Detox your makeup for spring

Springtime is the best time to clear the clutter and seek new healthy strategies to improve your life. But, while you’re busy clearing out your closets, have you even thought about cleaning out your makeup bag? Here are some great natural products to help you detox your makeup for spring!

Rejuva Minerals Bronzer and Powder
This amazing foundation product is like two products in one. You’ll find a variety of pure, natural ingredients including nourishing jojoba and antioxidants from fruits and berries. Apply with a makeup brush and build to a medium, silky smooth finish that makes your face glow! Plus, it’s free of common skin irritants including mica, bismuth oxychloride and titanium dioxide. A celeb favorite!

Jane Iredale
Get an alluring look with NEW natural makeup products from Jane Iredale! The limited edition Getaway Eye Shadow Kit offers five amazing PurePressed Eye Shadow shades, developed to offer gorgeous, crease free long-lasting eye color. Also, the Forever Peach Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain is a multipurpose lip and cheek stain and adjusts to your own chemistry for an irresistible peach shade that will flatter your skin’s unique undertones.

ILIA Mascara
This NEW one-of-a-kind mascara is naturally preserved and Phenoxyethanol-free. Find four beautiful shades featuring organic ingredients and a special wand that makes application easier and more effective.

Pacifica Beauty
Pacifica Makeup offers great natural products at an unbeatable price point! We especially like their Enlightened Natural Lip Gloss,  which is infused with coconut and antioxidants to help support superior lip health. It offers supernatural shine, super smooth and non-sticky with nourishing hydration and long lasting natural color.

Easy Energy Supplements

Between work and family responsibilities it can take a toll on your energy levels. Thankfully, there are some easy natural tools that help boost your body so that you can accomplish all the things that you need to do in your busy life!

Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews
Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews are formulated specifically for health-conscious individuals and athletes seeking a great tasting energy snack. These unique chews are the first to include naturally occurring fiber and protein derived from 100% organic tapioca syrup and honey. Not only are chews smaller and softer than others on the market, Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews are great because they don’t stick to your teeth and taste amazing, making them the perfect snack or energy fuel!

Good Day Chocolate 
Good Day Chocolate offers an energy boost that’s easy to control and delicious to eat. Each piece of Energy contains real semi-sweet chocolate, 1/4 a cup of coffee’s caffeine (20mg), and a blend of vitamins & amino acids. Each chocolate offers smooth energy that in your control and is gluten free, non-gmo and with all natural colors.

Trachealth offers easy to mix drink supplements that help to give your body the boost that it needs. For instance, their Chia + Hibiscus Green Tea  is an exhilarating, healthy, powerful mix of chia seeds, energizing green tea, refreshing blackberry and flowery hibiscus. Plus, it’s got beneficial omega-3s and tons of antioxidants!

EPIC Foods
EPIC Foods offers a different kind of energy bar…one that enables us to reconnect with our ancestral diets and enjoy every bit of it. By combining delicious tasting and lightly smoked animal protein with savory nuts and dehydrated fruits, EPIC foods taste amazing! EPIC foods are unique in the sense that they are more savory, tender, and flavor-forward than jerky without the high carbohydrate and sugar load of other bars. Make sure to check out the amazing Bison bars that combine tender bison, savory bacon, and tart cranberries to create an EPIC tasting bar unlike anything you have experienced! Plus, besides tasting great it’s got nutritious omega-3’s, niacin, iron and is low glycemic, too!

Inexpensive Natural Beauty Products

When it comes to buying natural beauty products, they can really break the bank! However, there are some great natural finds for $20 and under that will help you feel more beautiful and keep more money in your pocket!

Nubian Heritage
Nubian Heritage’s African Black Soap combines Shea Butter’s hydrating properties with the soothing properties of Palm Ash, Plantain Peel, Tar and Tamarind Extract to minimize the appearance of superficial skin imperfections. Their deep cleansing formula and very reasonably priced and aid in exfoliation revealing radiant and healthy-looking skin.

