We knew there was a reason why singing in the shower felt so good!
At Raw Sugar we love a good karaoke session, even if it’s in the form of a personal shower concert… Basically, any event where we can sing at
the top of our lungs and feel giddy about it, we love it.
So if you, like us, are eager to know what exactly about singing out loud is good for you, then read on! Read More
Here are some reasons why you should pamper yourself:
1. Uplifts Your Mood
When we are well rested and have spent time with ourselves, the serotonin (also known as happiness hormones) are activated and immediately improves your mood. Having some pamper time also means your physical looks are enhanced and / or polished. Feeling good from the inside to the out is so uplifting. When is your next pamper day scheduled?
2. Improves Productivity
Did you know regular pamper sessions can improve your productivity? That’s right, because you’re so relaxed from getting pampered, your mind and body also relaxes. You literally get a mental break from the craziness in your life. This overall helps you re-focus and reconnect with daily tasks, making you feel ready to take on the world.
3. Reduces Stress
When we stress less our memory, focus and overall brain functions improve. Thanks to having time to pamper yourself, can enjoy these benefits.
4. Stay Youthful
Researchers have said that regular pampering sessions can help to slow the aging process. Why? Because you are taking the time to upkeep your appearance and with all the other wonderful benefits of getting pampered can bring. Not just for your outside but for your whole well being.
5. Improves Relationships
The old saying goes you can’t really love someone until you love yourself. Loving yourself, your body and giving yourself ‘me time’ improves your relationship with yourself, in turn, this will help you with your other relationships as they all mirrors of your own self. Get some #Rawlovin Sugar to reap the rewards.
Celebrating yourself will leave you feeling happy, energized and full of life. Our favorite saying goes: ’Believe you deserve it and the universe will serve it’. Here a 5 simple ways you can start today.
1. Celebrate the Positives
A positive mental attitude will benefit your health, longevity and quality of life. We actually have a great tip for starting this! A positive attitude is the quickest way to believing in yourself, so every morning, call out 3 things you love about yourself and repeat them several times out loud. This will teach your brain to focus on all the amazing traits that you love about yourself. Doing this will also set the tone for your day, making it a great one, everyday!
Look back at all your accomplishments in life (big or small) and acknowledge your growth and how far you’ve come. You never know what you can achieve until you try, right? Well, that all comes from you. Yes, you! You are the most powerful when you believe in yourself. Looking back at your life achievements helps you see your greatness and reflect on all the times you thought you couldn’t do it but did!
3. Set Goals
Setting goals for yourself (long or short term) is a another positive way to start the process of believing in yourself. It could be absolutely anything! You’ll feel great once you take steps in the direction of these goals. Once goals are set, the self-belief process begins. Now go back to step 2 and focus on all the positive accomplishments you’ve done already, to get you mentally ready for your new achievements.
4. Self- Compassion
Being kind to yourself and nurture your emotions, body, spirit in the same way you would a close friend/people you deeply care about. This will improve so many important elements in your life including your mental equilibrium. As you practice the art of self love and self compassion you reduce the risks of depression, anxiety, feeling tired etc. You will also feel an urge to spread love and kindness, attracting more and more positive into your life. So, don’t be so hard yourself Sugar, treat yourself the way you would treat a loved one.
5. Give Yourself Credit and Rewards
Yes! treat yourself! You deserve it Sugar. Rewarding your success, good behavior and achievements will only reinforce it and help you continue the positive cycle. Giving yourself a ‘nurturing reward’ refocuses the real purpose of the reward to be loving, respectful and again, re-iterates and reinforces your good behavior.
Reprogramming your attitude and thoughts can take time, start small and take it step by step. Remember to take it easy on yourself we believe in you and the time to start believing in yourself is now!
Its’ no secret that Vegan friendly products are healthier for your skin. Raw Sugar’s products are made from a natural plant-based blend with carefully selected ingredients that will give your skin the most beneficial nutrients.
Raw Coconut and Mangoes have so many skin benefits, we cannot wait to share them.
Mangoes are rich in Vitamin C , which is a vital molecule for skin health. It keeps your skin young looking and fresh!
