I have found that occasionally we need a little detoxing. Our bodies and minds are stressed and overworked. The average American eats a lot of garbage we probably shouldn’t. We also tend not to be as mobile as we should be.
I have a fondness for apples. They’re one of my favorite snack foods. I use them in jams and jellies and as fun, unexpected ingredients in recipes. And candles? Don’t even get me started on that subject. I’m a bona fide candle freak! I love tropical, forest and fruit scents alike — and apple scented candles are right up there near the top of my wish list all the time.
I have apple-scented lotions that I love to use to help with my dry skin, apple-scented body washes, and have purchased shampoo and conditioners that feature this sweet fruit scent, as well. But, these beauty staples aren’t the only ones that make excellent use of apple extracts. Read on to learn about a few new apple-scented beauty finds I’ve discovered!… [read more]
Summertime has seemed to just slip away once the temperatures finally got comfortable. We love to camp and decided to stretch out our camping season for as long as we can before the New York winter starts to take over for the next 6 months. Camping in the Fall does come with some more unpleasant guests, BUGS! Even though the weather is starting to cool off it is still extremely sunny and humid!… [read more]
Ready to “spice up” your vegetarian dishes? My friend recently turned to a vegetarian diet and I know it can be hard to find things similar to what you are used to. (I remember struggling to find products low in sugar to fit my son’s strict dietary needs.) I have been on the hunt for great tasting organic marinades and dressings for her to enjoy! I know eating right is so important but so is having great tasting foods!… [read more]
We all know that we want nothing but the best for our babies and will do anything to give them what they need. I know just as an aunt and not a mother; I feel that way toward my nephew and can only imagine the way I will feel once I become a mother.
I’m a fan of cruelty-free products–and even more of a fan if they’re also vegan–so I was pretty excited to try some products from BOOM! by Cindy Joseph. This excitement motivated me to do a little preemptive research into the brand (aka clicking through the BOOM website), and my excitement only increased. Cindy Joseph places an enormous emphasis on women’s “natural beauty”, and has created a line of products that specifically focus on enhancing your individual features.
As parents, we’ll do whatever it takes for our kids. If there is a way to remove their discomfort, we will go to the ends of the earth to find it.
Since my son was born, I had been fighting an up-hill battle against his eczema from day one. I’d tried countless products from the pharmacy and experimented with different creams from his pediatrician. I’d even tried numerous natural, homeopathic recommendations. Nothing worked.