Parabenfreeandorganic

Believe, Act, Thrive

Archive for Natural

CLEAN LIVING & SO ON…


On top of the soap residue, dryness, are chemicals when ones desire is only to get clean. Today we are fortunate Clean Living can also be natural thanks to individuals at CLEAN LIVING, NATURAL LUXURY and chemical free bath products such as Dr. Hauschka Bath and Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap.

I came upon CLEAN LIVING at the Farmers Market in Westwood, CA. They are found at other Farmers Markets in Southern CA and on line at www.CleanLivingSoap.com or Twitter @CleanLivingSkin.  

CLEAN LIVING – Natural Luxury                                                                                                                                                           Their hand made soaps feel luxurious and they are not traditional soaps. A new word should be made up for these clean bars, how about that, Natural Clean Bars. These bars feel silky smooth and smell light and lovely. The soap or natural clean bars are made from vegetable and seed oils. Their scented only with Essential oils from plants, nothing synthetic which can cause allergic reactions. Many of there products are infused with Herbal blends that include Chamomile and Green Tea which is an anti-oxidant. Clean Living has a large variety of natural soaps to choose from such as, Face Milk that gently cleans the face while moisturizing it. Harvest Wine, They say Cleopatra bathed in red wine, so here is your chance without the mess. From Unscented to Sweet Rosemary, the Shea, Cocoa Butter, Grape Seed and Apricot are just a few  the oils and butters that are infused naturally into these beautiful bars.

Note: Make sure to keep them in a dry space.

* Clean Living Fine Soaps, Skin and Hair Care – 866-967-3700, LA – 310.828-5600

Dr. Hauschka – Aromatherapy, Natural Bath Products with Organic Ingredients.  Bathing in the world of Dr. Hauschka is considered a ritual, a pleasurable, possibly exotic experience. Dr. Hauschka delivers.

The Rosemary Bath – Rosemary essential oil stimulates and invigorates the skin and is also suppose to soothe the mind. Personally, I have found all of Dr. Hauschka Rose products to deliver on all levels.

The Lavender Bath – Pure Lavender essential oil eases the mind with pleasant, calming effect that smells lovely and relaxes the body. Lavender Bath also calms redness and skin sensitivity. The inviting sense puts one at ease, for an effortless and luxurious clean.

Dr. Hauschka has a variety of Bath choices as well as body washes. The soap free body washes nurture the skin with unique plant extracts that energize and clean the body and revitalize ones senses.

* www.drhauschka.com  800.247.9907

DR. BRONNER’S MAGIC SOAP

Dr. Bronner’s is an original natural formula that cleanses the skin with a selection of refreshing scents or my personal favorite, Unscented, Baby Mild. Peppermint reawakens and refreshes the skin with this concentrated formula. Dr. Bronner’s is clean with a conscious. Combining organic extra virgin coconut, olive, jojoba and hemp oils with pure essential oils, Dr. Bronner’s creates a rich lather, leaving only soft skin, nothing else.

Dr. Bronner’s magic pure Castile classic soaps are biodegradable and vegetable based. The soaps come in liquid form and bars.                                                                                                                                                                                                       *Dr. Bronner’s be found at Whole Foods, CVS and on line at www.drbronner.com

NOT ALL DARK CHOCOLATE IS THE SAME…


Tcho Organic Chocolate is unique; consider the way coffee beans are roasted to create different blends or Wine grapes after Harvest, Tcho Organic Chocolate takes the Cacao bean and roasts them into unique dark richness, creating healthy flavors such as Citrus, Nutty, Dark and Fruity. The chocolate does not contain fruit or nuts, only the essence they have derived from roasting the Cacao beans. The variety includes Roasted Cacao Nibs, “Citrus” Madagascar, terrific for cooking.

I have been making chocolate for the past year and when I came to Tcho, there was no looking back. A unique and healthy choice of culinary deliciousness that benefits you with each bite you take.

The cacao plant, to be more precise contains cell-protective photochemical, more commonly referred to as “antioxidants.” Researchers have discovered that a standard dark chocolate candy bar contains about twice as much antioxidants as a glass of red wine. (LiveStrong.com)

Chocolate contains large amounts of antioxidants that protect the heart, lower blood pressure, improve cognition, and are an anti-inflammatory that effect mood elevation. Phytochemicals in chocolate may also prevent cancer. Now, take a bite!

Available at Whole Foods & www.tcho.com

THE BIG BOOST!


YOU no longer need to rely on coffee or caffeine-loaded drinks to keep you up or give you energy. Jarrow, one of the top companies producing pure and natural products like Resveratrol and other vitamins now also has BrainBoost.  So many products are loaded with caffeine or need to be prescribed others need to be refrigerated, BrainBoost is filled with pure ingredients that are in pill form.  The reaction is practically instant, and you feel like you are getting an enriched focus and nervous energy is being left behind. In addition, it leaves you WITHOUT that nervous energy, like the majority of products do that are normally on the shelves.

