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  • Meet the Owner of Skincando on April 26 at Village Green

    by Paula Gallagher | April 23, 2014

    On Saturday, April 26 come in to Village Green to meet the incomparable Sara Damelio, owner and founder of Skincando, the extremely clean line of skin care products that includes the very popular multi-purpose skin salve, Combat-Ready Balm. You can also get 25% of the entire line of Skincando products as part of our Earth Day Sale (through April 30).

    I wrote about Skincando a couple of years ago when we first learned about Sara and her products and started carrying this line at Village Green. Read more click here.

    This is Sara's story:

    It was 1998, and Sara Damelio, a college student, found herself in a skin predicament. Having battled acne since high school, she was thrilled to get a part-time job at one of Washington D.C.’s finest luxury beauty boutiques. She was in hopeful search of ending her problematic skin forever. To her disappointment, however, the unlimited access to top-tier beauty products only further perpetuated her existing skin problems.

    In search for answers, Damelio discovered that many common substances and preservatives used in commercial skincare products are toxic and contain petroleum byproducts and parabens. Deciding to devote herself to learning about natural beauty, she became a licensed esthetician and after several years, an organic beauty specialist.   Read more

  • Honoring Earth Day: Personal Care Products Discounted 25% Through April 30

    by Paula Gallagher | April 22, 2014

    At Village Green Apothecary we know that people want safe and effective products. Because many individuals have allergies or sensitivities to certain ingredients or have concerns about the safety of some ingredients, we offer a wide selection of clean beauty care products that are free of common allergens, preservatives, dyes, and perfumes. Many of these companies use organically grown ingredients, and some are certified according to standards in the European Union.

    Right now, you can SAVE 25% on natural and sustainable personal care products at Village Green. Whether you are looking for makeup, lotion, diaper cream, body oil, nail polish, deodorant, soap, moisturizer, hand cream, shampoo, or facial cleanser, Village Green is a great source for natural body care products.

    Save on the following brands, and more:

    Aubrey Organics | Badger | Brigit True Organics | Collective Wellbeing | Derma e |
    Dr. Hauschka | EvanHealy | Goddess Garden | Logona | MyChelle | Sante | SkinCando |
    TheraNeem Organix | Thorne Organics | Weleda

  • 7 Tips for Youthful Skin – Without Botox

    by Paula Gallagher | March 11, 2014

    youthful skinI was invited to a botox party a few months ago and graciously declined. I like my wrinkles... I do wish there less of them, but I am okay with that. Perhaps the main reason I declined is that I am not keen on someone injecting anything with a very sharp needle into my face, even for the promise of more youthful skin.

    Whether you are against botox, or just plain afraid of needles (that’s me), there are many non-painful ways to make your skin appear more radiant and healthy.

    Try the following:

    1. Stop tanning. Baking in the sun is a sure way to get the leathery skin that people want to avoid. Wear big hats and sunglasses to protect your face, and use sunblock for extra protection. Don’t forget your neck and hands! These areas tend to be forgotten and can really show age.

    2. Sleep. Getting insufficient shut-eye can age skin prematurely and, in the short run, result in dark circles and a lackluster complexion.  Read more

  • Benefits of Coconut Oil and How to Use It

    by Paula Gallagher | January 28, 2014

    A friend of mine recently bought a gallon jug of organic coconut oil because she heard it was good for you. But then she emailed me 2 weeks after she bought it because she still hadn't opened it and wasn't really sure what to do with it.

    If you are like my friend and are intimidated by coconut oil, don't be.
    It is probably one of the most versatile oils there is (even if it is solid at room temperature).

    First let's talk about the benefits of coconut oil.

    • Coconut oil is rich in medium chain fatty acids, which the body converts to energy more quickly, meaning they help stimulate metabolism.
    • It is nut-free, gluten-free, carb-free, Paleo Diet-friendly.
    • The majority of the saturated fat in coconut oil is in the form of lauric acid, which is why many consider it to be a healthier choice than other fat sources. There are studies that show that lauric acid can increase your HDL or "healthy" cholesterol and lower your LDL or "lethal" cholesterol.
    • It's great for you skin.

    Now here are some tips on how to use coconut oil.  Read more

  • Great Gift Ideas for Health Conscious People

    by Paula Gallagher | December 18, 2013

    Looking for great gift ideas that are unique, as well as clean, pure and natural? Village Green Apothecary has some great stocking stuffers, even for the person who has everything. If you are still stumped, a gift certificate can go a long way! We offer supplements, teas, hand and body care items, food (including chocolate!)... as well as nutritional consultations.

    Here are some great gift ideas:  Read more

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