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Juicing For Your Health

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We know sometimes it’s hard to eat our fruits and vegetables. Juicing is a delicious way to get them in! Juicing also gives your stomach a break from digesting solid foods while still in taking more essential vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients.

Not all juices are created equal. The best and most nutritious kinds of juices to buy are those that are organic, cold pressed, and contains no added sugars or other ingredients. Cold pressed juices taste better and are more nutritious than regular juices because during the juicing process, enzymes in the fruits and vegetables are not destroyed. When we are out and about, we like to grab Suja’s organic, cold-pressed juices.

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If juice is something you would like to incorporate into your diet more regularly, it would be beneficial and financially more sound to invest in a juicing machine. There are three types of common juicers:

  • Centrifugal juicers: These machines are the least expensive option. Centrifugal extractors chop and crush the input with a high spinning blade, extracting juices from the pulp using centrifugal force. However, the blades generate a lot of heat, which destroys the enzymes in the input, rendering the juice less nutritious. This is a great blender if you’re looking for something that does the job and not picky about lost nutrients.
  • Masticating juicers: These juicers crush your input and squeezes out as much juice as possible. That being said they extract juice at a much slower rate. Masticating juicers also process nuts so you can make your favorite plant-based milks. They are quitter than centrifugal juicers and more efficient.
  • Triturating juicers: The best of the best, but also the priciest! Triturating juicers have twin gears that crush the input in between, producing the maximum amount of juice and a very dry pulp. There is little to no foam in the juice and it preserves almost all nutrients.
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Many juice bars sell one, three, or five day juice cleanses. Juice cleanses don’t necessarily “detox” or “clean” our bodies nor will they help us lose sustainable weight. In essence, you are simply consuming fruits and vegetables without their fiber for however many days. But done with the right intentions, juice cleanses can be a great tool to resetting your body from previous eating habits. They also give your stomach a break while still being sustained by the nutrients and vitamins of the juice.

Happy Juicing!

7 Hidden Animal Ingredients in Beauty Products

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You are standing in the store for what seems like hours trying to decipher the list of ingredients on the back of a shampoo bottle. Is this vegan? We know why choosing vegan and cruelty- free products matter. But finding vegan beauty products can get hard and intimidating. We have compiled a list of common hidden animal ingredients (some may be a bit explicit) in beauty products to help you make the most mindful decision for yourself and the planet.

Lanolin
Lanolin is commonly found in various creamy skin care products like moisturizers, conditioners, and lipsticks. It is a wax product produced by glands of wool-bearing animals and extracted from their wool. Sheep are commonly used to get Lanolin for beauty products. Like animals kept for their fur, these sheep are crammed into hot spaces, used and slaughtered. Lanolin is also known as Lanolate, Lanogene, Laneth, Lanolin alcohols, Lanosterols, Aliphatic Alcohol, Cholesterin, wool wax and wool fat.

Cysteine
Cysteine can be found in hair care and cream products. It is an amino acid from various kinds of animal hair. Cysteine can also be found in baked goods and healing ointments.

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Estrogen
Commonly found in perfumes, creams and lotions. In beauty products, estrogen is a type of drug from pregnant horse urine. It is also used in birth control pills and for reproductive problems.

Carmine
Cochineal bugs live on cactuses and feed on red berries. Female cochineals and their eggs are collected by the thousands and boiled. Once boiled and dried, they are crushed, producing a bright red pigment. This dye is used in beauty products that require color like lipstick and blush. Carmine is also known as Cochineal, Carminic acid, and Dactylopius Coccus Extract. 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Palette uses fruit and vegetable pigments as an alternative.

Gelatin
Leftover tendons, skin, bones and ligaments of cows and pigs are boiled to make gelatin. Gelatin is not only found in nail products, face masks and shampoos, but also in common sweets like candy, Jell-O and marshmallows.

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Tallow
Tallow is created by boiling slaughtered animals until a fat substance arises. It is used in lipsticks, foundations soaps, paint, crayons, etc.… yuck! Tallow is also known as Fatty acids, Sodium salts, and Stearic acid.

Keratin
The protein of grinded up hooves, horns, feathers, and hairs of other animals make up keratin. Keratin is in shampoos, hair and nail treatment products. It is also known as animal protein, Hydrolyzed protein, Cheratina, Detoxin, and Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl. LVX nail polish is Keratin –free.

