Thursday, February 25, 2010


Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief

We all deal with stress every day, and every day our bodies strive to adapt and stay balanced and healthy. In Adaptogens, authors David Winston and Steven Maimes provide a comprehensive look into adaptogens, non-toxic herbs such as ginseng, eleuthero, and licorice, that produce a defensive response to stress in our bodies.

Formerly known as rejuvenating herbs or tonics, adaptogens help the body to “adapt” to the many influences it encounters. They increase stamina and counter the normal effects of aging and thus are becoming important tools in sports medicine and in the prevention and treatment of chronic fatigue and other stress-related disorders.

Winston and Maimes present the historical uses of these herbal remedies in India, Russia, China, and the Americas and explain how they work and why they are so effective at combating stress-induced illness. Monographs for each adaptogen also present the latest scientific research and include the origin, traditional use, actions, properties, preparation, and dosage for each herb.

Monday, February 22, 2010


"Curamin is an all-natural dietary supplement. It is a powerful formulation of: Curcumin, curcuminoids, dl phenylananine, Boswellia and Nattokinase.
Curamin enhances the body’s natural defense mechanisms for the relief of pain due to overuse.*"

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

ISUN Ruby Facial Oil

"Our nourishing, moisture-balancing facial herb-oils are pure integrity with absolute organic vitality. Nourishing blends of concentrated plant-infused oils with synergistic essential oils and the subtle energies of corresponding gemstones, are rich in plant-based antioxidants and skin-calming properties. A high level of essential fatty acids support a healthy moisture barrier protection that promotes balanced skin hydration for all skin types. Unlike creams that can clog pores, pure, deep-penetrating oils do not. The natural active antioxidant properties of the herbs and oils help prevent premature aging in young skin and slow down signs of aging in more mature skin. Each oil is individually formulated to support a healthy complexion for three basic skin types – dry, normal and sensitive, and oily. The holistic effect of each oil is enhanced with the subtle energizing qualities of a gemstone included in every bottle of oil."

Thursday, February 18, 2010

To-Go Ware

To-Go Ware is bringing back it's original tiffin, the Classic, now with sidekick included!

The To-Go Ware Classic is a clever little food carrier. Two separate units keep side dishes from running into the main course. A sweet little tiffin sidekick comes inside for toting dressings or sauces on the side. It's easy to carry and clean, but hard to live without. Great for cold or hot foods, and great for the planet, too! This tiffin is also perfect for tots to tote their lunch, with easy to assemble components. 100% stainless steel, it's non-leaching, making it safer than plastics. And great for grown-ups, too.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Passion Aromatherapy Bath Salts

A Bath for Two - or Just For You!

Passion makes the most romantic and memorable bath! Made with 100% pure essential oils traditionally known for their aphrodisiac and tension-relieving properties, this bath excites and nourishes the body into renewed energy and passion. Rose and Safflower petals float in the "scentual" waters, making this a beautiful spa treatment to step into. An especially skin-softening bath containing nothing artificial, this salt blend uses organic beet powder for it's brilliant color.
A very dramatic and special bath - the ruby-colored waters are revitalizing and helpful for getting "in the mood"! Passion contains a unique blend of salts especially high in iron and trace minerals, organic beet powder, rose and safflower petals, 100% pure essential oils of tangerine, ylang-ylang, cardamom, and others. Use a cotton bag or tie in a cloth if you do not wish to have flowers floating in the tub.
Use this bath as a personal indulgence anytime you need a little love...or as an aphrodisiac adventure for two!

Friday, February 12, 2010

February is the Month for Love. . .

Good Clean Love!

Good Clean Love is a certified Coop America Green Company that promotes "making love sustainable" through the use of green products to enhance intimate relationships. Their products are cruelty free, 99.99% vegan, petro-chemical and paraben free and are made with 100% natural and organic ingredients.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Gift of Love Candles

A Gift of Love candles from Sunbeam Candles are 100% beeswax and are created using solar power, cotton wicks and earth-friendly dyes. Small batches are hand-poured and made with love for that someone special in your life!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Love Potion #9

And you thought it only existed in a song!

Love Potion #9 is formulated by The Herbalist, a Northwest company that uses only certified organic and ethically wild-harvested fresh or freshly dried herbs.
Their website says "Love Potion #9 is an exotic tonic possessing aphrodisiac properties that arouse the fires of passion and desire and spark the imagination. It promotes healthy libido, energy, and sustained endurance and stimulation for romantic encounters. The herbs also have mood modulating qualities to relax one into just the right mood."

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sacred Sensuality Bath Salts

From Shepard Moon Concoctions

Sweet Orange, Lavender, Ginger CO2 and Ylang Ylang

Created for romantic indulgence--- an often overlooked “therapy” for healing the body, mind, and spirit! This aryuvedic blend was created to open the bottom four chakras to enhance creativity and sexuality. Romance has been found to improve circulation, elevate mood and bring feelings of joy, contentment and bliss!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Heart of Yoga

By TKV Desikachar

TKV Desikachar is the son of Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who lived to be over 100 years old and was one of the most well respected and well known yogis of the modern era. Desikachar lived and studied with the great master all his life and now teaches the full spectrum of Krishnamacharya's yoga. The core of this teaching is that practices must be continually adapted to the individuals changing needs to achieve the maximum beneficial effect. In The Heart of Yoga, Desikachar offers a distillation of his father's system as well as his own practical approach which he describes as "a program for the spine at every level - physical, mental and spiritual." He discusses poses and counterposes, conscious breathing, meditation and philosophy and shows how the yoga student may develop a practice tailored to his or her current state of health, age, occupation and lifestyle.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Quince Body Moisturizer. . .

