Thursday, February 28, 2013

CONTEST- Green Tidings All Natural Deodorant Giveaway

 
5 lucky people will each win a FREE 1 ounce Green Tidings All Natural Deodorant (Vegan, Lavender scented)!  Winners will be selected at random using an online generator.
 
To enter the contest, comment on THIS post (below) with your name and say what's most important to you about natural body care items (deodorant, lip balms, body butters and lotions, etc.).  Good luck!
 
Winners will be announced on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 12:30 PM PST.  Winners must provide name and address to Green Tidings within 24 hours of announcement, or their prize will be given to another person.  Winners must be from USA to get free shipping.  Winners from overseas will have to pay $13.00 S&H (sorry- that's how much USPS charges).  All winners will be announced on www.GreenTidings.org AND www.facebook.com/GreenTidings
 
 
About Green Tidings All Natural Deodorant (vegan version):
 
Using only the finest natural and organic ingredients, there are no man-made chemicals Green Tidings All Natural Deodorant. Neither the ingredients nor the finished product were tested on animals. Green Tidings All Natural Deodorant is non-toxic, organic, vegan, gluten-free, corn-free, soy-free, paraben-free, SLS-free, aluminum-free, propylene-glycol free, all-natural, fragrance-free, made in the USA, and is packaged in a recyclable, BPA-free bottle (which was not made with any lead or mercury).
 
Ingredients:
Organic Virgin, Unrefined Coconut Oil (cocos nucifera): Anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory. Contains essential fatty acids and antioxidants, and is very moisturizing.
Organic Shea Butter (butyrospernum parkii- Unrefined, Fair Trade): Anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial. Contains vitamins A, E, and F, proteins, fatty acids, and healing minerals, and can help with dry skin without clogging pores.
Magnesium Oil (naturally-found magnesium chloride): Anti-deodorant. Magnesium is also an extremely important mineral for health. Our absorbable magnesium oil contains only raw, ultra-pure magnesium chloride and other trace minerals drawn from the Ancient Zechstein Seabed in Northern Europe (Ancient Minerals brand).
Organic Arrowroot Powder (maranta arundinacea): Deodorizing, healing, antibacterial, and good for use on dry, irritated, or sensitive skin. Also absorbs moisture and softens the skin.
Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate): Absorbs perspiration, and is an anti-deodorant. 
Wildcrafted Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia Cerifera): Natural thickener and moisturizer. The plant has been hand-gathered from the wild, Candelilla Wax, and is not available in a certified organic form. It has been grown in the wild without pesticides, but not under organic certification guidelines.
Green Tidings All Natural Deodorant is made in small batches under extremely sanitary conditions (hair net, face mask, and surgical gloves are worn to ensure that your product remains clean and pure). Both vegan (using candelilla wax) and vegetarian (using beeswax) are available, as well as scented with essential oil (lavender or tea-tree). It is compatible with paleo and primal lifestyles, and has been hand-crafted with those with food and chemical sensitivities in mind. Bulk pricing is available.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

All Natural Deodorant


What Makes Green Tidings All Natural Deodorant Different?
Skin is your largest organ!  It is also very absorbing, which means that the deodorants and other body care items you put on it will be absorbed into your body and your bloodstream. 
Additionally, using traditional anti-perspirants can block sweat pores, which prevents the body from releasing toxins and cooling itself down when overheated, both necessary and well-designed functions. 
Using only the finest natural and organic ingredients, there are no man-made chemicals Green Tidings All Natural Deodorant.   Neither the ingredients nor the finished product were tested on animals.   Green Tidings All Natural Deodorant is non-toxic, organic, vegan, gluten-free, corn-free, soy-free, paraben-free, SLS-free, aluminum-free, propylene-glycol free, all-natural, fragrance-free, made in the USA, and is packaged in a recyclable, BPA-free bottle (which was not made with any lead or mercury).
Common contents of common deodorant/antiperspirants:
Aluminum:  A known neurotoxin, it has been linked to breast cancer, prostate cancer, and Alzheimer’s Disease
Parabens:  Linked to birth defects, cancer and organ toxicity.  Known for being endocrine disruptors, they interfere with hormones.
Propylene Glycol:  May cause damage to the central nervous system, heart, and liver.
Phthalates:  Increase likelihood of cell mutation, disrupt endocrine receptors, and are linked to birth defects.
Triclosan:  The FDA classifies this as a pesticide.  May be cancer-causing.
TEA, DEA, FD&C Colors, Fragrance, Talc, and other potentially harmful ingredients are also added.
 
