Veganism was once considered to be a fringe concept, but it has now become mainstream. The term vegan is no longer exclusively used in a dietary context; it’s grown to encompass every aspect of life, including the development of skincare products.
2019 was declared ‘The year of the vegan’ by The Economist, with almost a quarter of millennials identifying as vegetarians or vegans. Outspoken celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Beyoncé have been quite vocal about going vegan and are encouraging fans to switch as well.
Much like the dietary restrictions that come with being vegan, vegan skincare avoids any ingredients derived from animals or animal byproducts.
Vegan skincare products don’t include traditional ingredients such as honey, keratin, collagen, and beeswax. These ingredients are substituted with plant-based or synthetic ingredients that have been sourced ethically.
Good for Your Skin!
The ingredients used in vegan skincare products are natural—and very minimal. They nourish the skin gently by penetrating it, and are free from any chemicals that cause skin irritation or other dermal issues.
Since vegan skincare products are entirely made from plant extract, they are suitable for most skin types, including sensitive skin.
They also contain minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that help hydrate and repair skin cells. Although vegan ingredients do not contain the collagen that is necessary for keeping the skin fresh and rejuvenated, the plant-based ingredients boost the natural collagen production of the skin, keeping it looking younger and healthier for longer.
Good for the Planet!
The runoff from most synthetic skincare products contains harmful and toxic chemicals. Once it goes down the drain, it eventually ends up contaminating the earth, as well any water source nearby, including rivers, lakes, and oceans.
It also contains a large number of animal byproducts that are derived from livestock. Studies show that livestock is responsible for almost 50% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Not to mention all the poor animals that are subjected to product testing to make sure that these products are safe for human use.
Vegan skincare products do not contain any animal products or byproducts. They are also free from harsh chemicals and pesticides that many animals are exposed to. The ingredients are completely biodegradable, which means they don’t end up contaminating the earth or the water supply. The reduced carbon footprint is one of the main reasons people are moving towards vegan skincare products!
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Millions of women in the United States put on several different types of cosmetic products on their skin after they wake up. This is exemplified in the fact that the cosmetic industry in the U.S. is worth $72 billion
From influencers to brand loyalty, several trends are shaping the future of the cosmetic industry. However, one of the biggest ones is customer demand for clean, natural, and sustainable products that are made from organic ingredients.
According to a survey by Forbes, over 59% of customers indicated that they would consider switching their favorite cosmetics brand for a brand that offers natural products.
Let’s take a look at the amazing benefits of natural and organic skincare products:
No Harmful Ingredients
How many times have you picked up a skincare product from your local drug store and failed to recognize its ingredients? Most non-organic skincare products are full of human-made synthetic chemicals such as sulfates, sodium laurel, petroleum, and parabens. These ingredients can cause dermal issues such as irritated and inflamed skin. Long-term use can even lead to hormonal imbalances and organ toxicity.
The best thing about natural and organic skincare products is that you can recognize almost every ingredient used to make them. All components are derived from plants and, most importantly, they are grown organically without using GMOs, pesticides, and synthetic fertilizers. That means your body only absorbs natural and real ingredients that are completely safe.
Suitable For Most Skin Types
As organic and natural skincare products don’t contain any harsh chemicals, they are less likely to cause irritation, inflammation, and allergic reactions.
Any allergic reactions caused by natural skincare products can be directly linked to food allergies, such as strawberries or peanuts, all of which are quite easy to identify and avoid.
Organic skincare products are made in the most natural way possible to preserve the vital vitamins and antioxidants found in the plants that comprise them. Because they are grown without using pesticides and herbicides, the products are free from contaminants. This also means that 95% of the product’s contents are active ingredients, which makes them more effective compared to synthetic skincare products that contain only 5 to 10% active ingredients.
Healthier, Glowing Skin
While synthetic skincare products may offer quick, visible results and provide instant gratification, long-term exposure to the chemical components of these products can weaken and damage the skin. Prolonged exposure to synthetic chemicals can reduce the skin’s oxygenation levels, causing wrinkles and other signs of aging to appear prematurely.
