Taking Stock of Toxins

If you read health magazines, newsletters, blogs or even tweets, you will find experts telling you how to rid your body of toxins. And the methods they suggest can sometimes sound extreme:

  • Juice fasting for several days
  • Colonic cleansing
  • Flushing your kidneys
  • Blood chelation
  • Drink this, eat that, don’t drink or eat anything!

If the article is honest it will say to discuss this with your doctor. Not all methods are appropriate for all bodies and in some cases these processes may cause damage. Your body is made to filter out toxins in a variety of ways so anything you do should be done in moderation.

Every day, every hour, even every minute your body breathes air in, absorbs oxygen, breathes out carbon dioxide. The cilia in your lungs filter air born particles and you sneeze them out. While that is happening your digestive system is taking in what you eat and disassembling it into nutritional components, waste material, and liquids. When it is done you expel the liquid and solid waste and that includes anything your body did not know what to do with. Your lymphatic system, your liver, your sweat glands, all help your body filter and keep only desired material while the rest is processed away from the body.

So what can you do to help your body? It’s simple: bring less toxins in! Drink plenty of clean, clear water to assist your body in its natural processes. Choose organic, fresh fruits and vegetables wherever possible. Avoid heavily processed foods, and foods that contain large amounts of sodium or trans fats. Avoid fried foods or charred meats which have been found to deliver carcinogens to your body.

Think about the cleansers you use. Do they have long warning labels instructing you to use gloves and only use in a well-ventilated area? That label is telling you something. Take a good look at your supply of household cleansers and see if you can make changes for products that are less dangerous but just as effective. There are many on the market now!

Look at your shampoo, your bath soap, and your skin care. You want to avoid anything with suIlfates, parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde or triclosans. If you choose products like those sold by Beach Organics Skin Care you will also be choosing products that are made from organic, vegan sources. This means your skin will absorb less toxins for your body to defend against.

That’s really the key here. If you do not fill your body full of toxins, your body will be able to filter them out just fine. Start small, begin to replace things in your life and let’s see how clean your life can get!

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Spring Into Summer!

Don’t you love the moment when the weather turns the corner and you can go to the beach, go tubing down the river, paddle across the lake in a canoe, or just run through the sprinklers laughing like a teenager?! There is something about those moments when the first day of Spring turns the weather warmer and you want to dress less and jump into water. We all want to give in to that temptation! But here at Beach Organics Skin Care we would like to insert a word of caution: take time to put on your sunscreen or sunblock before you greet the friendly sun!

It will only take a few seconds and it will protect your skin without interfering with your afternoon of fun. If you choose carefully it will also protect your skin without harming the environment. Beach Organics biodegradable sunscreen is ocean-ready because it is reef-friendly. No need to worry what chemicals are washing off into the ocean. You can just have fun. And even if you are splashing about on an inner-tube in the river, you still don’t want to have toxins on your skin mixing with the river water and polluting it. Choose carefully and make sure your sun protection is paraben and phthalate free. Make sure it uses mineral protection against the sun instead of chemical. And make sure it screens out both UV-A and UV-B rays.

Our sunscreen comes in SPF 15 and SPF 30 and is certified organic and cruelty-free so you know it is safe to use on your body and on your children. Buy it here and start enjoying your warm-weather fun! If the beach is your favorite destination, consider picking up some of our wonderful Beachgoer SandAway to magically remove sand from your legs and feet so you get back in your car without getting salty sand all over your carpet! Have a wonderful time this Spring and Summer!

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You Smell Wonderful!

Why do people eat organic, prefer a non-toxic soap, but still reach for an antiperspirant off the supermarket shelf? We think they just haven’t tried an all-natural deodorant in a long time. They are remembering a time almost a decade or so ago when “natural” meant you were going to smell sweaty. There isn’t a woman around who wants to smell anything other than wonderful.

