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Trader Joe’s Lavender Salt Scrub

Trader Joes Lavender Salt Scrub
Trader Joes Lavender Salt Scrub


I really can’t believe how long it has taken me to try Trader Joe’s Lavender Salt Body Scrub but I finally have and am in love! I used to purchase the same kind of scrub from Bath and Body Works or The Body Shop before their scrubs were $30 for a 6.8ozs of scrub that isn’t as effective as it used to be! I have been looking for a scrub of this caliber for a very long time and finally have found it at Trader Joe’s. I knew good ol’Joe would never let me down at only $6.00 for a big heaping jug bring it on!!
I couldn’t wait to use it. After slopping it on my skin felt amazing. If you are not used to oil based scrubs please be advised that if you use this scrub you should either mix it with shower gel or use shower gel after your scrub so you can get the oil off. I read some other reviews and people complained about the oil but if you are an experienced scrub user as myself you know better. If you have time to sit around in your bathrobe after you use the scrub or even put lotion on right after you will be OK.
I absolutely love this scrub. I have been dying for an actual salt scrub for so long. I do make my own but I wanted a responsible back up and refuse to purchase from Bath and Body or The Body Shop anylonger. There is no reason a body scrub should cost more than $6 if it is mostly natural ingredients!
I say right on Trader Joe’s! You have made me soo happy and will continue using your Lavender Salt Scrub until your recipe changes or price goes up!


Natural Garland

Natural Garland



This is a simple and truly elegant way to decorate your home for the fall or just for fun! You can change up the decorations every year and the best part is the materials are free. You can use these materials in garlands, to glue on to old home decor to make it look fresh and new!

Twine or rope (what ever is lying around the house)
Hot glue gun


1. Figure out your designs first. If you are using all of the same material for each garland separately this will be quick but if you want to change it up and alternate it is best to place it out first so you don’t get mixed up later.

2. Wrap and knot the twine around each pine-cone (you can use a dab of hot glue to make sure it stays). You should hot glue items like rocks, leaves, twigs or acorn’s.

3. Wait for the hot glue to dry. You can add glitter or pain to your fabulous new garlands. Dab them with essential oils so they can double as room fresheners as well (except for the pine cone which might smell on their own). Find my famous old broken hairclips, pins or buttons that you were needed an excuse to use and glue away!

4. Start hanging!! Place your garlands around your house to add some fall cheer to your rooms.

DIY Protein Shampoo For Dry Hair

Organic Homemade Shampoo

Organic Homemade Shampoo


I love making my own spa and beauty treatments. I can use the ingredients I want and save money at the same time. Making your own beauty treatments can be fun and informative. It gives you the chance to learn about different properties that natural fruits, vegetables and herbs have.


•1 organic egg

•1 teaspoon of organic coconut oil, warmed to room temperature

•1 teaspoon of organic lemon juice

•1 tablespoon of castile soap

•1/2 cup of distilled water

•5 drops of organic essential oil


1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and consistent.

2. Put in fridge for 15 to 20 minutes to make sure everything has time to sit and mix. (this is an optional step you can use it right away)

3. Get in shower and wash hair. Keep in mind if you use very hot water you might actually cook the raw egg in this treatment.

4. If you have any shampoo left over you can put it in the fridge and save it but you should use it the next day. Keeping it past that is risky.

Madara Eco Cosmetics Round 2

Deep Purifying Foam

Deep Purifying Foam

From a well curated selection of natural skin, body, and fragrance products along with the best in organic makeup and natural hair products Organic Beauty now is your one-stop shop for getting green and glam. Organic Beauty Now also posts expertly sourced natural beauty tips, tricks, and news.

One of the brands that Organic Beauty Now carries is Madara. They are clean, light, and natural feeling. The Deep Purifying Foam I personally like to use after a hard work out. Madara’s Deep Purifying Foam makes my face feel fresher than ever.

