Safer for Babies

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Here’s what makes these baby products special and safer:

• The ingredients are simple and purposeful: For example, the brand NEW Diaper Cream contains zinc oxide to create a neutral barrier between a wet diaper and delicate baby skin to help prevent diaper rashes which can turn into infections if not properly cared for. The tapioca starch in the diaper cream is really inventive: it absorbs moisture so baby bums stay nice and dry and decreases the likelihood a rash could occur!

• The products are free of common allergens like soy, gluten and nuts! If we don’t feed these things to our babies, we should also make sure they aren’t being absorbed through our body’s largest organ: the skin!

• They’re transparent: Beautycounter formulates their products to be safer and effective and they don’t hide ingredients from you. They stand by their promise to exclude over 1,500 harmful ingredients from their products…. Ingredients that you’ll find all over your house if you’re not reading labels or calling companies… because these ingredients aren’t illegal in America (even though Europe has banned 1,400 of them based on evidence of toxicity). Many of the ingredients are organic, non-gmo, and plant-derived.

SAFER INGREDIENTS. BETTER BEAUTY.
Our Ingredient Selection Process ensures safer and cleaner products that work beautifully. This rigorous process handpicks the best ingredients. What’s not included? Approximately 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals on our “Never List” that we never use to formulate our products.

Shop Safer Baby, Kids, Skincare and Makeup here 

Comment below or connect with me on IG or FB or email me here; I would LOVE to help you switch to safer products AND see positive changes in your skin!

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Let’s make a positive difference together!

One Gutsy Lady ~ 100 posts! Lets make a difference together!

With the unprecedented rise in consumers seeking safe, toxin-free products, I’m excited to announce that I’m expanding my team of rising stars to help keep up with Beautycounter’s exceptional growth here in Canada and the US.

Suffice to say, people are fired up about toxins and unsafe ingredients that are going into the products they use on themselves and their families! They’re demanding better! Beautycounter is setting new industry standards by providing innovative solutions as people demand products that are not only safe, but exceptionally high-performing as well.

We know there is strength in numbers when pushing for legislative change that would provide more health protective laws against the toxic ingredients that are still allowed in our beauty and personal care products. That’s why we need your voice and the voices of others to help us to be heard loud and clear. Because no one should have to sacrifice their health for beauty. We ALL deserve better.

Why now is the time to take the job…
Beautycounter is about innovation. Now that people have had a taste of what we have to offer, they’re wanting more. That’s why we’re always creating and innovating new offerings for our clients that meet our rigorous 5-step ingredient selection process. And we are just now in the midst of releasing a number of new products to market! Our biggest collective new product launch to date!

Closing Presentation: Gregg Renfrew, Founder & CEO Leadership Summit Keynote 2017

What role am I recruiting for?
I am looking for motivated business leaders to take on the role of Beautycounter Consultant to educate and empower our stakeholders (consumers) about safety risks and opportunities in the beauty and personal care industry, providing strategic solutions and exceptional client care.

This is a remote opportunity (as in you can basically work from anywhere you like). A minimum of 5 hours/week is required (up to full-time hours, depending on your goals and what the rest of your life looks like). You set your own schedule.

This position comes with NO “glass-ceiling,” so the opportunity for growth is limitless. We are not a Direct Sales company – we are a MOVEMENT that enlists multiple channels to raise brand awareness, including strategic business partnerships, e-commerce, and building relationships with clients face to face. We educate and empower. We are a certified B-Corp, meaning we are equally about people and planet as we are about profit. If you are excited by that, please READ ON.

What does the position entail?
By joining my team, you are becoming a business partner with me as your mentor and business coach. You are essentially purchasing (for $85) your own ready-made business including two custom e-commerce websites already set up for you, a full marketing suite, access to brand partnerships, a committed customer care team, unlimited professional development and leadership opportunities. (That’s right. ALL that for $85.) It is also recommended (but not required) that you take advantage of the up to 50% off product kits that are available at sign-up so you can familiarize yourself with our products and how they perform. More info on those later…

This is YOUR business with an entire support community to help you get started and provide you with the tools you need to grow your business.

