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  • A Greener Valentine's Day

    by Paula Gallagher | February 13, 2018

    green-heartAlthough Valentine's Day is all about love, it can also be very wasteful. I am all about loving and caring and GIFTS... but there are many ways that we can swap the traditional gifts for some greener choices, showing the Earth a little love, too.

    Here are some great options for a greener Valentine's Day!

    Chocolate: Who doesn't love chocolate? Unfortunately most dark chocolate is diluted with sweeteners and additives. Plus, the cacao industry is known for child labor issues and dangerous working conditions. Read more

  • Vegan Beauty

    by Paula Gallagher | January 24, 2018

    vegan-beautyMany people just think of being vegan as a dietary choice, but it also extends beyond what you eat. What you decide to put on your body can also have an impact on your choices! If you are on the road to becoming a vegan, this blog can help you make vegan beauty care choices.

    Just like in food, there are differences between vegetarian and vegan. Vegetarian means that it does not contain animal flesh. Vegan takes things a step further. Like vegetarians, vegans don’t eat animal flesh. They also don’t eat any animal products, including dairy and eggs. Read more

  • Gift Ideas for Everyone

    by Paula Gallagher | December 12, 2017

    giftsThe hustle and bustle of the holidays are upon us. Along with snow, family get-togethers and plenty of food, gift giving is a big part of this time of year. If you are struggling with what to get that special someone, Village Green Apothecary has options that are natural and unique.

    For the Tea Lover

    With names like Get Happy and Get Relaxed, and flavors like Orange Ginger Mint, teas from Republic of Tea are a tasty and warm gift to give. Pair a tin of tea with a beautiful antique tea cup and tea strainer for a lovely gift for the tea lover. Read more

  • 5 Nutrients for Healthy and Glowing Skin

    by Paula Gallagher | June 26, 2017

    skin-careGlowing, dewy skin is what most of us aspire to, especially in the summer. But with the change of season, there is usually a change in your skin, too. Your skin is your largest living organ and it relies on vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, as well as proteins, glucose and fats, to build a strong barrier against outside toxins and fend off damage from environmental assaults.

    Using natural products and moisturizing regularly are helpful, but your skincare routine is only half the battle. While research on nutrition and skin health is in the early stages, scientists are learning that what you eat can help prevent, or at least reduce, age-related wrinkles and fine lines, sun-related skin damage and other skin problems. Read more

  • How to Choose a Natural Toothpaste

    by Paula Gallagher | June 12, 2017

    brushing-teethPicking a toothpaste can be very confusing. With promises of minty fresh breath, stronger enamel and whiter teeth, the toothpaste industry has become very competitive. Conventional toothpastes usually contain many chemicals, from fluoride and triclosan to sodium laureth sulphate and artificial sweeteners. One segment of this industry that is growing is natural toothpaste.

    Here are the most common chemicals to AVOID in toothpastes:

    1. Fluoride. The chemical most commonly found in toothpaste is sodium fluoride (also just labeled as fluoride). Read more

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