Archive for June, 2014

6 Gifts for the Eco-Conscious Dad

June 4th, 2014

Is your Dad constantly trying to convince you to recycle, turn off the water while brushing your teeth or check for the non GMO label on everything you buy? Sweet! We have compiled a list of the perfect gifts for the eco-conscious Dad:

 

1. For the Paleo-Fanatic:

Superfood

 

Superfood Trail Mix

 

This company sources all products ethically and donates one percent of their profits back to the communities that provide their ingredients.

($5.49, essentiallivingfoods.com)

 

 

2. For the Yogi:

 

eKO Mat

eKO Mat

 

This eco-friendly yoga mat made from biodegradable, non-Amazon harvested, natural tree rubber provides cushion and support for your practice while protecting the planet.

($88, manduka.com)

 

 

 

3. For the Adventurer:

Hudderton

 

Hudderton Backpack

 

For every product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways through company organized and hosted cleanups.

($98, unitedbyblue.com)

 

 

 

 4. For the Essential Oil Enthusiast:

Sleep

Essential Oil Therapy – Sleep Blend

 

All of the essential oils that go into these blends are sourced from sustainable, indigenous habitats and are held to a rigorous, self-imposed therapeutic standard.

($29, 21drops.com)

5. For the Surfer:

Raw Elements

All-Natural Sunscreen

 

All-natural, non-GMO sunscreen made from recycled materials.

($18.99, rawelementsusa.com)

 

 

6. For the Music Lover:

Troubadour

Headphones

 

For each pair of headphones or earbuds purchased, LSTN gives to Starkey Hearing Foundation, to help restore hearing to a person in need.

($150, lstnheadphones.com)
 

Happy Shopping!

 

Why We Use Jojoba Oil for Our Essential Oil Blends

June 3rd, 2014

Essential oils are very powerful! So powerful, that they should always be diluted in a carrier oil before being applied to the skin. All of our essential oil blends are diluted in 100% organic jojoba carrier oil to ensure utmost purity, safety and effectiveness.

 

jojoba 400 x 400

 

We chose to use jojoba (pronounced ho-ho-ba) as our carrier oil because:

 

–  Jojoba oil is the natural liquid produced in the seeds of the Simmondsia chinensis (jojob) plant. Its natural composition is nearly identical in chemical structure to the natural oils in human skin and hair, making it easily absorbed by our bodies without any greasy residue!

 

– This very stable oil also contains almost all of the vitamins and minerals essential for healthy skin and hair: vitamin E, B-complex, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine, and chromium.

 

– It’s very gentle and can be used on sensitive skin without causing allergic reactions.

– Jojoba oil’s many organic and mineral ingredients give a wonderful sheen to the skin. It helps nourish the skin’s elasticity, reducing the onset of facial fine lines and repairs skin scarring.

 

– It is also efficient on challenging skin conditions like acne and skin psoriasis and improves the natural development of collagen. It is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and non-toxic, which makes it incredibly useful for moisturizing the hair, face and whole body.

 

Radiant Skin

 

Because of all these wonderful properties, Jojoba oil has become one of the most commonly used organic components in many beauty products, especially in skin nourishing lotions.