Balanced Living

Sweet + Simple Gifts 2015 - A Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by Arja on December 4 in Holistic Health, Personal Care and Cleaning

Chances are you’ve got a few gifts left to buy and, if you’re anything like me, trying to come up with ideas for family, friends, teachers, and hostess gifts can feel a bit overwhelming. 

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DIY Skincare

Posted by Arja on November 13 in Personal Care and Cleaning

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to co-present a workshop with Graydon Moffat, the creator of the non-toxic skincare line Graydon Clinical Luxury by Nature.  I love her line of products and use it on my entire family (dog included!), but what really impresses me about her is how generous she is with her knowledge.

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Ecobeauty – Getting Pretty the Green Way Pt. 2

Posted by Arja on July 4 in Personal Care and Cleaning

My goal at this year’s Eco-Beauty Market was to check out some products that I’d heard great things about (like Clinical Luxury by Graydon!), and also try and find an effective, natural deodorant once and for all.  Of all the non-toxic success I’ve had, despite not being an overly sweaty person I’ve yet to find a deodorant that doesn’t leaving me stinky within a few hours hours…  Until now.

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Ecobeauty – Getting Pretty the Green Way Pt. 1

Posted by Arja on June 28 in Personal Care and Cleaning

If your beauty routine still revolves around products purchased in drug stores or department stores, then chances are you’re slathering a myriad of toxic, hormone disrupting chemicals all over your body on a daily basis.  I’m a girl, and a product loving girl at that, so I understand that not only do you want to look your best (and not smell like a barn), but that it’s fun to try new things and play with body care.  Guess what?  You can go non-toxic and still have fun.

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Getting Clean Without Chemicals

Posted by Arja on December 14 in Personal Care and Cleaning

Being healthy from the inside out is not as simple as just eating clean foods.  Back in October of 2010, The David Suzuki Foundation released a report on what they call “The Dirty Dozen” toxic ingredients found in 80% of some of the most common cosmetic products.  These products included shampoo, toothpaste, lipstick and skin cleansers and the foundation had over 6000 volunteers check the ingredients lists of over 12,500 products.  The end result showed widespread use of the chemicals listed on their “Dirty Dozen” list in products people use every day.

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arja pennanen lytle c.n.p. n.n.c.p certified nutritional practitioner

Arja is a Holistic Nutritionist with a passion for balanced living. She loves to help people sleep better, think better, feel sexier, and just generally feel better by putting the focus on eating foods that make you feel good. Arja uses whole foods, lifestyle adjustments, herbs, and some supplements to help people feel their best and achieve their health and wellness goals.