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Health and Beauty | The Green Beagle

Chia Whip Fragrance Free Foam Cleanser

Chia Whip Fragrance Free Foam Cleanser

Chia Whip Fragrance Free Foam Cleanser

 

 

One Love Organics Chia Whip Fragrance Free Foam Cleanser  is seriously delightful. I have mentioned before how sensitive my skin is and how washing it either leaves me with super dry skin or breakouts. There is usually no in between. I moved to organic or natural cleansers years ago but even then my finds were generally hit or miss. I tried to stick with which ever brand didn’t make me break out and dealt with the dryness. What drew me to One Love Organics was their statement “We trust in the healing power of plants.http://www.gopjn.com/i/RUBMSkpHR0BJR0pETEBMSkpMRw“. I listed the ingredients below to show that One Love isn’t lying. One Love Organicshttp://www.pntrs.com/i/RUBMSkpHQ0BJR0pETEBMSkpMRw has a page listing all of their ingredients used to prove their plant based point, which I think is very honest and informative to use when making other purchases from other companies as well. One Love Organics is 100% pure, organic, and uses preservative-free formulas!http://www.pntrac.com/i/RUBMSkpHREBJR0pETEBMSkpMRw This is important to me and my skin as I am sure it is to you. The ingredients in most cosmetics would really make you cry if you knew what those huge 25 letter words actually meant.
If you have never tried One Love Organicshttp://www.pntrs.com/i/RUBMSkpHQ0BJR0pETEBMSkpMRw I suggest you do especially if you have sensitive skin or allergies like I do! If you have  tried One Love tell me about it.

Directions: A luxuriously lathering, organic foam cleanser, Chia Whip thoroughly removes dirt, excess oil, and makeup, while pampering the skin with organic supercritical chia oil, organic aloe vera and rosemary extract. Perfect for sensitive skin (and noses), this pure, fragrance-free cleansing foam washes away impurities in a sea of bubbles without stripping or dehydrating your skin.

Ingredients: *Every single ingredient listed is plant based. Visit our ingredients page to learn more.
Saponified organic olive, coconut and jojoba oils, vegetable glycerin, capryl glucoside, organic chia supercritical oil, organic aloe vera and rosemary extract

One Love Organics encourage healthy skin and a happy outlook in pretty ladies, fussy babies, tough dudes, and everyone in between.http://www.pjatr.com/i/RUBMSkpHRUBJR0pETEBMSkpMRw

DIY Simple Salt Scrub

DIY Simple Salt Scrub

DIY Simple Salt Scrub

 

I really value the art of DIY. It is something that makes me happy especially when it comes to beauty products. Maybe it is just me but I feel like DIY beauty products seem more luxurious when you put the time and effort to make them your own. The more natural the product the better I feel they work and the better I feel about using them. Now that doesn’t mean you can’t mess up the recipe or find one that isn’t so spectacular but with anything DIY it is mainly trial and error. The same can be said for products you purchase in a store as well. At least when you make them yourself you know exactly what goes into your beauty product and how much. That isn’t always the case for store bought items.

Ingredients:

Sea Salt (any kind you have ready to use)
Organic Essential Oils (any scent or scents of your choice )
Oil (any oil except baby oil)

Directions:

