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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 […]

Mama Plenty’s Preserves: Inspiration in a Jelly Jar

Mama Plenty’s Preserves: Inspiration in a Jelly Jar

There are many examples of people who have overcome a large variety of adversity and face life changing events head on. This particular story is of a lovely, retired former US military veteran, cannabis advocate and mom named Kelli Brown, who currently resides in Auburn, Washington.  She was  experiencing what many women do as they age […]

The Strange Case Of The Dying Bees

The Strange Case Of The Dying Bees

In the 1970 movie “No Blade of Grass,” a disease strikes grasses, which kills off most human and animal food: “Three cereals – rice, wheat, and maize (corn) – provide more than half of all calories eaten by humans. Of all crops, 70% are grasses [including oats, rye, sorghum, millet, and sugarcane].” –Wikipedia Colony Collapse […]

Hemp From Head To Toe

Hemp From Head To Toe

Hemp has been growing in popularity again, yet it is still not grown or manufactured in the United States due to federal prohibition, making it an expensive import. Fortunately there are some really great companies on the market now that make it easier to literally “walk the walk” in your own hemp shoes while you […]

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: 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 […]