Natural skincare products can take longer to show any visible results, but the real nutritional benefits of the organic ingredients are incomparable. They are gentle on the skin and are known to replenish, moisturize, and nourish for long-term healthy and glowing skin.
Better For the Planet!
The beauty industry has often received criticism for its impact on the environment, as well as conducting animal testing to ensure that products are safe for humans.
Natural skincare products have a minimal impact on the environment as they are free from toxic chemicals and are fully biodegradable. Organic skincare products are also cruelty-free. Made with all-natural ingredients, they don’t require testing to ensure they are safe for humans!
Choose Nosh Body for Natural Skincare!
Nosh Body Co is a growing home-based business in Orange County, California. Dedicated to making your skin healthy and happy, Nosh Body offers a line of organic luxury vegan skincare and body treatments that are made with the finest high-quality ingredients. Our products are vegan and cruelty-free and are extensively tested for effectiveness before we offer them to our customers!
Check out our entire range, including organic baby skincare products and organic vegan natural tanning lotion!
So here we are, in the middle of an epidemic I never thought I'd see. And of course it would take place once I opened a small business. I ran everything online and recently rented a cute little place in Newport Beach on a busy street off of 17th Street and PCH.
I work hard, I have 2 children and just like everyone else, things are uncertain right now. I have no will to stop what I'm doing because it brings me joy and I need to continue for myself mentally and spiritually. I will do just as everyone else and cut my costs to be below cost, because I need to create and move products.
Right now if you are a grocery store you're fine. If you are a skincare line also inside the store you are fine. Small businesses are the ones who aren't going to make it and we are the ones who need to most of all. I mean, come on, look at what these little guys like myself offer.
NoSH BoDY uses the BEST ingredients, they are paraben free, non-toxic, never harmful, always fresh, organic and mostly vegan as well, earth friendly, safe for children, excellent for delicate and sensitive skin, tested, have results and is guaranteed. The products speak for themselves and so do the ratings on Google, YELP, Facebook and my Intagram followers and clients include celebrities and are often featured on their IG Stories. I also have been written up and featured in The Skinny Confidential Blog and won awards and been the featured business for Tailor Brands.
I have worked in skincare and cosmetics for many years prior to NoSH BoDY and have a passion for creating products that are interesting and unique to my brand. I literally make Food For the Skin, especially since it is the largest organ.
I am Beettan Certified and offer SugarBeet Spray Tanning at my studio or I do mobile pop-ups in home or anywhere you'd like to have an event. Bachelorette parties are the BEST! This tan goes on dry, doesn't use bronzers so you can wear white after you spray, uses your own natural color to develop into your own golden glow. So it is NOT a FAKE TAN, it is real. The Sugar in the Beets created the DHA and your own natural epidermis to create your personal tan. You should try it sometime of course onece things go back to normal. In the mean time there is also, a self tanner that is buildable and goes on clear, it fool proof and smells great too just like the spray.
As far as right now and the world and COVID-19 I feel it is God calling out to us all. He is asking us all to STOP! Life needed to come to a halt, we were all running the rat race and living from one stressful moment to the next. Money may be the uncertainty right now but what does our soul need. We need to reconnect with family, spend more time at home with our loved ones, take a step back from the world and go into the darkness to once again see the light. Next time maybe we will see, we will know and we will understand that we need to balance things better. Also, love thy neighbor, not hoard and steal toilet paper from others or bottled water. I'm not here to judge but honestly people, your soul can live with that? Let's be kind, giving and show peace and happiness. Be thankful and grateful for each day.
Again, so online, support small businesses that are struggling. If you need a product, try looking online at the bottom of the search for a local company and see what they offer. I have my customers purchasing online and shipping or purchase and do porch pick up if needed.
Let's give everyone a change to make it out of this and still be ok.
