Dilutions Cheat Sheet for Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap

 Dilute! Dilute! OK!* But how much? Here’s a quick reference. None of these soap dilutions are meant to be exact amounts. If what you’re cleaning is really dirty or your water is really hard, then you may want to use more than the specified amount. That said, these Pure-Castile Liquid Soap dilutions should get you started.

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Avoid These Toxins in Your Everyday Home and Body Care Products

This article is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. A number of toxic chemicals are found in common, everyday home and body care products that can cause health issues. Learn which ones to avoid when buying for you and your family. Table of Contents  Common Toxic Ingredients Body Care Toxins to Avoid Label Red Flags for Home Care Products Common Laundry Toxins What to Use Instead When it comes to health matters,

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Hoja de Dilución Para Jabón Puro de Castilla Liquido

¡Diluye! ¡Diluye! Pero, ¿cuánto? Aquí tienes una referencia rápida. Ninguna de estas diluciones de jabón pretende ser una cantidad exacta. Si lo que estás limpiando está muy sucio o el agua es muy dura, entonces es posible que quieras usar más de la cantidad especificada. Dicho esto, estas diluciones de Jabón Puro de Castilla Liquido deberían servirte para empezar.

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Treatment Ideas for Scalp Psoriasis and Seborrheic Dermatitis

Disclaimer: This post is intended to provide information about how to use Dr. Bronner’s products, but is not medical advice, or a substitute for medical care or advice provided by a physician or licensed medical provider. Is it Scalp Psoriasis or Seborrheic Dermatitis—or both?   Both Scalp Psoriasis and Seborrheic Dermatitis cause scaly skin (or plaques) on the scalp,

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Are Cold Showers Really Worth It?

Lately it seems like cold showers (and cold bathing) have been getting a lot of attention. Their proponents would have us believe that they can help us with everything from mental health to weight loss. As someone who really treasures the comfort of a hot shower, I wanted to see if cold showers live up to all the hype.

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Tips for Eczema and Sensitive Skin

Note: this post focuses on atopic dermatitis, a common form of eczema. However, if like many people right now you are washing your hands a lot more frequently than usual, then you may be experiencing very dry skin and developing eczema-like symptoms such as cracked and blistered skin. Many of the tips covered in this post may help with those symptoms as well.

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Coconut Oil for Hair Care

Why is Coconut Oil Good for Hair? To know why coconut oil is beneficial for hair, it’s helpful to understand how individual hair shafts are structured anatomically. Each hair shaft is made up of a central cortex, composed of a matrix of proteins (mostly keratin), that forms the main bulk and pigment of your hair. This cortex is surrounded by the cuticle,

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Ayurvedic Uses for Coconut Oil

Ayur-what-ic? Before we dive in… let’s play a word association game! Please read the words below and notice what images first come to mind: Science. Illness. Treatment. If you were born after the 18th century Industrial Revolution (which, let’s face it… you were), then you probably saw white lab coats, test tubes, needles, prescription drugs and fluorescent lit hospital hallways when you read the words above.

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