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Natural Skincare That Really Lasts

I have partnered with Earth’s Organics in sponsorship for this feature

Natural Skincare That Really Lasts

What do you do when you need a product that moisturizes and actually works all day on your skin? You would research and try new products. What happens when your infant child is diagnosed with eczema? You look for natural products, safe for him, that work and last! Are those easy to find? Some work but not all day. Some may last but the ingredients don’t soothe eczema skin. This was the dilemma that the creator of Earth’s Organics was in herself. Why are these products not lasting? She researched, asked around and now has a shop for you with the products she knows will nourish your skin all day and for all skin types, including eczema sufferers.

Lavender soap

At Earth’s Organics you can find soaps, lotions, facial scrubs, body scrubs and foot scrubs. Soap is in contact with about every part of our body and several times a week. Earth’s Organics soaps come in 4 varieties that all contain oils known to nourish our skin naturally and soothe as well. They even have the men covered with the Cedarwood, Amyris, and Vetiver Soap which is woodsy yet sweet scented leaving you with ultimate hydration and smooth skin. Even the Frankincense and Myrrh Soap has a pleasant scent. This soap is also woodsy but with more of a spice scent and will leave your skin toned and nourished.

The other 2 soaps with a more feminine scent are the Lavender, Chamomile, and Rose Soap which is purple in color and leaves you with a refreshed feeling. The Tea Tree, Peppermint, and French Pink Clay Soap smells fantastic and is light and antimicrobial.

Organic soap

If you love scrubs, there are a few to choose that have you covered from face to toes. Like the soaps, these are infused with essential oils and familiar scents. From green tea, brown sugar and coffee to coconut, lemon, and peppermint these scrubs will exfoliate, nourish and leave you with soft skin all day. Just go peek at the ingredients, how could they not leave your skin nourished?

If you are shopping for someone who loves skin products or when you decide you deserve to buy yourself something special, Earth’s Organics make great gifts that will actually get used! Visit Earth’s Organics to see all of the benefits from each product they offer. The prices are great too!

 

Food, Giveaways, Natural Foods

Get Some Goodness From Your Freezer

 

Get Some Goodness From Your Freezer

This summer my husband and I switched to a Paleo-style diet. We cut as many carbs as we can 6 days a week. That means no rice, bread, pastas and then on the weekend we have 1 cheat night. My husband is down 42 pounds and I did not have a lot to lose so I am already at my goal weight. The hardest part of eating this way was learning to cook with real foods, no more boxed and easy frozen meals. So, I want to share a brand we now keep in our freezer. Coastal Range Organics really helps us to eat healthier. Having Coastal Range Organics in our freezer is so great for quick and easy meal ideas that fit our menu.

Get Some Goodness From Your Freezer

Coastal Range Organics has many different varieties of organic chicken that include: crispy stripsbuffalo wingschicken nuggetspopcorn chickengrilled breast stripschicken burgers and others. We typically use the grilled chicken breast strips, chicken meatballs and chicken burgers because these options are not breaded. Our only grocery store in our small town is a Safeway and because they carry the Coastal Range Organics brand I can keep my freezer stocked.

Want a delicious, healthy and easy dinner idea? I used the Coastal Range Organics Meatballs and made a Korean BBQ dinner. I wrapped them in Romaine and added some feta, cabbage and cashews for a good crunch and put some veggies on the side. It was so easy and as we head out the door to soccer practice with my son it was an easy dinner for a busy night and fit our diet plan menu.

I won’t pretend I am savvy enough to create my own sauce. I found one online, here. Instead of standard brown sugar for BBQ recipes, I use half as much Truvia brown sugar blend and cut the calories by a lot. I make my sauces with coconut and sesame oils and only fresh herbs and spices. Because it was so easy to make the sauce and heating up these chicken varieties are quick and simple, I have dinner ready in no time.

The Giveaway

I would love to give you the opportunity to try these Coastal Range Organics products by hosting a giveaway. The brand wants to send 1 lucky reader of mine $80 in Coastal Range Organics Coupons. US Only.

**Please Note: Coastal Range Organics products are currently only available in Northern California, and at Safeway and Albertson’s stores in the following areas: Seattle, Denver , Salt Lake City and throughout Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. If this is you then enter below!

COASTAL RANGE ORGANICS GIVEAWAY

 

Brands with a Cause, Earth Friendly, Healthy Living, Home

Enjoy Organic Cotton Sheets, Towels & Duvets by Subscription Plans

If you follow my blog you know that I love to pay special attention to brands that give back especially that are earth-friendly and sustainable. Brands like Coyuchi that go beyond a product to bring a service to allow everyone a chance to enjoy organic and sustainable products in affordable ways are a huge benefit to us all.

Did you know 10 million tons of textiles—e.g. clothes, bedding, towels, etc.—end up in landfills each year. That’s a pile of sheets and towels 150% the size of the Great Pyramid in Egypt!

Enjoy Organic Cotton Sheets, Towels & Duvets by Subscription Plans

I recently partnered with Coyuchi—a pioneer in organic sheets, towels, and sleepwear—to explore the importance of sustainable home linens and share the good news about their new linen subscription service.

For 25 years, Coyuchi has been a leader in natural and organic home linens that are good to both you and the planet. Now Coyuchi is launching ‘Coyuchi for Life,’ a first-of-its-kind subscription service for environmentally sustainable and organic sheets, towels, and duvet covers.

