Non-Toxic Gluten-Free Paleo & Vegan Friendly Skincare!

After perusing various “natural” brand names for non-toxic body products, and actually reading the ingredients label on their pretty packaging, I was alarmed.  Your skin is your #1 organ for detoxification (yes, even more important than your liver and colon for eliminating toxins from your fat tissues via sweating), so obviously slathering your skin with toxic chemicals on a daily basis is NOT a good thing.  If you’ve been tweaking your diet to get every possible chemical or allergen out, and are still having problems (especially with your thyroid, adrenals, sleep, weight loss, body composition, etc.), it’s definitely time to take a look at what the water you’re bathing in, the products you’re bathing with, the lotion you use for wintertime dry skin, and any makeup you apply (if applicable).  Oh, and if you are one of those people who still uses an antiperspirant and fluoridated toothpaste, it may be time to reconsider.

Now that I’ve found some SAFE body products you can actually use without worrying about giving yourself cancer or Alzheimer’s, we are now carrying these products in the store.  If you see any items you’d like to purchase, just click on the “buy now” button to be taken to the secure checkout area.  You can add an item to your shopping cart, press the “back” button, and continue shopping if you wish to add more items to your cart.

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Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash 7.2 oz

Ingredients (INCI): Water (Aqua), Coco-Glucoside, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Alcohol, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Chondrus Crispus (Carageenan), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Limonene*, Linalool*
* Natural constituents of the essential oils

o Safe for babies and adults with sensitive skin
o Formulated with the mildest, skin-friendly plant-based cleansers
o Extract from biodynamically grown Calendula flowers help soothe the skin and scalp
o Light, delicate fragrance from pure, natural essential oils
o Free from synthetic fragrances, colours, preservatives and raw materials derived from mineral oils.
o Dermatologically tested and approved for the use on sensitive skin

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Jojoba Oil 4 fl oz

- 100% Pure Moisturizing Oil
- For Skin, Hair & Body
- Multi-Purpose

Condition: In need of healthier hair, softer skin, or an oil for general bath care and massage.

Solution: 1 00% Pure Jojoba Oil is derived from the seed of the jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) shrub and is arguably one of the most popular cosmetic oils available today. Its high stability, invigorating scent and cosmetic versatility make it ideal for all skin and hair types, and it is most commonly used to promote softer hair and skin. Jojoba Oil contains many nutritional compounds, including long-chain essential fatty acids and fatty alcohols.

Suggested Use: For a non-toxic daily hair conditioner, add 1/2 tablespoon of 100% Pure Jojoba Oil to 7 oz. of shampoo.  Add more or less depending on your hair type. For deep pore cleansing and healthy skin, add 1 teaspoon to your bodywash, bath gel or other non-toxic skin care items.

Expeller-Pressed and Hexane-Free.

NOW does not test on animals.

Buy Now Shankara Hair Oil $19.99

This one is a little more expensive than the NOW Jojoba oil for use as a hair and body conditioner, but it smells incredible!  I highly recommend this one if you’re willing to pay a little more for the essential oils that are in this tridoshic (good for all hair types) Shankara hair oil.

Ingredients: Sesame Oil, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Brahmi oil, Bringraj oil, Amla oil, Saraswati Churna (Vacha, ShankPushpi,Pipli,Yavani,Ashwagandha,Lavan,Jeerak) oil, Sarsaparilla oil, Vitamin E, Essential oils of Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Lavender, and Coriander.

These facial oils made by Shankara are an excellent alternative to moisture creams that can tend to make your skin even more dry or too oily.  Use the facial oils at night for deep moisturization or during the day for a healthy glow without the oily shine.

Buy Now Formula #1 for Vata (Dry)

Buy Now Formula #2 for Pitta (Inflamed)

Buy Now Formula #3 for Kapha (Oily/Normal)

Ayurveda-Energen Facial Oil 0.5 oz

Ingredients for Vata/Dry/Mature Skin:

Ashwagandha oil; Amla oil; Dashmula oil; Haritaki oil; Brahmi oil; Shatavari oil; Shavegrass oil; Chamae rose root oil; Sesame oil; Jojoba oil; Avocado oil; Macadamia nut oil; Foraha oil; Almond oil; Rose hip seed oil; Borage oil; Evening primrose oil; Grapeseed oil; Squalane; CO2 extract oils of calendula, carrot, rose hip, rose hip seed, seabuckthorn berry, borage, evening primrose and frankincense; Vitamin E acetate; Vitamin A palmitate and D3; Alpha lipoic acid; CoQ10; Essential oils (angelica root, benzoin, carrot seed, cistus, clary sage, fennel, frankincense, helichrysum, jasmine, jatamansi, khus, myrrh, patchouli, rose moroc, sandalwoodmysore, sweet orange, turmeric).

