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6 (Useful!) Eco-Tips for Health and Beauty

Laura Hobbs by Laura Hobbs | May 25th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Healthy Home, Personal Growth | tags: beauty, beauty products, celebrate beauty, DIY, DIY projects, DIY spa, eco, eco-friendly, eco-friendly fashion, hacks, hair, health, health benefits, healthy habits, natural beauty, outer beauty, soap, tips, womens health

Show of hands: how many of you have ever looked at your cosmetics’ ingredient list, scrunched your nose, and asked, “What in the world is that?” If you’re like me—and the tens of millions of other American women who put time, effort (and money!) into a healthy lifestyle—then it’s worth knowing that your efforts are also healthy for the environment. From recycling programs to essential oils and lowering the carbon footprint of your suds, here are six tips for considering the planet while taking care of yourself.

How to Use the Oil Cleanse Method for Clearer Skin

Megan Hannan by Megan Hannan | May 31st, 2013 | 2 Comments
topic: Detox, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Aging, Healthy Home | tags: acne, aging skin, breakouts, castor oil, clear skin, dry skin, face, jojoba oil, myrrh essential oil, natural beauty, oil cleanse method, oily skin, olive-oil, rose hip oil, tea tree oil

oil cleanse method

About two years ago I started the process of cleaning up what I was putting on my body, not just in it. Your skin is your largest organ; everything that goes on it ends up in you; so anything that was going on my skin was subjected to intense scrutiny. Sixteen months ago I finally ditched my face wash, and started using the Oil Cleanse Method.

Unplugged: How to Justify a Totally Offline Vacation

Wendy Worrall Redal by Wendy Worrall Redal | August 3rd, 2011 | 7 Comments
topic: Eco Travel, Green Living | tags: cell phones, e-mail, Eco Travel, facebook, family vacation, Internet, iPods, leave your technology behind, live in the moment, natural beauty, natural world, nature, offline, technology, vacation, wi-fi, wireless

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I knew I had a problem with my Facebook addiction when I kept thinking of last weekend’s camping trip as a series of status reports:

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… swore she would not camp in a tent in the rain again, and here she is.

… can’t believe she spent the last two hours trying to get flames out of a smoking fire made with wet wood.

… thinks the finest aroma in the world is the scent of alpine firs.

… is amazed at the lush profusion of wildflowers in the meadow next to Long Lake.

Actually, by the time I went hiking to Long Lake, I had been away from digital technology altogether for 24 hours, and I wasn’t thinking in terms of my Facebook status by that point. But all those moments offered a telling realization: My daily life — my very psyche — is tethered to mobile digital technology.