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16
JAN

Create a Little Ambiance this Winter with Candles

Filed Under: Aromatherapy,Home at 12:01 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Winter calls for some extra time spent indoors and for many people is the best time of the year for getting cozy.

Cold winter and snow days are a great opportunity to make your home really cozy and extra comfortable. One of the best ways to do that is to light up some candles around the house. The days are shorter and the nights are longer and this combination sets up a perfect time and place for a few candles.

Candles are essential for peak winter living and they can not only light up and warm up your home but also bring a little of bit of good mood and aroma to your place.

If you don’t like scented candles, there are plenty of unscented ones that can light up the house and still bring up a nice, cozy feeling. On the other hand, if you love an extra touch, fill the air with cozy scents from your favorite candles. You have a ton of options from the traditional vanilla, lavender, mint, and cinnamon to more exotic ones such as coconut and spice pomegranate. Plus, candles made of natural essential oils may have real health benefits when they are lit in your home as aromatherapy candles are known to promote relaxation, clean up the air your breath, improve mood and much more. With so many options available, you can be sure to find your favorite or, perhaps, try a new one this winter.

Along with candles, you can get creative in creating a little ambiance in your home. Hot chocolate, music, books, and baking are just a few examples of how you can get more coziness in your home during the cold, winter months.




21
DEC

Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Exercise and Fitness,Home at 12:01 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
It’s not too late. Shopping holiday gifts can literally be done in the last-minute. A lot of people seem too busy to shop presents ahead of time and the only option left is to do it as time expires. Since online shopping has become very popular, last-minute shopping is now a little bit easier as you can still find the perfect gifts and have it delivered to your door only a few days, even hours before you need them.

Lucky Vitamin has prepared a special Healthy Holiday Gift Guide to help your find the perfect gift. Click here to see all the suggested ideas available at our discounted prices.

Here you can find tons of exercise and fitness products, the perfect present for the fitness fanatic or anyone aiming to reach their fitness goals. The New Year is right around the corner, so there’s no better time for these types of gifts.

Personal care items can also be an excellent choice. Choose from items FOR HER or FOR HIM, and find great gifts for you mom, dad, brothers, sisters, and friends.

FOR THE DIYERS is one of the most interesting sections. Here you can find a perfect gift to support their next great project. Choose from many options that may spark their creativity and can also be fun.

Let’s not forget our furry friends. You pet deserves just as much love as anyone else on your gift list. Click here and find the perfect present for your furry friend.




19
DEC

New Brands Showcase: EcoSouLife

Filed Under: Environment,Green Living,Home at 11:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Lucky Vitamin is introducing an eco-friend line of products to our customers: EcoSouLife.

EcoSouLife manufactures environmentally friendly apparel, accessories, and tableware made from plant based sources and recycled materials. The sustainably modern designs are all biodegradable or biodisposable, replacing everyday harmful plastics and melamines with guilt-free and affordable alternatives.

All EcoSouLife products are non-GMO and available with accessible prices. The company ensures that designs are modern, unique, and functional. Convenient and easy-to-use, EcoSouLife products are the perfect fit for busy lifestyles, whilst ensuring the health of our planet and the people we love.

EcoSouLife is an award winning Australian brand that aims to inspire an ever-growing environmentally conscious global network. The company is fully dedicated to changing consumer habits by offering eco-friendly, biodegradable tableware, and specifically aim to educate the next generation, hoping to create a society of environmentally aware adults who understand the part they take in guaranteeing a cleaner environment.

EcoSouLife products are made from the latest natural fibers and sustainable materials. With a range of rice husk, corn starch, and sugarcane, these products are safer for you and safer for the planet. With clever processing methods, EcoSouLife transforms these vegetable based waste products into everyday table, lifestyle and outdoor ranges as an alternative to traditional plastics. Choose from picnic and camper sets, tableware, cutlery outdoor products, cups, storage boxes, and much more.

Save even more when you shop EcoSouLife products at LuckyVitamin.com. No code needed at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand as savings are automatically applied.




10
DEC

New Brands Showcase: Meal Prep Haven

Filed Under: Home,Water Purification and Storage at 11:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce Meal Prep Haven, a superior line of food containers for meals and snacks.

Meal Prep Haven offers high quality, portion control food containers designed by fitness enthusiasts eager to help others meet their goals and made with only BPA free and FDA approved polymers.

Built for meal preppers, by meal preppers, Meal Prep Haven knows preparation is the key to meeting your fitness goals, providing the right tools and mindset to help you stay happy, fit and healthy.

