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healthy YOU tip: Choose a SAFE & HEALTHY Sunscreen

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There’s a ton of sunscreen options out there, but most of our biggest brands contain harmful chemicals that get absorbed into our skin and then enter our bloodstream.  Two chemicals to be on the lookout for are:

OXYBENZONE: is an endocrine disruptor.  Once it’s absorbed through our skin and enters our bloodstream it mimics estrogen in the body.  Our hormonal balance is delicate, so take care to protect it.

RETINYL PALMITATE: when used as a sunscreen has been shown to accelerate the growth of skin lesions and tumors in recent studies.

For the complete list of safe sunscreens and more in depth information, check out my favorite Go-To-Guides:

EWG’s Sun Safety Guide

and

Food Babe’s: What You Need To Know Before Ever Buying Sunscreen Again

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3 ways to PAMPER, POLISH & DETOX {+ DIY scrub & bath salt recipe}

JUST IN TIME FOR MOTHER’S DAY… What if I told you, you could pamper, polish and detox your bod all at once while enjoying a spa treatment at home?  I know.  It sounds too good to be true because ‘a detox’ is usually related to food and restriction (bleh), and definitely not about polishing and pampering yourself.  Continue Reading

DIY coconut oil BODY BUTTER

I have a problem. It’s safe to say I may even be addicted. I even went so far as to look up the definition in the dictionary: to devote or surrender oneself to something habitually or obsessively It’s official ~ I’M ADDICTED TO COCONUT OIL. When consumed coconut oil offers numerous health benefits.  More onContinue Reading

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