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  • This all natural deep conditioner uses the fatty goodness of coconut to help damage hair. You will love this heavenly experience!

All Natural Deep Conditioner with Coconut Cream

This luxurious deep conditioner with coconut cream is exactly what your hair wants. Why? Because your hair wants to be as soft and shiny as possible. And this coconut cream conditioner will give you that spa-like bounce, naturally. People are really interested in all natural care products. I've had a lot of great questions about [...]

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  • This homemade bronzer recipe is super easy. You probably have all the ingredients in your home right now. No toxic chemicals for a bright, beautiful face.

Homemade Bronzer: All natural and so easy.

Ready for a super simple and awesome homemade bronzer? This one of the easiest recipes that you will find in my book, All Natural Living, but that doesn't mean that it's not cool. Using only natural ingredients that you probably already have on hand, you can create your own homemade bronzer that's the perfect shade [...]

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  • This homemade sweet vanilla sugar scrub is so simple to make and so luxurious. You're skin will feel awesome.

Sweet Vanilla Sugar Scrub

I love vanilla. And Sugar. On my face. That's why I love this homemade sweet vanilla sugar scrub recipe. Before I made some serious changes to my diet and approach to the toxins in my home, I was totally engrossed in the world of “skin care” products. Due to my acne-prone skin, most of those [...]

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  • This all natural homemade toothpaste is so good for your teeth, mouth, and gums! Easy to make, too.

All Natural Homemade Toothpaste

This all natural homemade toothpaste has been requested by several people for quite some time. And in all honesty I've been putting it off for months because tooth health is tricky. Let me rephrase that. Having healthy teeth isn't really tricky (hint: eat nourishing real food), but sifting through all the contradicting data can be. [...]

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  • This all natural body spray recipe is perfect to pamper yourself or give as a gift. Here are three recipes to get your creative juices going.

All natural body spray recipe: Aromatherapy at its best.

Ready for an all natural body spray recipe? I thought so. I love how simple this diy stuff is, especially as we start to head into the holiday season. Can you say homemade gifts? Oh yeah. I remember telling my older brother years ago that shopping for girls was easy. No matter what clothes they [...]

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  • This good morning wake up spritzer is awesome! It's a simple way to help you wake up and take on the day with more energy.

Good Morning Wake-Up Spritzer

This good morning wake up spritzer is great for two reasons. First, I really like smelling nice. Second, smell is our most potent sense. It’s a sense that can bring back memories that sight, touch, and sound cannot. It’s one of the first things we notice and it can change our mental perceptions. For example: Say [...]

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  • This homemade liquid hand soap is super easy to make and doesn't contain any scary or questionable ingredients. Oh yeah, and it's cheap!

Homemade liquid hand soap: 2 easy, toxic-free, and frugal recipes

Why homemade liquid hand soap? Well, I have a little secret. Shhhh.... Don't tell my mom, but I secretly hate washing my hands at her house. Don't worry, I do wash my hands... I just hate how rough her soap feels on my skin. And I feel like no matter how hard I try, I [...]

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  • This homemade deodorant is my absolute favorite and perfect for sensitive skin. Plus it's easy to make and super effective it. Try it!

Homemade Deodorant Stick Recipe for Sensitive Skin

Make your own homemade deodorant. It's not a new idea here on Thank Your Body. In fact, my original homemade deodorant recipe for sensitive skin is still one of my most popular posts... and one of my most trusted recipes. I've used that recipe for several years. It's worked better than any store bought stuff [...]

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  • Helping your baby sleep doesn't have to be hard. Learn how to make this amazing herbal dream pillow to help you child sleep better.

Helping your baby sleep: How to make an herbal dream pillow

Watching your baby sleep is one of the most heart-warming things I can think of as a parent. It gets me every time. There's something about seeing your baby's chest rising and falling, her eyes fluttering, her mouth doing that cute little sucking thing, and hearing each and every soft breath she breaths. It's not [...]

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  • All natural homemade foundation: So easy to make so make your face happy.

All Natural Homemade Foundation Powder: For a happy face.

