Safe And Natural Essentials For The Family

It’s Back To School time! My son’s first day back was last Thursday! Every year, I always prepare our household with safe, natural, eco-friendly cleaning and lifestyle products. At the first sign of either of us getting sick, I use an oil diffuser and essential oils which seems to help tremendously. We gathered a few safe and natural essentials for the family to keep on hand! 

Safe And Natural Essentials For The Family
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How do you prepare for Back To School? It seems parents have to buy new clothes and school supplies each year. This year, I didn’t have to buy new clothes for him right away. I had just purchased clothing for him a few months before summer started, so his clothes will do for the next few months. I may have to buy new pants for him since he seems to have grown so much! I did have to buy a new backpack since one of the straps on his old backpack was wearing down.  

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3 Houseplants That Brighten Your Space

National Relaxation Day is August 15th! This is a holiday to remind everyone to take a break, a step back from their stressful and restless lives. In other words, take time to smell the proverbial roses, so to speak! This is your day to go for a walk, do an activity you enjoy, think about what brings you joy and do it! For me, I love houseplants. I have my home decorated with houseplants. Let’s talk about 3 houseplants that brighten your space! 

3 Houseplants That Brighten Your Space

Houseplant Community

As an indoor jungle enthusiast, we have built a fun, accepting, and understanding houseplant community. You can find us: 

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Pumpkin Spiced Banana Nut Muffins

When Fall rolls around, I am reminded of Pumpkin Spice everything. I’ve never had the fancy cup of Pumpkin Spiced latte from a coffee shop, although it sounds delicious! I’ve tried Pumpkin Spiced Coffee from Trader Joe’s and that was good! I used to buy it as often as I could. I love banana nut bread and muffins, so I thought to add a little twist with the Pumpkin Spiced Banana Nut Muffins!

Pumpkin Spiced Banana Nut Muffins

My son and I love muffins. There are times when I buy them from the grocery store bakery!  While they are so delicious, they are costly! I used to buy so many that I’d save the plastic containers they come in to reuse to water my plants in. I have houseplants that need to be watered from the bottom, and the plastic containers are perfect for that. 

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Keep Your Skin Glowing Even On-The-Go

Back to school time is here! My son heads back to school in just a few weeks. Yes, I am already counting down. Kids are headed back to school. Kids are headed off to college. We found a handy little skincare set that will help you keep your skin glowing even on-the-go! 

Keep Your Skin Glowing Even On-The-Go

After hearing about bioClarity on some of my favorite podcasts, I knew I had to try the brand. I was lucky enough to try the brand earlier this year, and I am still using the products! When you use their products, you can nourish your skin with plant-based goodness! I am impressed that they are vegan and cruelty free skincare products. As a consumer, I am more picky about the products I buy. I try to choose natural beauty and healthier foods.

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3 Back To School Essentials For The House

It’s Back To School time! We all know school supplies are mostly for school, but we have some fresh ideas for back to school essentials for the house. Sure do, things you probably wouldn’t think about or have on your list.

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Let There Be LIGHT-Healthy Light that is! 

Teens will have a lot of homework and if they have a desk they will need a lamp. Just in case they are working in the wee of the night or early morning. So we want to introduce you to the Ottlite LED Desk Lamp which is a healthy light option for your kids. Eye strain is no joke so yes this is a back to school essential.

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Spirulina & Matcha Bath Bombs

I remember the first time I tried Matcha Green Tea. It was at Disney World, they had a Frozen Matcha Green Tea Latte that I had at the park! At the time, we had spent a few days at the Disney parks, it was hot and needed a nice treat! After that, I had to find out more about Matcha Green Tea! What if you could treat your skin to natural beauty in the tub? It’s time to make homemade Spirulina & Matcha Bath Bombs!

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Hemp Oil Vs CBD Oil

Hemp Oil vs CBD Oil… what is the difference?

There is a lot of people out there that have no idea there is a big difference. Like myself! The past couple years the “green rush” of cannabis products have been flooding the market.  A question I hear a lot is…Can you get high from the CBD or Hemp Oil?

No- you can’t get high from hemp or CBD hemp oil or CBD products.

There are two different cannabis plants one is non-psychoactive hemp and the other is psychoactive marijuana. I want to share with you what I’ve been using on myself and my family. 

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Dried Orange Peel Bath Bombs

There are times when I want to relax and take a hot bath. I honestly haven’t taken a bath in a long time, but I recently whipped up a batch of bath bombs and just love treating myself! I also wanted to start making bath bombs to add to my son’s bath. He loves baths, but I also wanted to add a fun addition to his bath! Get ready for a refreshing experience with the Dried Orange Peel Bath Bombs! 

Dried Orange Peel Bath Bombs

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How A Special Needs Parent Introduced CBD Oil To Her Son

As a special needs parent, I turned to CBD products. CBD is natural and it works better for our lifestyle. My son has Autism and non-verbal. You see, my son will not take pills. I won’t even try because he wouldn’t understand how to swallow them. Find out how a special needs parent introduced CBD Oil to her son! 

CBD Oil for Autism

How A Special Needs Parent Introduced CBD Oil To Her Son

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Holistic Skin Care For Him And Her

Skin 2 Skin Care - Holistic Skin Care For Him And Her
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As I approach middle age, skin care seems to be on my mind more and more. I don’t suffer from rashes, reddened areas, acne or overly oily skin. But, I have definitely noticed that it looks duller, is drier, and a little less elastic around my eyes. Also, thanks to a few sunburns back in the day, I do have some uneven skin tone to manage.