1. Find a clean jar that is easy to scoop the scrub out of but that won’t leak and can be opened quickly in the shower. I would suggest using a plastic container as this does have oil and you are in the shower so a glass jar may be risky. Plastic has its disadvantages too. A plastic jar will absorb any essential oils you add into the scrub, and that means that you can never use the jar in any other purpose.
2. Choose a salt to use. Almost any kind can work for example; sea salt, Epsom salt, kosher salt, or table salt which is usually the cheapest. Table salt tends to have smaller granules, which means you don’t have to break up big salt clumps. Epsom salt has relaxing properties, while sea salt is often used in bath salts. You can also mix salts to have different textures in your scrub. When you have found a salt or salts that you like, fill about half of your container with it. I used sea salt because I had a huge container of it that I am sure I would never have used.
3. Pick an oil to mix with the salt. Almost any kind will do just not baby oil as it does not absorb into the skin. I had a few different kinds at home so I mixed olive oil with a small amount of coconut oil. Coconut is a favorite scent of mine and I considered not even using essential oils but being that I have plenty of them it couldn’t hurt to use both. Coconut oil is very good for your skin as is olive oil so mixing the both I thought might work very well and smell delish. I also added some honey to this mixture which is also supposed to be great for your skin but it isn’t a must.
4. Fill the jar with oil until the oil covers the salt. Make sure the oil gets on to all of the salt. I poured some oil in then shook around the salt and continued until the oil looked like it had covered all of the salt in the container. You can use a utensil such as a spoon or spatula to mix your oil and salt together as well if you like.
5. Add a few drops of essential oils into the mixture. Some popular scents used in many store bought scrubs are lavender (relaxing), peppermint (energizing), orange, lime/lemon, rose, sandalwood, and vanilla. Or you can try extracts, like vanilla, almond, peppermint and coconut. Stir the salt scrub after you put add the essential oil.
6. Use your salt scrub on particularly dry areas of your body. The scrub works especially well on hands and feet too. I use loofah gloves for my body and pumice for my feet. I put the salt scrub on the pumice and scrub my feet with that which removes the dead skin just as well as any pedi place does. If your skin feels a bit oily, you can wash it off with some soap or body wash, but it is not necessary because usually the skin would absorb all the oil depending on how much you added to your scrub. Your skin should feel soft, moisturized, and exfoliated. You don’t have to but for added moisture I lotion my body after I dry off to make sure I am fully moisturized.

Indie Lee Hydrating Body Balm

Indie Lee Body Balm

Indie Lee Body Balm

 

Right now Beautorium is offering an amazing deal for you to be able to try Indie Lee” target=”_blank”>Indie Lee products NEW Indie Lee – Save 15% Today at Beautorium + Free Gift. You can’t go wrong with free gift with purchase now can you!  Indie learned a valuable lesson after suffering from a brain tumor that pointed to environmental toxins being at the root of the issue.  Indie decided to do something about this and help other people who might suffer as she did.  This is the kind of business/business leader I love to read about.  Stories about people who care and have learned from personal experience totally make me more interested in being a customer of theirs.  While cancer/tumors are always scary at least Indie Lee learned and continued to learn in order to help other people and possibly prevent what happened to her from happening to someone else. That is all she/we can ask for right?
Indie’s Story: After conquering a life-threatening brain tumor that pointed to environmental toxins as the culprit, Indie Lee awoke on April 22, 2009 with a new lease on life and the passion to create a chic and eco-friendly namesake collection. Comprised of the finest all-natural ingredients around the world, the line is designed to enhance the face and body with gratifying green glamour. Indulge in the luxurious feel and beautiful benefits of Indie Lee products while protecting the Earth– and your body. Unleash your inner and outer beauty with Indie Lee, an eco-chic collection of skincare products that combine style and sustainability without sacrifice. Click here for some more Indie Lee info. You can watch her story here too!!

Product Description: Indie Lee Hydrating Body Balm: Dab this all-natural, skin-softening formula over chapped elbows, dry heels, and anywhere that needs extra hydration. Formulated with jojoba oil, avocado oil, and beeswax to seal in maximum moisture.
Ingredients: Indie Lee Hydrating Body Balm is an all natural balm that helps to moisturize and heel skin without leaving it sticky and greasy. Because the Hydrating Balm does what it says it will do, and is non-drying like other products of its kind, it does not need to be reapplied constantly throughout the day to be effective. When used to hydrate heels, the user need not wear socks to keep from damaging linens as this balm penetrates and heals versus sitting on the surface of the skin.

If you are interested in other Indie Lee products click here!

