Whenever we include an amazing chocolate product in one of our boxes, we like to remind our subscribers all about the health- and mood-boosting qualities of chocolate. Since we’ve touted chocolate’s benefits so often (we put a LOT of chocolate in our boxes, because we LOVE it), we decided that, this time, we would tell you about Divine Chocolate, a company that is co-owned by a group of fair-trade cacao farmers they’ve been working with for more than 20 years. (more…)
If you are, we totally understand… the word “exfoliation” sounds very clinical, too technical, quite expensive, and more than a little bit scary. But it’s simple, really. Exfoliation just means removing the top layer of your skin—which is made up of mostly dead skin cells—to reveal the live, healthy cells underneath. (more…)Dry Skin, Healthy Lifestyle, Home Spa, Lifestyle Products, Natural Skincare, Organic, Skincare
Kukui—pronounced “KOOK-yoo-ee” or “kook-YOO-ee”—is pretty fun to say, isn’t it? The kukui nut tree, also called the candlenut tree, is the official state tree of Hawaii for a very good reason. Kukui nut oil has been used by Hawaiians for centuries, in a variety of ways, like for candle-making, in paints and varnishes, and during religious ceremonies. (more…)Dry Skin, Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Living, natural beauty products, Natural Skincare, Skincare
After we selected Poo-Pourri as one of the products in the fall Yuzen box and started using it regularly at home (isn’t it great?), we got to thinking… why does poop smell so awful anyway? And why do bowel movements seem like such a gross, icky, taboo subject when they’re a perfectly natural bodily function? Everybody poops!
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
Nail polish: It’s like a little bottle of magic that instantly adds an exciting pop of color to your day. In fact, in a five-minute, non-scientific survey we conducted of 9 friends, all of them said that adding color is the main reason they paint their fingers and toes. (more…)Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Living, Lifestyle Products, nail care, natural beauty products
The Modere I/D system in your spring Yuzen box is unlike any other product we’ve ever hand-selected for our subscribers. The “I” stands for “infusion” and the “D” stands for defense; step one of the revolutionary process infuses a unique combination of ingredients into your skin, and step two provides the defense your skin needs to stay protected against the elements. (more…)Healthy Lifestyle, Home Spa, Lifestyle Products, natural beauty products, Skincare