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In honor of National 5 a Day Month, Tiny Green Mom has whipped up the top “Foodie Beauty” finds of the season – think of them as food for the skin & lips, but not for the hips!

Best Foodie Beauty Finds for Fall

Aubrey Organics Pomegranate Crème de la Shave

Truly – this is the Crème de la Crème of shaving products! Made from 100% natural ingredients, including Apricot Kernel Oil, Pomegranate Extract and Essential Oils, Aubrey Organics has produced a decadent cream that will leave your legs smooth and yes, even hydrated after shaving! The lovely aroma of pomegranate will make you want to shave your legs again & again!

Cranberry Pure Natural Body Wash by JASON

Let the tangy scent of cranberries wash over you as you lather up in the shower – reminding you of all the joys of the upcoming season! Made with Antioxidant Cranberry Oil and soothing Aloe Vera to help fight oxidative stress while softening your skin, this Pure Natural Body Wash by JASON cleanses the skin gently & safely! No harsh chemicals, such as Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates, are used to make JASON products! Not just available in Antioxidant Cranberry, JASON offers ten botanical blends to nourish and cleanse.

Bananas & Baobab Whipped Shea Butter Body Crème

Smells good enough to eat – you will want to lather it on all over! The new Shea Terra Organics’ Bananas & Baobab whipped shea butter body crème is extremely rich, and your skin will feel moisturized naturally from head to toe! This renewing blend is made with natural banana extract, baobab oil and organic shea butter, and will offer chapped winter skin immense relief. Great for all seasons as your go-to moisturizer.

Nature’s Gate Açai Moisturizing Lotion

New from Nature’s Gate – an antioxidant-rich lotion that boasts the free radical fighting properties of the acai berry! The Açai Moisturizing Lotion is simply decadent, and will leave your skin feeling hydrated and smelling incredible. To keep skin super-soft, the Acai Moisturing Lotion is comprised of 7 different all-natural moisturizers in a unique blend, including Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Soybean Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vegetable Glycerin and Vitamin E. In addition to the new Acai Moisturizing Lotion, Nature’s Gate has created the Acai Velvet Moisture Body Wash and Acai Velvet Moisture Liquid Soap.

*Companies generously provided samples and images for this article.*

How would you like to save your family up to $500 a year in unspoiled fruits and vegetables? There is no better time to start than this month, which is National 5 a Day Month! As you head to the local farmer’s market to stock up on fruits and vegetables to make sure you are eating your “5 a day,” you will also want to make sure you have placed the The Ozonator™ inside your refrigerator! Touted as the “The Green Refrigerator Machine,” the Ozonator™ is an FDA approved, newly patented device that cleanses and purifies the air inside the refrigerator. It keeps your perishables, including fruits and vegetables, lasting longer, further extending their useful life and health benefits. It works by replicating the Earth’s natural Ozone, delaying the onset of mold and decay, keeping food crisper and fresher. No more boxes of baking soda stacked in the fridge to keep odors at bay, the Ozonator™ both extends the life of your fruits and veggies and eliminates odors!

It’s simple – after installing the 4-D cell batteries, just place on the top shelf of the refrigerator. The batteries will last for three months, meaning you only have to replace them 4 times a year. How’s that for budget-friendly!?

To learn more about the Ozonator™, or to order, visit www.ozonator.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Anyone who knows “Mom” personally knows that she is an avid gum chewer, so learning about a new product from RESCUE Remedy® that relieves stress while chewing gum just seemed to be a natural fit! RESCUE® Gum is stress relief for those on-the-go, and really, who isn’t always on the move in this day and age?! The newest offering from RESCUE® contains an orange and elderflower liquid center with 1 dose of Rescue Remedy in a convenient, discreet and delicious option to help relieve stress. Not only does it taste delicious, but it helps to take the edge off, naturally, of course!

What is in RESCUE Remedy®?

RESCUE Remedy® is made up of a five individual flower remedies that help you cope with the different emotional aspects of stressful situations:

  • Rock Rose is used for terror and panic
  • Impatiens addresses irritation and impatience
  • Clematis is for inattentiveness and a lack of focus
  • Star of Bethlehem is for shock
  • Cherry Plum helps with irrational thoughts and a lack of self control

To learn more about Bach Flower Essences and how they are utilized in RESCUE Remedy®, please visit www.rescueremedy.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

The Original Spaghetti Scrubs

Cleaning has gone au naturel! How about using corn cobs and peach pits to scour and scrub sinks, dishes, pots, and pans? NO soap needed! Goodbye Detergent’s Original Spaghetti Scrubs are simple to use – just moisten with water and roll into a ball for all of your general cleaning around the kitchen. Due the naturally abrasive action of the corn cobs and peach pits, no soap is needed, but can be added sparingly for tackling items with heavy grease. The special shape of the Spaghetti Scrubs makes them conform easily to corners and hard-to-reach places, such as behind faucets. When finished cleaning, just rinse and hang to dry thoroughly – it leaves no odors like a smelly & germy sponge!

