This is it the last three organic skincare products are listed below. It’s taken far too long to wrap up this contest due to a number of deaths in my family. But I am happy to give this away because Neal’s Yard Remedies is one of the premium organic skincare lines on the market. If this is your first time hearing about Neal’s Yard Remedies you’ll be pleased to know they have the largest choice of organic skincare products I’ve ever seen.Choosing what was going into this box wasn’t easy. But I thought what I might want and I found myself choosing relaxing products that wrap you in warmth and moisture. So without further hesitation here are the last three products to be included in the giveaway.
Melissa Hand Cream
With the constant hand washing and hand sanitizing, we all seem to do these days, it made sense to include a hand cream in the giveaway right? This hand cream can be used on all skin types. It’s nourishing and soothing with just a touch of lemon balm to refresh the senses. It is cruelty-free and 100% certified organic made from 100% natural ingredients. There are no synthetic silicones, parabens or mineral oils.Use it to protect your hands and nails from dryness throughout your day.
English Lavender Bath & Shower Gel
If you’ve ever taken a bath in lavender you’ll know exactly how it smells. And if you haven’t well here’s your chance. This shower gel will be one of your go-to organic skincare products of all time. It’s gentle on the skin and relaxes the mind at the same time. Use it has a shower gel, or as mentioned put in the bath for a relaxing soak that will soften the skin. This is also a cruelty-free and 100% organic ingredients.
Calendula & Oat Lotion
Everyone can benefit from a good moisturizer but this is an exceptional for dry problem skin. Essential fatty acid rich oils of borage and evening of primrose oil plus oats create a wonderful moisture barrier on the skin. It’s anti-inflammatory, soothing and calming. Again this organic skincare product is cruelty-free, and 100% organic. This is a super hydrating body lotion with an intoxicating scent.
Organic Skincare Products Ending Soon
If you’re wondering why all Neal’s Yard Remedies products are in dark blue containers the colour keeps all the active ingredients from expiring. A tradition used in apothecary spanning back to the 15th Century. All the packaging is recycled cardboard printed with vegetable dye. The blue containers can be recycled also too. Pop them into your blue bin. I like to sterilize the containers and reuse, because they are quite beautiful.
All the products are boxed up and ready to ship to one lucky winner. Remember this contest is open to Canadian Residents Only (apologies to all my American readers). I’ve extended this contest a few times. You can find out what else is in this box here. The winner will be announced next week so enter below. When you enter to win you will also automatically be entered to win for the next giveaway which remains a mystery.
Can you count yourself amongst the 3D printing designer trend? Or are you in the dark about 3D printing? Either way, 3D printing is something you should know about. It’s one of the easiest and sustainable ways to design anything including houses. Imagine designing anything with a zero-waste result. Decreased waste on our landfills from larger cooperations would be a welcomed relief. 3D printing is gaining popularity but it’s slightly behind wearables in health and fitness. Whether it trickles down to the masses remains to be seen.
3D printing is quite easy to understand. The printer prints what you tell it to print. Create a precise pattern, then feed it into the printer. Choose your ink if you wish to have colour and away you go. The isn’t new technology. What’s new is it entered the home market a few years ago and it’s growing.
To the general public making your own gifts, or products is a reality you can do at a high quality. Even if you’re not a designer you can still make something extraordinary for yourself or as a gift. Check with your local libraries to see whether they offer a certified 3D printing designer course. The largest library in my city offers a course to anyone who wants to learn and print their own design. Learning is free but there is a small fee to print your design.
3D Printing Designer Downloads
Stuck for ideas on what to print? Pinshape offers free open source 3D printing downloads. I was on the site for 20 minutes making a mental note of all the things I’m going to print to decorate my new home. I’m also going to start printing Christmas gifts.
I saw a few things I know my family would love and I like to get my Christmas shopping completed early. Make a note to self for all the occasions coming up in your life where you’ll want to give a gift. This could be the answer you’ve been waiting for. You can print anything from planters, desk organisers, accessories, masks for Halloween. I need to get a pair of new prescription glasses and found eyeglasses designs to print in a colour of my choice. The list is endless with thousands of downloads available for free.
