Category Archives: Beauty

Living With the Book

Recently my thoughts and talk are focused toward living with a more informed knowledge base about essential oils, which is different from looking at the bottle and sniffing the scent. There is so much more to know about these gifts to us from the planet. Sustainability awareness is also important when we use these gifts for enhancing our Well-being and Wellness regimen.

In upcoming segments on my Wellness Connections Podcast, as well as, in this blog I will share new ideas that I am exploring in learning about the safe and best methods to use essential oils. This includes websites, blogs, and books. For this month’s contribution, I’d like to introduce you to the recent book by Jade Shutes, “The Carrier Oil Palette”. I like to describe her as a Wellness polymath.

Listen to a brief description on my podcast why this carrier oils book is important for essential oil users.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. 
Just click this link to select:

https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

Do you know where Carrier Oils come from?

As a Level 1 NAHA Certified Aromatherapist/Trainer, I have come to understand that what I contribute is a knowledge base providing methods, which can be used to enhance the proper use of essential oils.

Learn more about Jade Shutes at her website:
Aromatic Studies. com

The Carrier Oil PaletteTable of Contents PDF – Click the link below
https://aromaticdownloads.s3.amazonaws.com/TOC+The+Carrier+Oil+Palette.pdf

All the best in Wellness,
Judith

Thanks for the Feedback

Hello everyone, I want to take a moment to let you know that I appreciate getting your feedback when you click a ‘like’ button, or click a ‘follow’ button to receive emails from the blog posts that I create.

I have been blogging for about 10 years. Currently, I post on 4 blogs. Recently, I started doing a Podcast. I am an essential oil enthusiast. My intention is to provide interesting and useful information for your Well-being journey, and Wellness regimen.

If you would like to learn more about the topics I post, please visit my website, JudithGuerra.com

All the best for your well-being,

Judith

FYI – Latest Cruelty-Free List

Has it ever occurred to you that purchasing cruelty-free products is good for our planet? You can learn more at the link below.

https://biofriendlyplanet.com/eco-awareness/7-ways-cruelty-free-products-help-save-the-planet/

Find out more about the latest cruelty-free brands by clicking the link below. The list is available in this free pdf document from Cruelty-Free Kitty:
https://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/exclusive/2022-March-CF-guide.pdf

Happy Earth Day!

The Hair Loss Conversation

I am struck so much by the unfortunate display of sadness about the alopecia conversation. I started the HairBlues.me blog 10 years ago, and still, after all this time, women, and I might add, men, and children continue to be troubled by this condition. That’s why the Alopecia industry is such a big industry: wigs, solutions, and potions that promise delivery of new locks.
When you find a moment, listen to my brief podcast about this challenge.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. 
Just click this link to select:

https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

We can get to the moon, but we have not solved this problem yet – unless we accept that “beauty” comes in all forms. The sooner we get in touch with that the sooner we will not find ourselves witnessing painful incidents of what is pre-determined as “beauty” by how one’s hair grows and looks.

By the way, does anyone remember the beautiful Black women in the Black Panther film who are bald?

Following is a post that I wrote on this blog March 2013 about hair loss.

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Winter Haircare

Managing Winter haircare static electricity and frizz both caused by the dryness heat exposure can be challenging. Below are some tips I hope will help you.


https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/6-winter-hair-care-tips-you-should-definitely-follow/

https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/hair/basic-hair-care/

If you want to find static sheets, which help minimize static electricity, are also cruelty-free and support our intention to do what we can to participate in the climate change conversation by purchasing climate friendly products, visit the websites below.

Anti Frizz Hair Sheets: The Celeb-Approved Genius Way to …

The Nunzio Saviano anti frizz sheet can tame flyaways, split ends, and humidity-induced frizz instantly without making your hair feel sticky. … Besides smelling deliciously good, the IGK no-frizz smoothing hair wipes are vegan-friendly, crueltyfree, and have zero traces of mineral oils, sulfates, and parabens.

