5 Clean, Green Swaps Your Family Can Make With No Fuss 0Good health isn't something you can get from a fitness gadget or exotic berry - It's the result of many small, simple habits that improve your lifestyle.
Creating a clean, green environment at home where your family spends so much time is a great place to start.
These 5 simple swaps can help your family feel healthier - with no fuss!
1. Swap Snacks
Get more fruits and vegetables in by swapping processed snacks with fruits and veggies. It's easy to get your "crunch" fix and you have so many options, whether you're craving a sweet or savory snack.
2. Swap Skincare
Many of the ingredients in personal care products are absorbed through the skin and are stored in our bodies - that's pretty scary when you consider that many of the preservatives and fragrances used in conventional products are linked to major health issues. Our award winning skincare line is nontoxic and is never tested on animals.
3. Swap Candles
Candles are the new indoor health no-no - research shows that they can pollute the air in your home just as much as smoking cigarettes! Try solar lights or electric candles for ambiance.
4. Swap Household Goods
Many household cleaners are also made with toxic ingredients. That's why we formulate ours without toxins - so you can breathe easier! Check out the entire collection here.
5. Swap Stress
Stress can impact your health in a major way, so don't forget to take some time to decompress when you need to - especially during this busy time of year.
Loving Lavender: Understanding Its All-Natural Healing Properties 0
This month we are all about Lavender! Not only is the fragrance soothing, but did you know that the herb itself offers a wealth of holistic, organic health benefits? In honor of our May Customer Special and all-time favorite, Lavender Spa Gift Set, we’re sharing our favorite facts about Lavender:
You may have heard that consciously and calmly breathing in the smell of lavender can make you a bit sleepy…turns out, it's true! Research shows the scent of lavender lowers your heart rate and blood pressure, putting you in a relaxed state. To set yourself up for some quality zzz's, try putting a handful of dried lavender in a vase on your nightstand, or use a diffuser with lavender oil.
Better yet – treat yourself to a hot, calming shower with a little help from our Lavender Peppermint Salt Scrub. Our Lavender Peppermint Salt Scrub naturally exfoliates and softens with the refreshing quality of a trip to the spa. Plus it’s formulated using Certified Organic ingredients!
Are you an insect magnet? Mosquitos just love you this time of the year don’t they? Relieve the itch with lavender essential oil. Lavender happens to be a natural anti-inflammatory, so it helps reduce itching, swelling, and redness. Simply dabbing a drop or two of essential oil on the bitten area can help alleviate the itching and redness. Same also goes for other sensitive areas of your skin!
Suffering from uneven skin tones and redness? Treat yourself to a soothing face treatment using our Lavender Peppermint Mineral Mud Mask. Detoxify, exfoliate and regenerate with a hint of lavender and peppermint! Our mud mask is soothingly exciting, with a refreshing mixture of cool mint and relaxing lavender – and it’s great for all skin types since it won’t cause irritation.
Bloating and poor digestion can result from an overgrowth of "bad" bacteria, which is especially prevalent when you take antibiotics. The polyphenols –a type of antioxidant – in lavender can help reduce the 'bad' bacteria in your gut says Christine Gerbstadt, MD, author of Doctor's Detox Diet and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. For its de-puff perks, try sprinkling dried culinary lavender onto Greek yogurt.
Valentine's Day: The Ultimate All-Natural Gift Guide 0
Valentine's Day is right around the corner...literally. No matter how you are celebrating, or with who, Celadon Road has compiled our list of the best green, organic, non-toxic gifts - that you can keep or share:
Olive Oil Lip Tints
Available in six gorgeous, luxurious hues, Celadon Road's Olive Oil Lip Tints are carmine free, gluten free, and made with Certified Organic ingredients to the highest USDA/NOP standards. With so many controversial reports and personal experiences being shared by women across the country, why should you have to second guess what you put on your lips? Our lip tints are made with organic oils, beeswax and herbs – and they’re even flavored with organic peppermint oil for that cool rush you’ve come to enjoy!
