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Summer Prep with the Elemental Herbs SPF30 Sunstick

Elemental Herbs SunstickWe’ve raved about the products by Elemental Herbs before, and what better way to prepare for summer with some of their best selling products. This sunstick is an unscented SPF30 sunscreen with the active ingredient zinc oxide and has received the best rating on EWG’s Best Sunscreens list.

Find it on Amazon here. Or order it directly from our website here.

Great for Kids • Goes on Clear • Coral Reef Safe

Elemental Herbs Zinc Sunstick is ideal for the face, nose, ears and more. Broad UVA/UVB protection. In addition to the power-packed protection of zinc which goes on clear, our formula also includes a host of rich, skin-saving certified organic oils, including jojoba, coconut and avocado. Tested and approved by people like you, the sunscreen is chemical-free and coral reef safe.

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20% (Non-nanoparticle) Other Ingredients: Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba Seed) Oil*, Cera alba (Beeswax)*, Sesame indicum (Sesame Seed) Oil*, Copernicia cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Persea americana (Avocado) Oil*, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Tapioca Starch*, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter)*, Mauritia flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil*, Non GMO Tocopherol (Vitamin E). *Certified Organic by USDA/NOP standards.

One of Environmental Working Group’s Best Sunscreens

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Our Favorite Balm/Salve/Ultra Moisturizer

Add the Elemental Herbs All Good Goop to our best sellers list because this stuff is amazing! We love taking these little jars with us everywhere. This handcrafted organic healing balm is great for: cuts, scrapes, abrasions, minor burns, sunburn, insect bites, stings, dry and irritated skin, chapped lips, diaper rash, blisters, cracked or calloused hands, scars, and more.

We simply can’t get enough of it.

Full of Certified Organic and non-GMO ingredients, this stuff is safe, friendly, and a non-irritant.

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Shop our site here: http://nariahshop.com/Elemental-Herbs-All-Good-Goop-2oz.html

Best Sunscreens – Products that deliver

Nine Surprising Facts About Sunscreen

The Environmental Working Group is at it again with their education of sun protection, and it couldn’t come at a better time for Summer. To learn more about sunscreens and what makes them good or bad, head over to their blog post: Nine Surprising Facts About Sunscreen. Using this information, EWG has developed a list of the best sunscreens which we particularly enjoyed. Unsurprisingly, Elemental Herbs (which we sell here) was part of Best Sunscreens list in which they had the best ratings for performance and safety (effectiveness). To view the full list of sunscreens, go to their post here Best Sunscreens: Products that deliver.

The takeaway from all of this?  A good sunscreen’s role is to prevent sunburns which are a major cancer risk factor. The key is to use the correct sunscreen properly.

EWG has researched and ranked some of the more popular and safer beach and sport sunscreens to compile a list of Best Sunscreens. Elemental Herbs received the best evaluation rankings (lower number = better).

Nine Surprising Facts About Sunscreen

Elemental Herbs Sunscreen, SPF 30+
UVB PROTECTION SPF 30+
UVA PROTECTION EXCELLENT
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN LOW

ELEMENTAL HERBS® -  NATURAL SUNSCREEN SPORT SPF33

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Safety first! We take safety seriously with these new sunscreen formulas. You get the benefits of certified organic green tea and rose hip antioxidants and certified organic jojoba and extra virgin olive moisturizing oils. Now in a SPF 33 version with the safest sun protection ingredient: pure non-nano zinc oxide. Safe for coral reefs, safe for kids and safe for you. Slather‘em on and don’t worry, you won’t find a white residue left behind. So, play in the sun, relax when you can, and remember safety comes first!

  • UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum Protection
  • 100% GMO Free
  • Hypo-Allergenic
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Non-Nano
  • PABA Free
  • Paraben Free
  • Biodegradeable

Sport and Kids SPF 33: Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 22.5% (Non-nanoparticle). Additional Ingredients: Organic Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Juice*, Water (Aqua), Organic Camelia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract*, Glycerin, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride, Organic Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil*, Organic Mauritia Vinifera (Buriti) Fruit Oil*, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Methylcellulose, Stearic Acid, Organic Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Organic Butyrospermun Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Xanthan Gum, Less than 1% of Total Formula Preservative Blend (Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyhexyl Glycerin).

*Certified Organic by USDA/NOP standards.

When Looking Good Is Bad For Baby

Looking good doesn’t have to mean exposing your growing baby to toxic chemicals!

Check out these known dangers found in common personal care products as well as the safer alternatives to try while pregnant. Brought to you by the non-profit organization Healthy Child Healthy World, this infographic is a part of our Safer Pregnancy Resources campaign.

 

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New Natural Sunscreens! Certified Organic Ingredients, Hypo-Allergenic

UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum Protection • 100% GMO Free • Hypo-Allergenic • Gluten Free • Vegan • Non-Nano • PABA Free • Paraben Free • Biodegradeable

We take safety seriously with these new sunscreen formulas. You get the benefits of certified organic green tea and rose hip antioxidants and certified organic jojoba and extra virgin olive moisturizing oils. Now in a SPF 33 version with the safest sun protection ingredient: pure non-nano zinc oxide. Safe for coral reefs, safe for kids and safe for you. Slather‘em on and don’t worry, you won’t find a white residue left behind. So, play in the sun, relax when you can, and remember safety comes first!

