Essential Oils and Chemicals

Our very souls are connected to nature. We come from it. From the food we eat to the air we breathe without nature we are nothing and therefore it makes sense that when it comes to cosmetics most people reach for organic natural shampoos and soaps. When you know the source of your cosmetics you can make better choices of how to use it and ethical choices about ow it is effecting the environment and the plants and animals. For one thing I stopped using products tested on animals. I understand the process and I see its importance when it comes to medication but when it comes to cosmetics I feel like we have already come pretty far to know which ingredients can help or not. So I go for cruelty –free cosmetics in general. The nest thing I personally look for is essential oils and organically sourced ingredients. Part of being a conscious consumer is understanding how the products we use effect the health of the planet. I try to buy cosmetics that are made with only the finest oils and ingredients. Most of my friends make their own DIY cosmetics and I tend to buy theirs over the pharmacy lot. Not only do I have confidence that they know what they are doing I am also helping my local economy which is great for everyone involved.

If you aren’t into DIY cosmetics there are many companies producing quality products like Maple Holistics and Lush. Both of these companies are on the forefront of organic natural cosmetics that can help our skin and hair look natural and healthy. It comes down to what you need. If you are having moisture issues I would recommend oils like avocado and argan. These two oils work extremely well to prevent dry skin and irritation. Most modern cosmetics have some semblance of either of these two oils in their recipes.

If you suffer from irritated itchy skin you may want to look at peppermint and tea tree oils. These two have wonderful anti-bacterial properties that can cure rashes and leave your skin moisturized to prevent further irritation. You should look up how to use these oils properly because on occasion they can be harmful if mishandled. For instance tea tree oil is a rather powerful essential il which can burn your skin if it is too concentrated. I tend to dilute most of the oils I use on my skin. My philosophy is better safe than sorry and so far it has served me well. I think the best thing about essential oils is that there are so many of them and you can experiment with each because they all have such unique scents and applications. Some can get pretty expensive and others you can actually make in the comfort of your own home. For instance orange oil can be made easily in your home and it makes for a nice multi-purpose cleaner. All you need is vinegar and orange pills and you’re on your way to organic cleaning.

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Hunting Rifles

You can divide rifles up into two lar­ge categories: single shots and repeaters. A single-shot is exactly what it sounds like — you can fire the rifle once before you have to put a new cartridge into the rifle. A repeating rifle can hold several cartridges at the same time. Rifles have various actions — mechanisms that eject a spent cartridge and move a fresh cartridge into the chamber. Some hunters prefer single-shot rifles because they feel the guns tend to be sleeker and more elegant in design. There’s also an element of nostalgia with single-shot rifles — they are similar to historical rifles used in the pioneering days of America. A single-shot rifle also puts pressure on the hunter — the shooter needs to be careful when taking aim in order to take down game with only one shot. Gunivore.com is the best place to go to learn everything you need to know about all of your favorite guns.

While many hunters group single-shot rifles into the same action category, they come in many different styles and mechanisms. There are falling-block action rifles, rolling-block action rifles, break-open rifles and trapdoor single-shot action rifles. With each style, there’s a different way to load and unload the rifle. Which one you use usually falls to personal preference. In general, hunters say that falling-block action rifles are accurate and work well for left- and right-handers. Repeating rifles also come in a variety of actions. There are bolt-action rifles, pump-action rifles, lever-action rifles and automatic rifles. Bolt, pump and lever-action rifles require the hunter to manipulate some part of the rifle to eject a spent cartridge and load a fresh one into the chamber. Automatic rifles have a mechanism that ejects and loads cartridges on their own.

If you are choosing your first hunting rifle, you should probably stick with a repeating rifle. While single-shot rifles can be elegant and accurate, they also require a lot of skill and confidence to handle properly. Rifles are constructed of a variety of materials. The metal on rifles is usually either carbon steel or stainless steel. Carbon steel tends to be less expensive, but is also prone to rusting. Stainless steel doesn’t rust as readily as carbon steel, but it costs more. If you’re careful to maintain your rifle, rust shouldn’t be a problem.

Rifle stocks also come in a variety of materials including wood and fiberglass. Each material has a unique feel and weight to it. Some materials, like walnut, are more expensive than others. You should choose a rifle with a stock that feels comfortable in your hands. Other factors to take in are the rifle’s weight and length. If a rifle feels unwieldy in your hands, you should try a different gun. Hunting requires patience and it’s hard to be patient when you’re holding a gun that doesn’t feel just right.

