DIY: Best Nontoxic Sunscreeen Ever I probably don't need to tell you that regular sunscreen is potentially full of toxins which can do more harm than good. Of course, certain organic brands are exceptions, but when it comes to skin care and beauty products, my motto is: nothing beats DIY! Homemade recipes and vitamin cures are fun to make, often a lot less expensive than store-bought alternatives, and with a little know-how they work incredibly well. This is the sunscreen that's been protecting me and my blond and redheaded toddlers for the last two years: Ingredients 1/4 cup beeswax 1/2 cup coconut oil 2 fluid ounce raspberry seed oil 1 fluid ounce soybean oil 1 fluid ounce wheat germ oil 2 Tbsp. carrot seed oil 2 Tbsp. aloe vera gel 4 vitamin E capsules 15 drops lavender oil (or your favorite essential oil) Instructions Melt the beeswax in an old pot placed into a large pot with boiling water. Pour the beeswax and coconut oil into a food processor (I use one specifically for all my DIY recipes).
Want to Feel Great in the Morning? Start the Day off Right with a Morning Ritual. ~ Nicole Carlin Tired of feeling, well, tired in the morning? Yeah, I was too. It didn’t matter how much sleep I had the night before, I still woke up feeling sluggish, blurry-eyed and plain ol’ tired. Using my knowledge of nutrition, yoga and ancient Ayurvedic health practices, I created a morning ritual for myself that not only helped increase my energy levels, but was so nourishing to my body and soul that I actually wanted to get up in the morning to start my day. I find pleasure in committing to a morning ritual. 1. Nicole Carlin, MA Sexuality, E-RYT is a dynamic, playful and fiercely feminine vinyasa, Yin and fertility yoga teacher and teacher trainer. Assistant Ed: Terri Tremblett About Nicole Harlow Nicole Harlow is an international bestselling author who teaches laser-lucid business, writing + marketing skills through her signature program, Brand Better.
Which Essential Oil Companies Should YOU Buy From? My surprising findings on my quest to find the best - TheHippyHomemaker | TheHippyHomemaker I am most likely going to piss off some people with this post, but the information that I found was too good to keep to myself and keep you guys in the dark. As always, you should do your own research and question everything (even me!!). I ALMOST fell for the ploy. I got really excited, because I felt like I was about to embark on a journey into the world of “top quality essential oils”. I thought that the lines I was being fed about these oils being “Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade” (or “CPTG”), “100% pure therapeutic grade”, and “therapeutic quality” meant that these essential oils HAD TO BE THE BEST. In my ever growing quest to find the healthiest options in my life, I began to wonder what about my essential oils? What is in a smell? You may be asking yourself, “so, which brand would you recommend I buy, Christina?” Lavender is by far my favorite herb and essential oil to play with! Why I will NOT buy my oils from any of the MLM companies… So which essential oils should I buy?
DIY Lavender Tea Tree Surface Cleaner This guest post comes from our contributor FP Naomi. This general-use cleaner is chemical free and a gentle eliminator of harmful bacteria. Why is that important? Believe it or not, our bodies and health depend on a rich environment of microbes. You can easily make your own surface cleaner to avoid chemicals and microbe extermination. You’ll Need (Makes 12 oz 1 Spray Bottle 1 Cup Water ¼ Cup Distilled White Vinegar 10 Drops Tea Tree Oil 10 Drops Lavender Oil Directions: Add water & vinegar to spray bottle. 2. 3. 4. 5. Enjoy a clean, lavender-smelling home! More DIY projects from the BLDG 25 Blog. Check out Naomi’s blog Numie Abbott! Tags: diy projects, diy surface cleaner, homemade surface cleaner
DIY: All-Natural Coconut Deodorant For years, deodorant was something I applied every day without question because that’s what society has told us to do since our underarms started perspiring and giving off odor. Then one day a few years ago I did indeed stop to think about what was in my deodorant, and I freaked out! I saw something that looked like this: Active Ingredient: Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex 15.4% Inactive Ingredients: Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil; Stearyl Alcohol; Cyclomethicone; C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate; PPG-14 Butyl Ether; Hydrogenated Castor Oil; Hydrogenated Soybean Oil; PEG-8 Distearate; Fragrance; Hydrolyzed Corn Starch; Behenyl Alcohol After several years of trying to find a good all-natural deodorant that didn’t make me stink or break out in a rash, I finally decided to make my own. It turned out to be one of the easiest and most beneficial recipes that I’ve ever created. All-Natural Coconut Deodorant Prep Time: 5 minutes Cool Time: 15 minutes Ingredients Directions
Biology For Kids - KidsBiology.com Bones: They’re alive! Without bones, your body would be a slippery bag of organs. But the stiff models of a skeleton that you’ve seen in science class (or as Halloween decorations) tell only half the story. That’s because “the skeleton does more than just hold you up,” explains Laura Tosi Bones are made of living, breathing cells. And they play all sorts of important roles, says Tosi, who directs the Bone Health Program at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Tiny ear bones conduct sounds that help us hear. And that’s just for starters. Cells called osteoblasts (gray blobs forming an oval) create new bone tissue. Robert M. The skeleton crew The framework that gives your body shape is surprisingly busy. The body’s skeleton changes constantly. Cells called osteoclasts break down old bone through a process called resorption. Through childhood and early adulthood, the body makes more new bone than it takes away. Wikimedia Commons To build more bone, cells require certain building blocks.
Blood - we can't live without it! blood; plasma; blood cells; blood types; blood transfusion; platelets; immune system; anaemia; clotting; bleeding; serum; antibodies; A; B; AB; O; antigens; rhesus; rh+; rh-; iron; periods ; Contents Blood is the fluid that keeps our bodies going. It is a transport system that carries oxygen and the essential chemicals to where they are needed in the body. At the same time it picks up the waste that the different parts of the body no longer need and delivers that waste to whichever part of the body is responsible for getting rid of it. It carries heat around our bodies, to keep our fingers warm and stop our brains from overheating.More than half of blood is plasma. Sometimes people need extra blood because they have lost more than the body can make in a short time or they are not making enough red blood cells (this is called anaemia (say an-ee-me-a)). Doctors can give blood from one person to another in what is called a transfusion (say trans-few-shun). Blood is amazing.
Migration of Birds Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center General Considerations While certain flight directions are consistently followed by migratory birds, it is well to remember that the term "migration route" is a generalization, a concept referring to the general movements of a species, rather than an exact course followed by individual birds or a path followed by a species characterized by specific geographic or ecological boundaries. There is also considerable variation in the routes chosen by different species. Flyways and Corridors Through plotting accumulated banding data obtained in the 1930's, investigators became impressed by what appeared to be four broad, relatively exclusive flyway belts in North America. Although Lincoln's analysis was confined to ducks and geese, some thought that it applied to other groups of birds as well. Narrow Routes Some species exhibit extremely narrow routes of travel. The Ipswich race of the Savannah Sparrow likewise has a very restricted migration range. W.W.
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16 Fun Interactive Games About Nature Nature is one of the PBS programs that I have enjoyed for as long as I can remember. Today, I found myself looking at the Nature website again where I discovered 16 games and interactive videos about animals and other features of nature. Through the games and videos students can learn about penguins, sea turtles, and eleven other animals. Through the games students can also learn about glaciers, ocean waves, and forensics. Applications for Education Fortunately, many Nature episodes are now available to view online. Episodes can be found on the Nature website and on PBS Video. Here's Nature's latest online video, An Original DUCKumentary.