Easy Ways to Detox for a Healthier Life New eBook!

Hey Natural Beauties!  I've just published my first eBook Easy Ways to Detox for a Healthier Life.  I've compiled some of my favorite go to tips for natural beauty and health through detoxing and compiled in an easy to follow eBook for you!  I've also included some other informative information like why you should buy organic, how to loose weight naturally and my "go to Green Smoothie" recipe.  

I'm really excited about this new eBook and hope you will take a look while it's at the lowest price at Lulu.com - just $1.99.  I would love your feedback!  If you enjoyed the book and found it informative, please take a moment to rate my book at the Lulu.com bookstore and look for it soon on Amazon.com, Amazon Kindle, when it becomes available soon!  

I want to thank you so much for your continued support and I hope to create more eBooks in the future.  Do you have a favorite natural beauty or health related topic or topics you'd like to see my write an eBook about?  If so, let me know in the comments.  

Here's to your continued support and more eBooks to come!

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Jane Carter Solution - Nourish & Shine

Jane Carter Solution’s Nourish & Shine is a blend of all natural, healthy butters with vitamins and essential oils to nourish hair and replenish dry, parched strands as well as moisturize your face and body!

Ideal for medium to coarse hair textures, the creamy butters melt into strands like a dream, reducing dry, coarse hair without weighing hair down or leaving hair feeling or looking greasy.

The Shea butter based moisturizer is also infused with mango butter and citruses such as lemon, orange and grapefruit to add a rejuvenating scent.  Nourish & Shine is 100% natural and great for your skin too!  You can use it on your face as an all over moisturizer, on dry patchy areas or as an overall moisturizer.  When applied to my face, it gives my skin a fresh, dewy glow!

This creamy moisturizer is great for sealing in moisture and adding shine.  For hair, start with a pea sized amount, rubbing your palms together, the Nourish & Shine will start to dissolve and then apply it directly to your hair, as a finisher.  It's a thick, creamy based texture that turns to an oil on contact.  
For best results, seal in after misting with a water-based hydrator.  A little goes a long way!  For Skin, add generously, anywhere you'd like.  It can be used on dry hands, feet, lips, etc.  I use it all over as a moisturizer a few times a week, especially on my lips!  This product can work for the entire family but a little goes a long way.

Nourish & Shine retails for $22 and can be picked up at your local Target, ULTA, Sally Beauty Supply, select Whole Foods and at www.janecartersolution.com.

Delicious Green Smoothie Recipe

I've been experimenting with smoothies lately and I found a great one from Prevention Magazine that came out great!  Green smoothies may look or sound weird but they can be amazing if you find the right fruit / veggie combination.

This smoothie tastes like delicious fruit, only we're hiding the healthy greens to get plenty of healthy antioxidants, vitamins and minerals you need to get through the day.  This one's great for the entire family, as a meal replacement or just a healthy pick me up!

Green smoothies benefit skin, hair and nails as well as our internal health, cleaning your cells at the cellular level.  Green smoothies also cleanse your body of toxins and can help you loose weight, clear up your skin and make you feel so much better.

Alkalizing foods, such as fruits, vegetables are not only nutrient packed and inherently healthful, but alkaline-promoting foods which are thought to help prevent kidney stones, keep bones and muscles strong, improve heart health and brain function, and lower our risk for chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

Here are some of the ingredient benefits in our health green smoothies.  Avocadoes really hydrate your skin and help to bring back that glow.  Mangos contain carotenoids that help our skin glow as well.  Carotenoids help bring a beautiful rosy glow to dull skin.  Spinach is a superfood that helps remove toxins from our bodies.

Note: Buy Organic and Non GMO as much as possible so you get the full benefit of these ingredients.

Smoothie Recipe
1 Cup Filtered Water or Coconut Water
1 Organic Banana
1 Cup Organic Frozen Mango Chunks
1 refrigerated Organic Avocado or half an Avocado
1 tbsp. of Raw, Unfiltered Pure Honey

1 tbsp. of Organic Unrefined Cold Pressed Coconut oil melted
1/4 Cup Organic Frozen Peaches
1 tbsp. Organic Lemon Juice

Add ingredients to blender.  Blend for 20-30 seconds until smooth the way you like it, add your favorite topping and enjoy!