Meal Prep Haven airtight food containers are built to last. Fully reinforced to ensure long-term use while preventing cracks, these lunch containers will last with you and come with a lifetime satisfaction guarantee. Each meal prep container stores up to 17 oz. of food, making it an excellent way to control portion size and effectively lose weight and build muscle. Meal Prep Haven’s lunch boxes can withstand the freezer, fridge, microwave and dishwasher (top rack). Stackable and easy to store while prepping meals in advance for the week ahead, you can pop them in the freezer for long term storage and thaw them in the fridge overnight for the next day’s meal.

Meal Prep Haven food containers are perfect for eating on the go, at home or wherever you are. Save time and money by prepping your meals in advance and never fall behind your diet schedule.

You can save even more when you shop Meal Prep Haven products at LuckyVitamin.com. No code needed at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand as savings are automatically applied.




29
NOV

New Brands Showcase: Repurpose

Filed Under: Environment,Green Living,Home at 7:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Lucky Vitamin is proud to introduce a line of sustainable tableware that looks out for the health of you, your family, and the planet: Repurpose.

Repurpose offers an entire line of eco-friendly products exclusively from plants and are on a mission to reduce the amount of plastics in our environment. Single use plastics are not sustainable and Repurpose believes we can positively impact the environment by changing everyday behavior.

Less than 10% of single use plastic is recycled in the United States. These products are designed to be thrown away but unfortunately are made of a finite resource: petroleum. Nearly every piece of plastic ever made still exist today and about 8% of the world’s oil supply is used to make single plastics.

These alarming numbers are just the tip of the iceberg as waste is by far the biggest issue. The North Pacific gyre off the coast of California is home to the great Pacific garbage patch, the largest ocean garbage site in the world. In order to give you a better idea, the floating mass of plastic found in these waters is twice the size of Texas, with plastic pieces outnumbering sea life by a measure of 6 to 1.

Repurpose creates products that are made from only plants, which are annually renewable resources. The company compostable are currently produced from the annually renewable resource corn (maize), the lowest cost and most widely available fermentable sugar in the world as well as sugar cane and bamboo. Repurpose products fit into any waste management system including traditional landfills.

Save even more when you shop Repurpose products at LuckyVitamin.com. No code needed at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand as savings are automatically applied.




2
AUG

Pack These Cleaners For College Move-In

Filed Under: Green Living,Home,Natural Cleaning Aids at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
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Aaah, college. Where studying (wink!) all night, early morning classes and microwaved meals become part of the new normal. But one thing that doesn’t have to change is your adherence to your eco conscious lifestyle. While keeping your dorm room spic and span may not rank high on your to-do list you can still use cleaning products that are safe for you and the earth.

Air Fresheners – Don’t get a rep for having a stinky dorm room or apartment! Before you grab that aerosol can, did you know that conventional air fresheners can be endocrine disruptors and cause major health problems? Ditch them for one of our favorites, made with natural essential oils and fragrance to quickly freshen that mile-high pile of dirty laundry. The non-aerosol bottle is earth-friendly and its lavender fragrance will be sure to relax, soothe and relieve fatigue for even the most stressed out scholar.

Multi-Surface –Between studying and classes, who has time to think about cleaning solutions for all of the different surfaces in your room? Keep things simple with an easy spray-and-wipe multi-surface cleaner. This brand eradicates over 99.99% of household germs from hard, nonporous surface, including Influenza A, Salmonella and E. coli. You can use it on everything from bathroom sinks, desks, garbage cans and mini fridges.

Wipes – Don’t fall victim to the classic “we’re in the area so we’re just going to drop in for a few minutes” surprise visit from mom and dad. Use these natural wipes to give your room a polished look in mere minutes. No water, suds or rinsing required! Effortlessly wipe away dirt from your books, desk, floors and window sills with these biodegradable, durable and disposable wipes. And, because they are biodegradable, you can safely toss them without harming the environment.




14
MAY

New Brands Showcase: Murphy’s Naturals

Filed Under: Green Living,Home at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Late spring, early summer is the time of the year when people start really enjoying the outdoors. Camping, hiking, picnics, grilling, fishing and many other activities can be a lot of fun, unless unwanted visitors come to “bug” your good time: mosquitos. Lucky Vitamin has good news and is happy to introduce a couple of great products to keep these bugs away from your fun this year: Murphy’s Naturals.

