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Gone Natural Part I: Hair Care

Gone Natural Part I: Hair Care

I'm going down memory lane (in pictures) and giving you two of my all-natural hair care recipes that have contributed to my hair being healthier and more beautiful than ever!

Leading a natural life is easier said than done in our chemical-laden society. One may not realize the amount of chemicals we consume throughout the day until trying to eliminate said chemicals. I'm making progress each day but I, like everyone, fall back on old habits when in a hurry or traveling. For this "Gone Natural" series, I'll share my journey (successes and failures) on leading a more natural existence, one that coexists with the processes of nature versus an existence that tries to reverse nature or lives in combustion with it.

Chia Pudding Parfait Recipe

Chia Pudding Parfait Recipe

A delicious and nutritious breakfast packed with super foods. You'll be excited to wake up and eat this every morning and you'll feel satisfied until lunchtime. The recipe can easily be adapted and transformed into a dessert or to match special occasions/diets

Sweet Dumpling Squash filled with Quinoa Apple Stuffing

Sweet Dumpling Squash filled with Quinoa Apple Stuffing

Sweet Dumpling Squash filled with Quinoa Apple Stuffing

A festive and easy recipe to wow guests and experiment with Fall's bounty of squash varieties. This recipe is simple enough for the newbie chef but unique enough for the seasoned culinary expert who's crowd has come to expect a lot.

Fresh Lavender Lemonade Recipe

Fresh Lavender Lemonade Recipe

Summer's Nectar

There are many ways to make this recipe using dried lavender leaves/flowers, lavender oil, or fresh leaves/flowers (or a combination of all three!). This recipe just deals with the basics. Lemons, fresh lavender, water, and your favorite sweetener - and that's it! (Oh, maybe some ice, too!).

This recipe is the perfect non-alcoholic drink to mix up to appease your friends at any occasion (think summer BBQ, baby shower, kids birthday party, or housewarming party!) or as I said above, you can easily make it more adult-like. Got a lemon tree? Even better. Pick some ripe lemon, cut a few leaves and stem of lavender, and head insider to concoct your masterpiece. Squeeze, steep, shake, slurp - ahhhh... summer's nectar.