Toxic Skin Care Ingredients Part 2

Toxic Skin Care Ingredients Part 2

Toxic Skin Care Ingredients Part 2

In part one of our toxic skin care ingredients list, we discussed the common harmful cosmetic ingredients to avoid. These included parabens, propylene glycol, Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES), Petroleum derivatives, Mineral Oil, DEA (Diethanalomine), TEA (triethanolamine), Artificial Fragrances, Artificial Colours. But the list doesn’t stop here!

The list is endless, and in part 2 of our toxic skin and hair care ingredients report, we analyse a list that are less common, but nevertheless the ingredients will pop up in a variety of personal care products around your home. As an ingredients detective, your job to ‘sus-out’ these toxins and keep them away from you and your loved ones.

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The Right Way to Apply Essential Oils

The Right Way to Apply Essential Oils

The Right Way to Apply Essential Oils

I was asked recently by my good friend Elisa the different ways you can apply essential oils and whether different application techniques led to different therapeutic results. In answer to her question, I first needed to find out Elisa’s intended therapeutic goal in order for me to give the correct delivery method.

Broadly speaking, most people use essential oils for the skin, for sinus problems, for house hold purpose, for allergies, for relaxation, colds and flu, or for muscle tension. In Elisa’s case, her goal was to alleviate the painful menstrual cramps and sore back muscles.

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Top 10 Ageless Celebrity Beauties Over 55

Top 10 Ageless Celebrity Beauties Over 55

Top 10 Ageless Celebrity Beauties Over 55

How do these beautiful ageless celebrities do it? To erase 10- 20 years off your age to me is incredible. As we live in an world filled with social conscience, intoxicated by the issues of age and beauty, these women are paving the way for youthfulness for generations to come.

Whether or not these stunning celebrities had work done with doctor 90210, who cares, they are looking good.

Jack Nicholson should be impressed with his 3 witches of Eastwick which made the top 10 list and with one of them in the top 3.

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Is Petroleum Jelly Safe?

Is Petroleum Jelly Safe?

Is Petroleum Jelly Safe?

Petroleum jelly is used widely as a personal care product and is commonly known as Vaseline. I’m sure nearly every person would have had contact with some form of petroleum jelly in the past.

Its place in the beauty industry is valid due to its most effective moisturizing properties making it a very effective lip balm for dry, chapped or inflamed lips. But its effectiveness comes with a price – a $3.95 price tag, plus the price of possible carcinogic health concerns in the future.

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Green Vegemite Becomes the New Flavour of the Month

Green Vegemite Becomes the New Flavour of the Month

Green Vegemite Becomes the New Flavour of the Month

Our beloved true blue Aussie Vegemite has won the the inaugural 2009 Agriculture & Food “From Paddock to Plate” Banksia Award, sponsored by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC).

This prestigious environmental award recognises outstanding environmental achievements by businesses, government and individuals. It was presented to Kraft Foods Australia by AFGC executive Ms Carnell and she says, “Kraft Foods Australia has shown an exceptional commitment to sustainable practices with its hero brand Vegemite – which is known and enjoyed by all Australians”

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Green Celebrity of the Month – Robert Redford

Green Celebrity of the Month - Robert Redford

Green Celebrity of the Month – Robert Redford

When you talk about class, you can’t go pass Robert Redford. Robert Redford oozes class from all angles from the way he talks to the way he walks, and his passion for green eco conservation and environmental work puts him in a class of his own.

Robert has been a green environmentalist since the age of 24 involved with countless environmental projects. His strong presence in the social, political, and celebrity arena gives him the freedom to creatively express his green eco message to the world.

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Homemade Natural Organic Lip Balm

Homemade Natural Organic Lip Balm

Homemade Natural Organic Lip Balm

In the previous article, we talked about the fun of homemade natural perfume and the simple steps required to produce your own bottle. Sticking with the topic of homemade personal beauty products, we will in this article teach you the basic craft for making a homemade Organic lip balm.

From summer to winter, lip balms are required all year around to help protect your lips from the dry cold winter months and the harsh summer heat. Unfortunately, a lot of commercial lip balms found in chemist and shops are petroleum based, and this ingredient should be avoided due to its links to cancer, reproductive damage, immune system toxicity, endocrine disruption and neuro-toxicity.

The beauty of making your own lip balm is that you’ll know that it’s free from petroleum jelly, artificial colours, artificial flavouring, preservatives and other questionable ingredients. What you’ll be using in replacement are natural organic ingredients such as beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter, honey…… the list is endless.

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Homemade Natural Organic Perfume

Homemade Natural Organic Perfume

Homemade Natural Organic Perfume

Making your own homemade perfume is all about having fun and putting your own creative signature into your work. Don’t expect it to smell like “CK’s Obsession” or “Lancome’s Miracle” or “Channel No 5”. The fragrance that you get from a homemade perfume is much more earthy and natural to your senses. Like all homemade projects, you should carry with you a daring mindset where trial and error is the key. Compared to other homemade beauty products, making perfume has a simple process that only requires a few ingredients and steps for a finished product to be produced. Water, alcohol and essential oils are the three most common ingredients in making home made perfumes.

Once you’ve learnt how to make homemade perfume, you’ve got a really handy tool under your belt that helps you to save money, create special gifts, make you smell attractive, enhance your mood and possible help you make money. Who knows, when you’ve cracked the right formula, you can possibly try to market your very own perfume brand.

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5 Reasons Why Going Organic Will Rock Your World

5 Reasons Why Going Organic Will Rock Your World

5 Reasons Why Going Organic Will Rock Your World

The world has been rocked by mankind…….. Whether the effects have been good or bad, that is not for me to judge. But by going organic, you can turn back the clock and reverse some of the bad damages we have inflicted to our environment, our natural habitat, and our personal health.

Lets join together and rock this world in a positive way to create a better place for all of mankind. Here’s 5 reasons why going organic will rock your world.

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Laughter For Good Health – When You Are Bored At KFC

Laughter For Good Health - When You Are Bored At KFC

Laughter For Good Health – When You Are Bored At KFC

Are you holding back your laughter because you believe that it will lead to wrinkles and fine lines? Well studies have shown that 13 muscles are used to smile, but 47 are required for frowning. You have to smile nearly a quarter of a million times to make 1 wrinkle.

Studies also shows that a great sense of humor can add 8 years to your life. Let Colonel Sanders show you a thing or two about laughter and humor and how it can lead you to better health.

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