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Organic Bath Co.

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Organic Bath Co. is one of my new favorite companies and they are also from Boston! I love these products because they are so simple and fresh. Everything is gluten free, vegan and 100% Organic. I’ve been making my own oils, scrub and lotions at home but they just get the exact mixtures correct and perfectly balanced. I’ve been using the SubLime Organic Body Scrub which is absolutely divine, the perfect mix of coconut and lime. Salt water, sea air and the right amount of summer sun in a little jar. For this product, click HERE.

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I also love the RefreshMint Organic Body Oil, it gives your skin instant moisture; replenishing and revitalizing dry skin. I’ve been using this oil after showering from a day at the beach, my skin soaks up the oil and feels healed and represhed. The oil is softly scented, the mint is very subtle, I tend to not like mint scented body products but this is a perfect balance and I love it, very fresh. It contains Jojoba Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Almond Oil, Camellia Seed, Grape Seed Oils and Green Tea Leaves – filled with antioxidants! For this product, click HERE. 

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Natural Deodorant Review ~ Schmidt’s

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Natural deodorant that keeps you DRY and smelling fresh! Yippee! Free of aluminum, synthetics and other chemicals. All Natural, Vegan & Cruelty Free. SCHMIDT’S DEODORANT is now an essential part of my daily routine.

I like that SCHMIDT’S DEODORANT comes with a little spatula, it makes application easier so I don’t get deodorant under my nails. This product gets a bit dry and flakey as you scrap off the top but once you get in on your fingers, you rub your fingers together to warm the ingredients. Then it becomes creamy and applies easily. You do have to wash your hands after applying but I much more prefer this method than wearing aluminum under my arms.

Aluminum is linked to cancer, our armpits are full of lymph nodes that are close to our breasts, that is WAY to close to comfort for me. Think about how much we sweat from our underarms, this is a sensitive part of our body and we are ingesting whatever product we put in the area. I will never again use Degree!

I’ve tried MANY natural deodorants, I’ve never had to much trouble with B.O. but I sweat a lot and I hate having wet underarms. Most natural deodorants are just highly fragranced with essential oils to cover any smell but they lack any anti-persperant element, which prevents wetness (what aluminum is used for). I workout almost everyday and work in Fitness, so it’s very important that I have a deodorant that keeps me dry, fresh and can hold up even during my sweatiest workouts. Schmidt’s is the one!

My favorite scent is Bergamot + Lime, it’s extremely fresh and not overpowering. My first couple applications of this deodorant caused my underarms to break out but this often happens when switching deodorants. I decided to stick it out, I’m happy I did because my body adjusted and I’m no longer breaking out. I HIGHLY recommend this product, hands down the BEST NATURAL DEODORANT on the market! One jar is $9.00 but a little bit goes a LONG way. You only need to use a very small amount. This product is made with Shea Butter, baking soda, cocoa seed butter, essential oils & vitamin E.

Visit the SCHMIDT’S DEODORANT website HERE


100% Pure Healthy Foundation Review

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I adore my new natural makeup by 100% Pure. I’ve never been one to wear foundation because;

1. my face would break out

2. foundation feels like wearing a greasy mask

3. gets on your clothes

4. I like the more natural look and foundation always felt like too much makeup

But I’ve been converted, this product is so light and takes the place of my powder, the color is perfect for me and makes my skin feel amazing. Everything typically makes me break out, my skin is so sensitive but this foundation actually feels healing to my skin. It’s more of a light coverage, so if you’re looking for a full coverage foundation, this is not the one. This evens my skin tone with light coverage. Finally a product that has no harmful chemicals and makes my skin feel divine. 100% Pure makeup is pigmented with fruit color, love that! 


Sun worshippers beware 

 Why do we use sunscreen? To protect our skin from the sun’s rays so we don’t get burnt and don’t develop skin cancer. But what is scary is that most of the products on the market are full of carcinogens and toxins that can cause cancer! Octinoxate is linked to breast cancer, that’s just one of the harmful chemicals in this product. Coppertone scores a DIRTY 10 on the Think Dirty list, and this is a baby formula. Scary that this product has been used on children for years!

Instead of Coppertone (or any sunscreen that you buy at the pharmacy) try Coola! Coola is my favorite organic and natural sunscreen. The formulas are light and don’t make me breakout, they smell great too! They rate from a 0 to 3 on the Dirty List, score!


Women Put an Average of 168 Chemicals on their Bodies Each Day

From an ABCNews report: “According to the Environmental Working Group, women use an average of 12 products a day, containing 168 different chemicals. Men use fewer products, but still put 85 chemicals on their bodies. Teens on average use 17 personal care products a day, according to the group, which tested 20 teens’ blood and urine seven years ago to find out which chemicals from these products were ending up in their bodies. They said they found 16 hormone-altering chemicals, including parabens and phthalates. ”

168 HARMFUL, TOXIC and CANCER CAUSING chemicals – SO SCARY! Even the Sunscreen that we use to protect us from skin cancer… are full of cancer causing chemicals! How dare they. We as the consumers must take a stand and stop using these harmful products on ourselves and babies! Thankfully there are so many new amazing natural and organic products on the market.

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Here is a link to the full article: ABCnews article


Current daily beauty routine

My green beauty routine. Dr. Bronners scores a 0 on the Think Dirty scale. LOVE! 18 in 1 uses! I use for body wash. My favorite natural deodorant is called “Funkless” made by a friend and fellow Pilates instructor in Brooklyn. The scent is Jasmine/Bergamot. It works so well even during hard workouts! I just started washing my face with olive oil and castor oil. Moisturizing my face with jojoba and rose hip oil. Trying to make my own body lotion this week, more to come on that experiment.

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Oil Cleansing

Ready to experiment with face cleansing with oils! Also going to make an age defying night oil. Results to come! No more dirty products with harmful chemicals going onto my body! Cheaper and all natural!

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