Saturday, 1 October 2016

5 simple ways to shift to a healthier life!

It's no coincidence that to heal thy self, you need to focus of your healthy self! 

This month you can find some fantastic non toxic lifestyle choices to do just that! Plus you can get great savings on a range of products that will help you make a shift to a healthier lifestyle for yourself and your family. 

Let's start with your skin! It's not always easy to find high quality truly organic skincare. 

However these are divine and a great ethical choice. So what's so special about this body lotion and shower gel? 

Eco certification!  These are BDIH  and NaTrue Certified. BHIH is an international organisation that ensures the product is free from organic or synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, ethoxylated raw materials, silicones, paraffins and other petroleum products.  NaTrue - NaTrue is an international organisation that ensures the products have natural and organic ingredients, soft manufacturing processes, environmentally friendly practices, no synthetic fragrances and colours, no petroleum-derived products, no GMOs, no irradiation of end product or botanical ingredients, products must not be tested on animals. When you purchase your skincare with this level of ethics you're sending  manufacturers a message that you want sustainable products that are not damaging the earth for future generations and that you want safe healthy options in your skincare choices. 

BODY LOTION - Contains Natural botanicals like Coconut Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Shea Butter and Vitamin E combine to nourish and moisturise the skin, leaving it silky smooth, conditioned and soft. Scented with Pineapple and Lemon Peel extracts. Suitable for the whole family. No SLS or SLES, No parabens, No phthalates, No animal-derived ingredients, Environmentally friendly packaging is from sustainable forestry and reduces use of plastics. 

SHOWER GEL - Derivatives from Fruit Sugar, Sweet Pineapple, Coconut and Lemon provide a light, citrus scent and gently cleanse the skin, while Aloe Vera nourishes and moisturises. The gel’s gentle foaming action delights everyone, from the youngest to the oldest members of the family.  No SLS or SLES, No parabens, No phthalates, No animal-derived ingredients, Environmentally friendly packaging is from sustainable forestry and reduces use of plastics.

What about deodorant? 


Did you know? Human perspiration is largely odourless; that is, until it is fermented by bacteria that thrive in warm, humid places like under your arms. The human underarm is among the most consistently warm areas on the surface of the human body.

CRYSTAL DEODORANT (pictured above)

Unlike conventional deodorants it does not have parabens, propylene glycol, chemicals, aluminum chlorohydrate or aluminum zirconium, plus it does not have any fragrance. 

Made from mineral salts it helps to stop odour-causing bacteria without stopping natural perspiration or blocking pores. It’s a non-staining and non-sticky alternative to antiperspirants containing triclosan and fragrances. The Formula does not absorb into skin so it cannot clog pores. Your body is allowed to perspire naturally while Crystal Deodorant goes to work to help reduce the bacteria that causes body odour. It can also be used on feet to control odours, it's gentle enough to use after shaving plus this deodorant can be used on mosquito bites to relieve itching. 

So the big question is then... Doesn’t it contain ammonium alum which contains Aluminum?  Isn’t aluminum bad?  Should I be concerned about the safety of Ammonium Alum or other Aluminum products in deodorant?  The main differences between Ammonium Alum and Aluminium Chloride/Chlorohydrate/Zirconium (the toxic aluminums),  the latter toxic aluminum compounds react with the chemistry in the skin to form a gel which blocks your sweat ducts and glands and keeps you nice and dry. These are what are found in conventional deodorants. However, Ammonium Alum stays on the surface of the skin where it prevents the bacteria (responsible for causing B.O.) from multiplying.  You will still perspire, which is healthy–but you won’t smell.

This month you can purchase all 3 of these gorgeous toxin free body care products at 15% off for the set. A step towards reducing your families exposure to chemicals. 

Buy this October special online   HERE or go to go to Natural a Beauty and Skincare tab and visit the SALES page! 

So how else can you reduce your exposure to nasty toxins. Air freshness are your next step. 

