Natural Organic Body And Home Care

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Natural Organic Body And Home Care Natural Organic Body And Home Care

Cleaning is absolutely unavoidable … or enthusiastically desirable … depending upon the perspective you take when confronted with such a task. Recently I have switched out a few household cleaning items that are definitely making laundry and hand washing much more enjoyable.

Not only do Indigo Wild cleaning products bring me joy with a range of mood-boosting natural scents, they are also making me feel better that I’m using products that aren’t full of chemicals.

The ingredients in these products are better for my family and are also eco-friendly to the planet. They are cruelty-free vegan products that are manufactured with essential oils, plant-based and pure high-quality vegetarian ingredients, and certified organic food-grade oils. They are also free from detergents, triclosan, parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

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Turn To Natural Products For Your Health

When it comes to our health and beauty, I prefer using natural products if at all possible. I have my son using natural deodorant and toothpaste already. I also have him using natural bath products. Since he doesn’t take traditional medicine, I use natural remedies as much as possible. I love using essential oils and an oil diffuser. Let us show you how easy it is to turn to natural products for your health! 

Turn To Natural Products For Your Health
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We recently tried two fun brands that offer natural products for the family. I am not much of a fan of honey, but I am open to trying other honey products for health. I am all for natural products and keeping us healthy. We were also sent natural toothpaste that are safe for both of us to use. 

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4 Cute Ways To Update Your Look

I love when the seasons change as it reminds me to go through my beauty and wardrobe essentials. This gives me a chance to clean up, organize, renew, and refresh!  A new season means changes! It’s good to make changes! We wanted to share 4 cute ways to update your look! Don’t forget to make it fun! 

4 Cute Ways To Update Your Look
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Update your shades

Let’s start with cool new shades! My son and I like to wear our cool shades before we leave the house. When I know we’ll be gone for a few hours, I remind him to grab his sunglasses. He knows it is part of our routine. He has one pair of sunglasses now and I wanted him to have a few other pairs to choose from!  It’s always nice to update and try new frames! Always look for sunglasses that offer 100% UVA/UVB protection. 

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Fresh And Easy Cooking to Your Door

We tried Martha and Marley Spoon and so excited to share our experience! We opened our box to find fresh and easy to prepare.

Martha and Marley Spoon Beauty Brite
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Give Me Fresh and Healthy Food!

It can be hard to eat food that meets the criteria of being delicious, easy, and made with fresh, healthy ingredients. Recently I was asked to try Martha and Marley Spoon. I have tried a few meal services before, but they were a bit different as they sent meals pre-prepared.

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Keep Your Hands Clean With Probiotic Hand Sanitizer

When I was first introduced to essential oils, I had no idea how to use them or even how beneficial they were. I had a beautiful set of oils and I didn’t use them for years! Years later, I was introduced to them again with receiving my first oil diffuser. Ever since then, I’ve been a huge fan of essential oils. I use them all around the home, whether in an oil diffuser or natural cleaning around the home! If you are looking to add a diffuser to your home, be sure to check out our suggestions on how to choose the right oil diffuser! How do you use essential oils? Let us introduce you to the probiotic hand sanitizer from Desert Essence. 

Keep Your Hands Clean With Probiotic Hand Sanitizer
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Many of us use a hand sanitizer throughout the day, especially when we don’t have quick access to wash our hands! What if there was a hand sanitizer that nourishes and conditions the skin?

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Add Matcha Green Tea For Natural Energy + Recipe

Matcha Green Tea is one of my favorites! When I was introduced to Matcha Green Tea lattes, I found that I enjoy a beverage as a mid-morning treat. I tend to have my one cup of coffee as I am checking emails getting my morning started. Looking for add a boost to your day? Add Matcha Green Tea for Natural Energy! Let us show you how!

Add Matcha For Natural Energy + Recipe
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I love my Matcha Green Tea lattes and we’ve even made Spirulina & Matcha Bath Bombs! You can see what other Matcha Green Tea recipes we’ve tried! How do you enjoy your Matcha? 

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We Put This Popular Skin Care Regimen to The Test

We Put This Popular Skin Care Regimen to the Test
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As I age, my skincare needs change. It’s almost as though I finally find a great routine that works for me and my skin reaks havoc all over again. Hormones, stress, and even seasons play such a large part when it comes to healthy skin. So I find myself once again spending countless hours searching the internet for skin care regimen to suit my needs. The problem is, I am clueless on which products to use in conjunction with others or how to nourish my skin in a way that won’t need a change of routine a few months out. Oz Naturals, however, has catered the best skin care regiment for my skincare needs so I decided to put it to the test.

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Healthy And Socially Conscious Snack Options

Healthy And Socially Conscious Snack Options--Tohi Aronia Berry Antioxidant Drink-Women's Bean Project Snacks-Kate's Real Food Hand-Rolled Energy Bars
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Healthy And Socially Conscious Snack Options

Snacks, drinks — it’s the stuff of life, right? Everything we take in to nourish our bodies won’t be a full meal. And often, snack and hydration options aren’t given nearly as much consideration as full meals when it comes to health objectives.