Murphy’s Naturals offers all-natural products that can effectively keep away mosquitos and are made from responsibly sourced plant based ingredients. The company leaves out all of the chemicals and toxins and instead focus on providing amazing earth-friendly products that will help others through its purchases.

Murphy’s Naturals has two options of insect repellent products: mosquitos sticks and mosquitos candles. The sticks are made with all natural incense sticks from a unique fusion of sustainable bamboo, citronella, lemongrass and rosemary, and contain no petroleum or any toxins. Formulated with significantly more repellent oils than other insect products, Murphy’s Mosquito Sticks deliver an effective and refreshing fragrance so you can enjoy life outdoors. The second option is Murphy’s Naturals Mosquito Candle. This unique natural repellent candle contains a fusion of sustainable palm wax, citronella, lemongrass and rosemary. Formulated with no D.E.E.T., petroleum or any toxins, Murphy’s Mosquito Candle delivers an effective and refreshing fragrance to create a pleasant bite-free environment.

You can save even more when you shop Murphy’s Natural products at Lucky Vitamin.com. Just enter the promo code MAY16NEW16 at checkout to get an extra 15% OFF on all items of this new brand. But hurry, this offer expires 5/31/16.




1
MAY

It’s Gardening Time

Filed Under: Environment,Green Living,Home at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
It’s the best time of the year for one great outdoor activity: gardening.

Many people love gardening and can’t wait for warmer days to start growing and cultivating plants. Gardening can be done in two different ways: ornamental plants and useful plants.

Ornamental gardening involves a variety of plants grown for their flowers foliage and a much nicer overall appearance. That’s the case of beautiful gardens with colorful flowers, combined with a neat, well-maintained lawn to make your front yard or your backyard looking great.

On the other hand, useful gardening includes plants grown for consumption and that’s the case of fruits, vegetables, roots and herbs. Some people prefer to grow their own veggies whenever possible, (weather permitting of course) making gardening a year-round practice.

Considered by many as one of the best relaxing activities, gardening also requires a few tool and perhaps a handful of accessories. You don’t have to live in a house to enjoy gardening as this fun activity does not require a lot of space and it can be done on a patio or even be located on a roof or balcony.

It’s hard to say what are the most popular plants in gardening but many people like to grow tomatoes, peppers, herbs, sprouts, onions, and berries are they are relatively easy to grow. It’s also important to remember to keep it green and grow all plants without pesticides and, if needed, only using organic fertilizers. This way, flowers, veggies, and fruits produced will not adversely affect people’s health as well as the environment.

Click here to check out our incredible selection of garden accessories at LuckyVitamin.com.




4
MAR

5 Houseplants For A Green Home

Filed Under: Green Living,Home at 2:34 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
springclean_plantsWhen you spend most of your time indoors it’s important to make sure that your air quality is on point, which is not exactly an easy task considering how many of our everyday household products, such as furniture polish, window cleaners and wall paint contain high levels of air-polluting toxins. These items, and many more, invisibly leach harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, benzene and ammonia into the air that we breathe. Short-term exposure to these chemicals can have adverse effects on your health, ranging from minor nuisances like mouth or throat irritation all the way up to severe cases of larynx and lung swelling.

Fortunately, many houseplants – as well as being relatively inexpensive and aesthetically pleasing – act as super lo-fi air purifiers. Here are just a few examples of some indoor plants that can help filter out some of the nasty junk lurking around your house…

  1. Snake Plant is the absolute easiest plant to care for — no green thumb required. Also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, a snake plant help absorbs formaldehyde and nitrogen oxides.
  2. Peace Lilies, or Mauna Loa, requires little sun and produces pretty flowers. Place one of these beauties in your bathroom or laundry room to help remove mold spores.
  3. pet-friendly Bamboo Palm acts as a natural humidifier and can help neutralize formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene.
  4. Besides being known for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, Aloe has been known to remove xylene and formaldehyde from the air. Plus, Aloe is great to have around for minor cuts or sun burn.
  5. Spider Plant is another great low-maintenance plant that removes carbon monoxide and other toxins. They are easy to propagate so you can easily divide them up and place them in as many rooms as you’d like.

 




10
OCT

New Brand Spotlight: Vaska Home

Filed Under: Home,Natural Cleaning Aids at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
VaskaLucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top-quality brand of natural cleaning products to our customers: Vaska Home.

