It happens to all of us. One day you wake up, look in the mirror, and realize that the once youthful skin you had has all but disappeared. Years of emotion – happiness, sadness, pure joy, tragedy, ecstasy – are all laid out on your face. And although those moments in life are reason to celebrate, sometimes you want something to help restore your face to the time when those memories were made. If you’re like most of us younger, middle-aged moms, we have fond memories of watching our mothers apply layers of “wrinkle cream” to their faces before climbing in to bed for the night. But science has evolved, ladies! Read on to learn about some top ingredients (and our favorite products) that will keep your skin looking youthful and refreshed – even though you may not always feel like it.
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Remember your first pregnancy? If you were like us, you were so excited to create a baby registry in preparation for the multitude of showers being thrown for you, but that excitement quickly turned into anxiety as you stepped into the baby store. Who knew that there could be so many baby products, and why are they all so necessary? Or are they?
The truth is that much of what we had to have the first go round wasn’t really necessary (useful, but not necessary). In fact, as we prepared for baby #2, we realized that much beyond milk, diapers, and a car seat, babies don’t need much. That said, it doesn’t mean that we all don’t still enjoy buying baby products. However, having a little experience goes a long way towards choosing smarter, more natural, higher quality products. When you know better, you do better. Period.
In fall, most people go crazy for pumpkin flavored everything — pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin beer, pumpkin bread — and the list goes on. This fall, why not give yourself the ultimate treat and pamper yourself with a pumpkin based hair and face mask? With the added dry air that comes with fall, it can be damaging to skin and hair. With just a few ingredients, a pumpkin mask will nourish your hair and give you glowing skin by restoring its moisture. Read on to see just how to make your own DIY all-natural pumpkin mask in the comfort of your home.
There are a lot of subscription boxes out there nowadays. You can subscribe to pretty much anything. However, not all subscriptions are created equal. You don’t want a box of junk that doesn’t offer you a great value, and you don’t want a box of products that don’t align with your lifestyle choices. So many people now choose to live a vegan lifestyle for health reasons and because it is cruelty free. If this sounds like you or if you are interested in giving veganism a try, Love Goodly is the subscription service that you need to try!
How many times during the day do you sneak a peek over both shoulders, then casually and quickly lift up an arm and take a quick whiff? Probably more times than you care to admit. It’s okay, we’re right there with you. There’s something about deodorant that rubs (no pun intended!) people the wrong way, whether it’s the questionable ingredients that make you cringe and keeps you pouring money into your HSA account for the inevitable cancer that you’re bound to get from just trying to keep your body odor at bay or the morning battle with the white stick and the black sleeveless dress – we all know who wins that war. Finally, there’s a real solution to the deodorant dreads, and we are head over heels in love and super excited to introduce you to a little jar of magical creme that takes the stink and the stains away – for real!
Summer is here! Are you ready to hit the beach? We are. Before you pack your bags and run for the sand, make sure you have the right stuff to pack. You can ensure that your beach trip will be the best ever if you pack things that will make your time at the beach easier and more enjoyable. Here are 15 Beach Vacation Must Haves!
Bring in the summer with a gift basket of fun! We all know how long the summer days can be once school is out; days spent in the hot sun, or stuck inside, bored on the couch. What wouldn’t be better than winning a gift basket of toys perfect for indoor and outdoor play, plus an organic line of children’s skin care and hair care to help wash away the day’s sweat and dirt before bed? Check out our giveaway for a chance to win this amazing basket loaded with Dolphin Organics, and also featuring fun games and toys from Expect Natural.
Shopping for a family can be a challenge, especially when you want to buy real, healthy foods on a real, average budget. If you think you can’t afford to buy organic or make healthy choices because you can’t shop every week at Whole Foods, you are wrong! If you are willing to put in a little more effort and search for the organic quinoa in the haystack, you can eat incredibly well and stay within your means. The secret to real food on a real budget is where you shop. Here are three discount stores that you need to check out.
Odor eliminating discs can be used in a number of places — diaper pails, garbage cans, stinky shoes, gym lockers, your car trunk, the list goes on and on! But, buying these discs is an unnecessary expense. In fact, you can avoid store bought odor eliminators that are filled with chemicals by making your own using just a few natural ingredients.
This DIY is a fraction of the cost, takes no time to put together, and you probably already have the ingredients. Read on to see just how easy it is to make your own all natural odor eliminating discs!
Looking for a cure for dull and dry skin in these harsh winter months? Face scrubs will exfoliate and hydrate your skin, leaving it feeling fresh, rejuvenated and silky soft.
Since our skin absorbs whatever we apply to it, it’s nice to know we can avoid the long list of ingredients you might find in standard face scrubs by making our own at home. They’re easy to make, they’re safe with no harsh chemicals or side effects, and you can make customizable scrubs using simple ingredients you probably already have at home. Read on to see 4 DIY face scrubs and learn how to make your own customizable scrub recipe — the possibilities are endless!
A woman really glows when she can feel beautiful on the inside and out. If you want to give a Valentine gift this year to show the woman in your life just how gorgeous she is to you, we have some amazing ideas here to choose from. With lots of options such as perfume, accessories, even hand made soap, you can find a gift worthy of all the beauty your Valentine brings to your world!
Before you know it, Superbowl Sunday will soon be behind us and Valentine’s Day will be right around the corner. Men always say that women are so difficult to shop for. Well, we adamantly disagree. There are a plethora of gifts that are almost always a hit with women but for men it seems that they often say they “don’t care” when asked what they might enjoy for this holiday. Peruse our gift guide for some great ideas for what to get the man in your life this year. We have combined an eclectic mix of items so there is surely something that will suit his fancy, no matter how difficult he seems to be to shop for. After all, gift cards just don’t cut it for Valentine’s Day, so it is time to be a bit unique!
As moms, sometimes a shower is the only five minutes of peace and quiet we get all day (and some days, we don’t even get that!). Make the most of your shower time by using all-natural, spa-quality products that make you feel amazing — because you are! We love lathering up with the ah-mazing products from Elite Therapeutics.
It’s a new year, and we want everyone to feel refreshed, rejuvenated and renewed. This isn’t always possible after the busy holiday season — so let’s resolve to take a little time for ourselves! For the ultimate at-home spa treatment, we love the products from Nine Naturals.
Composting is one of those things that we all know we should be doing… but it just doesn’t seem very appealing. Between the smells, the mess and the hassle, it just seems like too much work (and stink!). However, the CompoKeeper has totally changed our perception about composting!