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D.I.Y 3 Ingredient Natural Shaving Cream Recipe

It’s always better to shave using a soothing cream of some sort. Your skin is super sensitive and going straight on your skin using a razor is actually very bad for skin, especially if it’s already dry. You don’t have to burn a hole through your pocket to get smooth silky skin. Many of the ingredients for a deliciously decadent shaving cream probably exist within your kitchen already. There are

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The Health Benefits of Oregano Oil

My fondest memory of encountering oregano is as a child hiking in the arid Greek mountain side. There, the oregano grows wild and smells intoxicating. I gathered as much as I could in my little hands and brought it back to the hotel restaurant where I was staying. I was enchanted with the beauty of wild oregano then, but it was only several months ago that I discovered oregano’s potent

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Office Health: Rollermouse

Did you know that you spend approximately half of your waking hours at your job? Regardless of whether you work in manual labor, as a freelancer, in a service job, or in an office cubicle, your work environment is equally important to your physical and emotional well-being as anywhere else is. Work is full of occupational hazards: stress, screen-time, unhealthy habits, and (potentially) a sedentary lifestyle. However, fear not, there are

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Eye on the Ingredients: “May Contain” Explained

Beautiful lip colors swatched in feature photo all from ILIA Beauty In this series, Amazingy Magazine brings you well-rounded knowledge on some of the most prevalent ingredients out there. In our mission to promote a green and healthy lifestyle, inside and out, we believe that the first step is advocating educated consumption. We want you to be able to quiz yourself on back of a product with the ingredient list

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Skincare Ingredients – 101

Let me just begin this post by saying that I LOVE skincare. Meaning, I truly believe that a carefully curated skincare regime can actually change your life. I might sound dramatic here, but truth is that we all want to look and feel our best possible and, for me, this has to do with healthy skin. Glowing, effervescent and clear skin is something I have always yearned for. It shows

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Behind the Brand: Plume

Plume is a brand that really requires no introdution, having already taken the green beauty world by storm. It’s hard to believe, that in such a short time, their natural lash enhancing products have made their way as far as the revered shelves of Nordstroms. Although, that disbelief evaporates when you meet founder and “First Lady” of Plume, Lauren Bilon—a true power-woman. She was kind enough to give us some

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Office Health Hacks: Massagio

Did you know that you spend approximately half of your waking hours at your job? Regardless of whether you work in manual labor, as a freelancer, in a service job, or in an office cubicle, your work environment is equally important to your physical and emotional well-being as anywhere else is. Work is full of occupational hazards: stress, screen-time, unhealthy habits, and (potentially) a sedentary lifestyle. However, fear not, there

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Beets & Berries – Salad in a Jar

This recipe comes to you from Marleen Visser. This is one of the first recipes the lovely dutch model turned foodie is sharing with us, but it definitely wont be the last. For more health-conscious fun recipes, visit Marleen’s blog Share Love Not Secrets. The idea of meal prepping salads in mason jars has been trending this spring and it’s the perfect idea for something colorful, convenient and healthy. For 4

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Eye on ingredients: Sodium Coco Sulfate

How do we know if we want to see a certain ingredient on the back of our product’s label? In this column, we shed light on the ingredients listed on our self-care products. We know how tough it can be to understand the gibberish that often disguised as an ingredient. In our mission to promote a healthy skin, lifestyle and world, we believe that the first step is advocating for

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Why You Should Have Started Using Eye Cream Yesterday

You’ve probably asked yourself plenty of times: do I really need to use eye cream? It seems like such a hassle, especially when you’re already planning on moisturizing your entire face anyways. My logic has always been: my face lotion, which can’t be that different, will inevitably cover my eye area too. My skeptical nature lead me to believe that eye cream is just a marketing ploy by the cosmetic

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Gym Bag Must-Haves

I may have gone slightly overboard in my chocolate binging during the holiday season, and, recently, I’ve decided to get back in shape. This means that you can find me either running around my neighborhood at night or jumping around my local gym a few times per week. So, I wanted to share with you the few things that make the whole work out experience a lot more enjoyable. To

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3 DIY Ways to Clean with Castile Soap

There are literally hundreds of ways to use castile soap—it is sort of a natural cosmetic super hero. The cult classic, Dr. Bronners Castile Soap, is made from only water, organic coconut oil, potassium hydroxide, organic palm kernel oil, organic olive oil, organic hemp oil, organic jojoba oil, citric acid, and tocopherol. I love how gentle and how versatile this soap is. We’ve touched upon this in the magazine in

