Natural sunscreen for sensitive skin

Excited to get outside and enjoy the nice weather? Make this season even more enjoyable by stocking up on sunscreen that utilizes more natural and non-toxic ingredients.

Goddess Gardens Organics
Goddess Gardens Organics skincare and sunscreen products will fit into any lifestyle. They think that everyone deserves to spend more time outdoors so they offer a full range of all natural sunscreen products so you can enjoy some rays and shine on. Created by a mom for her daughter, their products are free of chemical sunscreens, biodegradable and sheer. www.goddessgarden.com

Badger’s Baby Sunscreen Cream and Tinted Zinc Oxide Sunscreen
Badger’s SPF30 Baby Sunscreen Cream contains non-nano Zinc Oxide to protect from both UVA & UVB rays. It is water and sweat resistant for 40 minutes, biodegradable, and works immediately upon application.  Pediatrician tested and approved safe for babies and kids. Their SPF 30 Tinted Zinc Oxide Sunscreen provides a sheer mineral tint blend that works well with most skin tones.

Coola Organic Suncare
Coola is at the cutting-edge when it comes to innovative sunscreen products. To this end, they just introduced the first 70%+ certified organic SPF 30 Makeup Setting Spray. A weightless, matte finish mist protects the sensitive skin of your face while keeping your makeup looking fresh all day. This highly advanced formula includes both Cucumber and Aloe Vera Extracts to help soothe and refresh skin; and Hyaluronic Acid, known to bind moisture and help soften, tone and rehydrate skin. They also offer a beyond-cool, vet recommended Pet Sunscreen Spray. Make sure to check it out for your dogs and horses!

Elemental Herbs All Good Sunsticks and Lip Balms
Elemental Herbs Zinc Sunstick is ideal for the face, nose, ears and more. In addition to the non-nano Zinc Oxide, their formula incorporates rich, skin-saving certified organic oils, including jojoba, coconut and avocado. Their amazing SPF 20 lip balm combines nourishing ingredients like organic calendula, organic comfrey, organic lavender and organic plantain to keep lips soft.

 

Natural honey beauty products

Sometimes the simplest ingredients from nature can make the biggest difference in the health of our skin and hair. Honey is a natural humectant, which means that it naturally pulls in moisture where we need it most. Check out some fabulous natural honey beauty products for hair, skin and lips!

Honey Girl Organics
Honey contains high levels of healing antioxidants to help fight free-radical damage.  Honey Girl Organics utilizes the healing power of honey to promote skin health. Their products help to stimulate collagen production, moisturize and provide nutrition without causing irritation. www.honeygirlorganics.com

John Masters Honey and Hibiscus Hair Reconstructor
This amazing product contains honey and hibiscus extracts and 16 other certified-organic extracts and plant oils to bring life back to very dry or damaged hair. It’s also safe for color-treated hair. www.johnmasters.com/products/hair-care/honey-hibiscus-hair-reconstructor.html

Shea Moisture Manuka Honey Products
Native to New Zealand and Australia, Manuka Honey is chalk full of antibacterial methylglyoxal (MG) for healthier skin and hair. Shea Moisture Manuka Honey Products combine certified organic Shea Butter, Honey, Mafura and Baobab into a rich formulation of restorative oils to deeply moisturize, while boosting the barrier against environmental irritants. www.sheamoisture.com/Community-Commerce-Manuka-Honey-Mafura-Oil-Infused-Shea-Body-Butter_p_854.html

Burt’s Bees Honey Lip Balm
This natural balm with a delicious honey taste helps to nourish dry lips with a touch of Vitamin E, leaving them soft, supple and super happy. www.burtsbees.com/Honey-Lip-Balm/

 

Natural Sunscreen and Bug Spray

Excited to get outside and enjoy the nice weather? Make this season even more enjoyable by stocking up on sunscreen and bug spray that utilize more natural and non-toxic ingredients.

Goddess Gardens Organics
Goddess Gardens Organics skincare and sunscreen products will fit into any lifestyle. They think that everyone deserves to spend more time outdoors so they offer a full range of all natural sunscreen products so you can enjoy some rays and shine on. Created by a mom for her daughter, their products are free of chemical sunscreens, biodegradable and sheer. www.goddessgarden.com

Coola Organic Suncare
Coola is at the cutting-edge when it comes to innovative sunscreen products. To this end, they just introduced the first 70%+ certified organic SPF 30 Makeup Setting Spray. A weightless, matte finish mist protects the sensitive skin of your face while keeping your makeup looking fresh all day. This highly advanced formula includes both Cucumber and Aloe Vera Extracts to help soothe and refresh skin; and Hyaluronic Acid, known to bind moisture and help soften, tone and rehydrate skin. They also offer a beyond-cool, vet recommended Pet Sunscreen Spray. Make sure to check it out for your furry friends!

