Clean Beauty Routine with Amanda Jo of Organic Bunny

In simpler explanation, natural products defined as naturally produced substance from  a living organism—that is, found in nature and minimally processed. When pertaining to food, it is widely known that over processing can negatively affect the nutritional composition of a product. 

And as we all strive for a healthier lifestyle,  terms like “natural and “organic” can  greatly influence our buying decisions. Afterall, reducing carbon footprint is the best we can do to take part of the wellness trend as means of taking care of ourselves and our loved-ones. Taking our own initiative to look and understand the labels can truly help us what brands really means when using those terms.

When it comes to organic beauty products, using a natural alternative creates a sense of responsibility for both consumers and manufacturers. However, cosmetics made with organics ingredients cannot be easily determined as “safer” than those made with other sources. For example, many plants, whether or not they are organically grown, contain substances that may be toxic or allergenic. 

The term “organic” is regulated and oversees by the National Organic Program (NOP). The NOP regulations include a definition of “organic” and provide for certification that agricultural ingredients have been produced under conditions that would meet the definition. They also include labeling standards based on the percentage of organic ingredients in a product.

Companies and individuals who market cosmetics have a legal responsibility to ensure that their products and ingredients are safe for the intended use. 

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Finding the best and safe ingredients on beauty brands can be daunty and tough. Luckily, there are blogs and websites like Amanda Jo of Organic Bunny that provides the best information to help women find their best product match and live healthily and look beautiful. 

Such blog can help women reshape their dangerous makeup, skincare, and hair routines and create a beautiful look without the damaging effects of conventional beauty products. Amanda Jo of Organic Bunny believes that every woman should go through her beauty and skincare products and find out which might be responsible for causing health issues in the future.

You can find detailed reviews on Amanda Jo’s site on home products, skincare, makeup, and hair care. The Organic Bunny also provides tips for transitioning from a conventional “dirty” beauty routine to a clean alternative.

Here’s 3 simple ways to incorporate clean beauty in your routine:

1. Do your research. 

You can use to help to identify the hazard score of the items you are currently using.  They have listing of verified brands that earns their green verified checkmark! They are dedicated for health-conscious consumers and  promotes commitment to your integrity of using the highest quality ingredients that are safe.

2. Evaluate and toss out.

Trim down products to essential. Determine products that you need to get rid of. Stay up to date and keep well informed. 

Some common beauty ingredients to avoid are parabens, fragrances, aluminum compounds, ethoxylated agents, formaldehyde, refined petroleum, hydroquinone, talc, triclosan, silica and oxybenzone.

3. Know your brand. 

Simplify the process by choosing a brand that focuses on clean beauty. Read the labels and get familiarized with skincare ingredients from A-Z.

Remember that clean beauty equates to maintaining less toxic products and more of natural beauty. Finding your match and preferred beauty products can be a matter of test and trial, confusing and complicated  but will definitely be worth all the hassle knowing you are not  using toxic products that can cause cancer or other problems.

Cheers to Self-Care and Enhancing Physical Feature!

Hello 2018! ♢♢♢

In my previous post I shared the \”9 basic healthy living principle\” which I got from my Intentional 2018 support group. Every beginning of the year, most of us are very much excited in setting our resolutions to have something to look forward to and have that self-improvement, business or money goals at least carefully planned.
But, how many of us actually achieved our New Year\’s goals?

Last year I vowed to be a \’frugal mom\’ and to carefully monitor our expenses as to put aside more savings and fund our investment. Now, how was it? I scored 11/20! I barely passed, right? I struggled not to buy anything nice for myself. I struggled to look away from the brands that offers high quality material and even a comfortable lifestyle.

The reason? I choose high quality items over the cheap one wherein I believed cheap items becomes expensive in the long run so I prefer to buy quality instead. After all, low price doesn\’t always means good value, right? So there, I\’m excuse!

Next, I vowed to \’Self-care\’ which includes going an extra mile for skin care routine that means extra cost. I even tagged my husband for a new level of skin care program and we are sharing collagen night creams and sunscreens.

Well, who knows? I might even go for a Bellesoma Method for a breakthrough in enhancing the natural beauty. It\’s true that we can\’t please everyone, but we have the power to please ourselves as we like. Feeling and looking good can do wonders and can lift our moods! No one else\’s opinion matters but our own, remember that.

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Oh, I think I needed this method!

Anyway, looking back from my last year\’s goals and how I partly achieved it clearly makes a satisfactory rating. What matters is that I took a step in making it possible. And with this year\’s Intentional 2018, I vowed to increase the monthly savings that we are putting aside and find ways to generate more income.
The Top Intentional 2018 includes: continuing the goal to more Savings, Self-Care and Family Travel. My fave quote for this year was:

\”If given the choice of where to spend any extra money, it\’s to take my family for a special experience.\”

And for me, having another extra also means having the chance to experience a different level of enhancing beauty that fosters confidence and emphasize physical features. Oh sure, I am shelling out cash for Health and Beauty and actually cannot get away without spending for products and treatments.

This is considered another justifiable expense especially on physical health and wellness. Someone said that you cannot put a price on health or beauty, True! It is a bit expensive but the amount spent was definitely worth it. 💕