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. www.wildoats.com

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. www.moderntable.com

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. www.lotusfoods.com

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! www.lunchbundles.com

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. lovegrownfoods.com

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.

PRID
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. www.hylands.com/products/prid-drawing-salve

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. www.mineralfusion.com/index.php/shop/skin-care/prime/new-primers

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!

BRÖÖ
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.
www.broo.com

SheaMoisture
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. www.sheamoisture.com

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. www.life-flo.com/radiant-skin/carrier-oils/pure-hazelnut-oil

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. www.theglutenfreebistro.com

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! www.wildoats.com

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. www.cosmospicyranch.com

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! www.baresnacks.com

Healthy recipe challenge – Win a $100 gift basket!

Do you have a simple, healthy recipe that your friends and family rave about? Share it, and you could win a $100 gift basket filled with a variety of natural products complements of Chelsea and the Natural Products Network. Here’s all that you need to do:

1. Choose a recipe with five to ten ingredients that is easy to make, nutritious and delicious.

2. Post your entry below in the comments, including directions on how to make the recipe to enter to win.

3. We will choose one winner based on taste profile, health component, originality and affordability.

4. The winner will receive a healthy package of natural products featured on our TV segments worth $100. You have until midnight, September 12th to enter to win.

Good luck! – Chelsea and NPN

Fine Print: US residents only. Must post complete recipe and recipe directions below in comments to enter to win. Not responsible for incomplete entries or electronic errors. Only one entry per person.

Healthy back-to-school essentials

Can you believe that it’s already time to prep to send the kiddies back-to-school? Get this year off to a healthy start with natural and eco-friendly essentials that your kids will love!

Applegate Half Time
Applegate believes kid food should be great food: highest quality, totally natural, and decidedly delicious. Applegate Half Times combine different products from Applegate, Annie’s and Stonyfield  that parents can feel good about packing for their kid’s lunch. Half Times offer an all-bases-covered meal with delicious meat, cheese and crackers without antibiotics, preservatives, or artificial ingredients.  Dig in! www.applegate.com/halftime

Honest Kids
Honest Kids offers an easy-to-take lunchtime drink that is refreshing and not two sweet. They have about half the sugar of leading kids’ juice drinks and 100 percent daily value of Vitamin C. In fact, each Honest Kid beverage contains 9g of sugar per 6.75 fl oz pouch. The leading kids’ juice drinks in single-serve packaging contain approximately 20g of sugar per 6.75 fl oz serving. (Note: many leading kids’ juice drinks come in 6 fl oz pouches). www.honesttea.com/kids/

U Konserve
U Konserve was started six years ago by two moms who were shocked by the amount of lunchtime trash generated each day in their children’s school.  Here’s a scary fact: one child produces 67 pounds of lunch time trash each year!! Their very first product and one that is still very popular today, the Waste-Free Lunch Kit, features a cotton sack, cloth napkin, 13 oz stainless steel beverage bottle, two leak proof 8 oz containers for snacks and sides and a Food Kozy Wrap for a sandwich or crackers. Perfect for lunch all year round!  www.kidskonserve.com

Green Apple Supply
Green Apple Supply believes that eco products should be affordable for everyone. They feel that without a universal shift in consumption, our physical ability to inhabit the planet is limited, so it needs to be easy to do something to make a difference. To this end, they offer a variety of everyday back-to-school supplies including colored pencils, paper, construction paper and backpacks that are made with the Earth in mind. www.greenapplesupply.org

Natural sun protection

Did you know that you can choose a variety of natural products to protect yourself from the suns rays? You’ll find everything from natural and organic sunblock and lip care to products to shield your body from the inside out. Take a look at some of our favorites and tune into Everyday July 29 to see us chat about them!

Natural Skin Protection
Coola Organic Suncare Collection offers a variety of organic-focused suncare products including classic and mineral based lines. Patented Oleosome Technology, derived from eco-certified organic Safflower and rich in moisturizing Vitamin E, enhances sun protection and helps time-release actives, resulting in 75% less actives!

