Foaming Cleansers: The Good, The Bad, and The Sudsy.

If you're like most people, you probably love that fresh out of the shower "squeaky-clean" feeling. So did ancient Sumerians - who were using soap made from animal fats and plant ashes as early as 2,800 BC. Cleansing with soap and water has proven to be an important part of maintaining proper hygiene and reducing the spread of disease, but are we overdoing it in today's society? Never before has there been such an obsession with using harsh chemicals and artificial detergents to cleanse and sanitize our bodies and environment to the point of sterility. Not cleansing at all or cleansing too much can both have negative consequences. Let's discuss how to find the right balance that keeps us healthy and glowing from the inside out.

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Fragrance: Intoxicating or Toxic?

The use of fragrance dates as far back as 3,000 B.C. by the ancient Egyptians, where perfumes, resins, and incense were made from plants like rose, henna, myrrh, juniper, and lily - which were also known for various healing properties. However, today's fragrances are composed of over 3,000 synthetic chemicals that could be causing or worsening your health problems. Before you spray that irresistibly delicious-smelling perfume and walk out the door, let's explore what's really in that fragrance you are wearing, how it got there, and what you can do to detoxify your skincare - all while still wearing your favorite scents!

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Are Your Beauty Products Harming Your Health? Here's What You Need to Know.

In today's world where most of our information is obtained from social media, there are a lot of buzzwords thrown around on beauty and wellness articles describing products as non-toxic, clean, organic, green, and all-natural, to name a few. At first glance, you would think they all mean the same thing, but do they really? Why does it suddenly seem so important to seek these items out in our beauty and personal care products? And what's wrong with what you're using now? Continue reading for the answers to these questions and more . . .

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