Showing posts with label Organic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Organic. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Good On The Inside, Good On The Outside with Recipes

This Article First Appeared On The Makeup Examiner May 5, 2017

We’ve been really big supporters -- more like super fans of Golden Door. But, you all knew that already and hopefully you’ve had an opportunity to luxuriate with a Golden Door skin care product or two. Each time that we find an amazing product of the Spa’s we share it with you and today is no different. Actually, we shared with you that this spa has its own Farm Stand and maybe we forgot to mention that Golden Door makes its own honey that has recently become available to all. And it is one more reason why we are such fans of this treasure in San Marcos, California.

Golden Door Farms Wildflower Honey ($18) is homegrown by world renowned Golden Door Executive Chef, Greg Frey, Jr. on GD’s 600 acres of gardens and citrus groves. Chef Frye is an experienced beekeeper that is passionate about raising honeybees to contribute to sustaining our ecosystem. To celebrate the launch of this delish, organic goodness we’re sharing Golden Door’s “Super Secret” Wildflower Honey Face Mask and an even more SUPER SECRET recipe … Momma Barbie’s Granola!

Golden Door’s Wildflower Honey Face Mask

  • 1 tsp mashed avocado
  • 1 tsp plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1 tsp Golden Door Wildflower Honey

Mix ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. Spread the mixture over your face, taking care to avoid your eyes, and sit and relax for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse with tepid water.

Because this mask is so gentle, it’s one that you can easily use several times per week. And who doesn’t deserve 20 minutes of complete “me” time?!? Interesting facts about how this mask works -- the fats within avocado and whole milk yogurt are deeply moisturizing, while the lactic acid within the yogurt is a gentle exfoliant that leaves your skin smooth and stimulates collagen production. The mask is rich in Vitamins B, E, A, and D as well as manganese and magnesium, all of which are pure nutrition for your face!

Momma Barbie’s Granola

  • ½ cup Golden Door Wildflower Honey
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 8 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 cups almonds
  • 1 cup shredded coconut (toasted)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup dates (pieced)
  • 13x9 ½x2 Baking Pan

Preheat oven to 350°. Pour oats, sunflower seeds and almond into baking pan. Mix gently. Slowly heat honey, brown sugar canola oil and vanilla over a low heat stir occasionally until mixed. Pour over oat mixture. Add coconut and make sure that mixture is even in pan. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring often to ensure even browning of granola. Remove from oven and add cranberries, raisins and dates. Let cool completely and place in an airtight container. Enjoy with yogurt!

Momma Barbie cautions that you should keep a close eye on the shredded coconut when toasting it burns easily. Also, you really need to stir the granola about every five minutes for an even bake, and lastly … this is delicious and makes the perfect breakfast or snack so you can expect your granola to disappear rather quickly. 

Golden Door Farms Wildflower Honey is available online at Golden Door. Momma Barbie’s Granola, well uh, you’ll have to email us and we’ll see if she’s willing to send you batch.

About Golden Door: The Golden Door Foundation was founded in 2013 to show support to improving our communities, both globally and locally. Golden Door is passionate about the values and principles that we share with our beneficiary charities and believe in changing lives. We believe that responsibility extends beyond our walls.  As a show of support to those involved in making the world a more loving, more humane and more peaceful place.  100% of Golden Door profits go to help end child abuse and transform young lives.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sex Is Organic Shouldn’t Your Sexual Wellness Products Be Too?

We put a lot of focus upon what we put into our bodies such as organic foods, but seem to overlook items that are just as important -- sexual wellness products! Did you know that the vagina, and the scrotum, are two of the most absorbent areas of the female and male bodies? So why are we not turning to better, well in our opinion, safer products for sex? Recently, Sustain Natural, the pioneering brand of all-natural sexual wellness products introduced a new line of organic sensual personal care items, which included a package redesign by renowned designer Karim Rashid

The brand’s line of organic sensual personal care is the first in the U.S. to recognize two often-ignored phases of intimacy: foreplay and post-play. Sustain is celebrated for its existing line of Fair Trade certified condoms, aloe-based organic lubricants and 100% cotton post-play wipes. With the addition of organic sensual personal care, Sustain has established itself as the go-to brand for vagina-friendly products. Sustain Natural’s new line of sensual wellness products include Body Wash, Body + Massage Oil, and Body + Lip Balm, formulated specifically for before, during and after sex.

Body Wash ($16.90) – specially formulated suds made with organic aloe that cleanses and soothes your body, for washing up before or after sex. Made of 79% organic ingredients.

Organic Body + Massage Oil ($14.90) – a special blend of organic almond and jojoba oils combined with aphrodisiacs like orange, ylang ylang, and ginger to create a sultry, slippery way to glide hands over bodies. USDA Certified.

Organic Body + Lip Balm ($12.90) – made of organic beeswax, cocoa butter and aphrodisiac oils like sunflower seed oil and vetiver root oil, perfect for any rough patches on your knees, elbows and heels. USDA Certified.

All of the personal care products are made with certified organic ingredients and are available in two scents: Unscented and Citrus & Ginger. They are non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, and free of parabens, petroleum, synthetic fragrances and irritating SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), an inexpensive and widely used chemical found in many mainstream personal hygiene products. You can find Sustain Natural products online at Sustain Natural

About Sustain Natural: From tampons, to condoms, to lubricants, most sexual and reproductive health products contain harmful ingredients that can hurt rather than help your body. Sustain is committed to always putting women’s health first, which means their products are better, safer, and more vagina-friendly than traditional brands. Sustain Natural’s products are all free of toxins and carcinogens commonly found in most condoms, tampons, lubes … you name it. Environmentalists at their core, they create all of their products with the planet in mind. From sourcing Fair Trade latex for their condoms, to using organic ingredients in their personal care products, Sustain believes in building a brand that makes the world a better place. Since its inception, Sustain Natural has always been committed to women with its dedicated fund 10%4Women, in which 10% of profits go to organizations including Planned Parenthood to provide access to reproductive healthcare and family planning services for low-income women in the U.S.