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An all-natural, full-body introduction designed especially for men, this organic kit from Oleum Vera allows you to create 8 homemade oils, serums, scrubs and rinses with simple ingredients from the kitchen. We know that organic skin care isn’t just for the girls - it’s for everyone! This no-nonsense, DIY kit embraces that spirit, and includes the purest plant-based oils and essential oils (all organic) and a set of easy recipes to get started. All you need are a selection of natural ingredients - from simple baking soda to organic beer! How does it work? 1.Simply patch test each ingredient in the kit to determine your skin type and sensitivity. 2.Pick a recipe for the organic shaving serum, body scrub, massage oil or hair and scalp serum that you crave the most. 3.Mix together the oils, clays and butters you need with everyday ingredients from your kitchen. 4.Your product is ready. Enjoy! Choose from several organic recipes, including: 1.Fragrant Pre-Shave Oil - To Soften your Face Before Shaving 2.Nourishing Beer and Honey Rinse - To Strengthen your Hair 3.Soothing After Shave Spray - To Tighten the Skin Contents Plant-based oils •Hazelnut Oil* - Moisturizing and balancing, hazelnut oil is known to soften the skin and reduce the signs of aging. Rich in vitamins A and E, it’s also used to strengthen hair strands, which helps them recover from chemical treatments. 2 fl oz (60ml) •Jojoba Oil* - Organic jojoba oil balances oily skin by mimicking the effects of human sebum, halting the skin’s natural oil production while keeping pores clear. It’s also a good source of healing fatty acids as well as Vitamin A and vitamin B complex. 2 fl oz (60ml) •Tamanu Oil* - Loaded with anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antibiotic properties, tamanu oil was made for those with persistent acne. It has been used to treat rheumatism and skin infections for centuries. 1 fl oz (60ml) •Plant-based glycerin** - With the ability to attract and retain moisture, plant-based glycerin is perfect for dry, dehydrated skin. 1 fl oz (60ml)Non-GMO Vitamin E - Antioxidant Vitamin E helps to keep your homemade remedies fresh, and prolongs their shelf life. 0.5 fl oz (15ml) Essential Oils •Lemongrass Essential Oil* - A must-have for organic hair and skin care, lemongrass essential oil helps to slow down oil production and sterilize pores. Its pleasant citrus scent also adds a note of freshness to your daily routine. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Peppermint Essential Oil * - Ward off infections with this refreshing essential oil, perfect for naturally cleansing the face and body. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Cedarwood Essential Oil* - Ease inflamed skin the organic way with cedarwood oil. Leaving your face with a smooth yet firm feeling, this natural, woody-scented oil is perfect when used after your morning shave. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Frankincense Oil* - Bursting with anti-aging properties and a naturally complex earthy scent, this essential oil helps protect, lift and tighten the skin. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) High-quality accessories •Spray bottle •Dropper vial •Funnel •Recipe booklet Organic and responsible ingredients While choosing only the purest ingredients for our kits, we are keenly aware of our impact on the environment. All our plant-based oils are cold-pressed and unrefined - you won’t find any synthetic oils or GMO products here. Besides the fun of making your own cleansing oils and masks, you can also be comforted by the fact that they are also environmentally-friendly, sustainable and responsible. The best part? All packaging is recyclable and the containers are reusable. MMTUM, Inc. Montréal (Quebec) Canada H2G 1Z3 *Certified organic by Ecocert ICO according to NOP Standards *100% of the total ingredients are from organic farming - COSMOS ORGANIC certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to COSMOS standard **98% of the total ingredients are from organic farming
Toners are the ultimate secret weapon in a green cleansing routine, and you can adapt our exclusive beauty recipes for face to create the perfect toner for your skin type, whether it’s nourishing and moisturizing or clarifying and anti-acne. How does it work? 1.Choose from dozens of DIY toner recipes 2.Blend together our organic ingredients and oils with simple items from your kitchen according to the recipe 3.Enjoy your fresh, all-natural body facial toner! Whip up these beauty recipes for face (and dozens more) •Lemon & Cucumber Toner (for normal or combination skin) •Green Tea & Vodka Toner (for oily or acne-prone skin) •Peppermint & Chamomile Skin Freshener (for dry or sensitive skin) •Anti-Aging Hibiscus Toner •Tomato & Lettuce Toner (to reduce blemishes) Every Organic Toner Kit includes: •Organic, Plant-based Glycerin** - With the ability to attract and retain moisture, plant-based glycerin is perfect for soothing dry, dehydrated skin as part of your daily toner. 1 fl oz (60ml) •Non-GMO Vitamin E - Antioxidant Vitamin E helps to keep your homemade remedies fresh the natural way, and prolongs their shelf life. 0.5 fl oz (15ml) •Organic Rose Petals** - The natural oils in rose petals help to moisturize and soothe sensitive skin, leaving the face soft and calm. As well as bringing a sweet aroma to your homemade cosmetics, these petals are also high in Vitamin C. 0.1 oz (3g) •Organic Lavender Buds** - Lavender buds, used alone or with other flower petals, lend a pleasant scent to your organic, homemade creations. 