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Why Choose Soy Candles?

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The majority of today’s candles are made using paraffin wax, however, soy candles are an all-natural, alternative option. While at first glance they may look like their paraffin counterparts, they actually offer many distinct advantages. Because soy candles are made from vegetable oil and soybeans, they are always all-natural. Paraffin candles, on the other hand, are made from petroleum oil, which is terrible for you and will be discussed more shortly. Additionally, Soy wax candles do not increase the carbon … READ MORE

Must-Have Beauty Hacks to Beat the Summer Heat

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While summer may be our favorite season, it is also a time when we are wearing less, leaving our skin more exposed. Welcoming sunshine, sandals and indulging in frozen margaritas on the beach sounds like the perfect vacation, however, the heat can also bring along its own set of beauty challenges. Whether it’s a sunburn, extra sweat or uncontrollable hair, summer can really put a damper on our beauty routines. Here are some of the best summer hacks you can … READ MORE

Africa Part 2: Sustainable Tourism

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We all love to travel. In fact, tourism is one of the world’s fastest growing industries and is a major source of income across several countries. However, just like other forms of development, tourism can also cause a fair share of problems, such as social dislocation, loss of cultural heritage and even economic dependence. Doing research and learning about the impacts of tourism has led to the growth of ‘sustainable tourism’, also known as nature-based or ecotourism. Sustainable tourism has … READ MORE

National Rose Month

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Americans have always loved flowers, so much so, that June is actually declared National Rose Month! Roses have a long and colorful history and have been symbols of love, beauty, war and politics for hundreds of years. On November 20, 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed a resolution making roses the national floral emblem of the White House Garden. In it he wrote, “The American people have long held such a special place in their hearts for roses. Let us continue … READ MORE

How To Stay Cool Without A Pool

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As the temperatures slowly rise a little more each day, so does our desire to get outside and play. However, on these warm summer days, cooling down becomes a must. While jumping in the pool may seem like the easiest way, many people don’t have one. No pool, no problem! Staying cool during the summer months does not mean you have to be in the pool all day long. There are many natural ways to help you cool down easily … READ MORE

Health Benefits of Mint

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Mint. The herb we have all grown to know and love. Mint chocolate chip. Mint tea. Mint chewing gum. Even mint detox water. The well-known mouth and breath freshener scientifically known as Mentha has over two dozen species and hundreds of different varieties. While it has been used for thousands of years as a natural food and drink product, its health benefits deserve some recognition as well. When it comes to digestion, mint is a great palate cleanser or appetizer. It can also soothe … READ MORE

Memorial Day Should Be Everyday

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This weekend marks the observance of Memorial Day, a holiday that honors the fallen. For many, it also means that three day weekend you have been looking forward to for months. Today, as you are driving back from the campsite, catching that flight back home from your mini vacation or just sipping a cold iced tea after spending the day out in the yard, take some time to reflect on what Memorial Day truly is all about. Today is a day to remember our … READ MORE

Medicinal Plants in Africa

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Africa is a treasure trove of medicinal plants that are found nowhere else in the world. Although traditional African medicine may seem outdated, it still remains as the main source of remedies throughout the continent. Even though the Western world often depicts Africa as a dry and arid landscape, it actually has a wide variety of ecosystems, from mangrove swamps and rainforests to vast savannah grasslands. Surprisingly, the drier landscapes like savannahs and deserts are where the fruit-bearing trees that … READ MORE

Pet Travel Tips

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Family vacations are no longer just about two-legged children. In fact, more than half of U.S. families take their cats and dogs with them when they travel. However, planes and cars are not designed with pets in mind. Therefore you need to know what to expect before you reach your final destination. This summer, if you are looking to hit the road or hop on a plane with your favorite furry friend, here are some tips to make your trip … READ MORE

April Showers Bring May Flowers

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We’ve all heard this rhyme at some point in time: “April showers bring May flowers”. It is a popular phrase that gets passed around in the spring, but one thing you may not know is where the rhyme originally came from. Well, it can actually be traced back to the mid 1500’s. A gentleman by the name of Thomas Tusser compiled a collection of writings he called A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry.  In the April section of his book … READ MORE

Love Knows No Distance This Mother’s Day

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May is right around the corner and that means that sons and daughters everywhere will search for the perfect gift that shows their Mom just how much they love her. While celebrating Mother’s Day with Mom and the whole family is ideal, sometimes that cannot always be a reality. If you happen to live far away from your Mother, it may be hard to stay in touch with her on a regular basis. Naturally, when Mother’s Day does roll around, … READ MORE

That’s Right, It’s Earth Day!

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That’s right, it’s Earth Day! April 22 is a day reserved for the celebration of all our natural world has to offer. Earth Day is the perfect time to embrace products infused with natural elements and organic ingredients. The products we use to nourish and replenish our skin need to come from healthy and sustainable environments that help us feel and look good from the outside all the way to the inside. A perfect way to look for the best natural products is to search … READ MORE

The Golden Rules of Hair Care

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In the age of blowout bars, extreme dye colors and perms, it is no question that your hair is damaged, but how bad can it really be? Before you start to feel hopeless because you would rather do anything than give up your flatiron, consider the fact that even damaged hair can be revived with a few simple and sneaky adjustments to your morning routine. Healthier-looking hair is just a few tips away. Here are some of our favorite no-fail … READ MORE

Self Care: the Real Reason You Should Schedule a Hot Bath, ASAP

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We’ve already told you that the average woman will use at least 515 chemicals today in her cosmetics, perfume, and personal care products. That number doesn’t even include the chemicals and toxins we breathe, eat, and drink on a daily basis. In a time when these kinds of substances are inescapable, it’s no wonder why so many men and women are choosing to go back to the basics with essential oils and aromatherapy. Essential oils have been used in Herblore … READ MORE

Herbal Remedies

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Herbs have been used for hundreds of years as a healing remedy and scientists are finally starting to give credit to these plants natural healing abilities. Herbs have been used as powerful remedies for various ailments such as arthritis pain, reducing high blood sugar and controlling cholesterol levels. Recently, scientists even discovered amazing new powers in the best healing herbs such as the ability to kill cancer cells and help alcoholics curb their intake. Whether you are new to this idea or have been using … READ MORE

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