All posts tagged personal care

Monday Health & Wellness: The Importance of Slowing Down

By | July 8, 2013

I’m writing this post not only for all of you, but also for me.  So I hope I’m listening. Sometimes, we move too fast.  We do too much.  We try to cram just a little bit more into an already packed day.  We stress ourselves out trying do, be, and have everything. For what?  We Read More

Simply Divine Cocoa Body Butter {Guest Post}

By | April 27, 2013

This is a guest post by Amanda of Natural Living Mamma.  In the months of March and April, we are hosting several guest posts so that MAM can enjoy her new baby. We all want smooth supple skin without the chemical junk you find in stores, but those natural body butters at the farmers market Read More

Super Simple DIY Face & Body Lotion (only 2 ingredients!)

By | April 24, 2013

By Joanna Rodriguez, Contributing Writer This is one of those things that is so simple I almost feel silly sharing it with you. But it’s also too good to keep to myself. Has this never-ending winter left your skin dry and itchy? Have you been reaching for your body and face lotions constantly, hoping to Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Skin-Soothing Post-Sun Lotion

By | April 22, 2013

It is always my goal to try to improve our bodies’ ability to do what they already do — or should do.  I like to support natural functions much more than I like to interfere with them, even using natural medicines. Now that spring is here and we’re having more sunny days, getting vitamin D Read More

Whipped Lavender Orange Aftershave Balm

By | April 19, 2013

By Nina, Contributing Writer I remember begging my mom to let me shave my legs. I was in the 6th grade and felt embarrassed whenever I wore shorts around my friends. They always had silky-smooth legs, a stark contrast to my hairy ones, which were ever-so-noticable thanks to the dark hair caused by my Latina genes. Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Nourishing Baby Lotion

By | March 11, 2013

Sometimes, newborn babies can have dry skin. It helps if they don’t wipe all the vernix off (rub it into their skin!) and don’t get a bath right away.  That vernix is also anti-microbial and has immune system benefits!  (It’s also swallowed as part of the amniotic fluid during pregnancy, and it helps to colonize Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Magnesium Lotion

By | December 17, 2012

I’ve been talking about magnesium for awhile now, and how necessary I think it is for many people.  (Check out my magnesium lotion, above — which I’m going to teach you to make!) But I discovered something unfortunate: the magnesium “oil” spray (which is really a salt solution, not an oil) dried my skin out Read More

Reduce the Disposables In Your Home

By | September 7, 2012

Image by noego This month we’re going to be talking a bit about organizing your home! Now, this is not my strongest area.  If you could see how I keep my clothes, you would understand….  But in some areas I think I’m doing a decent job, so I’ll be sharing about those (and some of my Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Clay Facial Mask

By | April 30, 2012

Today is the last day in April and the last day of our DIY month.  Have you enjoyed all our DIY projects?  I hope they have been inspiring to you!  I have certainly enjoyed making and writing about many of these things. Just to quickly recap, this month we talked about: DIY Insect Repellant (Cassie) Whipped Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Whipped Spring Lotion

By | April 23, 2012

Last week, there was one gorgeous day, high of 78, where we spent some time outside.  In fact, I took the kids to a local park to wade in the creek, something I’d been intending to do for almost two years!  Even though the water was cold, they loved it.  And they got lots of Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Pineapple-Infused Face Lotion

By | April 9, 2012

I’ve always made “creams” before, because they are easy.  Melt oils together, pour into jar, done.  A lotion‘s a bit of a different creature — it’s an emulsion of water and oils.  I wanted a lotion for my face, though, because I wanted something that was a little bit thinner and smoother.  This lotion goes Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Oil Cleansing Blend

By | April 2, 2012

Welcome to April, which is DIY month here at Modern Alternative Mama!  Over the next few weeks, you’ll see lots of DIY projects in many areas — recipes, personal care products, sewing projects and more!  We have lots of exciting things for you, from me and the contributing writers. Today’s project is an oil cleansing Read More


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