Although summer might be coming to end, we’re not ready to let go of it just yet! It’s time to take advantage of the deliciously ripe summer fruit and vegetables that are still available! This is a great way to put together a dish the whole family can enjoy! In the spirit of all things that are fun, vibrant and fresh, we’ve put together our top 7 must-try healthy summer salads!
Summer is slowly coming to an end, and it’s no secret that getting back into study mode after a semester break can be one big rush and quite stressful. Here are 5 tips to get back-to-college ready and feel motivated and positive about it, too!
Founded on the belief that everyone deserves to love the skin they’re in and wake up with a smile on their face, we are always looking for ways to positively contribute to the planet and its people.
We believe that the smallest acts of kindness can make a real impact…which is why we’re always striving to give back to the community and to those in need.
One of the ways we give back is through our mission, where for every product that you buy we donate a bar of soap to a family in need. Back in May we partnered with DirectRelief.org and were able to make a donation 1,000,000 fresh bars of soap to people in need, as well as hosting an event at the Union Rescue Mission to celebrate this milestone while giving back to the families who lived there. Read More
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
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.
With summer slowly approaching, many of us feel a fresh sense of hope.
A new day is on the horizon, and our bodies and minds are telling us that it’s time for improvement.
Instead of focusing on a specific area of physical refinement for
tomorrow – like signing up for a gym membership, for example – why not start living your happiest, healthiest life… today?
There are many things you can control in your everyday life to ensure you’re living at your best. If you make a habit of the following 5 things every day, we guarantee you’ll feel better because it.
Start Your Day By Setting Intentions
Setting positive intentions is a wonderful thing. By understanding what you truly desire and how you desire to feel, your everyday life your life will glow with a brand new sense of being.
Setting intentions helps you get your power back. Once you’re
clear on how you want to feel and what you want to achieve, you can make clearer and more assured day-to-day decisions that will lead you to the life you truly want to be living.
Make Gratitude Your Attitude
It’s easy to get caught up in a whirlwind of everyday stress, but when we do, we
forget to stop and smell the roses. When we get so busy chasing what we want, we don’t often appreciate what we already have.
Practicing gratitude, or thankfulness as a daily
ritual can greatly improve our mental and emotional well-being. In fact, studies have shown that gratitude can increase happiness levels by 25%. People who make gratitude a priority tend to have enhanced levels of
creativity and power, are more resilient, have stronger immune
systems, and even have stronger social relationships with other people.
Find the Exercise You Love
Our bodies are designed to move. Your body is an extraordinary thing – capable of doing so much if you treat it kindly. Moving your body will not only benefit your physical health, but your mind too. Exercising releases endorphins, the feel good hormone your body produces to create a positive boost in your mood.
We know gyms aren’t for everyone, and you can’t force a habit you
simply don’t enjoy. Experiment with a few types of activities to find the one you truly
love – and when you do, it won’t feel like a chore, but rather a daily hobby that you look forward to. Perhaps you’ll enjoy yoga, or maybe nature walks. Maybe your thing is competitive
sports, like soccer, or could it be something water-based, like swimming or surfing?
No matter what it is, you’ll find it. Once you do, it won’t even feel like exercise!
Repeat Positive Affirmations
What you think, you become. Choosing positive patterns of thought and repeating positive affirmations will lead you feel more optimistic and happy. In Western society, we’re all programmed from birth with scripts that play through our minds all day long. Unbelievably, more
than 75% of those scripts are skewed toward negative thinking.
The power of your mind is incredible, and you can equip yourself with the tools that change the way you talk to yourself. By practicing daily affirmations that reassure and inspire, you’re setting yourself up for more self-love, self-acceptance, and self- belief. What could possibly be better than that?
Practice Inner Peace
A powerful way to find greater contentment is to practice inner peace.
Giving your mind time to stop and take a mental deep breath allows more clarity and harmony.
Whether you choose to meditate, pray, practice yoga, or even listen to music, giving your mind a few moments of peace will help you center yourself and really feel the blessings you already have in your life.
When it comes to pure skin health, the secret is often simplicity.
The humble Aloe Vera plant, potent in its power to soothe and detoxify, is one of the very best friends your skin will ever have. And while Aloe Vera loves all skin types, it’s particularly good for nurturing sensitive skin.
A little-known fact about Aloe is that there are more than 300 different species of it – most of which are loaded with a healthy variety of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes… all super powerful-healing properties.
