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Craft Making in the Internet Age

A craft making revolution is underway. Crafting culture is elevating and expanding the traditional economy of handicrafts. The recent developments have been stimulated by online media sites like Pinterest, which provide interactive forums for learning and sharing thousands of creative projects, while e-commerce sites like Etsy provide a global market reach for what are still essentially small-scale, locally produced goods.

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Organic Skin Care ~ 19 Chemicals to Avoid in Skin Care

The beauty industry has an ugly secret. Most skin care products–both regular and “organic”–contain harmful chemicals. When it comes to cosmetics, no one regulates what “organic” or “natural” means. Your makeup, face cream, skin moisturizer, or cleanser may deliver short term smoothness and brightness, but it may disrupt your hormones and fertility, expose you to known cancer-causing pesticides, and deliver

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How To Use Essential Oils

Methods of Applications: Massage/Body Oil Massage and/or body oils are a combination of one or more vegetable and/or herbal oils with essential oils. RECOMMENDED DILUTIONS for Massage Oils For infants and young children: .5-1% dilution = 3-6 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier For adults: 2.5% dilution = 15 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier 3%

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7 Mistakes You’re Making With Essential Oils

With the recent resurgence in artisanal, organic, and natural products, medicinal plants are getting their moment in the spotlight, too. People have known for thousands of years that plants have potent curative properties, and essential oils are one of the best ways to deliver that medicine where it’s needed most. Unlike botanical beauty products, essential oils contain highly concentrated plant

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Natural Balms for Cuts, Stings, and Bruises

Though there are a variety of ointments available for treating minor wounds, many of them are made of synthetic compounds that can irritate the skin or provoke allergic reactions in people with chemical sensitivities. Fortunately, there are simple natural remedies that often prove themselves effective against painful stings, cuts, bruises and infections without producing side effects. St. John’s Wort, a

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Organic Soap and Spa Products!

Much of what we use, consume and put on our bodies in modern society account for increasing health issues today — and synthetically produced spa and soap products are no exception. Many common soap formulas today contain: Parabens Synthetic fragrance Synthetic colorants Petroleum derived ingredients Formaldehyde Aluminum… and many more harsh chemicals. These chemical ingredients are used as preservatives to

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