Suggested Toppings
Organic Strawberries
Organic Mango chunks
Organic Raspberries
Organic Cocoa Powder

If you're looking for an awesome green smoothie -  try this one!  If you don't like one or two ingredients, replace them with something you do like.  I love smoothies especially for summer.  When you add frozen fruit, their so refreshing!  You can change it up and add more or less fruit and veggies and toppings to make it your favorite green smoothie.

Want more smoothie recipe ideas?  Check out The Green Smoothie Recipe Book.  With over 100 Healthy Green Smoothie recipes to look and feel amazing!

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Far Botanicals Verde Oil Supreme

FAR Botanicals has created a natural hair serum that can also double as a luxury perfume oil for hair. Following its signature method of relying on a proprietary blend of essential fatty-acid rich ingredients, FAR Botaniclas’ Verde Oil Supreme is a natural hair conditioning serum that is waterless and 100% free of silicones and other cheap fillers.

With the selection of a custom fragrance, it can be transform into a fine perfume oil for hair. Verde is designed not only to condition the hair, but to also act as an effective heat protectant up to 350° Fahrenheit. Crafted from a blend of over 15 moisturizing emollients, Verde is a light, silky serum that leaves hair incredibly soft, glossy and with greater resistance to breaking.

I absolutely love this sampler set!  I not only used the precious serum on my hair but also as a luscious fragrant scent on my body and I used their low scent to moisturize my face.  And you'll love the smells!  They are luscious and yummy!  The serum is really good for your hair.  It never made my hair look greasy, oily or smell weird.  It gave it a silky, shiny finish with a gorgeous, light fragrance.  You can find more about their wonderful sampler set here.

Fragrance options for Verde Oil Supreme include: The Low Scent which is the serum oil with no fragrance added, Cocoa & Rum, Vanilla Narcotique, Lavender Absolute, Rose Rapture, Temple Hymn - (My favorite!  Smells like baby powder), Blood Orange & Patchouli Musk, and Lilikoi (Passion Flower).  Detailed descriptions of each of these fragrances can be found at www.farbotanicals.com/serum-oil-scents/.

For more information on Far Botanicals Verde Oil Supreme beauty oils and more natural haircare, please visit: www.farbotanicals.com.

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Why You Shouldn't Buy Products Containing Palm Oil

At The Natural Beauty & Health Blog I to not only try to spread awareness about natural and non-toxic beauty and health products but also animal cruelty products. When you buy natural and organic food, beauty and health products, you're also helping animals!  

This is the main reason I made the switch years ago and never looked back.  Here is something disturbing and upsetting news that I recently discovered about Palm oil that I wanted to share with all of you.  

Palm oil is a type of vegetable oil. It is derived from the palm fruit, grown on the African oil palm tree. Today, almost all palm oil is produced in, and exported from, Indonesia and Malaysia. It is versatile, cheap to produce, and has a long shelf life. Due to these traits, manufacturers of consumer goods have seized the opportunity to turn palm oil into a very lucrative business. 

Palm oil is now a common ingredient in many foods, household cleaning items, and cosmetics.  In order to make room for more palm oil plantations, thousands of kilometres of pristine rain forest are slashed and burned every year. As a result of this destruction, thousands of orangutans and other wildlife are killed in the process.  

In many countries, there are no mandatory laws for the labelling of palm oil. It can easily slip under the radar as ‘vegetable oil’. Although there have been many attempts by various environmentalist groups to try and change these laws, pressure from the Malaysian palm oil industry has managed to keep most governments quiet.

I hate sharing pictures like this on the blog but this is what we're doing to animals by demanding these type of products in our personal beauty and health products.  If we buy it, we're voting for it.  Sometimes a picture is all you need to spread awareness and make a impactful change for good. Animals are innocent and need our help!  

I personally had no idea how much an ingredient like palm oil has impacted our wildlife. Please share this article with others so we can spread the word about how palm oil impacts wildlife and the environment.  Remember to always check the labels on the back of food and personal care products.  Palm oil is used in more products then you realize.  Please share this article to spread awareness.

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Thank you for visiting The Natural Beauty & Health Blog. As a wife and Mom of three, I created this blog on my journey to eliminate toxic chemicals from our personal and health care routine and hope to help others do the same.

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