You do not need to be an expert in all of the areas listed below. We can teach you what you need to know to be successful. But having an understanding of some of these skills is helpful. Most of all, if you believe in yourself and are willing to put in the work it takes to succeed, then you will do well.

This opportunity can be curated, which means it can fit into any lifestyle and schedule. It’s as flexible as you are. But there ARE a few basic things needed to help you be successful:

* You love people, put service at the centre of your work, and strive to find ways to make a positive impact on the world.
* You love a challenge and aren’t afraid to step outside of your comfort zone from time to time.
* You’re able to work independently, positively handle challenges while also being a great team player.
* Proficiency in social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram are a plus, but not a requirement as those skills can be taught.
* You are open to new ideas and love thinking outside the box.

What will the right person love about this opportunity?
1. You’ll be paid to talk to people, empower them through education and connect them with safer options for themselves and their family. You are getting paid to make a positive difference, one person at a time. (Note: Compensation is commission-based.)
2. Recognition and respect. How often are you celebrated and promoted for a job well done in your current situation?
3. You’ll get to do your work from anywhere; your livingroom, a coffee shop, the beach…
4. You’ll get to work with a fast-growing company that is still virtually unheard of (especially in Canada) where there is MASSIVE opportunity for growth now and in the future.
5. You’ll learn the ins and outs of online marketing, event planning, relationship-building, and building brand recognition.
6. You will be part of a company that has one primary goal: making a positive difference in the world by helping people to choose safer products and by creating a movement for safer regulatory standards.

Does this sound like what you’ve been looking for?
I just love this video from fellow consultant and business leader, Jenn Indra, talking about what joining Beautycounter has meant for her and her family. I especially love what she says about how she goes to bed every night knowing that what she does for a living is helping to create a safer future for her son. I feel the same way.
What inspires YOU?

Meet Beautycounter Consultant Jenn Indra

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Don’t wait! get in touch.
To express your interest in this opportunity, request a copy of our industry leading compensation plan, and to set up a one-on-one interview, send me an email here.

Please note that, as stated above, if this opportunity is the right fit for you, you will be an independent consultant, not an employee.

 

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Holiday

It’s here and it’s amazing! Check out the 2017 Holiday Sets.

These red boxes will look adorable under the Christmas tree this year!

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Beautycounter has put together “how to” videos of our limited editions cosmetics:

 

 

 

 

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Be Your Beautiful!

~Andrea 

 

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Ayurveda

What’s your dosha?

Ayurveda is an holistic approach to healing I have looked to in the past couple of decades but in researching about it in the past year and a half I have learned about it in much more depth. In practicing it to regain my health it has become a natural part of my every day life with absolute essential health benefits that I will carry on using for the rest of my life. I find it quite interesting because I need balance in all aspects of my life, in learning how my body works and what type of person I am, in how I react and deal with life helps me understand how to keep myself balanced.

I use mindfulness, meditation, listening to my body and understanding the signs, reading myself and using the resources I have collected to bring myself back into balance. When I am losing balance my sleep is affected, I become cold in my feet, hands and in general. I figure out what the root cause is so I can correct it immediately like removing stress and by drinking warm or hot beverages, eating wet foods like avocados, ghee and the like along with making sure to keep warm with clothes and blankets when I am sleeping are a few thing I do to balance my body for optimal health.

WebMD.com ~ Ayurvedic medicine — also known as Ayurveda — is one of the world’s oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems. It was developed thousands of years ago in India. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. The primary focus of Ayurvedic medicine is to promote good health, rather than fight disease. But treatments may be recommended for specific health problems.

Adapting this philosophy requires an open mind, I can’t believe the amount of people that are closed minded and won’t even try something new or different even if it would help them heal and to live a healthy balanced life. If one thing isn’t working common sense tells me to try something new.  Look at different avenues to find what works best for you as a whole person along with your health issues. I can guarantee you will benefit from learning Ayurveda and how it relates to your whole being and especially when dealing with disease how it will bring you back to a healthy you or even better stay balanced so you won’t have to fight disease.