Natural Lip Protection
There are various natural lip products that provide great protection for your lips while you are playing outside. Alba Bontanica makes a very emollient natural lip care stick with SPF 25 that glides on easy and stays on. Also, make sure to check out Badger Lip Tint and Shimmer that feature natural ingredients like organic sunflower olive oil,  beeswax, castor oil and mineral sun protection complete with a natural looking shimmer. Finally, for super dry summer lips, check out Bodyceuticals Calendula Lip Balm. Calendula flowers have been used since ancient times to heal and nourish the body and help protect against burns.

Natural Sun Protection Options for Hair
While it’s great to wear a hat to protect your hair from the sun, sometimes that’s not always feasible. Also, long hair can extend outside your hat and go unprotected. Thankfully, it’s easy to make your own natural sun protection leave-in conditioner by utilizing oils that contain natural SPF. Products like Shea ButterJojoba OilCoconut Oil and Sesame Oil help seal in moisture and protect hair from the rays. You can make your own special blend and a little goes a long way. If you have colored hair, check with your colorist about the best products for you. We have done some experimenting and found these oils work good with our colored hair, however, there are many different types of color so double-checking is always a good idea.

Internal Ways to Protect Against the Sun
Dark Chocolate
Studies have shown that dark chocolate contains antioxidants and flavonoids that help protect skin from sunburn and skin cancer. The key is to get a very dark chocolate—at least 70% cocoa content—to get the most benefit.

Vitamin E, A and C
Many people don’t realize they can help protect themselves from the sun by taking vitamin supplements. However, combining vitamins C and E helps prevent sunburn and makes the negative effects of the sun less severe. Also, vitamin A is great tool to help heal skin from sun damage. The important part is to purchase high-quality vitamins that feature targeted nutrients that your body can easily absorb and utilize.

Teas
Green and black teas also offer sun protection benefits. In fact, as far back as 1991 researchers have demonstrated that feeding green tea extract to mice helps protect them from ultraviolet light-induced skin cancers. Also, a study at the University of Arizona found that drinking iced black tea with citrus peel provided a 42 percent reduction in skin cancer risk.

Best hypoallergenic natural makeup

Looking to brighten up your summer look without buying makeup with questionable chemicals that can cause a reaction? Check out some natural products that work in tandem with nature to give you the fresh appearance you desire. Also, make sure to tune into Daybreak this Tuesday, July 8 to hear us talk about them!

For the Face – Vapour Organic Beauty
Vapour Atmosphere Luminous Foundation instantly transforms skin, evening tone and diminishing the appearance of fine lines with a synergistic blend of antioxidants, moisture infusing botanicals and rich mineral pigments. Atmosphere Luminous Foundation offers the ideal balance of opacity and luminosity to perfect the complexion while protecting skin with Vapour‘s therapeutic treatment base of light, dry plant oils and face-specific nourishing botanical blend of anti-inflammatory Frankincense, antioxidant Tulsi and moisturizing Lotus flowers.  And best of all, Atmosphere Luminous Foundation is 100% natural and chemical free with a minimum of 70% certified organic ingredients (the other 30% consists of natural mineral pigments and vitamins).

For the Lips – ILIA
ILIA offers a prestige line of natural and organic lipsticks that combine superior color performance and nourishing organics. All ILIA products are made with up to 85% certified organic ingredients that nourish and help aid in repair. The ethical-sustainable approach embodied in each piece make ILIA a pioneer in natural beauty. You’ll find beautiful colors for day and evening featuring certified organic bio-active botanicals that nourish and rejuvenate.  A combination of safer trend pigments and super hydrating elements sets ILIA apart and has made it a cult beauty favorite.

For the Eyes – Mineral Fusion
All Mineral Fusion products deliver the wide-ranging benefits of minerals.  The hypoallergenic Eye Color Trios feature a color coordinated trio of richly pigmented, crease-resistant shades that apply effortlessly, individually or together, to enhance eyes. They feature Pomegranate, White Tea, Red Tea and Sea Kelp to soothe skin and defend against free radical damage. Plus, they are free of gluten, parabens, artificial colors, fragrances and talc and never-tested on animals.

