Thursday, July 15, 2010
Ellie Whalen and her sister Patricia Connell started Sprayology to help people around the world regain their balance and improve their quality of life through natural health. Here, Ellie offers her inspiration for the brand, her favorite products, advice for moms, and more.
Posted by Karen W Brooks at 12:14 PM
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
If you thought trying to get your two-year-old daughter to get dressed was a challenge, try lotioning up the kids every day for camp! Talk about a stressful morning! JASON Naturals Sunbrellas Collection makes it easier with six all natural, non-greasy sunblocks that really feel like they're offering the maximum protection. Try Mineral Based Natural Sunblock SPF 30, Kids Natural Sunblock SPF 45, Family Natural Sunblock SPF 45, Facial Natural Sunblock SPF 20, Sport Natural Sunblock SPF 45 or Lip Balm SPF 25. They go on smoothly and absorb quickly, which means you can get them dressed and off to camp in...well, let's just say quicker than with other brands that take a while to rub in. I throw the tubes in their bags so they can reapply during the day. The best part: You'll have relief knowing they're protected when you're not around. Check out www.jason-natural.com for more info.
Monday, July 12, 2010
There's more to worry about in the summer than sun protection. I personally agonize over the way my skin gets so dry, especially on my elbows, knees and feet which are exposed more often than they're used to. Luckily, I found Weleda's Skin Food ($17.50) for dry and rough skin. I've always been jealous that my two-year-old daughter gets to use Weleda's diaper cream--it feels so nourishing and smells so intoxicatingly of calendula. Skin Food offers the same amazing benefits. The ultra-rich whole-body cream deeply hydrates, restores and protects your skin especially on those stubbornly dry areas. Essential fatty acids and vitamin E in an organic sunflower seed oil are used to hydrate the skin. Organic pansy calms dry, irritated skin. Soothing rosemary leaf extract ’s mild antiseptic properties and the anti-inflammatory properties of Biodynamic® and organic calendula flower extract gently nourish and care for your skin. I rubbed it on my trouble spots and my skin really drank it up. It even helped my dry, cracked feet which suffer from working mommy-overtime. NOTE: This is a deeply moisturizing cream so be sure to try it only if you can handle the rich texture. Go to www.usa.weleda.com to purchase.