Being physically active is one of the most important steps anyone of any age or ability can take to improve their health, and walking is an excellent way to increase activity. It is easy to do, and all you need is a good pair of shoes.
We've all heard about the benefits of essential oils and their many uses. From bug bites to bruises, there is an oil or blend that can help heal and soothe. In addition to topical application, diffusing has become a very popular way to reap the benefits of oils. Of course, they smell beautiful, but why should we smell them?
In the last couple of years, there has been quite a bit of talk about the use of activated charcoal in products for hair, skin, even teeth! However, is the use of charcoal another beauty fad, or are there actual health benefits?
Malagasy Fresh Ginger Essential Oil is like no other ginger oil on the market. Really distilled from fresh ginger rhizomes, Fresh Ginger Essential Oil smells like freshly cut ginger. Unlike ginger essential oil commonly made in China from dried ginger, in Madagascar the essential oil is distilled from fresh ginger root. In addition to its fresh aroma, ginger has some great health benefits!
I’m a planner; I like to have as much information as possible about a project, destination, decision point before diving in. I like to take the information and analyze it, understand the pros and cons, find efficiencies, make backup plans – well, you get the picture. As I’ve grown older I still appreciate the benefit of a well-made plan, but I also have a growing respect for just “winging it”.
A rose may be a rose, but that rose-like fragrance in your perfume may be something else entirely. “Fragrance” is a generic term which can be concocted from any number of the fragrance industry’s 3,100 stock chemical ingredients, the blend of which is almost always kept hidden from the consumer as they are considered trade secrets.
We are so unbelievably excited that we have finally launched our new mobile and online natural, organic and vegan beauty boutique! In celebration, we are giving away a “Switch to Safer” #GreenBeauty basket worth over $100. The basket features wonderful brands like @AcureOrganics, @SheaTerraOrganics, @ObiaNaturals, @HurrawBalm, @bodysystemsteri, @soyworx, @brushwithbamboo and more.
26 Seconds: That’s How Long it takes for the chemicals in your personal care products to enter your bloodstream. Skin is our largest organ, it absorbs 60% of any topical product we use. Yet, conventional bath, beauty and personal products are full of harmful chemicals.
No one wants to learn that their trusted personal care products are made with hazardous chemicals. Thankfully, safer alternatives are available and there are steps you can take to reduce toxic exposures in your home and protect the health of your family.
Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects on health. Here are just 10 of the health benefits of coconut oil.