Category - Organic Living

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9 Organic Beauty Brands To Know
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Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Recipe
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DIY Organic Valentine’s Day Gifts
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5 Healthy Home Habits For Winter
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Gluten Free Cinnamon Pear Breakfast Strata Recipe
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Be Mindful For A Healthier & Happier Holiday
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Snowball Cookies A Classic Holiday Treat
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Five Organic Stocking Stuffers
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Chai Spiced White Hot Chocolate Recipe
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Roasted Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

9 Organic Beauty Brands To Know

Your personal care products affect a lot more than just your appearance. Since you are applying these things directly to your face and body, the ingredients in them make a big difference in your skin and sometimes even your health. Whether it’s the skincare products you use before bed or the makeup you wear throughout the day, we suggest trying one of these nine organic beauty brands to treat your skin how it deserves. 1. BeautyCounter Started by a wife and mother, the founder of BeautyCounter quickly realized that the personal care industry uses a lot of harmful ingredients, with the toxins causing skin and health issues for users. BeautyCounter was created to avoid using such ingredients and has even gone above and beyond the United States health and safety standards, making sure they are providing the safest products possible. BeautyCounter offers everything from skincare to makeup to even products for babies. For those who really believe in the BeautyCounter[…]

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Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Recipe

Extra special, and made with love, these luscious chocolate raspberry truffles are so easy to make and so much healthier than store-bought chocolates! Did you know that February is National Chocolate Lovers Month?!! Not that you need an excuse to enjoy some chocolate, but it’s certainly a great reason to indulge in some delicious, homemade, chocolaty goodness. Plus Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! It’s the perfect time for you to make some special treats for yourself or for your loved ones. You can even drop some homemade truffles off at your neighbor’s house and surprise them. A small “random act of kindness” like that always puts a smile on someone’s face. These healthier chocolate raspberry truffles are super easy to make and don’t take a lot of hands-on prep time. You’ll only need 4 to 5 ingredients to make these sweet truffles that are made with no sugar! Yes, no sugar! And you won’t be able to tell.[…]

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DIY Organic Valentine’s Day Gifts

This Valentine’s Day, you can run to the store and buy your loved one a gift, or you could make it more personal and try a DIY option. Your valentine will love that you took the time to make them something by hand! We share some of the easiest and most romantic DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas to consider this year. Plus, we explain how you can make each one organic or sustainable! 1.) “Reasons I Love You” Book or Love Jar There are probably a million and one reasons you love your partner, but how often do you express these reasons? If you aren’t as good at vocalizing these throughout the year, try making a DIY “reasons I love you” book for Valentine’s Day. Here’s a particularly fun option since it uses recycled playing cards–you just need to have 52 reasons! Another fun upcycle idea is to take an old jar and fill it with love notes, promises or[…]

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5 Healthy Home Habits For Winter

Winter is also better known as cold and flu season. Sniffling, sneezing and coughing can seriously put a damper on your winter activities. So while you can’t control what your coworkers or people in public are doing to put health first, you can control what happens in your home. To stay happy this winter, we share some healthy home habits for you to implement this winter. 1.) Don’t Skip Your Cleaning Ritual The days are getting darker earlier, and the temperature is dropping. When you get home from work or simply have a lazy Saturday, it’s easy to let household cleaning fall out of pattern. In the winter, however, you are bringing home all kinds of germs, so make sure you clean surfaces regularly. You don’t want to be surrounded by germs. 2.) Stay On Top Of Clutter The dim lights of winter have proven to have a negative effect on many people’s mental health. Studies also show that surrounding[…]

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Gluten Free Cinnamon Pear Breakfast Strata Recipe

Bursting with cinnamon flavor and sweet seasonal pears, this delicious cinnamon pear breakfast strata is so fun and special for holiday breakfasts and weekend brunches. Need a breakfast that’s mostly hands off so you can spend time with your loved ones? Breakfast strata is the perfect choice! They’re so easy to make and require very little prep time. If you’ve never had a breakfast strata before, it’s basically like a combination of a bread-based casserole and bread pudding. This naturally sweetened cinnamon pear version is similar to a “French toast” casserole made with gluten free bread. Breakfast strata gives that cozy, comforting feeling and make your family or guests feel loved. This special breakfast casserole is always a crowd pleaser! It’s perfect for breakfast in bed for two, fun for serving your whole family, and extra special for holiday breakfasts or entertaining guests. This is the kind of breakfast that you want to bring right to the table and serve[…]

