Citrus Salt Scrub

Willow and Sage by Stampington By Sarah Hauser You will need: YIELDS 12 oz. 1 cup fine sea salt 1/2 cup grapeseed oil Bowl 15-20 drops citrus essential oils Jar To Make: Mix together the sea salt and the grapeseed oil in a bowl or jar. Add essential oils, and mix well. Transfer to a jar for storing or gifting. […]

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Reusable Dryer Sheets

Willow and Sage by Stampington You will need 2 1/2 cups water 2 1/2 cups white vinegar 3-4 TB. vegetable glycerin Jar with sealed lid: large wide mouth 12 drops orange essential oil 12 drops lemon essential oil 7 drops lavender essential oil 7 drops peppermint essential oil Cotton quilting squares/washcloths To Make Add water, white vinegar and vegetable glycerin […]

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Make Your Own Sea Salt Spray

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com What you’ll need 8-10 ounce Glass Spray Bottle 1 cup of warm water 1-2 tsp. sea salt or Epson salt 1 tbsp. coconut oil, Aragon oil or 1/2 of each less for oily hair 4-5 drops essential oil of your choice: mint, lavender, rosemary or lemon are good options. Directions In a measuring cup, add […]

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What Are Parabens—and Do I Need to Worry About Them?

Real Simple By Eleni N. Gage Updated: October 12, 2017   These preservatives are common, but health concerns have cropped up.  Parabens have been widely used in products to prevent bacteria growth since the 1950s. “About 85 percent of cosmetics have them,” says Arthur Rich, Ph.D., a cosmetic chemist in Chestnut Ridge, New York. “They’re inexpensive and effective.” New York City dermatologist […]

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Almohadillas desmaquillantes caseras

Sauce y sabio por Stampington Necesitará alrededor de 14 almohadillas de algodón2 TB. bruja hazel1 TB. aloe vera gel1 TSP. aceite de almendras dulces 1/4 TSP. Jabón de castilla Jarra de 4 oz con almohadillas faciales de algodón con tapa 14 Para hacer Agregue los ingredientes a una jarra de 4 onzas. Agitar suavemente el frasco para combinar los ingredientes. Agregue las almohadillas faciales de algodón al frasco, presionando las almohadillas hacia abajo en la liguid. Las almohadillas absorberán la mayor parte (o todo) del líquido. Asegure la tapa del frasco y guárdela en la teperuture de la habitación. Para usar Quite la almohadilla facial humedecida de la jarra y limpie su cara con ambos lados de la almohadilla para quitar el maquillaje. Lávese la cara con un limpiador facial después de usar las toallitas. Dado que la solución solo contiene 14 almohadillas faciales, necesitará hacer una nueva solución cada dos semanas.

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Frizzy Hair Remedies

    Willow & Sage by Stampington At Home Remedies While regular conditioning is helpful to tame frizzy hair, there are more remedies that smooth the outer layer of hair while reparing it for healthy growing. Applying any of the following treatments can improve shine and make hair more managable. Honey Coconut Hot Oil Treatment You will need 1 TB. […]

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What You’re Missing If You Think Self-Care Is Just Candles And Bubble Baths

Womens Health By Marissa GainsburgApr 2, 2019 Pampering yourself is great, but challenging yourself? Way better.  I can’t believe I did that. The words flashed through my head over and over like a GIF as I walked alongside thousands of exhausted runners to exit Central Park. I’d just crossed the finish line of the TCS New York City Marathon—my first 26.2—and my cheeks, wrinkled up to my eyes, ached almost as much as my legs. When a photographer snapped a picture, I broke out in happy tears until a weird but powerful calm came over me. I can’t. Believe. I did that. It’s a sentiment I’d chased several times over the past year, the first on a rock-climbing trip in Joshua Tree National Park, then during an intensive hike up two “14ers” (mountain slang for Colorado’s multiple peaks exceeding 14,000 feet). I’d spent months training for each of the three events, dedicating weekdays and Saturdays to workouts and Sundays to recovery—or self-care, as we call it: I foam-rolled, pretzeled my limbs in candlelit yoga, read novels in bed, splurged on $11 smoothies, slathered my skin and hair in masks…you know, the works. Yet even on my most Zen days, nothing came close to the perfect peace I felt after pushing my body to a point it had never been. At first, the fitness editor in me chalked up the bliss to endorphins. But as I melted into the massage table at Connecticut’s serene Mayflower […]

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If you’re unhappy with your body, just repeat after us: You are the new hotness

IDEAS.TED.COM Mar 28, 2019 / Emily Nagoski + Amelia Nagoski Ashley Lukashevsky Too many of us struggle to achieve a body ideal that’s just not obtainable by humans. It’s time to redefine what’s good, healthy and attractive on our own terms, say writers (and sisters) Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski. The Bikini Industrial Complex. That’s our name for the $100 billion cluster of businesses that profit by setting an unachievable “aspirational ideal,” convincing us that we can and should — indeed we must — conform with the ideal, and then selling us ineffective but plausible strategies for achieving that ideal. It’s like old cat pee in the carpet, powerful and pervasive and it makes you uncomfortable every day but it’s invisible and no one can remember a time when it didn’t smell. Let’s shine a black light on it, so you can know where the smell is coming from. You already know that basically everything in the media is there to sell you thinness — the shellacked abs in ads for exercise equipment, the “one weird trick to lose belly fat” clickbait when all you wanted was a weather forecast, and the “flawless” thin women who fill most TV shows. The Bikini Industrial Complex, or BIC, has successfully created a culture of immense pressure to conform to an ideal that is literally unobtainable by almost everyone and yet is framed not just as the most beautiful, but the healthiest and […]