Buzz Away Extreme
This family friendly formula utilizes powerful essential oils like geranium and citronella to keep bugs away for about four hours. It is a deet-free solution that helps to repel mosquitoes, black flies and ticks so that you can enjoy your outdoor activities without pesky intruders.www.quantumhealth.com/productgroups/itchandbite.html

Burt’s Bees All Natural Herbal Insect Repellent
Burt’s Bees is committed to sourcing effective natural ingredients for their wide range of products. Their potent All Natural Herbal Insect Repellent is made with lemongrass, citronella and rosemary oils to help keep bugs at bay.

Please note: On the Daybreak TV Segment Chelsea mentioned that she also likes to bring a Deet Sunscreen with her when she is camping in addition to a natural option just to make sure that she is protected. While we advocate using natural as much as possible, it is important to weigh the risks and benefits when choosing any product. Since bugs can carry serious viruses, in heavy conditions sometimes a non-natural solution like sunsect might be your best bet. In general, the Natural Products Network likes to advocate an integrative, non-judgmental approach to natural living. 

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Natural Sun Survival Kit Giveaway

Enter to win some of our favorite natural products to help protect you from the sun!

Goddess Garden Organics Sunny Body Sunscreen – This safe and effective sunscreen contains organic ingredients and is easy to apply. It was created by a mom for her daughter and is free of chemical sunscreen ingredients.

Acure Unscented Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes – Great for removing makeup or refreshing your face after a long day in the sun! Gentle Argan Oil helps to cleanse, soothe and detoxify on the spot!

Acure Moroccan Argan Oil – Help to repair and protect hair and skin from the effects of the sun with this super oil packed with Vitamin E, essential fatty acids and proteins.

Coola Radical Recovery After-Sun Lotion – Save your skin with this ultra-moisturizing and deep-soothing lotion that utilizes plant-derived actives to clam sunburn repair skin for a more youthful appearance.

Just head to the NPN Instagram to enter to win! US only. Contest ends 5/24/15.

Detox Your Hair and Skin for Summer

Are you looking for natural ways to revive your hair and skin just in time for the warm weather? Check out these easy-to-use products that help to cleanse, feed and replenish to detox your hair and skin for summer.

Aviva Advanced Hair Nutrition
This drug-free supplement helps to nourish your natural hair growth cycle for longer, healthier and stronger hair. It contains 18 essential nutrients like Biotin, Vitamin B5, Folic Acid and Zinc to help your hair reach its full potential by improving texture, increasing shine, and reducing shedding. www.avivahair.com

Acure Argan Oil Products
Argan oil provides an easy and versatile way to detox both hair and skin naturally. Argan is super rich in Vitamin E, proteins and essential fatty acids to help to fight aging and repair damage. You can find it in a versatile oil to put on hair or skin or even in handy cleansing towelettes and you can take on the go to gently remove dirt, sweat, makeup and environmental toxins from your face and body.

NatureWorks Swedish Bitters
NatureWorks Swedish Bitters is the legendary herbal digestive blend that was originally developed in the 16th century. It contains a number of “bitter” herbal extracts like myrrh, carline thistle, camphor, valerian and cinnamon to help to detox the body, improve digestion and aid in overall health. Since good digestion and skin health are so closely intertwined, Bitters can help give your body a boost internally when it comes to beautifying the skin. Intestinal problems can often surface as rashes, acne, wrinkles and dull hair.  www.naturesway.com/NatureWorks-Swedish-Bitters-33-8-fluid-oz

Hyland’s Cell Salts
Cell salts are 12 mineral salts found in our cells that were first discovered by Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler in the late 1800s. Taking cell salts helps to feed our bodies on a cellular level and correct mineral imbalances in the body. You can replenish and restore these essential minerals by taking a supplement like Bioplasma Sport that features all 12 salts—or you can take them individually depending on your needs. When it comes specifically to hair and skin, Silicea Cell Salt (one of the 12) helps revive connective tissues to nourish brittle skin and hair.

 

How Ohsa Root Helped My Allergies and Asthma

Anyone who has experienced breathing problems due to allergies and asthma will tell you that it’s an absolute nightmare. Half the time you are trying to avoid undefined “triggers” that can send you into a tailspin and the other half of the time you are trying to find anything that will help.

Of course, you always want to consult your doctor about the best course of treatment for you, but I want to share my recent experience with Ohsa Root in hopes that it might help other people going through the same thing.

