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Celebrating a Healthier You in 2014

Last June, I started my blog by touching on the subject of wellness and small steps we could take towards improving our health.

Where are you today on your wellness spectrum?

Are you working less hours at the office? Taking at least 5-10 minutes a day to meditate? Exercising more? Choosing healthier food choices?

With New Year’s but a few days away, we always think “oh another year” we have all the time in the world to work on goals.

Whipped Butter Recipe #1

whipped butter in container

Ever since moving 30 minutes away from the city, I find the air here cooler, drier and of course wreaking havoc on my skin. A few days after settling in, my skin was so dry and scaly, I found it flaking onto my black clothes (the horror!:O).  I knew I had to whip up a batch of body butter for the rescue. I have spent the past year and a half creating lotions, lip salves, mixing melt and pour soap but this is the first time I have ever had a go at whipped butter.

Need to buy a gift for someone who suffers from contact allergies?

Ah, Christmas, such a happy time of the year.

Over the years at Christmas time, I remember receiving fragranced hand creams and floral scented skin care products from my patients and friends and how much I really enjoyed those moments. That is, until I developed contact allergies. Now, I cannot use any product with chemical sunscreen actives, nickel or synthetic fragrances. I have to be conscious of what I use (sigh).

Leaping Bunny has Holiday Discounts for Shoppers

If you’re familiar with cruelty free cosmetics, then you’re familiar with This animal protection group (comprised of many groups) has created a page to help those who support cruelty free products this holiday season. Visit their page and click on the holiday deals for the tree of savings from vendors (there are 3 trees full of savings!). Hover over the ornaments on the trees to check out savings and details.