Be sun safe this summer!

This summer, make sure you and your family are protected from the sun by choosing the right sunscreen – one that not only protects you, but doesn’t harm you.

There are two ways that a sunscreen can protect the skin from sun damage: with a mineral barrier or a chemical one.

Mineral sunscreens use active mineral ingredients, such as zinc oxide and titanium oxide, which create a physical barrier to protect the skin from the sun. Most are broad spectrum (see below for more on this).

Chemical sunscreens use one or more chemicals including oxybenzone, which has been shown to penetrate the skin, get into the blood stream and act like estrogen in the body.

Don’t be fooled by a high sun-protection factor (SPF). SPF only protects from UVB rays, the ones that cause sunburn and non-melanoma skin cancers; UVA rays are actually more threatening. Look for a broad spectrum sunscreen (one that protects against UVA and UVB radiation).

Green Beaver – Canadian-made, certified organic sunscreens developed for all skin types. These hypoallergenic sunscreens are the perfect chemical-free solution to sun protection for adults and children. Light and fragrance-free, it’s gentle on the skin but fierce in its protection. Gluten-free, Organic Certified ingredients, Health Canada Approved, Hypoallergenic, Non-greasy, Non-nano, Non-silicone coated, Broad Spectrum, Non-Whitening, Water & Sweat Resistant (40 min), Biodegradable, broad-spectrum, smooth finish.

Thinksport Thinkbaby – new products! The Thinksport SPF 50+ Kids and ThinkBaby SPF 50+ Baby are the first sunscreens to pass Whole Foods Premium Care Requirements; are top rated by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) with a “1” rating since 2010; free of biologically harmful chemicals – no avobenzone, oxybenzone, or UV chemical absorbers; feature the highest level of Broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection (per FDA 2012 Rules)

Goddess Garden – Made with plant-based ingredients and natural minerals, Goddess Garden sunscreens provides powerful broad-spectrum protection. With its sheer, non-greasy application, and a refreshing scent from pure lavender essential oils, this is a sunscreen you’ll want to wear. Since it’s certified organic, reef safe and biodegradable, you’ll also feel good about wearing it!

Still have questions about which sunscreen you should use? Come in and talk to our knowledgeable staff!

Our May flyer is live!

Dr. Kate Rheaume, ND and author of Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little Known Vitamin Could Save your Life, reveals how you can live younger at any age. Read the flyer to learn more!

Great Gifts that Mom will LOVE – Day 2

{Great Gifts for Mom – Day 2} As a mom of 2 boys, sometimes (read often) I just need to dial back the energy in the house to chill… and maybe have it smell less like a locker room😉. I plug in one of these gorgeous diffusers, add a few drops off my favourite scent and shut the door.

Create your own chill-zone with a @nowfoodsofficial cool-mist diffuser and essential oils and save 10% off until Mother’s Day. Plus, save an additional 5% on the essential oils if you come to our Women’s Night on May 9th!

#lovemyboys #lovemytimetoo #mothersday#greatgifts #essentialoils #diffuser

FREE Lorna Vanderhaeghe shaker cup with purchase!

Buy an Active Collagen Powder or BEAUTYsmart with Collagen or PROTEINsmart & receive a FREE Deluxe Shaker Cup from Lorna Vanderhaeghe!!

ACTIVE COLLAGEN DRINK MIX – Hydrolized collagen and elastin polypeptides from wild fish. What to expect from this product: reduces the number of deep wrinkles in 28 days; reduces the depth of deep wrinkles; enhances collagen and elastin; increases skin moisture; improves skin elasticity; smoothes crepe-like skin.

BEAUTYSMART – Women’s whey with active collagen. What to expect from this product: reduces the number of deep wrinkles in 28 days; reduces the depth of deep wrinkles; enhances collagen and elastin; increases skin moisture; contains hormone and gluten-free whey protein isolate.

PROTEINSMART WITH CLA – Women’s whey with CLA. What to expect from this product: contains hormone-free, gluten-free, soy-free whey protein isolate; contains an effective dose of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA); aids weight loss with no diet change; balances blood sugar; controls appetite; delicious natural chocolate and vanilla.

 

Great Gifts that Mom will LOVE – Day 1

The countdown to Mother’s Day is on and, if you need a little help with gift ideas, we’ve got your back. Stay tuned as we’ll be featuring a new idea each day until the big day!

{Gifts for Mom – 1} We’ve got great deals on Everyone 3in1 soaps, lotions & hand soaps from @eoproducts . The full line is free of GMOs, gluten & synthetic fragrances and is made using plant extracts and essentials oils.
#gmofree #crueltyfree #essentialoils #glutenfree #greatbuy #giftsformom#mothersday

Local greens!

Local, organic greens are a sight for sore eyes at our shop and for everyone that wishes that winter would just leave. Thanks to Bluegrass Farm’s unique heated greenhouses, we can enjoy local greens even now!

The offerings will change each week, but will include:

  • organic purple daikon radish
  • organic spinach
  • organic mesclun mix
  • organic rutabaga