Ligusticum porteri, known as Osha or oshá, is an herb that grows primarily in the Rocky Mountains and northern Mexico. In Native Americans cultures it’s known as “Bear Medicine” because the bears are known to rub the root on their bodies. When the Native Americans observed how bears were utilizing this root, it led them to consider it’s healing potential.

When it comes specifically to breathing and allergies, Osha is known to help cut mucus and clear it from the sinuses and lungs. It also works to naturally open the bronchial tubes and help increase oxygen intake. Within a few hours of taking the root extract, I noticed that breathing through my nose was easier and that I could inhale deeper into my lungs. After about a week of continued use, I’ve found that my wheezing is better and that I’ve coughed up some of the mucus that seemed trapped in my chest. It’s feels like my congestion is lifting in a new way that I haven’t experienced before.

Of course everyone is different and I cannot guarantee that you will have these same results. However, the more that we share our positive healing experiences the more we help each other find new, helpful wellness strategies. So pass along the word about which natural products help you! –Chelsea

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Natural products for eye wrinkles

One of the first places on the face to show aging is around the eyes. That’s why more people are turning to targeted natural products, like these, that will help protect and repair this delicate area of skin.

Nubian Heritage
Nubian Heritage produces luxurious natural products made with organic and fair trade ingredients from traditional African recipes.  Their Mango Butter infused with 100% Organic Raw Shea and Vitamin C rejuvenates, firms and moisturizes to protect and improve skin’s firmness. Try doting it on your “crows-feet” on the sides of your eyes to help repair this critical area.  Shea butter is a natural humectant, which means that it helps to naturally pull moisture into the skin.

Coola Environmental Repair Plus Products
Coola Environmental Repair Plus products help to repair and protect skin from the damaging effects of the sun, waxing and other irritants. Their Calm Glow Eye Gel soothes, firms and protects to keep moisture in and pollutants out. It specifically provides a protective barrier around the delicate eye area to reduce redness and inflammation, while shielding skin.

Leaf People
Leaf People skin care, founded in 2004 by Herbalist, Julie Levin, utilizes raw, organic ingredients and effective extraction processes to provide visible results. Their transformative Peony Green Tea Eye Serum features white peony, green tea and helichrysum that has been used for centuries to aid the skin renewal process. It works to fight wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles by renewing delicate under eye skin.

Red Flower
Red Flower has a mission to produce products that work in harmony with nature to reduce signs of environmental damage, create glow and fully awaken skin.  Their Illuminating Rose Collagen Renewal Face Serum instantly helps to boost circulation and plump skin with a rush of rejuvenating whole rose essential oil concentrate, omega 3, 6 and 9, ellagic acid and potent, antioxidant-rich berry-complex.

Everyday essentials for Earth Day

Looking for easy ways that you can go green and help protect the planet? Check out some Earth Day essentials that make your life easier while helping to conserve our vital resources for Earth Day and beyond!

eCo-cover Phone Cover
The eCo-ver is the first “rubber-like” compostable smartphone cover made from non-gmo corn and wheat. It is manufactured in the US and offers a green alternative from the synthetic materials found in other phone covers. Plus, it works well, too! The smooth and durable design protects your phone from falls and is easy to grip. www.eco-bundance.us 

BETTER LIFE Cleaning Products
BETTER LIFE products were developed by a formulations chemist dedicated to driving forward a line of green products that work well and are good for people and the planet. To this end, they set out with a mission to create  high performing cleaning products that are completely safe for families. Check out their amazing Starter Kit that features some of their top selling products and microfiber cleaning cloths.

USB Cell Rechargeable Batteries
This genius battery offers a simple way to recharge batteries so that you can use them hundreds of times. To charge, you simply plug them into any USB port so you can keep on using them! There is no charger needed! www.usbcell.com

Q&Q Smile Solar Watches
Turn light into energy with this simple and stylish solar watch that is fun and virtually maintenance free. There is no battery to charge and the watches are made using recycled materials. Plus, the company is dedicated to giving back so you are getting a green watch and helping people at the same time! www.smile-qq.com/smilesolar/

 

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! www.rejuvaminerals.com

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. www.janeiredale.com

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. www.iliabeauty.com

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. www.pacificabeauty.com

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! www.honeystinger.com/organic-energy-chews.html

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.
www.gooddaychocolate.com/collections/chocolates/products/energy

Trachealth
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! www.trachealth.com/products

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! www.epicbar.com

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. www.nubianheritage.com

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. www.janeiredale.com

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!
www.oneloveorganics.com

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! www.burtsbees.com

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.  www.bragg.com

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! www.republicoftea.com

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. www.reserveage.com

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. www.genesistoday.com

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! www.sujajuice.com

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