Are your hands dry and cracked? Do you struggle with itchy rashes? Could your feet use some serious softening? What about your elbows?
This hard lotion is amazing! I’ve been making it for several years now. We use it mostly on our hands and lips, but you can use it anywhere you’ve got skin.
I highly recommend these hard lotion bars for anyone struggling with dry or irritated skin. You can make it yourself or buy it online. Read on for more details…
I have a history of skin issues, including severely dry hands in the winter, acne issues and itchy rashes and hives on various parts of my body. Thankfully, due to the MANY changes we’ve made here at the Yankee Homestead, these conditions have vastly improved.
These are the brands of lotion I used before, thinking they were safe. Because, after all, many were DERMATOLOGIST RECOMMENDED. And if a dermatologist recommends it, it MUST be safe, right? 😉
By now, you’re probably not surprised to learn that we don’t use antibacterial soaps at our Yankee Homestead.
I’d like to
insist suggest that you shouldn’t use them, either. Here’s why:
I recently spent nearly a decade in the Land of Big Hair (aka Texas). Which helps to explain why I’m starting with a list of my favorite hair products. After all, to quote our good friend Mike, you wear your hair every day.
Here they are, my current favorites:Read More
Before I begin sharing all my favorite natural products, I wanted to tell you about this helpful resource…
Have you heard of Skin Deep?
It’s an online cosmetic data base that provides product safety ratings. I’ve found it enormously helpful in my efforts to overhaul my family’s hygiene, beauty and cleaning products.Read More
After cleaning up our diet, my next task was to address the products we use on our bodies and in our home.
I had already made a few changes over the years, but was feeling (ahem) kind of intimidated by such a large scale endeavor! So I determined to research each product, one at a time, in order to find at least one acceptable option for each item we use on a regular basis. It was-and still is-quite a process!
Photo by mommyknows
I am not a huge expert on flouride or dental health, but I do know that sulfates are not healthy. So why would I put them in my mouth? Or even worse, in my children’s mouths?
It’s such a shame that many personal care products contain sulfates, parabens and other nasty ingredients that can contribute to cancer and other health problems. Slowly, but surely, I am learning to use products that are safe for the whole family, as well as for the environment.