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A Vegan guide to food waste management

A Vegan Guide to Food Waste Management

Special contribution by Jackie Americans are world leaders in many areas, but perhaps one of the things that the US can improve upon is food wastage. It is estimated that 50% of all produce goes to waste. That’s 60 million tons and $160 million worth of once perfectly good food. Vegans can take pride in knowing that a Vegan lifestyle is not just good for personal health, but for the environment as well. However, the rate at which fruits and vegetables go bad can mean we waste more than we’d like. So how should a vegan go about dealing with food waste? It all starts with understanding the implications. The waste implications...

The power of Hydrosols for your beauty and skincare routine

how to use rose water in your skincare routine

Guest post by Trysh Hydrosols, also known as floral waters, are the byproducts of the distillation process to make essential oils from plants. Because of this, the fragrances of hydrosols are much less intense than those of essential oils and some users also claim that they have a “greener” fragrance. Furthermore, hydrosols have many of the benefits and chemical compounds of their source plants though not at the high concentration of essential oils, making them much more suitable for direct skin contact without dilution. One popular hydrosol that you may actually be familiar with is rosewater, which is created from the distillation of rose petals. There are a long list...

Health benefits of a Vegan diet

Health benefits of a Vegan diet

Special contribution by Jackie The number of Vegans has increased 360% in the last ten years, so one can imagine just how many people all around the world are turning towards Veganism for reasons related to both health and ethical issues. While being Vegan is a great way to boost your intake of vitamins, rid your body of harmful toxins, and even lose weight, the health benefits of a Vegan diet go far beyond just looking and feeling a little bit better. ⇻ read: Why Vegan? Not sure if you should go Vegan? Healthlabs.com has created a series of tests to check your food allergies, deficiencies and general wellness that we all should...

Ethical fashion brands at low prices for back to college or work

Ethical fashion back to college

Are you looking for boho, ethical fashion brands at low prices for back-to-college (or back to work)? If you ever thought of ditching “fast fashion” for more eco-conscious, ethical brands but you thought it would be too expensive, think again. Hello my beautiful friends!Are you one of those people who believe that ethical clothing is something that a) looks like only a drunk hippie would wear (nothing against drunk hippies) or b) only rich people can afford? If you are – good news! – this is no longer the case: ethical fashion brands and nowadays not only have fair trade clothing that looks amazingly stylish but they are also fairly...

The top 5 smells that will make you feel happy

The top 5 smells that will make you feel happy

Have you ever wondered if happiness has a smell? Well here’s a list of the top 5 smells that make you feel happy, according to science. Hello my beautiful friends! Do you know of a smell, a scent, a fragrance that instantly makes you feel relaxed or even euphoric? Perhaps a bit nostalgic of your childhood, but definitely joyful and happier? Today I want to share with you something very interesting: the top 5 smells that, according to science, will make you feel instantly happier. As an Aromatherapy student and as someone who’s always generally looking for good vibes in life, this comes as no surprise to me. I know...

Nourishing Vegan foods for hair growth

Nourishing Vegan Foods For Flourishing Hair Growth

Special contribution by Jackie   Beautiful hair can be a crowning glory, but it can also be an unruly mop if it chooses to misbehave.  Perhaps that’s why the global hair care market is growing quicker than a mid length bob, with over half a million American women alone spending $500+ over a three month period on hair products. Happily, there is another way to create gorgeous, glossy hair without breaking the bank.  Just as certain Vegan foods can boost your body’s immunity, so there are several which can improve your hair’s health too.  With the right diet, you can nourish your hair from within, and enjoy shiny locks as well as all the...

Get rid of toxins: 7-day Vegan detox meal plan

7 day Vegan detox meal plan

Guest post by Helen Do you want to eat healthier for a week and easily get rid of toxins? Here is a 7 day Vegan detox meal plan you’ll love Toxins have a way of staying in our systems for a long time and the only way to get rid of them is through efficient detox diets. There are a lot of such diets advertised everywhere that you’d get dizzy trying to count them, but one thing’s for sure – vegetables are good for you! One of the most efficient ways to get rid of dangerous toxins in your system is to try eating vegetable-based meals for at least a...

Vegan DIY Scalp Scrubs for Healthy Hair

DIY Vegan Scalp Scrubs for Healthy Hair

Guest post by Jennifer If you’re looking for natural DIY Scalp Scrubs, these 4 Vegan DIY Scalp Scrub recipes cure & prevent dry, flaky scalp, improve scalp health and overall hair health. Give them a try!   For many, both women and men, extra dry scalps and flaky dandruff can be a huge problem. And, unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be many products on the market that specialize in rejuvenating products for unhealthy scalps. Even if a product that claims to transform an unhealthy scalp is on the market, it most likely isn’t natural. Vegan scalp scrubs are the most ideal product known to improve scalp health, and ultimately hair...

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