With ‘Coyuchi for Life,’ users subscribe to organic bed and bath linens from Coyuchi in 6-, 12-, or 24-month increments. When the subscription period is up, customers send back used linens to be recycled or renewed, and receive a new set. The service allows consumers to subscribe to sustainability and change their sheets for good.
THREE REASONS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH SUSTAINABLE HOME LINENS 
 1. LESS IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT ON MANY LEVELS
Textile waste in landfills takes up space and decomposing natural fibers release methane gas, a potent pollutant that contributes to climate change. Reclaiming textiles and keeping them from entering the landfill in the first place has many positive benefits.
2. ORGANIC, HIGH-QUALITY BEDDING STARTING AT $5/MONTH
Coyuchi sheets, duvets, and towels are made from natural and organic fibers, free of the toxic dyes, bleaches, and finishes used in conventional textiles. Coyuchi for Life subscriptions make it easy to get new linens every 6, 12 or 24 months starting as low as $5/month for towels or $7/month for sheets and duvets. They are also GOTS-certified—the highest organic standard for cotton, all over the world.
3. SUSTAINABILITY WITHOUT SACRIFICE

‘Coyuchi For Life’ subscribers enjoy the luxury of fresh, new organic sheets, towels, and duvet covers, while also making it easy to recycle their old linens (something which is harder than one would think). Beautiful bedding that feels good, supports a healthy home and cleaner environment, for roughly the price of a Netflix subscription? It’s a no-brainer.

 To subscribe to Coyuchi for Life, please visit:
I’d love to hear about how you live sustainably! Would you ever consider organic linens? What about an organic linen subscription service?  Share your thoughts in the comments below. 
Food, Healthy Living, Natural Foods

Healthy Snacks for Kids – Pure Organic Fruit Sandwiches

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PURE kids

With Easter coming it is hard to find healthier snack options for the basket that the kids would actually enjoy. It seems that bright colors and and fruity flavors are always a hit and enticing for kids to want to open and eat. PURE Organic Fruit Sandwiches are an option for healthy snacks for kids.

PURE snacks

Why PURE Organic are Healthy Snacks for Kids

The goodness is more about what is not in these snacks than what is. There are no artificial additives of any kind, no peanuts or nuts and is only 60 calories each.

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When you are shopping for foods that are pure and organic it is hard to find healthy snacks the entire family like and that are great for on-the-go snacking. My husband and I enjoy grabbing one as much as Anthony does.

healthy kids snacks

The colors remind me of spring and so these also make great non-candy options for the Easter basket. I found some co-ops near me that carry these and they are on Amazon too. Pure Organics also has other fruit strip snacks and bars. Visit PURE Organic and see their store locator to find these near you for Easter treats or everyday healthy snacks for kids.

kid snacks

Food, Healthy Living

Good Snacks Choice – Loacker Better-For-You Snack Brand

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Good Snacks Choice – Loacker Better-For-You Snack Brand

2 weeks ago I decided to join my husband in his attempt to change his diet. He is doing a low carb, no red meat diet. That means no breads, pastas, beef and snacks. Only approved healthy snacks for small cravings. This is hard so it was easier for me to just join him so I’m not cooking separate meals. With my son I just add biscuits or extra servings for his younger body that needs the calories. My husband does not eat sweets but I do crave them at times. This is why I approved Loacker as a better snack choice.

chocolate treat

Loacker offers everything I want and none of the snack no-no’s I am avoiding. When choosing to snack healthier, Loacker reminds us to avoid preservatives, hydrogenated fats and GMO’s. Loacker sources all ingredients directly from the Italian Alps since 1925.

gourmet wafer

From special varieties like the Gran Pasticceria varieties to Espresso bite-size wafers you can feel good about killing that sweets craving you have with a a handful of these.

wafer

The wafer and wafer mini varieties are the flavor you love-vanilla, chocolate and hazelnut-some even coated in white chocolate. The pure goodness of Loacker products are available at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Target and other premium grocers nationwide.

Good Snacks Choice – Loacker Better-For-You Snack Brand Hazelnut

Giveaways, Infant Toddler Products, Kids, Natural Beauty, Natural Products, Parenting

Natural Baby Products for Hair and Skin with Babytime – Giveaway

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When it comes to our children we want to use only the safest and purest ingredients on their skin. With the spotlight on harmful ingredients used in familiar brands of baby and children products that we ignored for a long time, it is fantastic that brands like Babytime give us a more natural choice. Babytime has natural baby products for hair and body. I even use this with my 8 year old.

natural baby products

Babytime has natural sunscreen, shampoo/body wash, bubbles, cheek salve, soothing lotions, balm, powder, bug spray and Active Repair for sensitive and eczema-prone skin. There are collections like the 3-Step system of sunscreen, wash and lotion in one bundle as well as a nut-free pack for those with allergies. Safe beginning at age 0.

salve

Babytime products are organic, developed by professionals in the USA and contain healthy probiotics. Made with healthy oils and no artificial additives. Babytime also gives back! With every Active Repair purchase you make, Babytime donates on to a baby in need.

~ Anthony’s Review ~

Here is Anthony’s opinion of bathing with Babytime Natural products?

~ Where to Buy ~

You can find Babytime products at buybuy Baby, Diapers.com. Sprouts, Whole Foods and other similar retailers as well as at babytimeusa.com.

~ Giveaway ~

1 lucky reader will win a Babytime 3-Step System as pictured below. Enter below. Open to US. Ends on 4/10

babytime giveaway

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