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 Orgasmic™ 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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Your Body is Thirsty

There’s nothing your skin likes more than a good lotion that will moisturize those thirsty skin cells. But many people tend to moisturize their face and hands, and then think about their feet, and ignore everything in between. In the summer, sometimes the only lotion a body gets is sunscreen and in the winter people are too busy keeping warm to even think about moisturizing their side or back or thighs.

That’s the opposite of what skin wants and needs. Skin needs hydration, first from the inside in the form of liquids you drink, and then from the outside in terms of moisturizers and lotions. Well-moisturized skin is silky to the touch and resists aging better than dry, depleted skin.

We have a variety of delicious body lotions but if you have never tried the Beach Organics line of moisturizing lotions, you might enjoy starting with our Voyager™ Body Lotion. This subtle, rich moisturizer starts with organic aloe, lavender, chamomile and coconut oil. Then it is delicately scented with a gentle whiff of citrus and a fresh kiss of mint. Your body will love the way it penetrates the top layer of skin and brings all that goodness to the next layers of cells. You can use it to finish up after your shower, or put it on just before bed time and let it sink in and do its magic over night.

Either way, we are sure you will love the way your skin will begin to feel. Healthy skin has a delightful feeling all its own as you’ll soon discover when you start using Voyager Body Lotion by Beach Organics! Follow this link to find out for yourself how much organic moisturizers can improve your beautiful skin!

Remember, you can buy with confidence because Beach Organics is certified organic and vegan, and we never allow parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde or SLS in any of our products. And of course we do NO testing on animals.

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What Refreshes You?

We’re past Labor Day but in many, many parts of the country it is still as warm as if we were in August. Sometimes it seems that the heat just takes all the energy out of us and doesn’t leave us feeling much better than a dry leaf. But it doesn’t have to be that way, there is a simple and refreshing solution.

Beach Organics Body Spray is the secret to feeling light and luscious all day long. You can use it after a shower, before bed, or even keep some in your desk at work and spray your arms and neck with it for a quick pick-me-up when the day gets long.

My favorite is the Voyager ™ Body Spray because the light scent helps to lighten my mood. Essential oils of citrus and mint combine the freshening effects of mint with just a hint of the tropics. What could feel more energizing and delicious on your skin? Of course if those do not appeal to you, we have four other signature scents. One is sure to be just the thing that pleases you after a hot afternoon.

You will also appreciate the light qualities of the scent. The Voyager Body Spray goes with our Voyager Shampoo, Conditioner, and lotion. But it will also compliment any signature scent that you like to wear as long as it is a fresh and light one. So mid-afternoon you may want to give your upper body a little spritz just to wake up that feminine feeling and make your skin go, “Ahhhh!”

As with all of our fine Beach Organics products, Voyager Body Spray is certified organic and vegan. It has not been tested on animals, and it contains no parabens, formaldehyde, or estrogen mimicking preservatives. You can trust Beach Organics to show you the care your body deserves!

Try our Voyager Body Spray today or one of our other lovely sprays!

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The Cost of A Clean Shower

If you are like many people in America, you are well acquainted with the price of clean water. It starts with your well or municipal water. Then there is the cost of taking that water to a higher level of clean. You may have an elaborate set up in your garage or basement that runs your water through salt, through a reverse osmosis system, through an ionization chamber, or through multiple filters. Once your water comes into your house you may have a separate filter on your kitchen faucet for drinking water and yet another type of filter on your shower.

The companies that make those filters and water conditioning systems can tell you just how pure the water is when their systems are done with it. But did you know you can almost undo all of that effort if you then pour the average commercial shampoo or conditioner brand onto your head? Or wash with one of the many bar soaps or liquid soaps found on the shelves at most supermarkets?

showerIt’s true. Your water filtration system will do its best to lower your lead content, remove chlorine, filter our particulates. But commercial soaps, shampoos, and conditioners can and do contain the following: parabens (a suspected health risk for women), formaldehyde forming agents, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. The soap often contains all of them and additionally may contain toxins like triclosans if it is anti-bacterial. It is no surprise when you stop and think about it; if it is toxic enough to kill off the surface bacteria of our hands it is also toxic to us to a small degree.

