Natural Skin Exfoliation That Doesn’t Involve Microbeads

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 Natural Skin Exfoliation That Doesn’t Involve Microbeads - The Urban Ecolife

Those abrasive facial exfoliating scrubs you buy from the beauty aisle are doing your skin, and the environment, more harm than good.  We all understand how wonderful a feeling it is to scrub those dead skin cells off your body but like with most things, you need to evaluate the health risks of the products you are using and the environmental consequences. Unfortunately, many of these products have not been manufactured with either taken into consideration.

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Healthy Cheap Meals and Shopping Tips For Broke College Students (& the budget-inclined)

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Healthy Cheap Meals and Shopping Tips For Broke College Students (and The Budget-Inclined)

So I was posed with the question – what are some healthy cheap meals a college student can enjoy that doesn’t involve cheese sandwiches and 2-minute noodles? (not that they count as healthy OR environmentally friendly by any means).

 

I am the perfect person to answer this question. After all, I’ve been there and walked in your shoes. Both as a cash-strapped university student and a budget-inclined, poorly paid employee looking for healthy cheap meals that made me feel as good inside as they did when I looked at the balance of my bank account. I know what it’s like to try and spend as little as possible on food without starving yourself.

 

So if you’re a broke-ass college students living off some form of student allowance or working a less than stellar paying job to fill in the gaps to supplement the healthy cheap meals (not the drinking budget *cough cough*), then this is for you.

 

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Are Our Modern Lifestyles Making Us Sick?

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Are our modern lifestyles making us sick (a case for why it's not what you think) - The Urban Ecolife

This as a disclosure that I’m not a doctor and you should always consult a doctor for personal medical advice. I wanted to make that clear first as I am going to proceed talking about health and yes, it’s a touchy subject. But I’m only sharing my personal experience and a different perspective in hope of giving you some hope.

 

I have my own opinions about how our busy, stressful, highly-processed and carbon-intensive modern lifestyles are not only causing serious environmental problems, but are also wrecking havoc on our personal health and wellbeing. That’s no secret. Why do you think I write about everything that I do?

 

Some time ago, I reached out to you with the question about one thing you’re struggling with right now and an overwhelming number of you responded with personal health issues. 

 

This doesn’t surprise me. 

 

Many of you probably stumbled upon my blog having caught sight of the odd recipe or two that favors real, whole ingredients, only to discover what I write about goes so much deeper. I believe that we are creatures of nature and we aren’t separate from the systems of nature. What we see happening around us; the food crisis, environmental damage on an epic scale, climate change and an overabundance of greenhouse gas emissions is a reflection of a serious imbalance occurring in our own lives.

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The Truth About the Fashion Industry Stripped Down and Laid Out Bare-Naked

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The Truth About The Fashion Industry Stripped Down and Laid Out Bare-Naked

This is one topic I’ve been hesitant to talk about much.

 

Geeeez… can you imagine why?

 

I myself am guilty to the rotten core about having drooling envy for the latest threads being splashed across my Instagram feed. So what does one lass say to another about her ethical fashion faux pas?

Keep silent? Pretend that it’s not happening? Hypocritically criticize all the celebs and fashion haulers while you go about your day sneakily shopping online so no one sees you going about the task of contributing to our global melt down?

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10 Foods To Put On Your Face That Bring a Whole New Meaning To Natural Skincare

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10 Foods To Put On Your Face for Natural Skincare

Hey Emily! You have food on your face.

I hear that a lot.

 

While my inability to place food inside my mouth is nothing short of toddler-worthy, I do intentionally put food on my face more often than it’s accidentally found there.

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Herbal Bath Infusion To Relax and Unwind

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Herbal Bah Infusion to Relax and Unwind - The Urban Ecolife

This herbal bath is like floating on a bed of clouds. This time is all about you, the water, soaking up the herbie-goodness, and some relaxing tunes to sooth the soul. For this recipe you can pick an essential oil depending on your needs and what you have available. Here’s some of my favorites:

 

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3 Ingredient Natural Face Mask You Can Eat!

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3 Ingredient Natural Face Mask You Can Eat - The Urban Ecolife

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Nourishing Hair Mask Made From One Food You Probably Have In Your Kitchen

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 Nourishing Hair Mask - Made From One Food You Probably Have In Your Kitchen

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