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New South of France Hand and Body Creams Make Moisturizing into a French Countryside Fragrance Experience

South of France Natural Body Care is launching a line of hydrating hand and body creams which combine natural ingredients with complex scents to evoke the landscapes and villages of the French countryside. Available in two scents — Climbing Wild Rose and Violet Bouquet — these super moisturizing creams, when combined with South of France cleansers, provide a unique “scentsory” experience that lingers for several hours.

South of France is one of the top-selling brands of all-natural bar soaps at grocery and health food stores because of its evocative scents and rich lather that doesn’t dry out skin,” says Katherine Jarnigo, co-owner of South of France Natural Body Care. “These new hand and body creams bring the vibrant, floral fragrances of our soaps and hand washes to the moisturizing step in your skincare regimen.”

The unique formula of the hand and body creams ensures they absorb quickly and leave skin silky to the touch, without any oil residue. Ingredients include Fair Trade Certified organic shea butter and cocoa butter, as well as coconut, sunflower and sweet almond oils.

New South of France hand and body creams are available in two scents – Climbing Wild Rose and Violet Bouquet

Thicker and richer than conventional moisturizing lotions, South of France hand and body creams require fewer applications than traditional moisturizers to leave skin soft and soothed. They are certified animal cruelty-free, non-GMO, gluten-free and vegan. They are also free of all sulfates, phthalates, paragons, EDTA and colorants.

The hand and body creams are available in 8-ounce tubes with easy-to-dispense flip top caps and 1-ounce tubes with screw caps for when you’re on-the-go. The suggested retail price for the 8-ounce product is $10.99.

About South of France Natural Body Care

South of France Natural Body Care was founded in 1999 and originally manufactured in France using a traditional Marseille recipe. Today, their products, including the triple-milled bars, hand washes, sugar polishes and hand and body creams are manufactured in the U.S. in small batches, using natural ingredients and evocative fragrance blends. South of France Natural Body Care is owned by two sisters, Molly and Katherine Oliver. As mothers with a love of Provence and a legacy in natural body care, they continue to expand the collection with affordably indulgent bath products that bring the experiences of coastal France home to the American market.

About Kirk’s Family of Natural Brands

Founded 180 years ago, Kirk’s Family of Natural Brands is one of America’s oldest, continuously-operated soap makers. Today, we proudly carry on our family’s soap-making traditions with a growing portfolio of innovative body care products. Our family of brands has grown over the past 23 years and brings Kirk’s, The Grandpa Soap Company and South of France Natural Body Care all under one roof. And with approximately 70 products ranging from bar soap, liquid soap, foaming hand wash, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and sugar polishes, we’re just getting started. We are Molly & Katherine Oliver, two sisters turned CEO-moms – with a vision driven by our desire to create high-quality natural products for both our own growing families as well as yours.


Energy Driven Mask Launch w/ Healing Stones+5 Steps to Safe Covid Dating by an Ordained Minister

Rev. Gillian V Harris, M.S.P., a Metaphysical Consultant, Minister and Intention Coach who performs Conscious Decoupling Ceremonies, has developed achecklist for safe pandemic-era dating and launched ‘Energy Driven’ masks promoting conscious use of words, images, colors, precious gems and crystals as part of mask etiquette & wardrobeBelow are some more tid bits on her recent developments:

The Mask Diva:

Whether a mask is lined, filtered, has a wire nose bridge, just as important are the energy factors that play into the creation of our lives. Use thegems to accessorize your mask, lift your mood and assist in your manifestations.

Color, for instance: “Blue is communication, Self Expression, Safety… The darker the blue the more authoritative it and the more sterile it becomes. The lighter the blue, the warmer and more tranquil it becomes. There’s also green in the hue: a heart chakra color; compassion, gravity toward positivity while negativity is dissolved. The image of regal stature of royal blue is real. The stone Turquoise takes on these color qualities but also enhances the journey to self-realization, inner wisdom, exercising will-power and speaking one’s truth with grace and ease!”


