Personal Care Without Chemicals: Review of Beyond Organic Shampoo

Hello there and happy Monday! Did you have a nice weekend? I finally got my Christmas decorations down and we took the tree out. 🙁 I think it’s always nostalgic to put away the Christmas decor away, and I can’t believe Christmas went by so fast!  Anyway, we’ve officially wrapped up our series on staying healthy during cold & flu season, and the different foods to focus on to keep your family healthy when it seems like everyone around you is falling like flies from the flu. And by the way, please, please don’t fall prey to the mass hysteria…

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How To Make Your Own Organic Moisturizer

How To Make Your Own Organic Moisturizer By Catherine Slezinger Growing up as a California girl, I was so unprepared for my first REAL winter when we moved to the Midwest.  (It didn’t help that it was supposedly the coldest winter in the last 40 years!)  When the temperatures dropped to the single digits, with snowstorms pummeling us over and over, I quickly learned that even if you stayed inside you would still be affected- by insanely dry skin!!! I remember actually being in pain from how dry and cracked my hands were! But no matter how much moisturizer I…

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Toxin Free Beauty: DIY Sugar Scrub

(By the way, the sugar on the bottom right hand side is the REAL stuff!) Ladies, are you needing some do it yourself luxury? I know I could always use some! My sister sent me this recipe for a DIY sugar scrub, and I can’t WAIT to try it, so I thought I’d pass it on to you! I know my heels sure could use some right now! 😉 (This recipe is taken from Michelle Phan, a beauty guru, at www.MichellePhan.com) I’ll be making a batch this weekend, so let me know if you try it too! I’m also envisioning…

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Toxin Free Body: Get Your Energy Back!

Yesterday, we talked about the importance of Vitamin B12. In particular, it supports these functions in your body: * Helping to maintain normal energy levels * Promoting healthy neurological activity, including mental alertness * Supporting normal homocysteine levels for healthy heart function * Helping to ease occasional stress and sleeplessness * Maintaining healthy cell growth and repair * Promoting normal immune function * Supporting normal metabolism of carbohydrates and fats Unfortunately, studies show that the majority of us are not getting enough B12 in our diets. Today I wanted to show you some awesome Garden of Life supplements to help…

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Toxin Free Body: The Energy Vitamin

Do you need more energy? Whether it’s staying on top of your game at work, or chasing little ones around the home, we all need plenty of energy to fulfill all that we’ve been given to do. Up until recently, I felt tired most of my life. Drained, listless, and always wanting to take a nap. And as all Moms know, naps don’t always happen on command when little people are involved! But what makes us tired? (Aside from not getting enough sleep!) What makes our bodies function like a car running low on gas? One culprit is a Vitamin…

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Toxin Free Body: The Best Organic Peanut Butter!

I love peanut butter. I love it on apples, bananas, on sprouted bread with honey, with shredded coconut, in cookies, you name it, the list goes on and on! However, conventional peanut butter is filled with pesticides (peanuts are one of the most heavily sprayed crops) and can be filled with a carcinogen called aflatoxins. Aflatoxins are a type of fungus that can grow on the shells of peanuts. Fortunately, certain varieties of peanuts much safer than others. Valencia peanuts are reported to be aflatoxin free and are the variety used in the best organic peanut butter on the market,…

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