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Authentic Product Pick: Aloe Life Aloe Vera Products

Aloe Life

 

When you think of aloe vera, you probably think of the gel that you rub onto your skin after a long day in the sun. While it is absolutely true that aloe vera is great to use topically, it can actually help to promote wellness throughout your entire body! That being said, not all aloe vera products are the same. Some are much better for you than others! That’s why I highly recommend the amazing line of aloe vera products from Aloe Life.

Since its founding in 1991, Aloe Life has always been committed to making the highest quality formulas and products that serve as the foundation for health. Their mission is to teach others how to live healthier lives with quality aloe vera products and health education, achieving success in the pursuit of health by teaching others to take positive actions and providing safe and effective products to support them. There are three characteristics that set Aloe Life apart from other brands; Quality, potency, and value. Not only does Aloe Life use the best organic aloe vera available, it uses the whole leaf of the plant, making their products rich in the nutrients that help to benefit the body. They never over filter or dilute their formulas by adding water. By producing a whole leaf concentrate that is more potent, they reduce the amount that you have to take through concentration. That means you take less aloe while getting amazing results.

I recently had the pleasure of trying out a variety of products from Aloe Life….and boy, do they have a lot of great stuff to offer! From their amazing aloe vera juice mixes to skin gels and supplements, Aloe Life has you covered! I have started taking “shots” of their aloe vera juice every morning and I love it! You can do it plain or even add the liquid to smoothies. I also enjoy taking their FiberMate supplements daily! This natural stool softener is made from high quality herbs and veggies, providing your body with essential minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. These supplements are also full of chlorophyll and probiotics, which I love! Get your greens with Aloe Life’s Daily Greens Formula. You can take it in powder or tablet form to give your body amazing alkalinizing benefits. Best of all? This product is safe for just about everyone including children, teens, seniors, and even pets!

With summer coming, why not stock up on the Aloe Life Face and Body Lotion! It’s a wonderful way to keep your skin feeling healthy and smooth. Perfectly formulated for all skin types, this lotion works great on especially sensitive and damaged skin. It is blended with lanolin, macadamia nut oil, and jojoba oil along with vitamins A, C, E, selenium and zinc. That’s why I love how it nourishes my skin and leaves it feeling silky smooth! It is also gluten free and does not contain any parabens.

Learn more about Aloe Life and their amazing line of products by visiting their website at www.aloelife.com. I would also recommend that you check them out on Facebook and like their page.

 

Facebook GIVEAWAY: Win a Bottle of Organic Fiji Raw Coconut Oil for the Body

Hi friends! Today I am giving away five bottles of the fabulous Coconut Body Oil from Organic Fiji. I use this daily on the skin and I love the way it smells and makes my skin feel. To enter, head on over to my Facebook page and look for the giveaway post. I will randomly select the winners and announce them later today. Good luck! 

Organic Fiji Coconut Body Oil

Facebook GIVEAWAY: Win a Bar of Wedderspoon Manuka Honey Oatmeal Soap

Hi friends! Today I am giving away five bars of Wedderspoon’s amazing Manuka Honey and Oatmeal Soap. This soap is made with organic Manuka honey and is free from parabens, sulfites, chemicals, and preservatives. To enter, head on over to my Facebook page and look for the giveaway post. I will randomly select the winners and announce them later today. Good luck!

Wedderspoon Honey

Authentic Product Pick: Buff Her – House of Exfoliation

Authentic Product Pick - Buff Her

I don’t know about you, but when I think of the word “exfoliation,” I envision rough loofahs, brushes, or cleansers that grind your skin down to a pulp! There are so many conventional products on the market that claim to exfoliate and clear up skin. Often times, these products contain harsh chemicals and artificial ingredients. I’ve also found that these products can actually hurt or irritate my skin! That’s why I recommend using Buff Her – House of Exfoliation facial scrubs. Not only do they help promote smooth, clear, and beautiful skin…they are gentle and smell amazing! Best of all? They are full of authentically nourishing ingredients.

I recently tried out three different types of the Buff Her scrubs. The first (and my personal fave) was the Milk and Honey, perfect for dry skin. The milk in this scrub helps to brighten, cleanse, and exfoliate the skin. The honey has antibacterial properties which also helps to promote a beautiful complexion. I loved the scent of this product so much that I wanted to eat it all up! Best of all, this scrub only contains a handful of authentic ingredients: Whole Dry Milk Powder, Rice Powder, (Honey) Maltodextrin, and Honey Powder. That’s it!

