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How To “Fake” The Fall Season

If there’s one thing we all can agree on, it’s that there is so much to love about fall. From the changing leaves and warm designer beverages to the glorious oversized sweaters and pumpkin spiced lattes, everyone loves the authentic classics this time of year offers. But, for those who live in a warmer state, autumn can sometimes seem like a slightly tuned down summer. This version of fall doesn’t look quite like the movies and we are pretty sure … READ MORE

Don’t Miss Out on Farm Fresh Vegetables

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Even though summer may be over, farm fresh produce is available all year long. In fact, late summer and early fall often provides for the greatest abundance of delicious fruits and vegetables to choose from. From pumpkins and butternut squash to sweet potatoes and apples, this is the time of year when you want to incorporate these powerhouse fruits and veggies into your meals. In addition to their great taste, these fall flavors deliver a vast array of vitamins and … READ MORE

Aloe Vera Uses Are Endless… and here’s why

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One of our favorite ingredients to use in our products is Aloe Vera. The spiked green plant you see out in your yard has been used for centuries as a treatment for several skin injuries, however, studies have found it to have many other beneficial effects on your health. While Aloe Vera gel is widely known to relieve sunburn and help heal wounds, did you know that your favorite potted plant can actually be used for so much more? Keeps … READ MORE

October is the New January

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When we think of setting resolutions and goals for ourselves, what often comes to mind is January 1st: New Years. However, there may be a new contender for the best goal-setting season and that month is October. As leaves start to change colors, the weather cools down and the school year gets into full swing, the tenth month of the year is full of promise. In fact, studies have shown that people often accidentally find themselves referring to October as … READ MORE

Eucalyptus Isn’t Just a Plant

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Eucalyptus is an oil commonly used in aromatherapy that has become known for its unique aroma and lasting effects on the body. We are proud to use eucalyptus oil as the main ingredient in our Fulfill Mint soy candle. When burned, its soothing and aromatic fragrance will help your body relax and unwind. Since ancient times, eucalyptus has been used to treat common colds and headaches, however,  there are several more benefits to the oil that you may not even … READ MORE

The Power of Citrus

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It has been well established that citrus fruits and products are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibers that are essential for normal growth, development and overall well-being. However, on top of that, it is now being discovered that biologically active, non-nutrient compounds found in citrus and other plants can also help reduce the risk of several chronic diseases. That’s why we are proud to use citrus in some of our all-natural cleansing soap bars and organic bath … READ MORE

Why You Should Try Vanilla Chai

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When it comes to herbal teas, none are quite as popular as Vanilla Chai. In fact, you can even head to your local Starbucks and order this herbal concoction in a variety of different ways. But what’s the big deal about vanilla chai anyway? What makes it so popular? Unlike caffeine, chai has many beneficial properties. To start, the black tea that makes up chai is rich in antioxidants and the spices have been used for thousands of years to … READ MORE

Beat ‘End of Summer Blues’

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If there’s one thing wrong with summer, it’s that it has to come to an end eventually. But when that happens, why does it seem like so many people suffer from a case of the end of summer blues? Over the years, studies have been done that suggest some ways to help you feel better about this time of year ending and Fall being just around the corner. It’s completely natural to feel sad when we end one good thing … READ MORE

Simplify Your Life

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Most people are unaware that the first week of August is National Simplify Your Life Week. However, rather than just focusing on it for a week, simplifying your life should be something you strive to do each and every day. We are all familiar with the idea of spring cleaning, but some late-summer simplification is a great way to keep the clutter to a minimum heading into the fall. Simplifying your life isn’t just about removing the physical clutter out … READ MORE

Summertime is for the Family


When you think back on your childhood, you are sure to remember those unforgettable family vacations and adventures. Whether it was a weekend at your favorite amusement park or a trip across the country to visit family in another state, it was a time of your life that you will never forget. As great as these trips were to you as a child, they hold an entirely new set of benefits when you take these trips as an adult or … READ MORE

Why Andes Rose Salt is Great for Your Health

Andes Mountain salt in a wooden spoon on a wooden table.

We’ve heard time and time again about the benefits of a relaxing soak in a tub with bath salts – and for good reason – the benefits range from skin restoration to stress relief with many in between. We love bath salts and spending some quality time in a good soak with a great book. But it’s not just about pouring some fancy smelling products for extra indulgence; our bath salts are all-natural blends of sea salts, essential oils, and … READ MORE

How & Why to Take an Epsom Salt Bath

Magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts) in a rustic wooden scoop - relaxing bath concept

It’s the middle of summer and we’ve all been working hard on maintaining our bikini bodies, staying healthy with exercise, and pursuing our fitness goals. But with working out comes sore muscles and tired limbs. What’s a girl (or guy) to do? Take an Epsom salt bath! They’ve been shown to relieve sore muscles so you can get to your next workout feeling fresh.   How do you take an Epsom salt bath? Epsom salt baths are the most effective … READ MORE

Why Choose Soy Candles?

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The majority of today’s candles are made using paraffin wax, however, soy candles are an all-natural, alternative option. While at first glance they may look like their paraffin counterparts, they actually offer many distinct advantages. Because soy candles are made from vegetable oil and soybeans, they are always all-natural. Paraffin candles, on the other hand, are made from petroleum oil, which is terrible for you and will be discussed more shortly. Additionally, Soy wax candles do not increase the carbon … READ MORE

Must-Have Beauty Hacks to Beat the Summer Heat

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While summer may be our favorite season, it is also a time when we are wearing less, leaving our skin more exposed. Welcoming sunshine, sandals and indulging in frozen margaritas on the beach sounds like the perfect vacation, however, the heat can also bring along its own set of beauty challenges. Whether it’s a sunburn, extra sweat or uncontrollable hair, summer can really put a damper on our beauty routines. Here are some of the best summer hacks you can … READ MORE

Africa Part 2: Sustainable Tourism

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We all love to travel. In fact, tourism is one of the world’s fastest growing industries and is a major source of income across several countries. However, just like other forms of development, tourism can also cause a fair share of problems, such as social dislocation, loss of cultural heritage and even economic dependence. Doing research and learning about the impacts of tourism has led to the growth of ‘sustainable tourism’, also known as nature-based or ecotourism. Sustainable tourism has … READ MORE

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