Hi, I'm Kim

Hi, I’m Kim Christensen, M.Om., Dipl.OM, L.Ac. I’m a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and owner of Constellation Acupuncture & Healing Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Back before going to school and becoming a healthcare practitioner, Affairs of Living was my creative outlet while healing from chronic health issues. There's big changes coming to the site - it will soon be the home of my new health coaching practice! Stay tuned. 

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Unless otherwise noted, all recipes on this blog are free of gluten, peanuts, soy, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, shellfish, cane sugar, oranges, and yeast. Most recipes are also free of egg, dairy, and tree nuts (if used, reliable substitutions will be provided for these when possible). Check out my recipe index for a full list of recipes by category. 

Recipe Index > Bath, Beauty, and Household Products

 Salt & Sugar Body Scrub with Lavender

 Making your own bath, beauty, and household products is an excellent solution for those of us with chemical sensitivities, allergies, or  intolerances.  When you make things yourself, you know and trust all the ingredients, and won't react to hidden chemicals, preservatives, fragrances, or additives. It is also a more environmentally-friendly and non-toxic option, and is usually gentler on the pocketbook too.  And let's not forget the best part - it's FUN!

My body, beauty, and household products use natural, non-toxic ingredients and are easy to make at home with common ingredients and simple equipment.  I will be adding more posts like this to my blog as time goes on, so check back often for updates. Enjoy!