When skin is well hydrated, it is more plump and resilient. When there is adequate water from inside and out, the skin looks healthier and more vibrant and is less prone to wrinkles. We all love that, right? Well, Coconuts play a big a role in hydrating skin as well as cleansing and softening your skin.
Bye- Bye Eczema
Researchers have said Coconuts are great for eczema because of it’s powerful anti-fungal nutrients and moisturizing effects.
Hello Beautiful Hair!
Both Raw Coconuts and Mangoes do wonders for your hair. Coconut oil will make your hair shine and glow by bringing out your natural vibrancy and beauty. Mangoes contain vitamin E, which improves scalp circulation and encourages hair growth.
Mangoes contain beta-carotene, which is converted by your body to vitamin A. That and vitamin C are crucial to skin self-repair. Raw Sugar’s Raw Coconut and Mango lines have all the benefits of mangoes plus the exfoliating benefits of oatmeal and almonds. Internally: When eaten, mangoes can aid in
reducing skin problems, including zits.
Coconuts are highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins C,
E, B1, B3, B5 and B6and minerals
including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Unlike cow’s milk, coconut milk is lactose free so can be used as a milk substitute by those with lactose intolerance.
There you have it! Enjoy Raw Sugar’s Raw Coconut and Mango lines for optimum skin health. Enjoy the #Rawlovin
1. Veggie Garden
Gardening increases physical activity. It is a great way to engage with the whole family and lets them help take responsibility for the garden. The fruits and vegetables grown in your
garden promotes a healthy lifestyle, because they are rich in nutrients, especially in phytochemicals, anti-oxidants, vitamin C, vitamin A and folate. Not only will you save more dollars, it also gives you a new appreciation for nature, when you can have the opportunity to see how things grow.
2. Say Goodbye to Processed Foods
Did you know that 60% of the calories in an average American’s daily diet come from “ultra- processed” foods? Food is what nourishes your body on the inside; so the old saying “You are what you eat” does have some truth to it! Cross out everything that is processed on your grocery list. In fact, go to your kitchen right now and throw all processed foods out. Out of sight, out of mind means you have no choice but to eat the healthy alternatives.
3. Hello Vegan Products
Vegan beauty products have a whole list of benefits as they tend to be gentler on the skin, making them better for sensitive skin. Since Vegan products are packed with so many nutrients, your skin will absolutely love it!
4. Get Active
Benefits of practicing physical activity regularly reduces your risks of a heart attack, manages your weight better, lowers your blood cholesterol level, lowers your blood pressure, gives you stronger bones, muscles and joints, lowers the risk osteoporosis, and the list goes on! This will help you feel good naturally, so set a aside 30 mins each day to go for a walk. It’s worth it!
5. Gratitude is The Best Attitude
Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with happiness. It also has many benefits in terms of our health, satisfaction with life, and the way we relate to others. Being grateful helps you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences and build strong relationships.
Take a little time out of each day to show some gratitude.
6. Cook Fresh Food
Cooking from scratch with fresh ingredients is so much more healthier, which means you and your family will be consuming the right foods to benefit your health. Eating at home allows you to cut out what you may deem unnecessary in your diet. You’re in control of the food you cook and the food you consume, which allows you to build healthier habits and encourages the whole family to be healthy with you.
7. Get Organized
Who would have a thought that such a simple thing like getting organized can bring you so many health benefits? Here are a few things that being organized will do for you: improves your sleeping habits, reduce stress (which makes us happier), can lead to better eating habits and can boost your energy! Go on, get organized.
Breathe in, chill out and do some meditation. It encourages a healthy lifestyle, increases happiness and some study’s show it actually slows aging! Where do we sign up?
You may laugh at this (pun intended) but, it’s true! Laughing releases natural endorphins in the brain which are your feel good/happy chemicals. Don’t forget, laughing is contagious – spread it. Who doesn’t feel happy laughing? Try it, we dare you.
Scheduling downtime every single day (even if it’s 15 mins) increases your energy, mood, and enhances your creativity!
There you have it. 10 easy ways you can start living a more natural and healthy life right now!