The days of the ineffective aluminum-free deodorant are gone, fortunately. Years of study have taught us what combinations of essential oils and other safe ingredients are effective and yet non-toxic for people to use. You know we mean what we’re telling you because we are based right here in Cocoa, Florida! If a deodorant works in Florida, you won’t have to worry anywhere else!

What does our deodorant smell like? Our scents are formulated to go with our other products so you have the same lovely scent in your body lotion that you do in your deodorant. You can choose from:

  • Lemongrass
  • Lemon / Lavender
  • Patchouli
  • Peppermint
  • Rose Geranium

All are certified organic, certified vegan, paraben-free, aluminum-free, and developed with NO animal testing. You will smell great, be healthier, and the environment will thank you! Best of all, you will smell wonderful all day long.

Not convinced? Watch a review of our deodorant on YouTube and you will see what we mean. You will be delighted with the all-day-long protection our organic deodorant delivers and the mildness of the ingredients. We use only the finest essential oils to provide our refreshing scents. Never chemical perfumes or artificial fragrances that could irritate your skin.

Read more about our deodorants on our product page and chose the scent that is right for you. If you combine your order with additional products and the total comes to more than $50 you will receive free shipping! Free shipping and non-toxic? What a combination.

Click here for Beach Organics amazing 100% organic deodorants.

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Naturally We’re Organic!

What do phrases like “all natural” and “natural ingredients” or “natural processes” really mean? Well, according to the FDA they don’t have to mean anything. There is no official FDA regulated standard for “natural” or “all natural.” That’s why you see it so often on products with no other certification or reassurance about what you are really getting. This puts a bit of an extra burden on any company that does want to really sell “natural” products to their customers.

organicAfter all, with everyone using it, how will you know when a company like Beach Organics really means it? We pondered that for a while and then decided to turn to the highest standards and get ourselves and our processes certified organic. This is a harder certification to earn than you would think. But when you see it, you know we are assuring you that our commitment to a more natural way of life is real and tested and held to the highest standards.

Additionally, we wanted you to know that our commitment to non-toxic, non-chemical, non-gmo products does not stop there. We are also certified by PETA and Leaping Bunny as cruelty-free products. When you use our bath and beauty products you get a clean body and a clear conscience!

Why do we go to all that trouble? To assure you that your trust in us is not misplaced. To assure you that your needs and your commitment to the environment is met by our own. You don’t have to wonder what we mean by “natural,” you know we mean that we are using certified organic and vegan ingredients with only the purest manufacturing methods to turn out wonderful skin pampering lotions and soaps that you can enjoy and give to friends and family with confidence. If this is your first time visiting our website, please click here to try our wonderful products. We think you’ll love them!

Beautiful Hair, Naturally

What would you do to get beautiful hair? Go to any bath and beauty store and the aisles with hair products are full of expensive preparations that promise you less frizz, more shine, more body, less split-ends, stronger shafts, healthier tresses. The sad fact is that we would not need to work so hard to restore health to hair if we used better shampoo to begin with. And “better” does not have to mean “more expensive.” Just using a natural shampoo that does not strip all the oil out of hair guarantees that the hair will not need so much “revitalization” and “repair.”

It just makes sense. If the hair isn’t broken, it doesn’t need to be repaired. And modern daily living just doesn’t tear down hair shafts because we are not out in the elements all day on horseback or hoeing a garden to grow our food as pioneer women did. So how can our hair be unhealthy? The secret is in the shampoos we buy in the health & beauty aisles of most stores. The ingredient used to cleanse your hair is the foaming agent, SLS or sometimes SLES, sodium laureth sulfate. This ingredient is a detergent, a foaming and sudsing agent, and a degreasing chemical. It makes big foamy suds, strips your hair of all the natural oils, and is a known skin and eye irritant. It is effective as a cleanser and it is harsh and damaging to your hair.

While it is breaking down the oils in your hair and carrying them away down the drain it is also irritating your skin and stripping the oils off your back, hands, arms and anything else it touches. No wonder hair develops split ends and you find yourself pouring lotion almost daily on your hands. As a detergent it is very effective. As a product to promote beautiful hair it is a disaster.