0.1 oz (3g) •Eco-friendly Reusable Glass Spray Bottle Are you ready for an entirely green skin care routine? Try our complete DIY Organic Face Cleansing Kit and the DIY Organic Face Moisturizing Kit for cleansing oils, gentle facial scrubs, moisturizing serums, deep-cleansing masks and even more toners. Organic and responsible ingredients While choosing only the purest ingredients for our kits, we are keenly aware of our impact on the environment. All our plant-based oils are cold-pressed and unrefined - you won’t find any synthetic oils or GMO products here. Besides the fun of making your own cleansing oils and masks, you can also be comforted by the fact that they are also environmentally-friendly, sustainable and responsible. The best part? All packaging is recyclable and the containers are reusable. MMTUM, Inc. Montréal (Quebec) Canada H2G 1Z3 *Certified organic by Ecocert ICO according to NOP Standards *100% of the total ingredients are from organic farming - COSMOS ORGANIC certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to COSMOS standard **98% of the total ingredients are from organic farming
Housing is a fundamental human right. For most of human history, our homes were built by hand from whatever local materials were available. However, since the Industrial Revolution, most housing has become little more than quickly constructed, mass-produced, uniform boxes. At the same time, the invention and standardization of the 30-year mortgage and our ever-increasing reliance on credit has come to mean that most of us never own our homes outright.
Housing Reclaimed is a call to arms for nonconventional home builders. It examines how technological advances, design evolution and resourceful, out-of-the-box thinking about materials and efficiency can help us meet the challenge of building affordable, environmentally friendly, beautiful and unique homes. Focusing on the use of salvaged and reclaimed materials, this inspirational volume is packed with case studies of innovative projects including:
These projects and others like them demonstrate that building one's own home does not have to be an unattainable dream. This beautifully illustrated guide is a must read for anyone interested in creating quality zero- or low-debt housing, reducing landfill waste and creating stronger communities.
About the author
Jessica Kellner is editor-in-chief of Mother Earth Living magazine (www.motherearthliving.com) and a passionate advocate of using architectural salvage to create aesthetically beautiful, low-cost housing.
Recommended Product for Wiser Living: Today, more than ever before, our society is seeking ways to live more conscientiously. To help bring you the very best inspiration and information about greener, more sustainable lifestyles, MOTHER EARTH NEWS is recommending books and products to readers. For more than 40 years, MOTHER EARTH NEWS has been North America's "Original Guide to Living Wisely," creating books and magazines for people with a passion for self-reliance and a desire to live in harmony with nature.
Every man for himself! For too long we have lived in a competitive, consumer-oriented culture, destroying the well-being of people and the planet. We believe that money brings happiness, yet all too often, the opposite is true. The pursuit of wealth at any cost corrupts our values and diminishes our lives. The resulting inequality breaks down social cohesion and generates envy, bitterness and resentment. Greed breeds more greed.
In Living Room Revolution, Cecile Andrews refutes the notion that selfishness is at the root of human nature. Research shows that people - given the right circumstances - can be caring, nurturing and collaborative. Presented with the opportunity, they gravitate toward actions and policies embodying empathy, fairness and trust instead of competition, fear and greed. The regeneration of social ties and the sense of caring and purpose that comes from creating community drive this essential transformation.
At the heart of this movement is the ancient art of conversation. Living Room Revolution provides a practical toolkit of concrete strategies to facilitate personal and social change by bringing people together in community and conversation.
The heart of happiness is joining with others in good talk and laughter. Each person can make a difference, and it can all start in your own living room!
In 2009, tastemaker and best-selling author Lena Corwin turned the top floor of her Brooklyn brownstone into a studio and began hosting classes for local crafters. In Lena Corwin's Made by Hand, she re-creates and builds upon her popular workshop series in order to reach crafters in Brooklyn and beyond. For this "best of" collection, she has chosen expert teachers and her favorite projects: Jenny Gordy introduces us to knitted socks and elegantly sewn tops and dresses; Cal Patch teaches how to make a modern embroidery sampler as well as a braided rag rug; and Corwin herself presents her favorite screen-printing and stamping techniques. In total, there are 26 lessons and projects, all presented with step-by-step photos and illustrations.