Snacks and drinks during the day are often grabbed on-the-go — sandwiched between hours at work, collecting the kids from school, and ferrying everyone to various other appointments and activities. It can seem impossible to find time to make sure that what we eat and drink between proper meals is a good, healthy choice. Anything that makes these choices as close to thought-free as possible (while still being healthy options) is a win, in my book.

Adequate hydration is the most important thing. After all, we can survive much longer without food than we can without water. But, plain water is boring. Most people will find any way they can to liven it up a bit. A slice of lemon, some berries, maybe a sprig or two of mint — great ways to give water an extra kick of flavor, but they all require a small bit of preparation. And some days just do not afford any extra time to think about, much less execute, that kind of task.

Tohi Aronia Berry Beverages

Tohi Aronia Berry Antioxidant Beverages

Tohi Ventures has a super simple solution to support your healthy lifestyle. The only prep required is for you to pick their products off the grocery store shelf and put them in your shopping cart. Done. Tohi is a Native American word that means wellness. The aronia berries that they use in their line of canned drinks are grown in the American Midwest. They were utilized by Native Americans for their nutritional and medicinal value.

In addition to having a distinctly NON-boring super rich purple color, Tohi Aronia Berry Beverages are chock-full of healthy antioxidants. They are also clean label, all natural, non-carbonated, no sugar added, caffeine-free beverages.

Tohi Aronia Berry Antioxidant Beverages

I can’t even tell you how many “healthy” drinks I’ve tried. It’s rare to find one that tastes smooth and crisp without either the taste or texture reminding me that it’s a supposedly good health choice. Often, I end up with a puckered face after drinking such products because some of them frankly just aren’t that refreshing.

These drinks really just taste like a nice flavored water to me. And they have fun flavors. Aside from The Original aronia berry drink they offer Blackberry Raspberry, Ginger Lime, and a Dragon Fruit flavor option. Check out the deep, vibrant red color!!! Drinks like this are best when they are super-cold. I pour these over a glass full of ice cubes. But, they are refreshing straight from the refrigerated cans, also.

Here’s what I like about Tohi Aronia Berry Beverages:

  • They’re non-caffeinated, but not bitter or dull-tasting. They’re refreshing and activate my taste buds.
  • They all feature a really gorgeous dark purple hue — instantly less boring than clear water or brown soda.
  • They’re canned, which means they are easily portable. You can grab one or two of them on the way out the door in the morning and toss them in your bag. Or you can tuck them into a cooler or keep them in a mini-fridge by your desk at work.
  • Aronia berry beverages feature many health benefits. They are naturally sweetened with monk fruit. Also included are antioxidants to combat free radicals in our environment. Truly a no-guilt drink option.

Check out this quick and easy Popsicle Recipe that can be made from these delicious drinks for extra refreshment and nutrition during the hot summer months. Tohi also offers some very interesting skin care and health supplement items in their product line that I am very interested in giving a try. 

While refreshing drinks are essential, a substantive snack is also much appreciated to help me get through busy days. Some days, I seem to be so focused on getting my to-do list done (as much as is possible) that I have been known to just forget to eat breakfast and/or lunch. We’ve all been there, right?

The thought of any kind of snack that’s not ready to go with no up-front prep is enough to have me trying to convince myself that it’s totally cool to just wait to eat until dinner, when I can sit down and take the time to prepare and enjoy it. But, that often ends with me raiding the pantry for anything I can snack on quickly.

Whether I’m prepping dinner after yet another busy day or on-the-go and toting a ton of stuff around, here are two easy, healthy, and tasty snacks I recommend.

Kate’s Real Food Hand-Rolled Energy Bars

Kate's Real Food Hand-Rolled Energy Bars

Granola bars are one of the easiest snacks to grab when hunger pangs strike. But, not all of them are healthy. They can be packed with stuff that tastes good, but does little to nothing to support a healthy body. Kate’s Real Food Hand-Rolled Energy Bars tick several boxes on snack success list:

  • They are well packaged and don’t tend to fall apart while getting jostled around in my purse. I do not enjoy opening a granola bar snack that has broken apart. I think they tend to do that when they are drier, so I like that these are more moist and hold together well.
  • The company offers appealing flavors and the appearance of the bars makes me excited to eat them. You can actually see the healthy oats, fruit pieces, and nuts. My two faves are the Mango Coconut bar and the Lemon Coconut & Ginger bar. 
  • The bars have all the sweetness I love in a snack, but contain no artificial sweeteners. The bars are all sweetened with all-natural, organic honey. (Many thanks for the bee’s hard work!) Also, they are USDA certified organic, gluten free, non-GMO and kosher. So, you can nibble away without guilt!
  • I also like that these are nice, thick snack bars. They fill up your hand nicely and each bite is a delight to be savored. Kate’s Real Food has a winning lineup!
Kate's Real Food Hand-Rolled Energy Bars

Sometimes I’m in the mood for something a little more adventurous. Something that I can snack on over time like while reading or crafting, visiting with a friend, or working at my desk. At these times, I am apt to pour a small amount of jelly beans or chocolate candy in a little bowl to snack on. Here’s a better option.

