Sun & Skin
A lot of people will tell you they don't like sunscreen, even though we're cautioned to use it all the time. However, the reality is that commercial sunscreens are extremely dangerous, full of petrochemicals, nano-particles, and titanium oxide (a heavy metal). The spray-on form you see people slathering their children with is alcohol based and highly flammable.
Below is a sunscreen product formulated by a Stanford-trained biochemist whose specialty is dermatology. It is a physical mineral sunscreen, containing body-friendly zinc oxide, and not in nano-particle form. Its rich carrier emollients are actually food-grade, blending the sunscreen nicely into your skin (in the tinted forms).
The skin is the body's biggest mouth. The stuff you put on it gets quickly absorbed, especially if it is nano-sized. Contrary to popular belief, the majority of chemicals are not tested and approved before being used in everyday products. Consider the dyes, fillers and perfumes in commercial detergents, leaving residues that invariably end up on our skin, to say nothing of polluting our world when they run down the drain. So check out our 100% organic, biodegradable Himalayan soapberries -- fantastic natural alternative to laundry detergent! You'll be amazed at how well they wash your clothes!
We pride ourselves in "staying healthy" without understanding how full of toxins so many conventional products are. In fact, notes the biochemist who made the Kabana line (below), "Just one ounce of commercial sunscreen is enough to undo years of organic eating!" Think about that before you run off to the beach or the golf course!
Also check out Kabana Magnesium Cream (scroll down) -- five stars for this one!
Bali Bloc Organic Surfscreen
Based on a real Indonesian formula, Bali Bloc is a heavy-duty sunscreen stick for water lovers and for kids! Tinted dark (not recommended for the fair and freckled), Bali Bloc is SPF 30 -- in rugged stick form and very water-resistant. 100% organic, a simple 4-ingredient mix of coconut oil, cocoa powder, beeswax and zinc oxide -- smells incredible! Non-nano; no phthalates.
NEW! Bali Vanilla -- white zinc oxide sunscreen stick that smells like natural vanilla! Same product, minus the tint: blends nicely with paler skin tones. Easy to use for kids, who love the chocolate and vanilla scent ... no more struggling to put on sunscreen.
Choose Bali Cocoa or Bali Vanilla 3.7 ounce stick $18 2-ounce tin $10
Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Body Wash
Organic jojoba oil together with zinc oxide actually builds SPF 3 sunscreen into your skin. Use in the shower (and rinse off) on exposed areas like forearms, face, chest for extra protection: did you know that SPF 3 gives you 67% protection? ... GREAT for balding men: use as a shampoo and your scalp won't burn so easily when you're out in the sun! (Also contains organic coconut and extra-virgin olive oil; essential oil for scent.) Available in Peppermint / Citrus / Lavender / Unscented
8-ounce tube $13
Mg2+ Magnesium Cream
Our body needs magnesium as much as it needs iodine (see Health tab). An electrolyte that serves as a mediator in many biochemical processes, magnesium also relaxes tissues, alleviating muscle and joint pain. Essential for proper neurological functionality, the most effective uptake method for magnesium is transdermal, or through the skin.
This particular magnesium cream contains rich and penetrating emollients. Made with magnesium chloride from the ancient Zechstein sea, it doesn't sting (as does saturated magnesium oil), and it feels and smells wonderful! Use liberally, on sore joints and muscles -- or anywhere -- and your body will appreciate it. (With grapeseed and coconut oils, shea butter, beeswax and 14% magnesium chloride.)
3-ounce tube $10 or 8 oz. bottle with pump $24
Magnesium Chloride Spray
Popular as a pain-relief remedy for sore muscles and stiff joints, magnesium chloride spray (a.k.a. magnesium "oil") is a 32% brine (saturated solution) that also transfers essential magnesium into your body. A great way to supplement oral magnesium, and topical/transdermal application also delivers magnesium's muscle-relaxing effect exactly where you want it. Anti-microbial, you can also use this as an inexpensive and extremely efficient underarm deodorant (will sting on the days you shave)!
|8 ounces $16|
Magnesium Roll-on Deodorant
A very basic, very effective way to control odor and supply vital magnesium to your body! Magnesium chloride is anti-microbial, unscented and non-staining, and applied under the arms works fabulously as a deodorant. Over time, users report "not smelling at all," as regular use changes the underarm biome such that odor-causing bacteria simply stay away!
