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Where to Find All Things Fall in Northern Colorado

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Who doesn’t love fall? The colors are changing, hello pumpkin spice, fall decorating, cozier weather—so much to enjoy! At SkinDeep Naturals, we are busting out our cozy socks and sweaters and wanted to share with you all our favorite local fall things here in Northern Colorado.

Lattes at Dutch Brothers

Arguably the most popular new drive through coffee shop around, Dutch Brothers is the perfect place for your to fulfill your pumpkin spice craving. Although they have lots of other fall flavors to try if you aren’t into the pumpkin spice. Try a cinnamon roll latte or one of their tasty spins on a chai latte. They have convenient drive through locations in Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, and are coming soon to Greeley as well.

New Sweaters

Housed in the lovely Jessup Farm, Heyday is a wonderful boutique to visit if you need a new fall sweater. Support a local business and update your fall wardrobe at the same time! They have lots of other fun things too if you are in the mood for a little shopping.

Fall Fun for the Family

Speaking of Jessup Farm we recommend their Fall Fest, this year held on October 6th, if you have young children. This is a fun and free event for the family, geared towards families with younger children. You can grab a coffee from Bindle to sip on while your littles get to decorate pumpkins, get their faces painted, and learn about beekeeping. The event is from 10 am until 2 pm.

If you were looking for somewhere to get your fall fix, we hope this gives you some ideas. And for your natural skincare needs in Northern Colorado, please contact us today at SkinDeep Naturals.

Support Local This Fall

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As a local Fort Collins skin care business, it probably won’t surprise you that we love supporting local businesses! And this time of year is a great time to do so since local crops are bountiful and we are doing more shopping than usual with back-to-school season in full swing. Here are some ways we support local businesses in the fall:

Shop the Farmer’s Market

Fort Collins has a few great farmer’s markets that are open for a few more months so we love to stock up on seasonal, local produce while we can. The Fort Collins Farmer’s Market on Harmony and Lemay has tons of vendors and even a crop calendar on their website so we know what they will have available and when. If you aren’t in the Fort Collins area, finding a farmer’s market near you is a simple Google search away!

Back-to-School Shopping

It’s easy to head to Target, Macy’s, or your favorite big box shop for back-to-school shopping or to update your fall wardrobe. But we like to take the extra effort to support local when we can. One of our favorite clothing boutiques in Fort Collins is Blue Harvest Apparel. It's a beautiful space with lots of flattering clothing options at good price points. For kids clothing, we love Clothes Pony! They have unique and adorable clothing we can’t resist. We also love to head down to Loveland to Vintage Willows for beautiful wardrobe necessities and accessories.

It's not always easy to find backpacks locally, so if you need to do some online ordering, consider using one of these companies: StateBags.com gives a kid a backpack for every one purchased and Parklandmfg.com uses recycled and sustainable materials in all of their bags!

If you aren’t in Fort Collins, just consider where you could shop locally instead of heading off to Ross. Supporting local businesses can be a fun and rewarding adventure!

If you want to know more about how our local skin care business works, please contact us today!

Going Off to College Gift Essentials

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If you have a loved one going off to college, it’s a fun and exciting time of life! And you want to makes sure they are stocked up on essentials, especially if it’s their first time leaving home. At SkinDeep Naturals–a Fort Collins small batch skin care company—we’ve compiled a list of all the necessary items to put in an off-to-college gift basket so your student is set up for success!

Comfort Foods

At home when mom stocks the pantry, there is always something good to eat. But at college, students are often pinching pennies and dorm food can get a little repetitive. Putting some healthy (and maybe a few indulgent) snack favorites in an off-to-college gift basket is a great way to bring a homey touch to that dorm room or apartment.

Hygiene Necessities

Making sure your student has all their hygiene necessities saves them a trip or two to Target when they arrive on campus. CollegeBoard has an extensive off-to-college checklist, including a toiletries section you will find helpful. Don’t forget to include their favorite SkinDeep Naturals products too!

Cleaning Supplies

Depending on your student’s living situation, they might not need a ton of cleaning supplies. But most students will need the basics like glass cleaner, antibacterial wipes, toilet bowl cleaner, and surface cleaner. Keeping in the vein of natural products, we like Honest cleaning products for your college student’s new place.

So, before your loved one goes off to college, give them the gift of an off-to-college gift basket with essentials they will need to be off to a good start including comfort foods, hygiene necessities, and cleaning supplies. And for more information about our natural skin care products, contact us today at SkinDeep Naturals.

 

3 Things to Look for at the Farmer’s Market

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It’s summer, and one of our staple activities of summer is heading to the farmer’s market. Whether your community has a market that takes up several blocks or just a small market in a parking lot, there are sure to be some treasures there. Here are three things we at SkinDeep Naturals—a Fort Collins natural skin care company—look for when we visit the farmer’s market.

Greens

The farmer’s market is a place where you can pick up some fruits and vegetables you don't usually buy at the store. And greens are no exception. In summer when it’s hot, and we eat a lot of salads, it’s fun to explore new greens. Also, if you enjoying juicing, local, organic greens are the perfect thing to add to your daily juice.

