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Benefits of Not Owning A Microwave

I’ve only been living in my new place for a little over a month and barely have any furniture. Aside from furniture, I also need a to get few more appliances as well, including a coffee maker. However, one kitchen appliance that I don’t plan on getting anytime soon is a microwave. This is the first time in my whole life that I’ve lived in a home without a microwave. Despite being sans access to a microwave for the first time in decades, I’ve discovered some benefits of not owning a microwave.

Benefits of Not Owning A Microwave | STAINED COUTURE

Yes, there are some benefits of having this somewhat kitchen staple and some of them are really good reasons. Keep reading to find out these benefits.

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Tips To Help You Fall Asleep

Did you know that we are currently smack dab in the middle of national sleep week? Technically, it’s National Sleep Awareness Week, but same things. Monday was national napping day and this Friday is national sleep day. I’m fully invested in both of these days. I’m a firm believer in the power and importance of getting enough sleep everyday. Unfortunately, sometimes it can be hard to fall asleep; no matter how tired you feel. Yes, even I have those days, but I also have tips and tricks to help you fall asleep.

Tips To Help You Fall Asleep | STAINED COUTURE

Now, some of these tips and products may be a little controversial, but they have worked for me and others. So, keep reading to see what works for me when I need to go to sleep ASAP!

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AROMATHERAPY: Creating a Vibe w/ Essential Oils

As a person who appreciates being left alone in their own space, it’s important to create a “vibe” for your space. This can include comfy seating, curated wall art, and lighting. However, my current favorite way to create my vibe is with essential oils. Yes, you can use essential oils for your skin and hair, but they are also great aromatherapy.

AROMATHERAPY with Essential Oils | STAINED COUTURE

I was a little late jumping on the aromatherapy train, but I’m not jumping off anytime soon. Keep reading to see how and why I’ve been into aromatherapy and essential oils.

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Going Back To A Natural Deodorant

A couple of years ago, I experimented with natural deodorants. Although I found some that were “strong” enough for me, I eventually went back to ones I grew up using. However, after a recent bad reaction, I think I will use a natural deodorant for the rest of my life.

Going Back To A Natural Deodorant

FYI, a deodorant is mostly considered natural if it’s free of aluminum and parabans, which most everyday deodorants contain. Thankfully, we now live in a more advance and knowledgeable time when you can buy natural deodorants on the same aisle as the non-natural ones. Keep reading to see what exactly happened that had me make this decision. Also, I share my current collection of natural deodorants.

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Self-Care During Holidays to Keep You Sane

During the holidays, it can be a very hectic time. You’re trying to juggle work, family, and daily responsibilities while having to do holiday shopping, possible traveling, and meeting end-of-the year deadlines. It can be very overwhelming and makes it hard to take care of your self. However, during these times, it’s important to find moments to take care of YOU. Self-care during holidays is a must, especially if you want to get through them unscathed and mentally intact.

Self-Care During Holidays | STAINED COUTURE

If you have already been dealing with some stress or anxiety this holiday season, I have some easy ways to help you relax and partake in some good old self-care during holidays and whenever. Keep reading for more!

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