DIY Organic Body Butter

DIY Body Butter

DIY Body Butter

 

 

I have just run out of body butter. This annoys me to no end and lately I have been annoyed at the prices of good quality body butters as well. I like my skin to be smoothed and moisturized just like everyone else but I don’t appreciate paying an arm and a leg for good ingredients. I am not sure why it didn’t occur to me to make my own as I have made plenty of other beauty products. I have almost all of these items at home with the exception of the raw shea butter. I have looked at a bunch of recipes for body butter so below is a compilation of a few I liked best. If you make your own you can customize the scents and as you get better at it you can add other ingredients specific to your skin type. A little goes a long way with making your own so even if the ingredients may be a little costly you can make much more than what you would purchase at a store.

Ingredients:
1 cup Organic Raw Shea Butter
½ cup Organic coconut oil
½ cup Organic almond oil
Several drops essential oils like these Organic Pure Essential Oils Set (a few drops goes a long way so be careful) *Not all essential oils are skin friendly or child friendly. Please do your research before adding.
Glass or plastic jar or canister to put the butter in.

Instructions:
1. Melt shea butter and coconut oil in the top of a double boiler.
2. Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes.
3. Stir in almond oil and essential oils of your choosing.
4. Place oil mixture in freezer or outside to chill for 20 minutes.
5. Whip until the mixture has a buttery looking consistency.
6. Put in canister or jar.

Tips:
You can use what ever oils you prefer if you have allergies or preferences, just make sure you keep the ratio recipe ratio is 75% solid to 25% liquid.
The chilling step is the most important. If you don’t let the mixture cool properly, your butter won’t whip correctly or stay whipped. About 20 minutes in the freezer for this recipe works best. Make sure you scrape down the sides before mixing.

One Love Organic’s A Little Love Sample Pack

A Little Love Sample Pack

A Little Love Sample Pack

 

 

Have you heard of One Love Organics? I recently discovered them myself but I will say that I am intrigued. If you read about the team and the products I like this company’s sass! I like their ideas and the design of not only their website but the products themselves. One Love Organics donates 1% of their annual net revenues! Have you ever tried One Love Organics? Let me know how you liked them!

Product Description:
A cute little sample pack of our entire line, A Little Love Sample Pack includes single use samples of Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser, Brand New Day Microderma Scrub and Masque, Skin Savior Waterless Beauty Balm, Morning Glory Brightening Complexion Booster, and Love Springs Eternal Youth Preservation Serum. Please Note: These are samples only. To really see the full benefits of the line for your skin, we recommend trying the Essentials To Go Travel Kit. This item ships for free! Total reflects free shipping at checkout. LIMIT 3 PER ORDER  $4.95 each

Ingredients:
1.5 ml sample of Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser

4 ml sample of Brand New Day Microderma Scrub and Masque

4 ml sample of Skin Savior Waterless Beauty Balm

1.5 ml sample of Morning Glory Brightening Complexion Booster

1.5 ml sample of Love Springs Eternal Youth Preservation Serum

One Love Story & Philosophy:
One Love Organics is a natural, ethical and environmentally driven cosmetics company created by skilled cosmetic artisans. Our products are hand-made and hand-filled, using only the highest grade of ethically sourced raw materials to ensure the most effective, luxurious and guilt-free application. We trust in the healing power of plants.

Our philosophy is focused on a few supreme products—not up-selling a medicine cabinet full of mysterious jars. We give skin what it needs, using only ingredients that provide direct benefits. (Hint: water isn’t one of them.) One Love Organics encourage healthy skin and a happy outlook in pretty ladies, fussy babies, tough dudes, and everyone in between.

