10 Reasons Why Organic Food Cost More

10 Reasons Why Organic Food Cost More

10 Reasons Why Organic Food Cost More

You walk through the supermarket ailes comparing prices of the strawberries in the fruit section. One punnet is $3.99 and another punnet which is certified  organic is $6.99. Almost doubled in price. Depending where in Australia you purchase organic produce you can expect to pay around 20 – 100% premium.

So is the higher price for organic food justified?

Organic food has taken some beating from the public due to the expensive price tag that comes with it. Now we can go into a debate about the claims of scientific evidence showing organic produce containing more nutrition. Or counter reports showing organic produce having no nutritional advantage over conventional foods.

The fact is, the higher price for organics has nothing to do with the nutritional value of the product.

What we do know for sure is that organic produce contains no herbicides, pesticides, chemical fertilizers, insecticides, growth hormones, GMOs, antibiotics, artificial additives, flavourings, colourings and chemical preservatives etc……. So you are putting less toxins into your body when consuming organic foods.

So does the health aspect for organic foods alone justify for the almost doubling in price tag? Off course not! Here are 10 more reasons why organic food cost more?

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Should I moisturise at Night Before Going to Bed?

Should I moisturise at Night Before Going to Bed?

Should I moisturise at Night Before Going to Bed?

There are 2 schools of thought. Some swear by the use of a night moisturiser before retiring to bed, while others follow a more holistic approach and don’t put anything on after cleansing and toning at night.

It really depends on the individual and how your skin responds to the different night time treatment methods. But the best way to find out what works best for you is to trial both methods. Allow a month to yourself without the use of any moisturisers before going to bed and another month with moisturisers at night, then weigh out the results to see how your skin reacts after 28 days.

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Hair Salons Can Be a Chemical Factory

Hair Salons Can Be a Chemical Factory

Hair Salons Can Be a Chemical Factory

From changing hair colours, getting perms and deep treatments, to adding curls and fancy hair styles, some hair salons perform as many as 50 – 100 chemical applications every day, filling the room with noxious indoor air contaminants, such as ammonia (found in hair dyes and hair lighteners) and lye (used in hair relaxers), which can cause headaches and irritate respiratory passages.

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Suki Skin Care Product Reviews

Suki Skin Care Product Reviews

Suki Skin Care Product Reviews

At the heart of Suki skin care products is a nutrient-filled organic base unmatched in the industry.

Suki carefully crafted a complete line of natural skin care products without the nasty toxic ingredients and using plants, flowers and fruit extracts along with advance science to formulate Earth-based ingredients that make positive changes in the skin.

Suki contains cutting edge scientifically proven advanced skin care solutions based upon the physiological equilibrium of natural pharmaceutical grade ingredients immersed in completely pure & organic bases.

Their formulas are made from 100% high performance natural, organic, biodynamic & food grade ingredients, they are compatible to work in unison with the body’s natural biological processes.

Skin care that’s good enough to eat. I’ve actually tried the Suki Exfoliate Cleanser, and must admit, it tasted pretty good. So lets kick off this review with Suki’s ever so popular Exfoliate foaming cleanser.

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Natural Hives Prevention Tips

Natural Hives Prevention Tips

Natural Hives Prevention Tips

Hives is caused by an allergic skin reaction from the release of histamine and other inflammatory chemicals causing raised patches of red itchy skin. Hives are normally triggered by hypersensitivity of the immune system and can last for a few hours to a few days.

As well as the itching, other symptoms include swelling, redness, sneezing, muscle spasms in the lungs, and in severe cases, the allergic reaction can narrow the air passages making it difficult to breathe.

Hives come and go! With the following natural hives prevention techniques, lets hope once the hives go, it will never come back.

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Eye Concealer Tips

Eye Concealer Tips

Eye Concealer Tips

In the dark with dim lighting, wrinkles, fine lines and blemishes around the eyes are difficult to spot. It is during the day, under the unforgiving sunlight and strong flourescent lighting that every skin blemish becomes noticeable. Makeup concealers help hide the imperfections, and is great at covering fine lines and dark eye circles.But the effects can back fire on you if concealers are not applied correctly. You end up with a creasing caking effect that can become worst than the blemishes themselves, and you end up with an uneven look that can become embarrassing to show.

Here are a few eye concealer tricks and trades you can employ to avoid the cracks from settling in.

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Don’ts For Acne

Don'ts For Acne

Don’ts For Acne

Ditch your chemical acne treatment regime, and switch to a completely natural routine.

Here are 9 acne DON’Ts to help prevent pimples.

1) Don’t Over Cleanse or Over Scrub

Don’t over cleanse or over scrub. As tempting as it is to achieve that squeaky clean feeling with your cleanser, the over cleansing effect can dry out your skin causing your oil glands to work overdrive to compensate for the dryness.

The harsh over scrubbing effect may cause too much pressure to your skin as it gets overly irritated and inflamed with constant harsh rubbing.

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Dr Hauschka Wins Best Natural Brand Award 2010

Dr Hauschka Wins Best Natural Brand Award 2010

Dr Hauschka Wins Best Natural Brand Award 2010

Congratulations Dr Hauschka.

“Style Beauty” has awarded Dr Hauschka the BEST NATURAL BRAND for 2010 – “Not only are its organic formulations gentle and effective, but the celebs’ fave Dr Hauschka is one of the hottest brands to flaunt right now. Even the organic army can now get in on the beauty product act”.

You have the biggest names in Hollywood using Dr Hauschka. ‘A List Celebrities’ like Madonna, Kate Blanchette, Jennifer Lopez, Mira Sorvino, Uma Therman, Jennifer Aniston and Cher all rave about the Doc.

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What is Draining Away Your Skin’s Moisture?

What is Draining Away Your Skin's Moisture

What is Draining Away Your Skin’s Moisture

Dry dehydrated skin means dead skin cells, dull looking appearance, skin rashes and itchiness. You want your skin to be plump, dewy, radiant and hydrated. But it seems that something is zapping away the moisture from your skin. What could it be?

Here are 8 possible moisture zapping culprits that could be draining away the moisture from your skin.

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Weleda Skin Care Continuing Its Award Winning Ways

Weleda Skin Care Continuing Its Award Winning Ways

Weleda Skin Care Continuing Its Award Winning Ways

Weleda skin care voted Best Natural Range for 2010

What an achievement. For the second year running, Weleda has won Best Natural Range in the Natural Health magazine Beauty Awards, beating runners up Burt’s Bees, REN, Trilogy and Ole Henriksen.

We all know that Weleda has an excellent product range, and here’s an explanation from Natural Health explaining why Weleda was a clear winner in the natural category:

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