The last few days before my beautiful babies popped out were a true test as my body felt stretched beyond it’s capability. Breastfeeding after 2 years…yes, your body changes. Breastfeeding twins after 2 years…I’ll let you complete that thought. Everything you have read and heard is true. Pregnancy does a number on us. But we
It felt so good to be conducting another workshop today for Cawthra Park Green Beauty workshop. Thank you guys so much for an amazing event. Some of the comments that came in on social media: Kalina: This presentation has been so informative! I really enjoyed it, and I’ll
About three years ago, I found a lump in my breast and this triggerd a need to find safer alternatives in personal care products, from deodorants to nail polish, shampoos and toothpastes! While it is evident that we cannot control every aspect of our lives, we can control somethings.
Last year I was on a quest to find a natural deodorant; it was a very challenging task. If you’ve been reading my blog you’ll have gathered I’m a huge fan of anything natural. Whenever I can help it, I limit my use of chemicals to the minimum. Not an easy task in our world. There are so many studies, debates and counter debates about whether or not aluminum and parabens found in most commercial antiperspirants/deodorants really do cause breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other ailments. According to the FDA both are “safe”.
The ancient Egyptian queen, Nefertiti, credited her beauty to shea butter. Today, walking along the aisles of drug stores and grocery departments one cannot help but notice the amount of cosmetics & general skin care products that contain shea butter as an “active” ingredient.
Ola walked into our store; she needed to pick up a check that was owed to her. We began talking about a number of things, and the topic of exfoliating came up. She was complaining about the brand she was currently using and was considering trying our 100% Red Moroccan (Ghassoul) Clay. Which by the way is great! I told her I do not exfoliate. To be completely honest with you I don’t remember the last time I did. She did not believe me, saying I had such great skin that it was impossible that I did not exfoliate. I replied, “I don’t. I use natural oils and they do wonders!”
We’ve all been there before…you walk into a department store and head for the health and beauty section. You examine a wide variety of cleansing bars and you choose one that seems to match your needs. It usually takes a few tries before you find that one soap that really works for you. Do you ever stop to look at the ingredients of this soap? You are likely to find triclosan, which can disrupt the thyroid hormone and increased exposure can contribute to the development of breast cancer. You will find fragrance, which is usually a safe word for phthalates, a chemical that can cause birth defects and liver damage. There are so many chemicals that are used in nearly all "cleansing bars" sold in stores today.