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Forest Bathing is Healthy

There has been much written about the benefits of forest bathing. While this may seem like a crazy urban fad, there are many people who don’t have access to the forest – beyond a city park, and many people have never had the opportunity to experience spending time out in nature and find the idea […]

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Foraging Mushrooms At The Cottage

On the theme of Embracing a Natural Lifestyle, foraging is often overlooked. There are many great websites, Facebook groups and sources of information online about identifying and preparing different plants and mushrooms for eating and medicinal use. I had my first foray into Foraging mushrooms recently while Deb and I were at the cottage. Growing […]

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A Plant Based New Year

When Deb and I agreed to set out on a family road trip over the holidays with our son Matthew, we never suspected we would also be setting out on a journey towards adopting a plant based vegan diet! In fact, I was pretty sure that our trip to New Orleans, LA would include opportunities […]

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How to Make Simple Natural Soap

I’m going to start with something that’s a bit of an opinion, but probably something that you’ll agree with me on: Natural is healthier. And given many of us use soap everyday a natural soap is a smart choice! Especially when it comes to products that you’re using on your own skin. You never know […]

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10 Toxins In Your Drugstore Deodorant

Toxins In Your Drugstore Deodorant. We all want to look good, smell good and feel good. But there’s no sense in looking your best if you’re doing so at the expense of your health, or the environment. Many people don’t look very closely at the ingredients in their beauty products. The list is long – […]

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Eco-Friendly Brands for Earth Day

Eco-Friendly Brands to be aware of, because you shouldn’t have to choose between looking good and doing good for the planet. Unfortunately, many non eco-friendly brands don’t share that sentiment. Between harmful chemicals in cosmetics and the packaging those products come in, the beauty industry is one of the most damaging to the environment. There’s […]

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5 People Embrace a Natural Lifestyle

For a while now, people have been sharing their personal journey or transition to a natural lifestyle. We hear so much about the importance of a natural lifestyle when we are chatting with our friends, we see it on social media, and even on the news! These days, it seems like almost everyone is starting […]

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Detox Your Armpits

How to detox your armpits is still a mystery to many health focused people. How many beauty products have you purchased which boast detox effects? There are creams, teas, supplements and even smoothies on the market which all promise to rid your body of unnatural toxins. If you’re like most people, you’ve probably bought one or […]

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17 Stocking Stuffer Options

It can be easy to buy gifts for your family, even your friends. You know what your children have been eyeing all year. Your spouse has hinted at that patio furniture more than once. And even your in-laws can be appeased with a good stock of imported tea as a stocking stuffer. But over the […]

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Self-Care

Self-Care is Good for You

Let’s just get straight to the point about self-care. You deserve to take care of yourself. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman – the fact is that sometimes, no matter who you are, you forget that your needs should sometimes come first, and that self-care is essential to your well-being, your […]

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The Plant Paradox

The Plant Paradox – Dr. Gundry

Recently a customer emailed us about how they found our deodorant in The Plant Paradox by Dr. Steven R. Gundry. So of course we went straight over to the local book store and much to our amazement – there we were! Endorsed in the book as a “friendly substitute” for commercial deodorant brands! Once again […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s autumn again! You know what that means: a crispness to the air, pumpkin spice flavored everything, and road trips to enjoy the changing season. Fall is also when we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month; since 1985, October has been marked as a month of research, education and fundraising for a cure. What began as […]

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