LOVE GOODLY makes the search for 100% vegan beauty products effortless. From foundations, lipsticks, to face cleansers and moisturizers, LOVE GOODLY provides 100% vegan and cruelty-free products.

Inc. talks to LOVE GOODLY Co-Founders

“Toxin Free Treats: Cleaning Up the Beauty Game”

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“‘I’ve been a long time fan and friend of Justine Lassoff who has a history of successful exits in the LA market, specifically in the eco/beauty/wellness space. Her most recent on-trend undertaking, LOVE GOODLY, with business partner Katie Bogue Miller is making women sit up and take notice of what’s in the products they put on their bodies every single day.

I must admit, I still use Bath & Body Works (I’m a cucumber melon fiend), but after sitting down with this dynamic duo, I think it’s time to clean house and clean up my beauty game.'”

To read the interview with co-founders Justine Lassoff and Katie Bogue Miller, click here!

2017 Mother’s Day: 4 Simple Acts of Appreciation

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Mother’s day is for our many mothers.

To Mother Nature, who provides us with the essence of life, day after day, without expecting anything in return.

She loves us persistently

To our mother figures, who are always there for us with open arms no matter how far away we may stray. Who nurtures us so we may be the best version of ourselves.

She loves us unconditionally

To whomever is your mother or whatever you find a mother in, Mother’s Day is the day to stop for a moment in our busy lives and show our appreciation and love.

Plant something – On Mother’s Day giving back is the best way to show your appreciation for Mother Nature. To help out pollinators such as bees and butterflies, plant fennel, sage, and cardinal flowers. Find more insect friendly plants to plant here.

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Find The Gift – It could be a handwritten letter or a beauty box of love. Contribute to their life in a way that is meaningful and special to them. Little acts of love go a long way!

Make a call – A simple phone call to say thank you and happy Mother’s Day can truly mean a lot.

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Spend time together – Time is valuable and how you chose to use it shows what is important in your life. Go out for a walk, make brunch, or simply sit down and bond. The memories you create together will last a life time.

Inside the April/May Box!

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We carefully curate each LOVE GOODLY box with healthier products, like nontoxic and cruelty-free beauty and skincare that you can use every day. Scroll down to see what’s inside. Learn more about banned ingredients.

The April/May box has arrived in time for Earth Day on April 22! This box is valued at $125 – our highest valued box yet! Click here to subscribe

One Love Organics Love Springs Eternal Youth Preservation Serum, value $75

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A favorite brand pick curated by Liz Cadman, founder of My Subscription Addiction. This luxurious lightweight oil boasts some of Mother Nature’s most effective gifts – Blue Seakale and protein-rich sea algae that soothes, revitalizes, and deeply moisturizes for improved skin tonicity and firmness. Green tea, watermelon, and jasmine oils easily absorb into the skin for a super-effective nighttime boost of moisture. Botanical active ingredients – Barbary Fig Plant Stem Cells and D’Orientine S extracted from date seeds – display strong youth preservation properties and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Certified by Ecocert Greenlife. Cruelty-free, Nontoxic, Vegan.

PureSol Konjac Body Sponge, value $12.99

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Gently exfoliates while deep cleansing and removing any toxins and impurities. Contains activates carbon and essential minerals to deeply cleanse and absorb excess sebum and grime. Great for oily and acne-prone skin, leaving you with a radiant complexion. It is extremely soft and gentle for everyday skin care. Great for extra sensitive skin. Cruelty-free, Vegan, Nontoxic.

100% Pure Maracuja Mascara in Black Tea, value $25

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100% natural mascara colored from black tea leaves and infused with lash conditioning nutrients. Holds curls, lengthens, and separates lashes while creating luscious volume. Free of harmful toxins, chemicals, or any other harsh ingredients. Cruelty-free, Nontoxic, Vegan.

100% Pure Bright Eyes Mask, value $7

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Highly caffeinated eye mask brightens and de-puffs. Extremely hydrating, quenches thirsty skin with blast of water delivered to dehydrated skin cells. The mask material “hydrogel” is composed of 95% organic aloe water and 5% plant cellulose made to intensely hydrate. The longer you leave the mask on your skin, the thinner the hydrogel mask becomes, because the water gets absorbed. The hydrogel assist in delivering active ingredients onto your skin. Cruelty-free, nontoxic, vegan.

Oh, and there are two more special offers just for you… to continue celebrating Earth Day every single day.