Jane Iredale
Jane Iredale uses the highest quality ingredients available to ensure satisfaction with performance, coverage, application and texture. Their minerals conform to the most current technology available that ensure broad-spectrum sun protection. Make sure to check out their 24 karat gold dust and apply it to the high points of your cheeks for the ultimate luminous glow. You can also mix it with the foundation or moisturizer to get a “dewy” sun kissed look.

One Love Organics Cleansing Sponge
The Cleansing Sponge by One Love Organics will completely change the way that you cleanse your skin. It is made with 100 percent pure konjac plant fiber and prized for its ability to detoxify pores and smooth skin while buffing away dirt and makeup. Plus it’s just $10!

Burts Bees Tinted Lip Balm
These fabulous balms softly tint lips to make your smile stand out in one simple swipe. They are also nourishing and contain shea butter and botanical waxes. For the daring, use these great balms to add little color on your cheeks and eyelids. It’s an easy way to give your face a glow!

Multipurpose natural products to save money

Often times when people think of natural products, they think of products that are more expensive than their conventional counterparts. However, there are multipurpose natural products that can help you save time and money – and are a healthy choice, too! Check out some of our favorites!

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar can be used for everything from salad dressing, cleaning, a healthy tonic and even to heal the skin. Made from whole organic apples, aged in wood, Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar is raw, unfiltered, undiluted and contains no preservatives! Plus, a 16 oz bottle costs just $3.79! Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, in 400 BC treated his patients with natural apple cider vinegar for it’s powerful cleansing, healing and germ fighting qualities.

Avocado Oil
Not only can you use avocado to cook with, but it makes a wonderful tonic for dry hair. It contains monounsaturated fatty acids, phytosterols and vitamin E to help moisturize hair and fight split ends. This is especially great in dry climates where hair can often be in need of nutrients. You can also use avocado oil as your own homemade mouthwash. Studies show that avocado oil has natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties to help kill bacteria that causes tooth decay and bad breath and fight swollen gums.

Peppermint Oil
Peppermint is a blend of spearmint and water mint (Mentha aquatica) and the active ingredients include menthol (35–45%) and menthone (10–30%). The possibilities are nearly endless on the many ways that you can use peppermint oil. People rub in on the temples to help with headache relief, it also can be simply inhaled to help clear sinuses and promote alertness. Also, it is a great tool for muscle therapy and can serve as a wonderful chest rub. If you are using it as a chest rub, you want to put a few drops in a carrier oil such as jojoba.

Green Tea
There are so many things that you can do with green tea besides drinking it. Green tea is rich in Catechins, which are antioxidants that help fight and prevent cell damage. Thus, you can bring the benefits to your face by making a simple, yet luxurious green tea facial cleanser. You can also bake some delicious and nutritious treats using green tea. You can even dye clothes with green tea to give your items a custom antique look!

Best natural beauty beverages

Sure you slather on the face creams, but what if you can do something internally to help feed your skin and hair? Here are some of our favorite natural approaches to help you drink your way to a more beautiful you!

Get Gorgeous Tea Blend
This delicious tea blend from the Republic of Tea helps to nourish your skin from the inside out. It’s an organic, rooibos-based blend that is naturally caffeine-free and brimming with antioxidants, your skin’s best friend. Try sipping some before you go to bed. Talk about a great way to get your beauty rest!

Collagen Replenish Powder
Just add this flavorless powder to your morning juice to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and promote skin elasticity. This product is part of the Reserveage Nutrition “Beauty-From-Within” formulas. It features a beauty powerhouse of clinically studied Verisol Bioactive Collagen peptides with Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acide to help replenish natural Collagen to protect cells and maintain skin’s elasticity and firmness.

Sea Buckthorn Juice
Organic Sea Buckthorn 100 from Genesis Today is a crisp, tart juice made solely from hand-picked sea buckthorn berries. These light orange berries grow on thorny shrubs along sunlit riverbanks in Asia and have earned a place as a superfruit throughout time (see Genghis Khan). When it comes to beauty specifically they contain a healthy balance of Omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9 to support healthy hair, skin and nails.