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The Myth of the G-Spot

My first encounter with the enigmatic G-Spot was in my freshman year of college. I was chatting my gal pals and doing some in-depth sleuthing of an interaction my bestie had recently had with a new crush. He mentioned to her that he was so good, he’d be able to find her G-Spot right away. This was the first of many times I would hear this: the mystery of the

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Using Beard Oil

Stubble is sexy, but beards are beautiful. If you or your boo has facial fauna, chances are that you want it to be as soft and healthy as possible. If you’re completely honest with yourself, you’ll accept that beards are a breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria. And you know what, they’re so goddam itchy too. The cleaner you keep it, the itchier it may feel. But it doesn’t

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Eye on the Ingredients: Case 3 – Micro-plastics in Cosmetics

In this series, Amazingy Magazine brings you well-rounded knowledge on some of the most prevalent ingredients out there. In our mission to promote a green and healthy lifestyle, inside and out, we believe that the first step is advocating educated consumption. We want you to be able to quiz yourself on back of a product with the ingredient list and to pass with flying colors. This means you understand the

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Eye on the Ingredients: Case 2 – Carmine

In this series, Amazingy Magazine brings you well-rounded knowledge on some of the most prevalent ingredients out there. In our mission to promote a green and healthy lifestyle, inside and out, we believe that the first step is advocating educated consumption. We want you to be able to quiz yourself on back of a product with the ingredient list and to pass with flying colors. This means you understand the

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Go Green (Tea)!

Around a year ago, I made a life-changing decision. I decided to go green and to get myself completely off the coffee train. At first, I was so deep into my java addiction that I found green tea to be extremely weak, feeling that it had almost no effect on me. But I knew I needed to stop drinking coffee because I was having significant trouble sleeping, so I pushed

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My Week Without Makeup

How often do you wear makeup? Whether it’s everyday, three times a week, or only on special occasions, chances are you’d be shocked if you had to go without it completely. If you know me, then you probably know that I usually wear a full face. That means: foundation, concealer, powder, bronzer, blush, highlighter, eyebrow pencils and the occasional pink or nude lip. It sounds like a ton of stuff

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5 Lady Libido Killers & 5 Libido Boosters

Are you living la libido loco? Popular media and porn seem to tell us that real women have insatiable sexual appetites, unable to go a full day without stopping for a quickie. Reality may leave you some place else, where, depending on the turn of the tides in your hormonal ocean, you may have not felt like having sex for some time now. Either that, or you go for months

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Coffee Addicts Rejoice! 7 Reasons Coffee is Good for Your Health

For many of us, coffee is the first thought to pop into our head in the early morning. The smell of a steaming cup of joe can give you the extra motivation you need to pull you out of the deep fog of slumber. Whether you drink java to jolt you awake, or simply because you savor the taste, you’ll be glad to hear that, contrary to prior belief, your

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37 Stress Reducing Tips

With Autumn’s colorful leaves, comes a long list of pet-peeves. Transitional periods can be extra stressful, especially with the back-to-school season in full swing. Whether it’s you or your little ones, fall can feel like a return to “real life”. Don’t let the stress get to you this year by following one, or all of these de-stressing tips. Accept what you cannot change Sing out loud Turn off your cell

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Eye on Ingredients – Case File 1: Parabens

In this series, Amazingy Magazine brings you in-depth knowledge on some of the most common ingredients out there. In our mission to promote a green and healthy lifestyle, inside and out, we believe that the first step is advocating educated consumption. We want you to be able to quiz yourself on the back of a product with the ingredient list and to pass with flying colors. This means you will finally

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Fall Treat: Caramel Apples with Graham Cracker Crust

Although we have been blessed with a beautiful late and hot summer this year, I’m, personally, so excited for fall. There is something magical that surrounds this time of year. The sun is still out, the leaves are changing color and the stressful Christmas season is still far away. Let us cherish these chilled few weeks and get cozy at home. One of my favorite treats to make is caramel

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Harnessing the Happiness Chemicals

Emotions may seem like a mystery, at least, that’s how I feel most of the time. I can be as stoic as the queen’s guard at Buckingham palace, not even tearing up during the most heart-wrenching scene of The Notebook, while other times, a sentimental commercial is enough to tip me over the edge. Other times still, I find myself giddy with glee, for no apparent reason. While your mood

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Natural Tips For Healthy Teeth