Sending all of your family, friends, co-workers etc a healthy quarantine time and we will get through this....UNITED!
Grateful and thankful,
Today we are talking about our ARM PITS, it's an area we all have to cover either the stink, the sweat or both. I have used other natural companies and this one is different....by far!
I met Mila Shmurak back in 2014 when my daughter Priscilla was only 6 months old and we were in a Mommy and Me class, she was there with her second son Avi. I instantly gravitated to her, she's warm, charming, funny, personable, outgoing and gorgeous!
Over the next year or so of knowing her she created a small business and it's one that I think is genius! She wants to educate and get people to stop sweating though personal pit care. Yes, you heard right...through arm pits! She started Bare Pits which is an all natural organic
During that time I had been dealing with itchy arm pits and couldn't figure out what it was. I had tried creams and all sorts of things to make it stop but the itching always came back. I have very sensitive skin which has only happened as I've gotten older. I was sure it was contact dermatitis of some kind. I would get it to stop for awhile and again returning.
When Mila first started I purchased a container of deodorant, she was so nervous because all of her mommy friends wanted to try her handmade in small batch deodorant. I could't believe after a week of using it my itching stopped!
Mila has grown her company so much since my first day or purchasing that container, I find her products sometimes in yoga studios, little local markets and she has an amazing online shop. She has so much information on arm pits and personal pit care, who knew?
With a growing business and juggle now 3 children, she is a wonderful inspiration. In fact, she was the one who cheered me on when I started NoSH BoDY. So, just as she encouraged me, I encorage you to try Bare Pits. It's sooooo good!!!! It's on point too with it being earth friendly, non toxic, made fresh, organic and some vegan products and she has literally something for everyone!
Check her out, I promise you will not regret it!
Thanks for reading and Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays Everyone!
The year will be coming to a close in the next few weeks and we will bid farewell to 2019. This year was a good year and a lot of interesting things unfolded for myself personally as well as within NoSH BoDY. I'm so excited to leave this year on an up note and sweep it into the New Year and show that 2020 is a year to GLOW and GROW!
I decided to have some fun with my company and do the first collaboration with another company. I have always done everything myself and am very much a control freak when it comes to what I do because I have such a passion. It is hard to find like minded people who I know really are all about the best for people and found someone who was willing to trust in me with what she was passionate about. I found Michelle through a recent customer that fell in love with my products, she read about me on The Skinny Confidential Blog with Lauryn Evarts Bosstick. Suzanne owns The Bronzed Beet and was blown away with what I made and we shared some messages back and forth and she sent me a tanning lotion that was created by Michelle. Now I have worked with tons of tanning creams and bronzers and lotions and even worked in the old days at a tanning salon in Carmel, California when I was 17. But to my surprise this lotion was different. It went on clear, the smell was amazing and not a long drying period where I was walking around naked before getting dressed for bed. I just put my pjs on and fell asleep. In the morning after dreaming of the tropics because I smelled so good, I jumped up excitedly to see what my new lotion left me with. Would I wake to a nightmare or pleasant color that I dreamt of.....NO STREAKS, NO DISCOLORATION, NO WEIRD MARKS ANYWHERE!!!! YES, I had beautiful golden glowing tan skin in December, even in Orange County it's too cold to glow like that naturally but I was! Michelle Peth who started BEETTAN in 2014 was all about starting a healthy way to tan. Her younger sister was a fair skin, red head beauty but had some scares with skin cancer and could never get that golden glow she and all of us want, naturally and organically. Michelle worked hard on finding a way to make it possible! Michelle and I both have a love and passion for teaching people that having beautiful skin naturally is achievable. She worked with chemists and was able to make from the sugars in beets a natural way for the body to create a tan from your own mix of your skin with the organic ingredients.
NoSH BoDY will be presenting SugarBeet Organic Tan this New Year here in the OC! I will make the announcement once I am certified by Michelle and ready to take on clients. My NoSH BoDY skincare line and NEW garden collection will help enhance your skin for this youthful glow.