Plus – both green-minded & budget-conscious people will appreciate that Spaghetti Scrubs last for months!

Why Use Spaghetti Scrubs?

•Reusable scrubs last for months
•Unique pliable shape
•Great for peeling vegetables
•Lack of mold and bacteria
•No smell or rust
•Save money and the environment by reducing the need for soaps

To learn more about Goodbye Detergent’s various natural cleaning products, or to order your own set of Spaghetti Scrubs (sold in set of 2), visit GoodbyeDetergent.com.

Nursing mamas want to feel comfortable and confident when feeding their little ones while on-the-go! The Simply Good Nursing Cover Duo makes this possible – the cover stays firmly in place with high-grade Velcro tabs, and it is lightweight so it will keep both mom & baby cool. Plus, the larger ridged opening at the top makes it easy for mom to view her little one as the baby is nursing. With an attachable burp cloth to quickly wipe up dribbles and drool, this nursing cover duo should be renamed the dynamic duo!

For fashionistas who don’t want to throw the baby’s swaddle blanket loosely over their chest & shoulders, the Nursing Cover Duo is available in two gorgeous color patterns & styles – all with a matching burp cloth! Stylish and practical, the Nursing Cover Duo is the perfect gift for any expecting mom or even seasoned mom in need of something a bit more colorful to use while breastfeeding. “Mom” loves that the cover comes with a cute little carrying bag and additional matching burp cloth (because you just go through so many of them in a day!).

Fabulous features of the Nursing Cover Duo include:

•Interchangeable burp cloth and additional burp cloth included.
•Front pocket for storing pacifier or pad.
•Large enough to cover the entire upper body to nurse in privacy and comfort, or even to pump at the office.
•The wide rigid opening enables mom to see her baby at all times and ensures that the baby can breathe freely.
•The wide rigid opening allow mom to check that baby has latch correctly while nursing.
•The Nursing Cover and Burp cloth feature high-grade Velcro style fasteners, ensuring the cover will stay in place.
•It can be used as a shade for your baby’s delicate skin on sunny days (provides no UV protection) or even a light blanket on windy days.
•Reduces the need for mother to buy expensive specialty nursing apparel.
•Includes a matching carry bag, so moms can easily take the cover with them, or use it for dirty baby clothes.
•Includes an additional burp cloth to help ensure that one cloth is always clean and ready to go.
•Fabric is 100% quality Cotton, very breathable.
•Machine Washable.

To view tips on how to use the Nursing Cover Duo, or to order online, visit www.simplygoodus.com.

*Company generously provided samples & images for this review.*

A purely natural, paraben-free sunscreen has just made its’ debut from Alba Botanica™ this summer – Pure Lavender SPF 45 Sunblock. This lightweight & fast-absorbing formula has quickly become “Mom’s” favorite, who has a secret love affair with all things lavender inspired! Made with organically grown lavender, this extremely emollient & moisturizing sunblock glides on without leaving a white film on the skin, and offers both UVA & UVB sun protection. Did we mention it smells incredible?

Chemical-free and infused with the health benefits of green tea, Skinfo’s Pure Protection SPF 30 protects you from both UVA & UVB sun damage while on-the-move outside this summer. What “Mom” loves about this sun protective lotion is its’ packaging – its slender size makes it easy to pop into a purse, beach bag or gym bag without bulk! Created by board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Amy Taub, Skinfo’s Pure Protection SPF 30 includes green tea and vitamins to provide antioxidants in a broad spectrum protective lotion formulated with 17% zinc oxide that protects you from the sun’s damaging rays.

Who says one cream can’t do it all? Moisturize? Check! Reduce fine lines and wrinkles? Check! Added sun protection? Check! First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Face Cream is a daily moisturizer that also acts as a powerful sunblock with SPF 30 for UVA/UVB protection. Plus, it works to prevent and reduce visible fine lines and wrinkles. Infused with the First Aid Beauty Antioxidant Booster, this powerful cream does not contain parabens or harsh chemicals, either!

Integrity in skin care and sun protection! The new All-Natural Moisturizing Body Protection SPF 30 by Suntegrity ™ is a top Vegan, planet-friendly find this summer! It was featured in this year’s EWG 2011 Sunscreen Guide under “Best Sunscreens.” Eco-conscious gals will love that it comes packaged in a recyclable tube, is non-toxic and paraben-free, and does not contain any UV chemical blockers.

*Companies generously provided samples and images for this article.*

Cooking up some fresh Green Apple risotto for tonight’s meal? Look no further than the stylish, sleek “Copperfused” GreenPan™ Gourmet Risotto Pan! The whole collection will make any kitchen look modern and updated, and the pots and pans are simply fabulous. Both high-end looks and top-quality Thermolon performance come together in this extremely versatile gourmet risotto pan, which can also be used to make sauces and soups! Its narrow bottom concentrates heat while the wide top allows ready evaporation, and the quick-heating aluminum body gets hot in merely seconds! Plus, the nonstick interior provides quick cleanup and the gorgeous copperfused exterior requires no polishing or special cleansers to keep the finish looking brand-new.

