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There is a lot of confusion surrounding skin care products, especially when it comes to facial cleansers, creams and moisturizers. Which should you use?  How often?  What do they really do? The answers can vary a bit depending on your skin type, but here is our simple guide to get you started: 1. Cleanse, gently A lot of people are unsure of how often to wash their face. We recommend washing a maximum of two times per day. Minimize soaps and harsh chemicals as much as possible. If you wear makeup, use a gentle makeup remover at the end of...

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    Eucalyptus oil has been prized for centuries as a “miracle oil” – but what is it that really makes Eucalyptus so sought after? While I don’t exactly believe in “miracles”, I do know that eucalyptus has some serious healing properties and I would like to share with you some evidence based benefits of this wonderful, medicinal plant. Eucalyptus tree; By Alexander110 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons First off, a couple of fun facts: Did you know that there are actually over 700 species of Eucalyptus, most of which are found in Australia?   These different species...

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Shea Butter is a wonderful, natural substance that is not only great for your skin, but also has many additional health benefits and healing properties. Shea butter is completely edible and commonly used as a cooking oil in some countries. It has been harvested for centuries in Africa, for a wide range of uses from cooking, to medicinal applications. It was especially known for it's gentle properties as a skin treatment for infants. Here are just some of the many known benefits of Shea butter: Penny Lane Organics Shea Butter - 100% Pure, natural, raw, traditional & hand-made!   1....

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This is a very simple "bisque" style soup, that ALWAYS goes over well at dinner parties. I've had multiple friends who "hate squash" devour this soup while in complete shock that their taste buds agree with *gasp* SQUASH! ... This recipe is truly one that will have the naysayers re-considering their feelings for squash. You can use just about any variety of squash, as well as pumpkin for this recipe, but I find that butternut is the best squash to start with. It's easy to love it's naturally sweet flesh, and requires minimal seasoning, but can be fancied up as...

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Pumpkin is likely THE MOST popular fruit this time of year. I'm not talking about "pumpkin spice" either, because as I'm sure you already know, "pumpkin spice flavored everything" usually doesn't contain any actual pumpkin. That Grande Pumpkin Spice latte everyone is raving about, has FIFTY grams of sugar and over 300 calories.... and while that pumpkin spice beer I drank last week was quite tasty, it probably wasn't very good for me either! So indeed, I am talking about actual, real pumpkins, sans the spice hype. I see them popping up on many doorsteps around the neighborhood, and while...

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