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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

December 2013 Save Your Green!


Organic Acne Sensitive Skin Regimen

 

The holidays are here and as per usual I am late with your amazing deals and discounts. I have been so super busy and I am beyond sorry for neglecting my wonderful greenies!! I will do my best to bring you some of the best deals I can find to help you save as much as you can this holiday season! Happy Holidays Greenies!!! I hope everyone has everything they have ever wanted already but if you don’t let me help a little!!

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Veritas Vegan Organics

Veritas Vegan Organics

Veritas Vegan Organics

 

 

I know I have written about body butters before and how to DIY them and such which is one of my fave things to do but I also love to find small companies who take the time and consideration to start a business where they care just as much about what you put on or in your body as you do yourself. Veritas Vegan Organics is one such company.
I found Veritas Vegan Organics on Facebook of all places. I know I shouldn’t be surprised by this but I stumbled upon Veritas in a networking forum on Facebook where you generally find an overwhelming amount of direct sales and spammers. Veritas products stood out clearly. I mean my ears perk anytime I see the words vegan, organic, or body butter. I decided I had to know about this company mostly because of my obsession with body butters but also because if this was a legitimate organic vegan company with great products that I needed to share.
After receiving my samples of body butters and soap I couldn’t resist using them right away. I had 2 body butters to try lavender and coconut! Two of my favorite scents. I won’t deny that the butters are a bit oily, to me, which normally aggravates me but I soon found out that the butter absorbs into your skin quickly and didn’t ruin or stain my clothes. My favorite thing to do is put the butter all over my feet then put socks on and go to sleep. When I wake up my feet feel amazing! What I also notice is that over time my skin felt and stayed softer. What I thought was “oily-ness” really just absorbed into the skin to help maintain its moisture which is something that I have an issue with because I do tend to wash my hands/shower a little often. This can strip your skin of its natural moisture very quickly.
If you like to get to know your companies the way I do then you must read the About Us  page! Try them out and let me know how you like their products and their company! So far I must say I am in love!

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.

Pet Naturals of Vermont Daily Best Vitamins

Pet Naturals Daily Best Vitamin

Pet Naturals Daily Best Vitamin

 

 

My little pooch is getting up there in dog years and I recently decided that perhaps vitamins are a good idea to safeguard my baby.   It is just as important for our pets to get their nutrition as it is ourselves.  Pets, just like humans, need help to get much needed nutriants as they get older.  My pooch isn’t necessarily deficient in anything particular so I wanted to find a multivitamin for her.  I have heard good things about Pet Naturals products from some of my pet owning friends and decided to try their Daily Best Vitamin.  My pup has only just had her first vitamin today, I will keep you posted.

Product Description: Daily Best is a balanced, comprehensive, high potency multivitamin/mineral formula to maintain optimal health in dogs. Recommended for dogs of all breeds, sizes, ages and activity levels, it is also beneficial for breeding dogs, pregnant and lactating bitches and stud dogs. It is specifically formulated with a balance of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, digestive enzymes, antioxidants and other factors that work synergistically to maintain the physical well-being of your dog.
Have you tried supplements for your pet? Let me know what brand and what kind!

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

Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish Review &Give Away Again

Hopscotch Nail Pollish

Hopscotch Nail Polish

 

 

I love nail polish! I change mine all of the time and I really love making it my own. What I don’t like is the smell and chemicals that go into making nail polish. Even my pooches cringe when I am applying. This made me think about a few things, one being what about children? I know mom’s love making their little ones look extra cute by painting their finger and toe nails but are they considering what is actually in the polish might be harmful? I never really did until I went on a mission to find some non-toxic nailpolish brands.  I found Hopscotch Kids Nail polish at Nature’s Basin. Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish comes in 16 incredibly vibrant colors that are super fun!

I tried a bottle of the color Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater to see how it worked. I won’t lie I kind of thought the colors would need many coats to look as thick and vibrant as they do in the bottle but that wasn’t’ the case at all. The polish went on smoothly, the color was gorgeous. It was also easy to remove and didn’t stain my nails. I was glad I tried it. This is a brand we can all feel comfortable using. Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish is also made in the USA!! That is something you know I can get behind! To find Hopscotch and other great products visit Nature’s Basin. Free shipping on orders over $49 and free samples!

Product Description: This natural nail polish is the premier non-toxic, kid-friendly alternative to solvent-based nail polish. The water-based formula is free of the harsh, smelly chemicals that most nail polishes contain, helping condition your little one’s nails with long-lasting, salon quality vibrant color. Hopscotch Kids is free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, nitrocellulose, butyl and ethyl acetates, acetone, FD&C, coal tar and lake colors.

If you want to try your very own bottle of Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish click to enter here and read the contest rules! The contest ends on July 2nd so enter ASAP before it is gone.

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.