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Healthy Shampoo Recipe

This healthy shampoo recipe is easy and quick  to make and to helps get you away from our chemicalized world.

My scalp was really itching until I started making this healthy shampoo. It’s so quick and easy to make. Just add equal parts of coconut milk and Castille Soap to an old shampoo bottle, shake and you’re ready to shampoo.

Healthy Shampoo Ingredients

  • ¼ cup coconut milk (homemade or canned)
  • 1/4 cup Liquid Castille Soap like Dr. Bronners
  • 20 drops of Essential Oils of choice(I’ve used peppermint, lavender, rosemary and orange or combinations of those)
  • For dry hair: add ½
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New Sunburn Remedy on the Horizon

new sunburn remedy research

Thanks to wikimedia commons for permission to use picture

Sunburn creeps up on you

Sunburn can creep up on you whether it’s hot or not. In the cool coastal weather we can get fooled when out in the sun, or even under a cloud layer. We feel cool, but later the sunburn appears. But hot sunny weather can do the same thing. We’re having so much fun in the sun that we forget our skin is getting too much exposure to those burning rays.

Avoid Sunburns

By all means avoid getting sunburned but if you do, there’s new research … Read the rest

Preventing Sunburn Naturally

At the peak of the northern hemisphere summer season we still need to protect our skin from sunburn. And sunscreen isn’t the only answer. In fact it may be detrimental in some ways because we need some sun exposure to the skin for the production of vitamin D.


We shouldn’t be so sun-phobic that we look like pale faces all summer too. Actually people with tans look healthy, probably because they have the immune and other health benefits of good levels of vitamin D.


Slathering on a lot of sunscreen exposes us to the absorption of more chemicals … Read the rest

Exotic Anti-Aging Skin Care

Dr. Sears, MD travels all over the world searching for healthy food and herbs to share with all of us. One of his recent reports caught my attention.


“I Went to Peru in Search of Healing Herbs…
What I Found Will Make You Look Years Younger

The women of Peru keep an extraordinary beauty secret.

There we were, having coffee in a small mountain town, high above the Amazon basin. Maggie, my Peruvian friend, was telling us about her career as a polo player and show jumper.

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Do Natural Remedies Really Work In Getting Rid Of Brown Age Spots?

By guest author Zach Smith

Did you know that those brown spots can be caused by the aging process? Those are brown age spots. Their appearance can be precipitated by cumulative exposure to ultraviolet rays. The sun’s ultraviolet rays tend to stress out collagen and elastin fibers.

Our integument is not completely defenseless against the sun. It usually produces melanin to counteract the … Read the rest

Get Rid Of Facial Age Spots Naturally

By Guest Author Zach Smith

Dr. Jo’s comment: Let me know how these natural skin care products work for you if you give them a try. (I have no financial interest in anything mentioned on this page – just thought that it was interesting information).

Your face is vulnerable to skin aging. That is because it is made up of thinner skin layers. It is also exposed to the sun all the time.

When the skin is exposed to the sun, the collagen fibers in it get damaged. As a result, our integumentary system produces melanin to counteract the negative … Read the rest