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Glowing Skin for Spring – the Natural Way

posted on April 25th, 2014 by Silvia Navas

  Want smooth & glowing skin? Yes? Then an all natural body scrub may be right for you! New cells are constantly being generated within our body and making their way to the surface of our skin. The problem is that the old dead skin cells are that remain prevent the new cells from surfacing. Our skin needs to be exfoliated 2-3 times a week to remove dead skin cells and allow newer, softer, more radiant skin to be revealed. Well, I've got some tips and the perfect recipe ingredients for making an all natural body scrub right from home!   Salt or Sugar? Salt based scrubs tend to work well for oily or combination skin. If you have dry skin, you can still use a salt scrub; just maybe use it less often. Sugar based scrubs are best for sensitive and dry skin. They are much gentler on the skin than a salt scrub.   Making your body scrubs can be easy, fun, and affordable by using simple kitchen ingredients. To make, simply mix 1 cup exfoliating base with 1 cup body oil… Read More

Tips for Managing the Ugly "S" Word – Stress

posted on January 24th, 2014 by Silvia Navas

Stress is so much a part of our daily living, that often times we do not even realize how stressed we are until we start to notice some of its damaging effects. While a little of the stress producing hormones can be beneficial and at times necessary -- say to meet a deadline or get out of harm’s way -- people who don't manage stress well can have headaches, stomach pain, sleeping problems, depression and open the door to all kinds of other illnesses.   Aside from the negative and obvious damaging physical effects long- term stress can cause, another factor to consider is how much living in stress robs us of the ability to enjoy our lives. The physical and mental distraction that stress creates takes us away from enjoying the positive things in our lives. But all is not lost; you can help manage stress in several different ways and have almost immediate results. Yes, that overwhelming feeling that you don’t have time for anything else, especially indulge in self-care, is a… Read More

Quench Your Thirst with this New Year's Resolution

posted on January 7th, 2014 by Silvia Navas

Are you ready to throw your bucket list of New Year's resolutions out the window for one that is easy yet incredibly powerful? If getting healthy was on your resolution list, drinking more water can certainly have a big impact on your overall health; from improving the complexion by flushing out toxins, boosting the immune system, giving our bodies energy, improving digestion, and keeping joints and muscles lubricated to curbing cravings and supporting weight loss, drinking water can have wonderful health benefits. We all know we should drink more water, but many of us still have a challenging time drinking enough water every day. In fact, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, forty-three percent of adults drink less than four cups of water a day. As if not drinking enough water wasn't enough to challenge our body's ability to survive, we often reach for coffee and sugary drinks which can lead to further dehydration. Symptoms of moderate… Read More

EarthScents 100% Natural Cleaning Products

posted on October 8th, 2013 by Roger Arechiga

There are so many "green" cleaning products on the shelves these days, and while many of them get the job done, some people find none of those available to be the right cleaner for their home. People are emerging with an intolerance to cleaners with compositions such as harsh chemicals, so they often reach for the "green" cleaner made with natural ingredients only to find out it is not 100% natural. With a belief that a company can provide a great product AND be environmentally and socially responsible, Steve and Patricia Hess set out to develop a product that is 100% natural, earth friendly, bio-degradable, septic safe, and completely safe for people, pets, and the planet. EarthScents products are ideal for those who are allergy prone, sensitive to chemical cleaners, or for those who are concerned about the variety and mixture of harsh chemicals used in their home and around their family. The truth is in the label. While household cleaning product companies are not required to list… Read More

In a Rush? Grab a Rush Bowl

posted on May 6th, 2013 by Martin Deveau

In a rush? We can relate...many of us are, and many of us find it hard to get the proper meals and nutrition in us to sustain this busy lifestyle. That's why we love Rush Bowls; they are exactly how they sound...a bowl of nutrient and protein packed food on the go. More specifically, they are varieties of blended all natural frozen fruits with an organic crunchy granola topping. This equates to a perfect start of a day, wouldn't you say? Rush Bowls are meant to be eaten as healthy meals in a bowl on-the-go whenever, by whomever! Rush Bowls cater to the needs of parents, students, athletes, children, and young professionals alike. Rush Bowls thaw 30-50 seconds in the microwave or 1-2 hours naturally, depending on room temperature. If put in an insulated lunchbox, the bowls thaw in 4-5 hours making them a perfect option for kids' lunch at school. Each Rush Bowl is packed with antioxidants, fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals and offers a delicious way to get the nutrition the body… Read More

Tea of a Kind

posted on December 26th, 2012 by Don Bandow

Have you ever gone to drink what you thought was a bottle of refreshing, shelf stable brewed tea only to find a stale, bitter taste that left you imagining it's journey from warehouse to shelf through a number of compromising environmental factors? At this point, you may be tempted to put the drink down and not finish it. It's not to say that this happens often, but I like my odds against it ever happening with a new tea line that we are proud to offer at Bristol Farms; Tea of a Kind. At first glance, Tea of a Kind looks like an average bottle of water....which it is...and it only becomes a fresh brewed tea once the patented Gizmo® cap is twisted off and the all natural flavors, colors, real brewed tea, and powerful antioxidants are released with over 90psi of pressure from the cap. This was the first experience of its kind for me and definitely brought a smile to my face. It's fun to use and it's comforting to know that the bottled tea I'm about to enjoy is absolutely fresh because… Read More


posted on October 30th, 2012 by Roger Arechiga

We're approaching flu season and whether you are for or against the seasonal flu shot, there are other ways you can promote good, natural health during these trying times. Eating healthy, exercising on a regular basis, and maintaining a low stress lifestyle all contribute to good health, but have you stopped to consider your digestive health as a contributor to your overall health? Because your digestive system is so critical to your wellness and general enjoyment in life we want you to understand how it works. Did you know? Your intestines are home to over 100 trillion bacteria and other living microorganisms, called intestinal microflora. With approximately 70% of the immune system dwelling within the digestive system, these microflora have a significant effect on the body’s overall wellness. Stress, the natural aging process, changes in diet, and antibiotics can significantly deplete beneficial intestinal microflora. What can you do to repopulate your intestine with… Read More

Yogi Teas at Bristol Farms

posted on January 11th, 2012 by Silvia Navas

What’s new at Bristol Farms? We’re proud to offer you a new Natural Living department. Featuring natural and organic hair, skin, and body care products, holistic health and nutrition remedies, and solutions, vitamins, supplements, and a variety of other natural products to meet your Natural Living needs. To better acquaint you with our Natural Living product offering, we're featuring Yogi Medicinal Teas. Yogi Tea is committed to offering only the finest selection of organic teas that are grounded in ancient wisdom in a simple and natural way of living. The distinctively pleasing flavors and aromas awaken your senses, while the healthful combinations uplift your spirits. Take a step toward lasting health with purposeful and flavorful Yogi teas. Each tea is blended with exotic herbs and spices that when combined create enticingly distinctive flavors and aromas. These teas work naturally with your body and mind so that they not only taste great but also leave you with a sense of… Read More

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