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5 Steps to a Happier, Healthier You

As we enter a new year, it’s always a time to reflect on changes we can make to improve our lives. Sometimes it’s quitting a bad habit, other times it’s trying to eat healthier or get more exercise.   But have you stopped to think about eliminating some of the products around your home that contain toxins? Making healthier purchasing decisions that will not only affect you but your entire family? Here are a few tips to get you started: 5 Steps to a Happier, Healthier You Bath & Body Products Have you ever stopped and read the long list of ingredients on the side of your soaps, hair products, creams or deodorants? As people become more aware of the...

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Eco-Friendly gifts for everyone on your list

Looking for some eco-friendly gift ideas this Christmas season? Here’s a list of some of our favorite handmade products made by local businesses in Sudbury and the surrounding area.  Old Soul Soap Company With a new waste free initiative started at the beginning of the year, Old Soul Soap Company has completely eliminated the use of plastic from her operations and offers all their products in compostable, biodegradable and recyclable options. Even their delicious lip balms now come in cardboard tubes. Lady Crimson Cloth Emporium   What started as a way to cut back on wasteful products, Lady Crimson has changed hundreds of women’s feminine hygiene routines all while diverting thousands of feminine pads from the landfill site.  Lady Crimson is...

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Why you need to switch to soy wax candles today

Are you a candle lover? Have you made the switch to soy wax? Here’s a list of reasons why you should choose soy wax candles instead of paraffin wax. Soy Wax vs Paraffin Wax Paraffin wax is the residue left over from the refining process of petroleum, coal and oil shale. Paraffin wax comes from a non-renewable resource. While paraffin is cheaper and more readily accessible than soy wax, soy wax is a vegetable wax derived from the soy bean. Most of the world’s soy beans are grown in the United States where they are later hydrogenated and turned into soy wax. The beans are cleaned, cracked, de-hulled and rolled into flakes. Soy oil is extracted for the hydrogenation process...

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Burning Tips for Soy Wax Candles

The first time you burn your new candle is one of the most important times to show your candle a little love to ensure a long, enjoyable relationship with your candle. Think of it like a first date. You want to dedicate the time and energy so you can have many future successful and enjoyable rendezvous together. The most important factor is to make sure you can dedicate 2-3 hours to you’re your candle for the first time. Please do not start your first date without ensuring you will be interrupted and will have to run out the door. Now the setting is everything. Select the perfect location in your room for your candle where you can stare admiringly the...

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Using Incense Sticks

Incense sticks can be enjoyed for many different purposes including aesthetic, religious, spiritual, meditation and cultural reasons. Choosing high quality incense is keep to providing a long lasting scent hours after the stick has been extinguished. Whether you’re using frankincense to help relieve anxiety and depression or lavender to reduce stress, aroma has the ability to have a strong impact on our mental state. Tips for using Incense Safely Burn incense in a well ventilated room to avoid build up of the smoke Keep lit and unlit incense away from children and pets You should not burn incense if you have asthma or suffer from a respiratory condition Women who are pregnant should consult their doctor before burning incense Consider using...

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