We don’t know about you, but our tin of St. Claire’s Organics Raspberry Tarts is already completely empty. We love these little candies and were so pleased to be able to include them in your summer Yuzen box. They offer such a bright pop of flavor, with both their fruity varieties and their minty ones. Here are some of St. Claire’s frequently asked questions: (more…)
Copper is kind of a miracle metal. We’re surrounded by it in our everyday lives—it’s in our pipes, on our pennies, and on the bottom of our saucepans. Here are a few fun facts:
- Copper has been around for ages and ages; a copper pendant was found in Iraq that dates all the way back to 8000 BC.
- In 2014, the US was the world’s fourth-largest copper producer (after Chile, China, and Peru), with 1.37 million metric tons worth $9.7 billion from 27 mines in mainly Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, and Montana.
- Copper is remarkably durable; the copper pieces on the Statue of Liberty were the only ones that didn’t need to be refurbished or completely replaced during the renovation to celebrate its centennial in 1986.
The term “facial mist” is a pretty literal one—it’s a mist for the face, commonly containing refreshing, moisturizing ingredients. Think of facial mists as a new kind of toner, but easier to use because you don’t need cotton balls or makeup pads, and then won’t spill if you knock over the bottle. They help tone the skin after cleansing, they create a good “base” for applying makeup, and they help set the makeup afterwards to give a softer effect. In fact, many beauty experts recommend using facial mist between every step of your skincare routine. (more…)
Aluminum’s not so bad, is it? It’s a versatile, durable, malleable, nonmagnetic metal that we use to make little things like cans to drink out of and much bigger things like airplane parts.
But just because we appreciate it doesn’t mean we necessarily want to put it IN our bodies, such as when we use conventional antiperspirants. The jury is still out on whether aluminum is toxic to humans; while there are studies showing that it could possibly affect our chances of getting cancer or Alzheimer’s, there are others showing that it isn’t a factor. (more…)
It’s summer, and you know what that means—barbecues, swimming pools, flip-flops, and lots of time in the sun!
Yes, being outside enjoying the warm weather is always one of the best parts of this season, but if you don’t take precautions against sun exposure, you’ll end up being bright red like a lobster and totally miserable while everyone else is still having fun. (more…)
Ever read an ingredient label on an all-natural skincare product and think it sounds more like a salad recipe? Or maybe a collection of items you gathered during a walk through the woods?
That’s because the awesome companies that make these products never use harsh chemicals and scary-sounding ingredients that no one knows how to pronounce. (more…)
Yes, we know… “mud bath” definitely sounds like an oxymoron! We’re not sure who first slathered their body with mud and decided it was good for their skin; maybe it was an accidental discovery, like when a Navy engineer named Richard James was working on metal springs for sensitive instruments aboard ships and one of them fell off his desk and began springing gracefully forward—and now we have the Slinky. (more…)
Workout clothes stayed too long in the gym bag? Something rotten stunk up the kitchen trash? Coworker had tunafish again? The U.S. air freshener market is a colossal one—reaching almost $2 billion in sales last year—because people simply don’t like to be subjected unpleasant odors in the home, car, or workplace. (more…)Balance, Bathing, Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Living, Home Spa, ingredients, Lifestyle Products, natural beauty products, shower spa, Stress Free
Poor hemp is so misunderstood.
Hemp and marijuana both come from the same cannabis species, but the chemical makeup and cultivation methods of the plants are completely different. The fact of the matter is, you cannot get high from the hemp plant. (more…)Bathing, Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Living, ingredients, Natural Skincare