Local Favorites

Here in Northern Colorado, we have some local favorites rooted in our history. For example, one major crop that used to thrive in this area was cherries. People around here are still crazy about cherries even though there aren’t many orchards left. Do a little research on local crops before you head to the farmer’s market and get more connected with your roots by partaking in a local favorite.

Fresh Flowers

Who doesn’t love a bunch of fresh flowers for their kitchen table? We like to support local farmers by snagging a bunch of locally grown flowers before hosting a party or just to spruce up the home.

What do you make sure to get whenever you go to the farmer’s market? We’d love to hear from you! And as always, please contact us if you have any questions about our natural skin care products.

3 Plants to Put in Your Garden That Have Medicinal Uses

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Spring is here -  and it’s time to start thinking about what we will plant in your garden this year. Whether you have a window box, a raised bed, or a large garden at your home, you can enjoy watching a little green sprout in your home and yard too. In this post, we wanted to look at 3 herbs you can plant that have medicinal uses to aid in your natural living.

1) Basil: According to this article from Reader’s Digest, basil has many medicinal uses. It
helps with flatulence, lack of appetite, and can be placed on cuts and scrapes. Basil even
has antibacterial properties and can help prevent infection on a cut. To read more about
the medicinal uses of basil, check out this article from Off the Grid News.

2) Chamomile: You’ve probably heard of chamomile tea, but did you know that you can grow the flowers yourself to help with anxiety, calm digestive issues, and even soothe newborn baby colic? Lots of parents swear by chamomile tea on The Baby Center - as long as the chamomile tea is given at a lukewarm temperature and in small doses.

3) Lemon Balm: Lemon balm is like peppermint and helps with digestion, anxiety, insomnia, and wound care. Lemon balm has been used since the Middle Ages for its medicinal properties. Use it in a tea or in cooking. Read about nine of its health benefits here.

These are just a few plants you can plan to put in your garden to use for daily maladies. For more examples of herbs you can easily grow and use at home, click here. For more about natural living and natural remedies, contact us today at SkinDeep Naturals.

A Not-So- Average Way to Spoil Your Mom This Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is not too far away - and it’s not too early to start thinking about ways to celebrate your mom! This year, skip the flowers and card, and get your mom
something unique. Or better yet, do something fun with your mom if you can!

Here are 3 not-so-average ways to spoil your mom this Mother’s Day:

At-Home Spa
Of course, a spa day with your mom is wonderful, but what if you flip the script and come up
with something more intimate and less expensive? Check out some of our past blog posts for
ideas on how to do at-home facials with some favorite SkinDeep products and recipes for
homemade masks
too! You can do this with just you and your mom or get a handful of ladies
together to celebrate each other and relax.

SkinDeep Gift Basket
If your mom isn’t close enough to get together with her for a spa day, you could send her a
basket with some natural skin care products for her to enjoy. Great gifts for mom from
SkinDeep include our 3-Step Age Prevention Kit, Organic Reusable Cotton Rounds and Wash Cloths, and Organic Rosewater Hydrating Mist.

Get Outside
Plan something outside with your mom and enjoy the beautiful spring weather together.
Whether it is an outdoor brunch, a round of golf, or a local hike - find some activity you and your mom can enjoy together, soaking in some Vitamin D while you’re at it. And if you need some natural sunscreen, we love Raw Elements because the ingredients are safe and effective.

We hope this gives you some fresh ideas of how to spoil your mom this upcoming Mother’s
Day. To learn more about our Northern Colorado natural skin care products, contact us at
SkinDeep Naturals today!

New Year, New Wellness Resolutions

Organic Skin Care, Health & Wellness, Home, FamilyJessica AndersonComment

As we head into 2018, you will probably set about making some New Year’s resolutions. At SkinDeep Naturals we want to encourage you to look at living more cleanly in 2018. This can mean different things for different people.

Maybe you have never been very conscious of the food you buy, the products you put on your skin, or the clothes you wear. Maybe you are very conscious of some of these things but not others. Or perhaps you are very aware of each of these things. Regardless, we want to give you some ideas for New Year’s resolutions that will lead to a healthier lifestyle for you and your family.

Food: You may not be able to shop all organic, non-GMO, and free range. But looking at your labels and making some conscious decisions about the food you eat is a great place to start. Consider joining a produce co-op like Bountiful Baskets if there is one near you. If you eat meat, buying a half or quarter of a cow is a great way to make sure you are eating meat all year that you know came from a good source at a reasonable price too.

Cosmetics/ Skin Care: If you are shopping at SkinDeep Naturals, you are probably already someone who is conscious about using natural skin care products. When you get your products from us, you know they are free from harmful parabens, fragrances, and coloring. But if you are shopping for items at the drug store, check your labels. Choose options that say “paraben free”, “fragrance free” and so on.

Clothing: Clothing is a tough one for many people because of the expense. But adding more organic cotton clothing to your wardrobe is always a good idea. If you want to learn more about organic cotton, check out this article. Another more affordable option to reduce your environmental footprint (although it doesn’t address allergy issues) is shopping at consignment shops.

