What’s the deal with Canola Oil? Also known as rapeseed.

I've never heard convincing information supporting the claim that canola oil is a healthy oil.  The same goes for grapeseed oil and safflower oil.  The local organic grocery store uses canola oil in almost all of their prepared foods...they use it like it's going out of style!  I've always felt a little twinge inside when … Continue reading What’s the deal with Canola Oil? Also known as rapeseed.

Deodorant – Recipes & Application

To learn about deodorant myths vs. truth, read this post.  This post focuses on deodorant recipes and the nuance of applying these non-toxic alternatives. P.S. never apply anything to skin that has just been shaved! PREPARATION FOR SUCCESS & EXPERIMENTATION First, a note on diet.  Through my own experimentation, I've found that depending on what … Continue reading Deodorant – Recipes & Application


Moisturizer This recipe makes approx. 1/2 cup, or about a 4 ounce jelly jar's worth. Ingredients 3.5 ounces beef tallow***  (1/2 cup melted) - you can purchase beef tallow at www.fatworks.com -- they also sell their products through Amazon.  If you'd like to make your own tallow, it can certainly be done!  Mommypotamus has a wonderful tutorial on rendering - it can … Continue reading Moisturizer