October is Pink around On Board Organics. With much of our clients being women, we like to go pink the month of October and remind men and women alike of the significance of self breast exams and if your over the age of 40, or find something unusual we encourage you to seek medical advice.
Breast cancer is something that is no longer kept quiet, people are becoming more aware of the signs and symptoms of this heart-wrenching disease. But prevention, and early detection is essential to a positive outcome. This is not just a lady issue, but effects mankind. So men that applies to you as well. We at On Board are passion about Breast Cancer awareness and our way of giving back to our community and help with awareness is donating to this cause. Each scrub sold this month we donate $1. And for those of you shopping online, use promo code SCRUBBY to get 10% off a 4 ounce body scrub. All will be wrapped with the pink bags.
How to give a self- breast exam according to National Breast Cancer Foundation.
This is to be done once a month.
1) In the Shower
Using the pads of your fingers, move around your entire breast in a circular pattern moving from the outside to the center, checking the entire breast and armpit area. Check both breasts each month feeling for any lump, thickening, or hardened knot. Notice any changes and get lumps evaluated by your healthcare provider.
2) In Front of a Mirror
Visually inspect your breasts with your arms at your sides. Next, raise your arms high overhead.
Look for any changes in the contour, any swelling, or dimpling of the skin, or changes in the nipples. Next, rest your palms on your hips and press firmly to flex your chest muscles. Left and right breasts will not exactly match—few women's breasts do, so look for any dimpling, puckering, or changes, particularly on one side.
3) Lying Down
When lying down, the breast tissue spreads out evenly along the chest wall. Place a pillow under your right shoulder and your right arm behind your head. Using your left hand, move the pads of your fingers around your right breast gently in small circular motions covering the entire breast area and armpit.
Use light, medium, and firm pressure. Squeeze the nipple; check for discharge and lumps. Repeat these steps for your left breast.
If any changes occur, please seek medical advice.
As always.. You can find us the Month of October in following Farmers Markets:
Saturday, October 1 Costa Mesa 9-2
Sunday, October 2 Brentwood 9-2
Saturday, October 7 Costa Mesa 9-2
Sunday, October 8 Brentwood 9-2
Wednesday, October 11 Hermosa Beach 12-6
Saturday, October 14 Playa Vista 9-2
Sunday, October 15 Brentwood 9-2
Saturday, October 21 Playa Vista 9-2
Sunday, October 22 Brentwood 9-2
Thursday, October 26 Westwood Village 11-6
Saturday, October 28 Costa Mesa 9-2
Sunday, October 29 Brentwood 9-2
Keep Calm and Carry On Board
August means back to school and a fresh start ahead. With the kids in school or graduated on their way to college; it's the perfect time to restart and invigorate those intentions you set in January.
I spoke with William Abbley, a friend and fitness guru about intentions and self commitment to being the best designs of ourselves. William has been a customer of mine for some time now and our conversations are always inspire me to celebrate the short term while never losing sight of the long term goals. Fitness is one of the best things we can do to help with aging, but the one thing that is a necessity is proper hydration.
To be the best version of you it's not just about getting your sweat on at the gym, but keeping your organs in proper shape too. Getting that glow that we all strive for requires self commitment to find and incorporate exercise, proper nutrient and hydration as well as putting good things on yourself.
Did you know your skin is your largest organ? Hydration helps detoxify and flush your system. This is where fitness comes in. A great sweaty session not only helps keeps those pounds down, but helps stop the build up of toxins below the surface. Obviously, we believe in never compromising your skincare regimen with toxin; hence On Board Organics was born. With our organic toner and facial cleanser, fear no spin class, yoga, run or whatever exercise routine.
For help reaching your fitness goals, William Abbley @williamabbley on Instagram) can help train you to be the best you, with goals that are attainable and positivity being your guide.
Check out our website for our latest products as well at the Los Angeles area farmers markets listed below:
August 5 SoCal farmers market
August 6 Brentwood
August 10 Westwood Village
August 19 Playa Vista
August 20 Brentwood
August 26 Artists & Fleas (1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice)
August 27 Brentwood
August 30 Hermosa Beach
Well June has come and gone and July is here, so this months blog is going to focus on summertime. Summertime and the city has flowers blooming as well as the typical hustle and bustle, and the bugs are enjoying this weather too.
