Beauty

Conventional beauty products are damaging to both the body and the environment, as a result of their volatile chemicals and additives. Learn natural beauty tips and DIY recipes that you can use in your everyday life.

Zinc for Acne

Zinc for Acne

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Beauty , Well being
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Published March 19, 2019
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Updated April 15, 2019
Zinc is a crucial nutrient in the treatment of acne. Not only does it support healthy skin development, but it’s also an integral part of our immune system – fighting off infections. Zinc reduces inflammation, swelling and redness and with its bacteriostatic properties, it prevents the growth and spread of bad bacteria on the skin, bacteria […]

DIY Lavender Foot Soaks and Scrubs

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published November 19, 2018
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Updated May 21, 2019

A homemade lavender foot soak is carried out using lavender oil and Epsom salt. This process of foot soak is done before using a foot scrub, which helps in making your feet soft and aids in removing calluses. These steps can be made a part of a pampering pedicure or a nightly routine. There are […]

Maiga Many skin products contain water as their primary ingredient, advertising it as a way to ‘hydrate’ the skin. The thing is our skin is hydrophobic, meaning it repels water, otherwise, if we were to take a bath, shower or go swimming we would bloat up like a sponge. Alcohol is often added to the formula so […]

Face Mask – Raw Cacao and Turmeric

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published April 19, 2018
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Updated August 6, 2019

Taking some time out of your busy day to relax and rejuvenate yourself can be an amazing feeling. There are a great deal of stressors in our day to day lives and just as many toxins that clog our pores and prevent our skin from functioning properly. Stress and toxic build-up can prematurely age the skin, […]

organic sugar scrub

DIY Organic Sugar Scrub

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Beauty
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Published June 25, 2017
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Updated May 20, 2019
It smells like candy and it works like magic!! Why buy body scrub with strange chemicals added when you can make your own at home. Not only will it leave your skin exfoliated and moisturized it’s great for moving your lymphatic system (make sure you always scrub/massage towards your heart). Print Recipe 5 from 1 […]

A Closer Look at Personal Care Products

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published June 25, 2017
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Updated August 21, 2018

A majority of these chemicals baffle me with their literary composition, having such a difficult time trying to sound them out one can hardly be expected to understand what they are. This, to an extent is part of the game of using toxic chemicals within products that have such a close relation to our bodies. […]

Naturally Fresh Breath! DIY Herbal Mouthwash

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published June 20, 2017
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Updated August 21, 2018

Many mouth-rinses have within them pharmaceutical-grade amalgamated alcohol which is used as a tool to transport antimicrobial ingredients; alcohol supplies preservability, solubility and germicidal activity. However, alcohol mouthwashes such as Listerine, Scope etc. have been shown possibly increase an individual’s chances of having oral cancer. Listerine was first formulated as a surgical antiseptic (1879), and contains […]

The Benefits and Risks of Sun Exposure

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Beauty , Travel , Well being
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Published June 10, 2017
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Updated August 6, 2019
The media, cosmetic industry and public health authorities have been pushing for less sun exposure for fear of causing skin cancer. Yet, over the last two decades, there has been a steady increase in global vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency (Hoel, D.G., et al., 2016). Moderate non-burning sun exposure is needed to keep vitamin D […]
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