Green Manicure Tips for Healthy Nails

Whether you just want to have a girls's night in or you are getting dressed up for date night, pretty nails can make you look and feel your best.  These easy green manicure tips and tricks will have your nails looking beautiful without a huge carbon footprint or unhealthy beauty ingredients. The Inside Scoop on Beauty Salon Manicures According to, nail salons are a six billion dollar a year industry. Women spend anywhere from $15 to $45 per visit and this doesn’t even factor in the cost of the gasoline it … [Read more...]

Ways to Use Fresh Lemons in Beauty Routines

I love the warm weather and am always inspired to buy more citrus as the temperature start to rise. Lemons, limes and oranges get their own separate fruit bowl from April through August! I decided to look for ways to use fresh lemons in my beauty routine. Since they are always there on my counter, it only makes sense to use them as often as I can, right? Have too many lemons?  Keep reading for a few lemon beauty hacks!  Ways to Use Fresh Lemons in Your Beauty Routine Wondering what to do with too many lemons? I have … [Read more...]

7 Reasons to Buy Charcoal Soap and Use it Every Day!

I recently decided to buy charcoal soap and am absolutely in love! Years ago, I started getting my soap from a small, local crafter. He makes it in bulk for me in whatever style I want and uses only natural ingredients. I decided to try a sample he offered of homemade charcoal soap and absolutely love it! I think I am going to have him make a full batch for me next time I need more. There are a TON of benefits of charcoal soap and thought I would share them with you. You will also find a few DIY soap recipes, as well as a few sources for … [Read more...]

The Frustrating Search for the Best Safe Nail Polish Brands

For the last several years, I have been on a furious hunt for safe nail polish brands. I have never understood my teenage daughter's obsession with nail polish. I never painted her nails when she was little because I always worried about toxic nail polish ingredients. She discovered nail polish on her own once she hit about 4th grade and has been crazy about it ever since. I have learned over the last few years of having teenagers that it is best to pick my battles carefully. She happily washes with my organic, locally made soap and uses an … [Read more...]

What to Look For in a Natural Face Wash

This post about natural face wash is sponsored by Puristry and brought to you by the ShopShare Network. All opinions are my own. Many years ago, when I was pregnant with my first child, I realized how sensitive our bodies are to synthetic ingredients. From growth hormones in milk to artificial fragrances in beauty products, I started doing some research. Slowly, as my knowledge increased, I started being more conscious of the products I was eating as well as those I used in my beauty routine. If you are just getting started on your journey to … [Read more...]

Green Shaving Tips for Smooth Summer Legs

Well, spring is finally here and I have traded sweatshirts for Tshirts. That means pretty soon I will be swapping out my jeans for shorts and capris. And do you know what that means? That means I need to start shaving regularly again if I want smooth summer legs. Honestly, that is my least favorite part about the warm weather. Not only am I so white that I practically glow, I need to spend way more time in the shower every day attempting to make my legs look as smooth as a baby's bottom. Loads of fun, right?Yes, I know that some women are … [Read more...]

Creative uses for Baking Soda from Beauty to Science

Baking soda is one of those things that you should never, EVER run out of. But, seeing as it is so useful, it's hard to keep it in stock in my house. The other day I went into my pantry to make cookies and grabbed the box of Arm and Hammer baking soda like I always do for baking. Imagine my surprise when I realized it was completely EMPTY! I make sure I never run out of this stuff and couldn't figure out how that had happened! Then I remembered that I had given it to my children over the weekend to clean the toilet with. The box in the cleaning … [Read more...]

Living a Natural Lifestyle Starts with Just One Purchase

This post about living a natural lifestyle is brought to you by Tom’s of Maine . The content and opinions expressed below are that of Turning the Clock Back. I was raised in a rather conventional home as a child. My mom didn't buy organic food and I certainly didn't use any products that were considered natural. In fact, there was one person in my class who was a vegetarian and we all thought that was downright strange. Living a natural lifestyle is not something I was ever exposed to as a child. My early days on my own had me eating a lot of … [Read more...]

