Seeking Real Relaxation in a Stressful World

“Relax!” Just “relax!” It’s such an overused, everyday word, but do we even know what it really means? Have you given any thought to how and when you relax, and if it’s working for you? Let’s be honest. We Americans love our leisure activities, but most of us stink at really relaxing. We all think we know how to do it naturally, but in reality, … Continue reading Seeking Real Relaxation in a Stressful World

Farm Fab: Farmaceutical-Grade Skincare You Need to Try!

Just call it kismet. I’d been following Sunny Cabana Farms on Etsy and Instagram for quite a while, so when they reached out to me to test-drive some of their skincare and body products, I was so psyched to have the opportunity! Sunny Cabana Farms describes itself as a “beyond-organic, small family farm and micro-dairy,” located in Riverside, California. Pretty much the stuff dreams are … Continue reading Farm Fab: Farmaceutical-Grade Skincare You Need to Try!

Product Review: Sparoom’s “Aromafier” for Easy Travel Aromatherapy

If you love aromatherapy, and want a fantastic office or travel option, have I got a fun little gadget for you! Or, maybe you’re new to aromatherapy, and feeling curious, but aren’t ready to buy a diffuser just yet. In either case, read on! Essential oils are a safe, non-toxic way of making your home or office smell fantastic, but also pack a powerful punch … Continue reading Product Review: Sparoom’s “Aromafier” for Easy Travel Aromatherapy

Product Review: Kiss My Face Deodorant Spray

*Giveaway has ended- thanks for entering! Winners posted in comments.* Well, friends, I’ve recently been hinting about some exciting things in the works at a.healthier.happy, and the time has finally come for the big reveal! Ready? Kiss My Face (maker of naturally-effective, cruelty-free skin care and body products) has just launched its brand new, plant-powered deodorant spray, and yours truly was picked as one of … Continue reading Product Review: Kiss My Face Deodorant Spray

Product Review: Fat and the Moon Deodorant Cream

Ohhh lawdy, it’s hot out! Here in sunny Florida, we’ve been in the 90’s every day since like April or May, so you know what this means – Armpit Alert Code Red, people! This is not a drill! For those of us who wisely shun “traditional” antiperspirants made by the Big Brand Names because they contain aluminum and other dangerous chemicals, we have a harder … Continue reading Product Review: Fat and the Moon Deodorant Cream

Natural vs. Prescription: Treating an Eye Infection

Hello once again, my happy readers! I know it’s been a hot minute since my last post, but life has been throwing some wrenches at me here and there, and I’ve been doing my best to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge (pardon the shameless Dodgeball movie reference). The fabulous news is, in the time since my last post, my husband and I have gotten … Continue reading Natural vs. Prescription: Treating an Eye Infection

Neti Pot Virgin: A First-Timer’s Review!

I seriously can’t talk or think about this without singing, “Neti pot, neti pot, oh neti neti pot,” to the tune of the 1950’s hit “Lollipop” by the Chordettes. You’re welcome, for that being in your head the whole rest of the day now! I don’t know about you, but I’ve known about neti pots for years, but never envisioned myself using one before now! … Continue reading Neti Pot Virgin: A First-Timer’s Review!

What Can Clay Do for You? Bentonite Clay for Beautiful Skin & More

Time to get dirty, y’all!  I know it sounds totally counter-intuitive, but adding Bentonite clay to your beauty regimen can actually result in fresher, clearer, cleaner-feeling skin! What is Bentonite clay? Well, it’s a very specific type of clay – not just any old mud – that comes from volcanic ash, and has been used for centuries as “healing clay” topically and internally, and is … Continue reading What Can Clay Do for You? Bentonite Clay for Beautiful Skin & More

Healthy Ways to Survive Woeful Winter Weather

“Winter Wonderland” it is not. It’s no secret that freezing temps and wicked winds are unkind to mind, body, and soul. For one thing, it’s ‘that time of year’ when plenty of people walk around sick, so keeping your immune system running top-notch is key! And, even though we typically associate summer as the season to monitor hydration, it’s just as important over the winter too. Blasting … Continue reading Healthy Ways to Survive Woeful Winter Weather

You vs. Chlorine: Easy Ways to Reduce Exposure

I don’t know about anyone else, but I can’t wait for the day that we own a home and can install a whole house water filtration system, so that I don’t have to even think about what the heck is in our city tap water. If you’re like us, you love your Brita (or other brand) water filter pitcher. You wouldn’t dream of drinking your … Continue reading You vs. Chlorine: Easy Ways to Reduce Exposure

Going Aluminum-Free: A Survival Guide

I’m happy to say that I’ve received quite a bit of questions lately on the topic of making the switch to aluminum-free deodorant products (and I’m sure there are plenty more of you out there with some shy curiosity), so to anyone considering making The Big Switch, this one’s specially for you! Continue reading Going Aluminum-Free: A Survival Guide

Allergy Relief from Bee Pollen

My husband and I partake in what some might consider an “unusual” nutritional supplement, so I tend to get a lot of curious, enthusiastic questions about it. I figured I may as well post about it to help out anyone who’s interested, because it sure changed my life! Will it change yours? We bought a NutriBullet in Feb. 2013, and started a new habit of … Continue reading Allergy Relief from Bee Pollen