Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#4

1. Queen Helene Availability…Albertson’s Focus…famous for their Mint Julep Masque Founded…in 1930 Ingredients… ingredients like cocoa butter which is rich with vitamins and natural emollient properties, pomegranate oil for its antioxidant protection against the skin-aging effects of environment, and essential oils to help relax tired muscles and ease tension Mission…to provide a full line ofContinue reading “Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#4”

Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#2

    1. Desert Essence Availability…Whole Foods, Amazon, iHerb Focus… Founded…35 years ago Ingredients Mission…to bring you the results and peace of mind you deserve Price Range…$9 2. Ellovi Availability…Sephora, Nordstrom. Focus…healthy-looking, hydrated skin Ingredients…macadamia nut, coconut, marula nut, hemp seed, and shea…no synthetic ingredients, preservatives, parabens, or other secret ingredients. Mission…to make the bestContinue reading “Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#2”

The Best Vegan OTBC Body Lotions and Creams

We all know the importance of choosing skincare, hair care, cosmetics, and almost any other household product in terms of not only trying to “save the Rainforest”… BUT does that mean that every product that we purchase from this moment forward will basically “suck” in comparison to every product that we have been using rightContinue reading “The Best Vegan OTBC Body Lotions and Creams”

Making the Switch to a “Cruelty-Free” Lifestyle (without making it cruel to you yourself)

Legally, laboratory animals form a special category of animals and are not currently protected from ordinary animal abuse and cruelty laws. But if enough of us speak up loudly enough, perhaps this fact could be changed.     Making positive changes and choices–one decision at a time, one individual at a time–always impacts more thanContinue reading “Making the Switch to a “Cruelty-Free” Lifestyle (without making it cruel to you yourself)”

8 Reasons Even Southern Women Who Like to Fish and Hunt Should Consider Switching to Organic Cosmetics

To a Southern woman, taking away our “beauty products” is similar to taking away firearms to a Southern man. We realize that “Even an old barn looks better with a fresh coat of paint. We consider putting on a full face of makeup is actually part of putting on the “full armor of God…after all,Continue reading “8 Reasons Even Southern Women Who Like to Fish and Hunt Should Consider Switching to Organic Cosmetics”

The Essentials about Essential Oils

Essential oils are perhaps the oldest known element in following a “natural health” regimen…dating back to the ancient Egyptians, who seem to have used them as far back as 3500BC for religious, cosmetic, and health purposes. Essential oils have been called the “life blood” of the plant and are typically extracted from within the many shrubs,Continue reading “The Essentials about Essential Oils”

As Warm As Toast

One of my original goals when I began this blog was to discover ways to create and enjoy more of a “natural” lifestyle… But after I started this blog, my husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes… So my focus changed from creating a more natural lifestyle to helping him learn how to cope withContinue reading “As Warm As Toast”

Vegan Hair and Skin Care Ideas for Using The Rest of Your Avocados

Okay, so now we’ve covered about twenty different ways to incorporate avocados into your daily diet, the reasons why you should add avocados to your family grocery list, and the choosing and care of avocados… But wait…that’s not all…   Avocados and Skin Care…Avocados are good for your skin. Avocados are rich in nutrients—such asContinue reading “Vegan Hair and Skin Care Ideas for Using The Rest of Your Avocados”

April Essential Oil of the Month—Chamomile—The How?

  We are all familiar with chamomile tea, having been read The Tale of Peter Rabbit,  written by Beatrix Potter in 1902, and hearing how chamomile tea was given to Peter after being chased by Mr McGregor. But chamomile tea has been around since the Indian days, at least. And it seemed like the IndiansContinue reading “April Essential Oil of the Month—Chamomile—The How?”

April Essential Oil of the Month—Chamomile…The Why?

Chamomile, an aromatic herb, has been used throughout most of the world for many centuries and is one of the most ancient and versatile medicinal herbs known to mankind. The plant, with its white daisy like flowers and scent reminiscent of apples or pineapple, is native to Europe and western Asia. Stress and Anxiety…Chamomile is one the bestContinue reading “April Essential Oil of the Month—Chamomile…The Why?”