I’m thrilled to be getting the chance to review more of GoGO Quinoa’s deliciously healthy products! I first heard of GoGo Quinoa when I was opening my January Little Life Box. At the time I was just starting to get involved with completely converting my lifestyle into a healthy one, and quinoa was never really part of my meal plans. To be honest, I didn’t even really know what quinoa is, but GoGo Quinoa gives a good description: Quinoa, an ancient “pseudo-grain”, was consumed by the Incas. Now in high demand for its multiple health benefits, quinoa is known for its perfectly balanced contend inRead More →

Why do I love natural deodorant so much? For MANY reasons. First, they do not contain  aluminum, parabens, fragrances, or many of the other nasty ingredients that cheaper deodorants are chalk full of. Second, they are GOOD for your skin and for your health. There have been studies that have also linked breast cancer and unnatural, store-bought deodorants. If you read studies on the link between breast cancer and deodorant application, many cite that the presence of aluminum in deodorant may have a link to breast cancer cell growth and development, but others state there is no relationship. Personally, I don’t understand how studies canRead More →

I first heard of GoGo Quinoa when I was opening my January Little Life Box. At the time I was just starting to get involved with completely converting my lifestyle into a healthy one, and quinoa was never really part of my meal plans. To be honest, I didn’t even really know what quinoa is, but GoGo Quinoa gives a good description: Quinoa, an ancient “pseudo-grain”, was consumed by the Incas. Now in high demand for its multiple health benefits, quinoa is known for its perfectly balanced contend in fiber, carbohydrates and complete plant-based protein. The grains can be either white, red or black. The nutritional valueRead More →

Beto’s Coffee Company is a Nicaraguan business that creates sustainable, handmade products right from coffee and coffee sacks (they also sell coffee itself). The goal of this charity-driven business is to give back, to bring people together and to help the community not only get jobs, but also get the proper services to help with the deprived economic, social and environmental conditions. They have an amazing assortment of items from hand bags and wallets to coasters for coffee, shoes, and of course, actual coffee beans. From their Facebook Page, they describe how a local Nicaraguan shoemaker who has been handcrafting shoes for decades is nowRead More →

Nine of Water, located in London, ON, offers a unique Energy therapy service. It combines the benefits of several different healing modalities to provide peace, clarity & love. The owner, Lisa, describes how she came about her business and what kinds of services she can offer: In my life, learning the disciplines of Reiki, Meditation and other energy-based therapies, has been profoundly instrumental in facilitating my own healing and awakening. I have been practicing holistic therapies since 2002 and have developed my clairvoyance abilities. I offer individual therapy sessions, group workshops, and practitioner training. My approach is from a place of love, peace and innocence. IRead More →

Period subscription boxes are hands down my favourite thing on the market. For most of us girls, Aunt Flo’s monthly visits are accompanied by cramps, pain, extreme hunger, mood swings and an affinity for chocolate and anything sugary. Period subscription boxes are the revolution that make that time of the month more bearable, and maybe even slightly enjoyable? Dot Boxx gets it.. not only do they provide the essentials (pads and tampons) but also deliver hand picked products and accessories straight to your door. Ultimately, our goal is to provide a service that reminds females of all ages to embrace the importance of self-care. SoRead More →

Sunshine Body Essentials is a small business located in Missouri that makes made-to-order organic health and beauty products. Every single product is free of dyes, harsh chemicals and parabens. The shop contains items ranging from natural deodorant to eye creams to lotions, and are all made with love by Sunshine, who loves to make organic products for her busy family. “When I make my products it brings calmness and peace of mind to me. I feel as though I can think. So for us to not only use organic body products I make but to make a switch in our way of eating, has changed ourRead More →

I feel like I’ve written an abundance of articles lately on natural deodorant. I didn’t even know that natural deodorant was a thing until a few months ago. I dabbled into it for a while and then decided to fully make the switch, and I’m so glad that I did. It really is important to understand what you are putting onto your skin and into your body, and to evaluate what products you use on a daily basis that could be affecting your health and your skin. Deodorant is one of those staple products that you use (or should use) everyday. But what ingredients are inRead More →

Buddhaful Skin Care is a company from Abbortsford, British Columbia that specializes in all natural, therapeutic skincare products with the mission to take clients on an all-natural journey! The company started when the owner and creator, Lavanda, was fed up with her acne-prone skin and wanted to opt for more natural products instead. Here is her story: After trying several expensive facial skin care products (with minimal or no success) to help with my oily acne prone skin, I decided to try natural oil products. With some apprehension, I purchased my first bottle of face serum from a local natural skin care business. I was pleasantly surprised withRead More →

The words ‘healthy kit’ excite me so much. I faithfully stick to many skincare and health products in my day-to-day activities but I am ALWAYS open to trying new things, especially since livelaughblog is largely a product review blog. Being from Ontario, Canada; it always makes me happy to support local businesses that make plant-based foods and beauty products. I posted earlier on my Instagram page about how I had watched the documentary Food Inc yesterday which really broadens your horizons and opens your eyes about the meat packing industry, as well as the general food industry. It’s really hard to convert your entire life to eatingRead More →