WebMD.com~Ayurveda Concepts-According to Ayurvedic theory, everything in the universe — living or not — is connected. Good health is achieved when your mind, body, and spirit are in harmony with the universe. A disruption of this harmony can lead to poor health and sickness. For followers of Ayurveda, anything that affects your physical, spiritual, or emotional well-being can cause you to be out of balance with the universe. How your body works to keep you healthy and your unique physical and psychological characteristics combine to form your body’s constitution, or prakriti. Your prakriti is believed to stay the same for your entire life. However, how you digest food and eliminate waste can influence it.

The 5 elements in the universe are earth, wind, fire, water and space and each of us have a combo of these elements.  The three life forces are called doshas, these are : Vata – space and air, Pitta – fire and water, and Kapha – water and earth.

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Vata dosha (space and air) is thought to be the most powerful of all three doshas. It controls very basic body functions, such as how cells divide. It also controls your: Mind, Breathing, Blood flow, Heart function, Ability to get rid of body waste through the intestines.  Things that can disrupt this dosha are: Eating dry fruit, Eating too soon after a previous meal, Fear, Grief, Staying up too late.  If vata dosha is your main life force, you are more likely to develop: Anxiety, Asthma, Heart disease, Nervous system disorders, Rheumatoid arthritis, Skin problems.

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Pitta Dosha

The pitta dosha (fire and water) controls: Digestion, Ability to break down foods (metabolism), Certain hormones linked to appetite.  Things that can disrupt this dosha are: Eating sour foods, Eating spicy foods, Fatigue, Spending too much time in the sun.
If pitta dosha is your main life force, you are more likely to develop: Anger and negative emotions, Crohn’s disease, Heart disease, Heartburn a few hours after eating, High blood pressure, Infections

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Kapha Dosha
The kapha dosha (water and earth) controls: Muscle growth, Body strength and stability, Weight, and Immune system. Things that can disrupt this dosha are: Daytime sleeping, Eating after your stomach is full, Eating or drinking items that have too much salt or water, Eating too many sweet foods and Greed.  If kapha dosha is your main life force, you are more likely to develop: Asthma and other breathing disorders, Cancer, Diabetes, Nausea after eating and Obesity.

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Ayurvedic Treatment

Treatment depends on your unique prakriti, your primary dosha, and the balance between all three of them.  A main goal of Ayurvedic medicine is to cleanse your body of undigested food called ama, which can stick to the inside of your body and make you sick. This cleansing process is called panchakarma. It is used to reduce any symptoms and reestablish harmony and balance.

Other treatments may also be recommended to: Restore balance, Improve spiritual healing, Boost your immunity, Reduce symptoms. The treatments may include: Aromatherapy, Breathing exercises, Diet changes, Herbs, vitamins, minerals, and metals, Plant-based oils and spices, Lifestyle changes, Meditation, Stretching and Yoga

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I’m a VATA

I am a dominant Vata dosha. I had all the signs and symptoms that vata body types show when vata is not in balance. I had vitamin and mineral deficiency which causes anemia, malnutrition, low blood pressure, weight loss and muscle wasting. Protein deficiency that include symptoms of hair loss and fluid retention. Sugar imbalance having the symptoms of bloating, flatulence, and explosive diarrhea. And fat deficiency with typical symptoms of irregular bowel movements.  If only I had read deeper into Ayurveda sooner I may have recognized the imbalance as an issue and found homeopathy earlier. But I believe every thing happens for a reason and I know I learned a lot more than just about my failing health when I became so ill. Hindsight is 20/20! 😉

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To regain balance

Check out this amazing website, it has everything you need to learn about your body with the benefits of Ayurveda. Just click through on the links below!

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Now that I know what to do when I feel the slightest imbalance I can hop right back on the right path and avoid becoming unbalanced and never become as sick as I was again!

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~Andrea