‘Me time’ is essential at keeping life balanced and vital to our wellbeing. Discover how to make more ‘me time’ below.
1. Alarm Clock
Not only does waking up early improve your productivity, sleep and mental health, there are less distractions in the early hours of the day. This is the perfect time to grab a cup of coffee/ tea, watch your favorite morning show and let yourself settle into your own energy for that much needed ‘me time’ before the rest of the family wakes up. Ah, sounds perfect to us! Try it, you’ll love it!
2. Go Outdoors
Escape and go outside for a 15- 20 min walk every day. Go during your lunch break at work, in the morning, or when the kids are down for the evening. There is no greater feeling than feeling energized, positive and motivated! Walking will do just that and more – finding the time to do this for yourself will give that perfect balance of alone time your soul is craving.
3. Pamper time!
Treating yourself is healthy not frivolous. Do it in the comfort of your own home or just make your way to a nail salon. Either way, pamper yourself AT LEAST once every two weeks. The trick is to actually block that time out for yourself and stick to it. Pampering yourself brings so many physical and mental benefits like increased happiness, less stress and an improved appearance. Get your diary out and book that me time in, to give yourself the #Rawlovin you deserve.
4. Journaling Time!
There’s a strong connecting between happiness and mindfulness. Journaling brings you into that state of mindfulness. Doing this will help past frustrations and future anxieties lose their edge in the present moment. Spending time alone to journal is another great way to connect with your true self and reduce the stress in your life.
5. Disconnect to Reconnect
Alone at last! Alone in your thoughts with no distractions. Did you know that reading a book expands your vocabulary, reduces your stress and improves your memory? A great way to enjoy ‘me time’ is to actually read a book and get so lost in it, that you have no other thoughts! Set a time aside everyday, even it’s only 30 mins, and read! Turn off your social medias and all technology around you to really switch off!
It’s time to get #Rawlovin Sugar!
Because a healthy outside starts with a healthy inside.
For healthy, glowing skin, the old saying, “you are what you eat” still remains
true. Choosing the right thing to eat can help you nourish your skin from the
Our bodies are truly magnificent. Old cells are always being shed and replenished by younger ones. To support this constant change, we need to feed our bodies with nutrients. If we eat a good balance of nutrient-rich foods, our skin will receive the vital nutrients it needs to be healthy and beautiful.
It’s important to treat your skin with kindness and optimize your nutrition by enjoying antioxidant-rich fruits that provide the optimum levels of nutrients that are crucial for radiant skin, including beta carotene, vitamins C and E, zinc and selenium.
With that in mind, here are the top 5 fruits that will help you eat your way to healthy skin.
Did you know that Vitamin C is a super antioxidant? It works to effectively support the
immune system and encourage radiant, smooth skin. One of the best sources of
Vitamin C is blueberries. They’re also rich in anti-oxidants, which helps to keep skin healthy and produces collagen that strengthens the skin’s capillaries.
Don’t throw away the peel! Researchers from the University of Arizona studied a group of people who consumed citrus fruits, juices, and peels every week. The people who ate orange peels instead of discarding them had a 33% increase in skin health. Orange peels also offer protective UV-benefits to keep your skin strong and well.
Small but packs a big nutritional value. Kiwis are packed with a lot of vitamin C (it has almost 120% of your daily needs in one little fruit). They work to keep the skin smooth, taught, and young looking, while also adding hydration and glow.
Mangos work to perk up and brighten your complexion, leaving your skin feeling and
looking younger, bouncier and more alive. It’s jam-packed with antioxidants,
and works to promote collagen production which increases skin elasticity and firmness. Its Vitamin A properties also helps with giving your skin a head-turning glow.
It’s often argued whether coconut is a fruit or nut, one thing almost
everyone can agree on is that coconut is magical for the skin. Coconut offers the kind of soothing properties your sensitive skin dreams of and needs. Coconuts have a natural antibact power that is super effective for relieving inflammation and helps sensitive skin look and feel, calmer and brighter.
When it comes to loving your skin, it’s important to pay attention to your body.
Nutrient-rich butters and exfoliators are essential for maintaining healthy, glowing skin. We know that everyone’s skin is unique, the foundations for care and nourishment are the same for all of us.