15 All Natural Sugar Scrub Recipes

I finally broke down last week and turned the heat on. I hated to do it….I was starting to enjoy those low utility bills! But, seeing as we are actually getting into the 30’s at night it was really starting to get a tad bit chilly in the house. Within days of turning on the heat in my house I was slathering on moisturizer to deal with dry, itchy skin. It always amazes me how fast my skin dries out as soon as the cold weather hits! I find that sugar scrubs are a great way to deal with winter skin. I have made a number of them over the years and … [Read more...]

Natural Skin Care Tips for Radiant Skin after 40

This post about Natural Skin Care Tips has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own.I was recently going through some of my photos and I was shocked at how young my husband and I looked in them. Even photos that were taken just 5 years ago show off a person that is much thinner and younger looking than I am right now. There is something about the magic number *40* that just signifies the downhill slide into 'not quite so young any more'! Since I don't see myself getting facelifts and collagen injections any time soon, I am … [Read more...]

Chamomile, Honey and Vanilla Sugar Scrub and a Twinings Tea for every moment!

The last month has been very stressful trying to get ready for the holidays. Every spare moment has been spent either working, shopping, or dealing with an unexpected crisis. There has been very little time for making sure my own needs have been met. I barely found time to eat this month, much less relax or pamper myself. Even finding time to shave my legs or enjoy a cup of tea was tough! But, now that the gifts are open, the parties are over and the baking is done, I can once again take care of ME. First thing on my to do list is to enjoy a … [Read more...]

Your DIY Beauty Pantry: 10 Must Have Ingredients

Over the last couple of years I have become very interested in making my own diy beauty creations. I have made everything from sugar scrubs to homemade mouth wash and overall have been very pleased with the results. Some recipes have come out better than others and I have learned quite a bit along the way. As we move into the new year I would like to encourage everyone to try their hand at a few easy diy beauty recipes,  They are incredibly easy to make and cost only a fraction of what those expensive spa products cost you. Not only will you be … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Avocado Hair Mask for Dry Hair

The weather is finally cooling off and the humidity is dropping. I actually turned the heat on in the house for the first time this morning to get rid of the chill. With the onset of winter and dry air comes dry hair and skin as well. My daughter's very thick and wavy hair is tough to tame and the change in weather means her dry hair starts to frizz out of control. She has a tendency to tame her hair with a pony tail most days of the week but she gets a little tired of that look every once in a while!If you are trying to tackle your own … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Lemon and Rosemary Salt Hand Scrub

My hands get abused on a fairly regular basis. Between cooking, cleaning and gardening it is sometimes embarrassing to have people see my hands. Don't get me started on the smell that can linger behind after peeling garlic or crumbling blue cheese! If your hands take just as much of a beating as mine this homemade hand scrub will make a world of difference!I used a coarsely ground Kosher salt for this hand scrub but you could also use Epsom salts if you have those around. The key is to have a relatively large grain and plain table salt … [Read more...]

Pampering Ideas that are Eco-friendly

This pampering ideas article is a guest post from Ellen at Confessions of an Overworked Mom. I hope you enjoy learning about how she finds time to pamper herself naturally! As a busy mom, pampering ideas are something that I rely on regularly at the end of a long day. After dealing with work, kids, husband, house, and animals, I need a little bit of relaxation to regain my focus. It seems as though many of the pampering ideas that I find in stores aren't really very eco-friendly. I have come up with a few pampering ideas that I use regularly … [Read more...]

Tips for Choosing Green Beauty Products

Summer is finally here and with it comes several changes to our beauty regimen. When the warm weather hits we spend more time outdoors, often at the pool or in shorts and flip-flops, as well as more time traveling and visiting with friends and family. To keep your summer beauty routine environmentally friendly while on-the-go check out my tips for choosing green beauty products!Tips for Choosing Green Beauty Products Green beauty products are a complicated topic. Are they made with natural ingredients? Do they come in eco friendly … [Read more...]