  • Created a ‘Covid-19 era Coupling Agreement’ for people to use with each other to trigger quality conversation and consideration about whether sex is in the cards for them right now.
  • Launched a survey to learn how many are willing to take a chance and touch despite Covid-19.
  • List of suggestions on how to turn the tide on the growing touch deprivation happening as a result of Covid-19 and ways people are getting ahealthy amount of touch while avoiding the pandemic. 
  • 5 Steps to Safe Covid-Era Dating by an Ordained Minister with a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology. 

  1. Identify a covid-19 conscious person with whom you share mutual attraction 
  2. Get tested for COVID if you have not done so already.
  3. Share the results of your negative testing with your partner. When you get a covid-19 test, the information is emailed to you and you can show this to them on your phone or computer.
  4. Sign The Covid-Era Coupling Agreement
  5. Revisit agreement at 30, 90 and 180 day marks.

It is possible to connect with another one and forge an alliance that allows for touchy, maskless camaraderie throughout this Covid-19 episode. Touching is mega healthy, increases immune strength AND sex is a whole other level of touch + also has massive benefits for human health emotionally, psychologically and physiologically- a necessity for health, rather than just a pleasure Touch deprivation and its effects are real. The WAY HIGH SUICIDE rate during Covid-19 is also real. The high rate of Covidaphobia to the point of needing emergency psychological assistance/hospitalized treatment and observation is also real. What if there was a way to proceed in a healthy fashion? ENTER conscious creation of small tribes.  

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You Need to Enjoy These Popsicles Before The Cold Days Come

No girl that I know will refuse an ice cream. We always say girls have a second stomach for desserts. I totally agree with that. Instead of paying money to get ice cream at a dessert store. Let’s make healthy and delicious popsicles at home with Addictive Wellness.

There are certain laws in nature that nobody should argue with. One of them being “Chocolate is good but DOUBLE chocolate is TWICE as good!” This is just math and nobody could argue with such basic principal.

Double Chocolate Marble Popsicle

let’s make this Double Chocolate Marble magical popsicle!

Step 1. Take 13 oz of coconut cream that was kept cold in the fridge.
Step 2. Add 1 tsp of Addictive Wellness Astragalus, 1 tsp of Addictive Wellness Pine Pollen, 1 Tbsp of Addictive Wellness Tremella Mushroom and 10 drops of stevia.

Step 3. Blend this adaptogen-fortified delicious cream on high till smooth.

Step 4. Drizzle in 1 bar of melted Addictive Wellness Beauty Chocolate.

Step 5. Gently marble the cream and spoon it all into popsicle molds.

Step 6. Once frozen, dip it into melted chocolate again and let is set.

That’s it! So easy and sinfully, deeply delicious… Don’t forget to share!

Pine Pollen & Mango Popsicles

It is not exactly a confession since who doesn’t love those sweet treats on a hot, steamy day? But I only love popsicles that are not hiding a chemical sh*t-storm. Let’s see what go into this delicious experiment.
• 3 ripe, perfect mangos
• 2 teaspoon of raw local unfiltered wildflower honey

Blended it all up, poured the smooth puree into a popsicle maker and let your freezer do the rest of the work! The decorative dips are shredded coconut, plus white and black sesame seeds.

Click here to check out more recipes that are paleo and guilty free!

Time To Plan For A Healthy Holiday Season

Holiday season is full of happiness, love and laugh. But at the same time, it is also fully packed with tons of snacks and foods! Snacking for a happy reason is not in the guilty field, especially if you snack on healthy foods. Now it’s the time to shop for a healthy holiday season. Let me introduce Paleonola to you and your family.

Founded upon the belief that choosing the right foods could have a major impact on your health and well-being, Paleonola was born out of the need for change in our lives. They pride themselves on being as real as the food they make. This prompted the burning desire for transparency in all of the ingredients they use. Everything they make is listed on the label and there’s no mystery ingredients or natural flavors to hide. Paleonola uses the best of what Mother Nature has to offer. Paleonola’s belief in real food has allowed them to develop some of the best tasting granola available today.

Pick a bag of Paleonola and put into Santa’s stockings, they are the perfect size as stocking stuffers and of course, they are so healthy and yummy to make your family happy. You can check out Paleonola’s website to see a lot of recipes that you can make this snack to holiday desserts.

