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A Beauty Line that Donates 100% of Their Proceeds to Ecuadorian Rainforests

Balanced Guru's SEVA AMAZON Body Care Products

Balanced Guru’s SEVA AMAZON Body Care Products

In today’s marketing age, you’d be hard pressed to find a company that truly donates a decent portion of it’s proceeds to charity. You’ll see 5%, 10%, and maybe even 15%, but when’s the last time you saw 100% of a product’s proceeds go to a cause? We haven’t. This week, we introduce you to Balanced Guru who has launched a special Giving Back Program, a customized limited edition program designed for non-profit organizations to sell and fund their causes.

Through the Balanced Guru SEVA AMAZON Line featuring a Rainforest Body Balm, Rainforest Body Oil, and Rainforest Body Scrub100% of the profits from these three products will go towards saving the Yasuni National Park in Ecuador, part of our Amazon rainforest. For this, the brand is partnering with Off The Mat Into The World ( through their SEVA AMAZON challenge to help save one of the most diverse and rich ecosystems in the world.
Products include:
SEVA AMAZON: Rainforest Body Scrub
Raw Sugar Cane, Dead Sea Salt, Coffee Beans, Shea Butter, Agave Ferment, Avocado Oil
Would you like some sugar with your coffee? Better yet, add some Dead Sea Salt, Cinnamon and Clove to spice up the mixture. The end result is a rich and aromatic exfoliator for your whole body. As you scrub away dead skin cells, new ones take their place, leaving behind glowing and radiant skin. Nourishing Shea butter, avocado and coconut oils help protect and moisturize your skin.
SEVA AMAZON: Rainforest Body Balm
Cocoa Butter, Babassu Oil, Shea Butter, Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Lime Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil
Treat your whole body with a smooth and buttery body balm. Enriched with healthy butters and an invigorating blend of essential oils that will wake up your senses and moisturize your skin without leaving it greasy or tacky. Make sure you work it well into elbows, knees and even your feet. They’ll thank you later.
SEVA AMAZON: Rainforest Body Oil
Baobab Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sesame Oil, Avocado Oil, Argan Oil, Lavender, Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil
They decided that getting a massage should become a daily ritual, so they created a wonderfully scented soothing body oil. Baobab, Jojoba and Avocado are rich oils that will leave your skin soft and smooth. Sesame and Argan will balance your skin so that it never feels oily. Lavender, Orange and Geranium essential oils work together to create a nurturing scent that will linger throughout the day.

Neal’s Yard Remedies: Eco-Friendly Christmas Gifts

Neal's Yard Covent Garden

Neal’s Yard Covent Garden

When I lived in dear old Blighty there were a few things that captured my heart;  the amazing department store/grocery, Selfridge’s, a little organic Mexican restaurant called Wachaca, Borough Market, a fabulous outdoor market where you can get some of the tastiest oysters around, and an almost hidden, vibrantly colored street with an organic shop called Neal’s Yard Remedies.

So, imagine my joy when a friend of mine, Suzanne Burke, started selling their products stateside! That’s right. Neal’s Yard Remedies, one of the first certified organic beauty producers around, is available in the US for you to order easily online. There’s really something for everyone; from lotions, face washes, moisturizers, and candles to organic make-up and aromatherapy treatments.

Just a few of my favorite things...

Just a few of my favorite things…

As their website explains, “The skin is the body’s largest organ… and it’s been well documented that what you put on your skin ends up in your body (just think of nicotine patches). Over the last 50 years, tens of thousands of new chemicals have been developed, most of which have never been properly tested on humans… Surely it can be no coincidence that over the same time period, the incidences of illness such as eczema, allergies and even cancers have greatly increased.”

So why risk it and why not smell and look amazing in the process by giving the gift of organic beauty this holiday season?

Here are some of my top picks:

Organic Body Gift Set

Ginger & Vanilla Organic Body Collection Gift Set

Ginger and Vanilla Organic Body Collection Gift Set

Pamper with a warming shower and body lotion duo infused with exotic aromatic spices. Golden organic Sri Lankan ginger combines with the velvety sweetness of organic Madagascan Bourbon vanilla. Evoking the sensual, sun-soaked heat of the tropics, the organic aromatic spice blend brings warming comfort — relaxing mind and body for ultimate indulgence.

Ginger & Vanilla Shower Gel 200ml
Ginger & Vanilla Body Lotion 100m

Retails: $32.00
Mother & Baby Gift Box

Mother & Baby Gift Box

Mother & Baby Gift Box

This selection of luxurious organic skin balms (I love the Mother’s Balm. It feels grainy, but smells like honey and goes on smooth to soften and nourish like nothing else I’ve tried). Also included: massage oil, baby oil, and bath wash/shampoo. Pure, natural, and safe to use during pregnancy, after pregnancy, and on baby’s delicate skin.


