Happy Earth Day everyone! Did you know it was Earth Day? Well if not, it is the most celebrated environmental event worldwide, and it even has its own website if you want to learn all about the history.
A few weeks back I was contact by live clean about trying some of their new products. Since it is the only shampoo & conditioner I use (and have for a couple years) I was excited to say yes.
I was even more surprised when I received all of this:
live clean (baby) – soothing relief baby wash, soothing non-petroleum jelly, and soothing relief diaper ointment, live clean enviro-kidz berry burst and fruit explosion 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner, live clean (green earth) invigorating body wash, live clean (purple jewel) wave enhancing defining mousse, live clean (sensitive skin) body lotion, live clean exotic nectar argan oil treatment, live clean (exotic shine) bali oil soothing shampoo & conditioner, live clean professional damage therapy spilt end cream.
I cannot stop there though, and have to tell you more about live clean and why I use and love their products. I started using their pink fire shampoo and conditioner because it is sulfate free. Because I color my hair (and pay good money to do so) I wanted to use sulfate free products to help keep my color and reduce the dryness that sulfates and alcohols can cause. After buying the products I learned a lot more about the company and products and even more reasons to love them. Here are some of the reasons:
– Pure vegan
– Made with 98% plant ingredients
– Sulfate/phosphates/petroleum/DEA free
– No animal testing – directly or indirectly
– Made with certified organic botanicals
Over the past 6 months we have also being trying to make our home more environmentally friendly and chemical free. And while we are not perfect, all the little changes do make a difference. We no longer use any harsh chemical cleaning products, and instead use vinegar, lemon and baking soda for most of our cleaning. If I do buy cleaning products I tend to only buy ones that are chemical free and environmentally friendly. Long and short of this – using live clean only helps us to further these goals.
The one line I received was the live clean (baby) line. I cannot wait to give this to someone with a baby! So, friends you may see these coming your way. The reason why I bring this line up is because I think it is so important to make sure you are only using these natural, plant based products on babies. The skin is the body’s largest organ, and many baby products have ingredients such as parabens, DEAs, phthalates, and sulfates all which have been linked to side effects and irritations on baby’s delicate skin.
You better know it that when there is a baby K on the way we will only use chemical free and environmentally friendly products. Yet, another reason we have chosen to lessen the amount of chemicals we use in our house.
And one last thing the exotic shine with bali oil shampoo and conditioner smells so good since it contains coconut oil. Love it 🙂
Yesterday was gorgeous out, so we took full advantage and enjoyed supper on the deck with a drink:
I tried this new drink:
(also yesterday’s photo of the day – “bottle”)
It said it was made with sparkling water and natural flavors, and not too sweet. I gave it a try since usually I find coolers way too sweet. Verdict? It was not too sweet and very good, but still one was more than enough for this light weight.
This morning I had planned to do 30 minutes on the elliptical but seeing as my legs were very sore from Friday’s workout I decided to do a very easy and light run (6.6-6.8mph). I find that this helps work out and loosen my sore muscles better than anything else. A upper body workout followed, I increased a few of the weights, and lowered the reps, which I am sure will make me very sore tomorrow. Here is a quick run down of the exercises I did – fireman row, skull crusher, shoulder raises, hammer curls on bosu ball, upright dumbbell row, overhead lift & press, bent over lateral row and chest press.
Because I cannot eat enough avocados today I knew brunch had to include one. Egg, turkey bacon, light Havarti cheese, avocado, spinach and tomato sandwiches – phew that was a long one, with fruit salad featuring my new Costco buy – pre-cut mangoes! I die.
Not sure we have too much on today’s agenda now – cleaning, laundry, doing my brother’s taxes (best big sister I know…),enjoying the sunshine (high of 23 today!) and possibly taking a walk to Starbucks for free Earth Day coffee.
Oh and let this little brat outside before she drives me insane!
Does living environmentally friendly and chemical free matter to you?
Disclaimer – I was provided with the live clean products at no charge, to try & review on the blog. However, the comments above are all my own opinions on the products.