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3 Upgrades To Make The Holidays Even More Enjoyable

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day…just the simple act of typing out those words and thinking about the memories attached to them brings me so much joy. This time of year is the best. So much family, togetherness, traditions and yummy food! But despite the magic that this time of year brings, stress often accompanies all of those warm fuzzies. Because let’s face it – picking out gifts, wrapping gifts, decorating, and making festive dishes for dinner parties all take time. And this year, I’m not interested in spending Thanksgiving Day making a last-minute trip to the grocery store and slaving...

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The Best Sustainable Gifts For Everyone On Your List

The holidays are around the corner already! How did that happen? I personally love gift-hunting. It’s a challenge that I love to rise to, especially for those people that are just impossible to shop for! For some people, holiday shopping can take away from the joy that comes with this season. Some agonize over which gifts are perfect for each person on their list, where to find gifts, and even which places and brands will give you the best products for your money. And on top of all that, maybe this year you are trying to be more intentional about...

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I Tried Intermittent Fasting For A Month And Here's What Happened

Let me preface this blog by letting you know I am not the girl who just so happens to forget to eat…EVER! I have always wanted to be (and have even found myself envying those who are) but it’s just not me. I wake up to visions of avocado toast and green tea dancing around in my head, so when it came up in the office to try intermittent fasting for my next “How To” topic, I have to say I had my hesitations. While thinking it over and diving into a bit of research that speaks to the many...

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Autophagy: Age Backwards With This Natural Process

The skincare/cosmetics industry bombards us with enticing marketing messages of magic pills and miracle creams daily. But what if the secret to healthy, glowing skin isn’t something that can be purchased? What if it lies within you, and all you have to do is activate it? Better yet, what if it was free, saved you time and also provided a host of additional health benefits? The process I’m referring to is autophagy, or the body’s way of eating unnecessary or malfunctioning cell parts and replacing them with new, better functioning parts (something that happens when we are in a fasted...

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Breakouts + Hormonal Acne: Natural Remedies That Really Work

In this new series (inspired by you guys!) we’re spilling the skin-ny on common skin conditions that our customers experience. Our inbox is consistently flooded with questions concerning rosacea, eczema, hormonal acne, aging, melasma and more, so all month long we’re tackling our top skincare FAQs. Check out Post 1 for Natural Remedies for Rosacea, Eczema + Sensitive Skin and Part 2 for Natural Remedies for Melasma + Hyperpigmentation. But before we get started, there’s something I should mention: This series is not an end all be all or an exhaustive explanation of these skin conditions (or possible remedies) or...

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Melasma + Hyperpigmentation: Natural Remedies That Really Work

In this new series (inspired by you guys!) we’re spilling the skin-ny on common skin conditions that our customers experience. Our inbox is consistently flooded with questions concerning rosacea, eczema, hormonal acne, aging, melasma and more, so all month long we’re tackling our top skincare FAQs. Check out Post 1 for Natural Remedies for Rosacea, Eczema + Sensitive Skin. But before we get started, there’s something I should mention: This series is not an end all be all or an exhaustive explanation of these skin conditions (or possible remedies) or a diagnosis. It’s simply intended to help guide you in...

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Natural Remedies For Rosacea, Eczema + Sensitive Skin That Really Work

In this new series (inspired by you guys!) we’re spilling the skin-ny on common skin conditions that our customers experience. Our inbox is consistently flooded with questions concerning rosacea, eczema, hormonal acne, aging, melasma and more, so all month long we’re tackling our top skincare FAQs. But before we get started, there’s something I should mention: This series is not an end all be all or an exhaustive explanation of these skin conditions (or possible remedies) or a diagnosis. It’s simply intended to help guide you in getting to know your skin, what’s going on below the surface and offer...

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Re-Framing How We Think About Health + Resiliency In 2020

What a nutty year 2020 has been. What most of us (raising my hand here!) thought would be a two week lockdown to help flatten the curve has turned into a 7+ months of a “new normal” that feels anything but normal. Reflecting back on this year, I can’t help but wonder how different things might have been if we had put an equal level of focus and intentionality into becoming a healthier, more resilient population as we have on avoiding COVID-19. Or how this pandemic would have played out if, for the last several decades, we had all voted...

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This Clean Living Activist Shares About Bipoc And The Green Beauty Movement (Plus 5 Ways To Be A Voice For Change)

They say that beauty is pain. As a young girl, I believed that the prettiest hair was the straightest hair. That the girls with smooth, soft, straight hair were the ones who had achieved a level of beauty nirvana, and I wanted to be a part of it. I grew up idolizing models on the covers of magazines, but for some reason, it never occurred to me that in no way did I resemble them. I wasn’t seeing women like Sasha and Malia Obama or Zendaya demonstrating that my skin and hair were stunningly and uniquely beautiful. I was never...

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15 Natural Immune Boosters From A Holistic Health Expert

If you’re anything like me, you grew up thinking of “immune boosters” as canned chicken noodle soup, ginger ale, and saltine crackers (ha!) …but I’m here to tell you there are so many other ways to support your immune health. I am all about being proactive with my immune health instead of reactive, and this quick list will give you super tangible, holistic ideas that you can use to support immunity in your everyday life. What this post is (…and isn’t) This post is not at all focused on COVID-19, but will offer more of a general, holistic overview of...