Vaska Home offers a new standard in laundry with safe, simple and proven products. The company creates formulas so pure, you can actually drink it. Naturally powerful, Vaska Home does not contain pollutants, irritants, toxins, dyes, or binding agents which allows it to wash clean out of fabric, much like a shampoo for clothes. Clothes are left looking, feeling, and smelling their best while leaving nothing harmful behind, on you, your clothes, or the environment. The Vaska formulation has been certified “natural” by the EPA, who awarded Scent-free Laundry Detergent, as well as the Design for the Environment (DfE) certification.

A pioneer company in green chemistry, Vaska was originally founded in Berkeley, California in 1999, to create a new formula of an efficacious laundry detergent suitable for delicate fabrics, sensitive skin, and the planet. Today, Vaska Home creates products which are environmentally safe, contain no chemical residue, and provides stain removal effectiveness. Vaska’s revolutionary formula has been perfected by a team of scientists over the past decade. The formula’s natural ingredients are derived from herbs and include the essential cleaning agents you need in order to effectively remove visible dirt, grime, stains, and odor from fabrics. Vaska was selected as a Clean Choice Award Winner in Clean Eating Magazine in 2014 and 2015. The brand was also featured in the Household Goods section for earth friendliness.

Additionally, you can save even more when you shop Vaska Home products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter the promotional code OCT15NEW15 at checkout to save 15% on all items of this new brand but hurry, offer expires October 31st, 2015.




2
MAR

4 Great Uses for Beeswax

Filed Under: Beauty,Home,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
BeeswaxBeeswax is an incredible natural substance that can be used in many different ways. Produced naturally by honey worker bees in bee hives, beeswax has non-allergenic properties that can make it a useful skin protection from various airborne allergies. Beeswax contains Vitamin A and provides long-term moisturizing, also offering slight anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities which can benefit the body. How can you add this amazing product into your life? Here are 4 great uses for beeswax.

1. Skin Moisturizer

Beeswax contains natural moisturizers that make it useful as a skin moisturizer. In fact, beeswax has the ability to lock in your skin’s natural moisture keeping the skin firm and plump, and the vitamins in beeswax can help protect and repair rough, dry, or chapped skin. This amazing product can also be applied to minor burns, skin cuts, scrapes, wounds, or other skin damage in order to help the skin heal. Beeswax can actually soothe easily irritated skin, making it one of the best skin care ingredients for those who suffer from allergies or other skin problems like rosacea or eczema.

2. Hair Products

A variety of hair products contain beeswax as an ingredient for a good reason. Beeswax has many of the same health benefits when applied to the hair as it does when rubbed into your skin. Beeswax not only moisturizes hair but it also keeps moisture from getting out of the hair. Plus, beeswax is used to naturally stimulate hair growth and is considered a great alternative product for those battling hair loss.

3. Lip Balm

One of the most popular uses for beeswax is lip balm products. Keep your lips moisturized with this natural protectant as beeswax acts as a layer of protection when applied to the lips, protecting the lips from environmental irritants and even the weather. Beeswax lip balm is one of the best ways to keep your lips from getting chapped during these cold, windy winter months.

4. Candles

Beeswax makes great natural candles and you can do it yourself too. Beeswax candles are free of toxic smoke and can spread the great, sweet smell of honey all around your home.




5
MAY

What’s New? Way Out Wax

Filed Under: Home,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
WOWLucky Vitamin is proud to introduce another top quality brand of natural products to our customers: Way Out Wax.

Way Out Wax offers a unique selection of natural products including air fresheners, candles, insect repellents, room sprays, and much more. Founded in 1992, Way Out Wax produces hand-crafted works of art utilizing socially and environmentally responsible business practices. All products are a reflection of beautiful natural surroundings and lifestyles of those who make them, embracing good health and maintaining the balance of nature.

Way Out Wax has passed through a number of evolutionary stages beginning with dip-your-own psychedelic kaleidoscope candles (a favorite at festivals, and in Burlington, VT store) and a transition to pure essential oil aromatherapy candles before it was “fashionable.” For over 20 years, Way Out Wax has been hand-crafting high quality candles in the Green Mountains of Northern Vermont. This exclusive line of products contains only essential oils and no chemical additives, fragrances and dyes that are so prevalent in the candle industry.

The company believes that healing botanical essences should be accessible and incorporated into every aspect of daily life. Way Out Wax is fully committed to producing high-quality, truly healthy products with integrity, products that represent the powerful connection between individuals and the environment. All waxes are 100% natural and biodegradable and the company only uses 100% soy wax in all of container candles. The scents come from 100% pure essential oils without any dyes or synthetic fragrance.