  • Baby Balm 15g
  • Mothers Balm 50g
  • Pure Baby Oil 50 ml
  • Mothers Massage Oil 50ml
  • Baby Bath & Shampoo 100ml
  • Mothers Bath Oil 100ml
  • Organic Cotton Flannel

Retails: $80.00

Frankenscene Intense

Frankincense Intense

Frankincense Intense
This rich and intensely moisturizing cream is a clinically proven age-defence for all skin types. Powered by plant stem cells from Gardenia and a peptide complex, it has been shown to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, firm, tone, boost skin’s suppleness and instantly hydrate. It may seem thick for those with oily skin, but I have combination skin and, because the ingredients are so high quality, there were no clogged pores or break-outs. Simply amazing!
Retails: $90.00
These are just a few of my favorite things, but their make-up line is also stellar and their aromatherapy treatments = divine. You can even create your own. Suzanne knows the line inside and out, so feel free to reach out to her for recommendations and to purchase here:

Organic Beauty Must Haves For Travel Junkies

Inflight Travel Kit

The Organic Pharmacy In-flight Travel Kit

We first became familiar with The Organic Pharmacy when we were living in London and recently heard the news that you can now purchase their products here in the US. So, for the traveler who wants to keep their skin eco-fresh and free of toxins while traveling or on vacay, listen up!

Here are a few of travel ready products we think you should try out to get a taste of their goods:

The In-flight Kit

This is an essential kit for the frequent or long haul flyer, a mixture of homeopathic remedies, flower essences, and oils to soothe and support the body during flight. The kit includes: Arnica & Cocculus 30cH (14g), Coffea, Passiflora, Avena Sativa, Valeriana 6cH (14g), Cocculus, Tabacum, Petrolatum 6cH (14g), Rose Facial Spritz (10ml), Monoi Lip Gloss (5ml), Lip & Eye Treatment Cream (5ml), and Rose Herbal Hand & Nail Balm (5ml). Since I’m always so dry and suffering on flights (as much as I love a good jaunt), this one is great for the inflight re-boot.

Discovery Travel Kit

I’m all about travel and discovery so this kit is perfect for someone who wants to try something new. All developed using the latest scientific research to enhance and restore radiance to all skin types. They include four steps to beautiful skin – cleanse, hydrate, moisturize, and repair to reveal fresh, glowing and youthful skin. The kit contains:  Carrot Butter Cleanser 10ml, Herbal Toner 10ml, Antioxidant Face Gel 5ml, Antioxidant Face Firming Serum 5ml, Double Rose Rejuvenating Face Cream 10ml, and an Organic Muslin Cloth.

Rose Balm

Rose Balm

New Rose Balm

We’re all about multipurpose solutions to dry skin, nails, hair, or lips. Enter: a rich multipurpose soothing balm that you can use it anywhere, at anytime. Packed with seven super plant oils from argan, pomegranate, rose hip and calendula to nourish and repair skin – and really any part of the body – to keep it looking fabulously nourished.

Wonderful Skin? Look No Further Than Organic Skincare Line: SeabuckWonders

Natural-Skin-Care-ProgramI’ll be honest. At one point in my adult life, my skin looked like Britney Spears’ skin after a fast food bender. I think it had something to do with wearing too much make-up and eating too many carbs. It took a few years (and my husband’s wise words) to figure out the simple fact that less is more. Once I stopped wearing all that cover-up to cover-up my skin, it healed and looked better than ever. I also decided then to switch to healthier beauty products. Now, I try out a slew of different products and this recent product right here was one of my favorites.
Light, natural, and full of Omegas,  SeabuckWonders, a source for personal care products made from the Himalayan sea buckthorn berry, is also known as the Dr. Oz ‘miracle berry’, because the robust superfruit is packed full of powerful antioxidants, vitamins, essential fatty acids and the entire family of Omegas (3, 6, 9 AND the rare Omega 7) to enhance daily health and beauty.
What’s more?
SeabuckWonders is offering the first and ONLY full line of products made with 100% USDA Certified Organic Himalayan Sea Buckthorn. Products contain the highest concentration of sea buckthorn and Omega-7 for better results and come in an assortment of body lotion, supplements, facial cleanser, seed and berry oils, hydrating serums and creams.
SeabuckWonders products are also made of sea buckthorn oils only from the Tibetan Plateau. This is where high altitude, strong ultraviolet radiation, severe cold, scorching heat, and dry and barren soil have equipped the remarkable sea buckthorn plant with an extraordinary bio-defense mechanism that breeds substantial life-giving nutrients for enhancing health and beauty.  The Tibetan local green environment makes their sea buckthorn oils amazingly pure, naturally boosting the content of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E over other varieties, and the supercritical fluid extraction process in one of the most advanced facilities makes their sea buckthorn oils the best in quality. The fact that their products are certified organic is also a win win!
Facial Cream:  $19.97
Facial Cleanser:  $16.97
Deep Hydrating Serum:  $34.97
Body Lotion (winner of Delicious Living Beauty & Body Awards 2013):  $14.97
Berry Oil:  $15.97
Seed Oil:  $32.97
Omega-7 Complete:  $29.97
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