Beer soap is an advanced type of soap making, but here are a few tips to help make this ingredient easier to work with.
If you are a soap maker, consider attending one of the many soap making conferences and events that take place across the country.
I wanted to see if I could recreate some solid sugar soap bars I found online. Read on to find out how my homemade soap bars held up.
Salt bar soap is a different kind of cold process soap recipe, where a large amount of sea salt is mixed into the batter. This creates a spa-like bar. The recipe assumes a basic knowledge of the soap making process.
This exfoliating bar is an easy melt-and-pour soap recipe that anyone can make.
I realize this is a controversial topic, because essential oils are all the rage - but before going straight for an essential oil, ask yourself what benefits you are looking for. They are incredibly potent and come with risks.
Soleseife is a type of German handmade soap made with brine water. This recipe assumes a working knowledge of soap making.
Facial cleansing grains are a fun DIY skincare project that requires only a few ingredients. These are great for gift-giving or for using yourself as an alternative face wash.
Herbs can do amazing things, despite being called "weeds" by many. Nettle, for example, has an incredible nutritional profile, and has numerous topical applications.
How to increase your iron intake to avoid symptoms of iron deficiency.
HPV (the human papilloma virus), is the leading cause of cervical cancer. What does having HPV means for your long-term health? This is my experience with the condition.
Sometimes exercising at home is a better option than joining a gym or a group class. And with yoga, it doesn't cost much to get started.
Purslane is a superfood that just happens to also be a weed. Think twice before treating your lawn next year - you could be killing a nutritional marvel.
Making tea doesn't require boiling water. You can cold brew teas right inside your dark refrigerator. Here's how.
Relationship pitfalls to avoid for lasting happiness.
By taking these few measures to boost your immune system, you can better your odds at avoiding the flu altogether this cold and flu season.
A smoky spice rub recipe for pork - friendly for people with fructose malabsorption; plus a how-to on making foil potatoes to go with.
How to remove coffee and tea stains from the inside of your white coffee cups.
As a cold process soap maker, trying out glycerin (melt and pour) soaps was a foreign concept to me. It's a completely different process and the soap behaves in a much different way.
Fragrance oils and essential oils make soaps smell fantastic, but undiluted, these fragrances can be harmful to health. Take precautions to limit your exposure.
Test out seasonal tinctures, salves, teas and other herbal products at a reduced rate in very much the same way your veggie CSA works.
Mineral clays are a valuable skincare ingredient due to their oil and dirt absorbing abilities and toxin eliminating properties. They also deliver important minerals into the skin.
If you like hot rods, are into rockabilly music, or just like sporting your handlebar mustache and tattoos in a public place where you won't stand out; Symco Shakedown is the event for you!
It's so easy to make your own skincare and haircare products and these recipes have been shared over and over again by natural health bloggers.
Anti-anxiety medications come with a lot of unwanted side effects. Why subject yourself to that when natural remedies can work just as well?
Do you struggle with irritable bowel syndrome? You could ease your problems with some simple probiotics. Not all probiotics are beneficial for irritable bowel syndrome patients. Find out which strains are most likely to reduce symptoms of IBS.
Whether you are on a budget or just have a voracious appetite for reading, see how you can add more books to your shelf - inexpensively or even free.
Did you know that milk of magnesia has other uses beyond a stomach soother and mild laxative? Here are six uses that can be applied to the skin.
Nutrient deficiencies occur when foods move through the digestive tract too quickly. Here are some tips for getting enough nutrients with fructose malabsorption.
When first diagnosed with fructose malabsorption, the lack of knowledge about the disorder can be overwhelming; but there is a lot of information online if you know where to find it.
A doctor will often order a HIDA scan if gallbladder problems are suspected but an ultrasound shows no stones.
What to expect after having your gallbladder surgically removed.
Most people know Dan Auerbach as the vocals and guitarist for the Black Keys. However, his solo work, and the many artists he has helped produce, are well worth a listen.
Do you struggle with gallbladder disease? Gallbladder disease can mimic other conditions such as IBS and food intolerances, making it difficult to pinpoint the exact problem.
The stomach flu is no picnic. Here are some tips to ease the symptoms of gastroenteritis and feel better fast.
An elimination diet is the first step in coping with the food intolerance known as fructose malabsorption.
If you've been recently diagnosed with fructose malabsorption, you may be wondering if you can still drink beer. Use this guide to find out.
If you have been diagnosed with fructose malabsorption (or intolerance), a change in diet is necessary to reduce your fructose intake.
Take a moment to make sure the foods you share with your dog can't harm him.
How to take care of a tattoo for best healing results.
Fructose malabsorption, or fructose intolerance, may be causing the mysterious intestinal symptoms associated with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).