Priti Dark Winter Kit

Priti Dark Winter Kit

 

 

Just in time for the cold weather! The Priti Dark Winter Kit includes 4 polishes that are sure to make you and your nails happy! Priti Polish is toxin, cruelty, gluten, and dairy free. The polish is made using Fair trade and sustainable production as well as being vegan and implementing smart packaging.  Priti has a variety of colors and sets to make anyone happy.   Now you no longer have to worry about the strong smell polish generally emits and you can still keep your nails pretty!  Priti Polish sets are great gifts for the fashionista you know and love! Shop the end of year clearance sale at ecomom. 35% Off Over 1000 Items. Ends Dec. 31st.
Details: Kit includes 369 – Magic Man Iris (Deep glossy opaque plum), 603 – Nigra (Dark glossy charcoal grey), 678 – Silver King (Sheer with silver glitter), Packaged in an eco-friendly brown purse.
THREE FREE NAIL ENAMEL INGREDIENTS: Butyl Acetate – an organic compound common used as a solvent. Colorless, soluble found in many types of fruit. Such as red apples and used as flavoring in candy, and baked goods. It also has the sweet smell of banana. Ethyl Acetate – an organic compound has a pungent smell like pear drops. It is colorless and used as a solvent. Nitrocellulose – a long lasting film forming agent derived from cellulose. Acetyl Tributyl Citrate – colorless non-toxic liquid used as a food adadative. Phthalic Anhydride/Trimellitic Anhydride/Glycols Copolymer – intermediate for the synthesis of surface coating in dyes and adhesives. Isopropyl Alcohol – the non-toxic alternative to formaldehyde Stearalkonium Hectorite – a thickening agent to make sure all the glitter doesn’t sink to the bottom. Adipic Acid/Fumaric Acid/Phthalic Acid/Tricyclodecane Dimethanol Copolymer – an organic compound used as a food flavorrant ingredient found in mushrooms, and lichen. Citric Acid – obtained from citrus fruits. ALL COLORS HAVE BEEN FDA APPROVED

Deep Rosemary and Mint Organic Bath Soak

Deep Rosemary and Mint Organic Bath Soak

Deep Rosemary and Mint Organic Bath Soak

 

I have been in need of a long bath for quite a while.  Baths are one of my most fave things ever but I never have the time to take a bath and relax the way I really want to.  That being said I am sure there are some of you out there that have that same issue.  I figured while I was dreaming about the most relaxing fabulous bath I have ever wanted to take I would showcase a product that I am also dreaming of with my bath.  The Deep Rosemary and Mint Organic Bath Soak would make my bath all it could ever be.   Both rosemary and mint help relax and revitalize the senses after a long stressful day.  Mint is used in many bath products to open up the senses and help you breathe easier.   Some benefits of rosemary have been said to be that it is a mood elevator, anti-inflammatory, improves memory, migraine relief, pain reliever, immune booster, aids in anti-aging, helps with circulation besides a large list of other things.  Mint is known for helping with digestion, it has been suggested that mint is an anti-cancer herb, antioxidant, cools, treats acne, helps cleanse the blood, relieves congestion and nasal issues, helps relax and soothe the skin.
Ingredients: Organic Breton Sea Salts, Rosemary Organic Essential Oil, Organic Rosemary Sprigs

New Makeup Necessity

This summer season has been severely hurting my allergies. My whole body is itching especially my face. My eyes have swollen and wearing any make up has become next to impossible. This makes me a little nuts because if I have some where to go I can spruce myself up. I have had to throw out all of my make up because it is making my eyes/face swell up more than ever before. I am not sure if this is the same for any of you greenies out there but since I am in search of new products I figured I would help you out and show you some of the stuff I picked.  I’m in desperate need of hypoallergenic/organic make up STAT. I figured for now I could just get the minor essentials to see how my face reacts and then go from there.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Eye Shadow

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Eye Shadow

 

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Eye Shadow I love these colors! This brand isn’t organic but it is hypoallergenic. Most of the other organic/green brands were insanely expensive for 1 color. I don’t want to have to go the ungreen route but to pay over $20 per eyeshadow color is a bit much for me. I am sure I am not the only one. This particular brand offers a few different color combinations like this that are way pretty.

 

 

Juice Beauty Glowing Cheek Color

Juice Beauty Glowing Cheek Color

 

Juice Beauty Glowing Cheek Coloris priced at $16.00 which is a bit pricey for blush but other organic/hypoallergenic blushes out there cost between $20-$30 so this is a great deal. Plus Juice Beauty is a trusted green cosmetic company.  These are the only 2 colors  I have found so far but they do offer bronzers as well.  I think either color could work for multiple skin tones.