Own Your Own
Interested in buying your own 3D printing machine? 3D Systems has 3D printers for the designer enthusiast. Expect to pay a handsome sum. The better the quality the more money they cost. The printers come with free print software. You have to buy your materials, and colour cartridges. The good news is the newest up to date models can print in plastic, nylon or metal. It’s fun to consider making a dining table with chairs if I had the capability. I wonder how much it would cost to 3D print a chair? Patio season is coming, it’s something I’d like to find out. For now, I’ll get an open source download, head off to my local reference library and learn and print my very own 3D printed design.
A luxury eco hotel called The Scarlett sits on the edge of the ocean in majestic Cornwall, England. Boasting glorious ocean views and a sense of serenity. The Scarlett considers itself a sanctuary where grownups can fully unwind. Their ethos to create unforgettable memories that do not harm the planet is echoed throughout their transparency. They publish their energy and waste data. No business is perfect The Scarlet is committed to reducing the amount of waste they send to landfills. They prefer to create rather than consume and source locally where possible. In an effort to inspire other business The Scarlet has set up a community fund to assist new and existing projects that improve the environment.
Luxury Eco Hotel Rooms
Voted one of the top 20 hotels by Conde Nast The Scarlet is a small boutique hotel. Each room has its own outdoor space from balconies, private courtyards, and terraces. No matter your budget everyone can enjoy outdoor space indoors. Rooms are arranged over five levels, each room enjoys views of the gardens, cliffs, sea and sky. Choose from well appointed modest rooms with a double bed right up to large suites with king size beds and a generous lounge area. Underfloor heating is every room, you can enjoy this luxury eco hotel any time of the year. All the beds in each room are extremely comfortable so plan to have a good nights sleep.
This spa runs a little differently than most spas. At this luxury eco hotel, the focus is on your holistic well-being body, mind, and soul. You have a choice of what you want to do at The Scarlet. A relaxation room is a favourite place to t be still and quiet after a relaxing treatment. Suspended pods gently swing from the ceiling cocooning you in your own private utopia. Treatment rooms are tented and lit by lanterns with views of the Atlantic Ocean or Mawgan Porth Beach. There you can have a therapeutic massage with a blend of yoga and breath work. Outside you can relax in a cliff top hot tub, or go for a swim in the pool. Pools are chemical free cleaned naturally by reeds.
Sourcing locally The Scarlet serves the freshest menu cooked in a modern European style with Cornwall at the heart of every dish. Menus change daily and with the season, expect to be surprised. Cornwall has a large array of sustainable growers, farmers, and fisherman to choose from. You can view sample menus on their site to get an idea of what delights might be in store for you. If you have any dietary restrictions, not to worry this luxury eco hotel is committed to caring for their clients. Just ask and it is given.
I decrease clutter at least four times a year. I use the changing of the seasons as a schedule to look around my home to get rid of things I’m not using or fix things I want to keep. So as spring is approaching, I started to take mental stock of areas I’d like to edit. Clutter isn’t something I live with because I can ruthlessly get rid of things. I’m not attached to much except my family history, and books. I’ve invested in my clothing, I don’t feel the need to buy a lot. I just edit. But like most people, we tend to forget about things or keep things a little longer than we should. So here are some tips on how to edit your home and prepare for a new season.
The Two Year Rule
I use this rule to decrease clutter in clothes, shoes etc. If I haven’t worn the item for two years, I get rid of it. It may be a perfectly fine item of clothing hence holding on to it. But it’s just taking up space. So here’s what you can do. Family heirlooms; I would suggest getting professionally boxed. Dry clean the item if necessary then ask your dry cleaners to store it in an acid-free box using acid-free paper. If you have a lot of designer items in good shape, join a facebook resale group or list your items on an online platform like Bad Borrow or Steal if their high-end designer items. Host a swap party. I did this and wound up with a great selection of clothes and accessories for the season. Specify what your guests should bring and make it a fun event by serving cocktails and hors d’oeurves.
Decrease Your Digital Clutter
I think we tend to forget our devices can serve as a place to hoard stuff. Doing a digital de-clutter frees up space on all your devices. Go through your apps and images on your phones and tablets and delete what you don’t need. Look at your music files and documents too. Do you need it all? Move items into labeled folders. Large files should be backed up to an external drive. Or you can backup to the cloud if you’re comfortable with that. A friend of mine had an incredible music library, he recently lost it all because he didn’t backup. If you’re not backing up on a regular basis, you should. Check with your local city hall on how to dispose of old electronic items.