We understand that we can’t each do all of these things overnight. But consider taking a few small steps towards some of these cleaner ways of living as you plot out your resolutions this year. For more information on Northern Colorado natural skin care, contact us today at SkinDeep Naturals.

Treat Yourself—How Using a Cleansing Mask Beautifies Skin

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Perhaps you have memories of doing masks at sleepovers in high school or smearing mashed up avocado on your face in college. But masks aren’t just for sleepovers or from scenes in chick flicks. Masks are an important part of a healthy skin care regimen. At SkinDeep Naturals, a Fort Collins and Loveland natural skin care provider, we create a wonderful cleansing clay mask. And we have even shared some of our favorite DIY masks to make at home in a previous blog post.

Why use a mask, and how it is different than a daily cleanser?

A daily cleanser is meant to remove  make up and oils from the day, provide light exfoliation, and leave your skin feeling clean and fresh. A mask is used less frequently and works deeper to unclog pores, drawing out impurities, and decreasing the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles. With our Cleansing Clay Mask, we recommend using it one to three times a week to prevent breakouts and leave your skin glowing.

Cleansing Clay Mask—Purify and Detoxify

The ingredients we use in our mask are especially picked to help you have the healthiest skin. The clay has a high mineral content that stimulates blood circulation and exfoliates. Vegetable glycerin locks healthy moisture into the skin while helping clear our impurities. Our mask restores your skin with Omega 3,6,7, and 9 in the sea buckthorn oil. Plantain leaves speed up the recovery of damaged skin.

Use this mask by mixing a teaspoon of the mask with ½ teaspoon of water, mixing into a paste in the palm of your hand, and rubbing the paste on your face, neck, chest, or back. Steam from a warm bath while you allow the mask to sit on your skin will only increase the benefits by opening your pores. After five to ten minutes use a warm cloth to remove the mask. You can mist before, during, and after this process with our Hydrating Cucumber Mist as well.

We hope you take a few moments soon to treat yourself with a mask. And for more information about masks or natural skin care in general, contact us today at SkinDeep Naturals.

Northern Colorado Holiday Shopping Guide from SkinDeep Naturals

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It’s hard to believe but we are already getting close to Christmas and the holidays. Now is the time to start considering what you will get for people on your list. At SkinDeep Naturals, we want to give you a start on your Christmas shopping, highlighting some of our products and other local favorites.

For Teachers, Child Care Workers, Babysitters, Etc.

Want to give something small to people you appreciate? Since we are a Northern Colorado natural skin care company, we love other Colorado businesses that share our vision. A thoughtful and less pricey Colorado gift is a box of Celestial Seasonings tea and maybe a holiday mug like this mug designed after the holiday flavor—Candy Cane Lane. Celestial Seasonings has an organic line of teas as well.

For Mom, Sisters, or Best Friends

Give the luxurious gift of Ginger + Citrus Pure Moisture Body Lotion to the women (or men!) you love. This lotion is full of vitamins and fatty acids our skin loves. Plus, it is scented with organic essential oils for a refreshing boost.

Stocking Stuffers

Looking for stocking stuffers or a little way to say “thank you and happy holidays” to co-workers and friends? SkinDeep Naturals Spearmint Stick Lip Butter leaves lips feeling moisturized and protected and they are only $5!

For Dad, Brother, Husband, Etc.

If you’ve ever been to Northern Colorado, you know we are all about our breweries. New Belgium is perhaps one of the most well-known Northern Colorado breweries and if you have people in your life who love craft beer, New Belgium has lots of great gifts. From men’s workshirts to Frisbees, they have something you can get for the men or beer lovers on your list. Plus, we love New Belgium because they care about sustainability and giving back to the local community.

Hopefully this Northern Colorado shopping guide gives you some ideas for the loved ones on your gift list. For more information about natural skin care products from SkinDeep Naturals, contact us today.

Natural Gifts for Dad

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With Father’s Day right around the corner, we want to highlight a few of our products at SkinDeep Naturals that make great gifts for dad! Natural skin care is not just for ladies! We have many products men can enjoy, as well as a few products made especially with men in mind. So, don’t find yourself out at the store on the day before Father’s Day trying to find some golf tees or grilling accessories for the important men in your life. Pick out a thoughtful gift for dad at SkinDeep Naturals today.

All Natural Fragrance and Beard Oil: At SkinDeep Naturals, we have come up with the perfect blend of essential oils, in a base of jojoba oil, that provides an earthy, energizing scent for men. This oil is great to roll right onto pulse points, or use as a beard oil for a vibrant, attractive beard. Beard oil is meant to help a beard look shiny and healthy, not dusty and shaggy. If a dad in your life sports a beard, or could benefit from a fresh scent, this fragrance is the perfect gift.

Spearmint Stick Lip Butter: Every dad needs a good lip balm he can rely on to prevent dry lips. SkinDeep Naturals offers a lip butter made from organic and non-GMO ingredients, including beeswax from our own bees.

Check out these products for dad and our other natural skin care products at SkinDeep Naturals today. The dads in your life will benefit from a gift that gives them a little TLC. Contact us for more information.