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Since I began to change my lifestyle habits, I’ve also made a change in many of the products that I use on a daily basis. I’d like to share one brand that I’ve been enjoying for a few months now. It’s called Desert Essence and boy is it fabulous. You will find many of their products at Whole Foods or other health food stores. They use tea tree oil in many of their products and frankly that’s why I like it so much.

Tea tree oil is a wonderful, natural herb used in many different ways. Yes the smell is quite pungent but if you buy their facial cleanser pads then rinse your face with water afterward, the smell will minimize. My fiancé loves using their jojoba oil after he shaves – it’s soothing for his face.

In the past, I’ve tried changing deodorants to a natural brand like Tom’s but have always found that it would never last throughout the day. This always made me frustrated because I never wanted to use deodorant with aluminum but I also didn’t want to smell bad. I finally found my answer! Desert Essence deodorant! It lasts through the day AND it smells great.

I hope you check out some of their products, I know you will enjoy them. It’s really important to check the labels on ALL your products including lotions, soaps, deodorants, toothpaste and anything else you use. Your skin is just as important as the rest of the organs in your body. If you’re going to change your food and lifestyle, then you may as well go all the way – that’s how I see it anyway. Treat your skin with care, it IS the largest organ in your body.

One of many Larabar flavors

One of many Larabar flavors

I’ve always had trouble finding a granola bar that’s healthy and filling at the same time. By no means am I trying to replace a meal with these bars, but I like to stick them in my purse for times when I’m desperate for something nourishing. I also like to keep them in my pantry for a snack.

The problem that I find with most of these bars is that they are filled with preservatives, sugar and unhealthy ingredients. SO, when I eat them I have now learned that I am prone to getting a stomachache.

You can imagine how frustrated I’ve been that I can’t eat these bars anymore, nor do I want to. My stomach can’t handle the chemicals/preservatives/sugar that’s used.

I have finally been introduced to a bar that is actually healthy! I am so excited about it that I knew I had to share with my blog community. These bars are filled with real, whole ingredients and are naturally sweetened without any added sugar of any sort. Not even agave!

Next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up a
Larabar and read the ingredients. You will be amazed that there are only about three or four ingredients in most of the bars.

Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t say it’s healthy to eat more then one bar per day – but if you are indulging in other bars this is a MUCH healthier choice. Be advised that they do have fat, but it’s HEALTHY fat; completely different then the other stuff that’s used in the other products.


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