Beauty, Earth Friendly, Natural Beauty

Keep your hands clean with safe products – Peet Bros 100% palm-free soap

Keep your hands clean with safe products - Peet Bros 100% palm-free soap

Soaps and sanitizers! Have we said those 2 words more in one season ever?! What is real scary is now hearing that many products out there meant to keep us clean and sanitized are deemed unsafe to use. Soap should be simple. It should do its job and that can easily be done without unnecessary chemicals that do more harm than good. I have a bar of Peet Bros. 100% palm-free soap in every bathroom and my kitchen. My guest bath has a bottle of their lotion too and here is why…

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One reason I choose this soap in my home is not because they sent me some, I could easily keep what I had out and stash this one after photos but that is not the case. The reason is in it’s title: 100% palm-free soap. Palm oil has great natural benefits and is a safe ingredient. Unfortunately, as one of the largest contributors to global deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, and biodiversity loss, the palm oil industry also has a devastating impact on the environment. That is never ok with me and I had no idea until I looked more into it.

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The second reason why I choose to use Peet Bros palm-free soap as my choice in the home is that I am highly attracted to their main ingredients of shea butter, olive oil and hemp oil. Shea is the second ingredient in our soap, meaning you’ll get up to 25 times more Shea Butter than other Shea bars out there. My hands get clean and remain so soft. The softness is not temporary either.

Just days ago I was complaining about my skin on my hands as it was so dry and uncomfortable. I am looking at my hands now and they have no dryness and even are a bit brighter. They do not look so thirsty anymore and the only change I have made is using this palm-free soap by Peet Bros. that I wash my hands with throughout the day.

shea butter lotion

Aside from it being truly natural and safe for us and the environment, the scents and varieties they have are fantastic. I really love the Coconut Vanilla. I chose this one for my guest bath. I put the Charcoal soap in the boys bathroom upstairs and the Argan & Sandalwood soap in my master bath. Make sure to pair their bar soap with a Peet Bros. lotion too. That is how I use their products to get these hands so soft again.

Visit Peet Bros. palm-free soap and stick up for back to school. Your environment and hands will thank you!

Healthy Living, Natural Products

Naturally Stop Your UTI Before It Starts with Uqora (drink mix)

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If only preventing a UTI was as easy as drinking it away? No more pills to swallow that you are supposed to take with a full glass of water anyway. With Uqora you skip pills and capsules and naturally prevent those pesky UTI’s. I have had 2 UTI’s and as I think back, both of them were when I worked in a medical clinic and I would be so busy I wouldn’t stop to use the bathroom. I stayed hydrated because I needed it but would go hours not stopping at the restroom. If you’ve worked in a medical building you know that walk to the restroom hardly gets completed. You have doorways along the way and are bound to be seen (and grabbed for a task) along the way. “OK! I can hold it”. That creates UTI’s. I do not recommend getting into that routine.

Naturally Stop Your UTI Before It Starts with Uqora (drink mix)

Many suffer from UTI’s due to chronically suffering since a child or due to pregnancy or age and chronic illness. No matter what causes your UTI’s you get pretty good at feeling them coming on or knowing when you need to make a change before your bound to suffer again. This is the time to use your Uqora. Uqora is meant to prevent the UTI in the first place. Or you can chance it because paying co-pays is fun and those horse-size antibiotics are so great for you when you are always on them, aren’t they? The answer to both of those are “…no they aren’t”.

How does Uqora work?

Once bacteria attaches to your urinary tract it is hard to flush it out, so the safe and natural ingredients in Uqora aid in preventing bacteria from sticking. With electrolytes added and the combination of water to increase urine flow you get to flush your system to get the harmful bacteria out. Plus, there is some added immunity boosts within so all together you are working to stop UTI’s before they start. Once you experience the actual symptoms you have to go get medical treatment so let’s not get to that point. Uqora is formulated with clinical data, in collaboration with top physicians and urologists, to give you body the defense it needs.

You can take Uqora daily! In fact, no more than 5 packets a day is the recommendation so that leaves it safe to use more than once a day. Taking it at normal activities that increase bacteria flow like right after intercourse and right after exercising and even during your pregnancy are great times to have Uqora and a glass of water on hand.

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Food, Healthy Living, Natural Foods, Natural Products

3 Benefits of Consuming Manuka Honey

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3 Benefits of Consuming Manuka Honey

Maybe you have heard of manuka honey. If not, it is gaining attention in the medical world for its abundance of therapeutic effects from certain bacteria ailments to skin and immunity improvements.

Following the success of Comvita internationally, it’s great timing to introduce our certified UMF® Manuka Honey to millions of health-conscious Costco members across North America,” said Vice President of Comvita North America, Corey Blick. “Through responsible beekeeping and setting the bar for Manuka in the industry from a quality perspective, Comvita has earned the highest level of trust with retailers and consumers.

Honey that helps

The Manuka plant of New Zealand is climate-sensitive and only flowers two to six weeks per year, making the honey a scarce resource. Comvita is a leader in offering certified UMF® Manuka Honey. They own and operate the world’s largest fresh-picked Olive Leaf farm and produces other purest source health and wellness products. 

So, why manuka honey? What are the benefits? There are many, but I picked 3 to highlight for you below.

Manuka Honey is known to relieve Gastritis

The bacteria found most commonly in the high acid stomach regions is called Helicobacter pylori. If you have ever suffered through acid reflux you know how miserable it is. According to a report published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, manuka honey had been found to be potent against 7 different Helicobacter pylori strains, but a similar effect was not observed with other types of honey. Using a Manuka honey with a UMF 10+ or higher seems best. The higher the UMF, the higher it is in its therapeutic effects.

Manuka Honey is great for our Immune System

According to a 2016 print in Natural Living Ideas, lab tests have shown that it contains certain substances that can stimulate cytokine production. Cytokines are signaling proteins involved in immune reactions by the body. They kickstart the defense mechanisms of the body and gets it to fight off pathogens and diseases. Increased cytokine production is behind manuka honey’s protective action against potential infections and diseases.

Manuka Honey is fantastic for those with Chronic Sinusitis

With sinus infections you have bacteria thriving in moist, warm chambers of the sinus cavity. These bacteria will form a biofilm making it hard for antibiotics to break through and take care of the infection. Manuka honey has the ability, especially when consuming manuka honey at least UMF 15+ or higher to act against the common sinusitis bacteria for great relief overall.

Manuka Honey Brand

Which manuka honey is right for you?

Comvita offers UMF 5+, 10+, 15+ and 20+ manuka honey varieties. Which one is right for you? UMF 5+ has natural honey benefits. It is the most similar to benefits in any pure honey from a trusted source and natural plant. As you get higher in the UMF, you get the best natural benefits offered from its healing and antimicrobial properties. If you are healthy and not in immediate need of a wide range of healing you can still benefit from UMF 5+ and 10+ just fine and feel good about your honey source and have it to rely on when minor ailments arise like colds and such. If you suffer from ailments like chronic acid reflux, chronic sinusitis, eczema and other such conditions that manuka honey can help bring you relief you would want manuka honey that is 15+ or higher.

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Find Comvita on Amazon and in Costco stores. Remember, manuka honey is a scarce source and is therapeutic . The price reflects this. You are essentially buying a natural healing product more so than a coffee or tea sweetener.