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The Crunchy Corner

Grow Your Skin Care

Christine Ross

Grow Your Skin Care

I recently was asked by our local garden club to speak about Natural Skin Care. In preparing for my talk I came upon this great article which I want to share.  This was published by Tanya Anderson @lovelygreens.com So many skin caring plants and flowers can be grown by you in your own garden. Calendula for skin healing, rose petals for sensitive toning, and thyme for treating acne just to name a few. In this post  I introduce some of the plants you can grow for specific skin types and issues.  There are scores of plants you can use to form...

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Kid Approved Covert Cuisine

Christine Ross Covert Cuisine

Kid Approved Covert Cuisine

In this version of The Crunchy Corner, we are going to take a bit of a detour. Usually my articles relate to healthy skin, hair and natures ingredients that help us thrive. Today...I will discuss the monster in the room.. . or.. on the table...Vegetables and how in the world to get my kid to eat them ???? If it tastes good, it must be bad for you.. so the old adage goes. Being a mom, I am always looking for ways to incorporate healthy foods ( grains, vegetables) into my kids diet without it turning into WWIII at the...

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Methyl- Balh Ba Blah Blah... It's IN YOUR SKIN CARE

Christine Ross Skin Care

Methyl- Balh Ba Blah Blah... It's IN YOUR SKIN CARE

Have you ever used a body wash and it caused you to break out? What about a Brand Name lotion? You applied it and suddenly, you had red bumps over the area? I bet your first reaction was to assume you were allergic to the fragrance. While it may be true.. I tend to believe it was something else. METHLISOTHIAZOLINONE and/or METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE Whew.. that was a mouthful. Don't ask me to pronounce them.. I can't. I tried.. didn't work. For this article we will call them MIT and CMIT.. because I am not typing them again. What are MIT and...

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My Newfound Love - Diatomaceous Earth

Christine Ross

My Newfound Love - Diatomaceous Earth

What is Diatomaceous Earth???  You may never have heard of diatomaceous earth before, but chances are you’ve consumed or used plenty of products that contained it. Some common products that contain diatomaceous earth include dusts, powders and pressurized liquids that are used on the outside of buildings, on farms, in gardens, and in human and pet foods.It usually comes in the form of a white powder and is also used in water filtering, food manufacturing, skin products and farming to naturally eliminate free radicals, viruses, insects, parasites and other harmful organisms by binding to them and drying them out. It...

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Hair Treatments You Can Do At Home ( UPDATED)

Christine Ross DIY

Hair Treatments You Can Do At Home  ( UPDATED)

Originally published in April of 2016, I thought it was time to update the DIY Hair Treatments.  Summer can be brutal to the hair.. swimming pools, heat, humidity, beach, sand.. and everything else that comes with Summertime Fun. Included are the original DIYs for combating dull, frizzy hair, but I added a few new ones. Hair masks are the rage.. and with good reason. The same skin loving ingredients that go on your skin are also amazing for your hair.Instead of just the edition of a few essential oils to a shampoo or conditioner. these masks with deeply penetrate the...

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