Decrease Clutter In Handbags
I throw almost anything in my handbag, especially when I’m on the road. It ends up making its way to the bottom of my bag, never to be seen again. Business cards, brochures, wrappers and a bag of nuts is what I found in one bag. It made ask what else is in there? Checking all your bags for useless items creates more space. I once found a $50 dollar bill! Give your bags and briefcases a good vacuuming too, little bits of stuff increases over time and makes the inside of your bag look old. Cleaning your bag will make it look new again.
Books And Magazines
The best and easiest way to downsize your literary collection is to give it away to doctor’s offices, hair salons, dentist’s office. In fact anywhere that has a waiting area. I take a handful of magazines or books and drop them off on my travels. In my city you can drop a book on a bench and someone will pick it up and take it. You can also resell these items if you wish. Ebay is a great resource for selling magazines and books, check it out and consider this an option. Also resale shops may be interested in seeing what you have. If they like it, they’ll list it as stock and you can make a little money from your gently used books or magazines.
Kitchen Clear Out
Open all the cabinets and stand back. Whatever catches your eye first, start there. What don’t you need is the question you should ask here. If you have never used it in two years, again get rid of it. If you know dedicated bakers or people who cook, you can have a kitchen swap party here too. I have brand new items that I want to get rid of, but I’m now considering a swap party. Any vintage items? List them on Etsy or Ebay. You’d be surprised how much space you will free up for items that are on your counter. Get rid of food that has an expired date. This a good time to clean the cupboards and change the liners to something completely different. If you’re really feeling enthusiastic, give your cupboards a fresh coat of paint and update the pulls. Change is good for the soul. Decrease clutter makes room for new things to come into your life.
Falling in love with the world’s smallest camera sounds silly right? If you’re a blogger or an adventure junkie this could be the answer to creating some of your social media content on the fly. The Pogocam is the length of three-quarters so it’s really tiny. It can shoot 2 minutes of video, and a maximum of 100 photos. It doesn’t have any wireless technology and it’s only 5MP. But what it lacks in technical goodies, it makes up for in size. It can easily clip onto your glasses.The company Pogotec is working with glass manufacturers to include a magnetic strip called the Pogotrack. You may see glasses with a magnetic strip for sale in the future when this company floods the market.
Expect to use the world’s smallest camera when you want to be discreet. Because of its diminutive size, it can go unnoticed. So it’s perfect for getting those exclusive shots at trade shows, or conferences that may not be readily available. I love capturing natural images of people, but when a camera appears, people can act a bit stiff. Getting close up shots with this little treasure is a no brainer. Just clip on, turn on and you’re ready to record or photograph.
“Eyeglasses are arguably the world’s oldest, most successful wearable technology,” says Richard Clompus, VP of Communications and Consumer Interaction for Pogotec. “Pogocam upgrades this wearable platform with the ability to capture visual memories without the intrusion of holding a camera or looking through the screen.”
The world’s smallest camera should be on the market in March 2017. Just in time for the summer. However, it won’t be as expensive as Google Glass or Snapchat Spectacles. Rumour has it the price will be $130, but when they launch it’s best to check back with the company for price and shipping details.
Let’s start by answering what are ethical home accessories? What makes a product ethical is the materials used. They are usually made by hand. And artisans are paid a fair wage for their craft. I think people want to buy consciously and wisely. Especially in today’s market where nothing is for certain. People want to invest in things that will last. Remember that concept? Well, it’s making a comeback because no one has a disposable income anymore. If you’re a smart shopper you’ll want to learn more about these ethical home accessories. Because not only will they freshen up your rooms, but you’ll feel good about purchasing these products. No child labour was involved. And these products are non-toxic. Mother’s with small children who put things in their mouths; this post is especially for you.
If you’re like me, you want everything when you visit Anthropologie. I could spend a small fortune in there but I tend to walk the store once. Then I return to what I liked a lot and what fit my budget. Small Tip; Anthropologie online has an ongoing sale section. I`ve heard people say it`s expensive. Did you know you can buy items that are under $20 at Anthropologie.Small Tip: Build a collection of items whilst staying in your budget. Builld a collection of mismatched bowls on your Easter table and this could be the start of a family tradition.
This is an online store that I have been coveting lately. Everything on this site is supporting local artisans. Your purchases go towards independent growth in areas of the world where women and children are still treated as third class citizens. Small Tip: Pick a neutral paint colour, then build your accessories with one pop of colour.