In a nutshell, Aloe Vera is sensitive-skin magic.
That’s why, when we formulated our new sensitive skin regimen, we chose Aloe Vera as a key ingredient – and processed it through ColdPress Technology® to retain its incredible wealth of nutrients. Direct from the fruit to your skin.
If you aren’t already convinced by the power on Aloe Vera in protecting your skin, here are the 5 top skin-loving benefits of Aloe Vera. You’re welcome.
1. Calming moisturizer
Aloe vera packs a whole bunch of minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, and vitamins A, C, and E – all of which collaborate and work together harmoniously to restore your skin’s barrier. With a wonderful ability to moisturize without being overpowering, Aloe Vera is equipped with polyphenols – which help ward off free radicals and signs of waging.
2. Super soother
Much like avocado, Aloe Vera is full of healthy fats – and these fatty acids, together with an enzyme called bradykinin, help calm, soothe and tranquillize skin. So it can breathe easy.
3. Kind regeneration
With its wonderful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, Aloe Vera protects sensitive skin against anything that won’t serve it. It help to regenerate skin and works to heal any red spots or marks.
4. Gentle exfoliation
Well-exfoliated skin usually equals glowing skin, which is why Aloe Vera works so well in both cleansers and moisturizers. It softens dead skin cells, making them easy to gently rinse away – giving skin a naturally healthy, bright appearance.
5. Soft toner
A natural astringent that works to perk up, tighten and firm your complexion skin – Aloe Vera is a gentle toner. It has the power to even out skin pigmentation, smooth out the appearance of blotchiness, and works to calm red spots.
We answer the 7 most frequently asked questions about this delicate skin type.
Love it or hate it, if you have sensitive skin – you have to take care of it. It requires a little extra attention and a tad bit more patience. But if you play your cards right, youe sensitive skin will become a total non-issue. In fact, you can even use it to your favor!
Here, we answer the 7 most frequently asked questions about sensitive skin.
1. What exactly constitutes ‘sensitive skin’?
There are a variety of factors at play to making up what people call sensitive skin. But put simply, sensitive skin reacts unpleasantly to skincare products and chemicals. When diagnosing sensitive skin, dermatologists look for: skin reactions such as redness, bumps or erosion, very dry texture, or a tendency towards heavy blushing.
2. How do I know if I have it?
If it’s common for your skin to get irritate or feel uncomfortable after using over-the-counter skincare, you probably have sensitive skin.
The best way to find out, of course, is to check in with a dermatologist.
3. What should I look for in skincare products to ensure they don’t irritate my sensitive skin?
Products designed specifically for sensitive skin are usually your friends. Also look for products that contain no parabens or sulfates – and that are made up of mostly natural ingredients.
Try to avoid products with harsh chemicals and way too many ingredients on their lists.
4. When using a new product, how should I test for skin reactions?
Patch testing is the way to go – after all, it’s better to be safe than sorry! When you get a new product, place a small amount behind your war for a few days. If your skin reacts well, try the same thing along your temple. If you don’t get irritated skin, the product should be safe to use.
5. How can I protect my sensitive skin against harsh weather conditions?
We hate to sound lime your mother, but you MUST wear suncream all year round. It’s a non negotiable. And make sure it’s one thats at least SPF 30+.
In the summer, you should generally try to avoid sunbathing and spending long periods of time in the hot sun – even if you have applied your SPF. UV rays are highly damaging and particularly so on your sensitive skin.
In the winter, try not to overheat your home. Have a good moisturizer on hand for skin and body to keep it hydrated, and always wash with paraben and sulfate free cleansers.
6. Is sensitive skin genetic?
It would appear that yes, sensitive skin and its associated conditions (includong rosacea and eczema) are inherited.
7. What are the best tips for caring for my sensitive skin?
Use skincare that has been specifically designed for your skin type. These products should be soap-free and light on harsh chemicals to avoid overworkinf your skin. When cleansing, be gentle – and avoid using chunky scrubs and exfoliators.
Also, hydration is key. Stay on top of your moisturizing schedule and your skin will thank you for it.
PS – DID YOU KNOW that Raw Sugar is launching a BRAND NEW line of skincare created especially for SENSITIVE SKIN? Yup! It’s made with natural, soothing, nourishing ingredients made to love and care for sensitive skin! More info coming soon… WATCH THIS SPACE, sensitive-skinned sisters!