Browsing the "Bath + Beauty" Category

Spotted: How to Make Toothpaste (no, really!)

January 17th, 2015 | by Becky Striepe

Conventional toothpaste is full of harmful chemicals. Shocking, since this is stuff that's supposed to go into your mouth, right? Most conventional toothpaste contains artificial colors and flavors along with chemicals that might even weaken your teeth over time. And the worst of the bunch also contain triclosan or triclocarban. Instead of agonizing over a long ingredients label, you can save some cash and learn how to make toothpaste yourself. At home. With ingredients that you pick!

How to Make Mouthwash with Two Ingredients

December 20th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Store-bought mouthwash often contains nasty chemical ingredients, and natural brands of mouthwash can be on the pricy side. Here's how to make mouthwash with ingredients that you probably have in your house already

Gibson Tuck: An Up-Do How-To

September 3rd, 2014 | by Feelgood Style

If your hair is long enough for a ponytail, you can don the Gibson tuck. My hair is almost shoulder length, but it works with longer styles as well

Giveaway: Win Three Handmade Soaps from Soaps to Live by

August 13th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Soaps to Live by is giving away, to one lucky winner with a United States address, three of their handmade soaps of the winner's choice. Yesterday I reviewed the Bliss oatmeal cloves soap, the Dream peppermint rosemary organic soap, and the Shine citrus lavender soap, but perhaps you're more into patchouli orange--then Hope is YOUR soap! Prefer thyme lemongrass? You'll want to ask for Live. Whatever your preferences, get your wish list ready, and then read on to see how you can enter to win your own three soaps from Soaps to Live by

How-to: Organic Terrycloth Hooded Towel with Applique

July 29th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

There's nothing like hopping out of the pool and into a comfy, soft, bounteous towel. But big beach towels are hard for little kids to manage, and that bleached, dyed terrycloth can be scratchy and harsh on damp, delicate skin. It's an organic terrycloth hooded towel to the rescue!

How-to: DIY Travel Toothbrush Holder from a Washcloth or Stash Toweling

June 24th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

This travel toothbrush holder isn't the kind of fancy holder with a pocket for your toothpaste and another pocket for your floss. It's not monogrammed, it's not sewn from cute fabric, and it doesn't match anything. What it is, however, is functional and quick to make. It's the kind of travel toothbrush holder that you sew the day before your trip when you need a break from packing, the kind of travel toothbrush holder that you'll actually use because you can just throw it in your bag, the kind of travel toothbrush holder that, if you accidentally forget it in your hotel room, won't break your heart because you'll know you can sew another one in about ten minutes. Here's how to make THAT kind of travel toothbrush holder

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