Certified Organic Lip Scrub
If you like Pina Coladas (...or Lemonade!) you will love our lip scrubs. Celadon Road’s Sugar Lip Scrubs are certified USDA organic and crafted from natural exfoliating sugars, soothing oils, and chemical-free flavors and extracts. So treat your lips to a little scrub, and prepare for some delightfully smooth and silky lips!
Safe, non-toxic fragrance...say what?! Celadon Road has developed a ground- breaking collection of botanical perfumes. They’re inspired by the world around us and designed with an expertly layered complexity – yet crafted only from the finest all-natural essential oils and organic ingredients. Although it's available in five lovely scents, we've selected Vanilla Sandalwood! There’s something heady about the inviting warmth of this divine scent. Rich, edible notes like dark cocoa and creamy vanilla play off earthy amber and sultry sandalwood, with a hint of citrus and coriander that keeps it from overpowering.
Certified Organic Face Oil
Remember the first time you heard of face oils, and wondered why anyone would want a skin treatment made from the very stuff you’re trying to prevent? By now, we all know that the right product can soothe skin and reduce breakouts – and that’s just what Celadon Road’s Certified Organic Face Oil is created to do. Packed with circulation-stimulating, cell-growth-encouraging jojoba and almond oils (that owe their beneficial properties to powerful antioxidants, along with fresh, calming essentials like rosehip and clary sage,) you can't go wrong when adding this powerful little tool to your skincare regime.
Brave the Elements with Celadon Road's Winter Skin Survival Pack 0
The winter can be harsh -- wind burnt cheeks, dry cracked hands, brittle hair, chapped lips. And it's not just those of us who spend time skiing and sledding that are at risk; winter weather also results in cranked up heaters and more frequent fireplace use, which means dry air in your home. That's where Celadon Road steps in. We've got a few great products, that when combined will bring you amazing skin year-round. Take a peek:
With the essence of pure essential oils, it takes only 1-2 tablespoons of Celadon Road's low-sudsing laundry detergent to work it's all-natural magic on any dreaded laundry mountain! Use in regular or high efficiency washers. (Dissolves in water for washing floors and walls too!) An all-natural family formula, this detergent was originally created to ease the suffering of a child with eczema aggravated by commercial laundry products.
Soak in the essence of natural beauty with our body lotion. From its fresh, crisp scent to it's all-over soothing moisture, this proprietary formula of Certified Organic, naturally crafted, sustainably grown, therapeutic-grade essential oils will bring spa-inspired quality into your home daily! A little goes a long way with this ultra-rich formula.
Magic in a bottle! With essential fatty acids, naturally occurring Vitamin A and free radical fighting Tocopherol, Celadon Road's Argan Oil protects and restores hair, skin and even nails.
#CleanGreen: Understanding the Toxins in Your Home 0Recently we talked about air quality and how to 'grow' fresh air. So by now, you’re probably wondering what brings these toxins into your home? Here are several toxins found in homes and the culprits that bring them in:
- Household cleaners: contribute to indoor air pollution and, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, harbor more than 150 carcinogenic chemicals that can lead to birth defects, cancer and psychological disorders. Consider replacing them with natural, organic, non-toxic products. The EPA reports that household cleaners increase the risk of cancer by 3 times.
- Formaldehyde: carpets, caulking, ceiling tiles, draperies, fabrics, facial tissues, grocery bags, floor coverings, gas stoves, grocery bags, paints, paper towels, permanent press clothing, upholstery.
- Xylene/toluene: adhesives, computer VDU screens, printers, photocopies, floor coverings, particleboard, stains and varnishes, wall coverings.
- Benzene: adhesives, ceiling tiles, printers, floor coverings, paints, particleboard, tobacco smoke, stains and varnishes, wall coverings.
- Chloroform: chlorinated tap water.
- Ammonia: cleaning products, printers, photocopiers.
- Alcohols: carpeting, cosmetics, floor coverings, paints, particleboard, stains and varnishes
- Acetone: cosmetics, nail polish remover, office correction fluid, pre-printed paper forms.
- Pesticides: are harmful to pets, humans and the environment. Use organic pest control measures for home and garden instead.
- Dust and dirt from outside: using a door mat cuts down the toxic lead dust levels in a home virtually in half and taking off your shoes before entering your home cuts the toxic dust down by 60%.