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Product Info:
Deeply and gently purifies facial skin and neck. Removes make-up and dirt. Cleanses without drying the skin.
Additional Information
Size 5 fl. oz. / 150 ml.
Skin Types all types
Applications Pump dispenser a few times, massage over wet face and neck. Rinse. Pat skin dry. Use mornings and evenings.
Ingredients Aqua, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Distillate*, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Alcohol, Glycerin*, Surcose Cocoate, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract*, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Extract*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Camomile) Extract* * Ingredients issued from Organic Agriculture; 100% of the total ingredients are of a natural origin; 30,2% of the total ingredients are issued from Organic Agriculture; Natural and Organic cosmetic certified by ECOCERT SAS – B.P. 47 F-32600 according to ECOCERT Standards.

About Organic Beauty Now:

We’ve chosen each and every brand we carry to ensure that the products we offer you are truly organic and all-natural. All our natural beauty products are:

* Made with the highest quality ingredients, using only natural oils, bases and essences
* Certified organic and/or all-natural
* Cruelty-free and not tested on animals
* Free from chemicals—no parabens, synthetic fragrance, mineral oil, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate or any other notorious cosmetic ingredient

Also, whenever possible, our products are:

* Contained in recycled or recyclable packaging , using minimal amounts
* Made of ingredients obtained from farmers and suppliers who uphold sustainable practices and carefully steward the land
* Made of ingredients obtained from sources that practice fair trade, ensuring that those who provide them are compensated fairly and treated with dignity

All of which means you don’t have to worry about what you buy from Organic Beauty Now. You can simply select products based on your desire to beautify and care for yourself and your family.

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Total Body Skin Firming Cream

Total Body Skin Firming Cream

Total Body Skin Firming Cream

We all want firmer skin and lack of cottage cheese look in certain areas. I have found Total Body Skin Firming Creamwhich uses caffeine as in ingredient which I have mentioned before is excellent for stimulating the cells and reducing the cellulite appearance in skin. I have used some of Botanic Choice’s creams before and what I like is there are no added perfumes, colors, or harmful chemicals in their products. Currently
Total Body Skin Firming Cream
is on sale from $10.99 to just $4.00! There is no reason for you not to try this cream out!! If you do let us know how you liked it and we will post it on our blog!

Product Info:

•Reduces the appearance of fatty deposits

•Offers a natural solution to a firmer-looking stomach, thighs and upper arms.

•Formulated with the advanced ingredient, Lipocare™

Botanic Choice’s Total Body Skin Firming Cream helps reduce the appearance of unsightly fatty deposits in an amazing way! It’s formulated with the advanced Lipocare™ to reduce the appearance of unattractive dimpled skin and increase skin’s firmness.

Lipocare™ is made of a hydroglycolic solution combining caffeine, coenzyme A and an extract of bupleurum chinensis, Lipocare™ works with your body to slim and refine your looks. Bupleurum chinensis is a Chinese herb, Coenzyme A is obtained by biotechnology and caffeine is from vegetable origin. Combined in this way, you have one unique formula you will only find at Botanic Choice. Total Body Skin Firming Cream also contains Vitamin E and nine other botanical oils and extracts. Free of harsh chemicals, alcohol, colors or perfumes. You’ll be amazed and more confident with a firmer-looking you!

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Acne Facial Polish

Acne Facial Polish

Acne Facial Polish

Just Natural Skincare’s non-abrasive acne polish contains soft, ultra-fine Jo jobs beads and botanical nutrients that work in two ways. The beads help exfoliate dead surface skin cells, allowing natural anti-bacterial actives and moisturizers to penetrate. Then, the Jo jobs beads help open clogged pores and remove the oil that contributes to blackheads and whiteheads. This non-drying formula contains Vitamin E-infused Jo jobs beads for comfortably hydrated and conditioned skin. Leaves skin clean, smooth, clear, and radiant.


Organic Aloe Vera, Rosehip Oil, Jojoba
Beads, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Xanthan
Gum, Pansy Flower Extract, Essential
Oils of Tree Tea, Manuka, Geranium, Clary
Sage, Lavender, Litsea Cubea,Niaouli,
Atlas Cedarwood, Vitamin E


This skin-clearing acne polish controls excessive oil production and reduces pore size for clean, healthy skin.
It normalizes oil production to prevent your own oil from turning into waxy plugs that can turn into black or white heads. Treats existing blemishes by killing bacteria found deep in pores. Calms irritated skin with soothing botanicals. Helps reduce shine,pore size, redness, and inflammation.