Let's be more health conscious this year and start feeding our skin pure natural organic skincare products. NoSH BoDY is here to be Nourishing Organic Simple Healthy and that is exactly what this year is about!
This year 2020 it's about you, your family and healthy beautiful skin!
Have a wonderful and spectacular New Year and start it off right....
Til Next Year.....
Today I had The skinny told on Nosh Body by none other than, The Skinny Confidential herself, Lauryn Evarts Bosstick
A few months back I had my friend Faye's big sister ask me some questions about an upcoming blog she wanted to write. She had recently been using my products and secretly was pregnant.
She sent over some questions and I never knew if she would get around to posting it, I mean she was recently written up in USA Today ( link below), now pregnant, still busting her butt as a posdcaster, writting, reading, organizing, working out, wife, blogger, the list was endless...but I know her secret, it's called time batching.
She has over 50 million downloads, she is the queen on skincare, cosmetics, health and wellness both physically and mentally. Her team includes her husband Michael Bosstick a wonderful staff that all seems and some are family. The fun begins when you listen to she and her husband and the relationship and banter they have, it is so hilarious. Their podcasts can tune you in even if you don't even know who the people are that they are interviewing, they have you captured and listening, literally sucked in within seconds of tuning in. I always feel great after listening to them and always learn something. In fact, I had never had the patience to tune into a podcast until I got into there podcasts.
Her sister has always been such a fan of my products and she always told me NoSH BoDY is the BEST and it's going to be BIG someday. I'm still a small business and being a stay at home mom is first to me but as my kids grow I hope NoSH does as well. It is a dream to create something that everyone connects to.
I hope you enjoy the post and blog written and I do hope if you haven't tried NoSH BoDY you will, I am always creating.
It is with a grateful heart that I have people who believe in me and I can't thank each one of you enough!
To Health and Wellness Inside and Out!
in search of the everlasting glow....Do you wonder why your skincare still leaves your skin flat, dull and lifeless?
.Are you putting products on that you bought at a beauty counter and it's giving you empty promises, or confused at the drug store with all the different cute packages of natural skincare? Or something that sounds good so why not, only to find it in your drawer used maybe a few times. Then months later you find it at the bottom of the drawer and hate to thow it away even though it's now expired and you KNOW you are NEVER going to use it but think another wasted $30 or more and it's hard to toss. You are not alone!
When you think about the skincare industry your mind probably thinks of the big major labels that have lasted the test of time. A lot of reasons why they last, they are made in mass production by companies who have chemists, who put together compounds and ingredients that are modified, made in a lab, created by mixing chemicals and some natural things, using the same chemicals that keep going into the skin and absorbed into the bloodstream.
Well I'm here to tell you that shouldn't be the case, you don't need all that to look great and have your skin glow.
I've created NoSH BoDY to be nourishing organic simple and healthy, food for the skin. I believe in feeding the skin, the largest organ the healthiest ingredients. It won't sit in a drawer I promise you. You will use this from beginning to end and look amazing. No more wasted money guaranteed. It is not sitting on the shelf collecting dust and getting old in the containers and full of preservatives that are harmful to your body.
NoSH BoDY is made fresh in small batches and made with only the most high end luxurious ingredients. I did all the research and tracking down and creating for you of what works! You should be using your products and not hoarding a collection of junk in your drawer. Even those "toxic" skincare items expire eventually after you open them, so a few months go by and you haven't used it, it's like opening a container of cottage cheese, it's going to spoil and have chemicals so you NEED to throw it away. Have you ever looked at those tiny pictures of the jars on the bottom 6M means 6 months from when you open it.
NoSH BoDY is feeding your skin the freshest and healthiest ingredients. Everything is perfected to not be harmful or irritating. Even down to each essential oil used. Some independent companies over do the ratios and can leave the skin to have more damage. Less is more as you've probably heard before. This is the case with the amount of essential oils because they need to have a safe dilution ratio. We at NoSH BoDY are overly cautious with each thing we put into our line which makes it the safest for your whole family.