Ingredients for Pitta/Sensitive/Inflamed Skin:

Shatavari oil; Jatamansi oil; Brahmi oil; Bringraj oil; Neem oil; Amla oil; Guduchi oil; Licorice root oil; Turmeric oil; Calendula oil; Chamomile oil; Shavegrass oil; Comfrey oil; Spirulina oil; Chamae rose root oil; Jojoba oil; Almond oil; Sunflower oil; Aloe vera oil; Coconut oil; Grapeseed oil; Squalane; Foraha oil; Rose hip seed oil; Borage oil; Evening primrose oil; CO2 extract oils of calendula, carrot, rose hip, rose hip seed, seabuckthorn berry, borage, evening primrose and frankincense; Vitamin E acetate; Vitamin A palmitate and D3; Alpha lipoic acid; CoQ10; Essential oils (blue chamomile, carrot seed, coriander, davana, elemi, geranium, helichyrsum, jasmine, jatamansi, khus, lavender, lemon, melissa, mimosa, myrrh, neroli, turmeric, yarrow, ylang ylang).

Ingredients for Kapha/Oily/Normal Skin:

Manjista oil; Arjun oil; Tulsi oil; Neem oil; Amla oil; Purnarnava oil; Turmeric oil; Lemongrass oil; Papaya leaves oil; Shavegrass oil; Juniperberry oil; Gotu kola oil; Chamae rose root oil; Hazelnut oil; Grapeseed oil; Jojoba oil; Squalane; Almond oil; Sunflower oil; Kukui nut oil; Rose hip seed oil; Borage oil; Evening primrose oil; CO2 extract oils of calendula, carrot, rose hip, rose hip seed, seabuckthorn berry, borage, and evening primrose; Vitamin E acetate; Vitamin A palmitate and D3; Alpha lipoic acid; CoQ10; Essential oils (angelica root, bergamot, bitter orange, cedarwood, clementine, cypress, geranium, litsea cubea, grapefruit, helichrysum, hyssop, jatamansi, juniperberry, mandarin, mimosa, neroli, parsley seed, pettigrain, rosewood, sweet orange, white thyme, tulsi, vanilla, ylang ylang).

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Daily Skin Essentials Kit (5 bottles) 

Five Steps to naturally nourish and restore skin’s healthy glow.  I’m super excited about this line of natural facial care products right now.  All products are actually certified gluten-free, which is tough to find.  Sophyto has also been featured in Elle magazine in their Green Star Beauty Guide.

Check out the ingredients in Sopyhto’s daily skin essentials kit, and you will find no chemicals or junk!  Yay!
• Purifying Silken Cleanser – Honey Propolis, Desert Lily Aloe, Hazelnut Oil .507 fl oz
• Dual Action Exfoliating Treatment – Barbados Cherry Fruit, Amethyst Powder .338 fl oz
• pH Optimizing Restorative Toner – Shitake Fruit, Elderberry Extract, Nettle Herb 1.69 fl oz
• Anti-Aging Antioxidant Serum – Whole Apple Extract, Green and White Tea, Olive Lead .338 fl oz
• Balancing Daily Moisturizer – Magnolia Vine Fruit, Yellow Pea Flower Fruit .507 fl oz 

Purifying Silken Cleanser
- Removes all make-up and impurities without over drying, while conditioning agents restore and maintain skin’s natural moisture balance

Ingredients: aqua (spring water), *simondsia californica (jojoba) seed oil, cetearyl alcohol, *corylus avellana (hazelnut) seed oil, *prunus dulcis (almond) seed oil, sodium stearoyl lactylate, glyceryl stearate, *butyrosperum parkii (karite) fruit butter, *mel (honey), *aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice powder, levulinic acid, lecithin, sodium dehydroacteate, *guar gum, glycerin xanthan gym, *alcohol denat, *propolis extract, tocophrol, helianthus annus (sunflower) seed oil, ascorbic acid, sodium hydroxide, citric acid.