What? You want something smaller as stocking stuffers? No worries, Paleonola’s snack bars will totally fit into a smaller stocking, and they are awesome to snack on when you and your family are opening the Christmas presents or watching a holiday movie. Let’s see what we have here.

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Bar

It’s like a brownie collided with the perfect amount of sea salt. This Dark Chocolate Sea Salt protein bar packs 9 grams of protein into every bar and has a rich, dark chocolate taste. Perfect notes of sea salt hit the buds at just the right time. Not overpowering just plain delicious. Made with cage-free egg whites and real food ingredients, Paleonola pushed the limits of what was possible when it comes to what a protein bar should taste like.

Chocolate Chip Bar

There’s something so special about the way a cookie melts in your mouth during that first bite and before you know it, it’s all gone. Paleonola’s Chocolate Chip protein bar comes with all the flavor and none of the guilt. Made from real food ingredients like almonds and unsweetened chocolate it will be there when you need it most to curb that cookie craving and with 9 grams of protein in every bar you can spend less time thinking about what’s inside the bar and more time focusing on the things you love.
Almond Butter & Jelly Bar
Paleonola admits, this one took the team FOR-EV-ER to get just right, but it was well worth the wait. Our childhood addiction wouldn’t let give up and led the Paleonola team to create a bar that was both convenient and delicious. Since it’s kind of difficult to stick a sandwich in your pocket we thought it might be a good idea to take the creamy taste of almond butter and mix it with REAL raspberries. Not too sweet, it satisfies that tart craving while providing a nice crunch too. With 9 grams of protein it’s more than just a sweet treat it’s a balanced powerhouse.
If you want to wrap them all as a gift, here is something you can find at Paleonola’s website – A Bar Sampler Pack!

Almond Butter and Jelly: a take on a childhood favorite. Creamy almond butter matched with raspberry sweetness and a gentle hint of tart, make this a surefire sandwich swap.

Chocolate Chip: old faithful. Cookies beware it’s coming for your title as “the classic favorite.” Clean chocolate chips tossed with crunchy nibs and smooth almond butter make us the top-shelf winner.

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt: a little bit of this and a little bit of that. It can be hard to choose and sometimes you just want someone to do it for you. So here ya go. This salty and sweet combo hits all the right taste buds. Melts in your mouth, not in your pocket.

Sample pack Contains 2 of each bar.


While Pets Suffer Separation Anxiety as Their Humans Return to Work, a New Pet Safety Product Helps Humans Resolve Their Own Anxieties, an online source for unique pet items, has launched a new petsafety product that brings to life ‘In Case of Emergency’ planning for pets, just in time to help pet parents anxiously returning to the workplace.

As people emerge from lockdown and return to work, many find their pets at home suffering from classic separation anxiety. While pets sulk as their humans return to work, pet parents also experience their own anxieties over pets left home alone.  The Pet Parent Alert Kit has been launched just in time to help them manage these anxieties.

When a pet parent leaves a pet at home to go to work (or run an errand, go to dinner, etc.), they assume their return will be timely. But what if it isn’t? What if suddenly they couldn’t return home due to an accident or emergency? Without a proper plan in place, pets that rely on them could be abruptly left without care.

While an emergency interrupting our daily routine seems improbable, vehicle accident statistics from Progressive Insurance seem to indicate otherwise:

  • 52 percent occur within 5 miles of a person’s home
  • 77 percent occur within 15 miles of a person’s home

A car accident that sends a pet parent to the hospital in an incapacitated state could result in pets at home going without care for an indefinite period of time.  Having an emergency plan in place ahead of an emergency, via The PetParent Alert Kit, alleviates concern for such a situation.