So if you're using NoSH for the first time you'll notice that a little does go a long way. You shouldn't feel weighed down and heavy but an uplifting and fresh feeling to your skin. You don't want to feel full after a meal, you want to feel like you're nourished and satisfied. This goes for the skin as well.
NoSH BoDY is all organic and some products are vegan, they are always all natural and you will not get toxic, synthetic or harmful ingredients at all. We are a family based business and wanted to create something that was earth and eco friendly as well as sustainable products that will go with the sign of the times. We are dedicated to making the most health conscious skincare for ourselves and our children Did you know that even while pregnant, mommies to be, need to do the same while the baby is growing. You need to protect that child and start with safe ingredients for mom snd baby.
When you start feeding your child for the first time, you wouldn't give them old food to try, so why feed their skin something that's been sitting on the shelf for 6 months.
You can trust that this is in the best interest of your child's skincare needs, I do know they need freshly made products that are healthy and simple. I researched over the years and continue to educate myself. I know that there are a lot of products that are "potential hazards after long exposure to the use of them".
I've dug deep in my investigations of skincare and my findings are completely awful. I'm not at liberty to get into which products and manufactures but I can tell you there are so many that have information on their own companies and know that some of the things they use in their lines eventually can lead to cancers, infertility, skin issues, psoriasis, rashes and diseases that were once rare but we are finding out aren't so rare anymore due to exposures to certain ingredients repeatedly.
If you can't understand what is inside the container why use it? Your skincare should be up there with fresh milk, eggs, produce. The skin is the largest organ of the body and things are absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream. Toxins are stored in the body and harmful ingredients ingested or absorbed are simply not healthy by any standards.
As with any company or any ingredients not everything is for everyone, that is also why I try to keep it on the safe side of how I use and mix, create and the ratios used in my line are overly safe. I always guarantee everything I make, so there's nothing to loose by trying something that is good for you, healthy for you and so delicious your skin will thrive. Here's to revitalizing your skin!
To Great Skin and A Healthy Glow,
Have you ever wondered why you can't seem to get your lotion to last. Why you try numerous balms, butters, lotions, creams....everything you can imagine but yet you still look like a dehydrated prehistoric dinosaur an hour after you apply?
When the epidermis has a harsh layer of dead skin on the outer portion it is hard for your body to allow the penetration of the hydration of your moisturizer.. Leaving your skin feeling dull and dry and your pocketbook empty with all the promises of youthful looking skin down the drain.
All skin in different, When you are young and when you are much older I believe a more mild exfoliation is necessary. Young skin usually doesn't get the brunt of the build up and older folks have thiner skin so gentle is the way to go. This is why I created the Sugar Oat Mimosa Scrub. It is lightly exfoliating the skin with the organic coconut sugars and organic raw sugars. The organic oats are blended to a mix that will help gently remove dirt and oils that clog the pores, it helps treat acne , has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties and treats dead skin. Oats contain a compound called saponins, which is a natural cleanser. When you exit the shower you will already feel your skin glowing. The fresh citrus scented blend will make you relaxed as if you've had a nice delicious mimosa in the shower. You need not rub the skin but gently pat it dry.
For a more invigorating scrub I highly recommend the Peppermint Latte Scrub. It is made with the most amazing and most luxurious salts from the Dead Sea, this scrub helps reduce aging, the depth of wrinkles on the body, and treats body acne and psoriasis. This is why I like to have my clients leave it on the skin for a bit (turn the shower off when you scrub) and after is sits for a bit I like to rescrub the surface one more time. The salt will stimulate the blood circulation and with the added organic coffee it can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. It's also very calming, has vitamin B-3 to help fight cancer and reduces inflammation in the skin. The peppermint will leave you feeling like you have walked out of a spa. And with both of my scrubs you will not need to even hydrate the day you exfoliate the skin with NOSH BODY because it is the most hydrating scrub you will ever experience. The organic beeswax and organic oils will do the work that day. So just enjoy being pampered!
