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Homemade Brown Sugar Body Scrub

December 11, 2014

I love scrubs. Just the feeling after you use one and get out of the shower is AMAZING (unless you have fallen or slipped a few times beforehand)! I have been infatuated with scrubs since I was a teenager. I would use them on my face everyday and then a friend (who is also an esthetician) told me that using a scrub that often actually makes my oily skin more oily (who would’ve thunk?).

I also did not realize it, but many of the mainstream body scrubs for your face and body, have a ton of chemicals in them. For example, here is a list of the ingredients for Amber Blush Golden Sugar Scrub.

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Good lord! I can’t even pronounce those names so I am pretty sure they are no good. ­čÖé Plus a bottle or tub of this stuff is around $16! No thanks!

I have a super simple recipe to make your own body scrub and it barely costs a thing. Brown sugar is an amazing ingredient and has so many great benefits: Continue Reading…

Why this Healthy Beauty App is a Must

October 28, 2014

The Environment Working Group or EWG for short, is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that is trying to protecting our health and the environment.  Their goal is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. They have a team of scientists, policy experts, lawyers, and programmers who investigate and research on toxins, environmental health, food & agriculture, and water & energy.  They want to make sure someone is standing up for public health when government or industry will not.

EWG was co-founded by Ken Cook 20 years ago. He is a big influencer on many of our farm bills by drawing attention to the use of pesticides, cleanliness of our drinking water, and┬áthe sustainability practices of our farmers. He has also been a big advocate in pushing the labeling of the genetically engineered ingredients in our food. Continue Reading…