Crunchy Hippie Life

Holistic Health

What’s in your water?

Thanks for sharing! 8 Raise your hand if you’ve ever left your full water bottle in the car during the day and when you go to drink it later the water tastes like melted plastic and regret? Yeah…gross. Even grosser?  You actually might be ingesting the chemical compounds of the plastic. You can’t hear about plastic anymore without hearing about the concerns of BPA and other harmful chemicals leaching into your food or beverages.  Even baby toys are now being made BPA-free to  ...

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DIY, Finance

DIY Coffee Grounds Facial Scrub

Thanks for sharing! 8 I think it’s safe to say that my love of coffee comes slightly under my love of my husband.  And that it’s a much bigger deal to me to not be able to go get my $12 bag of organic, fair-trade, locally roasted whole bean coffee every few weeks than it really should be. So when I realized that cutting the budget meant cutting my specialty coffee (we could save $5 a month and go to no coffee at all, but really – who wants that?), I started saving my  ...

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Family Life

Introducing….Mr Crunchy!

Thanks for sharing! 8A recap of the last three months of my life: -November 2: Got engaged! -November 4: started new job -November 17: set wedding date for…FIVE WEEKS FROM THEN! -November 26: move into new apartment -December 21: get married -January 6: Choose entirely new path for our lives and follow our dreams (more on this in a future post!). Add in Christmas, New Years, and getting used to living with a man and it’s been a pretty wild winter. And now, without further adieu, I  ...

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Healthy Food

How to Make Continuous Brew Kombucha at Home

Thanks for sharing! 8 In Liz Wolfe’s book, Skintervention, she suggests eating something fermented every day to improve gut health.  So, in keeping with her “improve gut health and you will improve skin health” philosophy, I have braved the world of fermentables. Why would you eat moldy foods? First off, no, I do not eat moldy foods.  There is a difference between “moldy” and “fermented”.  And thank goodness there are more options than just pickles  ...

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