If you suffer from mild acne, eczema or a similar skin condition, then being gentle with your skin and using a soft approach can be very effective.
Skin Problems? Youâ€™re Not Alone.
With around 60 million Americans suffering from acne, and 32 million people in the US experiencing symptoms of eczema – if you do have outbreaks yourself, then youâ€™re not alone!
Always follow the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider about any treatment and products you may need for your own symptoms, but itâ€™s worth thinking about how we wash our skin and more specifically, the water we shower and bathe in.
So, we know that greens are good for usÂ and why; but what makes the sunny side of the fruit bowl so nutritious? Â
Sunny and Scrumptious!
So much of our favorite fresh, delicious produce comes in the glorious colors of the sunrise and sunset. Â From the cheery, zingy looks of citrus and the warm hue of mango and peaches, to the rich autumnal glow of squash and bright buttery corn — it all looks and tastes great! Â
Whatâ€™s in Them?
So what exactly is packed into these brilliantly-colored foods that makes them so good for us? Â
Now donâ€™t get us wrong, weâ€™re often in favor of ditching the chemicals and trying out a natural alternative. Â Dropping the foaming agent SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) and potentially dangerous parabens in regular shampoo might be worth a try, but what do you replace them with? Â
Co-Wash For Curlies
Some people go down the co-washing route; skipping the shampoo altogether and washing their hair using conditioner. Â It can have spectacular results on certain hair types (curlies blessed with coarse, thick hair often love it), but itâ€™s definitely not for everyone.
Soda and Silicones
So how about washing your hair with baking soda? Â Itâ€™s not exactly newâ€¦your grandmother might well have tried it! Â The …
We all know that we need to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables to stay healthy. Â Although most types of frozen, canned and dried produce count towards your daily total, nothing beats the taste of fresh, seasonal fruit and veggies.
Whatâ€™s On Our Veggies? Â
But have you wondered about how those lovely tomatoes, salad leaves and bell peppers are produced? Â If you buy organic or grow your own, then you can skip this. However, if â€“ like so many of us â€“ you tend to grab whatâ€™s on offer or looks great in the store display or farmerâ€™s market, then read on. Â
Did you know that much of the deliciously tempting produce on offer …
Did you know that your hair is acidic? Â True story. Whether itâ€™s short, curly, bedhead or a glossy mane: hair has a pH range of around 4 â€“ 5. Â
Natural Balance and Bad Hair Days
When a shampoo is advertised as being “pH balanced,” it means that it has a similar pH to your hair. Â Great right? That means that youâ€™re not throwing out the natural balance of your crowning glory with nasty olâ€™ chemical shampoos?
Maybe not, but what about your water? Â Most tap water sits between a neutral pH of around 7 and a more alkaline 8.5. Â Rinsing your hair with water that isnâ€™t pH balanced â€“ even if your shampoo …
In a recent blog, we looked at the dangers of using chemical cleaners around the home and how Turbo water from your water ionizer can do the job just as well, without any toxic fumes. Â
What Kind of Spring-Cleaner Are You? Â
Many people like to carry out a spring clean at this time of year. Â For some, itâ€™s little more than bundling away winter coats and shoes; for others, it means systematically going through each room, carrying out a deep clean and throwing out or recycling whatever isnâ€™t nailed down (Hi, Mom!).
Tyent Spring-Cleaning Tips!
To get you into the spring-cleaning spirit, weâ€™ve dusted down and buffed up some …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 27, 2018 7:00 am
“Housework? Â It canâ€™t kill you, but why take the risk?”Â goes the fridge magnet/meme/Birthday card for your sister. Â
But within that little lol, is a grain of truth. Â Research just published in the American Thoracic Society’s Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine has found that using chemical-laden cleaning products every day has a detrimental effect on lung health. Â If you use cleaning sprays regularly, then the impact can be the equivalent of smoking a full pack of cigarettes every day. Â
The Dangers of Chemical Cleaners
The research is pretty thorough, with scientists following 6000 test subjects over a 20-year period. Â The findings observe that the chemicals inhaled from …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On September 7, 2017 12:00 pm
No cosmetic or Instagram filter can rival your true greatest asset â€“ a bright, natural smile.Â Â
Take Good Care of Your Teeth
As well as a good brushing and flossing routine, most of us know how to take care of our teeth â€“ trips to the dentist, changing our toothbrush regularly and not eating and drinking too many sugary things.
Love isnâ€™t â€“ despite hundreds of songs and films suggesting otherwise â€“ unconditional.Â The flip side of real-life love is hate, a strong word, but who hasnâ€™t been tempted to use it every now and again?Â You can love someone, but still hate the fact that they stack the dishes in the sink instead of straight into the dishwasher. Â You can adore your soulmate beyond reason, but still hate their “signature” risotto.
So yes, love and hate can co-exist in an everyday way, without drama.Â And itâ€™s against this backdrop that I can breathe a sigh of relief and finally get it out there.
There are 2 things that I (used to) hate about my …