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How to Drink a Watermelon (and Why You Should)

  Summer is almost over, and I might be panicking just a tiny bit about that. To keep summer going strong, I’ve latched on to that summertime classic—watermelon. Here’s the thing about watermelon, though—I’m the only person who eats it at home, so I’m normally only half way through a melon before it starts to go all mushy and sour. A few weeks ago I decided if I can’t eat, I can drink it, and my new juice obsession was born. Now I’m buying watermelon expressly for the juice, and I’m sharing it with anyone who will have a glass. […]

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DIY Herbal Breath Spray

Fresh breath is addictive, especially when the path there involves the taste of real mint. I grew up watching these gum commercials that would try to make you imagine the cool sensation of their minty gum through the television. I chewed those gums on the regular. Now I believe—much like I do with fragrance—that authentic natural flavor is better in quality and experience. Once I began using breath spray made with real peppermint oil and little else, it became hard to consider old school gum very effective anymore. An herbal breath spray made with real distilled mint is such an intense mouth […]

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Immune Boosting Lemon, Cayenne and Ginger Concentrate

Immune boosting botanicals are something I try to incorporate into my daily routine, and on the rare occasion that I get sick, I double down on the healing and inflammation-busting ingredients in my pantry. Earlier in the fall, I was surrounded by people with really bad colds—the kind that just shut your body down. My husband got it, and I watched him suffer through it for about a week until I began to feel the symptoms coming on myself. I panicked a little, because who has time to be sick? Then I went straight to the kitchen and whipped up […]

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DIY Beauty: Claire’s Rose-Aloe Lifesaving Mist (for Hair and Everywhere!)

We think Claire might be a genius. Aloe, rosewater and argan oil? Yes please. Between the calming effects of rose and the hydrating power of aloe and argan, I’m feeling sold on this recipe. Have any of you made a DIY mist before? Who’s gonna now? Name: Claire Current hometown: Cambridge, MA Product name that I made up: Rose-Aloe Lifesaving Mist Ingredients list: Pure Aloe Vera, Rosewater (& Glycerin –this time), Argan Oil, Rosewater concentrate How I made It: about 2/3 aloe, 1/3 rosewater; a couple drops of rosewater concentrate and several of argan oil — in a 2 oz […]

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DIY Beauty: Lindsay’s Remineralizing Tooth Powder

*This post is from our archives, but don’t let that stop you from trying this tried and true recipe! Last week I fretted over all the terrible, toxic things in my toothpaste. Lo and behold, Lindsay has sent us a wonderful—and beautifully photographed, I might add—recipe to make our own clean toothpaste at home. I’ve gone in and out of using baking soda on my teeth, and really enjoy it (and notice a difference in my teeth) when I do. Is this something you’ve given a whirl? —Name: Lindsay —Current hometown: Seattle, WA —Product name that I made up: Remineralizing […]

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