Suja Juices
Suja juices are different because they use Cold Pressure, also known as High Pressure Processing (HPP), instead of high heat, to extend shelf life and to help maintain essential vitamins, minerals & enzymes. To revitalize your skin and hair check out their Core Fresh Start packages that give you all the juices you need to cleanse your body for a fresh start!

Wild Oats Holiday Recipe E-Book

Check out Wild Oats NEW Holiday Recipe E-Book featuring delicious recipes from some popular bloggers including Chelsea from NPN! Just click the cover of the recipe book to download it!

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Choose unique recycled gifts

Looking for a gift that spreads good will to more than the gift recipient? Choose recycled gifts made with sustainable materials! Not only will these gifts promote holiday cheer, but they will also help protect the planet for years to come. Check out our segment featuring these products on Daybreak next Weds, December 10.

Black Poodle Jewelry by Madeleine O’Connell
Madeleine O’Connell is a Colorado artist who repurposes vintage pieces and forgotten sparkles into new and standout jewelry that your loved one will treasure. You’ll find unique pieces that are thoughtfully put together to reflect someone’s individuality. Make sure to check out the statement necklaces that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

Sjotime Industries
Sjotime Industries (pronounced “Show-time”) based in Denver, Colorado crafts modern furniture products that delight and inspire. The creative spark behind the name is Dan Sjogren, who merges traditional woodworking techniques with high-end digital production. His amazingly cool vases are made from Birch wood scraps and test tubes and reflect a modern flare that will liven up any environment.

Xob Upcycled
Xob gloves, hats, scarves and purses are made using a process called upcycling, which utilizes existing items as raw materials to create something new of higher quality or environmental value. Making Xob products requires virtually no new materials and gives new life to fabric and outdated clothing. Last year alone, Xob products diverted over 30,000 pounds of material from the waste stream.

Green Toys
Green Toys Inc. makes an awesome line of classic children’s toys constructed from recycled plastic and other environmentally friendly materials. This helps reduce fossil fuel use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improving the overall health and happiness of the planet.

Natural holiday glamour

Looking to revive your look for the holiday season? Here are some festive natural beauty products that will add some glamour to help you get ready for all those seasonal parties. Also, make sure to tune into Colorado’s Best next Monday, December 8, to see us chat about them!

Objects with Purpose Wearable Candles
Objects with Purpose offers an array of great smelling candles made with organic coconut wax that you can both wear and burn! Their candles are a solid perfume that works as both a personal scent and a delightful candle. For the holidays, try the Twas the Scent Before X-Mas featuring pumpkin & snowy pine. This limited edition holiday scent features organic coconut shea & apricot butter blends with essential oil fragrance. www.

Rejuva Minerals
Rejuva Minerals offers a natural and safer alternative to traditional makeup that has celebrities, makeup artists and those with allergies raving. The products are made from gluten-free, vegan friendly mineral powders that contain organic ingredients. Make sure to check out the Makeup Set that is offered at a reduced price for the holidays and the NEW Mega Lash Mascara.

Osmia Organics
Osmia is a Colorado company dedicated to offering a new approach to skincare. Their popular body oils offer a new way to nourish your skin for the holidays. In fact, they believe that body oils are better than lotions because they work with the natural compositions of your skin. For instance, oil makes your skin incredibly soft and tends to have a much higher concentration of potent ingredients like antioxidants and vitamins. For the holidays, make sure to check out the Osmia Forest Body Oil which consists of ambrette seed oil and invigorating evergreen oils to provide a clean, green scent.

Treat Collection Nail Polish
Did you know that conventional nail polish can be chalk full of questionable chemicals? Treat Collection offers an array of glamorous nail polishes that are free of the toxic five often found in other polishes – Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluoene,  DBP and Camphor.  For the holidays, make sure to check out Date Night, which is a sexy, dark red that will work well for all your celebrations.

Unique Recycled Gifts

Looking for the perfect gift that will make a lasting impression? Why not opt for a gift that is good for you and good for the Earth?! Gifts made with recycled materials make the right statement and help to conserve nature’s resources for years to come! Make sure to check out our segment this Monday, November 17 on Everyday to see us talk about unique recycled gifts!

