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Hello and welcome to Peaceful Organic Planet's Blog! We’re happy that you decided to check us out. This blog will offer up simple and economical solutions and ideas to help you create a healthier, greener and more natural life for yourself, your family and the Earth.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Being Eco Conscious for Earth Day

There are so many simple things we can all do to make this a cleaner more sustainable world. The best part is that most of these things don’t cost anything, and in the long run they can even save you money. Who said being environmentally friendly had to be difficult? It’s really just a matter of habit…..breaking the old ones and creating new ones.

We started out being more eco conscious with very small things, and just kept adding. There are still so many more things we could and will try to do, but everyone’s circumstance is different. That’s why being earth friendly is customizable. You do what you can and go at your own pace. It’s as simple as that. We hope you find some great ideas here that you can customize to fit your life.

Ten Ways To Be Green

1.) Unplug cell phone chargers. Put appliances, tvs and dvrs on power strips to turn off

2.) Use less water - turn off water when not using while brushing teeth. Buy faucets and toilets that let less water flow.

3.) Switch to Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs - replace as you can or buy in bulk, which will get you a savings, not to mention the money you'll save on your electric bill from using them.

4.) Choose products with less packaging - companies that are enviromentally savvy will package with as little material as possible and will use recycled material.

5.) Buy organic and local foods - look for organic foods in your area. many super markets have organic products in one section or spread throughout the store. there are many, whole food and natural stores and co-ops. You"ll need to do a little research to find the resources closest to you. Check out Local Harvest.
6.) Drive less - walk, bike, take public transportation, or car pool as much as possible to reduce use of oil. Better yet, start your own business at home. What a better way to help the environment!

7.) Plant a tree!- go to a local nursery and find a nice tree for your home or yard.

8.) Recycle more - take the time to make a recycling area in your home or business,or find a local recycling station in your area...don't forget about household chemicals,used oil, antifreeze and batteries. They all have a place, so call your local waste management and find out where yours go.

9.) Switch to "green" power via your local utility company.

10.) Spread the word!!! Tell a friend or relative. Make a copy of this list and pass it on!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Spring Break Beauty

Now that spring break is right around the corner it’s time to take your hair from the winter blahs to spring break beautiful.

Winter is a very harsh season for hair. The cold and dry weather along with indoor heat can cause your hair to be brittle and dry from lack of moisture, which can cause a lot of breakage. A wonderful, natural and economical way to remedy this problem is with a Pure Coconut Hot Oil Treatment. Coconut Oil not only provides essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair, but you’ll already feel like you’re at the beach from the wonderful coconut scent! Here’s how to do it:

Start with an organic cold pressed, extra virgin coconut oil. This is important, because you want the least amount of processing possible.

Warm about a half cup of the oil and pour it into a cup. Make sure you don’t overheat the oil. Coconut oil tends to heat very quickly.

Massage the oil into your hair and scalp for about a minute and then comb through to the ends of your hair.
Dip a towel in hot water, ring it out then wrap around your hair. Leave the towel on for about 20 minutes.
Remove the towel and shampoo your hair thoroughly. You can do this hot oil treatment as often as once a week to keep your hair looking shiny, strong and healthy.
Wherever you decide to go on your spring break, you’ll be heads above the rest of the crowd with healthy, beautiful shiny hair. Best of all, its all natural and won’t cost an arm and a leg so you can use the money you save on a new pair of flip flops!

For more great tips, check out our Organic Hair Care page!

Happy Spring Break!
Kim at Peaceful Organic Planet