So here you are, enjoying the fresh, pure water you have paid a pretty penny to have, and your cleansing regimen is covering your body with chemical toxins and pollutants. The foaming agent in most shampoos and soaps, SLS or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, is the same degreaser used in car washes to clean engines. Does it strip the oils from your skin and your hair while it is foaming? You bet.

That’s why we urge you to choose an organic alternative. You paid to install your water filtration system because you want to be healthy. Don’t let unhealthy chemicals come back in right from your grocery cart. Choose life, health and safety for your skin and hair. Choose organic.

 

Entertaining Out of Town Guests

It’s midway through August and if you are like many people in Florida, you may be having company. Visitors from the midwest and the New England states seem to like to come just before their kids have to go back to school so the two weeks just before Labor Day are often filled with visitors. If you live North of the Mason Dixon Line, you may be one of them.

For many visitors to Florida, the two biggest draws are:

  • Disneyworld
  • The Beach

sunnyIn both cases, but especially with the beach, you’re going to spend a lot of time in the sun. That’s not the healthiest thing for your skin but it sure is fun! What do you need to really have fun in the sun AND take care of yourself?

First, invest in a good-paraben free broad spectrum sunscreen. Choose one that will be kind to your body. Avoid products that contain a lot of chemicals you can’t pronounce. The simpler and purer the ingredient, the safer the product is. Beach Organics sunscreen contains no parabens but it does contain soothing jojoba oil, shea butter, coconut oil and zinc oxide and titanium oxide to block the harmful rays of the sun. It comes in SPF 15 and SPF 30 and you can read more about it here.

What else do you need? After Sun Lotion. Even with a good sunblock your skin is exposed at the beach and is washed by salt water, experiences evaporation, and the drying effects of wind and sand. Pamper that skin after you get home with After Sun Lotion with Aloe featuring beeswax, cocoa butter, mango butter, aloe and botanical oils. You will hear your skin say, “Ahhhhh!”

And don’t forget to take along our Beachgoer Sand Away™. Just a handful sprinkled on your legs or feet makes sand release and let go so your shoes don’t chafe and your car doesn’t get filled with sand!

Is Everything Getting Greener?

Labels today seem to imply that everyone is getting healthier and greener. “No transfats!” “No Animal Testing!” “No Gluten!” It’s hard to tell what is health and what is hype. It doesn’t help that some products never had transfats or gluten or high-fructose corn syrup in them to begin with. Additionally, some labels have gotten very tricky.

I read a label earlier this week that illustrates that perfectly. The ingredient was apple juice and the label said, “Water, apples, high fructose grape juice, sugar, liquid fructose” Now those last three ingredients were three different ways of saying “sugars.” So if we relisted the ingredients it would read, based on volume, “Water, (many sugars), apples.” The label also announced proudly, “Not from concentrate!” The implication, we guess, is that it was just pure fresh apple juice but, really, it was anything but pure and fresh apple juice.

Why do manufacturer’s do that? Partly because they know consumers want healthier foods. They know consumers are reading the labels and thinking about what they eat and drink. The manufacturer wants you to choose their product so they make it seem like the one you would want by announcing what is NOT in it.

Don’t be fooled. Buy wholesome, real food products from your produce department. Choose organic wherever possible. Choose vegan choices and look for organic and vegan certifications so you know the products are the real thing. Cook your own food rather than relying on processed and prepared meals. If you buy something canned or bottled, look for the smallest and shortest list of ingredients.

And buy from manufacturers you know and trust – like Beach Organics! We will always have the best organic ingredients the same as we did the last time you bought our product! No new labeling with lots of exclamation marks. Just a good quality product with a short and simple list of ingredients that you know you can count on!

Time to Condition Your Hair

Did you know that the most important times to condition your hair were in the dead of winter and the hottest part of summer. Part of that is for the same reason, heat. Heat causes moisture to evaporate out of your hair leaving it drier and more susceptible to breakage and split ends. It can even get dull and lose body and shine.

In the Winter this heat comes from the heating systems used in homes and businesses. Heat is usually distributed through air currents traveling through ducts and vents. This air moves the air around a building keeping it fairly uniformly heated. But as that air travels through your hair it promotes evaporation and dries your hair shafts. This is a little like when you use a blow dryer on your hair but milder.

