Tag: beauty

“Sip and Revive: Detoxifying and Energizing Magic of Charcoal Lemonade”

Hey there, health enthusiasts! If you’re on the hunt for a drink that’s not just refreshing but also packs a detox punch, look no further than the mysterious and magical concoction known as charcoal lemonade. Yep, you heard that right – charcoal. Lemonade. Let’s unlock the detoxifying and energizing wizardry that this dark elixir brings to the table (or rather, your glass!).

Charcoal Charisma: Before you start picturing barbecue grills, let’s clarify – we’re talking about activated charcoal here. It’s like a magnet that’s been to detox school. Activated charcoal has this incredible ability to bind to toxins and impurities in your body. When you sip on charcoal lemonade, it’s like giving your system a little helper to escort those unwanted guests out of your body.

Gut Love: Your gut is like a second brain, and it deserves all the love it can get. Activated charcoal in lemonade can help absorb excess gas and those belly-bloating culprits, making you feel lighter and more comfortable.

Beauty Glow: Detox isn’t just about the inside – it shows on the outside too. Charcoal lemonade might just become your skin’s BFF. By getting rid of toxins that can cause breakouts, this drink could help give your skin that radiant glow you’ve been chasing.

Say Goodbye to Hangovers: Had a bit too much fun last night? Charcoal lemonade could be your morning-after lifesaver. It might help mop up those post-party toxins and alleviate that pounding head.

Energizing Elixir: Now, onto the energy bit. Lemons are like a burst of sunshine, loaded with vitamin C. When combined with activated charcoal, you’ve got yourself an energizing duo that could help kick-start your metabolism and give you that extra boost.

A Word of Caution: While charcoal lemonade has its charms, it’s important not to go overboard. Activated charcoal can also bind to essential nutrients, so moderation is key. And if you’re on medications, chat with your healthcare provider before making this your daily sip.

DIY Magic: Want to unlock the magic yourself? Making charcoal lemonade is like whipping up a spell in your kitchen. Mix activated charcoal with fresh lemon juice, a touch of sweetness (like maple syrup or honey), and water. Voila – you’ve got yourself a detoxifying elixir!

So there you have it, the dark, detoxifying, and energizing wizardry of charcoal lemonade. It’s like a secret potion that your body will thank you for, inside and out. So go ahead, raise your glass to a detox journey that’s as enchanting as it is refreshing! ????????

The Minimalist – Bathroom Toiletries

What if you only had 3 toiletries to use daily?

 

I ran across an interesting startup Akamai, ‘Who’s goal is to encourage people to wash less, which completely aligns with my zero-waste message.

Like many topics, getting people to understand the importance of changing their habits for the better can be difficult, most prefer to stick with their daily routine. Imagine a bare or clutter free medicine cabinet and bathroom. To the average human, limiting your toiletries to 3 products may be impossible.

This is what US-based personal care startup Akamai wants to influence us to do, it’s quite unusualto ask customers to buy less.

Akamai, which started trading earlier this year, claims to solve all of your personal care needs with 3 products: A soap/face/hair bar, toothpaste; and a hair and body oil spray for fragrance and moisturizing. Akamai encourages customers to wash less often.

I agree with Co-founder Vincent Cobb, this isn’t his first run with a conscious concept. He’s known for an online store selling reusable products and says, the concept is a reaction against an industry set up to drive over-consumption; which isn’t sustainable.

“Typical personal care product companies want you to consume more of their products, so they say, wash your hair and body every day,” says Cobb. “We have been led into this false sense of what is required to have healthy skin, teeth, and hair.”

In agreeing with Cobb, this should be the opposite for several reasons including the use of fluoride in tap water for many nations. Subjecting your skin, teeth, and hair to such a harsh chemical daily is harmful. Please read more about, “The effects of fluoride in your tap water.

The UK beauty and personal care industry is worth £17bn, according to research company Mintel. Besides the luxury end of the market, most beauty products fall into the “fast moving consumer goods” category, which means,  retailers and manufacturers, rely on selling high quantities.

The rise of e-commerce, selfie nation, and beauty/fashion blogging have also boosted the steady growth and development of product lines, empowering an industry surge even during periods when the economy is unpredictable, according to market research firms. Let’s face it some people seem to care more about how they look, then if their bills are paid.

Convincing people that less is more when it comes to beauty and personal care is no easy task, says Ashenburg. “That sense of insecurity, especially among women, that I might not be smelling perfect is embedded in our culture – and advertising makes enormous use of that insecurity.”

Industrial growth comes at an environmental cost. More beauty products mean more chemicals and water used in manufacturing and more plastic packaging. Since the containers used are often hard to wash out, or to recycle, much of it ends up in a landfill, says Dustin Benton, acting policy director at environmental charity Green Alliance.

Akamai isn’t the first company to tackle problems with . Clothing company Patagonia, for example, famously ran a Don’t buy this jacket ad in 2011, and encourages customers to repair garments rather than throw them away.

Such companies face the question of whether calling for reduced consumption while actively marketing their products is really a viable fix for consumerism. Patagonia’s sales, for example, went up following its campaign.

Hopefully, Akamai is successful in using their products to change consumption habits for the better, I think they’ve started off with the perfect items. People will always need and seek products to clean their skin, teeth, and hair, but can be encouraged to buy less of these items.