“As a veterinarian, I find that pet owners consider their beloved animals to be members of the family. Their critters are loyal and adored companions. Caring for our wonderful creatures is a top priority. But what happens to them if we are in an accident or have a health crisis that lands us in the hospital? The Pet Parent Alert Kit offers peace of mind to animal lovers by providing notification to medical staff, law enforcement or emergency response teams that your animal needs care. I highly recommend this simple-to-use kit that contains everything you need to make sure your fur babies get the vital care they need when you can’t be there.” – Hannah Smith, DVM (DACT candidate), Gainesville, FL

The kit is comprised of several components, including key ring tags and brightly colored wearables that alert first responders to the existence of pets at home, directing them to emergency contact information stored in the wallet.The ICE contact can be notified of the situation immediately and can take over a pet’s care quickly.  Pets never need to miss a next meal, vital medication or a reassuring hug from a human caretaker.

The kit also provides a ‘Please Rescue My Pets’ home window sticker for fire/flood emergencies.  It notifies firemen or other responders that pets are in the home and need to be found and rescued before leaving the site. This is especially important to have visible during hurricane season on the coast and fire season in the west.

Two versions of the kit are available and priced from $19.95 to $24.95, including shipping. More kit detail is available here:

About is an online source for uniquely designed and carefully curated pet products.  Its mission is to create an evolving world of goodness for pets and their humans, focused on pet safety, wellness and comfort.



You are what you eat, I totally agree with this saying. A healthy diet can help you change your whole life, being stronger, being more positive and of course it will turn out to be a happier and longer living. Let’s be honest, finding high quality snacks that actually have a clean label and taste great is hard.

For over seven years Paleonola has used real food from nature to help you spend less time worrying about what you’re eating and more time crushing the day.

You’re not average, so why settle for the average?

Traditional granolas are filled with 90% oats and are made with ingredients like canola oil, cane sugar, soy lecithin and other additives that diminish and, in some cases, even ruin our intention of trying to eat healthy. Add in the fact that there are plenty of protein bars out there masquerading as glorified candy bars and it becomes difficult to find a true real food snack solution. Paleonola believes people deserve more from the foods they choose. Paleonola believes in simple, real foods, made from nature that taste Amazing.

That tastes amazing!

Ever feel like you need a chemistry PhD to read some of today’s ingredient labels? You’re not alone. Paleonola feels you and they knew there had to be a better way. Healthier eating doesn’t have to be complicated and that’s why every bag of Paleonola contains real food, handcrafted by the team. What you see is what you get – real food, made from simple ingredients, just like Mother Nature intended.

The secret to staying on the healthy wagon is getting creative in the kitchen.

Try out these quick, simple recipes below to elevate your taste buds to the next level. Feel free to improvise as needed or sub in your favorite flavor of Paleonola instead of the one recommended.


This Paleo Pumpkin Pudding with Paleonola Topping is perfect for welcoming in the Fall months. It’s rich and creamy and makes a perfect treat for yourself or to prepare for guests!


  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3 teaspoons of gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Pumpkin Pie Paleonola, for topping
  • Dairy free whipped topping, for topping, optional


  1. In a small bowl, combine half of the coconut milk and gelatin. Allow to bloom while preparing the rest of the recipe.
  2. In a saucepan over medium, combine the remaining coconut milk, pumpkin, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice for 5 minutes.
  3. Add gelatin and coconut mixture and cook until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  4. Pour mixture into a bowl and cover it directly with plastic wrap to prevent film on top.
  5. Refrigerate for 5 hours or overnight and when ready to serve, use hand beaters or a stand mixer to combine until smooth and creamy.
  6. Top with Paleonola or other toppings like dairy free whipped topping and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

Paleonola Pumpkin Pie

Oh my gourd, who doesn’t want to add a little crunchy pumpkin pie spices to their breakfast routine? Paleonola’s pumpkin pie granola (without the grain) can be added to yogurt, acai bowls, pancakes, oatmeal, you name it. Whatever you choose, it makes for a filling healthy breakfast option. But, what makes Paleonolaso awesome in addition to being grain free is that it’s gluten free, soy free, dairy free, no oats, no artificial ingredients granola and is so yummy that you would have no idea how healthy it really is for you.

Ingredients: Almonds, Pecans, Pepitas*, Honey*, Walnuts, Coconut Oil*, Sunflower Seeds*, Flax Seeds*, Sweetened Dried Cranberries (Cranberries, Apple Juice Concentrate, Sunflower Oil), Dried Coconut*, Spices, Vanilla Extract.

