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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Dr. Bronner’s for Acne-Prone Skin

Will Dr. Bronner’s help clear my skin? For anyone who suffers from acne a common question is: will this product or skin care regimen help me? I wish I could say with certainty that Dr. Bronner’s will help you—and although we have seen and received literally hundreds of testimonials from people saying that Dr. Bronner’s has helped them with their acne,

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Tattoo Care with Dr. Bronner’s

You’ve thought long and hard about the kind of tattoo you want to get, you’ve worked with an amazing artist to develop a striking design, and you’ve sat through long hours to get a beautiful piece of art drawn on your body. Or maybe you just walked into a tattoo parlor on impulse and decided to mark this moment in your life with something permanent!

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Emergency Preparedness Kit with Dr. Bronner’s

My husband knows I’m feeling anxious when I start unloading 20-gallon jugs of water from the back of our SUV. He knows by now that something, maybe an article or a social media post, has triggered my need to be more prepared for a disaster than I was the day before. For the last eight years I worked as the communications director at a K-8 private school,

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Bearding Successfully with Dr. Bronner’s

Full disclosure: I didn’t write this post from personal experience. However, I’ve been married to a beard for most of the past 20 years. And I had input from several proud beardsmen. My thanks go out to Aaron, Marty, Benny, and Tyler. The Big Picture Personal care products that stay on the body for extended periods of time warrant extra scrutiny.

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