With that in mind, here’s our guide to building your own effective, body-loving beauty regimen that you’ll actually look forward to doing every day. We promise you’ll love it.
P.s. remember, all Raw Sugar products are processed through ColdPress Technology to keep all the good stuff in!
Raw Sugar Cube Bath Fizzers
Soak your body in these 12 nourishing and healing essential oils and extracts. Your skin will definitely radiate with love after this. With the choice of Pineapple + Maqui Berry + Coconut AND our classic combo of Raw Coconut + Mango, using these bath fizzers 2-3 times a week will relax the body and mind, giving your skin a little extra love and attention it craves. Raw Sugar Cube Bath Fizzers are small sugar cubes of love + fizz. They release oils, aromas and nutrients when you drop them into your bath. The beauty of a fizzer lies within the fact that your body not only gets a wonderful cleanse, but fizzers are also powerful for unwinding the mind and allowing your senses to indulge in a wondrous state of bath time relaxation and pleasure.
Raw Sugar Sugar Scrub
Adding a sugar scrub to your routine while in the shower, is a small extra step that will go a long way. Regular exfoliation works to smooth, polish and remove debris from the skin – leaving it glowing, and more receptive to nourishing moisturizers and butters. The scrubbing action itself boosts circulation and helps to drain your lymph nodes by increasing blood flow to the surface of your skin. Available in a range of different varieties, keep your Sugar Scrub in the shower and use it 2-3 times a week for super glowy, dewy, and well-hydrated skin.
Raw Sugar Body Butter
Raw Sugar’s range of lush, rich, and nutrient-packed body butters are best used after your shower & Sugar Scrub routine. Your post-bath skin will
be well-equipped to properly absorb all the vitamins, goodies and delicious scents from our body butter that are gentle enough that you can use them every day. Hot tip: carry one around in your handbag to quickly hydrate dry elbows, heels and knees when you’re on the go.
Although it’s one of the lesser known berries, the maqui berry is one of nature’s most powerful superfoods.
With an intense and vibrant purple color, the maqui berry grows wild in Southern parts of Chile. You’ll find maqui bushes on hillsides, fields, and along the borders of forests. Since the bushes grow in such abundance, there’s no need for maqui berries to be farmed.
While that is an interesting tidbit about this miracle berry, here are 7 even more powerful things you didn’t know about maqui Berries.
Queen of Antioxidants
When it comes to antioxidants, the maqui Berry reigns supreme. Many scientists have noted that the maqui Berry has the highest quantity of antioxidants of any food or fruit or fruit in nature! It has incredibly high levels of anthocyanin – a compound which is celebrated for its abundance of antioxidant properties.
It Promotes Strength
It is understood that the Mapuche Tribe, who are the oldest existing civilization in South America, had their warriors drink the maqui berry juice for strength and vigor. This same drink is enjoyed in this part of the world today too – as it contributes to strength, stamina and endurance.
A Natural Medicine
The wonderfully powerful antioxidant properties of the maqui Berry means it has many healing benefits. It can help to control the level of cholesterol in the blood, treat sore throats, fevers, and aid kidneys.
It Boosts Metabolism
If you’re ever in need of something to uplift, the amazing maqui Berry can work to boost your metabolism and refresh your body with more stamina. The berry can help kick-start digestion, which contributes to a more controlled release of energy.
Enhances the Immune System
The maqui berry is a great friend for the immune system. They can aid in the prevention of colds and flus, and keep your body in optimum shape overall.
It’s Packed with Nutrients
Maqui berries are jam-packed with essential nutrients including potassium, Calcium, Vitamin C and Iron – all of which work collaboratively and harmoniously to keep the body healthy and fit.
It Keeps You Young
Another benefit of the maqui berry’s amazing antioxidant value is in its anti-aging properties. The antioxidants help to slow down signs of aging by warding off free radicals in the body. Maqui berry also has an incredible ability to nourish and care for the skin cells – resulting in glowing, youthful, healthy skin.
Did you know Raw Sugar Living uses Maqui Berry as a main ingredient in many of our products? Check out the product range here.