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Healing Benefits of Palo Santo

September 12, 2013
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During a recent stay in Ojai, I discovered the magical and mystical Palo Santo. It’s warm, delicately sweet and woodsy aroma filled me with a sense of peace and tranquility. Intrigued, I learned that Palo Santo grows on the coast of South America and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal. In Spanish, Palo Santo literally means “Holy Wood.” The magic is in the alchemical process that happens after the death of a limb or tree. In order for the Palo Santo to gain…

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Lifestyle

Review: Keiki Love Upcycled Wool Diaper Covers

September 7, 2013
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Keiki Love upcycled wool diaper covers first caught my eye because they are adorable! They also happen to be very well-made. Two full layers of 100% lamb’s wool give ultimate leak protection, but still allow breathability and help keep rashes away. They come in one size and fit most infants and toddlers from 10-35 pounds. The covers have a snap down rise with 3 different size options to grow with baby. The elastic legs and back keep messes in and give…

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Motherhood

Safe & Natural Ways to Manage Pregnancy, Postpartum & Hormonal Acne

April 17, 2013
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While my friends had beautiful and radiant pregnancy glows, I had pencil eraser sized pustules taking up serious real estate on my forehead, chin and jaw line. When pregnant, hormones called androgens cause sebaceous glands to release more oil. That in addition to thousands of shedding skin cells clogs the pores and causes breakouts. If you’re one of the lucky ones that gets pregnancy acne, there’s not much you can do to get rid of it, but you can use safe and…

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Wellness

20 Ways to Boost Your Immune System Naturally

January 25, 2013

‘Tis the season for sniffles, sneezes and sore throats! We can’t do much about the toxins, bacteria and viruses that we’re exposed to– but we can strengthen and support our immune systems which will help prevent these invaders from doing harm in the first place. Here are 20 ways to boost your immune system naturally to help keep you healthy and feeling good year-round! 1. Garlic. Garlic is one of nature’s most powerful immune boosters. It is a natural antimicrobial and unlike most…

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Lifestyle

Soft Star Shoes Review & Special Offer

August 9, 2012
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We let our babe go barefoot whenever possible. When he does wear shoes, we put him in minimalist shoes like Soft Star which are specifically designed for natural foot movement and healthy foot development. The wider design allows plenty of room for toes to wiggle around and spread out and the low profile, slip resistant soles helps to minimize trips when little ones are getting the hang of walking and running. We’re onto our third pair of super soft Vegan Hotcakes which have been great…

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Daughters of the Revolution Giveaway

June 9, 2012
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Local designer and mother, Emily Cadenhead, creates beautiful, flowy, feminine dresses for her sustainable clothing line Daughters of the Revolution. The family run team works on a micro-level to carefully select ethically and environmentally responsible techniques for their garments which are a combination of organic fabrics, natural fibers and silks that are dipped in chemical-free vegetable dyes. Most of their sequins and beadwork are also made of recycled materials. Emily created this clothing line to evoke the sensibility of freedom, nature, love, and femininity that…

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Lifestyle

By Nieves “C” Perfect Skin Review & Giveaway

May 22, 2012
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I was immediately drawn to By Nieves handmade natural body care products and was equally intrigued by her story. Born by candlelight on the Canary Island of La Palma to vagabond parents, Nieves doesn’t remember hitchhiking across Europe as a baby – but her nomadic youth is unforgettable. For the better part of her childhood, Nieves traveled the West Coast of California with pack donkeys alongside her father, a folk musician and renegade intellectual. Because of her upbringing in the counterculture, she…

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Wellness

Detoxifying Your Home & Life

May 15, 2012
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I became more aware of toxic chemicals when I was pregnant with our first child. I was shocked to learn that the average home contains 500-1000 toxic chemicals, many of which we are unable to see, smell or taste. Although it can seem like a daunting task, detoxifying your home is simpler than you might think. The below information is intended to help you make choices that will get you and your family on your way to a healthier home…

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