Compare these with Green Tidings All Natural Deodorant (Vegan, Unscented) ingredients:
Organic Virgin, Unrefined Coconut Oil (cocos nucifera):   Anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory.  Contains essential fatty acids and antioxidants, and is very moisturizing.
Organic Shea Butter (butyrospernum parkii- Unrefined, Fair Trade):  Anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial.  Contains vitamins A, E, and F, proteins, fatty acids, and healing minerals, and can help with dry skin without clogging pores.
Magnesium Oil (naturally-found magnesium chloride):  Anti-deodorant.  Magnesium is also an extremely important mineral for health.  Our absorbable magnesium oil contains only raw, ultra-pure magnesium chloride and other trace minerals drawn from the Ancient Zechstein Seabed in Northern Europe (Ancient Minerals brand).
Organic Arrowroot Powder (maranta arundinacea):  Deodorizing, healing, antibacterial, and good for use on dry, irritated, or sensitive skin.  Also absorbs moisture and softens the skin.
Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate):  Absorbs perspiration, and is an anti-deodorant. 
Wildcrafted Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia Cerifera):  Natural thickener and moisturizer.  The plant has been hand-gathered from the wild, Candelilla Wax, and is not available in a certified organic form.  It has been grown in the wild without pesticides, but not under organic certification guidelines.
Green Tidings All Natural Deodorant is made in small batches under extremely sanitary conditions (hair net, face mask, and surgical gloves are worn to ensure that your product remains clean and pure).   Both vegan (using candelilla wax) and vegetarian (using beeswax) are available, as well as scented with essential oil (lavender or tea-tree).  It is compatible with paleo and primal lifestyles, and has been hand-crafted with those with food and chemical sensitivities in mind.  Bulk pricing is available.   

You can purchase via the red "STORE" button on the top of the page (and browse other products available), or the buttons below.

 
 

All Natural Deodorant- Vegan, Unscented or Lavender
Prices:
$5.99 1 ounce
$11.99 2 ounces
$17.97 $15.27 1 ounce (3 Pack- 15% off)
$35.97 $30.57 2 Ounces (3 Pack- 15% off)
 


All Natural Deodorant Vegan, Unscented 1 Ounce $5.99


All Natural Deodorant Vegan, Unscented 2 Ounces $11.99


All Natural Deodorant Vegan, Lavender 2 Ounces $11.99


All Natural Deodorant Vegan, Lavender 1 Ounce $5.99


All Natural Deodorant Vegan, Unscented 1 Ounce (3 Pack- 15% off!) $17.97 $15.27


All Natural Deodorant Vegan, Lavender 1 Ounce (3 Pack- 15% off!) $17.97 $15.27


All Natural Deodorant Vegan, Lavender 2 Ounces (3 Pack- 15% off!) $35.97 $30.57


All Natural Deodorant Vegan, Unscented 2 Ounces (3 Pack- 15% off!) $35.97 $30.57



 





 


Monday, February 25, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013

The High Price of Palm Oil

 
SAY NO TO PALM OIL!

 "Did you know that each and everyone of us may be fueling one of the world's biggest ecological disasters and acts of primate genocide in history?

Borneo and Sumatra are two of the most bio-diverse regions of the world, yet they have the longest list of endangered species. This list includes the magnificent orangutan. These two South-East Asian islands are extremely rich in life, containing around 20,000 flowering plant species, 3,000 tree species, 300,000 animal species and thousands more being discovered each year. Despite this amazing biodiversity and delicate web of species, a large area of rainforest is cleared each hour in Indonesia and Malaysia to make way for the production of one vegetable oil. That's destruction each minute. This vegetable oil is called palm oil, and is found in hundreds of the everyday products, from baked goods and confectionery, to cosmetics and cleaning agents... many of which you buy in your weekly shopping.