3-ounce roll-on $11
"REAL" Skin Cream
A fully all-natural therapeutic skin cream, great for dry, cracked skin and chapping; also as a rich hand or foot moisturizing product. With a coconut/castor oil base and essential oils of chamomile, coriander, cardamom, cajeput, bergamot and rosemary, giving it a nice "spa-like" scent. Unisex choice -- men like this for calluses! A little goes a long way ...
2-oz. tin $11, 2 for $20
Moroccan Argan Oil
From a Moroccan women's cooperative where these unique nuts are hand-cracked and the nourishing oil is collected. Argan oil, from the endangered argan tree which once covered North Africa, is light and makes an instant difference in your skin (this is not a marketing pitch! I, personally, have been stunned!) A couple of drops used daily on face, hands and anywhere else go a long and impressive way. Enjoy our very reasonable prices and know that your purchase supports argan-tree reforestation and the tribal Berber women.
Argan oil is rich in natural Vitamin E, carotenes, phenolic and oleic acid, as well as Omega 6 fatty acids. It softens skin, minimizes wrinkles and helps to keep skin moist and repair itself. Even a great daily go-to for men!
1-oz. bottle $20, 2 oz. $35
Argan Soap Bar
A high-lather, creamy soap made from genuine Moroccan argan oil, coconut oil, palm kernel oil and olive oil. Not perfumed, but with a lovely natural soapy scent. Great for hands, face and entire body -- leaves you feeling incredibly clean. Nice size 4.4 ounce bar!
Miracle 2 Original Soap
A very versatile soap/shampoo with a 30-year history -- great for sensitive skin or anyone who likes that super-clean feeling! Miracle 2 (or II) has become legendary, and devotees use it for nearly everything, including dishes, carpets and pets. It lathers like crazy ... seems to work better than commercial shampoo; super gentle, soothes dry, chapped skin and many recurrent skin conditions (e.g., eczema). See "Miracle II testimonials" on the Internet to learn more; there are other products in the line but the fantastic original liquid soap is what we offer here.
|22 ounces $19|
Olive Oil Body Lotion
A light all-over lotion with a green, earthy scent ("olivander"), made of 100% natural ingredients. These include extra-virgin olive oil, olive leaf extract, aloe vera gel, avocado oil and shea butter. Also available unscented.
8-ounce with pump $18
Gene's NM Soothing Cream
This stellar formulation from Gene's All Natural Products contains 19 essential oils (among them cedarwood, cinnamon, citronella, eucalyptus, juniper, lemongrass, spearmint and tea tree oil). It is a winner in the realm of helping skin issues of all kinds -- psoriasis, eczema, insect bites, rashes -- and has been used and praised by many with a condition called Morgellons. Try it for toenail fungus, cracked heels, chapping ... lots of possibilities and a large 8-oz. jar to boot! Also includes extremely healing neem oil, traditionally used in India. A little goes a long way, lasts a long time.
4-ounce jar $16 8-ounce jar $26
Himalayan Soap Berries - Natural Detergent
Now this will be a surprise to many! Be free of laundry detergent forever ... the dried berries of the Sapindus Mukorossi tree will wash your clothes better than anything else! Just toss a few in your wash water (tied in a little sack) and enjoy nature's removal of soil and odors, plus fabric softening. It's hard to believe, but they do work, and the result is truly fresher and cleaner than commercial products. Great for those with allergies or sensitivity to chemicals and fragrances. An 8-ounce bag does well over 100 loads! 100% botanical, grown wild, no additives or chemicals, premium size, compostable.
Sample $3 or 8-oz. (includes wash sack) $15
Soap Berry Liquid Concentrate
Liquid soapberry extract -- 18X concentrated! Dilute for household cleaning or use straight (1/2 to 1 teaspoon) in your washing machine for laundry. This handy concentrate is simply the surfactant extracted from dried sapindus mukorossi berries and can be used in all kinds of creative ways (even bathing pets) if you want a natural, chemical-free alternative to the usual stuff! No dyes or additives, purely botanical in origin. Great for allergies or sensitivities.
Choose 1-oz. sample $6 or 8-oz. with pump $20