You will know when you need to exfoliate again but everyones skin is different. I suffer from aging dry skin and so I exfoliate 2xs a week with the latte and 1x a week with the mimosa. I like the mix because midweek I like the lighter formula and use it on my face. I do not recommend using the Peppermint Latte Scrub on the face as I think it is too abrasive.
After doing this though you will notice a huge difference in your skin! You will need far less product of moisturizer as it should seep into the skin and not sit on the surface. I tell my NOSH BODY clients a little should go a long way. Your skin can only take In so much and if your putting too much on it's a waste.
This should help you though with how your use your moisturizer and it should last you much longer. It should glide on and be a thin layer, if you look greasy you've over used! Start off small amounts you can always add more is what I do.
I hope this helps you have better results with your skin and by knowing that you need to remove that dead layer you'll feel lighter....not your pocketbook (wink).
Creator of NOSH BODY
So when I wrote this blog I came back and changed the title and I even had to research it a little. Was it equal or equally?
What I found was this,
Equal means the end product of the creation is the same.
Equally refers to the process, not the result.
I think we all know that there can actually be a difference in what people want to achieve and how they want longevity in their shelf life and so I believe this statement to be the truth...NOT ALL ORGANIC AND NATURAL PRODUCTS ARE CREATED EQUALLY!
The fact is, we are living in an age where people are more aware that for years as we were growing up we lived a polluted, processed, toxic world. We know this and we are working on changing it! We saw the rise of cancer, infertility and other illness that some were so rare and are becoming more frequently found and we started to say how strange it was. Now we are finding out more through research and it's coming back to the same thing.
So many people are choosing to live a cleaner life and that means many different things on many different levels. Some choose to simplify and live as minimalist and there are those who are strict with what they eat and those who only use organic or natural ingredients on their skin. Naturally, we are all different and we all have different needs however, I do see one thing in common, that people are becoming more conscious and aware of toxins. Whether it be too much in our living space and we need to cleanse that space, eating what we feel is the best for us. Some choosing keto diets or paleo , whatever makes you feel good. When you do this it makes you feel different and the world around you changes. Now people are finally coming to realize that there's more...and it comes to our skin and skincare, there are so many mixed emotions in people when it comes to all three of these things and let me tell you why...discipline is hard and sticking to something isn't always easy. I am the first to say we are allowed a CHEAT now and then. Some come home and have a glass of wine (I do not drink, so I enjoy ice cream). Yes, we are allowed to reward or give ourselves something sometimes and it should feel guilt free. Example to my minimalist friends, buy the cute throw rug you don't need just because it's cute and it may make you feel warmth in your home. My health eating maniac friends, go crazy and have some cake. Then the skincare gurus that want all healthy organic ingredients, lovely but if you want to get botox once in awhile go for it!
The goal is to live a healthier lifestyle in general and live happily! Those thing make us feel good, the space around us, the food we eat and what we put on our skin. I think people are finally more aware that the skin is an organ and you are essentially ingesting what you put on you. It is going into the bloodstream and into your body. Toxins go in and are stored there.
When you are at the store look at the labels of the ingredients on not only what you are eating but what you are putting on your skin and your children. If it costs more, it's not aways going to be the most natural or organic either...read labels. All companies are not in it completely for your best interest but they are trying in their corporate ways. There are companies though that choose to make things with integrity and their heart and their own families in mind. I know personally I had to make Nosh Body a certain way. It had to be made with highest standards of organic ingredients, natural ingredients and eco friendly I could find. It takes more effort for those making true organic lines but it's worth every ounce or research we do and I know personally I look for the most luxurious ingredients for Nosh Body. I don't want to skimp on the most important things.