Refresh and moisturize skin with plant oils and extracts of quince seed, blackthorn and carrot. This light cream from Dr. Hauschka protects the skin from dryness, leaving it soft and toned.

Quince seed extract hydrates to help maintain healthy moisture balance
Blackthorn and sage extracts strengthen
Jojoba and olive oils replenish and nourish dry skin
Leaves skin soft and toned

Now packaged with a convenient pump cap

Friday, February 5, 2010

Camamu's Unrepentant Rose Bath Soap

"Camamu's utterly natural, artisan bath soap is handcrafted from scratch in Portland, Oregon using nourishing, moisturizing and replenishing food-grade vegetable oils. Our soaps' evocative aromas result from essential oil blends that subtly benefit the skin and psyche, while their color and texture are derived from plant and culinary material - organically grown whenever possible. Sustainably produced, Camamu's soap is fully biodegradable and, except for two soaps containing honey and one new soap made from goat's milk, completely vegan. Using the cold-process method of soap making ensures that our soaps contains their full complement of naturally occurring glycerin which softens and soothes the skin. You will never find animal fats, sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, mica, mineral ores, synthetic ("botanical") fragrances or any other type of artifice in any of our products."

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Care

Natural renewal for timeless beauty

"At Weleda, we’re celebrating your timeless beauty with a skin-renewing natural wonder—antioxidant-rich pomegranates from organic farms in Turkey.
Pomegranate Regenerating Body Care is our most powerful beauty line yet, proven effective to help prevent and reverse visible signs of aging, such as dryness, diminished elasticity in the skin and age spots.
The 100% organic pomegranate seed oil in our new Regenerating Body Care product line helps to promote skin renewal, protects against skin-damaging environmental influences and enhances your skin’s vitality and natural radiance."

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage

By John M. Gottman, Ph.D., and Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D., and Joan DeClaire
The bestselling author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work and The Relationship Cure, among other books, John Gottman is a professor of psychology, an elected fellow of the American Psychological Association, and the recipient of numerous awards and commendations. He and Julie Schwartz Gottman are the founders and directors of the Gottman Institute and the Relationship Research Institute in Seattle.
Julie Schwartz Gottman established the Gottman Institute’s Marriage Clinic and serves as its clinical director. A clinical psychologist, she is in private practice in Seattle, where the couple lives.
Joan DeClaire is a writer specializing in psychology, health, and family issues.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Big Dipper Wax Works

Beeswax Heart Pillar

These 100% beeswax pillars are long-burning and are individually hand-poured in small batches. All-natural, and free of paraffin and other toxins, these pillars burn clean and soot free, with a steady, healthy sized flame that radiates a spectrum of light that matches that of the sun. As always, the wicks are made from 100% cotton and contain no lead or metal.

Monday, February 1, 2010

New! Bulk Organic Raw Cacao Powder

Is chocolate good for you?

"Numerous studies have suggested that the guilty pleasures of chocolate may not be quite so guilty after all. Cacao beans and nibs, the raw materials for making chocolate, are high in flavonoids, contain more antioxidants than most fruits and appear to lower cholesterol in people with high cholesterol. In fact, the whole cacao fruit was used medicinally among the Maya, Olmec and Aztecs, and was spread from there to Europe after the Spanish conquest of those peoples. From the 16th through the 20th centuries, medical texts reported no less than 100 medicinal uses of cacao. Most commonly, the uses were to encourage weight gain, stimulate appetite, stimulate the nervous system and improve digestion and elimination. Of course, we know cacao as the source of chocolate, the decadently delicious, luxurious guilty pleasure. There are, however, some very good reasons that chocolate is a worldwide favorite food and flavoring, and scientists are discovering more of them every day. Among their discoveries: - Dark chocolate, which contains more cacao and less fats and sugars, can positively benefit the cholesterol profile - Cacao provides the same amount of antioxidant polyphenols as a glass of red wine - Cacao stimulates the production of natural antidepressants in the body, as well as containing its own stimulants, theophylline and caffeine- Cacao beans are rich in magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and potassium. They are also a good source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and pantothenic acid.
Cacao beans and nibs contain a number of constituents that have been proven beneficial healthwise, but it's worth noting that many of these constituents are destroyed or lessened by processing. Health practitioners recommend that anyone interested in eating cacao for its health benefits use raw, unprocessed cacao beans and nibs rather than processed chocolate.
Anyone with a sensitivity to chocolate should avoid eating cacao beans or nibs. The active polyphenols and other substances in cacao can trigger migraines and cause other allergic reactions in sensitive people."

*For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.