The Healthy Product Craze

tea tree 6 My girlfriend popped over to my house ranting and raving about this new product she tried. You
see my friend had the best job. She worked for a holistic company that sold everything from
Aloe Vera to the latest in Vitamin supplements – and the best thing about it she was the gunny
pig! Her official title was Product Tester. When she first got the job, I was like “so let me get this
straight, they give you all the latest and newest in health products to try, you try them and then
get to blog about them, is that right?”. She was like “Yep and you get to try them too!”. We hi
fived like we were in junior school and danced around my bedroom waiting to try all these
goodies out.

So basically we are a few months in and now her bedroom and my bedroom likes like some
teenagers bedroom that couldn’t be bothered to clean up yet instead of it being filled with
magazines and left-overs, it’s now filled up with Vitamins, organic creams, make-up, shampoos,
conditioners, body-butters, Aloe Vera this, Aloe Vera that – you name it. Kelly ran into my room
and told me to try this. She held up a bottle of Maple Holistics Tea Tree oil Shampoo and said
“get a load of this girl”. She said it was amazing, that it made her head tingle and was one of the
best products she had ever tried. She was literally ranting and raving about it telling me I had to
try it and that she had an extra bottle for me! I was so excited. I had just finished the bottle of
Sage Shampoo she had recently left me with and that was pretty great so if this was even better
then, I was getting myself into that shower the minute she left!tea-tree-oil 1
Kelly said she had been trying it for a week now and that she was excited to get into the shower
just so she could use it! I was like “ok girl, its just shampoo!”… But she was like “no Jess, you
know when you run out the house with wet hair its windy and you get a whiff of your shampoo
and it smells so fresh”, I was like “yeah ok in some T.V commercial” – in which she then punched
my slightly on my arm, “ I was like yeah ok”… she said “well this Shampoo is like that but its
better, it makes your hair all tingly and it just feels really really clean and you get that whole
whiff in the wind kind of feeling”. So after I slightly vomited from her Hallmark description, I was
like ok I am gonna give this a try and see if its everything it’s cracked up to be!
So here I am, Tea Tree Shampoo in one hand and shower handle in the other. I am ready to take
on this baby and see if it’s the best Shampoo I’ve ever tried!

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Why You Should Only Use Natural

Hippy FamI grew up in a hippy household. For those of you who don’t know what that means I’ll explain. My parents were all about sharing and caring for each other and the environment. That meant growing our own food from fruits to vegetables. It also meant wearing clothes made out of organic material like hemp or flax. Lastly we used mostly natural soaps and household cleaners that were made out of organic natural chemicals that were and are safe for the environment.

To say the least I was indoctrinated in the life of living a natural life. This to me was and is a blessing. I have found a greater appreciation for the people and the world around me. It enables me to feel closer to our mother earth and my fellow man.

One of my favorite natural products are essential oils. People tend to look over the natural healing properties of essential oils. Aromatherapy is based on these properties, that certain oils react with our bodies and brains in certain ways creating a positive effect. For instance lavender oil is one of the most well-known oils. It’s famous for its ability to relieve stress and give the user an overall sense of wellbeing.

I use lavender oil in many different ways. My favorite use is to put a couple of drops into a running bath. The running water acts like a waterfall and mixes in the oil filling the bathroom with the amazing scent of lavender.

power of oilsThere are so many other great essential oils such as rosemary, jojoba, and argan oils. They all do amazing things for your body, hair and mind. But essential oils aren’t the only natural product I like to use. Most people don’t realize the amount of harmful chemicals their shampoo’s and hand soaps have. These chemicals are not only harmful to our health but to our environment. That is why I love to go to my local market and buy homemade soaps form friends I trust. I know that they only use the best and the safest ingredients.

So you can see why I’ve started a site called It’s the way I was raised but even further It’s the way I lead my life and I want to share my knowledge with all of you!