particular bottle of Maui Babe Browning Lotion. I bought it on the spot because I liked that all of the ingredients were listed right up front and it smelled like coffee.