Natural Organic Hair and Skin Care

Cork Yoga Block

4'' Cork Yoga Block

Save 10% on retail orders over $50 at YOGAaccessories.com. Use Code AFFS9324 at checkout.

I have mentioned often how much I like practicing Yoga and how relaxing it always makes me feel. In my constant efforts to become better at Yoga I try new components and tools to make it more interesting and challenging for myself. For those of you who don’t know much about yoga here is a little definition for you. Yoga is a Sanskrit word which has many meanings, it is derived from the Sanskrit root “yuj”, meaning “to control”, “to yoke” or “to unite”. Translations include “joining”, “uniting”, “union”, “conjunction”, and “means”. It is also possible that the word yoga derives from “yujir samadhau,” which means “contemplation” or “absorption.” This translation fits better with the dualist Raja Yoga because it is through contemplation that discrimination between prakrti (nature) and purusha (pure consciousness) occurs.
Yoga has differenct accessories associated with it most of you know the mats and straps. Yoga blocks  however are used for supporting yourself and improve your alignment. You usually see them in either cork , foam or wood. I decided I wanted to try a block recently to help me with some more difficult poses and cork seemed like the natural choice. Cork has many benefits to it most of all that it is a sustainable material that is strictly regulated to insure its survival.

I know this is just a block for balance and support but I think its a small hand up in helping my mind, body and environment!

Product Features
Made from 100% all-natural cork
Curved edges on all sides
Smooth surfaces for added comfort
Solid, durable construction
4” x 6” x 9”

Product Highlights
Our cork blocks are made from 100% natural cork, a completely ECO-friendly material. Each block is sturdy and solid, with beveled edges for added comfort. The surfaces are smooth cork, which has a natural texture that provides extra traction. Each block is 4” x 6” x 9” (and is also available in 3” thickness as well).

Jack Black Bar Soap

Jack Black Bar Soap

Jack Black Bar Soap

I don’t usually use bar soaps because I feel like they dry out my skin and I have very sensitive skin. I was going to give this to my boyfriend to try. I didn’t think I would be able to write a proper review if I didn’t try it myself so that is exactly what I did! The soap came in this cute reusable cotton bag. I even like the black swirled with green. It definately differentiates itself from all other soaps. The organicoils in the soap are some of my favorite scents which made it even more fun to try. Just Natural Skin Care Products has never let me down before. This soap was surprisingly moisturizing for a bar soap. Even the reviews of this product agree! The smell, moisture and lack of chemicals make this soap usable by practically everyone!

Organic Avocado Fruit Oil, Organic Shea Nut, Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Palm Oil,Organic Sweet Almond Butter, Organic Palm
Kernel Oil, Organic Castor Bean Oil Saponified, Titanium Dioxide, Natural Herbal Colorants and Essential Oil Fragrance Blend.

Jack Black Product Benefits:
Most commercial soap manufacturers chose their raw materials
based on cost rather than their ability to cleanse, protect, or
moisturize your skin. These soaps are made from by-products
of the meat industry, such as lard or tallow. Lard and tallow renderings are obtained after cattle are butchered
and the fat waste is removed, which is then sold to these soap
companies. Look for Sodium Tallowate on the ingredient
list of your favorite commercial soap. This is made from tallow or animal fat.

Just Natural Product Benefits

Just Natural soaps are cold crafted to retain the natural glycerin which results in a soap that naturally protects and moisturizes your skin to make bathing a delight. Just Naturalsoaps are unusually moisturizing, high lathering and gently cleanse while lubricating your skin with rich natural
plant oils and butters. Just Natural uses the finest natural/organic plant oils and butters to make their soaps rich in antioxidants and vitamin E, that help skin to restore itself.