 

 

Natural products to repair sun damage

Going out in the sun is unavoidable and even if we do our best with the sunscreen, we still could be damaging our skin. Here are some natural ways to repair the sun damage you might already have. Also, make sure to tune into Daybreak tomorrow, July 1, to see us chat about them.

Exfolimate
Effectively remove dead skin after sun exposure with one simple tool instead of harsh chemicals. Exfolimate is your own personal exfoliating mate, designed with innovative micro grooves and smooth edge technology to instantly glide along the skin with gentle fingertip control and pressure. By using your Exfloimate daily, you will naturally cleanse your pores and remove dulling surface debris to achieve clearer and healthier skin after being in the sun. 
www.exfolimate.com

Honey Girl Organics
Honey contains high levels of healing antioxidants to help fight free-radical damage due to sun over-exposure. Honey is also a natural humectant, which means that it naturally draws moisture to the skin. In turn, this improves texture, tone and moisture.  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

Sibu Beauty
Sibu offers both internal and external products featuring Sea Buckthorn to help repair skin from the damaging effects of the sun and boost overall health. The Sibu Sea Buckthorn Liquid Supplement is a powerful free radical scavenger that helps to improve skin tone and texture. It is loaded with omega fatty acids 3, 6, 9 and the elusive omegas 7s which provide key building blocks for skin, hair and nails. Sibu Age Defying Eye Cream revitalizes and treats the delicate area around the eyes that is often affected by squinting into the sun. www.sibubeauty.com

Green Tea
You can also find both internal and external green tea solutions to fight skin damage. A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, found that drinking green tea can help make you more resistant to ultraviolet radiation and therefore premature skin aging. You can also find powerful skin care products that feature green tea to apply direction to the skin. One standout is the Green Tea Clay Mask by Evan Healy that works as a purifying deep-action mask to firm and tone. 

Natural products for dry summer hair

The dry summer weather compounded by everyday blowdrying, styling and coloring can really take it’s toll on our hair. Thankfully, there are natural solutions that can help you achieve the silky, shiny hair that you crave.  Here are some of our favorite natural hair products, supplements and do-it-yourself ideas to get luxurious and healthy hair. Make sure to check us out on Everyday this Thursday, June 26 to see us chat about them!

BRÖÖ
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.
www.broo.com

John Masters Organics
A celebrity favorite, John Masters Organics grew out of a desire to create a luxury beauty line that respects the Earth. The result is an exceptional line that represents the culmination of hard work and dedication to utilizing organic and wild-crafted ingredients. The Hair Line includes a variety of wonderful products to get your hair looking exactly how you want. For instance, the extra-strength Bourbon Vanilla and Tangerine Hair Texturizer is perfect for shaping hair into any desired style, from the “bed-head” look to smooth and silky, without drying. Plus the Shine On leave-in hair treatment uses organic kelp in place of synthetic silicone to smooth the hair shaft, leaving hair shiny and soft all day long. A great natural-shine alternative to petroleum-based products. Both are safe for color-tre
ated hair. www.johnmasters.com

 Rosemary Hair Oil
You can also utilize rosemary oil to help improve the health of your hair. Rosemary has been used since Roman times for improving health and beautifying hair. It is believed that rosemary helps to stimulate hair follicles, which helps hair grow thicker and stronger. This in turn can help slow down hair loss and premature graying. You can buy rosemary oil, or you can make your own. Simply take some fresh rosemary and remove from the stem (about four stems worth). Next, beat the rosemary with the end of a rolling pin to unleash and activate the herbal benefits. Finally, put the rosemary in a mason jar and cover with about a half cup of Almod oil. Leave the mason jar in a sunny window for about four weeks and you have a great natural hair treatment. To use it, drain it and then heat a little by warming in your hands and working through your scalp. Even though we have not experienced this firsthand, some say that rosemary can darken the hair, so keep this in mind. In fact, some suggest utilizing rosemary and sage together as a natural way to cover gray.