Juice Served Here $10 Coupon

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Use the code LOVEGOODLY at checkout for $10 off your first order. Experience nutrient-dense produce hand-selected from biodynamic farms cold-pressed in a zero-waste facility juiced to perfection. Ships nationwide.

Moo Shoes 15% Off Discount

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And, a special Earth Month treat for you from our vegan friends at Moo Shoes! Take 15% off all house-brand Novacas shoes. Enter the code MOOGOODLY online at www.mooshoes.com; or, present the insert card to their New York City or Los Angeles boutiques. One-time use only, either online or in-store. Offer expires May 31, 2017.

This month’s box is supporting Farm Sanctuary, whose mission is to protect farm animals from cruelty and promote compassionate vegan living. Click here to subscribe

A picture may say a thousand words, but we can’t possibly convey the quality, taste and feel of these products. Want to try them for yourself? You can subscribe to the box here, or check out our one-time gift options here.

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Peek Inside the February/March Box!

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A new year, a new box! We started off 2017 with our February/March box — perfect to cure those post-winter blues. This month’s box is supporting Beagle Freedom Project, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit run by Animal Rescue, Media and Education (ARME). The Beagle Freedom Project negotiates with laboratories across the world to secure the release of dogs and other animals and give them a chance at a normal home life.

Now, let’s take a peek inside…

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YUNI Organic Active Calm Moisturizer, value $29

Awaken your skin and restore its natural elasticity with this organic lightweight moisturizer. Contains natural anti-aging ingredients that smooth fine lines while delivering deep hydration. Made with organic Buriti Oil, Green Tea Extract, Turmeric, and Edelweiss. Non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty free. Full size 2 oz. jar. Mindful beauty for an active life, YUNI was created for yoga practitioners to prolong the benefits of the yoga experience.

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MARQUET Ton Fai Open Weave Scarf, value $21.99

Handmade in Thailand and certified Fair Trade, this breezy scarf has a subtle contrast design perfect year round. Ton Fai, an artisan collective in Thailand, is committed to weaving only 100% locally grown cotton fibers. Each step – from the spooling and dyeing of the yarns, to settling the weft and running the shuttle – is done by hand in the traditional Thai style passed down through generations. 100% cotton. Offered in eight colors. Care Instructions: Hand wash in cold water and air dry.

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ORGLAMIX Cream Luminizer, value $18

This best-selling cream highlighter in Illume adds a youthful glow with a transparent, dewy finish. Use on cheek bones, brow bones, and eyelids to create a luminous glow. It’s not shiny, greasy, or glittery. Skin looks instantly radiant. Use alone or over foundation, moisturizer, or serum for a lit-from-within glow. Works on ALL skin types. Full size 1.4 grams. Vegan, cruelty-free, non-toxic.

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ORGLAMIX Sunshine Oil, value $18

Enriched with a blend of 100% natural fragrance and essential oils, including grapeseed, avocado, grapefruit peel, sweet orange peel, mandarin, lemon and lime peel, for supreme hydration and brightness. Vegan. cruelty-free, non-toxic. To use: apply 2-4 dabs/rolls to moist or dry skin after cleansing. Extremely concentrated so use minimally. Excellent moisturizer or primer for flawless application under foundation. Suitable for all skin types. Poured custom for LOVE GOODLY in a full-size 10.6 ml rollerball.

We are sold out of our February/March box, but want to get the next one?

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Peek Inside the December/January Box!

 

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2017 is around the corner, and whether you’re last-minute holiday shopping, or getting yourself ready for the new year, we have something for you to be jolly about: the December/January box!

This month’s delivery is curated by actress, animal rights supporter, and long-time vegan, Emily Deschanel. With each purchase directly benefitting Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, Emily shares her favorite vegan brands and products with us to celebrate this holiday season.

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MyChelle –  Perfect C Serum – $44

Battle photo-damage, aging, and the appearance of lines and wrinkles simultaneously with MyChelle’s Perfect C Serum. The advanced multi-tasking Vitamin C formula, high active level L-Ascorbic Acid (17%), and Buddleja Plant Stem Cells help brighten the skin and is definitely a must try! MyChelle is a founding member of the EWG Verified: For your Health program.

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Pacifica – Enlightened Lip Gloss – $10

Pacifica’s Enlightened Lip Gloss collection provides supernatural shine, super smoothness, and non-sticky, nourishing hydration with long lasting natural color. But wait, there’s more! Infused with coconut and antioxidants, these lip glosses help support superior lip health. What more could you really ask for in a lip gloss? Pacifica has a zero product-manufacturing waster process, and supports local charities including women’s shelters.