Other books tell us how to live the good life … but you might have to win the lottery to do it. Making Home is about improving life with the real people around us and the resources we already have. While encouraging us to be more resilient in the face of hard times, author Sharon Astyk also points out the beauty, grace and elegance that result, because getting the most out of everything we use is a way of transforming our lives into something much more fulfilling.
Written from the perspective of a family who has already made this transition, Making Home shows readers how to turn the challenge of living with less into settling for more: more happiness, more security and more peace of mind. Learn simple but effective strategies to:
We must make fundamental changes to our way of life in the face of ongoing economic crises and energy depletion. Making Home takes the fear out of this prospect, and invites us to embrace a simpler, more abundant reality.
Drawing from the latest medical studies, naturopath Dr. Judith Boice advises women on practical concerns such as bone health, phytoestrogens, diet and exercise, and hormone replacement therapy, and offers stories, interviews, and rituals to nurture women's mental and emotional health.
Home canning is a great, easy way to have year-long access to your own delicious, nutrient-packed produce and preserves. It relies on the simple yet effective technique of storing produce in an airtight, sterile container.
This mason-style jar is a contemporary take on a classic. The design was streamlined for better ergonomics; the look, updated to a more modern style. And when it came to functionality and durability, no compromises were made: This jar is just as sturdy and versatile as the original.
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The MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Healing Herbs, 3rd Edition is filled with more than 131 herbs for growing, cooking and healing. You'll learn 21 recipes for better health, read about in-depth plant profiles, make your own cough drops, find cancer-fighting herbs and more.
After a getaway in gorgeous rural Vermont-its mountains ablaze in autumnal glory, its Main Streets quaint and welcoming-Ellen Stimson and her family make up their minds even before they get back to St. Louis: "We're moving to Vermont!" The reality, they quickly learn, is not quite as glorious, often far too quaint, but, happily, worth all the trouble.
In self-deprecating and hilarious fashion, Mud Season chronicles Stimson's transition from city life to small Vermont farmhouse. When she decides she wants to own and operate the old-fashioned village store in idyllic Dorset, population 2,036, one of the oldest continually operating country stores in the nation, she learns the hard way that "improvements" are not always welcomed warmly by folks who like things just fine the way they've always been.
She dreams of patrons streaming in for fresh-made sandwiches and an old-timey candy counter, but she learns they're boycotting the store. Why? "The bread," they tell her, "you moved the bread from where it used to be." Can the citified newcomer turn the tide of mistrust before she ruins the business altogether?
Follow the author to her wits' end and back, through her full immersion into rural life-swapping high heels for muck boots; raising chickens and sheep; fighting off skunks, foxes and bears; and making a few friends and allies in a tiny town steeped in history, local tradition and that dyed-in-the-wool Vermont "character."
In an era of corporate greed, Bob Moore’s philosophy of putting people before profit is a shining example of what’s right about America. Instead of selling out to numerous bidders who would have made him a very wealthy man, the founder of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods gave the $100 million company to his employees.
Bob Moore’s gift on February 15, 2010 (his 81st birthday) gave hope to an American workforce rocked by a decade of CEOs behaving badly. The national media heralded the announcement as the “feel good story of the recession.” It was an example of a return to ethics in the workplace, but as the legions of fans of Bob’s whole grain natural products would argue, ethics and a sense of corporate responsibility didn’t “return” to Bob’s Red Mill, they never left.
Most 60-year-old men who saw their business destroyed in an arson fire might have quit or faded away into retirement. Not Bob. After his wooden flour mill burned to the ground in 1988, he considered the 17 employees who counted on him for their livelihood, and started over. He rebuilt, and flourished. He grew the company to become the nation’s leading manufacturer of whole grain natural foods.
Bob’s is an amazing story of overcoming challenges and making great comebacks. His wife, Charlee, was the inspiration to feed the family healthy natural foods, but it was a divine appointment with a random library book titled John Goffe’s Mill that began Bob’s love affair with the ancient art of milling, using stone wheels to slowly grind grains into nutritious whole wheat flours, cereals, and mixes. His unconventional thinking and passion for healthy living is an inspirational story for readers of all ages.
Two best-selling books-now in one comprehensive volume! Together, The Art & Craft of Stonescaping and The Art & Craft of Stonework make up the best beginner-friendly guide available for anyone wanting to build stone walls (freestanding, retaining, dry-stacked or mortared), steps, benches, paths, patios and borders