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Did you know...

That the average woman uses 12 products per day containing over 168 ingredients (absorbing close to 4 and a half pounds of toxic chemicals a year)...

A man goes through 6 products with 85 ingredients...

A child is exposed to 5 products with 61 ingredients...

Whilst a teenage girl is exposed to a whopping 17 products with over 230 ingredients, every day...

Most of which are untested, unsafe, and scientifically and clinically unproven.

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That's why it's important we pay close attention to what we put on our bodies just as much as what we put in our bodies, because, well... Not all products are created equal.

Enter today's guest: Nadine Artemis.

Nadine and her husband Ron run Living Libations, which is one of the premiere natural body care companies on the market.

Nadine's cosmetic creations exceed the recommendations for the FDA's Good Manufacturing Practices; use clear legitimate labeling; offer the highest quality oils and natural ingredients; are globally responsible; and never tested on animals.

In today's episode, you'll learn...

  • How Nadine created Living Libations in a tiny kitchen while in university,
  • Why you should immediately throw away your crystal salt deodorant and never, ever use it again,
  • How Nadine suggests we take care of our teeth and gums using holistic dental practices, and...
  • Much, much more.

Episode Breakdown

  • Nadine explains how she entered the world of natural health and body care while studying in university 
  • Why Nadine says she hasn't touched processed food in 23 years

  • James murders a Jack LaLanne quote about eating cake

  • Nadine touches on the topic of self-directed learning and why the traditional education system fails so many

  • Why Nadine was so fascinated with 18th century Europe and their knowledge of natural body care

  • How Nadine's nose and pineal gland led her to discover faux oils and perfumes from other leading manufacturers in the cosmetic space

  • Why most of the essential oils are produced for the food, flavor, and fragrance industries

  • Why one drop of oil can have over 300 natural constituents and cannot be reproduced in a lab

  • How Nadine started Living Libations in the kitchen of a tiny cottage

  • How one of Nadine’s first products helped her friends who waitressed with these...

  • Two elements James took from Nadine's body care practice as well as something he could have done better

  • Why you should immediately throw away your crystal salt deodorant and never, ever use it again

  • How Nadine suggests we take care of our teeth and gums using holistic dental practices (hint: stop, seal, and seed)

  • And much, much more...

Questions I Ask

  1. "I notice they're [clients] more conscious about their diet; more conscious about their surroundings; more conscious about not only what's going onto their body, but what's going into their body. Can you maybe talk about that?"
  2. "Just estimating: About how many years was that [not consuming processed foods]?"

  3. "With your body care, how did that take off? And, exactly, what did that look like?"

  4. "Do you remember the title of any of those [18th century European body care] books, by chance?"

  5. "What would you have the audience do differently as far as their dental care is concerned?"

And much, much more...

Mentioned Resources

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Nadine’s biography begins when she first combines flasks of essential oils to recreate Nina Ricci’s L’Air du Temps for a school science fair. These botanical-inclinations led her on petal-pathed adventures in creating organic beauty balms, reviving elixirs, healing oral care and perfumed poetry to quench the natural yearnings of many.

Nadine opened North America’s first full concept Aromatherapy store, Osmosis, in 1994. Since that day Nadine has since received glowing reviews for her formulations in the Hollywood ReporterFlare, the New York TimesVogue and The National Post. Nadine has also addressed gatherings at conferences, appeared on television and radio shows.

Contact Nadine, Here:

Website: www.livinglibations.com

Social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram

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Thank you.

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