Increasingly I am paying attention to skin care regimens that offer a more holistic, natural approach to their product line ingredients and more eco-friendly manufacturing practices. I find it interesting that most skin care products are marketed to women, as though men don’t care about their skin. Well, maybe they don’t. But, I love that Skin 2 Skin offers a product line geared to human skin — all skin, regardless of skin type, gender, or age. Pretty cool, I think.

I tried a few of their products and I have to say that I found myself really consistently using them. I know. Surprised me, too!

I’ve bought many skin care products over the years, but after a few uses I often get lazy or forget I even have them. A recent afternoon spent cleaning, purging, and organizing my bathroom ended with a trash bag full of stuff — including a couple handfuls of those frangrance inserts from magazines, broken hair bands (why did I KEEP those?), nearly empty lip gloss tubes, and unsurprisingly more than a few old beauty products that got lost in the endless mounds of creams, cleansers, toners, hair masks, makeup, etc. that a bathroom can accumulate over time.

But, the Skin 2 Skin products are the only ones that I use consistently enough to garner a place on top, in full view, right next to the sink. And since I like a pretty minimal look in that area, that is really saying something.

Also important, they contain no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, or other harmful ingredients. They are certified vegan and cruelty-free. 

Here are the items that I’m using:

Skin 2 Skin Care - White Tea Face Wash

White Tea Face Wash, Hydrating Daily Cleanser – This one is used more than all the rest. White Tea is one of my favorite scents, hands down. It just has a clean, fresh smell that invigorates me. Which is why I also regularly buy the White Tea scent of liquid hand soap to have on hand for the million times a day that I seem to use it! 

One of the few makeup items I use daily is mascara. I hate a face wash that smears it around and requires multiple applications to get it all removed. This one gets it all the first time, with no lingering mascara residue to deal with.

Skin 2 Skin Care - Enzyme Renewal Mask

Enzyme Renewal Mask – As much as I love the daily cleanser, this one is just as great a product. It exfoliates and smooths my skin, leaving it feeling fresher and newer than before. Additionally, it also helps reduce redness and discoloration. And it contains antioxidants and vitamins to moisturize and hydrate skin. 

I don’t do spa days, but I have had facials at those home parties like Mary Kay and Avon or whatever and the way my skin feels after using this mask is very much like that. It feels like I’ve pampered myself, for sure.

If I had to choose only two items to have, the daily cleanser and renewal mask would be my choice. The other three I’m getting ready to talk about are great, too, though. So, you decide for yourself based on your skin’s needs which ones would be in your top two.

Anti-Sagging Renewal Serum – Featuring the PepStem4 Ultra-Lift™ Complex of Tripeptides, Dipeptides and Stem Cells, this one is astonishing in its ability to take the slacking skin on my forehead and, to some degree, under my eyes and make those vulnerable areas feel firmer.

It has really firmed up my forehead skin that seemed like it was starting to feel a bit less fixed in place. Like, you know when you wipe sweat off your forehead when it’s hot outside? I was starting to notice that instead of the skin staying firmly in place like when I was younger, it seemed like the skin wanted to drag with my hand a bit. This helps with that. Ditto under my eyes, where I’ve noticed in recent years that when I wipe under them with my finger that the skin wants to come along for the ride.

Revitalizing Eye Gel – I’m starting to get sagging under my eyes sometimes, occasional puffiness, and the beginnings of crow’s feet. In addition to helping reduce the appearance of aging this product just gives the skin around my eyes a much younger, healthier, tighter appearance overall. It’s really an amazing eye gel. Again, I’ve tried all kinds, but Skin 2 Skin is my favorite — by far!

And since my eyes and lips are the best features of my face, in my opinion, this eye gel might (on second thought) give the renewal mask or the daily cleanser a run for the money on being one of the two I’d keep if I had to choose. 

Aging Intervention Cream – Even if you weren’t interested in any of the previous cleansing or firming products mentioned, this would be the one I recommended as a basic, daily item that everyone could benefit from. Every one of us has to be out in the world daily, so everyone’s skin is affected by environmental factors ranging from sun exposure to pollutants. If you only try one Skin 2 Skin product, this one should be it. It’s a deceptively simple daily moisturizer that features a dizzying array of benefits.

It not only moisturizes, but also will reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the occurence of blemishes, has anti-aging benefits, and supports overall more youthful and glowing skin. 

Seriously, there are too many awesome ingredients and skin issues that Skin 2 Skin products address for me to be able to do them any justice without droning on and on and on. But the gist is that they are a “science-based, natural plant powered formulation infused with essential nutrients, plant stem cells, multiple anti-oxidants and peptides” to not only renew skin and give it a more youthful appearance, but also to repair damage. — Source: Skin 2 Skin Care website

Skin 2 Skin Care - White Tea Face Wash - Enzyme Renewal Mask - Aging Intervention Cream - Revitalizing Eye Gel - Anti-Sagging Renewal Serum

Take a few minutes and click on the links for each product yourself to see information about what scientific formulas are in each product, and which plants are used in formulating each one. This is an extremely impressive (and multiple award-winning) brand. You will be as impressed as I am, I promise!

What is your biggest skin issue? Would any of these products help you address it?

Holistic Skin Care For Him And Her

Holistic Skin Care For Him And Her

Holistic Skin Care For Him And Her

Holistic Skin Care For Him And Her