Gypsy and Loic
Gypsy and Loic is a husband and wife team who are inspired by the spirit of art, love, and nature. This unique company makes fashion forward scarfs, hats and gloves made in the USA from up-cycled and recycled fabrics. We are especially fond of their London Hat featuring a soft brim and little shell buttons and made from plush, brushed 100% recycled fabrics.

CANNED GOODS is a Colorado company that repurposes tin cans into amazing jewelry for men and women. Customers cannot believe that their beautiful, modern and classic creations were once a simple tin can. They also give one can of food for every item purchased through their CAN DO GOOD program.

Green Toys Inc.
Green Toys Inc. makes an awesome line of classic children’s toys constructed from recycled plastic and other environmentally friendly materials. This helps reduce fossil fuel use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improving the overall health and happiness of the planet.

Paperblanks Journals
Paperblanks are beautiful writing journals that celebrate human artistry and craft. Each of their beautiful and romantic journals is made with 100% recycled binder boards and paper from sustainable pulp.  Paperblanks is also committed to supporting initiatives and policies that improve environmental conditions around the globe.

Natural holiday stress relief

The holidays are a wonderful time to gather with family, but it can also be a stressful time of year for some. Check out some easy, natural ways to help take the edge off so that you can get the most out of your celebrations. Watch the segment on this Weds, November 12, on Daybreak!

Relaxus is focused on providing simple, and successful tools to help you feel stress free. Their Harmony Roller offers a new way to instantly relieve stress and muscle aches by using an easy-grip rolling ball you can hold in the palm of your hand. Great to keep near your desk or use in the kitchen after cooking to give yourself a quick neck massage! Also, makes a perfect stocking stuffer!

Soothing Touch Narayan Balm
Narayan Oil is an ancient formula that features a powerful combination of essential oils to provide soothing relief to sore muscles and common aches and pains. This formula has been used for centuries to help people find an easy way to unwind. Again, also works as a great gift idea…especially for a stressed out boss!

Tropical Shiatsu
Tropical Shiatsu uses the principles of reflexology to help relax muscle tension and improve blood circulation. Simply trim according to foot size,  then place in the insoles of your shoes to soothe your feet and body. They are also wonderful for lower back pain and offer amazing arch support. Great for people who are on their feet all day!

Bach Flower Essences
You may have heard of Bach’s popular Rescue Remedy for overall stress, but did you know that they make 38 additional specific remedies for various emotional concerns? For instance, their Emotional Eating Support Kit contains three different remedies to help people who turn to food during the holiday season.


Natural Halloween Candy

Do you know what can be scarier than ghosts, goblins and ghouls? The ingredients in some Halloween candy! Make this year healthier by handing out goodies made with more wholesome ingredients. Check out some of our favorites and then check us out on Everyday to see us talk about them!

Surf Sweets
Surf Sweets organically sweetened gummy candy and jelly beans are full of the fruity flavor that you expect and none of the yucky ingredients you don’t. Kids and parents alike enjoy Surf Sweets because their candy is free of high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors, and the top ten allergens. You will love how the fresh fruit flavor of the organic fruit juice is revealed when it’s not masked by processed corn syrup and petroleum-based artificial food dyes! Give them a try!

Justin’s is one of Colorado’s most beloved brands. Their delicious, single wrapped Peanut Butter Cups are certified organic, gluten free and vegan. Besides being delicious, their chocolate is Fair Trade, which means that the hardworking people who harvest the cocoa beans are paid a fair price for their labor. This positively impacts families and gives them the resources they need to thrive.

YumEarth was born out of a commitment to feed families a diet rich in delicious, healthful foods that are free of chemicals. YumEarth candies and lollipops taste great because they use real fruit extracts to sweeten products. Plus products are certified organic, contain no artificial colors and flavors and are fat and nut free.

Glee Gum
Glee Gum is natural chewing gum made with sustainably harvested rainforest chicle. Their limited release, special edition pack of ten pops offers a great alternative to conventional Halloween treats. Each pack contains a mix of three delicious flavors: Sweet Strawberry, Crisp Green Apple, and Juicy Orange. Gluten-free and allergy-friendly, these pops are made without artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives.