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Mullein & Sparrow – Custom Facial Steam – $10

A beautiful blend of organic herbs to help detoxify your skin exclusively made for LOVE GOODLY. Mullein & Sparrow is a luxury vegan line crafted in Brooklyn.

Use: Bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add a handful of herbs and allow to steep covered for 5-10 minutes. Remove from stove and cover head with light towel. Rest head 2-3 inches above the herbs for about 5 minutes. Breathe deeply and enjoy! Can also be used as a tea.

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Côte – Nail Polish – $18

Côte is dedicated to creating safe, quality nail polishes that are always cruelty-free, vegan, and made in the United States. Their products are free of major toxins and allergens associated with nail polish: formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, camphor, formaldehyde resin, TPHP, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, parabens and gluten. Enjoy 1 of their 9 perfect holiday colors included in your box! 

Pssst. L.A. residents: For a elegant and eco-friendly nail care experience, book an appointment at Côte’s Brentwood Village shop.

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BOOMCHICKAPOP – Sweet and Salty or Lightly Sea Salted Kettle Popcorn – $1.50

Snacking should be both delicious and carefree! Always simple, always awesome kettle popcorn. Certified gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO project verified. 0g trans fat, low calorie and cholesterol free. 1oz. single-serving bag. Started by a husband and wife out of their Minnesota garage, BOOMCHICKAPOP gives back to the community.

A picture may say a thousand words, but we can’t possibly convey the quality, taste and feel of these products. Want to try them for yourself? You can subscribe to the box here, or check out our one-time gift options here.

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Emily Deschanel Guest Curates for December/January Box Benefitting Farm Sanctuary!

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We’ve partnered with actress, producer and animal rights supporter, Emily Deschanel, to curate an exclusive December/January subscription box just in time for the holidays.

“I am thrilled to co-curate this box with LOVE GOODLY to benefit Farm Sanctuary. These are some of my favorite vegan brands and products. Enjoy!” shares Emily Deschanel.

Long time vegan Emily Deschanel and LOVE GOODLY are helping women discover the best high-end products that are both good for your health and the environment with ingredients that are 100% organic, toxin-free and cruelty-free. Shipping on December 12th, the Dec/Jan Box features Emily’s top picks of deluxe, full-size beauty and lifestyle essentials, perfect for any woman on your gift list.

With each purchase benefitting Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, the LOVE GOODLY Box is the ultimate holiday gift for those looking to pay it forward during this season of charitable giving.

#DoGoodBeGreen Conference Round-Up

It was a beautiful Saturday morning for LOVE GOODLY’s Do Good. Be Green. conference. We had a great turnout — from bloggers to brands, a few guests even flew in from as far away as Canada! A community gathered to celebrate and get educated about a cruelty-free and eco-lifestyle.

Here are a few of the moments captured by Alvin Manuel Photography and his team. You can view more photos on our Facebook page here.

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Have any photos from the conference? Share them and tag us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). Don’t forget to use the hashtag #DoGoodBeGreen – we would love to see your snaps!

A BIG THANK YOU TO…

Our Host: The Collection Building in the downtown Los Angeles, a historic art deco gem one block from Whole Foods in the building’s newly renovated event and co-working space.

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Our Sponsors:  GT’s KombuchaSapere | Aude SparklingWhole Foods DowntownThrive MarketPulp Pantry, and VegNews

Our Speakers: Fireside Chat with Angela Lindvall; panel “Inside Eco Fashion” with SUSI StudioReformationHipsters for SistersM COLLABORATIVEGRID110Enrou; panel “The Future of Beauty” with Organic Authority; Paige Padgett; OSEA; Blissoma Holistic SkincareLippy Girl Makeup; panel “Doing Good” with Jill Ettinger of EcoSalon; Lipstick Angels; Beagle Freedom Project; 5 Gyres; PLUS ULTRA; Farm Sanctuary; and Non Toxic Revolution.

Our Wellness Break Leaders: Kimberly Fowler, Founder of YAS Fitness Center & Natalie Kuhn, Executive Director of The Class by Taryn Toomey

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Our Raffle & Goodie Bag Sponsors: Canopy VerdeGarden of LifeLVX, Lippy Girl, Blissoma, OSEA, PLUS ULTRAHellomellowCan Can ParleurSusi StudioSapere Aude SparklingYAS, Whole Foods, and Thrive Market