What if you chose not to wash your hair with chemical detergents and instead chose a shampoo created from pure, organic and vegan ingredients like aloe vera, coconut oil, rosemary, green tea and glycerin? You guessed it, your hair would not need to be “repaired” by additional products. Your scalp would not itch; your hands would not be as dry.

But would your hair really look beautiful and shiny? Absolutely! Using a natural, cruelty-free shampoo is better for you, better for the environment, and makes you look even better! Get ready to stop using harsh chemical detergents and enter the world of soothing, natural cleansing with Beach Organics All Natural Shampoos!

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We Have Good Scents!

Women juggle a lot of tasks and have tremendous expectations placed on them throughout their day. It’s no wonder that many women cherish their weekly manicure or massage. Some look forward to that soothing bath that will ease away the cares of today.

Science is learning that it isn’t just the tasks and goals that we try to achieve that affect how we feel. Sound, sight, scent, and touch all play a part in how stress builds up. Picture this: you’re in a meeting, trying to get a difficult group to agree on several agenda items when a leaf blower fires up on the property next door. RRRRRRRRRRRRRR RRRRR RRRRRR. Suddenly, a random sound has made you angry. What you “sense” affects how you act, how you feel, how you perceive and are perceived.

So what about the sense of smell? It is said that the sense of smell is one of our least understood senses but most important. According to science it plays a big role in choosing a mate, choosing a food, and moderating our moods. We are not happy when we don’t like the smells around us. Beach Organics understands this and understands, most importantly, that not all people respond the same way to the same scents. We also understand that the right scent can lift your mood, while another can encourage you to relax. So we have created our amazing bath and body products in “families” of scents created with pure, organic, essential oils. And we have made it easy for you to purchase them based on the scent or scent combination that best suits your mood!

Think about it for a moment. When you are smoothing on an after bath lotion do you want it to relax you with lavender? Awaken you with mint? Freshen your day with citrus? Only you know what will put a smile on your face, but we’ve made sure you will find it here. Shop Beach Organics Natural bath and body products by scent. It’s the scent-sible way to buy!

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Is Your Skin Irritated?

Do you have skin that is easily irritated? Do you find that the free and clear laundry detergents work better for you? Or do you avoid detergents altogether? There can be many reasons why your skin is so sensitive and one of the culprits might be your bath soap or your shampoo. Why would soap or shampoo made just for your bath make your skin more sensitive?

Sometimes the ingredients are not as gentle as the label would have you believe. The label might say something like “with moisturizing coconut oil and jojoba.” But the word “with” is a dead giveaway. When you read the ingredients label you will find that the coconut oil and jojoba are only a tiny fraction of the actual formula. As you read through the ingredients the second or third ingredient is probably a sulfate like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS if they just use the abbreviation. What is that? It is a foaming agent or detergent. It can be found in laundry soap, engine degreaser, and floor cleaner. Why is it in your soap or your shampoo? Because it foams and cuts through oils.

And that is where problems come in. Your skin needs the natural oils that protect it from wind, from drying, and from surface contaminants. But when the SLS strips away your natural skin oils it leaves your skin more open to infection, to drying, cracking and irritation. What can you do? Change the soap and shampoo you use to a gentler preparation. Organic or natural skin care products like Beach Organics are made with no SLS and no parabens or phthalates. That means your skin can protect itself naturally and you may find you are not as prone to irritations as you once were.

If you feel you’d like to try a better soap product than the one you’ve been using, give our organic all-natural soap a try!

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Florida Today Highlights Susan Moore of Beach Organics Skin Care

Susan Moore, owner of Beach Organics Skin Care doesn’t turn the spotlight on herself normally. But Florida Today did a little digging into Moore’s current passions and past accomplishments and wrote a beautiful article.

