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"Becca's Favorite Things": Himalayan Salt Lamps

Rebecca Lowman

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"Becca's Favorite Things": Himalayan Salt Lamps

Today’s “Becca’s Favorite Things” features an item that can be found in nearly every major room of my house, Himalayan salt rock lamps. Yesterday’s blog on homemade lavender bath salts featured Himalayan salt as a key ingredient, you can find it here: https://barsbybecca.com/blogs/blog/beccas-favorite-things-lavender-bath-salts If you can't tell already, I love this pink compound! Ok, so on to my much-loved salt lamps. I keep one in my kitchen, several in my great room, two in the master bedroom, one in each of my children’s rooms, and one in the playroom. They are AMAZING! Surprisingly enough I didn’t purchase them; my grunt of...


"Becca's Favorite Things": Lavender Bath Salts

Rebecca Lowman

"Becca's Favorite Things": Lavender Bath Salts

I might be a little late in the game but I thought that it would be nice to do some sort of “My Favorite Things” type of blog for the holidays.   It was actually fun to sit down and list things that I love. The draw back was that the list was LONG so narrowing it down wasn’t so fun. I was amazed to see a healthy combination of components that can be made by hand along with some that weren’t hurtful to any budget and even some that the hardest to buy for would be pleased with. At least...


Me and My Crazy-Soapy Evolution

Me and My Crazy-Soapy Evolution

Why am I typing all this to share with the world? Let’s just say this blog was prompted by the millionth time (maybe a wee bit of an exaggeration) in which I have been asked some derivative of “how did you do it (it being make a huge life change towards living more “naturally”)?” Well, I am letting you know that while it may seem like I’ve got it mostly figured out, I don’t. I have idiosyncrasies and flaws and insecurities. But, I also persevere.  If you want to make a change, start small and compromise is OK. Pick your...


Patchouli, Dirty Hippie or Olfactory Awesome?

Rebecca Lowman

Tags all-natural, natural beauty, natural soap, patchouli

Patchouli, Dirty Hippie or Olfactory Awesome?

Today I would like to briefly talk about one of my favorite essential oils, patchouli. Most people, when they hear mention of patchouli immediately think one of two things, dirty hippies or YUM. I happen to be one of the later but have found a majority of folks fall into the first category. This makes me sad. Patchouli, when mingled with the correct essential oils, can smell amazing. I love it with almost anything citrus, geranium, and even lavender. So, what exactly is patchouli and where does it come from? Patchouli is a large evergreen plant and it originates from...


Pickles! Need I Say More?

Pickles!  Need I Say More?

Happy Tuesday! Today I get to write about something near and dear to my heart, PICKLES! Seriously, I love pickles. My kids love pickles. My husband loves pickles. We are pickle people. We are discerning pickle people. About a year ago, while munching on my favorite refrigerated brand of crunchy deli spears, I read the label. I don’t know what spurred the action because pickles are innocuous, right? I thought that pickles were cucumbers with salt, vinegar, peppercorns, other spices and garlic (or should have been). Boy, I was wrong. My pickles had calcium chloride, sodium benzoate, and polysorbate 80!...