Trying to be more natural with all of your beauty products, but having trouble finding a replacement for that oh-so-toxic nail polish remover? There’s a much improved, more natural version of this commonly used beauty product. Honeybee Gardens makes an acetone-free and fragrance-free nail polish remover. This formula will remove Honeybee Gardens’ WaterColors Nail Enamal, but it will also definitely take off conventional polish with surprisingly little effort. This remover contains horsetail extract to make nails stronger, as well as vitamin E and aloe to moisturize cuticles. This remover is truly odorless and is literally a breath of fresh air if you’ve been using conventional remover up until this point!
“Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things are. Joy is not necessarily what happens when things unfold according to our plans.” -Marianne Williamson
The Japanese Matcha Tea with Acai & Goji Berry Facial Mask by Pangea Organics is a 6 time beauty award winner and is now available in a tube twice the size of the original for the same price! This facial mask is one of my favorites and I previously reviewed it here: An All-Around Awesome Face Mask! I highly recommend trying it or buying it as a gift, especially now!
“Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.” -Author Unknown
Thymes is an entirely woman-run company that makes fantastic bath, body, home, and fragrance products with women specifically in mind. The first product by Thymes that I am currently experiencing in my home is one of their Reed Diffusers. The diffusers come in such interesting scents like Tamarind Lychee, White Persimmon, and Oolong Cassis, just to name a few. I went with the timely seasonal choice of Frasier Fir. Within minutes of opening the daintily designed glass bottle, it smelt like someone had been crushing pine needles in my living room for hours! The festive, wintry fragrance totally enveloped the room in an intense yet natural aroma. Although it smells mainly of Siberian pine needles, it actually also has cedarwood and sandalwood in the mix as well. I’m very sensitive to smell and I’m happy to say that this diffuser does not overwhelm me (give me headaches, etc.) I’m curious to smell more of the scent options because they all sound so interesting and luxurious! They are also 98% organic and eco-friendly.
Great article: Health Care Savings Could Start in the Cafeteria
One of my favorite lines: “We need to put food back in the heart of health care,” says Zoe Finch Totten, Full Yield*’s chief executive. “It’s the cheapest way to deal with health and the simplest, and definitely the most pleasurable.”
*Full Yield, Inc. offers assistance in improving your health and quality of life beginning with food. They offer a 12-month practical, effective and scientifically-backed plan to reduce, reverse, and prevent chronic diseases, which are caused by diet and lifestyle. I really love this approach to public health and I hope that it starts to have a greater impact on people and policy!
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” -Lao Tzu
Here are some great recipes for spa-like beauty treatments that can easily be made at home: OLE HENRIKSEN’S BEAUTY RECIPES