A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #44: Make Your Own Olive Oil Moisturizing Hair Mask

If your hair is coarse, brittle, or over-processed due to coloring, perms, or straightening treatments, it might seem like daily conditioner just won’t do the job. Sure, your hair is lovely right after you’ve conditioned it, but a few hours later, you’re a frizzy mess again. Back in the ’80s (not that I know from personal experience … ahem), hot oil hair treatments were a … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #44: Make Your Own Olive Oil Moisturizing Hair Mask

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #43: Soak Nails in Lemon to Remove Surface Stains

It’s no secret that I love to use lemons in my skin care. If you’ve been following along this year, you’ve already learned the benefits of using lemon in face masks and face scrubs, using lemon to help create natural hair highlights, and the amazing benefits of drinking lemon water. Today’s tip is another great example of this humble fruit’s brightening benefits: lemon juice will … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #43: Soak Nails in Lemon to Remove Surface Stains

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #42: Make a Tennis Ball Massager

If you’ve been following my tips all year, by now you’re well aware of the benefits of massage. You’re probably already giving yourself a daily hand massage and a daily foot massage, but when it comes unkinking other chronically tight areas of your body, you might wonder if you have to become a contortionist first. It’s practically impossible to knead your own shoulders, back, and … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #42: Make a Tennis Ball Massager

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #41: Take Off Your Shoes

  One simple tip this week: take off your shoes! I know, you paid a fortune for them / they’re super-cute / they’re “really actually comfortable.” But they ain’t your feet and your tootsies know it. Proponents of minimalist (“barefoot”) footwear call shoes “foot coffins” for a reason: they restrict natural movement, essentially freezing your muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments into a living rigor mortis. … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #41: Take Off Your Shoes

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #40: Relax & Focus in Just Ten Breaths

At this point, you’re well aware of the amazing multitude of benefits from meditation and deep relaxation. In case you’ve forgotten, a few ways your body, mind, and spirit can be affected by slowing down include reduced stress, strengthened immune system, enhanced emotional stability, and a greater sense of overall well-being.¬† Today’s tip is one that you can practice anywhere, anytime‚ÄĒliterally. All you need is … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #40: Relax & Focus in Just Ten Breaths