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Review: J.R. Watkins Castile Bar & Liquid Soap in Lavender, Clary Sage, Peppermint

Review: J.R. Watkins Castile Bar & Liquid Soap in Lavender, Clary Sage, Peppermint

Ladybud Magazine recently received some wonderful liquid and bar soap from the famed and longstanding natural products company J.R. Watkins for review. We were already familiar with the brand, as publisher Diane Fornbacher absolutely adores the Lemon Cream Hand & Body lotion. She says it smells exactly like lemon meringue pie. She also uses the Lavender […]

REVIEW: Kirk’s Original Coco Castile Soap

REVIEW: Kirk’s Original Coco Castile Soap

Kirk’s Natural is a family owned and operated company. We like Kirk’s Original Coco Castile Soap because it’s so gentle on the skin, lasts a long time even when submerged by a staff member’s toddler because he likes “cloudy water” for his pirate ghost ship adventures.  Not only is the soap lightly scented with a citrus-y aura but […]

Homemade Chocolope Peppermint Lip Frosting

Homemade Chocolope Peppermint Lip Frosting

Fall is fast approaching in the high country, which presents a need to keep lips hydrated and kissably soft. This simple lip frosting recipe uses ingredients that can be commonly found in most homes without the fuss of beeswax. Quick, simple, and medicated with the cannabis strain Chocolope from DNA Genetics, this recipe will surely make […]

The One Thing Missing From My Fitness Routine? Hemp!

The One Thing Missing From My Fitness Routine? Hemp!

by Riley Cote, former NHL player and current Assistant Coach to the Adirondack Phantoms (AHL) and shown (above) with wife Ashley Cote The wheels started falling off the carriage at the ripe young age of 28, and was the main reason I retired from my playing days in the NHL. I was physically worn down, mentally […]

The Only Five Items You Need In Your Home To Do Everything

The Only Five Items You Need In Your Home To Do Everything

I try to keep my cleaning supplies to a minimum. Having a different product for every type of cleaning is excessive and cumbersome. I also try to avoid chemicals when possible. I don’t like the thought of using cleaning supplies that could harm my cats or myself. And why would I use these things when […]

REVIEW: Freeman’s Mega 8 Complex Superfruits Detoxifying Clay Facial Mask

REVIEW: Freeman’s Mega 8 Complex Superfruits Detoxifying Clay Facial Mask

After a good cleansing with Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash combined with JASON Apricot Scrubble, I use Freeman’s Mega 8 Complex Superfruits Detoxifying Clay Facial Mask. The formula combines eight super fruits: goji, acai, pomegranate, mango, mangosteen, cranberry, noni and blueberry to help purify, detoxify and soothe stressed skin. The mask is cool, even and light […]

Helen Jane Evans’ Five Beauty Essentials

Helen Jane Evans’ Five Beauty Essentials

I recently read a terrifying article about antibacterial soap and how bad it is for you. I always knew this, germs are good, right? They make you have a nice happy immune system that can take on anything. Plus, I have seen studies show all the antibacterial-hysteria of the nation is creating “super-bugs” which are […]

REVIEW: Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps

REVIEW: Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps

Dr. Bronner was a passionate man who covered his soap labels in mantras and poetry relating to his life philosophy of ‘All-One Or None!’ If you still haven’t heard of this soap, around since 1948, it’s time to tune in. These Castile soaps made from hemp, extra virgin coconut, olive, jojoba and essential oils, are […]

Kiki Rosemaria’s Raw Vegan Chocolate-Cinnamon Truffles (Naturally Sugar Free!)

Kiki Rosemaria’s Raw Vegan Chocolate-Cinnamon Truffles (Naturally Sugar Free!)

My cousin and I like to affectionately refer to these goodies as “PMS balls.” They have just the right chocolate punch but none of the over-sugared, processed guilt you get from eating a candy bar. Plus, they are easy to whip together and are really great after-dinner palette cleansers. Ingredients: 3 ounces raw cacao powder 1/3 cup […]