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Homemade Toothpaste: the best recipe ever!

If you have decided to dive into the homemade or reduced-waste lifestyle, chances are you've given DIY toothpaste a try. You may have also noticed that there is a lot of compromise involved with most of these: the ones that are coconut oil based can be messy, have a...

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DIY Peppermint Mouthwash

Brushing your teeth after every meal is ideal, but sometimes that just isn't an option. The next best thing is to reach for a handy mouthwash that not only cleans, but also gives you that invigoratingly fresh feeling, even after feasting on your favorite...

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DIY Hand Sanitizer

Making sure your hands stay clean, and free of illness-causing bacteria or viruses, is one of the best things you can do to keep yourself healthy. The most effective way of achieving this goal, according to the CDC and other medical authorities, is to simply wash your...

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Why we don’t use commercial disinfectants in our home

I'll admit, seeing commercials for disinfectants that kill 99.9% of germs and other gross things does make me want to go on a disinfecting binge to protect myself, my home, and my loved ones... I mean, who doesn't want to be clean and free of harmful, invisible...

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Magnesium oil: support your health naturally

Ever wonder why you feel so great after swimming in the ocean or taking a nice long bath with Epsom salts?  Well, a lot of it actually has to do with the magnesium your skin absorbed during these activities. So before I share the simple recipe for making this 'oil,'...

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The Best DIY Soap-free Dish Soap

The other day I walked into the kitchen to find my dishwasher spewing out big, frothy suds all over the floor. Turns out, Max accidentally used regular dish soap in the dishwasher, which may or may not be because I mislabeled the container...  Sure, the idea of having...

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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