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No Bull Tips for Beautiful Feet

no bull beauty tips for your feet Our feet work hard for us every day, and have done so since we started walking somewhere around 1 – 2 years of age.  For many of us, that was a long time ago!  Think of all the steps you’ve taken since then; many of which were probably on less than gentle surfaces.  And yet, our feet are still here all these years later helping us get around.  So, in honor of our dear feet, we figured we’d share a…
Posted in Natural Beauty Tips, Non Toxic Beauty

How to Speak Out With Your Wallet to Help Protect the Planet

Speak out to Save The Planet As Earth Day arrives this year, it’s obvious the planet needs us now more than ever.  We’ve got Monsanto trying to patent the earth’s plants and seeds – and destroy everyone who attempts to stand in their way – while buying off politicians left and right.  In the US the Keystone XL pipeline has a real potential of becoming a reality, Fracking is destroying land and water everywhere, Air and water pollution are rampant around the globe, China is forcing…
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Posted in Earth Friendly, Non Toxic Beauty, Organic Skin Care

Hemp Hemp Hooray | The Natural Beauty Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil!

Hemp Hemp Hooray! Let’s face it, when most people hear the word hemp, they think of a lot of things; but beauty isn’t tops on the list!  It honestly should be though. Hemp seeds, when pressed, make a highly nutritive oil.  This resulting hemp seed oil can be used topically as well as incorporated into your diet for a variety of amazing natural beauty benefits – Here are just a few of them. Rich in Essential Fatty Acids A Natural Anti Oxidant Great…
Posted in Beauty Food, Beauty Ingredients, Non Toxic Beauty, Skin care ingredients

The Scoop on Natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)

Alpha Hydroxy Fruit Acids Fruit.  It’s an important part of a balanced diet; for both your insides – AND your outsides!  Actually, fruit offers some major benefits to your skin when used topically. Also known as Alpha Hydroxy Acids, or “AHA’s”, these naturally occurring acids from plants and fruits like lemons, oranges (Citric Acid), sugar maple, and sugar cane (Glycolic Acid) are truly amazing for the skin!  Natural glycolic acid for example is highly effective for supporting collagen production; which helps your skin stay…
Posted in Anti Aging, Non Toxic Beauty, Skin care ingredients

Jojoba Oil and it’s Outstanding Beauty Benefits

jojoba oil A lot of people find the idea of lathering oil on their face crass. After all, oil is always synonymous to sebum – yes, the greasy stuff which some “think” is one of the skin’s root problems. Contrary to the famed notion, not all oils must be avoided! Take the case of jojoba oil, a liquid wax extracted from jojoba seeds. It was in the forties when people started to realize the wonders of jojoba oil. Since its oxidation property…
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Posted in Acne, Makeup, Non Toxic Beauty, Organic Skin Care

Neroli for Mind, Body, and Beauty

Neroli Oil Why is neroli, otherwise known as “orange blossom” the perfect all-purpose oil? Neroli oil is a pure plant derived oil that comes from the blossom of the bitter orange tree. It has a sweet citrus yet floral aroma, making it a popular essence in many modern fragrances. It also has a rather dramatic history. Neroli oil was first used at the end of the 17th century by Anne Marie Orsini, duchess of Bracciano and princess of Nerola, Italy to add…
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Posted in Acne, Anti Aging, Beauty Ingredients, Non Toxic Beauty, Skin care ingredients

Rose Hip Seed Oil As A Powerful Antioxidant

Antioxidants protect and repair tissues in the body which is why they are great for your skin. All natural ingredients such as these are a naturally effective way to fight wrinkling, uneven skin tone, sagging and blemishes. Rose hip seed oil offers so many properties you don’t want to be without this ingredient in at least a few of your products. Rose hip seed oil contains a range of antioxidants including lycopene and beta-carotene as well as Vitamins A and…
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Firming Face Creams, A Bunch of Bull?

Do Firming Face Creams Work Getting older often means inevitable tiny wrinkles and some areas of sagging skin. From just general aging,  to excessive sun exposure and even facial expressions, there are many reasons why these wrinkles appear.  Firming face creams seem like a good solution, but are they all just a bunch of bull?   Some anti-aging creams make claims they simply cannot fulfill.  Expecting to get the skin of your early teen years is impractical, c’mon now.  Your goal should be to attain…
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Cosmetic Versus Cosmeceutical

In today’s beauty world, the terms cosmetic and cosmeceutical are used intermittently. Few buyers really understand the full meaning of each term. Knowing their definitions and what criteria needs to be met make you a smarter consumer. Cosmetic ingredients and products do not require FDA approval before they go on the market unlike pharmaceutical drugs. Cosmetics are different from over-the-counter (OTC) drugs used in skin care and beauty products, such as bogus benzoyl peroxide (that can be harmful….hence the bogus)…
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Summer Skin Care From Bites to Burns and More!

Even if you take great care of your skin, we often get caught up in the good times during the summer.  Staying out in the sun, swimming, bug bites and making contact with irritating plants like poison ivy can cause serious skin discomfort. There are a few natural ways to look and feel your best even if you forget to take precautions. Take an oatmeal bath to relieve sunburn.  Simply place two cups of oatmeal in a cotton sock and…
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