Women’s Bean Project

Women's Bean Project Snacks

You will never have heard of these flavors of snacks before. And they have caused no small amount of excitement around my house lately. Both my husband and my teenage daughter have laid claim to a couple of my Women’s Bean Project snacks. Here’s why — variety and uniqueness!

We’ve all had nuts, dried fruit, chips and candy. Been there, done that. And Women’s Bean Project has these, too, but if you are starting to yawn with boredom … perk up. I’m about to take a hard left into heretofore unexplored flavor realms.

Women's Bean Project Snacks

You ever tried Swedish Fish? It’s one of my favorite candies. WBP has a version of this gummy candy, but it’s flavored with raspberry. I love them because they have all of the fun with a flavor twist and are so soft and chewy. Winner!

Banana chips or plantain chips your thing? How about plantain chips with chili picante flavor? Intrigued yet?

My kids (when they were young) loved dried pineapple and mango. WBP offers dried mango with chili spice. It’s good. It’s not my personal jam, because I love the simple sweetness of dried fruit. But, my husband loves it!

In addition to snack options, Women’s Bean Project also offers other food items like soup and chili mixes, baking mixes, coffee and tea, popcorn, cookie mixes, dog snacks, and even some apparel and Inspiration Necklaces. My adult daughter loves Lentil Soup, so I’m thinking I may purchase a few things from this company to add to her birthday gifts next month.

Women's Bean Project Snacks

I love having munchies on hand when I’m working or crafting. I’m a late-night snacker when I’m writing or knitting. It’s pretty easy to fall into the habit of having a small bowl of potato chips or a handful of candy sitting beside me to munch on. I appreciate having a healthier (yet just as quickly ready to eat) option available.

Obviously, this company has created jobs. All companies do. But, what’s great about the Women’s Bean Project is that this Colorado company (celebrating its 30th anniversary) has an important mission aside from producing quality products.

It also provides employment for women with a history of incarceration, former gang associations, and former addiction issues and gives them the means of creating a better future for themselves and their families. 

I cannot stress enough how important it is to offer opportunities to those who have found themselves down on their luck. We need many more companies who will provide opportunity and reach out to those who need help getting back on their feet. It’s so important to help our fellow community members when they need it, it helps everyone in the long run.

Here at Beauty Brite love trying new snacks. Here are a few others we’ve tried that you might like:

Four Healthy Snacks To Add To Your Back To School Stash

Snacks Your Whole Family Will Love

A Healthy Breakfast Starts With Fruit And Oats

Back To Life Back To Reality AKA School

Overhaul Your Snack Cupboard

There are no shortage of snacks out there. It’s up to us to do a little digging to find the best ones for our families. Hopefully this article will make it a little bit easier for you.

What is your favorite healthy snack to feed your family?

Summer Soft Skin: No Beach Necessary

The beach is one of my very favorite places in the world to be. So, it should come as no surprise that when it comes to skin care products I love it when I find a quality line of lotions, bath products, and other personal care choices that not only nourish and care for my skin but also can transport me right down to the water’s edge with a breezy, tropical scent.

Summer Soft Skin: No Beach Necessary - Nubian Heritage Mango Butter Collection
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Nubian Heritage is one of a few favorite brands when it comes to both keeping my skin looking and feeling great, as well as providing a nice variety of scents that I love. Our sense of smell is central to everything we do from preparing delicious meals to recalling nostalgic personal memories to promoting calm and relaxing atmospheric ambiance in our surroundings. It’s no wonder that companies that produce essential oils and diffusers, candles, potpourri, perfume and cologne, air fresheners, etc. are such a big business. We all use these products to invoke a response from within to find peace and calm in our lives.

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3 Natural Methods For Reducing Anxiety

When you are trying to deal with your anxiety, it’s important that you find methods that work for you. Everybody experiences anxiety differently and everybody has their own way of managing it. There is no simple solution that works for every single person. These are some of the best natural remedies for managing anxiety. Let’s talk about 3 Natural Methods for Reducing Anxiety.

3 Natural Methods For Reducing Anxiety

If you speak with a doctor, they will be able to prescribe you medication for your anxiety and for some people, it’s a great solution. It helps to manage your symptoms and makes it easier to live your life without letting anxiety get the better of you. But a lot of people don’t like the idea of taking medication because it does not deal with the root causes of anxiety and they don’t want to be dependent on medication to get through the day. If you feel that way, it doesn’t mean that you can’t treat your anxiety, you just need to find other ways.

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