Mom” is raving about this innovative new line of cookware that makes it easy for anyone to cook healthier! (not to mention how lovely the pots and pans look when placed on the stove!)

To view the entire GreenPan™ collection, visit HSN.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

For guilt-free indulgence this summer, pick up a HALO™ Bar! Offered in 4 decadent flavors that sound way too sinful to actually be healthy for you, these yummy treats were just awarded “Best New Vegan Product” at Expo West Trade Show! Sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, HALO™ Bars come in Rocky Road, S’mores, Nutty Marshmallow, and Honey Graham.

These tasty, certified organic snack bars are a good source of Omega 3 & Omega 6 fatty acids, are low in sugar, and are dairy-free. Plus, they are Vegan! For summer road trips, long hikes, or an afternoon snack attack, the bars pack well and help to tide you over before lunch or dinner, without having to reach for something unhealthy! If your camping trip gets rained out, no worries! Reach for the S’mores flavor! “Mom’s” favorite? The Honey Graham! Filled with organic oats, peanuts and graham crackers, it is like eating comfort food in bar form.

To learn more about the new HALO™ Bars from ProBar, order online, or to glean nutrition facts, visit theprobar.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Top Summer Eco-Beauty Must-Haves

Keep your skin balanced and beautiful this summer – naturally, of course! Tiny Green Mom has compiled the top summer eco-beauty must-haves to protect, soothe and brighten the skin – allowing you to put your best face forward each and every morning during the summer months!

suki® skincare

Concentrated Balancing Toner Formulated with white willow bark extract, this refreshing toner is an anti-inflammatory and contains anti-oxidants to soothe redness and inflammation after sun exposure.

Butter Cream Healing Salve This luxurious salve features organic lavender and chamomile extract to soothe and organic comfrey extract to heal sunburnt or chafing skin. It also helps with redness and irritation.

Bio-C 10% Formula Face Serum For those who have been in the sun, this lovely serum contains time-released vitamin C glucoside to even out the skin tone after tanning.

Renewal Bio-Resurfacing Facial PeelMom’s” new favorite beauty product of all time! This gentle peel contains apple enzymes to even out skin tone and cranberry glycolic acid to brighten the skin as well as diminish blemishes. It truly works miracles on your skin!

Shea Terra Organics

Ghassool L’eau De Fleur D’Oranger Purifying Paste New to the Shea Terra Organics line of amazing organic skincare products, this 100% natural paste is made with rare, active lava clay called Ghassool, which promotes the healing of cracks on the feet and hands, wounds and even acne. You can use all over for an at-home spa experience – simply apply the paste to the face and body, and rinse off thoroughly after 1o minutes. Your skin will feel luxurious and silky-soft!

Mad Gab’s Wildly Natural Bodycare

Mad Gab’s Hand Preserver Toss one of these tins into your purse or beach tote this summer for instant relief from dry, cracking hands! Available in Cranberry or Vanilla, this 100% natural balm contains Olive oil, Sweet almond oil, Beeswax, Shea butter, Vitamin E oil, and Essential oils, to protect and moisturize.

Goddess Garden

Goddess Garden Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Full-body coverage in a sheer, non-whitening formula, this water-resistant sunscreen is made with 82% organic ingredients. It glides on easily, offering effective natural sun protection, free of synthetic ingredients and toxic chemicals. It is “Mom’s” top pick for sun protection this summer!

Olìe Biologique

100% Organic Rosehip Oil Touted as Nature’s Miracle Worker, rosehip oil brightens and evens pigmentation, as well as heals sun damage. Rich in Vitamin C, this is the oil to moisturize with day and night during the summer! Plus, it helps to heal acne spots and fade scars.

*Companies generously provided images and samples for the above article.*

 

Mom” is in love! No, it is not a clandestine love affair, but a deep-seated love for luxuriously soft and gorgeous linens from Yala Designs! These are simply the most amazing sheets and towels, and you will never want to leave the bed or the bath… much like a love affair, but rated PG….

The Bamboo Dreams® Organic Cotton Ribbed Towels are like wrapping your body up in silk after each shower! Made of bamboo viscose and organic cotton materials, the sustainable blend is just heavenly. Available in 5 stylish colors, with hand towels and washcloths to match, including Green Tea, Chocolate, Rain, Pewter, and Natural.

In addition to their towels, Yala Designs also carries Bamboo Dreams® Sheet Sets, made from 100% Bamboo Viscose. The more you wash them, the softer and more luxurious they become! The sheets come in 8 beautiful colors to match any decor, and Twin, Queen and King/California King sets are available. Why not let the entire family sleep in planet-friendly bliss!?

For more information on Yala Designs, and their lovely eco-conscious offerings, visit www.yaladesigns.com.

*Company generously porvided samples and images for this review.*