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Do you know the Benefits of Mineral Make-Up?

Understanding these benefits of mineral make-up will ease your mind knowing that what you put on is as important as what you put in.

An average woman will absorb 5 lbs of personal care products each year.

Every day, more and more consumers are becoming aware of the impact their beauty products have on their personal health. One of the current hot topics for many women is finding the health benefits in switching to a mineral based cosmetics line. Although most women understand that minerals are healthier to use, they may not fully know why.

So what are the benefits to mineral based cosmetics?

Natural mineral make-up is composed of pure, cosmetic-grade minerals such as mica, titanium oxide, and zinc oxide. They are free from fragrances, animal by-products, talc, fillers, parabens, and binders which are commonly found in ordinary chemical based cosmetics.

Mineral make-up doesn’t support the growth of bacteria, meaning mineral make-up is less likely to become contaminated than other makeup types.
Since many of the minerals also naturally reflect light, they also help aid in minor sun protection and can reduce the appearance of aging. Mineral cosmetics can be a great choice for people with skin allergies and irritations, because it is much gentler than chemical makeup. Mineral make-up provides excellent coverage, which helps to create flawless-looking skin.

At OnlyGreen, we are proud to offer our Opal line of mineral based cosmetics. (IMPORTANT UPDATE:  OnlyGreen  has closed their doors since June 2011 but their supplier was PureAnada Canada and here’s their website: http://www.pureanada.ca/ )

This line has been formulated using all natural ingredients and is made in Canada.

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Got Pesticides? See Below for EWG`s Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 F&V`s (Fruits & Veggies).

What’s on your fruits and Veggies?

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“Last year we wrote a blog post about the importance of properly washing your fruits and veggies. With our Garden Essentials sale this month, plus an update of The Environmental Working Group published list of the good and the bad in produce, we figured it was time for this info to be revisited! Continue reading

Soapberries(Soap Nuts), a natural laundry detergent & more!

The soap berry is a traditional, all natural cleaning product that literally grows on trees. Loaded with a natural detergent called saponin, the soap berry is a fantastic all natural way to clean your clothes. Put a few of the dried berries into the cotton wash sack provided and toss it into your washing machine. The soap berry is low-sudsing, which makes it ideal for HE machines. Non-toxic and 100% biodegradable.Soapberries (or Soap Nuts) have been used as a natural detergent for centuries. Soapberries come from the fruit of the trees of the Sapindus genus, from the family Sapindacea. There are around a dozen species; native to India, China, Southern Asia, parts of north and central America. The one most widely used for its detergent attributes is Sapindus mukorossi, known simply as the Soap Nut Tree or Chinese Soapberry.
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The Benefits of the Dead Sea!

The waters of the Dead Sea are unique, having a total salt concentration that is 10 times higher than ocean water, reaching 33 % versus 3%. This extraordinary chemical composition has made the Dead Sea an ideal spot for people seeking relief from skin and rheumatic disorders.
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Fragrance Oils vs Essential Oils in Products

The main issue with synthetic fragrances is the mystery behind what exactly they are. The synthetic fragrances used in cosmetics can have as many as 200 ingredients. There is no way to know what the chemicals are, since on the label it will simply read “fragrance.” Some problems caused by these chemicals include headaches, dizziness, rash, hyperpigmentation, violent coughing, vomiting, skin irritation, etc.

Although these fragrances are usually only added in very small amounts, when used in personal care products, they are applied directly to the consumer’s skin.

“Fragrance is considered a trade secret, so companies don’t have to tell us what’s in it – often dozens or even hundreds of synthetic chemical compounds. Almost half the products in Skin Deep contain the generic term “fragrance,” from shampoos and deodorants to lotions and shaving creams. Even “unscented” products may contain masking fragrances, which are chemicals used to cover up the odor of other chemicals.” (www.safecosmetics.org).

Choose personal care items that are scented using pure extracts and essential oils like all of the ForeveGreen House & Home products as well as a complete line of over 100 pure and blended TRUessence essential oils.

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