We can smile, breathe, walk, and eat our meals in a way that allows us to be in touch with the abundance of happiness that is available. We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.
INLIGHT Organic Restorative Body Butter Moisturizing body butter 60ml 100% Organic & Non GM A deeply moisturizing organic body butter & stretch mark cream for the whole body, and also an excellent hand cream. £26.60 As we learn more about the effects of environmental toxins on our health, a new awareness is growing amongst Full Text
I recently wrote a post about Hip Apotheca, an online beauty shop that carries some of my favorite natural and organic beauty skin care products. Being, naturally hip, they have offered to sponsor a giveaway here on Bebe Pure. Thank you Hip Apotheca on your generosity! There will be two winners and the first Full Text
I’m a natural and organic product junkie – and I have found my Disneyland. It’s called HIP APOTHECA!
This online store offers over twenty natural and organic beauty brands, and many gorgeous beauty products ranging from oils and lotions to fabulous skin care creams and serums as well as lip balms and lipsticks; you name it…
If someone told you they knew a secret to help your baby cry less, sleep better, and gain weight better, you would certainly be interested… Babywearing IS parenting’s best kept secret. If you’re new to it – don’t worry – here’s a great informative article by Erica Ashmore from Everything Mom and Baby. You will also learn how you can enter to win one beautiful baby pouch by Rockin Baby Slings.
Welcome to Sewn Natural! This is one of my all time favorite Etsy shops. A daughter-mother team from Ottawa, Canada has created a collection of beautiful eco-friendly sustainable designs. With mod and vintage-inspired styling Sewn Natural is my go to store for organic bedding for children, adorable organic dresses for little girls and Full Text
My dear women, take some time today to celebrate who you are. Envelope yourselves in the luxury of natural fabrics… wrap your bodies in the wool and organic cotton knitwear & lingerie made by Sandmaiden. Here are some of my favorite pieces made by very talented Amanda, the creative force behind this Etsy shop. Enjoy! Full Text
Back in the days, frankincense was known for its medicinal and soothing properties. The ancient people used it for treating depression and they burned frankincense believing it to carry their prayers to heaven. The resin from the Frankincense tree was worth more than its weight in gold, and the locations of the trees were kept secret for the longest time.
It is no longer a secret that Ethiopian Frankincense Oil is used in Triumph Face Balm -For Mature Skin Types- by Premae, the first 100% allergen-free beauty brand from the UK.
I want to give thanks to the great but under-appreciated pumpkin. Pumpkins are often used around this time of the year as decorating accessory, but here is something a little bit different: pumpkins can be used as great accessory in your skin care products. Here is an example of what you can do with this Full Text
I love Fall: the colors, the crispness in the air, the smell of the fallen leaves, the color orange and pumpkins. However, autumn can play some yucky tricks on your skin with its winds and chilly weather. But these great recipes use pumpkin, the perfect icon of the season, to help nourish your skin beautifully. Full Text
What to do with all that pumpkin come Halloween? Unless you want to eat it, (and here’s a delicious Sugarless Pumpkin Pie recipe), you can use it to prepare wonderful pumpkin skin care treats. Autumn can play some yucky tricks on your skin with its winds and chilly weather. But these great recipes use pumpkin, Full Text
According to The Economist, Americans spend more each year on beauty than they do on education. Such spending is not mere vanity. Being pretty—or just not ugly—confers enormous genetic and social advantages. Attractive people (both men and women) are judged to be more intelligent and better in bed; they earn more, and they are more Full Text
Welcome to the Rainforest! If you’re looking to refresh your spring color palette then you have to check out mineral cosmetics brand Alima Pure. Their new limited Spring 2011 Rainforest Collection includes four finely milled mineral eye shadows inspired by the “jewels of the earth,” the rainforest. The colors include a light shimmering teal, a Full Text
After an unusually cold and snowy winter here in NYC the first sign of spring calls for some soul searching and spring cleaning…of the wardrobe that is. As you’re staring blankly into your “so last year” closet full of uninteresting clothing that you just can’t bear to put on again this spring, why not make Full Text
When life hands you lemons, there’s a lot more you can do than just make lemonade! With the coming of spring, even the most casual home managers may feel a baffling urge to clean windows and vacuum baseboards to welcome the return of sunshine and warmer weather. This year my aim is to keep our Full Text
2010 BEST GREEN GIFTS For Mama & Dada Our Green Christmas Gift Guide makes finding the best planet-friendly gift look easy! Have the Green Queen, the Eco-Fashionista, or an Eco-Friendly Dude on your list? Well, here are some best green gift suggestions for a more thoughtful, meaningful green present that’s good for people and the Full Text
Show them you really do care, so much so that you would give only the best. Nothing artificial, chemical nor toxic. Give a natural, organic gift that will leave the forests intact, the environment clean, and a new mom and a new baby healthy. This Christmas, give them a gift that tells them: “You’re worth Full Text
As he and his wife awaited the birth of their first child, Josh Title, the creative inventor behind Canada’s Cate & Levi, realized that the world was lacking unique, responsibly made, and beautifully designed products for children. He decided to create a distinctive collection of products that would be “intricately crafted and environmentally responsible”. Josh Full Text
Organic Spa Routine at Home If you are like me – disorganized, always late, and constantly running somewhere, but it feels like you’re not getting anywhere – you know how much even a 15 minute break in your day can refresh your nerves and calm you down wonderfully. Well, here’s a suggestion. I was putting Full Text
Animal Parts in Cosmetic Products? I’ve been writing a lot about toxic chemicals in household and cosmetic products. What about the less dangerous, but still totally gross, ingredients you might be putting on your body, face, and hair? Wonder where that iridescent shimmer in your nail polish comes from? Scraped-off fish scales. Strong red colors Full Text
Planning a wedding, or you’ve been there and now you’re a glowing soon to be mom? Either way you may need marvelous looking stationery/ invitations. Something that everyone will be talking about, something original, something eco-uniquely-cool, like you are. I think I’ve found it… Well, to tell you the truth, I do not remember how Full Text
You just HAVE to see The Story of Cosmetics by Annie Leonard!!! It is a story about the world obsessed with stuff! Watch this animated 7-minute film in which Annie exposes the ugly truth about personal care products and the Cosmetics Industry with its dependence on harsh chemicals. The Industry’s pervasive use of toxic Full Text
When I first moved to New York City I couldn’t believe the number of amazing restaurants, cafes, and bakeries. Just heavenly!!! Then I discovered that New York was THE place to come to for some drool-worthy organic restaurants as well. Well, some are pricier then others, but definitely worth a visit if you’re planning to Full Text