 

 

Logona Eyeliner Pencil

Logona Eyeliner Pencil

 

 

Logona Eyeliner Pencil for $10.50 is one of the least expensive eye liners I have found that are eco-friendly and won’t make my eyes blow up. The Logona pencil comes in 6 different colors so you won’t have a difficult time matching to your outfits.  I personally prefer the liquid eyeliner pens but I haven’t found a green one yet so I suppose I am going back to pencils.

 

 

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Mascara

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Mascara

 

Physicians FormulaOrganic Wear Jumbo Mascara is only $9.99 which maybe a little more than some store brand mascaras but not a bad price for organic and hypoallergenic cosmetics at all. I kind of really love the packaging as well. It’s super cute.  Mascara is one of my staples.  I can get it on quickly and I often wear just that and some blush and I am out the door.  I am excited about this one!.

Tiare Jasmine Tea Body Milk

Tiare Jasmine Tea Body Milk

Tiare Jasmine Tea Body Milk

Summer sometimes makes your skin dry. You are out in the sun for long periods of time and that definitely takes a toll on your skin with or without sun block.Tiare Jasmine Tea Body Milk seeps in to your skin to nourish and replenish your skin. JUARA Skincare utilizes active botanicals such as rice, tamarind, turmeric, candlenut oil, healing teas and red sandalwood, JUARA combines time-honored recipes for skin health and well-being with the best in modern technology and innovation to deliver efficacious and elegant treatments of the highest quality.

Product Description: Tiare Jasmine Tea Body Milk Evoking the scent of fresh jasmine tea leaves on the hills of Indonesia,this silky body milk combines  antioxidant-rich white, black, and green teas with softening and nourishing oils to quench thirsty skin.
Triple-tea extracts of Green, White and Black teas soothe and calm skin stressed by sun exposure and environmental aggression. A nourishing combination of plant oils (candlenut oil, rice bran oil, avocado oil and illipe butter) soften and moisturize the skin in this milky formulation that absorbs quickly and leaves a signature velvety finish, pleasant to the touch.
Paraben-free. Dermatologist Tested.

What Is Gluten-Free?

I know you have heard a lot about gluten-free and may not know exactly what it is so I have decided to define it for you as well as show you some products that look delish and are gluten free to boot! Maybe you will decide to rid yourself of gluten as well.
I have tried many a gluten free product some good, some awful, and some great. It really is a taste preference. I am sure if you are strict about your gluten you would get used to even the worst tasting of product. Here is Wikipedia’s definition of gluten-free: A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes foods containing gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat (including kamut and spelt), barley, rye, malts and triticale. It is used as a food additive in the form of a flavoring, stabilizing or thickening agent, often as “dextrin”. A gluten-free diet is the only medically accepted treatment for celiac disease, the related condition dermatitis herpetiformis,and wheat allergy.

I went on a little search for some yummy looking gluten-free items so here they are:

Gluten-Free Snack Kit

Gluten-Free Snack Kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glutino Gluten Free Snack Kit is a perfect way to start off your gluten free diet. All of your major sweet cravings are included so you nothing is left out. I think I am going to get this one for myself it looks that good.

 

 

 

 

 

Risotto Alfredo

Risotto Alfredo

 

 

Lundberg Organic Risotto Alfredo is making my mouth water right now! It may just be the Italian in me but when you say Alfredo I drool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Banana Gluten Free Bars

Chocolate Banana Gluten Free Bars

 

 

 

Glutino Chocolate & Banana Organic Barsis maybe not a flavor everyone enjoys but it is one of my absolute favorites. Banana and chocolate make the world a better place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organic Gummy Bears

Organic Gummy Bears

Let’s Do Organic Gummi Bears Classic are organic and gluten-free! Can you say yummo!! I know the gummy bears are mentioned above but it doesn’t hurt to mention them again.