Category: Body

  • Vitamin C Spray for Sun Protection

    Vitamin C Spray for Sun Protection

    Even before the CDC released results of a study linking sunscreen ingredients to hormone disruption and cell damage, Hulda Clark tested and found sunscreen and many other commercial body products to be polluted with toxic chemicals. Not only is sunscreen bad for people, it is also bad for marine life, creating sex change in fish. […]

  • Coconut Oil Toothpaste

    Coconut Oil Toothpaste

    Hulda Clark tested commercially available brands of toothpaste and found every single one of them tainted with toxic chemicals. For instance, Colgate’s list of ingredients begins with fluoride, a much-debated chemical added to most water systems in the United States. What’s crazy about this debate is that it’s really like comparing apples to oranges. Let […]

  • Zinc Oxide for Insect Bites and Skin Blemishes

    Zinc Oxide for Insect Bites and Skin Blemishes

    Zinc Oxide is derived from the rare mineral zincite. It was mentioned as a skin treatment as far back as 500 BC in Ayurvedic texts, and in ancient Greek medical texts in the first century. It can be found as the active ingredient in skin products such as calamine lotion, diaper rash cream, anti-dandruff shampoos […]

  • Kick the Tick

    Kick the Tick

    Just in time for summer, I found a recipe for repelling ticks and fleas for pets and people. Here in Maine, ticks are a big deal. Every year people get lyme disease from catching ticks while spending time in the great outdoors. Thanks to my friend, Darcy, for putting a spray bottle of this recipe […]

  • My Daughter’s Homemade Lipbalm

    My Daughter’s Homemade Lipbalm

    I tend to skip the lipbalm. Instead of putting on lipbalm when my lips are dry I just drink more water and eat more hydrating fruits. Most lipbalm is made of petroleum, which is a burden on the immune system and obviously wouldn’t be helping me in the long run. Until I tried my daughter’s […]

  • Wash Your Hands

    It’s only about 3 more months before my husband turns 50 in May. Just late last summer we started a video series called Countdown to 50, in which Jay shares lifestyle tips on good health and longevity. This past month we made a video about a couple of the most overlooked habits that make such […]

  • Yogurt Face Mask

    Yogurt Face Mask

    The most fabulous beauty products can be found in our very own kitchen pantries. Michelle Pino, Spa Manager at Skana, a luxury spa in Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, upstate New York, sent me a few recipes for DIY body products we can whip up easily at home. I tried one of them today. […]

  • Carrots for Red Highlights in Hair

    Carrots for Red Highlights in Hair

    My husband’s grandmother was an Irish redhead. My husband’s mother had auburn hair. Our daughter’s hair bleached blond under the sun, and darkened as she grew older. She has natural copper  highlights in her hair when the sun hits it. She wanted more of that red to come out. Tonight she showed me a YouTube […]

  • Orange Vinegar Cleaner

    Orange Vinegar Cleaner

    Vinegar is an amazing all-purpose cleaner. It is non-toxic and food-grade, safe for the environment and for the family, even those who have asthma. It’s inexpensive, gentle on hands, and deodorizing. It removes fabric stains, soap scum and mineral buildup. I’ve used it to clean ceramic tile, linoleum, enamel, wood, glass, stainless steel and chrome. The […]

  • Vodka Sanitizer

    Vodka Sanitizer

    I don’t like hand sanitizer. I see them everywhere. I see them at grocery stores. I see moms whipping them out of their handbags and rubbing their babies’ hands with them. Teachers hand them out to kids in the classroom. I hate it. It’s one of those things no one ever needed until just recently. […]