People behave differently in the cooler months, and so does their skin. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that many of us end up with dry, flaky and dull skin during winter and tend to make less of an effort with our skin care routines. Winter isn’t just for hibernation it’s for resetting. Show your body a little love over the cooler months and we promise it’ll love you back.
When life gives you lemons… you better use every last drop! Here are some amazing reasons why you need to get more lemon into your life. Lemon is arguably one of the world’s most popular and versatile fruits, so it should come as no surprise that us humans have found some pretty amazing ways to benefit from this nutrition packed fruit.
Look around you. How many people do you know that are genuinely happy? If you answered plenty, then that’s great – if not then maybe it’s time to step back and reevaluate your own happiness levels. Are you truly happy with where you are in your life right now? For those of us who could use a bit (or a lot) of a push in the positive direction, we’ve compiled a few simple steps that you can take today, to help you on your quest to find, restore or increase your happiness levels:
It’s no secret that the summer may have left your skin, hair and, lips feeling a little tired and in need of some extra love. With all of the fun (yet damaging) exposure to salt water, UV rays, and heat, your body may be in need of a revival. At Raw Sugar Living, we’ve got the goods to get your body out of distress and into a hydrated, supple and smooth zone, just in time for fall. Keep your skin fabulous and natural, from head-to-toe today! It’s time to get #Rawlovin Sugars!
Have you ever wondered where the inspiration for our healthy, organic and hydrating formulations comes from? Well, the answer is simple, it’s directly from Mother Nature. We believe in creating the very best out of what nature gives us…in the best way possible! Here are 7 of our favorite healing fruits that we love to use in our formulations:
Whether you’re a hard working career woman, student or entrepreneur, it’s often easy to forget that a whole other world exists outside your everyday routine. A world that perhaps involves sleep-ins, self-indulgence, and dare we say it – “me” time.
Lemons have amazing natural healing properties that offer great health and beauty benefits inside and out. Here are 5 fun facts you need to know about lemons.
1. Daily dose of Vitamin C
The mighty Lemon offers 88% of your daily dose of Vitamin C. Renowned for fighting colds and flu bugs, it also contains a good amount of Potassium and Magnesium; both of which help promote healthy skin.
2. Glow on the outside
Lemons are used in a number of beauty treatments to cleanse, refresh and add a youthful glow. Skin looks more radiant, hair looks shinier, nails look whiter!
3. Glow on the inside
Lemons are actually alkaline (even though they taste acidic) which means they help to regulate the body to an ideal pH level of 7.30-7.45. Lemon juice also aids digestion and helps cleanse the liver. This all adds up to a healthier body, which means clearer skin and shinier hair!
4. The thinner the better
Did you know? The highest quality and juiciest
lemons have thinner skin. (Should this be peels?)
5. Goodbye Anxiety
Who would have thought? The smell of lemons helps increase focus!
There you have it, lemons are cool! Shop our
Lemon Sugar scented products from our
ColdPress Personal Care line for the ultimate #Rawlovin
Every year, when the calendar pointer hits January 1st, we bask in the glow of a new year.
A fresh start. A clean slate. A renewed optimism. It’s an innate part of human nature – we look for opportunities to clear the proverbial canvas and start anew.
For some, that means creating a list of New Years resolutions; exercise more, indulge less. For others, it’s the physical act of making a monumental life change; be that starting a new job or moving to a new city. But for most of us, an effective fresh start needs to begin on the inside. And it can be as simple as expressing a little bit of good ol’ fashioned gratitude.
Being thankful for the gifts of life has many health benefits. Studies have shown it can reduce feelings of depression, decrease anxiety, improve quality of sleep, and even strengthen memory.
Here are a few easy ways to kick-start your gratitude practice – for a more centred, content you.
1. Daily top 3
Each day, consider three things you feel grateful for. They could be as simple as your warming morning tea or the delicious taste of your favorite fruit – or as profound as the roof over your head and clean drinking water. Tune in to the small details that make your life what it is, and take notice of what you might be taking for granted. It’s amazing what you see when you start paying attention.
2. Express gratitude to others
Show your appreciation to someone who did something kind – be it a total stranger or your best friend. Letting people know you acknowledged and appreciated their help will make you feel lighter and more joyous.
3. Focus on the good
Make it a habit to take time and focus on the things you’re thankful for in your life. Make a list of them in your mind, and say a big, earnest “thank you” for each one of them.
4. Acknowledge the struggles
It’s also important to focus on your struggles you’ve gone through, and say thanks for the unexpected ways you have gained from them. Maybe they uncovered a strength you didn’t know you had, or perhaps they brought you closer to your family, or revealed to you your true priorities. Be grateful for the tough times themselves, rather than the silver linings, because they may continue to offer you blessings you otherwise wouldn’t have.
5. Make it a mantra
Never underestimate the power of words. When you feel tense, stressed or sad – simply repeat the words “thank you” between deep, slow breaths to re-ground yourself. Sit in silence and really meditate on the words.
6. Pay it forward
A little kindness goes a long way. And one of the most meaningful ways to express gratitude is to act with kindness towards others. Return a favor. Surprise someone. See a situation you might be able to offer some help in and do it. The feeling afterwards will be golden.
If you often end the week with a froster full of vegetables that hasn’t been touched and bowl full of fruit you haven’t eaten – you’re not alone. In fact, around 25% of our total grocery shop ends up in the trash. That means that almost a quarter of all foodstuffs we buy go to waste.
But, alas, there is a solution. Why not turn uneaten foods into natural cleaning products? Aside from minimizing waste, this strategy has other benefits too. By using all-natural household products, you avoid exposing yourself and your family to unnecessarily harsh chemicals – particularly in the kitchen. It’s safe, it’s eco-friendly, and importantly – it works.
Without further ado, here are our top 5 most effective natural cleaners.
With its medley of antiseptic and antibacterial properties, lemon has the natural strength to kill germs and even remove stains. Their high acidity levels mean they can also act as a bleaching agent – so they’re perfect for brightening up bathroom and kitchen tiles. Mix lemon juice with water to form mother nature’s ultimate cleanser and use it to wash dishes, surfaces and wipe off stains.
Much like lemon, vinegar is high in acidity – so it’s powerful in killing germs and warding off nasty bacteria. Simply mix one part vinegar to two parts water in a large spray bottle, and there you have it – a brand new, healthy and natural surface cleaner. For really tough cleaning, just use it straight outta the bottle.
3. Banana peel
Here’s one that might surprise you; banana peel! Instead of tossing your banana peel into the trash, make a beeline for the cutlery drawer. Simply blend the skins with a little bit of water to form a paste and use it to polish your silverware – we promise you it’ll be shinier than ever.
4. Tea bags
Tea is full of tannins, which means it’s super effective in polishing wooden surfaces like cabinets and floors. Just make sure you allow them to cool first. BONUS: If you want to keep your fridge smelling fresh and clean, keep some Green Tea leaves inside it to eliminate any nasty odors!
Got some scrubbing to do? Reach for the salt. Salt works really well as an abrasive cleaner – use it to remove gunk from pans, showers, and floors. When you mix salt with a little bit of water, however, you crate a saline solution that works really well to remove stains from the carpet and clothes.