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Natural Bentonite Clay – The Hair Mask

Natural Bentonite Clay – The Hair Mask

In a previous post entitled Discovering Natural Bentonite Clay, I shared insights into the amazing cleansing abilities of bentonite clay. I also demonstrated how to mix the dry clay with apple cider vinegar to produce a soothing and relaxing facial mask. Check out the post for more information. After experimenting with the…

4 Nutritious Ways to Go Red for Women

4 Nutritious Ways to Go Red for Women

The American Heart Association’s (AHA) annual Go Red for Women Campaign is underway. On the first Friday of February, women (and men) from around the country display their support by wearing something red to promote heart disease awareness.

Discovering Natural Bentonite Clay

Discovering Natural Bentonite Clay

  What is Bentonite Clay? The term Bentonite was first used for a clay found in the 1880s.  Also known as Montmorillonite (mont·mo·ril·lon·ite), Bentonite clay is one of the most effective and powerful healing clays. This unique clay has been around for centuries and used for its ability to absorb and naturally…

How To Build Wealth: 8 Qualities Of A Wealthy Woman

How To Build Wealth: 8 Qualities Of A Wealthy Woman

One of my favorite financial experts is Suze Orman, also known as the “Money Lady”. You all know her well. According to her website, she’s been called “a force in the world of personal finance.” In addition to a television host and motivational speaker, she’s also a New York Times best-selling…

Is Hollywood Really Ready for Natural Hair?

Is Hollywood Really Ready for Natural Hair?

It’s Oscar time again and Hollywood is rolling out the red carpet to welcome the top beauties and beaus of television and film. Are you anticipating any eye-catching fashions this year? What about the African-American actresses who plan to showcase their natural hairstyles? Remember how the beautiful Ms. Viola Davis walked the…

December’s Featured Recipe: Cranberry, Crab Meat and Cream Cheese Appetizers

December’s Featured Recipe: Cranberry, Crab Meat and Cream Cheese Appetizers

Welcome your early arriving guests with this quick holiday appetizer made with one of my favorite treats  – cranberries! Recipe Courtesy of Ocean Spray Cranberry, Crab Meat and Cream Cheese Appetizers  Ingredients 1/2 cup Ocean Spray® Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce 1/3 cup cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup minced crab meat 2…

Is Your Hairstyle Causing Hair Loss?

Is Your Hairstyle Causing Hair Loss?

  We have numerous options when it comes to styles –  straight, curly, kinky, short, long, braided, loc’d, relaxed, natural, or even shaved. Whatever method you choose, please be mindful that our hair is not only versatile, it’s also very delicate and must be handled with care. Some common styling…

My Favorite Natural Oils For Hair and Body

My Favorite Natural Oils For Hair and Body

I started incorporating natural oils into my hair and skin care routine several years ago. I use natural, unrefined, cold-pressed oils. This ensures all the nutrients and benefits are not removed with excessive processing or chemical treatments. I typically purchase mine from online vendors; however, local health food stores also have a…

October’s Featured Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup

October’s Featured Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash is known in Australia and New Zealand as butternut pumpkin – a type of winter squash. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It has yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp. When ripe, it turns increasingly deep orange and becomes sweeter and richer.…

Get the Girls Checked! It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2014

Get the Girls Checked! It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2014

It’s that time of year again – Breast Cancer Awareness Month – an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Although we all know about breast cancer and the affects it has on women of all ages, sometimes we forget to take the necessary steps to help us detect…

7 Ways To Control The High Cost of Going Natural

7 Ways To Control The High Cost of Going Natural

Although going natural means no more weekly visits to the traditional hair salon for touch-ups, trims, rinses or highlights – there’s still some costs associated with maintaining our hair at home. We have cleansers, conditioners, moisturizers, stylers, gels, accessories and tools.

Dealing With The Emotional Factors of “Going Natural” Pt. 2

Dealing With The Emotional Factors of “Going Natural” Pt. 2

As we discussed in part 1 of this topic, there’s an emotional factor associated with letting go of what we’ve been accustomed to most of our lives – straight, relaxed hair. When we decide to return to our naturally textured hair, there’s a lot to consider – lifestyle, schedule, maintenance,…