Dual Action Exfoliating Treatment
- A luxurious multi-tasker made from precious amethyst powder, barbados cherry and organic pineapple enzymes to effectively dissolve dead skin cells leaving a much brighter, more refined looking complexion

Ingredients: aqua (water), *ananas sativus (pineapple) fruit extract, *malpighia glabra (acerola cherry) fruit extract, glycerin, *alcohol denat, amethyst gem stone powder, glyceryl caprylate, coco-glucoside, *guar gum, xanthan gum, *aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice powder, levulinic acid, benzyl alcohol, phytic acid, sodium hydroxide, ascorbic acid, manioc starch.

pH Optimizing Restorative Toner
- Gently nourishes and restores skin to its optimal pH level, improving texture and hydration

Ingredients: aqua (spring water), *pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, *alcohol denat, *camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, *vitis vinifera (red grape) fruit extract, glycerin, *olea europaea (olive) leaf extract, glyceryl caprylate, *aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice powder, levulinic acid, xanthum gum, mannan, sodium hydroxide, ascorbic acid

Balancing Daily Moisturizer
- Based upon traditional Ayurveda to help boost skins health and vitality from the daily stresses of life.

Ingredients: aqua (water), *helianthus annus (sunflower) seed oil, cetearyl alcohol, *simmondsia californica (jojoba) seed oil, sodium stearoyl lactylate, glyceryl stearate, *hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) seed oil, *cera alba (beeswax), *butyrosperum parkii (shea) fruit butter, *aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice powder, levulinic acid, sodium dehydroacetate, lecithin, tocopherol, *guar gum, xanthan gum, *panax ginseng (korean ginseng) root extract, *eleutherococcus senticosus (siberian ginseng) root extract, *astragalus membranaceus (astragalus) root extract, *schizandra chinensis (schizandra) fruit extract, *alcohol denat, sodium hydroxide, glycerin, citric acid.

• Cruelty-free
• Vegan
• Gluten-free

Also, if you are looking for an all-purpose bar soap that you can use on your face, hands, or body, I highly recommend these non-toxic herb-infused tallow soapsClick here to buy tallow soap!

Are Lectins Causing Your Allergies, Headaches, and Belly Fat?

A Natural Defense Against the Hidden Causes of Allergies, Migraine Headaches, and Weight Gain

Some people have immediate reactions to foods that they are allergic or sensitive to, so they tend to avoid those foods to prevent unpleasant symptoms. Most people, however, do not experience immediate reactions to foods that tend to “disagree” with them.  Instead, these disagreeable foods slowly erode their health without them noticing it because they become used to the low grade inflammation in their GI tracts caused by the wrong foods. Many common symptoms are really the result of substances in foods called lectins that interact with your immune system. An example of a common lectin that many have heard of is gluten or gliadin found in grains and many processed foods. Some of the post-meal reactions to lectins include:

• Headaches, brain fog, lack of concentration
• Skin problems such as itchiness, eczema, and acne
• Water retention, puffiness around the eyes, extremities
• Bloating — a very common symptom
• Easy weight gain and stubborn weight loss
• Chronic fatigue and post-meal fatigue
• Chronically clearing throat and excess mucous
• Respiratory symptoms like chronic, (non-illness) coughing
• Joint stiffness and pain (particularly in the morning)
• Urinary weakness or chronic inflammation or infection
• Abdominal pain and gas with meals, excessive belching (lectins can also lower the HCL levels impairing digestion)
• Gastric reflux and upset stomach
• Irritable bowel and spastic colon
• Hyperactivity
• Sinus problems, itchy nose, congestion and post-nasal drip
• Insulin shifts affecting blood sugar balance

Lectins are specialized proteins commonly found in fruits, vegetables, and seafood, and especially in grains, beans and seeds. They are not degraded by stomach acid or proteolytic enzymes, making them virtually resistant to digestion. Certain lectins consumed in everyday foods can bind to cells in the gut and to blood cells, initiating an inflammatory response and contributing to such problems as digestive disorders, weight gain, post-meal fatigue and immune challenges. Lectin Lock™ is a unique blend designed to “lock up” problematic lectins and safely escort them out of the body. Take with every meal for better health now as part of a program of prevention for the future.

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Recommended Dosage:

Take 2 capsules at the beginning of each meal.

Charm School and How to Save Thousands of Dollars


So perhaps after watching this film segment, you are considering spending thousands of dollars on charm school so that you can seduce your spouse (or crush object if you’re unmarried). But what would you say if I told you that by reading the top secret information below, you could save those thousands of dollars and use them for something else? (FYI folks, this is more money than you can save on your auto insurance by switching to that other company!)

Yes, indeed, you can save yourself from having to go to charm school for those coveted seduction skills simply by putting Chinese Herbal Medicine to good use. Trust me, I’m an herbalist!

First, you will need an herbal potion called Digest Aid, which was formulated by a famous Englishman by the name of Giovanni Maciocia. Digest Aid is sold under the brand name Sage Solutions and is not available in stores because it’s a top secret formulation.