The next product I tried was the Oatmeal Blueberry Cookie and let me tell you, it was fabulous! This scrub is beneficial for sensitive skin types because the oatmeal acts as a natural and gentle cleanser, helping your skin feel super soft and smooth. It also contains organic blueberries to help fight off free radicals. It’s like I always tell you guys…organic is best, especially when it comes to blueberries! You don’t want harsh chemicals or pesticides going into your skin. It’s wonderful that the three creators of the Buff Her scrubs understand this!

Last but not least, I fell in love with the Vanilla Bean Latte scrub. It smells amazing and makes your face feel fabulous! This product works great for oily/combo skin. It contains coffee for helping tighten and perk up dull skin and Madagascar vanilla bean for exfoliation. All of the ingredients are organic and help to make your skin look and feel its best.

How do you use the Buff Her products? Simple! You wet your face and put a quarter size amount of the powder into your hand. Gently rub the powder over your skin in a circular motion and then rinse it off. You can follow up with a moisturizer and also use your favorite cleanser or oil. It’s that easy! Best of all? Each bottle has over 200 uses in it, making these products a worth-while purchase.

So, “feed your freakin’ face” and visit the Buff Her – House of Exfoliation website at www.buffher.com. I’d also recommend that you check them out on Facebook and like their page. I know that you (and your skin) will love their products as much as I do!

Daily Nutrition Nibble: Pick up a Papaya!

Not only are papayas beautiful and delicious fruit, they possess amazing healing properties. Did you know that eating papayas can improve the clarity and texture of your skin, lessen the severity of cold and flu symptoms, and help to promote a healthy digestive system? They are full of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, dietary fiber, potassium, and B vitamins. Green papayas are rich in an enzyme called papain which helps to aid in the digestion of protein. Pick up a papaya today!

Authentic Food of the Day: Dates!

No, I’m not talking about movie or dinner dates! I’m talking about those sweet fruits that make a yummy snack anytime of the day. Dates have been grown in North Africa for nearly 8,000 years and have been praised for both their nutrients and flavor. You can get them at just about any grocery store and they make a great staple to have in your pantry. Dates are a great source of vitamin B6 which helps give us energy and keeps our skin in great condition. In addition to vitamin B6, it is important to include natural sources of fiber in our diets. Dates are a great source of this, which helps keep our digestive system in optimal condition.

DID YOU KNOW:

– If you are looking to add more potassium to your diet, dates are a great way to do it!

– 12 dates provide more than 15 percent of the daily recommended amount of iron and niacin needed to stay healthy and happy.

Authentic Food of the Day: Spinach!

Popeye the Sailor Man had it right! Spinach really is an amazing food that helps us grow and stay healthy and strong.  I love to eat spinach raw in salads, that way I can really benefit from its nutrients. Did you know that spinach was the first frozen vegetable to be sold for commercial use? It originally came from Persia (Iran) and started to be cultivated in North American during the early 19th century. Spinach is full of important nutrients including vitamins B2, B3, C, and E. It is also a good source of fiber, zinc, and magnesium. It has been shown that spinach can help prevent lung, breast, and cervical cancer. It is also known to help fight heart disease. This leafy green vegetable is also full of carotenoids, which the body converts to antioxidant vitamin A to help trigger a good immune response to ward off infections. The vitamin C in spinach helps keep our skin and mucous membranes healthy.

DID YOU KNOW:

– Need to increase your calcium intake? Spinach is an excellent source of calcium which helps promote strong and healthy bones.

– The B vitamins found in spinach can give us a boost in energy!

Authen-tip: Slow the Aging Process with Passion Fruit

Did you know that yummy passion fruit is rich in a variety of nutrients that can help slow the signs of aging? Passion fruit is packed with antioxidants to help give your skin a youthful boost. The nutrients in this fruit have also been shown to help protect and heal the skin from sun damage. The yellow variety has been shown to contain more antioxidant carotenoids while the purple variety has more vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to keep your skin supple and wrinkle-free. Enjoying this fruit can also give you a nice boost of heart-healthy potassium and digestion-friendly fiber. The seeds of a passion fruit are edible so you can just scoop out the entire contents for a delicious summer snack! You can also add passion fruit to smoothies and yogurt dishes.

Juice of the Day: Powerhouse Orange Juice

Instead of drinking coffee or an energy drink first thing in the morning, try this juice for a natural energy boost! It’s loaded with nutrients, easy to digest, and will help to keep your immune system strong. In this juice you will find beta-carotene, vitamin B5, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. This is also a great recipe to include in your diet if you are involved in a detox program or are looking to clear up your skin from blemishes. Give it a try today!

Powerhouse Orange Juice

  • 3 oranges (peeled)
  • 1 C fresh kale
  • 1 handful watercress
  • 3 broccoli florets
Wash the spinach, watercress, and broccoli thoroughly. Add to a juicer machine and juice until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve. Enjoy!