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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]