Crunchy Hippie Life

DIY projects, Natural health

DIY tooth powder

Thanks for sharing! 8 Completely random conversation that just happened at the Hippie House this morning: Peter: “You know, I’ve been using your tooth powder recipe for about a month now and my teeth feel stronger and clean.” Me: *socially awkward happy dance* My adventures in making our own tooth paste started last year when I thought I was getting a cavity.  I consulted the internet for a homemade toothpaste recipe and ran to Whole Foods for the ingredients. I kept it as  ...

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Frugal home, Green living

How we are Saving $312 a Year on Laundry

Thanks for sharing! 8 Laundry. An unfortunate reality of apartment-dwellers, “laundry day” often means walking around outside with a basket full of your delicates, no matter what the weather. It also means a never-ending search for quarters. Every time you need quarters, you have to go to an ATM or write a check to have something to trade at customer service at the grocery store  for a roll of quarters. Peter and I recently  started doing laundry at our apartment complex.  After  ...

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Natural health

Why Your Makeup is Important

Thanks for sharing! 8 “Not for Internal Use” is a common warning on the outside of…most everything related to skin or hair care.  Makeup, ointments, lotions, and even toothpastes all have this mark, warning us not to ingest these products that we are applying – ironically – to the largest organ of our bodies, the skin. It is well documented that our skin is a living, breathing organ.  It stands to reason then that what you put on your skin is absorbed and distributed  ...

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Natural health

What’s in your water?

Thanks for sharing! 8 Raise your hand if you’ve ever left your full water bottle in the car during the day and when you go to drink it later the water tastes like melted plastic and regret? Yeah…gross. Even grosser?  You actually might be ingesting the chemical compounds of the plastic. You can’t hear about plastic anymore without hearing about the concerns of BPA and other harmful chemicals leaching into your food or beverages.  Even baby toys are now being made BPA-free to  ...

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