7 Reasons to Switch to Organic Handmade Soap

7 Reasons to Switch to Organic Handmade Soap

The demand for healthier alternatives is at an all-time high, and there’s no better time to start using products that are safer, eco-friendly, and full of luscious botanicals and natural oils.

There are many harmful ingredients in soap and beauty bars that most people buy at their local supermarket or grocery store.  Sure it’s cheaper and more convenient to buy, but at what cost?  Here is a list of some of the negative factors involved in buying commercial soap:

  1. Synthetic Fragrance is a No-Go -The sweet perfume fragrance may be enticing but can cause severe irritation of the skin, worsen acne symptoms, cause allergies, and many other issues.  Fragrance in commercial soap has also been linked to carcinogens, which is a substance that promotes the formation of cancer. This belief may be disputed, but sometimes it’s better to be safe than sorry.
  2. Sulfates are irritants- Sulfates are anionic detergents that are often included in shampoos and soaps to generate bubbles and produce a foaming effect.  Sulfates can irritate the eyes, scalp, and cause dryness and flakiness.  This chemical is also a frequently used pesticide.  Who wants dry and itchy skin?  I sure as hell don’t.

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Increase Back Mobility with These Simple Steps

Increase Back Mobility with These Simple Steps

“You’re only as young as your spine is flexible.”

-Bob Harper

So in a perfect world we would all be capable of stretching like the guy from the Fantastic 4, but in reality, most of us are not gifted with super bendy genes.  The art of yoga can be quite exquisite, with beautiful backbend poses that are performed with such elegance and grace.

Some of us want to become more flexible to be better dancers, performers, and athletes, but the vast majority of us really want to relieve back pain, and increase our overall mobility.

I learned right away that my back had underlying issues, and yoga has helped me so far in slowly correcting them.

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The Harsh Reality of Becoming a Yoga Instructor

The Harsh Reality of Becoming a Yoga Instructor

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”

-Swami Sivananda

As we continue to grow more and more health conscious, yoga has become quite popular worldwide .  Yoga studios continue to open, and more and more people of all ages, shapes, sizes, and ethnicities want to practice.  There’s no doubt that yoga has many wonderful benefits, but is it a stable career path?

This may be the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about.

Teaching yoga is definitely not for everyone, and it requires patience, dedication, hard-work, and many sacrifices.  I wanted to explore in depth what this industry is really like and is it a sustainable way to live?

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