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The Herb Appeal: Natural Herbal Goodness


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(above) I’m always on the lookout for great, natural alternatives to items to add to my daily skincare regimen. I recently happened upon The Herb Appeal on Etsy, and immediately got in touch with the store-owner, Jeannine, to set up a purchase.

All of her products are homemade, completely natural, and have no artificial colors or overpowering scents. Plus, every item only has a short list of ingredients so rest assured, your body will thank you.

I purchased the Eucalyptus Mint Softening Fizzy Drops Bath Bombs, Sugared Lavender Vanilla Lip Balm Scrub and Lovely Lavender Solid Lotion Bar. I received the items in a few days and the packaging was very cute and would make the items perfect as gifts or a treat for yourself.

natural bath bomb

The Eucalyptus Mint Bath Bombs, (above), have a wonderful scent, and after using them I felt that my sinuses were cleared and I was relaxed. Sweet aromatherapy! The item comes in a set of four and you can use one or up to all four, whatever your preference. Also, at a price of $4.50 for a four-pack you can reward your skin without hurting your wallet.

natural lip balm

(above) The Lip Balm Scrub comes in five flavors and the organic sugar helps to exfoliate your lips to make them healthy and soft. I was happily surprised (more…)

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Monday, March 3, 2014

This Past Week in Eco-News


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  • With California facing extreme drought conditions, the rain this past weekend has been met with relief. However, this rain will not get California completely out of the drought it is facing. To create more drinking water the state is building a new facility in Carlsbad, calling it “the largest seawater desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere.” This plant will be finished in early 2016 and is expected to “provide up to 50 million gallons of fresh drinkable water every day.” The plant – which will cost $1 billion dollars – is “drought-proof” and will help alleviate San Diego’s and the rest of California’s need to import water. Read more at: npr.org
  • Ocean acidification is taking a toll on marine life everywhere, and now its effects have claimed about three years worth of the scallop population in British Columbia. The waters of the Georgia Strait have “increased so dramatically that the PH levels have dropped from 8.2 to 7.3 in the past year.” Weather.com has a great article outlining the impact this event and the effects ocean acidification could have on the U.S. oyster industry.
  • “Experts are more certain than ever that human activity is changing the global climate” and the U.S National Academy of Science with the United Kingdom’s Royal Society hope to move the debate about climate change away from (more…)
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