Silica
Silica is an important mineral found in all of us that contributes to healthy joints, nails, muscles and hair. The overall health of your hair can be compromised if you are low on this vital mineral. The degradation of our soil and prevalence of junk food diets can put us at risk. Thus, regardless of what you are putting on your hair, it can still still be weak and limp and grow slowly if you do not have enough silica in your body. There are many ways to get more silica including  purchasing a Colloidal mineral supplement featuring silica, getting a supplement like Hair Nutrients or checking out a bamboo or horsetail supplement, like Irwin Naturals Healthy Skin & Hair Plus Nails, or eating more brown rice and oats.

Celebrity natural product brands

Did you know that some of the coolest natural brands have a celebrity connection? From skincare and pet food to clothes and items for kids, it just so happens that some of the most innovative natural product companies were brought to market by some well-known faces. Check out some of our favorites and check us out on Daybreak Monday, June 2 to see us talk about them.

KORA Organics
KORA Organics comes from the vision of supermodel Miranda Kerr who sought to develop a range of products that bring together the very best in skincare ingredients that are designed to nourish, replenish and hydrate the skin. The KORA skincare 3 step system for  Normal/Dry, Normal/Sensitive and Oily/Combination skin types offer everything you need to achieve glowing, beautiful results that get noticed. www.koraorganics.com

The Honest Company
Started by actress Jessica Alba, The Honest Company strives to offer savvy style, sustainability and extraordinary service and convenience to families everywhere.  To this end, they offer everyday products for baby, bath and body, cleaning and health and wellness to meet the demands of busy families looking for “honest” products they can trust. This means that you will find amazing products to add to your lifestyle that were made without harming people or the planet.  www.honest.com

Happy Family Brands
Launched on Mother’s Day 2006, and founded and operated by moms (including key early investor Demi Moore), Happy Family is a leading premium organic food brand delivering optimal nutrition for the entire family. Happy Family provides organic foods for babies, toddlers, kids, and even adults! It’s delicious, convenient and made with a mother’s touch for all ages, all stages. www.happyfamilybrands.com

PACT Apparel and I and Love and You
Based in Boulder, Colorado, PACT and I and Love and You represent two cutting-edge brands led by natural products visionary and popular survivor contestant, Brendan Synott. PACT helps to fund cool community projects by offering super soft organic cotton underwear, socks, t-shirts and more for babies and adults. I and Love and You is a one-of-a-kind pet food with rigorous ingredient standards formulated by a holistic veterinarian. 

 

 

Natural sun protection you can eat

While most of us are used to slathering on the sunscreen to protect ourselves from the rays, did you know that you can boost your sun protection from the inside out? It’s true! While you shouldn’t skip the natural sunscreen you apply topically, things like tea, vitamins and even chocolate can create an additional internal safeguard from the sun. Make sure to tune into Daybreak Tuesday to see us chat about these strategies!

Dark Chocolate
Studies have shown that dark chocolate contains antioxidants and flavonoids that help protect skin from sunburn and skin cancer. The key is to get a very dark chocolate—at least 70% cocoa content—to get the most benefit.

Vitamin E, A and C
Many people don’t realize they can help protect themselves from the sun by taking vitamin supplements. However, combining vitamins C and E helps prevent sunburn and makes the negative effects of the sun less severe.  Also, vitamin A is great tool to help heal skin from sun damage. The important part is to purchase high-quality vitamins that feature targeted nutrients that your body can easily absorb and utilize.

Teas
Green and black teas also offer sun protection benefits. In fact, as far back as 1991 researchers have demonstrated that feeding green tea extract to mice helps protect them from ultraviolet light-induced skin cancers. Also, a study at the University of Arizona found that drinking iced black tea with citrus peel provided a 42 percent reduction in skin cancer risk.

Sources:

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/food-thought/chocolate-sunscreen

http://www.sharecare.com/health/diet-nutrition/article/dark-chocolate-protect-skin-from-sun

http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/beauty/sun-care/vitamins-protect-from-sun.htm

http://www.superfoodsrx.com/nutrition/nutritional-research/tea-and-the-sun-56.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/025634_tea_cancer_risk.html

 

Natural essentials for outdoor activities

Excited to get outside and enjoy the warm weather? Before you get out in the sunshine, make sure you have all the outdoor essentials you need for you and your family to make your time together more enjoyable!

