DIY Seaweed, Cucumber, and Coffee Hydrating "Sheet Mask"

DIY Seaweed, Cucumber, and Coffee Hydrating "Sheet Mask"

By Adina

This recipe for DIY Deep Sea Hydrating “Sheet Mask” is for all you dry-skinned ladies out there. Seaweed is so good for you internally and externally—it draws toxins from the skin, is full of B vitamins, clears away dead skin cells, and leaves you hydrated and dewy-fresh.

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Why Apple Cider Vinegar is the Best Natural Toner on Earth

Why Apple Cider Vinegar is the Best Natural Toner on Earth

By S.W. Basics

The benefits of apple cider vinegar toner are astounding and if you'd like to learn more, you've come to the right place! Read on to learn more and get a DIY recipe featuring one of our favorite ingredients.

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Working From Home...With Children

Working From Home...With Children

By Kelly

Suddenly stuck at home with your little ones with a job you still have to do? I've been there. Below are my tips for staying productive and staying sane. 

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How to Make DIY Hand Sanitizer

How to Make DIY Hand Sanitizer

By Adina

Don't get scared, get DIY'ing. Here's a simple recipe for a hand sanitizer that meets the CDC requirements, plus some alternative options! 

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Hang with our buds too!! 

Hang with our buds too!! 

By Adina

We’ve been so lucky to come up with and get to know some amazing founders and businesses in our time running S.W. Basics. Stalk them below!

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Adina's "4 DIY Face Masks You Can Whip Up in Your Kitchen"

Adina's "4 DIY Face Masks You Can Whip Up in Your Kitchen"

By S.W. Basics

S.W. Basics' founder, Adina Grigore, wrote some awesome DIY face mask recipes that got featured in Byrdie! "Ahead, you’ll find four face masks to treat your pressing skin issues—all without requiring you to leave your house."

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DIY Recipes to "Turn Your Pantry Into A Sephora"

DIY Recipes to "Turn Your Pantry Into A Sephora"

By S.W. Basics

We were honored to have some of our DIY recipes featured in Into the Gloss! As author Victoria Lewis but it: "Grigore gave us her top picks from the book (specially chosen to help beat winter skin troubles) and the recipes to go along with them."

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A Very Basic Beginner’s Guide to Meditation 

A Very Basic Beginner’s Guide to Meditation 

By Adina

Stop. Take a deep breath. I know you already hate this post. You’re hate-reading it because you think meditating is impossible but you keep hearing that you’re supposed to do it so here you are. But guess what?

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How to Make Counter ’Kraut

How to Make Counter ’Kraut

By Adina

Homemade sauerkraut is an easy way to get started with lacto-fermentation, a fantastic (and delicious!) way to add healthy probiotics to your diet. Here's a quick guide to fermenting a fresh batch of sauerkraut right on your kitchen counter (without fancy equipment).

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My Top 8 Yoga Videos of 2020

My Top 8 Yoga Videos of 2020

By Adina

I hate yoga. I’m not kidding. I do it as a survival tool. I used to make myself do really hard yoga until it felt hard to move, let alone grip every muscle through plank pose while someone preaches about calming down. No thanks dears, not in 2020. Here are my top 8 favorite yoga classes right now, brought to you by beautiful diverse women. 

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How to Stay Safe and Maskne-Free

How to Stay Safe and Maskne-Free

By Kelly

Oh, 2020!  What a year it’s been. This year brought us the coronavirus, murder hornets, unmatched political tensions, and just to add a little something extra, maskne!  We may not have the answers to fix every issue 2020 threw at us but maskne is one thing we can tackle. 

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Hope for Healing, A Letter from Adina

Hope for Healing, A Letter from Adina

By Adina

My hope is that we can use all of the difficult lessons we’ve learned at S.W. Basics to help, in whatever small way we can, to raise up more diverse voices in the natural products space and to add to a spirit of cooperation not cutthroat competition among small, independent brands. That’s why we’re launching our new S.W. Basics x Collabs project

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6 Fun Ways to Teach Kids Self-Care

6 Fun Ways to Teach Kids Self-Care

By Maureen

Teaching children the practice of self-care should start at a young age. It can help them learn how to deal with stressors as they grow and reduce their risk of developing mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. Here are 6 little ways to start introducing self-care into kids’ daily routines.

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How to Fight Work-From-Home Back Pain

How to Fight Work-From-Home Back Pain

By Adam

Here are some of the S.W. Basics team's favorite exercises and products for stretching, strengthening, and unscrewing our screwed-up backs while we've been working from home.

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Sourdough loaves

The 13 Best Resources for Getting Started With Sourdough

By Adam

Since March, there has been a huge surge in people interested in learning about sourdough, and friends all over the country have been reaching out to me for tips and tricks for getting started or making progress on their sourdough journeys. So, in the process of trying to help from a distance, I’ve come up with a standard set of 13 articles and videos that I believe are the most helpful for sourdough newbies.

 

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