In the Summer, direct heat from the rays of the sun heat your hair, scalp and whole head which causes evaporation and drying. If you’ve been in the water, your hair dries out quickly but that also removes suppleness and flexibility from your hair.

So if you are going to skip conditioning your hair because you feel as if your hair is healthy enough, now is not the time to do it.

Beach Organics offers the ideal natural and herbal conditioners to pamper and nourish your hair with silk fibers and aloe vera, restoring shine and bounce to your tresses. This pure cream rinse is carefully formulated using NO parabens, chemical preservatives, artificial colors or fragrances. Additionally, our conditioner is never tested on animals. We don’t believe in animal testing so none of our products are ever tested on animals. You can buy our conditioner in delightfully, natural fragrances to match our line of shampoos. You’ll love your options. Here’s a great choice:

Coastal Breeze™ conditioner uses Lemongrass, Bergamot, Geranium and Clary Sage to make your hair smell wonderful, and penetrating Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Kosher Vegetable Glycerin to make sure your hair looks and feels healthy and shiny every day!

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Mosquito Warnings

Maybe you’ve heard about a concerted initiative to get mosquitoes under control in Florida and other states. Several strains of virus are associated with mosquito bites and people are right to be concerned. But what is someone to do if they do not want toyxic sprays loaded with chemical pesticides everywhere?

First, make sure there are no mosquito breeding grounds happening around your house. If there is a birdbath or other container that catches water, empty it daily. If there is a rain bucket, make sure it is screened to keep mosquito larvae from hatching in it. If you have plants in pots with a dish underneath make sure to remove the dish or water carefully so that standing water is not an issue. This way your own personal environment is not breeding the very pests you are trying to avoid.

Next, consider an insect repellant instead of an insecticide. The way this works is that the insect repellant is created out of essential oils that appeal to people but bugs don’t like them. So instead of mosquitoes biting you, they fly away. We all know someone who seems to be a mosquito magnet but other people that are not bothered by them. If the two people stand side by side, mosquitoes would all head towards one and not the other. A lot of that is based on scent. So by wearing something mosquitoes do not like to smell, they will avoid you.

Our all natural Bug Off Insect Repellent does just that. Mosquitoes don’t land because they don’t like the smells and yet the ingredients are purified water and organic essential oils that are pure and non-toxic so you can use them daily without worrying. You become the person who looks and smells just great but mosquitoes stay away! What could be a better solution than that? And because there are no chemical pesticides in our mosquito spray, you can use it on children to keep them safe! Enjoy the summer and don’t scratch a single bite!

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Keeping Cool in the Summer Heat

Beach Organics Skin Care is made in NE Florida on the Space Coast so we know what the summer sun can do to the way you feel. You start out in the morning, fresh as a daisy, and then you find yourself dragging as the day wears on and gets hotter and more humid. It’s hard to stay in a good mood when you feel like a vegetable on a steam table. But there are some ways to beat the heat beside staying inside in the air conditioning and refusing to leave the building!

First, change your shower time. If you are used to taking a shower just before bedtime or first thing upon waking you may find that one simple change makes all the difference. Shower when you first get home. People who work in hot jobs automatically do this, they get in from a day of landscaping or other work in a hot environment and they step into a shower before they do anything else. You don’t have to spend the day swinging a weed-whacker for that system to work for you. It immediately perks you up and refreshes you so that you don’t drag yourself into the evening. You feel lighter, your mood is better, and you immediately have more energy.

Another tip is after bath, or shower, powder to keep yourself feeling dry and cool. Our organic body powder is the perfect finish to your shower on a hot day. It is 100% talc-free, made with organic and vegan corn starch and fine white clay. These gentle ingredients are more absorbent than talc and do not have the potential health issues associated with commercial talc. Our organic body powder is suitable for all skin types and comes in our exclusive fragrances to make your body powder a mini aromatherapy experience. Try the Beachcomber™, First Light™, Voyager™, Coastal Breeze™, or Atlantis™ fragrances and discover just how delicious keeping cool can be!

Ready to try our bath powders? Click here to learn more and to buy this great talc-free  powder!

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