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360º Refresh: 10 Homemade Solutions for A Healthier Home and Body

by Maxwell Tielman


If you let it, January can be one of the bleakest, chilliest months on the calendar. After all, the sparkle of the holidays has come and gone, the spring equinox is still months away, and the temperature has shifted from uncomfortable to I’m-Never-Stepping-Foot-Outside-Again miserable. All that said, these weeks are also perfectly suited to shifting your focus back on something that was surely lost during November and December’s hustle and bustle: yourself. The time is ripe to hit the refresh button, put all of your indoor-time to good use, and give yourself and your home a little TLC. From toxin-free home cleaning products to all-natural anti-stress measures, these simple do-it-yourself projects will have you feeling clean, sparkly, and refreshed in no time! —Max

The right scent can do wonders for your home and your mood, from energizing you to relaxing you. Try out this quick recipe for all-natural room spray that uses essential oils as the main ingredient!
Jack Frost got your hands looking all kinds of rough? Treat them to some of this nourishing hand salve, made from beeswax, olive oil, and coconut oil!
Winter can take a toll on more than just your hands, though. If your hair and scalp could use a little moisture boost, too, this avocado-based hair mask should do the trick!
Keep your wood furniture looking fresh with this olive oil-based furniture polish!
It's never too early to start your spring cleaning, especially when making this natural cleaner is as easy as 1-2-3!
Your feet carry you around all day, but often go unnoticed in everyday beauty regimens. Treat them to something special with this sugar and coconut oil-based scrub!
There's nothing like a nice, hot bath to warm up and destress after a long day. Keep your bathroom stocked with these easy-to-make bath salts for a truly luxurious experience!
A good night's sleep is one of the best ways to stay healthy, energized, and alert. If you're having trouble getting that much-needed shut-eye, try out this recipe for essential oil-based sleep salve. Just rub a bit on your face and hands before bed and get ready to sleep tight!
If you're lucky enough to have a partner/roommate/friend who is willing to provide the occasional back massage (it helps if you reciprocate!), there's nothing like doing it with an all-natural massage oil!
If one of your goals for this year is to clear your mind and de-stress, these wonderful, all-natural remedies from Ashley English will have you unwinding in no time!

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  • Thanks so much for posting all these non toxic cleaners – I am a big fan of baking soda, vinegar, lemons etc for all my cleaning. Happy New Year and Spring Cleaning!

  • i just got an awesome hand salve from badger that’s great too! i can’t wait to try that avocado mask!