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Fur & Feathers: Natural Chicken Keeping

An Interview with Lisa Steele of Fresh Eggs Daily Lisa Steele’s chickens don’t get sick. Seriously. Other chicken keepers often don’t believe her. But it’s true. And she doesn’t use any extraordinary methods to keep them healthy—no antibiotics, no Blu Kote Antiseptic spray, no wormers, and no Vaseline on their combs (the fleshy growth on the crest on the top of the head). She doesn’t even regularly use homeopathic remedies; though she has quite a few in her pocket just in case, she generally doesn’t need them. “You just have to keep them really healthy by using preventative care,” Steele explains. On the other hand, many chicken keepers just don’t think about giving their chickens a healthy living environment, she...

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Sunglasses: As Important as Sunscreen? Yes!

Why wearing sunglasses maintains eye health High-quality sunglasses prevent damage to your eyes. And, yes, you should use them, specifically ones that protect you from 99-100% of ultraviolent rays (both UVA and UVB rays). Green Goo recently chatted with a few Lyons, Colorado-based businesses that specialize in eye care to get a few tips and tricks on the why and how of sunglasses. “Sunglasses provide protection against burning radiation from the sun,” says Fred Seitzman of Opticus, an eyewear company that specializes in high-altitude glacier glasses. “It’s especially important when you are exposing yourself at higher, brighter conditions, where you could cause permanent retinal damage.” In fact, short, intense and/or excessive exposure to UVB rays can either sunburn the eye...

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Water For Life — You Are What You Drink (Literally)

Staying Hydrated Maximizes Your Body & Brain Function “Drinking water is like washing out your insides. The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your caloric load, and improve the function of all your tissues.” Kevin R. Stone, orthopedic surgeon at The Stone Clinic Warm, sunny weather is here to stay! At least we hope so since many Green Goo team members have planted our gardens. Good weather means you’ll be spending a lot more time outside and a lot more time sweating. So whether you’re getting your tomato seedlings into the ground, repairing your chicken coop, or hiking or climbing in the mountains, it’s especially important to stay hydrated. Why? So many reasons:Water helps you burn calories. A...

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Infusions vs. Extracts: The Green Goo Advantage

At Green Goo, we believe we have the best skincare products on the market today, not only because of the ingredients we use, but also because of the processes.  We start with herbs carefully sourced from organic farmers. Using the highest-quality ingredients from the start sets the tone for the entire product-making process. This helps us stand apart from the rest. But we don't stop at high-quality ingredients; it's what comes next that really solidifies our products as the best.  Here’s what we don’t do: take pre-made extracts and blend them with our organic oils. We don’t believe in only using one or two qualities of a plant or herb. We want to use the entire thing. That’s why we...

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The Glampeur’s Guide to Sex Outdoors: Summer Fun

When, where, how - stay cool & sexy during the hottest months of the year Summertime, and adventuring is easy. Days are long, the sun is shining, water heats up, and so do we. I feel sexy in June, July, August; I wear as little as possible, and spend as much time outdoors as possible. But sometimes when it’s too hot out, having sex isn’t appealing. Here are some tips to stay cool and inspired for outdoor lovemaking whether your backpacking, glamping, paddling or a mix of all of these. When? Early evening, sunrise or the dead of the night when everyone else has gone to bed—all are good times for good lovin’. Don’t limit yourself except, perhaps, during the...

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Skin Care for Mothers and Babies: What to know

There's nothing more important than having a happy and healthy baby and mama. Here are some tips for taking care of you, your baby, and any mama/baby pair in your life.  In our experience, staying natural as much as possible is the best way forward. This is especially true for mothers and babies.  Nourishing and hydrating the skin is essential when your belly begins to stretch. As your skin stretches it might become dry, itchy, and uncomfortable, which is why you should apply Belly Balm often. The nutrient-rich blend of cocoa and shea butter naturally moisturizes and hydrates your body to reduce the appearance of stretch marks while soothing and moisturizing dry, itchy skin. Once you’ve given birth, we know that all...

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Natural Self-Care Products to Complement the Yoga Lifestyle

What is the Yoga Lifestyle? More than a trendy way to exercise, yoga is a way of living for many people. Based on Indian philosophy, communicated to the West by ancient Yogis, it espouses focusing a deeper attention and consciousness on everyday actions, and living with compassion. Those who live the Yoga Lifestyle salute the sun daily. They don’t need a yoga mat or a sweltering classroom to find a moment of balance and connection. They find these moments in everyday life, by incorporating their yoga practice seamlessly into their lifestyle. Natural Products for the Yoga Lifestyle Yoga is about being healthy, in touch with your body, and living an authentic life in order to alleviate stress.  While you are meditating...

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Become a Green GooRu & Give Back One Tin at a Time

Green Goo Launches GooRu - an Interactive Online Global Giving Initiative At Green Goo we have a super challenging mission and vision; we want to heal the world and the people on it. So we give Goo (and cash) to non-profit organizations, including World Vision, Mercy in Action, Mandela Foundation, Snowball Express, Summit for Soldiers, The Pacific Crest Trail Association, Johns Hopkins, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and 1% For the Planet, among many others. And because we can't do this alone, we're now going to make it easy for you to give, too. We've created "GooRU"; it's a community-based interactive web app that enables you to pledge monthly to help send Green Goo first aid and body care products to people in...

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Spring Is Here! 5 Fresh Tips For Summer Outside

Goodbye clouds, hello sunshine! As spring gets into full swing, nature starts putting on a grand show, and the outdoors are getting ever more tempting. Here are five fresh tips to take advantage of the early warming weather. 1. Get Nutritious at the Local Farmer's Market Your local farmers market will be teeming with ripe seasonal produce, making it the perfect time to learn how to cook on an outdoor grill, meat and cheese have never tasted better! 2. Embrace an Outdoor Exercise Habit It’s time to shake off the lethargy of winter and start an easy exercise routine to get your muscles moving again. Summer outdoors means feeling the sand between your toes as you run on the beach....

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