Aventura
For those days filled with fun and adventure, Aventura introduces the Greenwood Capri and Shorts, a series of quick drying bottoms made from a combination of recycled and traditional polyester with an added bit of spandex for comfortable mobility and stretch. Available in 4 colors, the Greenwood Capri has unique details like ties at the bottom of the leg and contrast stitching on the pockets and waist. www.aventuraclothing.com

Goddess Green Sunscreen
Goddess Garden’s top-rated spray kids natural sunscreen makes applying sunscreen to your child’s skin easier than ever! Made in a recyclable bottle, it’s sunscreen that is good for you and good for the environment. Formulas are all 100% biodegradable and are packed with nourishing organic ingredients like aloe vera and sunflower oil. www.goddessgarden.com

U Konserve
U•Konserve waste-free and reusable lunch-packing and food-storage solutions were a natural outgrowth of what two women saw as a critical need that required immediate attention. Their reusable bag, totes and kozies are ideal for kid’s lunches and snacks, and are a must for on the go at a picnic or at the park. www.kidskonserve.com

Lifefactory
Nothing is better than drinking from water from glass, but it’s hard to take a glass bottle on the go.  Lifefactory reusable glass bottles have a protective shield to prevent breaks and offer a large capacity to quench a big thirst while enjoying outdoor fun. They are available with a Flip Cap or a Classic Cap and are always BPA/BPS-free and dishwasher safe. Make sure to check out their new outside wine glasses! www.lifefactory.com

Superfruit skin care

Did you know that fruits like pomegranates, apricots and raspberries are packed with nutrients that can help revitalize and feed your skin? More skin care companies are utilizing superfruits like these in products to heal the skin in new ways. Take a cue from nature and take a look at some of the best superfruit skin care products! Also, check us out on Daybreak this Thursday to learn more about them!

Superfruit skin care from Natural Products Network on Vimeo.

John Masters Organics Pomegranate Facial Nourishing Oil
Beyond a moisturizer, this nourishing oil contains a blend of 12 organic plant and essential oils that instantly penetrates and nourishes dry skin. The pomegranate oil works as a powerful antioxidant for the skin to help refresh and renew. Use alone or add to any moisturizer for extra hydration.

Kneipp Bath Products
Nothing is more soothing after a long day than a blissful, steamy bath. Transform your bathroom into an indulgent spa with Kneipp’s bath products, specially formulated to help ease stress, improve mood and promote a good night’s sleep. Each therapeutic bath product uses natural ingredients, including super-nutrient packed orange, lemon and mandarin to naturally soothe for a sense of total relaxation.

Earth Science Apricot Night Cream
This Ultra-rich formula contains Phytelenes, plant extracts and essential oils that rejuvenate the look of the skin, providing a healthy, more radiant appearance. The deeply-hydrating Apricot Oil moisturizes and relieves severely dry skin leaving it soft and supple. Apricots are chalk full of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and beta carotene which are powerful allies for the skin.

Organic Gardening Magazine Giveaway!

We are thrilled to be able to partner with Organic Gardening Magazine to participate in their May Gear Giveaway by offering a collection of products to celebrate spring! Throughout May, you can  enter to win a Celebrate Spring package courtesy of the Natural Products Network featuring amazing products from Aura Cacia, WishGarden and Honey Girl Organics!

Aura Cacia
Enjoy Aura Cacia’s calming, relaxing and refreshing Lavender Essential Oil and get grounded with their unique Chakra Balancing Aromatherapy Roll-On. auracacia.com

WishGarden
Rescue sun soaked skin with WishGarden’s Burn Balm multi-strategy formula and fight springtime sneezes with their legendary Kick-Ass Allergy product. wishgardenherbs.com

Honey Girl Organics
Treat gardening hands to Honey Girl Organics Cuticle and Nail Cream and moisturize parched lips with their luxurious, beyond-rich Lip Balm. honeygirlorganics.com

Each package is worth almost $70!
Make sure to head over to Organic Gardening to enter to win! Good luck!