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Sweet Georgia Sugar Top 10 Natural and Organic Round-Up • July 15, 2016

Sweet Georgia Sugar Natural and Organic Lifestyle Link Round-Up

7 Natural Remedies for Allergy Relief
You guys have certainly heard me complain about this, the worst hay fever season on record. I’ve given up makeup until at least October, which makes me feel like I look terrible at all times. I feel like I’ve tried everything…but then I’ll come across something that I’ve never heard of, (and sometimes something that sounds totally crazy), and it actually works! These remedies from Wellness Mama have worked wonders. Seriously, the nettle has changed my whole life!

11 Effective DEET-Free Mosquito Repellents for the Whole Family
I don’t know what things are like where y’all are, but here in Colorado, the mosquitos are out of control. I mean, swarms of them are buzzing around my back porch seemingly all the time. The weird thing is, I barely even remember even seeing a mosquito here before. Anyway, they love me and after one evening spent reading on the porch, I came in with about 37 bug bites. If you couple that with my allergy eyes, I’m a hot mess. And you guys know I like to keep it natural when I can, so here are my favorite natural, (DEET free) bug repellants.

17 Naturally Soothing Sunburn Treatments
I love the sun. I know it’s bad, I know it’s poison, I know it gives me wrinkles, I know, I know, I know. And 99.9% of the time, I slather myself in sunscreen, cover all my skin, throw on a hat and do my best impression of a vampire to protect my fair skin from the big, bad sun. But sometimes? Sometimes, I just want to throw on a bikini, grab a lawn chair and a book and lie in the sun all day. I do it about once a year. And every single time, I end up cooked like a lobster, and also red like a lobster. Will I ever learn? Probably not. Here are some great natural remedies to treat sunburn, (but really, don’t get sunburned)

I Dry-Brushed for a Month to Get Rid of Cellulite
Have you guys heard of dry brushing? My massage therapist suggested it to me as a way to increase circulation and (possibly) help reduce the appearance of cellulite. I went home and tried it immediately. And then realized that I am way too lazy to ever make this a regular part of my beauty routine. But here’s someone who stuck with it a little longer than I did and enjoyed the fruits of her labor.

12 Best Natural Deodorants That Actually Work
So, you know how some ladies in your yoga class refer to their sweat as a “glow”? Well, I do not glow. I sweat. Like a sinner in church, as my grandma used to say. And I stink. For real. I also don’t have to be doing anything strenuous to cause me to break out in a sweat. I could just be sitting there, doing nothing. This is a constant stressor, you guys. I’m always aware of it, but never more so than in the middle of a summer heatwave, (Here’s a not-so-fun-fact… the heat index in Saudi Arabia was 165 degrees last week)! I was slow to get on the natural deodorant train because I thought that there was NO WAY any of them could work and that I would spend my life walking around smelling like a locker room. But it turns out there are some good ones out there. But don’t take my word for it: http://www.totalbeauty.com/content/gallery/natural-deodorants

10 Ways To Be More Confident
Do y’all ever get in a slump where you just feel like you can’t get it together? Where no matter what you do, you feel like you aren’t doing it right? Me too. This will help.

The Best Beach Reads For a Summer Getaway
The thing that I love most about summer is all of the “Best Beach Reads” lists that come out. I’m nowhere near a beach, but I’m gonna read all of these:

Keeping it Simple for Summer, Plus COTW
The other thing I love about summer? The fact that everyone is just a little more relaxed, we can dress in a kind of lazy way, (even for work because it’s SUMMER, y’all!), we can let our hair air dry, and we can tone down the makeup. Here’s a blog post that I really loved about creating a simple, polished summer face, (and then go read every other thing that she has posted because I love her and she’s the best!)

4 Reasons Why a Pixie Cut Could Work on You
The last thing I love about summer? That I have a short pixie cut which vastly cuts down on the heat stroke I would surely be having if my hair were still long. Are you thinking about doing it? You totally should.

And, guys…I know this is gonna make y’all jealous…I AM GOING TO SEE DOLLY PARTON LIVE! I can barely stand it, I’m so excited! So, here’s a little preview…All Hail The QUEEN!

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