I use these products on my children and some people say that kids don't know the difference, but you do! Why would you go out and spend money on things that don't matter when you and your family are the most important things and precious gifts on this earth. You'd do anything for them but yet if you aren't ready to give them pure natural, non toxic , paraben free, eco friendly, non animal tested things that we know are not cancer causing poison you have to try, you owe it to them. My own son who is 3 knows when I wash his hair it's okay because it is not going to sting his eyes. He still wiggles around and splashes me and plays games because that's what they do at that age but he's not getting irritated eyes. Most products sting and some of the organic ones do as well but to me that's for another blog on another day.
I know you're all smart enough to know when you are reading and looking at words that not all organic is created equally but research as a parent to find the best for you and your family. Find what works and make what makes you happy, because things like bathing, using lotions and balms, spritzes and scrubs are suppose to bring enjoyment and uplift you not weigh you down. So trash the toxic wash and all the other things and live lighter. You"ll feel better about yourself and your family will thank you.
With wishes of happiness and health always in my heart, from my family to yours,
Hi all my NoSH BoDY friends!
It's been awhile since I have been able to write because let's face it, being a mom, wife and creating a company is all hard work. I have to always look at my life and tell myself my family needs me right now and maybe NoSH will have time later, as I go to bed at night writing recipes in my head. I'm also old school too and handwrite everything and change it by crossing things out and scribble on pages. It's what makes me comfortable. Yes, this is very dated and "old school".
Going back to our roots a little before the hustle bustle of todays world really is essential sometimes. I'm totally one who loves a lot of the old school ways. Reality thought has made myself be self taught to design my own website and edit it. I built it and am still working on it all the time because it's just me doing it and it's never all done. Sometimes it drives me crazy to be in the middle of something and not get back to it for days because I just can't.. Part of this is that I design my own labels and send them out to a company to add some finishing touches and print. All my recipes are all me....no one else. I read all the time about ingreditents when I'm not doing the mom, wife thing because it is where I am calm. I write and rewrite, I test and retest. I perfect and test again. I study it, I make sure it is all good to go to production because I want the best for myself and my family. My creative outlet is my happy place and sharing it with others is just the organic grown cherry on top!
So back in the olden days and I mean old, people farmed and grew fresh produce and raised their own animals, things were very different and it was literally farm to table. Not a lot of gourmet going on. A trip into town going to the General Store for your sundries or toiletries were made much different. First of all nothing tasted very good, like toothpaste and for the skin, the balms and elixers were made with alcohol to keep it fresh and keep most things anticeptic. Anyway long of the short is we have come a long way.
We have learned so much for the better and worse over those years. We have modern medicine which is amazing and so many way to say alive so much longer because back then, you get the flu you die. As we came more into the modern ways and things started to get added to our shelves so did preservatives. Foods that could last months and months and beauty products and children's items that lasted for a year or more. Over time we have seen an increase in cancer, we have seen illness in children and things that never existed and so many men and women who are infertile. It makes you wonder how much of this is just too much for our bodies. I truly believe we were meant to be and live more pure. Were we meant to have so many of these chemicals and preservatives that are put into bottles and then we are putting it on our children's skin and our skin being absorbed into our bodies. All these junk foods, canned foods, boxed foods, fast foods, the list goes on.
I think we need to all start to do our best to think fresher, things made naturally and detoxify our families. There are so many people out there who say it's too expensive but I know for a fact that some of this is less expensive because people don't prioritize how their money is spent. They put value in the wrong places. Your children, your partner and yourself...you mean something to this world. You don't need another throw rug or shower curtain. The cute gadget I'm sure is great or the $1 bin x 10 items....anyway, you get my drift.
If you could go into your bathroom or your kitchen right now and throw away all the stuff that was chock full of harmful preservatives would you....or could you?
Let's go back to the basics. Less is more, it's the same as when you declutter your life and choose what is important to you. Do this for your health, inside and out, retrain the thought process for our children that fresh is good, it has to start with us.
Mental food for though!
Mother of two young children, housewife in the OC, rewriting how we view skincare for ourselves and our children