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This Health Guru Shares 10 Ways To Strengthen Your Microbiome (And Optimize Your Family's Immunity)

In my life, I have found that difficulties often become our greatest opportunity. This troubled time is uniting us as we are collectively being called to make wise choices to protect everyone’s health and well-being. Thankfully, our bodies have an extraordinary healing potential waiting to be unleashed, and there is no better time than now to bolster our family’s immune health! Understanding what impacts and boosts immune function is vital. Since over 70% of the immune system is in the gut, a healthy microbiome means powerful immune function. Our microbiome relies on a varied mix of beneficial bacteria to protect...

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Palo Santo: The Truth About Its Roots + How It Will Enhance Your Wellness Routine

Since day one, we’ve sought to inspire fresh perspectives on beauty + well-being through traditional practices. From products (the Oil Cleansing Method stems from ancient bathing practices) and pure ingredients (grass-fed tallow was a topical skin healer used by our ancestors) to wellness rituals (dry brushing has Ayurvedic origins) and tools (facial gua sha is rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine), we’re deeply grateful for those who have gone before us all across the globe to pave the path of wellness and share their ancient wisdom to help support well-being in our modern-day. Today, we’re turning to another ancient practice and...

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The People Have Spoken: This Natural Deodorant Works

From creating deodorant and a daily skincare routine to cultivating clean living content and a like-minded community, the reason behind everything we do is YOU. Seeing your smiling faces (plus a few happy pits!) and hearing your personal PP stories gives us even more motivation to continue to do what we do. And we wanted to do a blog post dedicated to you – our customers, community and the lives that have been changed from something as simple as a deodorant tube. Alongside some of our favorite feedback from customers who have finally found their deo soulmate, we’ll also be...

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5 Ways To Lessen Toxic Load (And The #1 Product Swap For Detoxification)

The bad news: We are assaulted with toxins all day, every day. The good news: We have more of a say than we realize. The bulk of my health journey over the last ten years can be summed up in the two statements above. The more I learn, the more I realize that the toxins we’re regularly exposed to (via food, water, air, technology, personal care products, cleaning products, etc.) cause stress/inflammation in the body and post a very real risk to our health. At the same time, uncovering and understanding these risks is empowering because we have a say...

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I Broke Up With My Toxic Deodorant: Here's How I Did It

If you’ve been following along with Primally Pure for any time at all, then it’s probably not news to you that one of the most toxic relationships you can have is with your deodorant. After coming to terms with the fact that this relationship is slowly poisoning you and you need to call it quits, you might experience some hesitations and doubts. I mean you’re comfortable with it – he keeps you feeling secure during hot yoga and you don’t have to sweat the small stuff. However, a better beau is on the way. And instead of chemical-laden fragrance, he’s...

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Natural Deodorant Myths Debunked

Welcome to myth busters: deodorant edition. Do natural deodorants work? That’s what we’re breaking down today and debunking the many myths that are floating around (and some you might be believing!) about the effectiveness of organic deodorant. If you’re still doubting non-toxic deo, keep scrolling because we’re shedding light on everything from clean ingredients (and can they really combat BO?), to baking soda rashes, sweating, pit stains and pretty much everything in between. Myth #1: Ingredients aren’t that big of a deal. Biggest myth ever of all time. Here’s why: The deodorant you’re applying every single day isn’t just staying...

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Bethany's Daily Essentials (A Look Inside Our Founder's Bag)

Hi friends! My team has been wanting me to do this post for awhile now and I’m excited to finally give you guys a glimpse into my daily essentials and the things I carry with me each day. I linked all of the items below for the sake of convenience, but we do not earn a commission from any of them. Oh! And my bag itself is from Gathre. It’s the BEST. I bought it as a diaper bag but it’s been great for carrying around my laptop as well, in addition to everything pictured above. Let’s dive in! Stainless...

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What's The Big Deal About CBD? Here's What You Need To Know (Plus Tips For Shopping Topical CBD)

If you’ve spent any time on Pure Life Blog, then you know we’ve become obsessed with this hemp-derived ingredient that’s a dream for sensitive skin states and a distant cousin of marijuana: CBD skincare. We’ve put together several posts (like this one and this one) and formulated multiple products (this serum and facial mask are a MUST) with CBD front and center. Whether you’re new to this natural ingredient, still researching its benefits or already blown away by its results, you’re in the right place. Today we’re digging a bit deeper and discovering what the big deal about CBD really...

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The Best Products To Repair Dry, Sun-Drenched Skin: Summer Skin Series Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of our 3-part Summer Skin Series! This series is here to help you soak up all this season has to offer – without any harmful side effects. Check out Part 1 (how to protect your skin + prevent sun damage) and Part 2 (common summer skin woes + what to do about them) for even more summer skin tips. Soaked up a little too much sun? Feeling inflamed, sensitive or seriously dehydrated? When your skin barrier is compromised, the last thing you want to do is apply products with harsh chemicals that can be even more...

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Common Summer Skin Woes + What To Do About Them: Summer Skin Series Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our 3-part Summer Skin Series! This series is here to help you soak up all this season has to offer – without any harmful side effects. Check out Part 1 (how to protect your skin + prevent sun damage) and Part 3 (the best products to repair dry, sun-drenched skin)! When temperatures rise, sun rays get stronger, and the climate gets more humid (or dry – if you’re in Southern California like us) it can start to take a toll on your skin. While summer heat and humidity can offer some welcomed beauty benefits like...

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