Easy natural one-step meals

Between work deadlines and after school activities, it can be a challenge to prepare healthy meals for you and your family. Thankfully, there are new natural products on the market today that provide easy and delicious one-step meals. Check out our favorites and check us out on Daybreak to see us chat about them!

Wild Oats Marketplace Boxed Meals
With Wild Oats, you can get healthy, ready-meals in mere minutes. The new Wild Oats Marketplace Boxed Meals offer delicious varieties like Cheesy Tuna Skillet Dinner and Lasagna Skillet Dinner that are ready in just one step—all you have to do is add the tuna or meat. Plus, they contain no artificial flavors or preservatives, which makes them a better choice for you and your family.

Modern Table Meals
Modern Table Meals are a new line of healthy and delicious meal kits. They understand that life can get a little crazy at times, and when it does, you shouldn’t have to compromise nutrition for convenience. Each shelf-stable kit contains everything you need to make a complete meal: bean-based pasta, sauce, vegetables, and seasonings. Because the pasta is made from beans, it’s jam packed with protein, fiber, and other nutrients. Ready in just 15 minutes or less, Modern Table Meals are the healthy solution for today’s modern (and busy!) families.

Lotus Foods
Lotus Foods brings you Rice Ramen, traditional Japanese-style noodles made from our heirloom rice instead of wheat! In addition to being gluten free, these savory rice soups feature nutritious ancient grains and are a natural source of antioxidants. You can have a convenient bowl of flavorful and nourishing noodle soup in just 4 minutes.

Lunch Bundles
Lunch Bundles are delicious lunch kits that have all the components you would use if you were putting it together in your own kitchen. The meat has no nitrates, antibiotics or hormones and is raised humanely. The rest of the ingredients are simple, pure food that kids (and you) can pronounce. Best of all, they are delicious combinations that you’ll love eating and serving. Make sure to check out the Pizza Dipper! Yum!

Love Grown Foods
Fuel your morning with the new craze in natural—superfood cereals! Love Grown Foods® Super Oats Nuts and Seeds is not your traditional oatmeal. Made with grains oats, chia seeds, quinoa flakes, amaranth flakes, almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and flaxseed, this hot cereal blends pack a SUPER nutritional punch and cook in 3 minutes.

Innovative Anti-Aging Natural Products

Getting older is inevitable, but looking and feeling older is not. Beyond the typical anti-aging beauty products, there are additional natural things you can do to look younger. Check out some of our favorite innovative anti-aging natural products!

Ojas Facial Serum Oils
Ojas is a Sanskrit word which literally means “vigor”. According to the principles of Ayurveda, it is the essential energy of the body which can be equated with the “fluid of life”. The Ojas Facial Serums work on a deep level to offer a new approach to beautiful, youthful skin. For instance, their Carrot Seed Oil is a great oil for rejuvenating already aged skin. It can be used to reverse wrinkles, fine lines and age spots. Also, the Black Cumin Oil is chalk full of nutrients like B Vitamins, Magnesium and Zinc to feed and nourish skin for a younger complexion.

For over 50 years, PRID has been a must-have in both the family medicine chest and the tool box. PRID is an all natural approach to healing boils, blisters, and for helping raise splinters, thorns, and ingrown hairs out from under the skin. It a traditional drawing salve, that both soothes and protect wounds of the skin. On the anti-aging front, it can work wonders to help to clear up redness and ruddiness that comes with aging complexions. Some also report that it works great at fighting black heads and pesky adult acne.

NEW Mineral Fusion Primers
Even though most well-known celebrities wouldn’t get ready without it, a lot of women have no idea that using a good primer can instantly make them look years younger. Mineral Fusion Primers contain naturally camouflaging mineral pigments to help conceal unwanted rednes and hyperpigmentation unveling even, flawless-looking skin. The soothing formula fills in lines, evens tone, and smoothes texture creating a balanced canvas for makeup application. Aloe and chamomile calm sensitive skin and natural antioxidants and wrinkle fighting, collagen-boosting peptide help minimize the appearance of fine lines.