After your baby teeth roll out, the older guys that replace them are the ones you’re stuck with. Whether it’s wooing a partner with a charming grin, or simply chowing down on some yummy grub, the calcite peaks lining your mouth help you accomplish your most basic tasks. So protect yo’ teeth before you wreck your teeth. You want your teeth behaving like a professor on tenure: around for the

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How an Orgasm a Day Keeps the Skin Doctor Away

Apples are for prudes, orgasms get you nude. Nude, glowing skin, that is. Here at Amazingy, we recently read an article about a woman who agreed to try out a skin fix trick and without too much complaining we imagine. The quest was to go 30 days with 30 orgasms. That’s right, this woman set off to conquer the daunting task of getting herself off, whether alone or partnered, for

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7 Period Survival Tips

Picture this: an assortment of snacks, perfectly positioned pillows, a Saturday, and an unwatched series. If surfing the crimson wave is making you feel blue, this might be the best medicine there is. I know firsthand how unwelcome the visit of Auntie Flo can be, having had terrible period pains my whole life. Bloating, mood swings, spotty skin, terrible stomach pains, oh, and not to mention the blood waterfall coming

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How to turn Camping into Glamping

When it came to planning our summer vacation, I envisioned something that would include sand, cocktails, and a tan. My other half, however, yearned for nature, a crackling fire and hiking boots. As you might know, being in a relationship means that you have to compromise. So, we ended up going camping at the Baltic sea for a week. As luck would have it, we chose the coldest and rainiest

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Quick Kitchen: Rocket Popsicles

This recipe comes to you from the brand new ice cream cook book ‘Altijd ijs’ by Marleen Visser. This is the first recipe the lovely dutch model turned foodie is sharing with us, but it definitely wont be the last. For more health-conscious fun recipes, visit Marleen’s blog Share Love Not Secrets. Ingredients: 150 g forest fruit, like blueberries, blackberries and raspberries 1 tbsp honey 150 g pineapple (a little bit less

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5 Outdoor Activities to Bring Out Your Inner Child

Summer is in full bloom and it’s time to get out your floral dresses and sun hats. While you’ve been busy matching your nails to your bright red summer lips, I’ve been coming up with a list of fun summer activities. Why? Why not? I know many of us work through the summer, but that doesn’t mean we can’t embrace the wanderlust attitude of our youth and take summer by

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Maintaining Your Natural Cosmetics

Natural cosmetics lack the chemical preservatives contained in their conventional cousins and, therefore, they require more of an attentive care routine. No one likes the moment when they have to throw their favorite shade of lipstick in the trash. Getting the most out of your products generally boils down to two key things: sanitation and proper storage. If you want to ensure the optimum longevity of your favorite products, try

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Top 5 Food Swaps For a Flat Tummy

Food makes us bloat. It’s true, and there are certain foods make you blow up like a balloon. What’s worse is that, as we age, we become more reactive than our younger digestive-systems- of-steel selves. Rest assured, there is a whole science on how to beat the bloat. But for a quick glance at what foods can be traded in to get through the day with a flat tummy to

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How to Get Rid of Cellulite

Known to the medical world as gynoid lipodystrophy, on the street, cellulite runs with a more colorful, yet no less flattering description: orange peel syndrome or cottage cheese. While cellulite is not deemed a disease, it’s still problematic, causing social anxiety to many. In former times, like the voluptuous shape of a woman, the appearance of cellulite was seen as a status symbol, of high wealth and attractiveness. It marked

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Silica Gel Packets—Why You Should Reuse Them Instead of Refuse Them

You know those little sachets of silica gel found mysteriously accompanying many purchases? I’m sure you’re familiar, as you can find them enclosed with dried food or leather shoes or headache medicine. It comes with the warning “Do Not Eat” and “Throw Away”. I’ve always complied with these cautions without dwelling too much on the purpose of their presence. However, once I found out what silica gel is capable of,

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When dieting becomes more than just restricted eating

Following a diet often brings one a sense of fulfillment to the overall wellbeing of one’s body. Abiding by certain dietary restrictions may make you feel like you’re doing something right. However, equally, restricted eating habits have the potential to wreak havoc in your physical and mental wellbeing. When the foods you choose to restrict start having an impact on the way you live you life, such that the pure

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How to get rid of a bloated belly

Do you ever wonder why you wake up in the morning with a flat belly, only to finish the day looking, well, a bit inflated? Rest assured, the body doesn’t gain instant weight over the course of one day. It’s more likely you are full of air, the air produced by fermenting food. The good news is that there is a solution. By listening to your body and aligning what

