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What in the hashtag?

Life is better when it's shared. Here’s how you can play along with us on Instagram and share good vibes of thoughtfully clean living with your friends. #TakeTimeTues We need reminders to stop, slow down, and smell the redbuds… or is it roses? #TakeTimeTues is an invitation to take a moment every Tuesday to look for nature’s wonder around you. Capture the moment in a pic, then share the beauty with us. Use the hashtag #TakeTimeTues to share with the REDBUDSUDS community. #WonderFilledWeekend Friday rolls around, the workweek is almost over, and it’s time to do the happy dance! The hashtag #WonderFiilledWeekend is all about celebration. How are you...

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Shampoo Bars De-Mystified

Shampoo Bars De-Mystified

What?!  You say. You wash your hair with a bar of soap? Why?  Or maybe you’ve tried a shampoo bar before with mediocre success. Just as there are many types of shampoo, not all shampoo bars are created equal. A well-crafted shampoo bar is completely natural, cleansing and conditioning, and leaves zero waste. I fell in love with making shampoo bars after years – I kid you not – years of looking for a natural hair-care solution that actually worked and didn’t cost its weight in gold. I had experimented with the “no-poo” method, mixed up home-made batches of castile soap and coconut milk, and tried nearly...

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A Better Way... to do Black Friday

A Better Way... to do Black Friday

When I was about 10, I decided that Thanksgiving was the ideal time for sleeping under the Virginia stars one last time before winter. Every year, I’d beg my cousins to sleep outdoors with me on Thanksgiving night. That was before we knew anything about mummy bags, base-layers or down. We were low-tech but determined! We would put on so many cotton sweatshirts that we looked like pumpkins. Weaseling into our giant sleeping bags, we’d roll ourselves burrito-style into old blankets for extra insulation. Then we’d cover up with plastic picnic tablecloths to repel the dew. The night was always eventful. Sometimes we’d wake up to drippy rain, sometimes...

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