Read the blog of Nunzio Saviano at the link below.
https://nunziosaviano.com/category/blog/

If you would like to check cruelty-free brands use the link below to view the updated 2022 Ethical Elephant List for Cruelty-Free Brands
https://ethicalelephant.com/cruelty-free-brand-list/

Yes! Use Sunscreen in the Winter

News Flash!
I know I have posted about this before, but just in case you need a reminder. Yes! Sunscreen is required in the winter months too.

365 days a year!

Below are links to cruelty-free and vegan sunscreens for you to consider:
https://www.beautybeyondcruelty.com/cruelty-free-face-sunscreens/

Source:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/beauty/why-you-should-wear-sunscreen-in-winter-too/ar-AAPFIHK

A Conversation about Cruelty-Free, Vegan Beauty Products and Climate Change.

These days the conversation about climate change is a constant concern. A recurring topic on HairBlues.me has been cruelty-free and Vegan products. This month we continue that conversation as we explore what the differences are between cruelty-free, vegan cosmetics, and why some companies use “green” packaging.

The November Wellness Connections podcast explains the difference among these products, and packaging.

Also available on Apple, Google and other podcast platforms

Do you know cruelty-free products are not more expensive?
Source: Are Cruelty Free Brands Actually More Expensive? (crueltyfreeonly.com)

Do you know that there is no confirmation testing on animals makes cosmetics safer for humans?
Source: http://www.humanesociety.org/resources/cosmetics-testing-faq

Do you know that Covergirl has a Vegan product called CleanFresh?

Source: Is CoverGirl Cruelty Free and Vegan? (2021 Update) – Cruelty Free Only

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What is “green packaging“?

Source: https://www.thecosmeticboxes.co.uk/


Find out more about cruelty-free and vegan products :
ethicalelephant.com/crueltyfree-vs-vegan/

Reasons to Use Vegan, Cruelty Free Products – Cocosoul (mycocosoul.com)

Natural Skin Care & Hair Care Blogs – Cocosoul (mycocosoul.com)

Happy Holidays!

Is It An American Thing: SUNSCREEN?

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Episode #14 of the Wellness Connections introduces you to a conversation I had with some people who think that Sunscreen is an American thing. This conversation informs those who think that this is true that there is evidence to the contrary.

You can also listen to the Wellness Connections on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. Just click the link below to select.
https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7

The websites below are worth looking at.

Sources:

Natural Nigerian Website:
https://naturalnigerian.com/2018/01/18/do-africans-black-people-need-sunscreen/

Bare Skin Naturals Website:
https://bareskinnaturals.com/helpful-tips/ig-live-on-sunscreen-do-africans-need-to-wear-sunscreen/

Afropolitain Website:
https://afropolitain.com/the-real-reason-africans-dont-wear-sunscreen/

Bolden Website:
https://www.boldenusa.com/blogs/discover

Just FYI


Guidelines from American Academy Dermatology Association
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/skin-cancer/types/common/melanoma/skin-color

My Hydrosol Season

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In this episode of The Wellness Connections, I give you a description of a gentle “aromatic medicine” Hydrosols. When you have a free moment listen to what they are and how they can be used for your well-being journey.


You can find more information at the source links below:

SPF HAIR, Beauty & Wellness

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Have you ever thought about using SPF on your hair during the months when you may be spending a lot of time on the beach, playing tennis, or just being outdoors during sunny days? Probably not.

It turns out that SPF for haircare is something we should pay attention to. Not only should we protect our bodies, we should also spray sunscreen on our scalps.

Hairblues has discussed this topic before, but I can not say it often enough. People of color NEED to use SUNSCREEN. See the excerpt below for details.

Health experts advise everyone, regardless of skin color, to use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Although dark-skinned people won’t get sunburned as quickly, they will still burn and are still susceptible to sun-induced damage—such as sun spots and wrinkles—and cancer .
True or False: Dark-skinned People Don’t Need Sunscreen … True or False: Dark-skinned People Don’t Need Sunscreen | Winchester Hospital

As the Cancer Foundation states:
Everyone under the sun needs to use sunscreen“.

If you use an SPF 30 product properly, it would take you 30 times longer to burn than if you used no sunscreen“.

This includes children and babies.



Reminder you want to purchase products that do not have Oxybenzone and Octinoxate

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