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Bug Repellent that really works!

My husband has this terrible habit of instinctively smacking himself on the head in the middle of the night when he hears a mosquito nearing his face. Now, I must admit that seeing this has made me giggle more than it probably should, but I have finally...

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3 Homemade and Stylish Air Fresheners

Fragrances play a major role in our daily lives by adding richness to the things we see, bringing back childhood memories, and creating a general sense of wellbeing. Just taking a look at all the scented candles and home deodorizers sold in stores is a big indicator...

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Homemade Dry Shampoo

When I was a sleep-deprived nurse in NYC, going to the grocery store wearing pajamas and sporting greasy hair was completely socially acceptable. In Milan, I quickly learned that this is not ok.  If I don’t want to get disapproving glares from fellow shoppers, I need...

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7 Benefits of Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar & Simple Recipe

Fun fact: the word vinegar originates from the French term “vin aigre”, which translates to “sour wine,” most likely because a long time ago someone in France got really disappointed one day when they discovered that their supply of wine had gone bad. These days,...

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All Natural Minty Mojito Scrub

With Summer fast approaching, we begin to dream of tropical vacations, refreshing cocktails, and letting our skin finally soak up some sunshine.  So what better way to say goodbye to the dull Winter than to scrub it’s memory away with an invigorating and minty fresh...

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The Amazing Egg Yolk Shampoo

I must have rewritten the intro to this post a hundred times in the hopes of not scaring you right off the bat with my peculiar hair washing routine, but what the heck, I’m just going to dive in: I wash my hair with eggs. There. I said it and I love it. But before you...

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Hi, I’m Cristiana, family nurse practitioner and natural lifestyle embracer. This is where I’ll be sharing tips and ideas for living a healthier, more natural, and environmentally conscious life…all while adapting to, and embracing the adventures of living in beautiful Milan