Homemade foundation: Let's do this! I've had quite a few requests for a homemade foundation powder. After giving you homemade mascara, homemade blush, bronzer, and lip balm I really wanted to give you a good homemade foundation powder.  Of course foundation is tricky. For one, it covers the whole face. It needs to go on [...]

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  • Learn how to make your own organic green powder.

Making Your Own Organic Green Powder

Have you ever thought about making your own organic green powder? It all started when high speed blenders and green smoothies became popular.  The dehydrated green powders started popping up for sale in health food stores, and they are a great idea too.  Greens are an essential part of a nutritious diet, and having fresh [...]

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  • How to Build Cold Frames

How to Build Cold Frames

Earlier in the year I wrote a post on winter gardening and briefly mentioned the cold frames that you are going to need to grow one.  This post contains more complete instructions for how to build them. Cold frames are the means in which to grow a winter garden.  There are some pricey options you [...]

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  • After finding that my toothpaste was doing more harm than good, I made an all natural tooth powder that wouldn't harm my sensitive teeth.

DIY All Natural Tooth Powder

All of my family had a favorite toothpaste. Colgate, Crest, Aim, etc. Mine was Arm & Hammer. I didn't feel as clean with any of the others. I felt the baking soda scraping and I thought that meant clean and healthy. Scrubbing = Healthy, right? Not when it gets to be too much. My teeth were [...]

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  • These homemade healthy breath mints are amazing and not full of toxic crap. Sounds good to me.

Homemade and Healthy Breath Mints

I'll be honest. Before these DIY breath mints, I had a slight addiction to tic tacs. Tic tacs, chewing gum, breath mints, anything. I needed something to keep my mouth busy and smelling nice at the same time. I didn't keep a toothbrush with me at all times, so I felt I needed a little pick-me-up [...]

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  • This all natural homemade pomade is so simple to make and so much better for your hair than commercial pomades (and cheaper!). Learn how to make it here.

Homemade Pomade: All natural for beautiful hair.

DIY all natural homemade pomade. Why? Well, the time has come to finally start growing out my pixie cut. Don't get me wrong. I've loved this hair cut for a number of reasons. It's SO easy to do. I don't feel like I'm hiding behind my hair. My husband loves it. And did I mention [...]

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  • Super easy and all natural facial toner. Only two ingredients!

Easy Peasy DIY Natural Facial Toner

My life used to be a lot more complicated. Take a look at my bathroom fifteen years ago and you would have seen an array of products to help me feel more beautiful. *sigh* Too bad most of that stuff just aggravated my skin and cost me lots of money. No more. Now I enjoy [...]

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  • 31 Uses for Coconut Oil - this stuff is amazing! www.thankyourbody.com

31 of My Favorite Uses for Coconut Oil

The uses for coconut oil are many. Like, there are A TON of uses for coconut oil... but today I'm trying to distill that lengthy list to my absolute favorite uses for coconut oil. In case you didn't know, I love the stuff. It's definitely one of my super-star real food ingredients that makes it's [...]

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  • Borax-Free Laundry Detergent from www.thankyourbody.com

DIY Borax Free Laundry Detergent

Let's be honest, who really enjoys doing laundry? Not me. It's like the never-ending job. As soon as you are done there's more to do. But, it has to be done. I've already talked about one of my favorite all natural laundry options: Soap nuts, but today I want to give you another. Homemade Borax-free [...]

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  • 10 super simple and all natural beauty tips. Definitely save this for later!

10 Super Simple All Natural Beauty Tips

The world would have us believe that there are no simple and inexpensive natural beauty tips and tricks. What makes me say that?  Well, did you know that the beauty industry is a nearly $300 BILLION dollar empire? And that the average woman spends about $15,00 on just makeup in her lifetime! (source) And according [...]

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  • Homemade air freshener is inexpensive, easy, and so much better for you and the environment. Learn why you must throw out the toxic commercial stuff.

Homemade Air Freshener: Breathe happy without the toxic mess.

Homemade air freshener is probably one of the easiest and cheapest things you can make. But beyond those reasons, ditching the toxic stuff is important. Really important. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's start with a story... About a year ago I was sitting in the foyer at my church watching my then little baby [...]

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