Contains Pecans, Almonds, Walnuts, Coconut.


A recipe that makes you want to get up in the morning! Enjoy this warm, moist coffee cake that is complimented so well with the Maple Pancake Paleonola.


  • ¾ cup coconut flour
  • ¾ cup arrowroot flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup full fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup ghee, melted
  • 1 cup Maple Pancake Paleonola
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1-2 tablespoons ghee or oil of choice for greasing the baking dish


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine dry ingredients, minus Paleonola and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Add wet ingredients, blend well and set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and Paleonola.
  5. Grease an 8 x 8 baking dish.
  6. Pour half of the cake mixture into the bottom of the dish and spread evenly.
  7. Add half of the Paleonola mixture on top of that.
  8. Add the second half of the cake mixture on top of the Paleonola and the remaining Paleonola on top.
  9. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and pulled out cleanly.

Maple Pancake Paleonola

Like a fresh stack of flapjacks without that hunched over bloated feeling. Paleonola took their signature nut and seed blend and kissed it with deliciously soft raisins and 100% pure maple syrup to bring you a delicious grain free granola. Paleonola is tired of that fake maple taste, so they created this Maple Pancake grain free granola for those who want to eat real food from nature. Maple Pancake is a founders favorite and definite crowd pleaser.

Ingredients: Almonds, Pecans, Pepitas*, Walnuts, Coconut Oil*, Maple Syrup*, Honey*, Sunflower Seeds*, Flax Seeds*, Raisins*, Dried Coconut*, Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon.

Contains Pecans, Almonds, Walnuts, Coconut.


These delicious Apple Pie Baked Apples are a wonderful whole food and low sugar alternative to everyones favorite fall dessert. With only 3 simple ingredients, this delicious dish is a no brainer!


  • 4 large apples
  • 1.5 cups Apple Pie Paleonola
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • cinnamon for garnish, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice the tops off your apples, making sure you slice them parallel to your cutting board. In other words, the tops will be uneven, but you want to make sure your apples sit upright. Keep the tops.
  3. Using a small knife or grapefruit spoon, carefully scoop out the core and 3/4th of the inside of the apple to make room for the granola mixture.
  4. Combine Paleonola and ghee in a mixing bowl and use your hands to combine fully.
  5. Add the apples to a small baking rimmed baking pan and add the Paleonola mixture evenly to all four apples.
  6. Replace the tops of the apples on top of the Paleonola mixture and place in the oven for 45 minutes – hour or until apples are soft and granola is browned.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool and then remove the tops of the apples.
  8. Sprinkle with cinnamon if you’d like. Leave the tops on or off the apples for serving.

Apple Pie Paleonola

Apple Pie – minus the crust. It’s just like Grandma used to make… only healthier! Loaded with delicious nuts and seeds, dried apples and topped with just the right level of apple pie spices. Pop it in your bag for a snack when you’re hitting the trails, or eat it as cereal with some delicious coconut milk.

Ingredients: Almonds, Pecans, Pepitas*, Honey*, Walnuts, Coconut Oil*, Sunflower Seeds*, Flax Seeds*, Dried Apple, Dried Coconut*, Spices, Vanilla Extract.

Contains Pecans, Almonds, Walnuts, Coconut.

About Paleonola:

Founder Dinos and Katelyn said they didn’t know that a desire to change their eating habits would end up becoming something much bigger. What began in 2010 as a snack that helped them live healthier lives turned into the passion project of a lifetime.

Founded upon the belief that choosing the right foods could have a major impact on your health and well-being, Paleonola was born out of the need for change in both of the lives. Dinos and Katelyn wanted more from themselves and more from the products they consumed. So, when they developed this delicious grain-free granola, they knew it was too good to keep it to themselves. Paleonola team believes that honesty and simplicity are the keys to meeting the challenges of everyday life. That’s why they created a simple snack that they believe will help encourage you to live a healthier life. You’ll be amazed at how the smallest changes can have the biggest impact. Paleonola wants you to know that they promise to deliver the best they have to offer every time.

Check out Paleonola at, they are also available on Thrive Market & Amazon.