Monica Whaley

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Life-changing Natural Beauty Tips

Posted on September 4, 2012 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (1)

I have tried a few new natural beauty tips recently that I am in LOVE with. I wanted to make sure I shared them with anyone who might be interested.

Tumeric Oil : This stuff is amazing! I had some old scars and new wounds. At night, I used a very thin layer on just the areas needing attention. Within 2 or 3 days, there was a remarkably noticeable decrease in their appearance. I was astounded. I have to warn you that this stuff will stain any fabric yellow (an...

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Catching Up

Posted on April 8, 2011 at 3:12 PM Comments comments (2)

I haven't disappeared; just haven't been disciplined enough to write!


Deodorant update: I've moved from the liquid salt crystal spray for deodorant to the baking soda/cornstarch mix. The liquid just wasn’t enough for me, but I still use it for feet, etc. I did modify the previous powder recipe I’d posted. It called for 1 part baking soda to 6 parts cornstarch, but I had to increase the baking soda. You have to find what’s right for you, but since baking so...

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Homemade Deodorant

Posted on February 16, 2011 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (2)

That’s right, I’m looking into making my own. The Tom’s of Maine gave me a rash, so that’s been dumped. Some sites I’m reading express concern over the ingredient propylene glycol, which that deodorant uses. I already had the sea salt/water spray, so I’m using that with lavender oil as I research. It works really well. ’ve found a few alternatives, so I’ll list the different kinds and a simple recipe with the title being the link to the original...

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Petrol Purge

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (1)

I’ve always known that tree huggers eschewed any petroleum jelly products, but I didn’t know why. Also called petrolatum, this jelly-like substance is used in many lip balms, body oils, etc. It was discovered as a by-product the equipment on America’s first oil rigs. Chemist Robert Chesebrough worked with the waxy film and discovered that once distilled, it had many beneficial properties. According to the Organic Consumers Association, it’s one of the

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No poo update 1

Posted on January 15, 2011 at 8:58 AM Comments comments (1)

I have already noticed that my facial skin isn’t as oily. I have struggled with that forever. Within half an hour of washing my face (with soap or cleanser), I’m already starting to shine. I went 6 hours today before having to blot! I have showered with no soap and felt/smelled just as clean as with, but didn’t have to smother myself in lotion afterward. I will be looking for a “good” soap (something totally natural-may have to make something) for when I have act...

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Teeth, too?

Posted on January 15, 2011 at 8:56 AM Comments comments (2)

I forgot to mention that toothpaste is another thing I’m getting rid of. Did you know that every tube of toothpaste has to include the number to Poison Control? That has never sat well with me. Anyway, in doing my research, I came across this article and decided to try alternative toothpaste, too. Last night was the first night. I used peppermint castille soap. No, it doesn’t taste like soap. In fact, there&...

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Natural Bug Spray

Posted on July 23, 2010 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Since many have asked me about making natural bug spray, I thought I'd find some good information to share. It's SO easy to make and more effective than store-bought. You can adjust it to your needs.


Natural Bug Spray