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Behind the brand: Good Clean Love – On sex, good sex, amazing sex, and how to achieve the latter

Good Clean Love is a brand that offers a wide range of organic/vegan intimacy and love products, aiming at enhancing our ability to enjoy the passionate sides of life to their fullest extents. I sat down for a Skype interview with founder and loveologist Wendy Strgar, talking for nearly two hours about how to make love work, the inexhaustible fuel that fantasies are, and how ‘work’ and ‘love’ are, in

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Healing Sex

Original post by Wendy Strgar, founder of Good Clean Love “If we could heal only one thing in the human experience and it was our relationship to our sexual selves, everything else would heal as a consequence.” -Wendy Strgar Sex is at the beginning and end of who we are. Indeed, we are each the most profound products of the sexual act, and the more we learn about our fragile,

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Behind the Brand: Teatox – Health in a Teabag

When browsing the tea section at your local market, you are often presented with odd names like ‘Relaxation Oasis’ or absurd blends like ‘Raspberry Coconut’. The existing tea selection made me all the more curious about the brand Teatox. The cool packaging and minimalistic design spoke to me immediately, the promise of ‘Natural Defense’ or ‘Skinny Detox’ alluring me as well. Michael Decker and Felix Ilse, both 27 years old,

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Benefits of colloidal silver on the skin

The use of silver has been known for its medicinal properties since antiquity. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, first described its use as an antimicrobial agent in 400BC. These days, the use of the nanoparticles of silver, also called colloidal silver, is known to have the exceptional ability to kill germs and is being promoted as a treatment for some skin conditions. What is colloidal silver? Colloidal silver is

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Bye Bye Cold: How to stay healthy this winter

My Dad always used to say: “A cold, left untreated, usually lasts for seven days and when treated it lasts for a week.” He would then gulp down his cough syrup and go to work. At the end of the winter, his cough was usually so bad that he would have to get some codeine prescribed.  Whether you’ve gotten sick already, or are trying to avoid catching whatever bug is

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Boost your spirit during the darker winter months

Wintertime is just around the corner and the thought of the long, cold, dark passage is enough to inspire dread in any of us. But that’s nothing we can’t handle, right? There are plenty of things you can do to counteract the snowy sadness, or, as Lana del Ray likes to call it “wintertime, wintertime sadness.” It’s important to acknowledge that the mood dip most of us experience in the

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Go local with your superfoods

Superfood is a buzzword that is trending in the health, fitness and beauty realms. What’s not to love about a super food? It’s like a one stop shop for your food nutrition needs. But just what is it that makes these superfoods so super? What is a superfood? According to The Oxford Dictionary definition a super food is a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. It’s

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The Surprising Benefits of Filtered Water

Humans, as everyone knows, are primarily composed of water. At birth, we’re made up of around 80% water, and even in our adulthood, we’re still more than 50% of that good ol’ H2O. I drink two liters per day: for me, it’s the most important food. So it makes sense for me to seek out — as I do with food and cosmetics — the healthiest option for me and

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Superhero Sleep: a guide to sleep onset and maintenance

A good night’s sleep means something different for everyone and it depends on a variety of personal and lifestyle habits. But when your rest is disturbed, it affects everyday life. In this way, it could be said that your sleep reflects what’s happening in your life at the time. Sleep patterns have evolved and changed to keep up with changes in our work habits and life in a fast-paced society.

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Lead in lipsticks, and the better alternatives

No one wants to give up a good lipstick, though they might think twice if they knew it was exposing them to dangerous heavy metals. Recent studies detected lead in 61 percent of 33 lipsticks tested. What the beauty industry puts into its products pertains to more than just consumer safety. Indeed, amongst environmentalists, manufacturers, and government agencies alike, there is a concerted push to promote safer cosmetics. While lipsticks

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Anti-inflammatory foods: What they are, and why you should be eating more

Modern dietary changes coincide with the rise in inflammatory conditions in our society. The shift towards highly processed foods and increased saturated fat and trans fat consumption has seen the diet playing a significant role in chronic inflammation and disease. What is inflammation? Inflammation is the one of the leading causes of chronic bodily pain. Not an illness in and of itself, inflammation is rather a protective mechanism of the

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Boost your immune system for the cold season

With summer’s abrupt end this year, the sound of sniffles and sneezing in the office should come as no surprise. I, too, was caught off guard by the sudden change in weather: yet another victim of the common cold. Seeing as I was definitely not alone in this, I thought it would be a good idea to write up some helpful tips to help protect yourself from catching a cold,

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