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Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 22.5% (Non-nanoparticle).

Additional Ingredients: Organic Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Juice*, Water (Aqua), Organic Camelia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract*, Glycerin, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride, Organic Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil*, Organic Mauritia Vinifera (Buriti) Fruit Oil*, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Methylcellulose, Stearic Acid, Organic Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Organic Butyrospermun Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Xanthan Gum, Less than 1% of Total Formula Preservative Blend (Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyhexyl Glycerin).

*Certified Organic by USDA/NOP standards.

Our Natural Soy Candles, At A Glance

Nariah Natural Soy Candles – On Sale Now!

$5.99 to $17.59 /candle

Whether it's to create a mood, stir a memory, or just simply relax, our Natural Soy Candles are made with high quality natural and essential oils. These hand-poured soy candles are made in the USA and come in a variety of scents and sizes.

  • Sizes: 2oz, 5oz, 6oz, 7oz, 8oz
  • Scents: Fresh Linen, Marine, Orange Vanilla, Rosemary Mint, Stargazer Lily, Cinnamon Cider, Lavender Lemongrass, Pink Jasmine, Siberian Fir
  • Scent strength: Medium
  • Burn times: 20 hours (2oz) to 70 hours (8oz)


A Complete Guide To Clean [Almost] Anything

The staff over at Buzzfeed DIY are busy with tips and tricks to kick off this Spring. We all know what they’re referring… cleaning.

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Peggy Wang has kicked off Spring with some small and easy ways to tackle some common annoyances. Her A to Z guide “How To Clean (Almost) Anything And Everything” literally covers items from air vents to yoga mats. Read the full article here.

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You’re breathing in all that nasty dust and gray gunk! A rag, a knife, and some 409 should do the trick.enhanced-buzz-25948-1366905943-2Fill a spray bottle with 3 parts water to 1 part distilled white vinegar. Optionally, add a few drops of essential oil. Spray and wipe down the solution.

Do you have any tips or tricks for your Spring cleaning routine? Let us know in the comments section below!

Does the Deodorant You Buy Matter?

Dr. Adam Kallel, Chief Scientific Officer at Victrix Computational and Medicinal Chemistry Consultancy, explains the workings of our odors and how deodorant works against it:

Body odor is caused by the fermentation of perspiration by naturally occurring bacteria on the human body. Deodorant is just a formulation of scent, alcohol, and sometimes a bit of tricolsan to try to kill off some of the bacteria.

pHresh deodorant puts an end to odor-causing bacteria through the powerful antimicrobial ingredient Saccromyces Ferment, which is derived from vegetables and contains live enzymes that help absorb moisture and bring your armpit’s natural pH into balance.

pHresh contains no aluminum, no harsh chemicals, no gluten, no parabens (cosmetic preservatives), no glycols, and no artificial colors or ingredients.

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The soothing organic aloe is ideal for normal and sensitive skin. pHresh glides on smooth and won’t leave residue on clothes, as well as comes in several fresh scents and an unscented variation.

Here’s a complete list of the all natural ingredients and where they come from:

1. Aloe Barbadensis — Leaf juice that soothes and restores skin health
2. Propanediol – Corn-based skin moisturizer that binds other ingredients together
3. Zea Mays Starch – Maize-derived skin protectant that absorbs moisture
4. Sodium Stearate – Coconut and palm oils that clean and freshen skin
5. Silica – Minerals that absorb moisture and sweat
6. Saccharomyces Ferment – Plant juice that absorbs moisture and kills odor-causing bacteria
7. Stearyl Behenate – Plant acid that conditions and moisturizes skin
8. Carrageenan – Vegan alternative to gelatin that helps bind ingredients together
9. Lycium Barbarum – Fruit extract that acts as both astringent and skin conditioner
10. Glycerin – Plant-based oil that moisturizes skin
11. Lauryl Laurate – Plant based oil that conditions and moisturizes skin
12. Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride – Plant-based essential oils that provide natural fragrance
13. Leuconostoc — Radish root extract serves as an antifungal and antimicrobial agent

Steps to Cleaner Dishes, Naturally

Whether you’re getting help with the dishes or washing them yourself, we’ve gathered some tips to make it cleaner and easier.

  • Rinse with warm water to remove most of the food, remaining soap can develop into film
  • Don’t overload the dishwasher (don’t underload either, hand wash if you have just a few items)
  • Don’t overuse the detergent, more doesn’t necessarily mean cleaner
  • Use the correct cycle, use the eco mode if your dishwasher is equipped
  • Running hot water before you start the machine guarantees it will fill with hot water instead of cold
  • Clean your dishwasher monthly

Also, here are the two Better Life products we swear by when it comes to having clean dishes the natural way:

Better Life Automatic Magic, Natural Dishwasher Gel
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Better Life Dish It Out, Natural Dish Liquid
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