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It's Getting 'Hot In Herre': Time To Switch To Body Oil

Photo credit: Jacqueline Williams Hey Everybody!Just a friendly reminder that our body butters are a HEAT-SENSITIVE ITEM. They do not contain waxes, stabilizers or artificial ingredients to help maintain their whipped consistency. Therefore, between May 1, 2019 and October 1, 2019, when the temperature rises above 75 degrees Fahrenheit, the body butters will take a sabbatical.If you can't live without your body butter, like my two guys, make sure you place your order before the end of April. If you already have your stash set for the summer, make sure to keep it in the refrigerator to help maintain its whipped consistency.Another option, which is my favorite, is to use body oil during the summer. Our 100% pure, wild-harvested Marula...

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4 Ingredients To Get Glowed Up For The Summer

Photo credit: Nicole Berro  Are you ready to get your summer glow on naturally? I'm going to teach you the traditional Somali huruud (turmeric) way. I've been using this for a while. Trust me, it's not complicated and you'll love the results. It's as simple as four ingredients you probably have in your kitchen. Start by mixing 1 tsp turmeric (antioxidant, good for acne), 1 tsp gram flour or finely ground oats (exfoliating), 2 tsp yogurt (anti-aging, need I say more?), and 1 tsp olive oil (restores smoothness, protects from UV rays).Apply all over your face, avoiding your eyes. Here's a tip: I apply it with the silicone spatula I use for mixing to prevent staining my fingers. Don't worry,...

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Happy Cosmetics Cleanout Day!

Photo credit: Jazmin Quaynor Today's the first day of Spring. Now's a good time to clean out your cosmetics. Toss old, out-dated cosmetics and refresh your supply. To help reduce your risk of getting infections from bacteria-laden makeup, here's a general guideline for the lifespan of your cosmetics. A good way to remember to refresh your cosmetics is to time it with the change of the seasons.

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Are You Sabotaging Your Self-Care? Here's My Cautionary Tale

  Photo credit: Jakob Owens   This may sound like an asinine question and completely counterintuitive to the practice of self-care, but it’s a real truth that’s pervasive with today’s self-care practices. As you know from my posts, I’m very active. I enjoy weightlifting and as of last year, I began running. Those are my self-care activities. I realized firsthand that my self-care outlook had gone amiss. When I was really busy with work, other responsibilities and didn’t have time for working out, I became agitated with myself. I was annoyed by not accomplishing my self-care goals for that day. The less time I had to dedicate to self-care, the more my agitation grew. I felt stressed, anxious, and guilty....

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