How I Build My Skincare Routine

I'm giving a quick(ish) rundown of how I build my skincare routine. Instead of doing the usual thing and recommending a bunch of products to buy, I wanted to instead focus my attention on the actual process itself. Really breaking down each step and revealing the purpose behind it. Hopefully with this information you can … Continue reading How I Build My Skincare Routine

The One Thing That Actually Made a Difference In My Hair

We're nearing the end of summer and winter will be here before you know it. As we all know, winter can be downright cruel to our hair. The harsh weather will break strands, create a million new flyaways, increase the amount of time needed for combing, encourage split ends, and worst of all, decrease hair … Continue reading The One Thing That Actually Made a Difference In My Hair

Blog Makeover

Just some new updates on this site. Firstly, I'll be changing the name of this site to "Morea Makes" instead of "escaping the bar code". I just feel the newer title is easier to remember and catchier...well, sort of. Right now I'm trying to figure out how to change the domain name so bear with … Continue reading Blog Makeover

My DIY Sensitive Skin Face Mask with Kaolin Clay

The average women's skin is exposed to a daily dose of 168 chemicals from cosmetic and skincare products. That amounts to about 5 pounds of chemicals each year! What's really alarming is the type of chemicals found in many cosmetic and skin care products which have been linked to cancer, infertility, hormone disruption and developmental … Continue reading My DIY Sensitive Skin Face Mask with Kaolin Clay

A Non-Toxic Cleaner Home

Keeping your home clean is an absolute necessity, but those toxic industrial chemicals found in cleaning products should not be. The good news is that making your own cleaning products is not only healthier for your family and the environment, but also cost effective and quick. Below I have included a list of all the … Continue reading A Non-Toxic Cleaner Home

Things You Need When You Start Sewing (without a machine)

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”--Chinese proverb A big part in moving away from our overly materialistic culture is learning to love and appreciate what we already have rather than continuously buying into this disposable economy. We’ve … Continue reading Things You Need When You Start Sewing (without a machine)

How To Make Butter Using Just A Mason Jar

A lot of people feel intimidated by the thought of making homemade butter because they think expensive equipment like stand mixers or high tech blenders are an absolute necessity. Although they do make life easier, all you really need is a mason jar and some perseverance to make some great tasting butter! Before we get … Continue reading How To Make Butter Using Just A Mason Jar