*natural products i love

So it’s hard to completely go all natural in the 2015. I have found a few products that I love and trust, that make life a little less complicated!

When a news report came out saying the “sparkle” in tooth paste was really plastic, I got rid of my Crest toothpaste! Since then I have been using Tom’s of Maine, toothpaste. I love the way my teeth feel after brushing, almost as good as getting my teeth cleaned by the dentist!

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I also love the Yes To products! I have face wipes, shampoos, cleansers, scrub, shower gel, and chapstick (with SPF). I started with their face wipes, tried the shower gel, and most recently the shampoo and conditioner!

I would love to found a good company that sells natural makeup. So if you have any recommendations, that won’t break the bank, please share!

“YES TO makes you smile (read our packaging!) We want to inspire people to take ordinary life moments and make them extraordinary by doing two things:
a) smiling more (let’s see it!)
b) saying YES at least once a day!”- Mission Statement of Yes To

*being more natural

In the past year and a half I have been working on becoming more interested in living in a more natural life. Obviously it has been a slow change, but it is a change I am working towards! I been in love with using coconut oil as a natural moisturizer and to heal cuts! The coconut oil seems to put a clear cover over cuts, I rarely have to use Bandaids! According to Real Beauty Spot there are many more uses for coconut oil!

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About once a week in the shower I use a homemade epsom salt with coconut oil scrub, to rehydrate my dry skin!

I’ve had had cold sores for as long as I can remember. None of the over-the-counter products were very successful. When I was younger my mom would scoop some of our pool water into a bowl and I would dip my finger (when I was a child I would get a cold sore on my right middle finger) in hoping the chemicals would kill the germs. Of course I take L-Lysine pills on a daily basis, but it’s not strong enough when I have an outbreak. I can’t recall which site, but a year ago I found an article online saying to use honey on cold sores. Everyday Root’s article on 16 Ways to Prevent & Get Rid of Cold Sores suggests using vanilla extract! The alcohol must help kill the germs. So when I feel a cold sore come on I wipe my lips with vanilla extract, let dry, and then put honey on top! I’ve even started caring small honey packets with me on trips!

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I’ve also started sleeping with Lavender to help me fall asleep and have a restful sleep. I tried the real thing, it was too messy. The lavender oil was too strong, even throwing it in the dryer for a few minutes. My sister, Ashley, introduced me to Scentsy Buddies. To save money, I just bought the pouch and put it near my pillow! Ever since then I’ve been sleeping like a baby!

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My mom is a big believer in milk of magnesia in treating blemishes and acne. I haven’t bought a bottle, but I normally use some when I’m at her house! She also likes cracking an egg and pasting it on her face. Egg has a lot of nutrients. My mom is in her 50s, never sees a doctor and she is the healthiest person I know!