I was looking through my desk the other day and realized I had a ton of clutter. I've been reading a few books that involve minimalism and only owning things that bring you joy. This concept was new to me because growing up, I was very fortunate to have more than I needed. I had more toys than I could play with, and more books than I could read. Minimalism is becoming a very hot topic in modern society because we take a lot for granted. Think about it: when are you going to wear that sweater that still has the tags on it? After reading these books, I realized I need to declutter my life, so why not document it?
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I recently got the chance to try the Canadian brand Carina Organics. Based out of Vancouver, Carina Organics is conscious about the environment which makes them a great eco-friendly brand. Their products are certified organic, septic safe, never tested on animals and hypoallergenic. With a philosophy to replace harmful chemicals and synthetic ingredients in products, what's not to like?
Nathan from Passionate Skincare is definitely passionate about his business! After getting to know Nathan a little bit more, I realized we both have similar skin problems and that's what drew me to collaborate with Passionate Skincare. I have scalp psoriasis and I am always looking for an ultra moisturizing cream to help me combat it. In addition to my psoriasis, I have asthma which makes me sensitive to strong smelling scents. That's where SkinFood from Passionate Skincare comes in!
I'm excited about this blog post because it gives you guys a chance to try something that I absolutely fell in love with! Urban Oreganics is a 100% natural, vegan skincare line which features organic and gluten-free products. I tried out 3 things from the line: Facial Mask in "Refresh", Cleansing Grains in "Refresh" and a Beet Tinted Lip Butter. Keep reading to see what I think of the products and to get your own coupon code so you can try your own Urban Oreganics picks!
Let's talk about natural laundry detergents! Eco Nuts are a natural alternative to conventional detergents. Did you know that many conventional laundry detergents in Canada are not legally required to list their ingredients on the labels? While many of these chemicals are not listed, several studies have proven that they contain lethal toxins. These chemicals can stay on the clothes (via fragrance or otherwise) and may cause serious health related problems.