beeXpression® is all about using simple messages to create what Kim calls “full circle kindness,” one smile and one sale at a time.
Another independent organic food company bites the dust
Ayurveda is about balance, and it’s hard to balance what’s organic (you) with what’s artificial.
I hate wrapping presents. I hate wasting the paper that will be torn away and discarded. I can never get the corners write. It’s a waste of my time and a waste of resources. Paper gift bags have made gift wrapping easier, and we do reuse the ones that are given to us, but there is another solution.
My stepmother used to wrap a few gifts in fabric. I have tried this method, but the scotch tape really doesn’t stick, plus the scraps of fabric I guiltily keep thinking some day they will become part of a project, but they usually don’t.
VZ Wraps are different. Made from organic cotton with many cute designs, these reusable clot gift bags are sure to be kept and continue beyond one gifting.
I have just returned from two weeks in Italy. I was a little nervous about eating while in this country known for its excellent cuisine, as I limit my dairy and wheat intake due to food sensitivities and allergies. I remembered from my past adventures there that fresh fruits weren’t a problem when purchased at fruit stands or farmers’ markets (it is cherry season); however, a good salad is hard to come by (except for Coquinarius in Florence).
Italians eat a lot of cheese and pasta, yet they are not overweight. In America, we target such foods as unhealthy to eat all the time and sure to add extra pounds, yet is this really true? The only overweight people I saw in Italy, and of course this is a generalization, where the American tourists. Sure, these tourists probably eat the Standard American Diet (SAD) full of processed foods like high fructose corn syrup, yet what about my conceptions of eating mostly raw fruits, vegetables, and nuts as healthy eating? Should I be eating more cheese and wheat?
It’s hard to find a lotion that actually hydrates. Some are too thick, and some are too thin.
I spend a lot of time outside. It’s where I want to be. As a result, my skin takes a beating from the elements.
We were sent a new product from Vermont Soap:
Choco-Luscious Skin Smoothie is the choco-licous way to keep you skin smooth and moisturized throughout your busy day. Easily spread and absorbed, doesn’t leave a greasy feel or film. Your skin will love you for it! And you’ll smell choco-yummy too!
Contains: Certified Organic Coconut Oil, Certified Organic Cocoa Butter, Certified Organic Beeswax, Certified Organic Rosemary Extract
I tried this skin smoothie on my hands, and it did not leave them super oily. It did seem to effectively hydrate.
Whole Foods celebrated Hemp History during the week June 3-9. Although I am late in joining the celebration, I love hemp products! From personal care products to food, this amazing, environmentally friendly plant has been in use for thousands of years.
Due to weird drug laws, hemp’s use in the US has been limited. Most of the current supply for products comes from Canada. That is changing, as voters recognize the benefits of hemp.
Natural News reports:
The recent passage of Amendment 64 in Colorado, which legalizes the cultivation and recreational use of marijuana throughout the state, is having a major impact on the state’s agricultural sector. But the biggest potential for economic growth may actually come from marijuana’s non-psychoactive cousin hemp, which is right now being planted on U.S. soil for the first time in 60 years, thanks to the initiative’s passage.
Whole Foods sent us several hemp products to try:
Hemp Hearts are packed full of protein with 10 grams of plant-based protein per 30 gram serving size. Hemp Hearts are a great way to get an ideal ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3‘s including the rare EFA known as Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA). Testimonials have shown that GLA alone helps with arthritis, joint mobility, eczema, hormonal balance, migraines, menopause in women, healthy cholesterol & blood pressure levels and even weight management.