Due to the massive international demand for palm oil, palm oil plantations are rapidly replacing the rainforest habitat of the critically endangered orangutan; with over 90% of their habitat already destroyed in the last 20 years.

Orangutans are some of our closest relatives, sharing approximately 97% of their DNA with humans. Orangutan means 'Person of the jungle' in the Indonesian language. It is estimated that 6 to 12 of these 'jungle people' are killed each day for palm oil. These gentle creatures are either killed in the deforestation process, when they wonder into a palm oil plantation looking for food, or in the illegal pet trade after they've been captured and kept as pets in extremely poor conditions and provided with extremely poor nutrition.

Orangutans are considered as pests by the palm oil industry. In the deforestation process, workers are told that if wildlife gets in the way, they are to do whatever is necessary in order to dispose them, no matter how inhumane. Often orangutans are run over by logging machinery, beat to death, buried alive or set on fire... all in the name of palm oil.

Government data has shown that over 50,000 orangutans have already died as a result of deforestation due to palm oil in the last two decades. Experts say that if this pattern of destruction and exploitation continues, these intelligent acrobats of the jungle will be extinct in the wild within 3 to 12 years (as early as 2015). It is also thought that their jungle habitat will be completely gone within 20 years (approximately 2033).

Around 50 million tons of palm oil is produced annually; with almost all of that being non-sustainable palm oil, that replaces 12 million hectares of dense, bio-diverse rainforest. That's the equivalent landmass of North Korea deforested each year for palm oil alone!

Palm oil is also having a shocking impact on our planet. The production of this one vegetable oil is not only responsible for polluting rivers and causing land erosion, but when the plantation workers set fire to the remaining trees, shrubs and debris to make way for the oil palms, it produces immense amount of smoke pollution that is toxic to planet earth. This has been found to be the second biggest contributor to greenhouse gas in the world.

By purchasing products that contain crude palm oil, you are helping destroy ancient, pristine rainforest, wipe out species like the orangutan, and create a large-scale ecological disaster. Think of the consequences next time you do your weekly shopping; the consequences not only for orangutans and other animals, but for us as the human race; for we cannot survive without the rainforests either. We have a choice, orangutans do not."  (source: www.saynotopalmoil.com)

HOW TO HELP: http://www.saynotopalmoil.com/how-to-help.php
 

An aside about statistics and deforestation, using Brazil as an example: "Statistics on deforestation can be confusing. In Brazil, there is roughly 1.2 billion acres of densely forested land. From 1990 to 2005, Brazil lost more than 8% of that forest to deforestation. On its face, 8% over 15 years may not sound like a lot. However, when you consider that 8% of 1.2 billion acres is 96 million acres, that statistic is brought into more focus. This number equals roughly one fifth of the entire landmass of Alaska being logged in 15 years. This leads to quite a lot of difficulty when assessing the true impact of deforestation worldwide."

  If you would like to look at some statistical graphs on deforestation, please visit http://rainforests.mongabay.com/defor_index.htm

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Green Smoothie Juice Ingredients (blended)

 
My family and I love to drink freshly-blended juice.  Blending is a great way to get a large amount of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts/seeds, and superfoods in one meal. 
 
Our juice ingredients this morning: Spinach, kale, cucumber, avocado, spirulina, hemp seeds, mango, banana, pineapple, acai, and mixed frozen berries. These are a special weekend treat for the kids, since we try to limit their sugar intake (yes, natural sugar is still sugar!). All ingredients are blended in a Ninja blender.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

10 Ways to Good Health

Less alcohol, more tea

Less processed, more fresh

Less salt, more vinegar

Less sugar, more fruit

Less eating, more chewing

Less words, more action

Less greed, more giving

Less worry, more sleep

Less driving, more walking

Less anger, more laughter