Before sharing BrainBoost with you, I wanted to try it. I am not paid by Jarrow, nor under any obligation to write about them. This piece is due to the exciting alternative to products that are refined and not so healthy for the body or mind. A college student, who also works almost full time, was asked to write about her experience, which will be featured in this piece.

So What Is Brain Boost…?

The specific enzymes and unprocessed ingredients to promote brain function immediately, as well as for long-term periods, are packed into each BrainBoost capsule. The specific ingredients will be provided at the end of the article. Additional information can be found at www.jarrow.com

In regards to my experience, I felt the boost gently, but it gave me a feeling that allowed me to focus on my work when traditionally I would be tired at that time. It does not disappoint and each time I tried it, the product was effective.

So there is a natural, unrefined product, which allows us to work longer, focus well without drinking five cups of coffee or the latest buzz beverage. Additionally it gives us enzymes we need at the same time it gives as a nudge of a wake up call. Check it out for yourself, and tell me what YOU think!

I asked a journalism student, named Lauren Schiff to share her experience of Brain Boost…

Ok, let’s face it I am a busy girl. I work in a fast-paced technologically driven place and additionally take classes, try to see friends, cook for myself, and attempt to have some free time. I am like much of the population, as I have found that I cannot help my desire to be active and need to be alert and energized, especially when it comes to school and work. As you may guess, I like most students and those I work with, I struggle to get enough hours of sleep. This makes it hard to keep a get-up-and-go attitude.

I was introduced to Jarrow Formulas’ BrainBoost and asked if I would try with the specifications that I be honest when sharing my experience afterwards. I am happy that they asked me and genuinely glad to have been introduced to it, as it has helped make an energetic difference in my daily life. I learned that BrainBoost is generally a wake up vitamin for your brain; it features primarily that factually are chock full of all the good stuff we find naturally in chocolate, high-functioning brain cells, and even periwinkle.

I take the recommended serving size of two capsules (or sometimes even just one!) right before work or class to give my brain a little head start on the day.  The dose does nothing more drastic to the body than simply making me feel like my head is getting more oxygen, more space to breathe, and a little punch of crisp, fresh air.  The formula even boasts not only short-term, but also long-term memory benefits as well. I now use Brain Boost on my own. All I can say is that if you have trouble waking-up or need help focusing and are catching up on hours in the sleeping department, this may be a good option. It certainly is for me.

Lauren Schiff


BrainBoostcombines three well-studied, natural-source ingredients that are useful in promoting brain function both immediately and over the long-term.* These ingredients are 1) ChocoMind®, a cocoa bean extract standardized to contain 12% theobromine and 8% caffeine, 2 Sharp-PS® GOLD phosphatidylserine (PS) omega-3 phospholipids, the form of PS typically found in the brain and known to lead to better omega-3 absorption and 3) Vinpocetine, an alkaloid derived from periwinkle flowers, that has been studied for promoting blood flow and metabolic activity in the brain.*

BARE NATURALLY!


Hi Everyone,

Thanks for checking in! I’m sorry for not having new posts for the past week but I was out with the flu. Who heard of such a thing in the Summer?

I have something great for women especially in the summer, it is completely natural and most likely you have it in your home! If you want your legs, elbows, feet, etc., to be as soft as a bare baby’s bottom… this is the way to do it, naturally.

Ingredients:

SEA SALT, JOJOBA OIL, or Grape Seed, Vitamin E…

READ THE LABEL! Sometimes an Oil will say it is something but the ingredients show other additives. Just make sure it is pure and Paraben free.

Mix 3 part oil to one part Sea Salt and swirl together, then put it on your body as you would a purchased salt or sugar scrub. This feels better,  it is A LOT less money, and so simple, plus the outcome of  bare baby bottom soft skin! Yes, soft elbows.

If you live in Los Angeles, a store in Beverly Hills on South Beverly Drive recently opened called SASSY. The owner is great and she features mostly Paraben free beauty products and skin and hair products  for both men and women.  She has a large variety so make sure and ask for the Paraben free products. She does free Make-up applications.

Please let me know what you think.

Shortly we will be featuring women and men just like you and me for make on’s. A refreshing look at  individuals beauty with Paraben free cosmetics and products. For Men we will be doing skin and hair. There will be  before and after photos. We will NOT be doing the before frown after smile… This blog is real, so the results will be too.

Don’t forget to chime in. Requests regarding product information, questions, comments… I look forward to it.

HIGH RANKING POMEGRANATES… Not All Juices Are A Like!