Natural products for dry hair and skin

When the seasons change it can be particularly hard on our hair and skin. Thankfully, there are natural products that deliver much needed moisture to help produce luxurious, silky hair and soft, glowing skin. Make sure to tune into Daybreak September 30 to see us talk about them!

Did you know that beer is great for dry hair? It’s true! BRÖÖ is an unique product line that utilizes the nutrients from beer to heal and nourish your hair. BRÖÖ  is the super drink for hair because it is filled with B vitamins, proteins and minerals to make your hair strong, healthy and shiny. Special beer blends like the volumizing pale ale help to strengthen hair and give a weightless gloss that you’ll love. Plus products are color-friendly and 100 percent vegan.

Since 1912, SheaMositure has been creating products to help nourish the skin and hair. Every one of their eco-friendly and organic formulas harness the healing power of Shea Butter and additional healing nutrients straight from Mother Nature. Their Olive Oil and Green Tea products contain the healing power of vitamin E and Fatty acids to hydrate, repair and heal skin.

Life-flo Pure Hazelnut Oil
Hazelnut Oil has excellent penetrating abilities and emollient qualities to moisturize and soothe skin and hair.  It contains Vitamin E, phytosterols, and linoleic (Omega-6) essential fatty acid to help rehydrate and replenish dryness. You can soothe it into skin and also use it on hair to help to fight dryness, produce shine and manage fly-aways. Also, try using it for body massage and as a great addition to lotions and creams. Cold pressed and food grade.

Beetroot Supplements
Beetroot supplements (simply the roots of beets) contain powerful nutrients specifically for the skin and hair including  carotenoids, manganese, proteins and vitamins  to help maintain skin elasticity and  glossy hair texture. It can also help with dry scalp due to it’s anti-pruritic properties. Simply mix it with a little apple cider vinegar and soothe into the scalp to help with dryness and itchiness.

Healthy after school snack ideas

Now that the school year is in full swing, the kids are coming home from school ready for an amazing after school snack (no pressure!). Fuel their growing bodies and minds with delicious, healthy natural products that they will love!

Gluten Free Bistro – Bistro Bites
It can be challenging to find healthy snacks that kids like, especially when you are going gluten-free. Bistro Bites are small pizza bites made with a signature flour blended into a mini deep dish pizza. They utilize a secret combination of eco-farmed brown rice, whole-grain sorghum, buckwheat flour, tapioca flour and organic coconut flour to deliver an amazing tasting gluten free crust. They are the only gluten-free product with rBST/rBGH free cheese and 100% whole grain flours.

Healthy Snack Time Quesadilla
Another quick and healthy idea is to make your kiddos a delicious peanut butter, honey and banana quesadilla. Simply take about three tablespoons of your favorite Wild Oats Marketplace Peanut Butter, spoon in a tablespoon of local honey, add some banana slices, spread on the inside of a whole wheat tortilla and fold in half. Your kids will love it and you will love the price of Wild Oats products! You’ll find affordable natural and organic options from Wild Oats at your neighborhood Walmart!

The Original Cosmo’s Classic Ranch with Veggies
Did you know that classic ranch can be full of artificial flavors and preservatives? No so with The Original Cosmo’s Classic Ranch. This stand-out ranch is hand crafted in small batches in Colorado and made with the freshest natural ingredients.  Try serving it alongside an array of raw vegetables as a delicious and healthful snack. Not only is the ranch great, but your kids are also getting valuable enzymes from the raw veggies that are lost in the the cooking process.

Bare Snacks
With Bare Snacks, you get a whole lot more when you add a whole lot less. Just like the philosophy of too many chefs in the kitchen, Bare Snacks believes that too many ingredients can take away from what they like to call bare bliss. That’s why in their amazing baked fruit products you’ll find 7 ingredients or less, ingredients you can pronounce and nothing artificial EVER. Best of all, their special baking process enables the natural sugars on the fruit to crystalize for the best tasting dried fruit out there!