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Therapeutic Lavender Oat Scrub

Willow and Sage by Stampington   This itch-relief scrub is therapeutic on so many levels. It contains sugar to help exfoliate, oils to help hydrate, and oatmeal to help alleviate any irritation. The ground lavender buds are optional but they do add some spa-like qualities-yes, please. You Will Need 1 cup steel-cut oats Blender/Food Processor 1 TB. dried lavender buds Mortar & pestle […]

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Learning about the Endocannabinoid System — My Wellness Journey

A great reblog by My Wellness Journey. Please check out her site where you will find other fascinating posts. One of the most interesting things I have learned about in the past few months is that all humans (and living creatures) have an Endocannabinoid system which is naturally present inside of our bodies. Apparently this system was discovered in the 1980’s. The science behind this fascinates me. All throughout our body systems we have […] via Learning about the Endocannabinoid System — My Wellness Journey

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Beauty Tools 101: Clean or Toss

Willow and Sage by Stampington If you’ve ever noticed your skin or scalp acting out, it might be due to lack of clean beauty tools. Properly cleaning your everyday tools not only removes leftover makeup, oil, and dirt and keeps the tools usable longer, but also reduces the chance of bacteria causing breakouts, rashes, and infections. Follow this cheat sheet […]

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Eight Benefits to Tamanu Oil

Feb./March/April Edition Willow and Sage by Stampington Tamanu oil is derived from the Tamanu tree, which originates in the Polynesian islands, tropical Southeast Asia, south India, and the tropical African Coast. With antioxidants, antibacterial, anti-inch, and healing properties, it has been used for skin care as well as hair care. The smell is slightly sweet and someone nutty, the color […]

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Sheet Mask Basics

From Willow and Sage from Stampington Sheet Mask Basics Here we help narrow down your options and break down the basics.   Microfiber Sheets Microfiber sheets masks are the most common type on the market. Typically the cheapest option, they are made from non-woven, cotton-like fabric that is drenched in various ingredients to replenish the skin; however the microfiber causes the moister to evaporate quickly. These are not always one size fits all. Hydrogel Hydrogel mask are made from cosmetic serums and gelatin to produce a thin-film layer that locks in moisture and sticks to your face better than microfiber mask. These options are often sold as a system with two halves applied separately. Bio-cellulose Bio-cellulose mask consist of all natural fiber that experts consider the highest standard for hydrating skin and replenishing skin. They perform better mainly due to the snug adhesion the fiber allows to the face, maintaining the moist and nutrients through the entire application. Clay and Charcoal Clay and charcoal mask sheet masks, saturated with clay or charcoal and black in color, work to detoxify the skin from unwanted impurities. They often soothe the skin. Bubbling Sheet Mask Bubbling sheet masks work in a similar fashion bubbling mask. Made of charcoal, detoxifying nutrients, and sparkling water, foam is formed on top of the sheet mask, which is then to be massaged into skin after application. This helps to keep moisture locked into your skin afterward.

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Make Your Own Essential Oils

Recipe from Willow and Sage by Stampington Making your own essential oil is easier than you think. Gather dried herbs and oil of choice. Dried herbs are better than fresh to prevent mold.  Here are some single oils you can infuse along with their healing benefits.  Calendula Oil–Use for any skin remedies, like in lotion or facial oil. Peppermint Oil–Wonderful for […]

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Powering Down at Nighttime

Great suggestions is from Willow and Sage by Stamptington Simple Sleep Remedies Set a consistent sleeping schedule. Going to sleep and waking up at the same time each day helps regulate your internal clock, making it easier to fall asleep and get up in the morning refreshed. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, but stop at least two hours […]

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Go To Honey Facial Massage

Honey Facial Massage The recipe is provided by Willow and Sage by Stampington by Kari Peters.  Honey is an humectant, with means that it draws water to itself, helping to helping to keep your skin moisturized. It’s antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral, making it the perfect spot treatment as well as mask. Honey is suitable for all skin types.  You will […]

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Home Spa Budget Friendly Exfoliator

This great idea comes from the Aug/Sept 2018 issue of Willow and Sage By  Stampington. It’s budget friendly and eco-friendly. Chances are you have ingredient in kitchen. Baking Soda removes dead skin and milk adds a nice gentle companion. You’ll need: Baking Soda & Milk ( or liquid of your choice) Small Bowl 1 TB. Baking Soda 1 TSP. Milk or water In a small bowl, stir together the baking soda To use, wet your hands and gently massage the exfoliator on you face in circular motion for about thirty seconds. Rinse face with cold water and follow with a moisturizer. Keep your eyes open for more great home-made beauty ideas. M  

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