On May 10, 2010, I started writing a  new post on knowing your juices, including the  benefits of Pomegranate Juice. Today, 5/12, Yahoo posts front page, from Men’s Health, “The Unhealthiest Juices in America. Parabenfree and Organic Blog provides you front page, vital information before the magazine is off the press. This blog is for YOU, delivering  accurate information and where to get it. Drink Up and read on…   Your comments are  appreciated!

Pomegranates are an A List Star when it comes to the vast benefits this fruit provides our bodies. Additional to the folic acid, fiber and anti-oxidants, Pomegranates are a rich source of Vitamin C.

Not all Pomegranate Juices are alike. The bottle may say fresh, but check it, because it could be concentrated, which means you are not getting fresh Pomegranate juice. Your best bet is Evolution Fresh, you can find the brand and their variety of natural juices, fruits and vegetables at Whole Foods, Ralphs, Bristol Farms and Gelsons. Evolution Fresh’s supreme quality and gratifying taste delivers a Pomegranate juice full of flavor, nutrients and no bitter after taste. Their delicious tasting Pomegranate juice leaves you wanting more and their Apple juice is addictive!  www.evolutionfresh.com

HIGH POINT POMEGRANTE NEWS! Pomegranate juice is known to lower bad cholesterol and stimulate the immune system. Pomegranate juice helps alleviate post-menopausal and menopausal symptoms due to the Phytoestrogen found in the Pomegranate seeds. Pomegranate juice is beneficial for those with digestive disorders by stimulating digestion. A UCLA study indicates that drinking a glass of pomegranate juice every day can assist in slowing down the spread of prostate cancer, the leading cause of death of men in the USA. It is important to drink up when it comes to this FRESH purple juice!

At the Farmers Market Apple Sherrill Orchard’s Pomegranate natural juices are tasty; they have a variety of flavors and several juices are made kid friendly. It is a family run business. The juices come straight from the farm to the farmers market. Obviously, it is bottled in-between. In my opinion, their juice has a rich, non-bitter taste that can often be found in Pomegranate juice. The contact information is below. If you live in Los Angeles, CA, you can find them at any Farmers Market.

APPLE SHERRILL ORCHARDS HEALTHY JUICE 3265 Valpredo Rd Arvin, CA 93203                                       661-858-2035

HAPPENING NOW ON WEDNESDAYS…
Apple Sherrill Orchards Pomegranate Juices are available Wednesday in WESTWOOD, CA. Farmers Market on Broxton Ave from 3-7P. (Free 2 Hour Parking on Broxton.)
MENTION THE BLOG WHEN YOU GET YOUR JUICE!

Hello World!


Welcome to WordPress.com. This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

BEAUTY TO LAST A LIFETIME!

April 11, 2010 by parabenfree 1 Votes

DID YOU KNOW? The underbelly of Parabens…
60% of products such as lotions, shampoos, lipsticks, powders, deodrant, shaving creme… are absorbed into your body and mimic your body’s hormones.

Natural does not always mean naturally good for you! Yesterday I was at the grocery store. I saw what is considered a natural sunscreen. Alba Botancia states that is is a chemical free sunscreen, noting on the front of the bottle, that it contains not harmful chemicals. Although their intentions may be good, their product label is misleading. Alba Botanica sunscreen lotions contain Titanium dioxide.  What is Titanium Dioxide?

Titanium dioxide is a white powder like mineral. Chemically processed, it provides a pure white pigment that is odorless and absorbent.  Additional to sunscreen and deodrant, TD can be found in food, cosmetics, vitamins and paint!

There are mixed views regarding Titanium Dioxide.  The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently classified Titanium dioxide as an IARC Group 2B carcinogen ”possibly carcinogen to humans”… This evidence showed that high concentrations of pigment-grade (powdered) and ultrafine titanium dioxide dust caused respiratory tract cancer in rats exposed by inhalation and intratracheal instillation*.  (Naturalnews.com)\

THE FACTS: Natural does not always mean it is good for you. Check your labels and decide for yourself.

As far as sunscreen’s go, The Environmental Working Group has identified the following ingredients are harmful to human health. Octocrylene. PABA, Octyl-methoxycinnamate (OMC), Benzophenone-3, 4-methyl-benzylidene and camphor (4-MBC). Homosalate

Women – Deodrant: I have looked LONG & LONGER to find a deodrant that had a pleasant smelled, WORKED, and was pure of toxins. The deodrant I use is HUGO NATURALS, Dual-action Formula – Sea Fennel & Passionflower. Purchased at Whole Foods.

This blog will be filled with new information about paraben free, natural, organic products, events, beauty, fashion, green style, food, wine, health…  AND YOU!  Stay Tuned & Definitely Chime In!