Articles Posted in the Bath & Beauty Category

Natural Organic Skin Care

Natures Garden Therapies – Handmade products from Mother Earth

It is said, “Necessity is the mother of invention” and Candace Hall’s journey is a perfect example of that.  Despite her best efforts, Candace‘s baby broke out with rashes whenever a baby product was applied. Faced with her child’s continued discomfort, Candace became resourceful. Through a creative effort, she remedied the problem by creating her own line of natural bath and beauty products called, Natures Garden Therapies. The skin is the largest organ of the body and for many of us we are not fully aware that what we put on our skin enters our body.  Candace’s rule of thumb is, “You never want to put anything on your body […]

good for you girls

Good for You Girls – Healthy Conscious Skin Care for Girls

I believe an important part of parenting is educating our children about the products they put on and in their body.  A highly influential time in a child’s life is when they are teens. At this age, they are bombarded with ads made by celebrities encouraging beauty products that are actually harmful to their skin and body. Providing a healthy alternative to mainstream “treatments”, Good for you Girls has introduced a skin care line that is made with the finest organic extracts and natural botanicals.  They have put together an informative site that you and your teen can use to educate yourself about “Good Ingredients” and “Ingredients to Avoid”.  By […]

Beecology natural body care

Beecology – Natural Handcrafted Body Care

I have reviewed many natural body care products, and have been very pleased with the quality of the products, but what I have found most interesting is the story behind the products; how the business came into being.  Beecology’s unique story is worth sharing. About six years ago, David and Amy Rzepka let a co-worker place a beehive on their family farm.  Through unseen circumstances, he was unable to tend to the hive and David and Amy became responsible for it.  They became beekeepers!  They found the science of bees and the culture surrounding bees fascinating and began attending workshops at The Ohio State University agricultural campus to learn more.  […]

agape and zoe naturals

Agape & Zoe Naturals: Natural, Healthy Perfumes

The use of fragrance can be a rich part of a pure lifestyle. A fragrance trail can launch us on a journey of beautiful emotions and feelings. Unfortunately, over the years popular perfumes have been made with unnatural, toxic ingredients. Patricia Malemes, founder of Agape and Zoe Naturals, became aware of this when she began doing research on the products she was using. She was angry with the establishments that actually allowed products with harmful ingredients to be created and consumed. And, on January 1, 2009, began a mission to be non-toxic and green with the desire to inform and inspire others. As a part of this commitment she developed […]

From my herb garden

From My Herb Garden: Beyond Body Care

Whether you have a serious ailment like psoriasis, or you simply want to have moister, better feeling skin, From My Herb Garden offers some of the best in personal skin and body care. By only using the purest ingredients available, From My Herb Garden is able to provide healthy, simple, and organic products that truly work wonders on the skin. I was first turned on to From My Herb Garden when my friend suggested I check them out for any skin care needs. After reviewing their products, I decided to try their Sweet Orange & Vanilla Body Butter. I tend to have drier skin, and, during the winter months, the […]

Belle Terre organic soaps

Belle Terre Natural Organic Soap

What a beautiful company, Belle Terre, creators of natural and organic handcrafted soaps and lip balms. It has been such positive, aesthetic experience learning about them.  I was first drawn to the company by their artistic logo of a tree, and as I searched their site it became apparent they have a deep personal commitment to sustainability, reflected not only in their business but also in their lifestyle. Belle Terra was created in an effort to produce beautiful products that reflected their own ideals; to use only the highest quality organic ingredients and to use an eco-friendly approach to packaging, “helping to create a cleaner and healthier world for everyone”.  […]

Jess’ Bee Natural Lip Balm

Knowing that we could potentially consume an estimated four to six pounds of lip products in a lifetime, it becomes imperative to be aware of the products we smooth onto our lips. This means carefully avoiding products that contain such ingredients as petrolatum, mineral oil and artificial fragrances. Jess’ Bee Natural, an eco-conscious business, makes chemical free lip balms using pure ingredients from nature that are known for their soothing, nourishing, moisturizing and protective properties.  They have successfully combined the simple, effective ingredients of Shea butter, almond oil, vitamin E and Beeswax, into a long lasting lip balm.  I really enjoyed the different varieties flavored with the very subtle, natural […]

Jao Goe Oil – All Natural Bath & Body Oil

The best way to moisturize, in my humble opinion, is to apply an all natural oil after a bath or shower.  That way, skin stays moisturized and you’re not left with a sticky, greasy, coated feeling.  When the weather heats up, it’s always nice to use an oil that has a little tropical flair, something light, breezy, and floral.  Goe Oil by Jao fits the bill nicely. Jao is the company known for its almost totally natural hand sanitizer.  I’m so glad they’ve branched out and created GOE (Garden Of Eden~ get it?!) Oil for us folks who like our skincare to be one hundred per cent natural.  Being that […]

Villainess Soaps Unique Facial Masks

Villainess Soaps offer a unique range of suds and scrubs.  I’ve used their facial masks for quite some time, and have always been pleased with them.  Several of the ingredients are actually good enough to eat! The two latest additions to the Villainess Mud range are masterful.  Presented in dry powdered form, these little beauties are preservative free treats for the senses.  Really cool packaging with what might be described as an old West saloon type of a vibe. The first thing I noticed about the Crushed Mud is the scent~ lashings of deep dark chocolate and tart red raspberries assaulted my olfactory senses before I even get it on […]

Avalon Organics CoQ10 Ultimate Firming Body Lotion

Avalon Organics is an environmentally conscious company that offers a light, non-greasy, nourishing body lotion called, CoQ10 Ultimate Firming Body Lotion. I have used the CoQ10 Ultimate Firming Body Lotion for over six years now! I continue purchasing it because it provides hydration without a sticky feeling, you feel like the product is actually being absorbed without leaving a residue behind. But, more importantly, what is being “absorbed” is not harmful. The ingredients are pure, natural, organic and nourishing to the skin. There isn’t the worry of harmful ingredients; all Avalon products are free of parabens, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates, mineral oil, petroleum-based ingredients or other harmful chemicals. Avalon claims this […]