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10 Easy Steps To Clearer Skin

Who doesn’t want clearer, fresher, younger looking skin? Well I suppose if you’re 15, it may not matter that much to you, lol. But for the rest of us that have grown well past that tender age, we’re all looking … Read More

Top 5 Sensitive Skin Care Tips

Many people believe that they have sensitive skin when they break out after applying certain products or after exposure to direct sunlight. However, more often than not, the culprits behind the blotchy skin and zits are using inappropriate products for … Read More

Color Inspiration – September 26, 2016

I gotta be honest. There is nothing I don’t absolutely love about this picture. From the car itself to the magnificent retro mint green, to the silver and gold accents. I just want to live in this picture forever, please? … Read More

Color Inspiration – September 14, 2016

One lonely little pretty jellyfish swimming and minding its own business. Although, it does kinda look like an evil brain in a sci-fi movie too, plotting to take over the world. Well, innocent creature or evil mastermind, the colors are … Read More

Color Inspiration – September 12, 2016

Monday’s are always such a drag, aren’t they? Leaving the warm cocoon of bed, dealing with traffic, and everyone else’s nasty attitude too while you struggle to stay awake and go about your busy day. While I was curating today’s … Read More

Color Inspiration – September 08, 2016

Haven’t posted a palette in a few days – sorry kids! I know it’s September and all, but it’s hot as blazes here today so I have bright happy colors in mind! Here is a beautifully set shot of a … Read More

Color Inspiration – August 29, 2016

“Ladybird, ladybird fly away home, your house in on fire and your children are gone”. Sounds sad, but it actually came from a time when farmers would burn their fields at the end of harvest to reduct the level of … Read More

Color Inspiration – August 26, 2016

Happy Friday! We made it! Oh Friday… I thought you’d never come back to me…Today’s palette scheme comes from this gorgeous fiery sky – the sun hiding behind the cloud and over the ocean is just breathtaking with its colors … Read More

Color Inspiration – August 24, 2016

As I notice the sun isn’t rising as early as it was just a few days ago, and it’s starting to get a little darker a littler earlier now, my thoughts are turning towards autumn and all its delicious coolness, … Read More

Color Inspiration – August 22, 2016

Happy Monday everyone! Although it’s still summer, this image just was so peaceful looking, so stunning, that it inspired me to create this palette scheme of the browns and blues – a favorite color combination of mine. The contrast of … Read More

Color Inspiration – August 19, 2016

I need to drink more water. I recognize that, understand that, I accept that. Do I actually do it? Of course I don’t, cause I’m as stubborn as a mule and you can lead me to the water all you … Read More

Color Inspiration – August 18, 2016

Today’s palette scheme is brought to you by my desire to be as far away in a tropical paradise as humanly possible today. Thank you and good night. Be happy in color! Remember if you create something amazing using this … Read More

Color Inspiration – August 17, 2016

“They say it’s your birthday…” da da da da da da… “it’s my birthday tooooo…” (sung to the tunes of The Beatles’ “Birthday” song, natch). Yep, it’s my Bday, so of course I had to create an appropriate palette scheme … Read More

Color Inspiration – August 16, 2016

Today’s palette is courtesy of this gorgeous photo. Although it somewhat conveys a feeling of loneliness, a sense of the end of summer, to me it feels hopeful, the anticipation of the ship to come in, looking at the coolness … Read More

Color Inspiration – August 15, 2016

Happy Monday everyone! It’s brutally hot today and all I can think about is cooling off. The weekend was good, my air conditioner kept me hostage and I was happy to oblige its domineering will… and got to go to … Read More

Color Inspiration – August 12, 2016

It’s the end of a very busy, hectic, crazy, hot, humid, exhausting work week and personally, I needed a few minutes of disconnecting. This image makes me think of one of my favorite shows of all time – Downton Abbey … Read More

Color Inspiration – August 11, 2016

Where I live in the world is currently extremely hot and extremely humid and we’re told it will get worse before it gets better. I have been dying to get to the beach for some much needed me time but … Read More

Color Inspiration – August 9, 2016

  Needing a break away from the softer palettes I’ve been creating, I chose this bold, industrial, modern scheme today. The hot, bright red and orange makes a jump-in-your-face statement against the cool and dark hunter green, silver grey and “almost black” charcoal. If … Read More

Video – Our Soap Making Process

Over they years we’ve had many people asking us how we make our soaps. While it’s very flattering, it’s hard for us to describe the process without getting very technical and to be honest, downright boring to those people not already in the … Read More

Color Inspiration – August 8, 2016

  One of my most favorite colors of all time has to be Tiffany Blue. That “not-quite-mint” combination of a soft robin’s egg blue mixed with a touch of cream and butter-yellow, it brings to mind images of early spring mornings … Read More

Color Inspiration – August 5, 2016

  I was BLOWN AWAY at the gorgeousness (is that a word??) of this fabulous birdie. This color palette is a collection of beautiful tropical jewel hues that when used together make an amazing, wondrous collection. Rock that rainbow, bird… rock … Read More

