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Sustainability is Good Business
Recently, businesses all around the globe have tapped into the going green trend, and it's paying off big for many of them. In fact, several recent studies have shown that sustainability-oriented companies have a better stock performance, lower volatility and a higher return on assets than other similar companies. In short, the sustainable, or green, companies are making more green than the companies that have not jumped on board.
Cruelty-Free Products Add Value for Your Customers
More people are becoming aware of and concerned about the testing of personal-care products, including lotions, massage oils and aromatherapy products, on animals. In particular, the younger generation is socially conscious and more apt to support products—and the practices that utilize them—that are cruelty-free.
Massage Lubricants: Synthetic vs. Natural
Massage lubricants can be broken-down into two main categories: natural and synthetic.
Why Organic Matters to Today's Massage Therapist
Why is organic certification important to your massage practice? This is a philosophical question. Studies have demonstrated organic crops are no better for you than conventionally produced crops. They both contain the same nutrients. Other, more recent, studies demonstrate organic crops are actually better for you. I’m not going to address that issue because it misses the point.
Guest Editorial: Organic Standards are at Risk
Increasingly, health-conscious consumers are indicating preferences for organic goods, including food, apparel and body-care products. It’s important you know how to identify truly organic products, both as a therapist who uses organic products on clients and as a consumer who purchases them for yourself.
Premium Organic Café Announces Online Doors Open for Business
Premium Organic Café LLC? has announced the launch of its company and online retail store that sells specialty organic coffees, teas, chocolates, gift baskets and accessories. The business is owned by managing partners Lisa Ballehr and Kimberly Ring, who bring experience from the medical and marketing fields, respectively, and targets consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses.
StorableOrganics.com Launches World's First Line of Organic, Non-GMO Preparedness Superfoods
StorableOrganics.com has just launched, offering a full line of long-term storable superfoods and organic foods packed in steel cans for long-term shelf life. The company sells directly to consumers via the Web and caters to people interested in preparedness and food security who understand the need for high-density nutrition during stressful emergencies.
This Earth Day, Focus on Heavy Metals in the Environment
As the world celebrates Earth Day, environmental problems will be widely discussed. What many people are just beginning to realize is that some of these issues, like the increasing amounts of such heavy metals as mercury and lead in our environment, can have a direct and negative impact on human health.
Prancing Leopard Organics Introduces the Chrysalis Sweater
Prancing Leopard Organics introduces the Chrysalis Sweater as a modern interpretation of the long, boat neck dolman, with the goal of setting a new standard in chic style.
d'vine Skin Care Announces New Eco Friendly Product Samples
2011 is going to be a green year for the natural wine-based skin-care company, d'vine Skin Care. The company has been working diligently toward greater environmentally sound aspirations in product packaging. After years of research and testing, d'vine Skin Care is now able to offer trial sizes of the same high-quality, wine-based skin- care products using environmentally sound packaging.
FemmeScience Face Mask
This face mask uses the millenary power of active forms of green tea, gentle clays and essential oils to purify, cleanse and revitalize the face. Once applied, the active ingredients absorb pore-clogging impurities while infusing the skin with antioxidants.
This gel contains all natural ingredients with a jojoba oil base enriched with sea algae and green tea botanical extracts. It can be used for all modalities. It does not contain nut oils, and is marketed as unscented and paraben-free.
Ice Ch'i Analgesic
Ice Ch'i Analgesic contains the natural soothing and penetrating extracts of Birch leaf, Birch bark, camphor, wintergreen and menthol. It can be used as a cooling massage lotion on specific injury areas. The icy cool formula is formulated to penetrate heat when applied.
This lotion contains all natural ingredients with a jojoba oil base enriched with sea algae and green tea botanical extracts. It can be used for any modality, and is marketed as unscented, free of nut oils and paraben-free.
Sari Eye Pillows
These pillows are filled with cinnamon, clove, allspice and orange and may be heated in the microwave or chilled in the freezer. They are made with Indian sari fabric, woven with gold thread in four vibrant colors: red, green, blue or purple. The back side is made of black silk.
New, Improved Biofreeze Pain Reliever
This topical analgesic is marketed as the No. 1 clinically used analgesic and now has an improved formula. Eighty percent of topical analgesic users prefer the new, more natural formula, which is 100-percent paraben- and propylene glycol-free. It is available in green and colorless versions.