Detox-friendly giveaway: Natural, organic products from O&N CollectiveApril 1, 2013
A detox has one main goal. You can guess what it is, right? To rid your body of toxins. You may very well lose weight, you may see your high blood pressure regulate itself. But you will very definitely decrease your toxic load, which in turn leads to a healthier body, mind and spirit.
And yes, it involves a change in diet. But to be most effective it should also involve a shift in lifestyle – after all, toxins enter our body through much more than food – they come from our air, water, stress, chemicals on our clothes…even our personal care products.
What if I get hungry? Can I eat out? What if I break down and eat at McDonald’s one day?
Don’t worry Kelley. If you get hungry, you’ll eat. You’ll emphasize protein and healthy fats to help keep you full. If you eat out (and I’m sure we all will at some point) you’ll choose something on the menu that most resembles real, clean food. I usually get a salad and hummus, maybe a piece of fish with vegetables and potato. Sound ok? And if you make the decision to eat McDonald’s, you’ll also make a conscious decision to listen to your body and feel how that McDonald’s affects you. There are no mistakes, there are just learning experiences.
Do I have to be perfect? Can I do this? Do I have to exclusively shop at Whole Foods?
Well, I’m not perfect and no one is – but I have seen busy moms of 3 who work 70 hour weeks complete this detox successfully (and love it!). So I know that when it’s the right time, anyone can do it. You might find yourself at Whole Foods for a specialty item or two, but you should be able to get most things at a standard grocery store. I’ve had detoxers from all over the world and not everyone has a Whole Foods, so we are flexible.
But again, it’s not all about the food. Which leads me to today’s giveaway!
I’m so happy to announce this package from O&N Collective – designed specifically to help you reduce the toxins in your home and body by replacing two important products that many of us use daily:
1. Your deodorant
As I wrote about here, your deodorant/antiperspirant is filled with ingredients you’d be much better off without. You can make your own natural deodorant, but wouldn’t it be easier to win some?
According to O&N about their Blissoma Lavender Natural Deodorant:
It combines fresh organic cucumber juice, plant gums, organic jojoba oil, baking soda, licorice extract and pure essential oils to effectively deter odor and freshen underarms. It is free of harmful aluminum and other toxic ingredients and safe to use while pregnant. Keep in mind these are not antiperspirants. If you sweat through your morning application you can always touch up with a quick spritz- the next application absorbs the odor again.
I can assure you that I’ve been antiperspirant-free for about a year and love it!
2. Your air freshener
Every time you spray Febreeze, you’re inhaling a boatload of chemicals that the Environmental Working Group has determined to be likely or significantly hazardous to your health the the environment. How ’bout we ditch that stuff and try a simpler, much less toxic solution?
According to O&N about their Neom Organics Lemon & Fresh Basil Natural Room Mist:
Our Neom Organics Room Mists are made from a simple blend of pure essential oils, spring water and pure grain alcohol and are 95% organic – 5% natural and free from harsh preservatives, so they will not pollute your lungs, home or the environment.
Ahhh. That’s much better.
Ok, are you ready?
Listen, if you’ve been considering a detox, you won’t find a more comprehensive, practical program. We are almost sold out so I encourage you to head on over and reserve your spot today. The program starts in less than a week!
To enter to win today’s giveaway, follow the instructions below. Good luck!
1 winner will be notified by April 30, 2013. Winner must provide a US shipping address.