Saturday, April 19, 2014

Next Level Massage

Next Level Massage

by Eric Rasmussen
The list of stereotypes of northern-European descended Midwestern people is not long, but it is fairly well known. They are polite and generous. They can certainly handle cold weather. They are often relatively private people. And they do not like to be touched.
This last characteristic of your average upper-midwesterner, though, has started to [...]

Sauté Your Skin Healthy

September 3, 2011 by Editor  
Filed under Rejuvenate, September/October ‘11

Sauté Your Skin Healthy

As the tomatoes are dropping off the vine, eating them fresh, right out of the garden is not only good eats but great for your skin. Lycopene found in tomatoes is an excellent antioxidant that helps protect skin from environmental damage. Did you know that cooked tomatoes contain two to eight times more lycopene than [...]

Farm Fresh Beauty

September 3, 2011 by Editor  
Filed under Rejuvenate, September/October ‘11

Farm Fresh Beauty

If you have never looked to the farm for a part of your beauty routine, you may want to look again. At first glance, goats milk seems like an unusual beauty product, but it’s extremely skin friendly and emollient.
Goat’s milk has more calcium, vitamins, and triglycerides (fats) than cow’s milk, and its short-strand protein structure [...]

Baby (and Mama) Stuff You’ll Love!

Baby (and Mama) Stuff You’ll Love!

Being a mother of two lil ones, and a green enthusiast,  I have tried a lot of different products. I just love this stuff. It’s natural, organic, and some are even made locally. You can’t get any greener! –Arwen Rassmusen
LüSa Organics Booty Balm does wonders on a sore bottom. Organic, natural and locally made in [...]

Spring-Clean Your Makeup

May 15, 2011 by Editor  
Filed under May/June ‘11, Rejuvenate

Spring-Clean Your Makeup

Spring cleaning means more than just your windows and your fridge. When you dig those summer shorts out of the basement this May, you should really take a look into your makeup bag too. How long have you had that mascara? That blush that’s almost gone, how old is that?
The truth is that cosmetics have [...]

Leading the Way with Lead-Free Lipstick

March 1, 2011 by Editor  
Filed under March/April ‘11, Rejuvenate

Leading the Way with Lead-Free Lipstick

by Heather Rothbauer-Wanish
Think of the multitude of products we use each day. For women, these products probably include make up and other beauty products. Many women finish applying cosmetics by adding a splash of color  to their lips. But, did you every stop to wonder what might be inside that lipstick tube besides a beautiful [...]

The Green Guide’s Tips to Nail Products

January 9, 2011 by Editor  
Filed under January/February ‘11, Rejuvenate

The Green Guide’s Tips to Nail Products

While nails seem hard and impermeable, they are actually porous and absorbent. Be aware that even water-based polishes and plant-based removers may contain potentially irritating ingredients that could be absorbed either by your nails or by the skin surrounding your nails. Use products with the following ingredients with care:
Acrylic, Styrene/acrylate polymer and acrylate copolymers: These [...]

Changing Things Up – Without the Chemicals

January 9, 2011 by Editor  
Filed under January/February ‘11, Rejuvenate

Changing Things Up – Without the Chemicals

January is a common time when people are ready for a change – winter has thoroughly set in, New Year’s resolutions are being made, and nails and hair are starting to need a little “boost.” This year, when you consider pampering yourself with a new hair color or a nice set of nails, you don’t [...]

Pearly Whites, Naturally

October 29, 2010 by Editor  
Filed under November/December '10, Rejuvenate

Pearly Whites, Naturally

We all have a bedtime routine: take out contacts, wash face, brush, floss, and rinse. Right? But have you ever stopped to think about what’s in the toothpaste and rinse that makes it so blue or bright green? Along with freshening and cleaning, you are also consuming a good amount of fake colors and fragrances [...]

Know Your Ingredients Before You Apply

September 19, 2010 by Editor  
Filed under Rejuvenate, September/October ‘10

Know Your Ingredients Before You Apply

Did you know? Since fragrances found in beauty products are considered trade secrets, companies don’t have to list them on packaging even if they contain allergens, phthalates and neurotoxins.
TerraChoice, an environmental marketing group, uses its website to expose companies who greenwash their products. Using vague language to mislead consumers is one way of getting on [...]