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Summer contest – Win Juicy bamboo skin cleansing cloths

Juicy Bamboo cleansing cloths

Juicy Bamboo cleansing cloths

Are you by any chance using one of those chemical-laden, disposable cleansing cloths like Olay? If so, please stop and check out this eco-alternative called Juicy Bamboo which has no harsh chemicals and is 100% biodegradable.   Honestly guys, there are just way too many chemicals by-products that get added into beauty products these days which are known endocrine disruptors. This means they disrupt our female hormones leading to acne, fertility issues, PMS, and of course, female cancers. If you don’t believe me, read Not Just a Pretty Face.

Fortunately, I was contacted by Toronto-based Kaia Naturals that just launched a healthier alternative of of chemical-free, disposable skin cleansing cloths. Made from unbleached bamboo, they are entirely biodegradable, soaked in vitamins C, B12, E and 8 essential oils, and are pH balanced leaving your skin slightly acidic to keep out bacteria. Check out their store locator to find the easiest place to purchase them.

Benefits of Juicy Bamboo:

  • No alcohol
  • No parabens
  • No sulfates
  • No synthetic fragrances
  • Remove makeup and mascara
  • Built-in toner
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Environmentally-sound packaging

Individually wrapped packets – Perfect for yoga or the gym

Better yet, if you’re a yoga or gym girl on-the-go, you’ll love their individually wrapped packets which are perfect for throwing into your purse for wiping off the sweat post-workout!

Juicy Bamboo Individual packets

Juicy Bamboo Individual packets - perfect for the gym or yoga

 

A summer cool cleanse!

If the summer heat is unbearable where you live, put Juicy Bamboo cloths in your fridge for a cool refreshing cleanse for your face and body.

Summer cool cleanse _ Juicy in fridge

Summer cool cleanse - Put Juicy Bamboo in the fridge

 

Summer Contest! – How to participate?

Kaia Naturals is willing to give away a special Juicy Bamboo pack to one Canadian and American fan of Urban Green Girl.

To participate, simply tell me why eco-beauty is important to you by August 10th, in the comments section of this post. The winner will be announced on August 11th on my fanpage and the pack will be mailed to you!

How I cured my allergies with the Master Cleanse

 

Master Cleanse success - I cured my seasonal allergies

(Details on special giveaway below)

This past week, I completed the 7-day master cleanse again for the second time. Why? Because I cured my seasonal allergies from doing it 2 years ago. That’s right, I haven’t had to take Claritin or Aerius in 2 years. Now that’s what I call preventative medicine!

To learn about the master cleanse, view all my video diaries from my 10-day master cleanse in 2009. You can also get the master cleanse recipe here.

First, let’s start with a recap of the master cleanse benefits: Continue reading

The Results of the Master Cleanse

Urban Green Girl's Master Cleanse Results

Urban Green Girl's Master Cleanse Results

Three weeks have passed since I finished my master cleanse and I am ready to give you the results.

My skin didn’t clear up like I was hoping, so this just proves that it is, indeed, hormonal and stress related. Asides from having a huge feeling  of self accomplishment and pride, I did lose 7lbs overall, and this wasn’t even a goal. It has been 3 weeks since I finished, and this weight hasn’t come back. I have, however, been careful to not over eat since this was a good starting over point for me.

Pros:

  • Sense of accomplishment
  • Stable weight loss, 7lbs overall
  • Toxin removal
  • Better appreciation for food
  • Eat better (eat more grains)

Cons:

  • Did not clear my acne
  • Took 2-3 weeks to get my digestive system back to normal
  • Went on a food binge afterwards
  • No difference in energy levels or fatigue (but other facts explain this, like going to bed at 1am) Continue reading

Day 5 on The Master Cleanse a.k.a. The Lemonade diet

I’m half way there! My skin is looking a little better. My tongue is less fuzzy! I’m losing weight like crazy. My sore throat is going away. I’m really dreaming of food now, ugh! I’m clearing a lot of mucous out of my body thanks to the cayenne pepper. This means my body was too acidic before which means I was more prone to sickness. Need to eat more veggies and grains to stay more alkaline.

The 10 day Master Cleanse; Can Urban Green Girl do it?

90 lemons for Master Cleanse

Buying 90 lemons for the Master Cleanse

Since doing the liver detox 2 months ago, it has been my next goal to complete the Master Cleanse a.k.a. the Lemonade Diet. Although Beyoncé did this to lose 22lbs for her role in Dreamgirls, I’m choosing to do this to clear my acne and cleanse my body from alcohol and other contaminants such as pesticides, herbicides and preservatives etc.

The Master Cleanse is a drink made up of lemon juice, maple syrup (Grade B), cayenne pepper and water. The lemons cleanse, the maple syrup gives you vital minerals and calories and the pepper apparently breaks up mucous in the body, delivers vitamins B & C and gives you that extra kick needed. No food is consumed for the length of this detox although herbal teas and laxatives can be taken. I will probably drink green and mint tea while doing this.

Benefits of the Master Cleanse (Lemonade Diet):

  • Removes toxins from your body
  • Improves skin; eradication of acne, and a more youthful appearance Continue reading

How to feel great and cure acne though a liver cleanse

Urban Green Girl feels great!

Urban Green Girl feels great!

Hallelujah I feel great; I just completed a liver cleanse!

Let me tell you why. Being an Urban Green Girl is about dealing with issues before they become problems. I feel the same way about health and believe 100% in preventative measures to achieve optimum mental and physical health.

Unlike most adults, I was plagued with acne not as a teenager but as an adult. After having my dermatologist put me on a wealth of dangerous drugs, namely Accutane (Isotretinoin) and Tetracycline I was put on Diane 35 (Cyproterone), a birth control praised for ridding acne in 99% of adults. And it did, brilliantly.

The Problem-

Ten years later, I decide to go off the pill because I don’t feel it’s right to have something synthetic Continue reading