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I’ve made my fair share of sugar scrubs before. They’re simple and easy to make, but the results are impressive. This recipe kicks it up a notch by making single use sugar scrub cubes that cleanse, exfoliate and soften skin all in one easy step. A Better Way to Use Sugar Scrubs Since these are...

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Soothing DIY Salve for Cracked Heels https://wellnessmama.com/12869/cracked-heels-salve/ https://wellnessmama.com/12869/cracked-heels-salve/#comments Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:45:44 +0000 http://wellnessmama.com/?p=12869

When I married my husband, he had horribly cracked heels. Apparently, he’d had these most of his life, but as we learned more about natural living, I set out to find natural remedies for his cracked heels. In the summertime especially, when our feet are more exposed (hopefully going barefoot or in minimalist shoes), cracked heels...

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86: The Science of the Oral Microbiome and Remineralization with Will of OraWellness https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/orawellness/ https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/orawellness/#comments Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:00:26 +0000 https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=267154

OraWellness has long been one of my favorite companies with a mission I really support. My guest today, Will Revak, started OraWellness along with his wife Susan after they found a way to reverse her gum disease naturally. (Most dentists say this is impossible!) Today, Will and Susan are self-taught experts in holistic oral health...

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5 Minute Turmeric Tea Recipe (Or How to Make Golden Milk) https://wellnessmama.com/223/turmeric-tea-recipe/ https://wellnessmama.com/223/turmeric-tea-recipe/#comments Sun, 25 Jun 2017 07:49:35 +0000 http://wellnessmama.wordpress.com/?p=223

This turmeric tea recipe is a favorite staple in our home. I used to think only chamomile or green tea had health benefits, but this tea with its earthy golden spice is perhaps an even more powerful (and soothing) remedy. In fact, turmeric tea (or “golden milk” as it’s also called) has been revered since...

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Homemade Sauerkraut Recipe (Easy Countertop Method) https://wellnessmama.com/663/sauerkraut-recipe/ https://wellnessmama.com/663/sauerkraut-recipe/#comments Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:05:05 +0000 http://wellnessmama.com/?p=663

Fermenting is an age-old way of preserving foods and increasing their nutritional value. Turning cabbage into sauerkraut is one of the easiest fermented foods to master. Why is this sauerkraut better for you? During fermentation, billions of beneficial bacteria are produced. Because it’s homemade (and not pasteurized like in the store), this bacteria is still present...

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How to Make Recycled Wine Bottle Tiki Torches https://wellnessmama.com/126941/wine-bottle-tiki-torches/ https://wellnessmama.com/126941/wine-bottle-tiki-torches/#comments Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:25:23 +0000 http://wellnessmama.com/?p=126941

In the summer I always keep homemade natural bug spray at hand, but tiki torches are a lovely and practical way to light up the patio while keeping mosquitos at bay. (And where I live, that’s a tough feat!) I avoid plastic as much as possible and we use glass, stainless, or wood in its place,...

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63 Fun Family Summer Activities to Try https://wellnessmama.com/55734/family-summer-activities-checklist/ https://wellnessmama.com/55734/family-summer-activities-checklist/#comments Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:15:15 +0000 http://wellnessmama.com/?p=55734

Ah, summer. Sunny days, grilling out, and fireflies at dusk. So why come up with a list of summer activities? Isn’t activity what we’re trying to take a break from?! The truth is, summer can make us parents a little anxious. Despite the abundance of great weather for being outdoors, the delicious seasonal produce, and...

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How to Find the Best Minimalist Shoes (for Adults and Kids) https://wellnessmama.com/8264/minimalist-shoes/ https://wellnessmama.com/8264/minimalist-shoes/#comments Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:01:48 +0000 http://wellnessmama.com/?p=8264

I’ve been all about the barefoot shoes (or just being barefoot) for years. But there are some times and some places where barefoot shoes just won’t cut it. Thankfully, there are now many wonderful options for minimalist shoes that look like “regular shoes.” These shoes don’t offer quite as much foot freedom as true barefoot...

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85: How to Raise an Entrepreneur: Nurturing Risk Takers, Problem Solvers, & Change Makers https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/raising-an-entrepreneur/ https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/raising-an-entrepreneur/#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:00:45 +0000 https://wellnessmama.com/?post_type=podcast&p=252727

College? 9-5 job? In today’s internet-driven world it’s perhaps more possible than ever to skip these and become an entrepreneur. I interview many of them and as an accidental entrepreneur myself, it’s a topic that’s extremely personal to me. It can’t be denied that the rules for success have changed since our parents’ generation. So...

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All-Natural Homemade Bug Spray Recipes That Work! https://wellnessmama.com/2565/homemade-bug-spray/ https://wellnessmama.com/2565/homemade-bug-spray/#comments Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:10:07 +0000 http://wellnessmama.com/?p=2565

Every year as warmer weather approaches, I make several homemade products for summer including my homemade sunscreen and these homemade bug spray recipes. I don’t use sunscreen often because it limits Vitamin D production and I prefer to eat my sunscreen instead. This homemade bug spray recipe on the other hand, unfortunately gets daily use...

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