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Do You Want to be Healthy? Eat an Apricot!

Do You Want to be Healthy? Eat an Apricot!

Today’s Super Star Ingredient is the Apricot. Have you ever eaten a real raw, picked-off-the-tree apricot? They are so juicy and delicious! In addition to the  deep nutty flavor, your body is getting a super dose of vitamins and fatty acids. Looking back... Growing up in Utah, we had several fruit trees in our backyard and my favorite was our apricot tree. I’d helped my mother pick the sun-ripened apricots that she’d either dry as fruit leather or turn into juice or jam. Her canned golden juice never lasted long around our house and that was ok by her. She encouraged us kids...

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Sunscreen, a Hot and Confusing Topic!

Sunscreen, a Hot and Confusing Topic!

Since sunscreen is a popular skin topic all year round and particularly while it is hot outside, we frequently get asked about sunscreen and if we make a natural and safe one. While we do not have our own sunscreen and are not sunscreen experts, we do know a lot about the dangerous ingredients used in many formulas that you should be on the look-out for. We’d like to direct you to an expert source, Dr. Axe. He recently posted the most informative, well-researched article I think I’ve ever seen on this subject entitled, “The Best Sunscreens, Toxic Ones to Avoid...

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Really Remarkable Raspberries! Red Raspberry Seed Oil Has Earned Our Respect!

Really Remarkable Raspberries! Red Raspberry Seed Oil Has Earned Our Respect!

Thank you for joining us for our Face-to-Face Super Star Ingredient Series. Red Raspberry Seed Oil earns the spotlight today. Read on to see why we selected to include it in our Illuminate Serum.  What is it? Red Raspberry Seed Oil is truly an amazing product.This delicate oil contains essential fatty acids and is extraordinarily high in Omegas 3 and 6. It carries much respect as being a great emollient for dry and mature skin. It is often found in fine skin care formulas as it’s a wonderful hydrator, highly moisturizing and penetrates skin immediately. What are some benefits of...

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GO GO GO GOJI BERRIES!

GO GO GO GOJI BERRIES!

Let's hear it for Goji Berries! GO GO Go Goji Berries! These berries have gained popularity in health circles which has helped them achieve “superfood” status. They are thought to help slow the effects of aging, improve skin health, give a boost to the immune system and provide overall support for a healthy body. These red berries have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years for their amazing properties. It’s only been in recent years the mainstream population has come to appreciate their incredible properties. What are Goji Berries? Goji berries, scientifically known as Lycium barbarum,...

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Run When You See This Ingredient in Your Hand Sanitizer!

Run When You See This Ingredient in Your Hand Sanitizer!

Hello! Throughout the summer we have spotlighted Super Star Ingredients we use in our products. Today, we want to be sure you’re aware of a very dangerous ingredient in over 100 hand sanitizers that the FDA has recalled. BEWARE OF METHANOL! Exposure to Methanol can cause serious health complications including poisoning, blindness, seizures, coma, or even death. See the growing list of hand sanitizers in this article. Be sure to check the ingredient label on the sanitizers you’re using. Below is an article containing information on the latest recall and exposure. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/08/04/hand-sanitizer-recalls-methanol-risk-fda-warning-coronavirus/5581182002/ In CONTRAST to this list of recalled sanitizers,...

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