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Be Mindful For A Healthier & Happier Holiday

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year. You get to eat, drink and be merry, as they say. Between the traveling, the pressure to find the perfect gifts, and the planning and preparation, however, the holidays can also be extremely stressful. While you are busy worrying about everyone else and their happiness, don’t forget to practice some mindfulness and take time for yourself as well. Focus on Presence — Not Presents Almost everyone falls prey to focusing heavily on giving, and receiving, gifts during the holidays. This not only often leads to pressure, it also tends to overtake the most important things during this time of year. While there is nothing wrong with having some fun choosing presents, don’t stress too much about achieving “present perfection.” Remember, your time with your loved ones is more valuable than tangible gifts. Don’t Let the Weather Get You Down The falling snow and shimmering lights always make for a beautiful scene,[…]

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Snowball Cookies A Classic Holiday Treat

Happy holidays from Naturepedic! We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the season than by getting the kids into the kitchen to make some fun cookies! Grab some cute aprons and get the kids pulled up to the counter to help make some fun snowball cookies for your next holiday gathering, cookie exchange…and I just happen to know Santa just loves having these cookies left out to munch on! The perfect cookie for little hands! Listen, I’ll be the first one to admit, I’m the mom that will break those massive sugar cookies in half when we are at a party! I figured out early on in my momma career that it definitely pays to get smaller cookie cutters and to make smaller, kid sized cookies…because kids are so smart. They know when they are getting half a cookie! These snowball cookies are the perfect little bite for little kids with just the right amount of sweetness to[…]

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Five Organic Stocking Stuffers

Even down to the trinkets and treats you stuff in your loved ones’ stockings, you want to keep your gifts as personal, organic, and healthy as possible this holiday season. If you’re blanking on what to fill your stockings with or you just need a little inspiration, we have come up with five ideas for organic stocking stuffers this season 1. The Wearable Candle Sampler Here’s a fun option that’s actually three gifts in one — Objects With Purpose Wearable Candle Sampler! The Wearable Candle Sampler offers a non-toxic candle (yes, many candles are toxic) that uses organic coconut butter wax as well as organic oils. This stocking stuffer is unique because not only can you use it to light up a room, you can use the oil as a perfume or as a massage oil! 2. Organic Teas Help your loved ones calm down after the stress of the holidays by putting some soothing organic tea in their stockings.[…]

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Chai Spiced White Hot Chocolate Recipe

This luscious Chai Spiced White Hot Chocolate is full of enticing, sweet and spicy flavors, paired with extra rich, creamy white chocolate – and none of those store-bought white chocolate chips. This is the real deal, homemade white hot chocolate with wholesome ingredients. That’s right! Did you know that you can make homemade white hot chocolate and skip the sugar-laden, heavily processed white chocolate chips? Well, you can! It’s so easy too. This homemade white hot chocolate is made with real food ingredients and pure, food-grade, high-quality cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is the extra special ingredient that makes white hot chocolate rich and creamy, with a chocolaty taste. It provides some healthy, good-for-you fats too! Chai spices are the other stars in this non-traditional hot chocolate. These distinctive spices bring a warmth and comforting flavor to this nourishing drink. Fresh ginger, cinnamon, fennel seeds, cloves and tiny amount of black pepper slowly infuse in warm milk to create the lovely[…]

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Roasted Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Let’s cozy up to some warm, winter soup! These cooler months just beg for warm bowls of nourishing soup, and my kitchen is no stranger to the soup pot being filled up on almost a daily basis. Using power packed bone broth and seasonal mineral rich vegetables takes your fall and winter soups up a few notches, giving your family the nutrients they need to fight off winter cold and keep the immune system robust. Not to mention making cold evenings a bit warmer.  Nourishing, Nutrient Dense Players While sweet potatoes on their own are a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, and energy giving, slow burning carbohydrates, we can bump up the nutrients with a couple key players to nourish your family or holiday party guests! – Sweet potatoes: Packed with vitamins (A and C), minerals, and antioxidants. Loaded with fiber for better blood sugars and even energy. – Bone broth: Bone broth is packed with amino acids (protein building blocks)[…]

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