Natural Organic Hair and Skin Care

Natural Facial Lotion by Just Natural Skin Care Products

Just Natural Skin Care Facial Lotion

Just Natural Skin Care Facial Lotion

I have very sensitive skin and any face lotion makes me break out but in the summer my face gets dry from being in the sun. I have tried many different lotions claiming all kinds of things but without fail I break out. My skin doesn’t  look dry but it feels like it will crack any minute. After using many of the big name brands and variations I decided organic was the way to go. I researched organic products but Natural Facial Lotion had the largest description as well as multiple testimonials. The attention to detail was the real reason I wanted to try this product. The amount of information given about why this product works and what it does really just made me curious. All of their products have such detailed information and many testimonials it almost forces you to buy just to see if you can prove them wrong. In this case I could not. I use the lotion everyday and I love it. No breakouts and I can actually notice a glow to my skin!

Product Description:
Let this luxurious natural lotion illuminate you face with a sheen that charms. Naturally rich with in vitamins and anti-oxidants that nourish and instantly hydrates skin leaving it smooth, healthier-looking and supple. This ultra light and smooth facial lotion melts into skin to restore softness and smoothness.
Blended with lavish Kukui and Sea Buckthorn oils, this facial lotion goes deep beneath the skins’ surface to lock in
moisture and start rejuvenating healthier skin that radiates.

Product Benefits:
Long lasting moisture.
Absorbs quickly.
Leaves skin silky soft.
Natural organic and chemical free.
pH balanced and unscented.
Prevents dryness.

Sea Buckthorn oil is one of the best sources of natural antioxidants that effectively
combat wrinkles, dryness, and promote healing of eczema. This healing effect is due to
the beta-carotene (pro-vitamin-A) that is in Sea-Buckthorn oil.

Pomegranate Seed oil moisturizes and nourishes dry skin. It also balances pH, helps
the skin feels soft and smooth.

Product Ingredients:
Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Purified Spring Water,
Borage Oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Carrot Seed Oil,
Pomegranate Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil,
Cupuacu Butter, Kukui Nut Oil, Vegetable
Emulsifier, Green Tea Extract, Ginseng Extract,
Mango Butter, Helichrysum Essential Oil,
Geranium Essential Oil, Vitamin E.

Natural Organic Hair and Skin Care

January’s Top 5 Eco-Pet Picks

Bug-Off-soap Wysong Pet Health
Wysong Bug Off™ is a natural soap handmade in small batches of the purest natural ingredients.  Pets can be regularly bathed with Bug Off™ to help naturally repel bugs.  Bug Off™ includes Saponified Olive, Coconut, Palm, Soybean and Castor Oils, Spring Water, Essential Oil Blend, Jojoba Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, and Vitamin E.  (Not recommended for pets under six months of age, or those with highly sensitive skin.)


Organic Catnip Kickin Chicken Old McDonald never had a chicken that looked this good! With long spindly legs made of cotton cord and a tuft of white faux fur hair, this chicken will hold a cat’s attention all day. Our durable corduroy material is generously stuffed with organically grown catnip. Measures 3” made in Montana.


Cat Grass (Wheat Grass Triticum aestivum) Cats love grass. They nap and play on it, and like to eat it too. Wheat grass is good for cats, providing essential vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in Chlorophyll which acts as a natural detoxifier, mild antibiotic and deodorizer. An easy to grow organic treat for pet health and vitality. Certified Organic!  Rice Hull Gardens are a complete container garden in natural, environmentally friendly pots made from renewable grain husks, primarily rice hulls, and organic pigments. Equally suitable indoors or out, these highly durable pots will retain their beautiful shape and texture for about five years. One hundred percent biodegradable, Rice Hull Gardens celebrate gardening with a light footprint on the earth.

Litter Lite™ is comprised of biodegradable cellulose pellets; it is dust-free, and non-allergenic. After use, it can be composted, used as mulch, or flushed away in moderate amounts. Lightweight and chemical-free, this economical litter is also ecological. Especially important following surgery due to its pure design. Litter Lite™ is the world’s best cat litter!


Citressence™ is a pet odor counteractant. It is a botanical and citrus formulation that contains safe natural extracts which have the capability of molecularly neutralizing, not just masking, most offensive pet odors including dog odors and cat urine odor.

Citressence™ imparts an initial light citrus scent, which quickly fades along with the offensive odor. Citressence™ is highly concentrated, very economical and extremely safe and efficient.