I have a problem with the beauty and personal care industry. My problem is this: the marketing is so misleading. It’s way too common for a person to go out and purchase a product for their family or themselves that looks to be 100% safe… when in reality, it’s a chemical stew. I want us to take a close look at the harmful effects of chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products. We’re also going to get you a list of the top 5 ingredients to avoid in skin care products!
Today I’m going to share the recipe for my favorite DIY all purpose cleaner. It gets the job done, while keeping my family, and the environment, safe.
At The Grace To Grow, we’re all about living intentionally, stewarding well, and getting the most out of life so that we can love well and serve well. A big part of that is living as toxin free as possible.
Treat your body like a temple. I know you have heard it before. I certainly know I’ve heard it. Or maybe you’ve heard the flip side of it- treat your body like an amusement park.
In today’s post, I’m going to break down why you need to treat your body like a temple. We’ll discuss the why, and of course, we are going to take a very practical look at the how.
I can paint a picture in my mind of how I want to think about sugar. It feels good to imagine sitting on a warm front porch on a summer day indulging in sweet tea and my grandma’s famous lemon squares. That sweet tea and those squares are loaded with sugar, and in this dream world, that’s not an issue. The truth is a bit harder to swallow than those lemon squares and sweet tea, though. It’s time to reveal the truth about sugar and inflammation.
I did a small 2-part series on healing. The first one was “Does God Heal Today?” and the second one was “10 Bible verses about healing.” Today I’m going to talk about 12 healthy cookbooks for autoimmune disease and inflammation.
A huge part of my healing journey (which is always in motion) is nutrition.
I have learned so much about nourishing my body through the adversity of being ill. This is knowledge that I wouldn’t trade. I’ve said over and over that I’m thankful I had the opportunity to learn this. Without me or my son being sick… I may never have given myself the opportunity to dig into the healing power of the food God provided for us!
Does God still heal today? This question is heard around the world, and often, this is the very question that echoes in our own hearts when we (or a loved one) are struggling with illness. Often, the first thing we need to do when we’re searching for healing is to turn to the Bible. There are many Bible verses about healing the body, and we’ll get to them further into the post.
There’s no one that’s immune from illness or injury, it’s just a matter of how we’re touched (or throttled) by those very things.
I am super picky about what sort of beauty products I use. Since having children, my hormones have been a mess. My thyroid is out of whack and my estrogen doesn’t know when to stop. The sunny side of all this, is that it forces a person to start researching. I dug deep into the matters of my health, and I can say I’ve learned a lot that I wouldn’t have. While I learned many things, what I want to talk about today is beauty products. What we put on our bodies is SO important. This is how I found the world of green beauty. And I can tell you… I’m never saying goodbye to the world of green beauty. But I don’t just want products that are marketed as “natural” or “green.” I want the companies to be honest and forth-coming and totally transparent. I want honest, green beauty.
Hey, I’m Cecily!
My mission is to help women develop their faith and live their lives intentionally. We look at 4 key areas of life, and how they need to be flowing & growing from the vine.