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Human health relies on community. By caring about the quality of what we put in and on our bodies, we not only improve our wellness, but that of those who live with us and around us.  Your wellness and your community’s wellness can be improved by choosing products free of damaging free radicals and by eating a diet rich in organic fruits and vegetables. Free radicals are atoms or molecules that are very reactive with other cellular structures. Free radicals can be found in our bodies as they are natural by-products of body functions like metabolic processes and immune system responses....

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Le Prunier, a plum beauty oil perfect for all skin types
Le Prunier, a plum beauty oil perfect for all skin types

An important aspect to consider when choosing products is the ingredients. To look at an ingredient list and see one - plum seed oil - is pretty incredible. In addition, being able to trace that ingredient to its place of origin is valuable because one can verify that the ingredient is pure. The plum seed oil used to make Le Prunier is derived from the makers' family farm just 30 miles north of Sacramento, California. Le Prunier was created by three sisters who spent much of their youth on the farm and supported its growth as it made the shift to...

Making the switch to nontoxic deodorant
Making the switch to nontoxic deodorant

Deodorant is a sensitive thing! No one wants to feel smelly or sticky, right? Making the switch to nontoxic deodorant can be really intimidating. Especially if you try one that did not seem to work.  I recently read this article where Tara Foley (CEO and founder of Follain) explained, “When a woman tries a conventional product that doesn’t work, she moves on. But if she tries a clean product that doesn’t work, she’s going to believe that all clean products don’t work,”. Which I found fascinating! The benefits of feeding our skin healthy, nourishing ingredients are huge. Your skin, your environment...

Protect your skin with Force Field Daily Defense Lotion
Protect your skin with Force Field Daily Defense Lotion

Ursa Major’s Force Field Lotion blocks over 93% of UVA/UVB rays. It also combines plant stem cell technology to nourish and revitalize skin which can lead to a boost in skin elasticity and a decrease in the appearance of fine lines and dark spots. In addition, the Force Field Daily Defense Lotion offers broad spectrum mineral sun protection with an SPF of 18. It is a physical (not chemical) sunscreen which means it forms a protective layer on your skin’s surface to reflect UV rays as opposed to being absorbed into the skin. This sunscreen is safe for your skin,...

Featured product - Penny Frances Brightening Cleansing Oil
Featured product - Penny Frances Brightening Cleansing Oil

Penny Frances Apothecary is a unique brand based in Vancouver, Canada. Sarah creates products that make you feel as though your suddenly on a beautiful tropical island. Her love for all things lush and feminine come through in her potions. I would also encourage you to follow her on Instagram for inspiration you will find nowhere else.  The Watermelon, Papaya + Green Mandarin Brightening Cleansing Oil will leave your skin revived and nourished. Among the ingredients, you will find organic watermelon seed oil which includes fatty acids that soothe your skin. The organic papaya seed oil is high in antioxidants and can...