Category Archives: Purpicks Blogs

The Gut-Skin Connection: 3 secrets to beautiful skin

My Secret to Beautiful Skin by Nora DeBora

People with beautiful, radiant skin, aren’t just lucky! Ok, maybe a few are. But, people with beautiful skin generally tend to follow three secrets. They nourish, protect and treat not only their skin topically, but also their gut internally. If you visited a dermatologist as little as ten years ago, you probably would have been […]

My Natural Solution for Oily Hair

Oily hair? Don’t worry you are not alone! Since I can remember, I have always had to deal with my fine, oily hair. When my hair was virgin I couldn’t go more than a day without washing it! What a hassle!! However, when I started to experiment with colouring my hair, slowly going blonder and […]

The Benefits of Oil Pulling

The benefits of Oil Pulling Gillian B

Let me introduce you to a simple daily practice that has been used for thousands of years for the maintenance of oral health! Oil pulling is the Ayurvedic practice of swishing high quality oil around the mouth as a way to remove harmful bacteria and keep it in tip top shape. Think of it as […]

Can You Fit Natural Products in Your Budget?

Can You Fit Natural Products in Your Budget? Emma Rohmann

The number one struggle I hear from members of my Green Product Forum about making the switch to healthier, greener, more natural products is time and money. OK, that’s two struggles. But they are more often than not connected. It’s not surprising. Green products are notoriously more expensive than their conventional counterparts, at least when […]

What’s in Fragrance and Parfum

Yellow Field What's in Fragrance and Parfum

HINT: Mountain air and meadow flowers are not actually used in your air freshener. We’ve been sold on the idea of a clean smell. So we use air fresheners, room sprays, plug-ins, candles and dryer sheets to add fragrance to our home. But the ingredients used to create those “Mountain Fresh”, “Spring Meadow”, and “Lavender […]

How to Detox Your Bathroom

How to Detox Your Bathroom Emma Rohmann

A couple of weeks ago, I shared 3 steps to help you avoid overwhelm when making green changes in your home. Over the next few blogs, I’ll be diving into more specific strategies for every room in your home, with a focus on reducing toxic chemicals. Why am I focusing on detoxing your home? Because […]

Take 5: Dry Brush Daily for Optimal Health

Gillian B Dry Brush

We all know an important function of the heart is to pump blood around our body to our various organs, but did you know there is similar but much less well-known system that is just as, if not more important for optimal health? The body’s lymphatic system! According to Dr. John Douillard: “The lymph travels […]

How to Detox Your Cosmetics: Getting Rid of What you Have

How to Detox your Cosmetics Emma Rohmann

So you’re ready to ditch your conventional cosmetics, toiletries and body care products. Maybe you’re sick of the eczema, or allergies, or headaches that many people get from products with synthetic fragrances. Or maybe you want to stop contributing to water pollution. Perhaps you are now aware of the carcinogens and hormone disruptors in every-day […]

Heal Your Emotional Baggage with this Ancient Practice!

Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, has been practiced since ancient times. For those not familiar with Ayurveda, it is one of the worlds oldest holistic healing systems that goal is heal disease and imbalance by aligning your body with nature. One of the first practices prescribed is often Abhyanga. Abhyanga is a self-massage done […]

TBE’s Favourite Oils for Acne Prone Skin

Essential Oils Sabrina Zimmerman

Awhile ago, I wrote a post on my favorite skincare essential oils for acne (see here), and today I want to share a few of my favorite carrier oils for treating acne prone skin. Before I dive in, I want to stress that what works for me and my skin may not work for you, […]