Many air freshened contain Hormone-Disrupting Phthalates. The Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC)—an international environmental organization's study, "Clearing the Air:  Hidden Hazards of Air Fresheners” found 86% of air fresheners tested contained dangerous phthalatesPhthalates are used as plastic softeners, anti-foaming agents in aerosols, in children’s toys, cars, paints, pesticides, and in cosmetics and fragrances.  According to the NRDC research, “Most phthalates are well known to interfere with production of the male hormone testosterone, and have been associated with reproductive abnormalities.”  Human studies link phthalates to changes in hormones, poor semen quality, and changes in genital formation.  Five phthalates, including one found in air fresheners are listed by the State of California as “known to cause birth defects or reproductive harm.”  Additionally, phthalates in air fresheners are associated with allergic symptoms and asthma, according to the NRDC.

So now I know you"ll be throwing any harmful air freshness out and never buying them again what are you going to use?  Some options include Bamboo charcoal Air Freshener bags, essential oil and water sprays, or oil burners using quality essential oils. 


How clean and fresh is the air quality in your home?  Many air fresheners are considered toxic because they can contain carcinogens, volatile compounds and phthalates. Some air fresheners also contain chemicals that trigger allergy and asthma. 

These Bamboo charcoal bags have millions of tiny porous holes through the charcoal which absorbs impurities and excess moisture. It’s been shown to reduce harmful chemicals emitted from paint, carpeting, furniture, air fresheners, chemical cleaners, rubber and plastic. So unlike nasty dangerous chemical air fresheners these are actually good for your air quality. These natural Bamboo Charcoal filled bags these really work!!!! Charcoal absorbs odour from closets, pet areas, refrigerators, lockers and bathrooms. The small 75g bag is a great for absorbing food odours, even in the fridge, it keeps fruit, vegetables etc fresher longer by absorbing ethylene gas and odours. The larger 200g bag covers 27m2, making it ideal for closets, bathrooms, cars, boats, pet areas, and laundry rooms. The Inner bags rejuvenate in sunlight to last up to two years. I was sceptical that they would work, but now I'm completely converted. They are also a sustainable choice because Bamboo is among the fastest-growing plants. Harvesting Bamboo has less impact on the environment and ecosystem compared to harvesting trees, so beware of imitations of these products using other forms of charcoal.

With the ability to replace the inner bag, it’s easy to keep the air in your home fresh, clean and free of chemicals. It’s also great for the environment! 

  • Each Air Freshener contains both an exterior bag and a money-saving replaceable inner bag.
  • Beautiful exteriors are constructed of sustainable linen Flax bers.
  • Inner bags contain 100% Bamboo charcoal.
  • Non-toxic.
  • Eco-friendly.
  • Fragrance-free.
  • Recyclable and biodegradable.

Simply hang or place near source of odour. To rejuvenate, place the inner bag outside in the daylight every 1 – 3 months for at least an hour, they will last up to 2 years. Flip the bag over occasionally so all of the charcoal can rejuvenate. If the bag accidentally gets wet, simply place it in direct sunlight to dry. Mark the date on the inner bag so you know when to replace. After the mineral-rich charcoal is exhausted as an air purifer, recycle by cutting the bag open and adding the charcoal to your garden to promote plant growth. 

Buy this October special online   HERE or go to go to Natural a Beauty and Skincare tab and visit the SALES page! 

So you've got rid of the air fresheners and shifted to natural deodorant and body lotion and shower gel, what else can you so? 

My recommendation is to eat organic foods, but I know this is sometimes not possible. Another option is to ensure you wash off as much chemical residue from your conventional foods as possible. How?  Washing your fruit and veggies in water does not remove bacteria, wax, pesticides etc. that's where a Produce Wash comes in. 

It's a great idea to clean fresh fruits and vegetables naturally with this plant-based, biodegradable concentrate. It removes unwanted chemical residue from fertilisers, wax, dirt, oil and bacteria. The all-natural formula contains no phosphates, sulfates or parabens so you can feed your family without worry. Plus, it helps to extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables, and it maintains their aroma and flavour.

(Buy this October special online   HERE or go to go to Natural a Beauty and Skincare tab and visit the SALES page).  

Shifting to healthier lifestyle is as easy and making healthier choices!

Info provided by Priscilla Green- Norwex Independent Consultant