The piece focuses on Moore’s passion to achieve and personal belief in giving to others which have come together in the organic skin care line, Beach Organics Skin Care, that Moore founded in Cocoa Beach. Creating a health-promoting personal care line has allowed Moore to give back so much to women who are concerned about the health effects of some ingredients commonly found in skin care and hygiene products today. Moore’s belief in healthy living is apparent in the purity of her products and the Organic Certification that Beach Organics Skin Care has worked hard to achieve.

Moore entered the skin care field as part of her own commitment to healthy living but found that good quality skin care products were not always healthy or good for you. She combined her commitment to excellence with her desire for quality products and produced the Beach Organics line which includes all pure and natural moisturizers, scrubs, shampoo and conditioner, lip balms and deodorant.

Typically, all of this success has not gone to Moore’s head. She is very active in local not-for-profits and donates both time and money to many of the charities that make life livable for Cocoa seniors, children, and women.

You know her as the president of the company that makes fine organic bath and beauty products, but read this article and the woman behind the product emerges. You’ll love her as much as you love the wonderful soaps she has created!

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These Feet Are Made For Walking

Feet are the subject of worry for a lot of women. We want them to look sleek and sexy, dainty and feminine. But we also want them to successfully carry our weight, never slip, and not complain when we slide on those towering heels or pointed toe pumps! We ask a lot from our feet and sometimes the skin really shows it.

That’s where a lot of women have a conflicted relationship with their feet. They want to take better care of them but don’t want to wear ugly shoes. They want to keep the skin nice but tend to forget about their feet and then try to play “catch up” attacking them with a pumice stone or a PedEgg or other implement to take off the build up of dead skin. It doesn’t have to be that difficult.

The same delicious sugar scrub that you use on rough skin on your elbows or hands will work wonders on your feet if you use it regularly. If your feet are often on display or the subject of your attention, try this beauty routine:

The last few minutes in your bath or shower, sit down on the edge of the tub and massage your feet with Beach Organics Hawaiian Plumeria Sugar Scrub. Pay careful attention to the soles of your feet, the edges of your toes, and the sides of your heels.

When your feet feel softened and smooth, take about a teaspoon of our Tropical Smoothie Body Butter and massage it in to each foot.

Then pull socks on and let your feet luxuriate in the bliss of pampering over night.

You don’t have to do that every single night, but if you could do it at least three nights a week you would be amazed at the difference. Your feet would be happier, cleaner, softer and would smell delicious. And, really, it doesn’t take that long. Your feet are worth it!

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A Very Intimate Look at Love

Beach Organics is excited to announce a truly breakthrough product – a certified organic personal lubricant. The most intimate product we’ve ever made for the most sensitive parts of your body. No SLS, no parabens, no chemical additives of any kind – just the luscious lubrication of Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Aloe Butter, and Organic Cocoa Butter to give you a personal satisfaction you have to experience to believe.

If you suffer from vaginal dryness, or just use a personal lubricant to enhance pleasure and avoid discomfort, you are going to love Certified Orgasmicâ„¢ from Beach Organics. The delicious organic coconut oil base is antibacterial and antifungal so it does your body good while it is enhancing your pleasure and your partner’s. We have carefully formulated it to be non-staining so you don’t need to worry about your clothes or your bedding.

If you’ve used other lubricants before, you’ll be amazed at how wonderful it feels to use Certified Orgasmic. And you won’t need to worry about what you are applying to your body with this all natural plant-based formula. You and your partner will experience prolonged comfort, heightened pleasurable sensitivity and a truly sensual experience with no petro-chemicals, no preservatives, just natural pleasure.

Certified Orgasmic is also safe for use with latex products and odor-free. It contains no fragrances or perfumes. Best of all, it is the perfect consistency – never watery or too thick, always just right for your pleasure and comfort. Your partner will love it, and love you even more. You’ll love your new feelings and the way discomfort has been banished.

If you’re ready to try our wonderful new Certified Orgasmic just click here and we’ll ship it to you right away. Prepare yourself for the most sensuous experience you can have with an organic and vegan product!

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