When choosing a rifle, remember to do your research long before you make a purchase and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Talk to other hunters and find out what they prefer. Test different kinds of rifle actions to see which appeals to you and your style of hunting. And always remember to make sure the cartridge your rifle fires will meet your requirements when you go on a hunting trip. Good luck and safe hunting!

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Purple Shampoo

I never thought I would be here in my life. I live a life that is natural and filled with natural products and cosmetics. IN the past I had thoughts that natural cosmetics were only for hippies and that to truly love yourself you had to get the most expensive shampoos you could find. I had no idea that I was actually living a natural life. The body lotion and other cosmetics I used were filled with essential oils and therefore organic on some level and I was helping the planet one rub at a time. How could I have been so naïve and honestly I wasn’t. It was not until I started coloring my hair that I realized that purple shampoo (MapleHolistics.com) was for me. The greater the quality the better the outcome and I wanted the best outcomes so I bought the best purple shampoo I could buy. It was for my blond hair because the sun would damage it now and again and leave it brassy. This harsh brassiness made me look weird so combating it was my first priority.

All the best cosmetic blogs were talking about coconut butter and oil and olive oil and they would have an article about purple shampoo. The shampoo was that royal color because of how it interacted with blond hair. The purple and yellow worked together to lighten the tone of my hair. You leave the purple shampoo in your hair and when you wash it out you realize how lighter and brighter y

our blond hair becomes. This is science and natural. I experimented further to find out that if you left the purple shampoo in for too long it would start to dye my hair purple, whacky but cool. It is dye after all. The purple tone was light and it didn’t really bother me too much. But purple shampoo is not the only kind of shampoo on the market. Other shampoo will help get rid of dandruff and flaky hair. There is nothing more unsettling than scratching your hair and watching flakes fall on your shoulder. So I wanted to create a shampoo that would help with brassiness and with dandruff. What I came up with was purple dandruff shampoo, it was the best of both worlds I was a magician of the highest order. What I did was add tea tree oil to my DIY purple shampoo and what I got was an all-natural shampoo that rid my scalp of dandruff and also brightened by brassy blond hair. It was perfect. I hope to one day manufacture it on a grand scale but until then I will continue living my humble existence and using essential oils to change the world and make a happier person. If you shower more than 3 times a week it would be prudent to wash your hair twice with a nice conditioner once a week. This coats the hair in a protective moist shield and leaves it hydrated like a marathon runner at the water table drinking water.

 

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Glocks Are Awesome

There are many things a new shooter will want to look for when shopping for a first handgun. You want a gun from a company that has street credibility for quality and strength. You also want a gun that will withstand anything you throw at it. Your gun is the most important tool to keeping you safe and you don’t want to settle for anything less than the best. That is why I always recommend Glock handguns and specifically the Glock 19. The Glock 19 gen 4 (check out our review at Gunivore) is the grand pappy was conceal to carry handguns and has been the go too gun for gun enthusiast and fresh gun owners alike.

The Glock 19 came out of the idea to create a gun that was more compact and lightweight than any that were on the market at that point. Glock started in the late 70’s and started its business with the success of the Glock 17 a handgun that won acclaim and a Austrian military contract. The Glock 17 was a radically new way to think about handguns and gun manufacturing in general. Other handguns at that point were made out of steel or other metal alloys and the Glock 17 was the first to be made out of polymer which was a lightweight plastic which was way more durable than steel and could withstand harsh situations like water and dirt. Many gun enthusiast thought that this “plastic” handgun was an embarrassment. Most were converted once they actually shot the pistol. But there was still a demand for a gun that was a bit more compact but still maintained the same level of precision and power. Gaston Glock went back to the drawing board and came out with the Glock 19.

The Glock 19 looks almost identical to the 17 and in a lot of ways is very imilar in how it functions. The real difference is in the feel and size. The Glock 19 is a more compact gun hands down. It is also made out of the high-density polymer and carries 9mm bullets. The difference appear in the ammo load, the Glock 17 holds 17 bullets while the 19 only holds 15. Of course things brings up another reason why I love Glocks, they are extremely customizable. So even though the stock Glock 19 only comes with a 15 bullet magazine you can upgrade to larger magazines. The only thing to be aware of is that the larger the magazine the more difficult it is going to be to conceal the gun. So that is something you should be conscious of.

Since the Glock 19 was introduced there are many companies that have tried to copy it. But like most things the original is the best. If you are a beginner and want a good gun that will serve you well for years to come I recommend you check out the Glock 19. It was the first gun I ever bought and I still own and shoot that same gun.

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