Time to Jump Back In!

Despite some trembling, I’m taking a leap to jump back in today …

with a sincere apology that it’s been such a long time since I last wrote.  Serious health issues were compounded by technical difficulties.  And… well… I let go.
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The thing about having let go is that, over time, I became shy about how to get back into sync with everyone.  Unsure of my voice.

I believe many of us go through something similar every once in awhile.  When we’re not exercising our gifts regularly, self-doubt and lethargy can take over.  I also believe that we, fortunately, can find something to get ourselves going again, and jump back in.

What happened to drop kick me back into action?

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Rosewater and ACV Toner
Rosewater and ACV Toner

I JUST submitted my first post to two (2!) blog hops!

I have found the best blogs by reading and clicking blog hops.  It’s a great way to share ideas and find new writers who talk about things that you find interesting.  And now, NHF is part of two of them this week!   My first ever submission is Rosewater and ACV Toner.  I figured it was a good one to start with.

If you don’t know what I mean by “blog hop”, or if you love them as much as I do, go check out two of my faves:  Homestead Barn Hop (which is a great blog even if you aren’t a homesteader but do like getting down to basics) and Homemade Mondays (another great blog that I find always hilarious and often informative.)

I’m so excited!  In fact, I was SO excited and nervous when I posted it first on Homestead Barn Hop that I chose the wrong thumbnail. sigh

Hey! At least I got the link right.

Rose Petal and Olive Oil Eye Makeup Remover

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Eye MakeUp Remover

part of the I’ve Got a Secret series

To keep my skin healthy and looking younger, I started using non-toxic goodies like face cleanser, shower wash and body lotion.  But they can be expensive and you still might not know what’s really in them.

About a year ago, I began the gradual journey toward making my own skin care products. At first, it was rather intimidating.  There was a LOT of research to be done and then experimentation.  I also dragged my feet a bit.  I was scared.  What if they didn’t work?  How long would it take my skin to recover if it’s awful and I had to go back to the tried and true products?  Would my skin recover?

When it comes to health and aging, I will not go down without a fight!
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Rose Petal and Olive Oil Eye Makeup Remover”

Honey and Glycerin Face Cleanser (MIY)

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I’ve tried different facial cleansers and this Honey and Glycerin Face Cleanser is my favorite. It’s simple to pull together and it’s good for all skin types, including sensitive and maturing skin. I’ve been using this for about a year now and am very happy with the way it works for my skin.
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Rosewater and ACV Toner

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UPDATE 20 March, 2017 – Mr. Nest and I were recently in Hope Town in the Bahamas visiting friends when I ran out of my toner (that I buy here these days and like very much).  We were on a small cay with limited shopping. What to do?

I headed here to my own post from a few years ago and threw an abbreviated version of this together using 2 ounces filtered water, about 1/8 teaspoon (or less) ACV and a few drops of AMEO’s Pure Tranquility essential oil blend. It still works great! Which leaves me wondering… why did I stop making my own?

Rosewater and ACV Toner
Rosewater and ACV Toner

Part of the “I’ve Got a Secret” series

As shared on Homestead Barn Hop #153 and Homemade Mondays Week 74

Apple Cider Vinegar is the main active ingredient in my toner and I’ve been very satisfied with it for about a year now. However, my skin has begun feeling a little too tight after toning.  I blame Winter.  Tweaking it (the toner, not Winter… although, hmmm!) has been on my mind, but it’s taken awhile to decide what to do about it.

So, it simmered on the back burner while daily life continued.

Do you know how important toner is for keeping your skin healthy? It took me years to understand the point of toner.
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