Lip Balms for Care Packages

Just in time for Christmas! Thanks to our amazing customers we've been able to donate another 200 lip balms to Packages from Home www.packagesfromhome.org by the Christmas delivery date cut-off. That makes a total of 500 lip balms donated since we started the program in September, what a huge success! If you remember we pledged [...]

By |2017-04-07T12:39:14-07:00December 6th, 2011|blog|0 Comments

Essential Oils vs. Synthetic Fragrances

If you haven't noticed, we've been on a bit of a fragrance kick lately and for good reason. As you may or may not know, here at G.B. Proudfoot's, we only use pure essential oils to scent our products. It's part of our commitment to never use any synthetic ingredient and we are happy to [...]

By |2017-04-07T12:39:14-07:00November 17th, 2011|blog|0 Comments

Extra Virgin Olive Oil for your Body & Skin

These days the health benefits to eating extra virgin olive oil are well recognized. It's unsaturated fats and high antioxidant level make it a great choice for everyday cooking as can be seen by the lower cancer and heart disease rates in Mediterranean cultures where olive oil has been used for centuries. What most people [...]

By |2017-04-07T12:39:15-07:00October 19th, 2011|blog|0 Comments

The Serious Dangers of Petroleum-based Soaps

In honor of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is important to identify a particularly harmful and yet popular body care ingredient that has been strongly linked to this serious disease.  This ingredient is, petroleum (petrolatum); and yet, many commercialized and surprisingly popular soaps use petroleum based surfactants (the part of the soap that breaks up [...]

By |2017-04-07T12:39:15-07:00October 3rd, 2011|blog|0 Comments

Top 5 Reasons to Support Farmer’s Markets

With the fall now upon us, it's time to get outdoors and interect with the community by supporting your local farmer's market.  Looking for fresher meats, produce or baked goods?  Searching for the perfect gift or natural body care item that you just can't seem to find at your typical chain retailer?   Then we at G.B. Proudfoot's [...]

By |2017-04-07T12:39:15-07:00September 27th, 2011|blog|0 Comments

Calendula: Treating Acne Successfully & Naturally

An Original, 'SheMeansGreen' Blogicle Calendula (Calendula Officinalis, a.k.a. “Pot Marigold”) is one of the holistic community’s most highly revered natural medicines for treating areas of inflammation.  In addition to being anti-inflammatory, the herb is also anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.  In essence, calendula is a terrific, natural anti-septic that has been widely used in treating acne and [...]

By |2017-04-07T12:39:15-07:00September 20th, 2011|blog|0 Comments

Why It’s Important to Use Natural Lip Balm…

Many people pay so much attention to the products they’re using on their face, legs and hands and yet, give little thought to the lip balm or lip gloss they’re applying to their lips multiple times throughout the day.  Our lips are one of the most sensitive and environmentally susceptible parts of our body, not [...]

By |2016-09-07T10:45:38-07:00September 15th, 2011|blog|0 Comments