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Your skin is like a sponge – Make sure to use personal care products made with natural, non-toxic ingredients. “What happens to your skin on an average day?” If you are like most people, you are probably clueless about the long term impact of what you use every morning. You brush your teeth with toothpaste. You shower using soap or shower gel. You wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner. You dry off and apply moisturizer to your skin. You may apply makeup, hair gel or hair spray. You might even finish up with deodorant or cologne. Your average daily exposure has just begun and your holistic skin absorbs everything. Unless they are green, all of your everyday personal care products may contain toxic man- made ingredients. Your daily exposures can add up to big problems. Isn’t it ironic that the ingredients in the very products that you use to care for and beautify your skin and may actually disfigure it and comprise your body’s overall health? “What are some of the harmful ingredients to avoid?” These following ten dangerous ingredients are commonly found in many of your personal care products; ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), FD&C and D&C colorings, nitrosamines, parabens, petrolatum, phenylenediamine, phthalate, propylene glycol, sodium laurel sulfate, and synthetic fragrances. Sadly the FDA doesn’t protect you and actually allows commercial manufacturers to add these harmful man-made chemical ingredients to many of your everyday products. Your daily exposure to these ingredients may cause long-term harm to your overall health, damage your skin, and pollute your environment. What can you do to protect yourself and your family? Go Green! Your skin is like a sponge. Natural, non-toxic... read more


“Holism” – a new word and a life altering concept, I was first introduced to as student at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Just what is “holism” ? “Holism” is a belief that nothing is separate instead everything exists as an interdependent piece of an alive and intelligent whole. Just how does this relate to our skin and our bodies? According to the philosophy of “holism”, an alive, balanced body is a network of mutually supportive functional systems.

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Welcome To My First Blog

Welcome to my very first blog. I want share with you my passion for holistic skin care and the joy of embracing a more natural / chemical-free lifestyle. My mission is to help you understand the connection of your skin to your personal choices not just topical skin care products but also to your diet, emotions, and lifestyle choices. I will be sharing with you healthy beauty advice and some of my favorite “do it yourself” recipes. I will also be sharing my resources for my favorite tools and products. My sincere wish is to encourage you to play a more active role in maintaining and supporting a healthy skin and body.

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These articles are for informational purposes only, and are educational in nature. Statements made here have not been evaluated by the FDA. These articles are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, rather they are intended to help you make informed decisions about your health and to cooperate with your health care provider for optimal wellness.

PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial, and/or link to any products or services from this blog.

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