Additionally, you can save an extra 10% on all Way Out Wax products at LuckyVitamin.com. For a limited-time, just enter promo code MAY14NEW10 to save an additional 10% on all items of this new brand.




31
DEC

Lucky Vitamin Presents: Terra Essential Scents

Filed Under: Home,Personal Care at 11:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
TerraLucky Vitamin is happy to introduce to our customers an exclusive line of candles and aromatherapy products created with only pure natural ingredients: Terra Essential Scents.

Terra Essential Scents offers a unique selection of massage and aromatherapy candles, massage oils, chakra candles, chakra and aroma roll-ons, seasonal candles, and much more. The company is fully committed to providing the highest quality, all natural, hand-poured products at an affordable price. Created in 2008, Terra Essential Scents is the result of a lifetime passion and affinity for candles, natural oils, color and gemstones, with the main goal of ensuring that the candles burning in our homes were 100% pure and natural, a rare find in today’s market.

Each of Terra Essential Scents’ candles is uniquely blended with the finest aromas from an extensive line of essential and natural oils from around the world. A hand-selected gem stone is added to each small, medium, large candle to complement and enhance the energetic composition. All candles are individually hand-poured, made with 100% premium soy wax, infused with essential and natural oils, and contain lead-free, cotton wicks. All candles have long lasting and clean burning and come in recyclable and reusable glass cylinders.

In addition, Terra Essential Scents offers a one of a kind line of massage oils created with complex synergistic blends of organic cold-pressed carrier oils and pure therapeutic grade essential oils, containing no corn or mineral oil and are GMO free. Each oil blend is energetically enhanced with a corresponding gemstone. The pure, high quality ingredients in terra massage oils provide for long lasting, multi-sensory experiences.




8
JUL

Lucky Vitamin Presents: Susty Party

Filed Under: Environment,Home at 6:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Susty  PartyPicnics, outdoor events and parties are just part of the summer. But did you know that parties and events generate the second largest amount of waste in the USA, just behind the construction industry? Reducing the waste should be a priority for everyone and that’s a great reason Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce Susty Party products to our customers.

Susty Party offers responsibly-made, eco-friendly party supplies and compostable tableware to make parties more sustainable. The company creates plates, cups, bowls, and straws made of natural materials, and no products are made from traditional plastic, paper or Styrofoam. All products are non-toxic and contain no harmful chemicals, plastics and dyes. Susty Party products can be used hundreds of times, instead of just once, which is always better for the environment than a single-use product.

This unique line of eco-friendly products is made of natural materials such as sugarcane stalks, baked plant starch, palm leaves, and plant based resin. Sugarcane stalks are crushed in sugar refineries. The fibrous remains of these stalks are called Bagasse, a pre-consumer recycled material which is a sturdier alternative to paper. Baked plant starch from tapioca starch and grass fibers are mixed together to form an oven safe, microwave safe, super sturdy but natural, compostable and non-toxic material. Palm leaves are pressed with steam to create sturdy, leak-resistant, naturally compostable, plates and bowls. PLA, or polylactic acid, is a plant-based resin, which uses kernel that would not have otherwise been used for food. PLA looks and feels like traditional plastic, however it will melt with temperatures over 100F.

Lucky Vitamin is now offering Susty Party earth-friendly tableware products at our discounted prices.




22
MAY

Travel Accessories for the Road Ahead

Filed Under: Environment,Home at 5:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
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Memorial Day is quickly approaching and so is the travel season. Late spring and early summer may be considered by many people as the best time of the year for camping. Not cold anymore, not too hot either. As you start planning this year’s trek, don’t forget your thermos, water bottles, and your travel mug for the road ahead.

Lucky Vitamin offers an extensive variety of water bottles from the best brands available at discounted prices. Water bottles are perfect for road trips, as you need to stay hydrated whether you’re driving, biking or hiking. Don’t forget about warm beverages. Many people love to have coffee while driving and a personal coffee mug is the best way to enjoy your hot beverage. Thermos are also indispensable for camping or other outdoor activities when you need to keep water and other beverages hot. Today’s products have the ability to keep the beverage’s desired temperature for hours, without leaks or spills.

Food-grade stainless steel is the best material for thermos and bottles. This metal is superior in both strength and safety and contains no harmful chemicals or toxins, including BPA. Additionally, reusable and recyclable stainless steel bottles are the best choice for the environment as well. So, get your bottles and mugs ready, and head out for a fun and safe trip!