Thu, Mar 15, 2018
The Environmental Working Group tested 21 of the most commonly used cleaners and found they emitted over 450 chemicals into the air! In fact, the air inside our homes is 2 to 5 times MORE polluted than the air outside! Many of these compounds have been linked to asthma, cancer, reproductive and developmental health.
Beware the consumer as many chemical and synthetic ingredients are disguised on the label's the list of ingredients. For example, “fragrances” are considered a trade secret and companies aren’t required to disclose what ingredients are in the “fragrance." These chemicals can be so harmful over time that they can contribute to respiratory issues and headaches. Those with asthma and allergies, especially small children, are especially sensitive to these chemicals.
So what do you do to protect your family's health? Make the switch to natural cleaning! Not only are natural cleaning products a safer solution for your home, it can be much less expensive than store bought version!
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
It should come as no surprise that headaches are common. With computers, televisions and phones, we’re constantly exposed to screens. Combine that with the stressors of everyday life and what do you have? A recipe for headaches! So what causes a headache and what home remedies can you use to treat one?
Why We Get Headaches
The first step to knowing why you have a headache is to know what kind you have! There are over 300 types of headaches though the most common are tension, sinus and migraine. A sinus headache is pretty self-explanatory (caused by sinus pressure or an infection), a tension headache can be caused by things like stress, lack of sleep and hunger. When you get a tension headache, the muscles in your head and neck tighten causing pain. Migraines, however, are very different. According to Harvard Medical School a migraine is caused when super sensitive nerve endings in the brain create pain.
Fri, Feb 9, 2018
Beautyrest, Shut eye, Catching some zzz’s. Sleep goes by many names, but no matter what you call it, it's important! Getting a good night rest makes us feel energetic and rejuvenated- ready to take on the world! But few things in life are as frustrating as tossing and turning to no avail, feeling as though we never slept. Groggy and lethargic, we limp through our day awaiting the blissful moment our head will hit the pillow yet again.
According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School, our body regulates sleep similar to the way it regulates eating, drinking and breathing.
Wed, Jan 31, 2018
Romance is in the air- Valentine's Day! You may be wondering what sweets you’ll receive this year, but even more challenging...what do you buy for him in return? And where to find that perfect gift? Never fear! We’ve done the heavy lifting for you by curating 5 gift ideas that your special someone will cherish- without draining your bank account!
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Winter is here! It’s that time of the year again and spring couldn’t feel further away. If the blanket of frozen white stuff wasn’t enough to alert you, perhaps your dry, cracking skin sent you a memo- more moisture pls!
Looking for a way to bring your skin back into balance? Here are 5 easy tips to keep your skin looking and feeling it’s best during the long winter months:
Sun, Jan 14, 2018
“How are you today?” “Really Busy!” When did "busy" become not only a badge of honor and success, but a way to measure our feelings?
Life’s stressors can contribute to feeling overwhelmed, scattered and eventually depleted. We know we need to take time for self care - but when, and how? It’s a challenge to slow down, pause, become aware and present. There are so many ways to distract ourselves and push it off until another day.
Thu, Aug 10, 2017
Did you know the average woman uses 12 skincare and beauty products containing 168 different ingredients daily?
Many of the ingredients and chemicals in our cosmetics and body products are designed to penetrate the skin’s inner layers, which then enter into our body. Don’t believe it? This is the mechanism of how pain and nicotine patches work (transdermally). Among some ingredients found in our system: industrial plasticizers, phthalates, parabens and persistent fragrance components.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017
Matcha Green Tea + Body Care. Matcha is the highest quality powdered green tea available. It’s made from nutrient-rich young tea leaves and has been used in Japanese tea ceremony for over 900 years! Buddhist monks honor matcha as a health elixir for its potential to heighten concentration and also improve metabolism.
Wed, May 24, 2017
Tips to Manage Eczema
Sun, May 21, 2017
Natural Alternatives to Toxic Mosquito Repellents