Color Inspiration -August 4, 2016

I’ve decided to up the ante and start sharing my palettes more than just once a week, it may be an “almost” daily thing now but we’ll see… I’m just enjoying making these way too much. These images, courtesy of … Read More

Color Inspiration -August 1, 2016

Welcome to a new week! I really needed some brighter colors on this greyish monday morning to get my creative brain started… although they’re still a little on the softer side – but this image of some sweet treats to did the trick. … Read More

Color Inspiration – July 25, 2016

This week’s palette is all about pastels and dreams and letting your mind whisk you to a place of pure happiness, joy, peace and wonder. The world is hard place sometimes. Be happy in color. Remember if you create something … Read More

Color Inspiration – July, 2016

Hi gang! Today I want to introduce our new weekly post – “Color Inspiration”. Every week I will be posting a new inspirational color image with swatches, and each swatch will have the color info on them – RGB, CMYK … Read More

Top 5 Best Skin Loving Body Butters

In the quest for the best skin care we can find, we are bombarded with thousands of options and products that promise us everything from younger looking skin to turning back the hands of time and restoring us to our youthful … Read More

Top 10 Iron Rich Foods For Iron Deficient Anemia

Why am I writing a Top 10 Iron Rich Foods list? Recently we had a big scare with our 17 year old son who’s hemoglobin dropped dangerously low due to a related health issue – ending in a trip to … Read More

My thoughts on essential oils and why I would never advocate ingesting them

Recently the FDA sent warning letters (again) to to certain popular essential oil companies for the way they market their oils – in particular with their claims their oils treat or even cure some diseases, illnesses and even cancer. Let … Read More

Great Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

There are so many uses for lavender essential oil that it’s hard to narrow them down to just one list – and that’s just lavender alone and not even counting all the other wonderful essential oils it blends beautifully with! … Read More

Color of the Month – November

This month we’d like to feature Cranberry as the color for November. This rich, deep hue ranges somewhere between red and maroon, and conjures up images of home and warmth. More than just the fruit we associate with its healthy … Read More

Why Olive Oil Soap?

in Spain it’s Jabon de Castilla. In France it’s Savon de Marseille. In Italy it’s Sapone all’Olio d’Oliva. In Greece it’s SapoĂşni Elaioládou. In parts of the Middle East its Aleppo (blended also with Lauren Oil). Here it’s known as “Castile Soap”. … Read More

Top 10 Pinterest Pins May 2015

Hi everybody!! So, today I thought since I LOVE LOVE LOVE Pinterest so much, why not do a monthly post listing my top 10 pins from the month before? Ok yes, I cheated on this one since last month I … Read More

What is oil pulling?

What is oil pulling? In a nutshell, its swishing oil around your mouth to help “pull” out toxins. Its an ancient dental technique that’s been around thousands of years. Yes, you read that right – THOUSANDS. The way it works … Read More

News and Updates

Hey hey hey! We have been kind of busy and being very bad about keeping our loyal followers up-to-date as to our goings on (yes, and we are ashamed of that, we’re working on being better social media butterflies…). So, … Read More

Soap Box Template

Hi all – here is the template for the soap box as shown in my video. Disclaimer first – feel free to download and use for your own personal use but please do not sell or redistribute as your own, … Read More

Uses for Liquid Castile Soap

What can you do with Liquid Castile Soap? What CAN’T you do? Our liquid Castile is 100% pure olive oil just like our bar soaps. Gentle. Mild. Can be used by people with sensitive skin, young skin, mature skin, dry … Read More

Great Uses for Apple Cider

Helps with weight loss! Maintains your body’s alkalinity. Helps detox your liver and even reduce heartburn. Make a natural skin toner – 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar plus 2 part water – great for acne breakouts! 1 part Apple Cider … Read More

DIY Pore Strips

Wash your face with warm water. If you can steam your face all the better. This will remove any dirt and excess oil, and will open up pores. Measure 1 Tablespoon of unflavored gelatin into a disposable container Add 1-2 … Read More

DIY Laundry Detergent

DIY Laundry Detergent Yep, I make my own laundry detergent. I haven’t bought any laundry detergent from the store in over a year and I don’t regret it. Cleans just the same, smells just as good, and it’s PENNIES PER … Read More

20 Skincare Mistakes

20 Skincare Mistakes Although I enjoy writing my own articles, sometimes I come across one already written so well that I just want to share. Click below to read 20 SKINCARE MISTAKES THAT ARE DAMAGING YOUR FACE

Giving Yourself a Facial at Home

Giving yourself a facial at home Want a facial but don’t have the time and/or money to spend at the salon? We’ve all been there. Although it’s nice to have the pampering, you can get the same benefits by giving … Read More

Top 5 Reasons to Use Handcrafted Soap

Top 5 Reasons To Buy Handcrafted Soap vs. Commercially Prepared Store Brands Detergents. Did you know that most store bought “soaps” are actually detergents? You can tell the worst of the “offenders” because they can’t even use the term “soap” … Read More

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