When the weather turns cold your skin needs extra attention and TLC. It is natural to reach for your same old emollient from last year but why not try out a new artisanal line from Indie company Caseb Naturals. Already a niche hit at Whole Foods and online, Caseb Naturals offers a naturally therapeutic and organic skincare that soothes skin and preserves it.
Caseb Naturals is available online and at various Whole Foods stores.
August signals the time when many teens are off to college. Whether it is their freshman or senior year why not send them off with some truly fabulous bath and body products to start the year off right?
Jonathan Adler’s Pop Bath & Body Collection is full of decadently juicy scents and colors in both hand and body products. The high-end design appeals to many tastes and are pretty enough for display. The gorgeous, bold colors will brighten any trip to the dorm showers. Great for everyday use the fresh fragrances are reminders of summers past. Lush tomato and citrusy grapefruit wake you up after a long night hitting the books. Full of natural antioxidants and paraben-free these products are good for the skin and soul. Whether your junior chooses grapefruit and fig or grapefruit and tomato to clean up they will be moisturized and cleansed naturally from head to toe.
This time of year can be fraught with anxiety, especially for those in the middle-school set. Everything is changing for them and not just the switch from elementary school building to middle school. Their skin is doing its own little freak out routine. The best way to combat that is with a skincare line that is free of chemicals.
The whole Bellaboo line is available at www.bellaboobabe.com.
Don’t start the school year with just any old lunch box. The PlanetBox Complete is and eco-friendly way to pack healthy, waste-free lunches. This all in one solution makes it easy to pack a varied lunch which includes fruits, veggies and other food groups with it’s individual compartments that ensure that foods don’t touch or mix. Each set comes with 2 lidded containers with silicone rubber seals for packing wet foods, a carry bag made out of recycled materials and a set of magnets to decorate the top of the lunchbox. The carrying bag features two outside compartments: one to hold a water bottle and one to told a snack. PlanetBox is dishwasher safe but not designed for hot foods. It contains no lead, PVC, phthalates, or BPA and it’s made with safe, non-toxic, non-leaching materials for safety. Available in several different colors, the PlanetBox Lunchbox retails for around $60.
- Holly Duce
It’s time to head back to school. School supplies are at the top of the list but willa®, a new line of natural skincare products specifically for girls needs to be added to that list.
The idea behind willa® skincare is that great skin starts early. The care we give our skin as young girls (before the age of 18) is key to looking young and healthy when we are older. For example, 80% of sun damage is done in our teenage years. willa® has exceptional natural products packaged in a way that appeals to girls without being over the top or too complicated to use daily. There are 17 products in the willa® line so there is something for every skin type and need. willa® contains no chemicals, dyes or petroleum residues making safe and effective. There are no heavy perfumes or too thick creams that feel too grown-up. It’s just environmentally friendly skincare that speaks to girls with light jasmine or ocean scents. Great for sensitive skin and free of sulfates and parabens, the entire line features products like easy-to-use facial wipes, an acne spot click pen, Smile lip butters, body lotion, sunscreen and Start Fresh Foam Face Cleanser. All perfect for going back to school.
The kids are headed back to school and daily lunch making begins again. Are you conserving the earth’s resources by using reusable lunch boxes and snack bags? Rather than buying brown paper bags, plastic sandwich bags and other supplies that have to be replenished, not to mention fill up our landfills, consider a more eco-friendly option like Bumkins Lunch and Snack Bag sets. Each set includes 1 lunch bag, 1 large bag and 2 small snack bags. The insulated lunch bag features a Velcro closure while the sandwich and snack bags are zippered. Made from 100% polyester, these bags are machine washable or can be rinsed or wiped clean and dry quickly. Available in several different prints including a Dr. Seuss themed set. They retail for around $22.
- Holly Duce
EcoBags is all about providing eco-friendly products for kids and adults. For traveling or back-to-school, EcoGear Rolling Backpacks for kids are a great way to tote their belongings from one place to another. Made with natural cotton canvas with non-toxic dyes and rope materials, these handy backpacks feature a telescoping handle for ease of use and durable recycled wheels for a smooth roll. Recycled plastic components and sustainable wood accents give these bags a great look while being kind to the environment at the same time. Available in several different animal styles including Pig, Monkey, Puppy, Panda and more, lends fun to functionality making them perfect for easing back to school anxiety. EcoZoo backpacks retail for around $40.
- Holly Duce
School is just around the corner which means it’s time to start planning ahead for lunches and snacks. It’s important for kids to be fueled with healthy foods to stay alert and focused during the day. That’s why Odwalla created Odwalla Bars for Kids. Each bar contains 11-12 grams of organic whole grains, about 25% of the daily whole grains needs recommended by the Whole Grains Council and are a good source of fiber and calcium. These new snack bars are available in three kid-friendly flavors which include Strawberry Score, Chocolate Chip Kick and Banana Dunk. The on-the-go packaging makes it easy for kids to grab something wholesome on the run. Stock the pantry with Odwalla for Kids Bars for healthy snacking all year long.
- Holly Duce