The purpose of Digest Aid is to prevent belly bloat, embarrassing flatulence, and bad breath caused by eating offending foods. You know the ones — beans, collard greens, cabbage, garlic, and the cheap kind of fish oil that results in fish burps. (Interesting tidbit: In the supplement industry, “fish burps” are known by their proper name, “repeats.” It sounds much more polite, so please use that term when speaking with professionals. They will surely be impressed. :-))

Come on! Quit being a cheapskate and get that credit card out!

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Digest Aid 60 tabs
Sage Solutions

Wisdom You Can Swallow (No, not that kind of wisdom. Get yer mind outta the gutter!)

INGREDIENTS
For English Speakers: Roasted Chinese hawthorn fruit, Chinese giant hyssop herb, White atractylodes rhizome, Black jujube fruit, Treated pinellia rhizome, Poria, Radish seed, Forsythia fruit, Chinese amomum fruit, Magnolia bark, Asian water plantain rhizome, Perilla leaf, Tangerine dried rind of green fruit, Bitter orange mature fruit, Chinese licorice root.

For our Pinyin reading audience: Shan zha tan, Huo xiang, Bai zhu, Hei zao, Fa ban xia, Fu ling kuai, Lai fu zi, Lian qiao, Sha ren, Hou po, Ze xie, Zi su ye, Qing pi, Zhi ke, Gan cao.

Recommended Adult Dosage
1 to 2 tablets, 2-3 times daily

Only the finest hand-selected Chinese herbs are used, with attention to the highest quality at each stage of production. However, we do not recommend feeding Digest Aid to small children, pets, or Santa Claus.

Now the next product that will be crucial to being able to charm anyone you meet is to not be a big old grouch.  Sounds easy enough, but haven’t you ever met someone who just couldn’t quit complaining about things?  Ward off being one of those by investing in a little bottle of Tension Solution!  This product is also not available in stores because it is a Top Secret Potion that is only used by sages, monks, and other people who have mastered all the skills of being charming and magnetic.

But now you, too, can get it!

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Tension Solution 60 tabs
Sage Solutions

Herbal Supplement

Wisdom You Can Swallow (Or Chew 108 Times if You’re a Natural Hygienist…)

INGREDIENTS
Habla English? Sour jujube seed (dry fried), Magnetite, Fluorite, Dragon bone, Poria with wood root, Poria, Schisandra fruit, Anemarrhena rhizome, Ophiopogon tuber, Gambir stem branch and twig, Polygala root, Altaica rhizome, Sichuan lovage root, Amber resin, Gardenia fruit.

Habla Pinyin? Suan zao ren (chao), Duan ci shi, Zi shi ying, Long gu (sheng), Bao mu fu shen, Fu ling kuai, Wu wei zi, Zhi mu, Kai men dong, Gou teng (shuang), Yuan zhi (da), Jiu jie chang pu, Chuan xiong, Hu po, Zhi zi (shan).

Recommended Adult Dosage
1 to 2 tablets, 2-3 times daily

Only the finest hand-selected Chinese herbs are used, with attention to the highest quality at each stage of production.  Don’t feed it to the sea monkeys!  Please!

How to Stop Cravings for Halloween Treats That Wreak Havoc on Your Physique!

It’s getting to be that time of year in which candies line the shelves of all your favorite stores, holiday parties centered around junk food start happening every weekend, and sugary “treats” begin to make their way into your kitchen.  However, you don’t have to gain weight along with the rest of the people you know this holiday season.  You can be the one who says “no” to the junk food and sets a good example for everyone else.

The way I resist the temptation to eat “just one” piece of candy (you know what happens when you get started with “just one” don’t you?) is that I just imagine how I feel during and after eating the candy — headaches, fatigue, moodiness, water retention caused by carb loading, and a vague nauseated sensation.  This is enough for me to easily say “no” to junk foods.  I’d rather just eat a salad and actually feel ENERGIZED after eating.

But if resisting Halloween treat temptations is a little more difficult for you, there’s also a great supplement called CarbCrave Complex:.  Many of my health coaching clients swear by this formula to help them resist the urge to eat the cake, cookies, candy corns, and other waistline wreckers that tend to creep into the home and office.

Did you remember to stock up on Jade Windscreen as well as the ingredients for Julia Child’s Simple Beef Stock Recipe?  Guard yourself from seasonal sniffles and sneezes by making this warm, soothing beef stock and taking one dosage of Jade Windscreen daily throughout the Winter season.  The adaptogenic herbs in Jade Windscreen work to balance your endocrine glands and strengthen your immune system so you’ll have more energy, get more restful sleep, and be less susceptible to catching cold & flu viruses.