ELAVA Botanik believes that what goes on the body should be as pure as what goes in the body. With that thought in mind they created the the first 100% natural, certified organic fruit pulp hair care products. Each product is marked with a “fresh until” date just like grocery products.
“ELAVA” is Finnish for “living.” Their ingredients demonstrate their standards of purity with non-allergenic, non-toxic, paraben-free, sulfate-free formulas completely without glutens, silicones, or synthetic fragrance. They are set apart from other brands even further by the use of whole organic foods and not botanical extracts. (continue reading…)
Ditch the plastic bottles and opt for CGKidz stainless steel water bottles by CynerGreen. They are stainless steel and fabulously reusable, a great way to carry around water or juice. Better than BPA filled plastic bottles that are neither safe nor eco. All of the stainless steel bottles made by CynerGreen are under $25 (continue reading…)
Ladies, do we need to choose beauty over health? The obvious answer is NO, but have you ever stopped to ask yourself, “What ingredients are used to make lipstick?” What makes it look and taste so good? Could it be collagen, beeswax, strawberries, or lead perhaps?
The FDA tested for lead in 22 brands of lipstick and found lead in every single one of them. The FDA limits lead levels in candy to be less than 0.1 ppm, but does not regulate the level of lead in lipstick. (continue reading…)
In this world where we are constantly connected and on call we often lose sight of making time for self-care. Women and mothers especially sometimes see self-care as an excess or an indulgence. Fancy spa sessions are expensive and time-consuming, and while a long weekend at a yoga retreat may sound wonderful, it’s not a possibility for everyone.
Making time for self-care is so important, however. Having even a few minutes to yourself to feel good and relieve stress can improve your health, circulation, and attitude. A little pampering goes a long way and is an investment in your well-being.
Here are five quick and simple ways to add a little relaxation in just a few minutes during your shower that are fast and often free! (continue reading…)
Aromatherapy is very well-known these days, and there is a multitude of scented candles and incense sticks and cones on the market available for any preference or mood. If you’re looking for a little bit of a challenge, however, or want to experiment in a new way with the range of fresh herbs available during the summer, making your own incense could be just what you’re looking for.
Below is an overview of making your own incense. There are numerous wonderful sites on the internet describing specific methods and ingredients for incense production. Scents of Earth has good information on incense making and the ingredients you’ll need. (continue reading…)
If your feet could speak, they would probably complain that they do not get proper care and attention. So what do we do to keep them in tip-top shape? If you treat your feet with tender loving care and they will reward you with years of diligent, pain-free service. Just follow simple steps for happy, healthy feet forever.
Wash your feet daily. Make sure to clean between the toes and under the nails. Completely dry your feet after bathing. Dry the places between toes too. Damp feet are breeding ground for bacteria and odor. (continue reading…)