If your anything like me, your a mosquitos dream, and seem to get bug bites constantly. If so, welcome to the club. After years of allergic reactions, itching and major bumps from the bites I got into the kitchen to create a solution. After numerous attempts, I finally found a solution. Our all organic bug repellent lotion hydrates your glowing skin, and keeps those pesky bugs at bay, while keeping you smelling great, and not like the typical bug spray.
Your typical bug repellent spray is chemical filled and toxic, as well as flammable. Personally, I find it alarming to know something that can applied to the skin is flammable. On boards Bug Repellent is non-toxic and not flammable. You can purchase this as well as our other products online, or at the Los Angeles area farmers markets, schedule below.
Other tips to keep your life more bug free:
Light a lemon fragranced candle
Put fresh lavender on your picinic table
Avoid salty foods to be less tasty to the bugs
Keep sugary treats packaged up
This month you can find us the following farmers markets:
July 8 Playa Vista
July 9 Brentwood
July 12 Hermosa Beach
July 13 Westwood Village
July 26 Hermosa Beach
July 27 Westwood Village
and other dates as they come will be posted on our Instagram (@onboardorganics)
April showers bring May flowers, or at least that's we say this time of year. As you know, we love our flowers and that sweet floral smell, so hello rain!
This months blog isn't focused on that floral smell, but rather the significance and vitality that water has in our day to day lives, and how we deprive ourselves.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as of 2004 recommends drinking 3.75 liters (125 ounces) for men, and 2.7 liters (91 ounces) for women daily. This can be consumed through food and actual water intake.
What does water do for you, besides follow doctor orders? Weight management, disease prevention (kidney stones), elevates mood, keeps the kind clear and maintains your skin and organs at a high functioning level.
At On Board, we love water! Science, and decades of research has proven that water keeps the skin firm, wrinkles at bay and overall glow. So, hello April showers! This month, we encourage you to substitute that soda, coffee or alternative drink for a water, or two and see how your skin glows on its own.
Thinking about this blog for March and all it holds made me realize it's one of my favorite months. From days past, spring break, traveling to the NCAA tournament, St. Patrick's Day and the last ski trip of the season. Many fun and exciting memories.
March also marks beginning of spring to me, and the fresh floral blooms emerging from the last of the winters snow. So fresh, crisp and clean. Many flowers belong to March, but irises are amongst the most popular. They symbolize spring so beautifully, with passion, purity, virtue, prosperity, abundance and honors the ones who have passed. Lilies offer what I hope summer and the rest of the year will bring.
With this past Sunday being we sprung ahead, it's time to get summer ready! For us that means sprucing up our diet, making sure our bikini bod has been dusted off and ready to be shown off on the warmer days; the prosperity of summer fun.
We live a good body scrub, and ours are fantastic. This month we have decided to do the destination kit with our blog theme, lilies and lilacs. The emergence of abundance and honor ourselves for the awesome that's coming. To get summer ready we need to remove the dead skin cells that have accumulated over the winter months, shave those gorgeous legs and hydrate the body, internally and externally.
This months destination kit will take you to Dublin, where the ladies wore lilies to symbolize their hope and loss of soldiers who fought for independence. Lilies grow in abundance this time of year and couldn't be more perfect for a destination as a Friday is St.Patricks Day. This month will feature all in 4 ounce quantity, the lilies and lilacs scrub, lotion and shaving cream for $32.50.
Tune into our Instagram for our latest pop ups and Farmers Market. We are expanding our offerings as far as location and products all the time, and Instagram is the source for breaking news from us.
There is something to having a slightly sunkissed summer glow, and yet we are still in February. The cold winter months can be torture on your skin, with wind, snow, rain and yes the sun. Chapped lips and cheeks, increased acne and lack of shimmer in your skin is familiar, than your in luck; this months blog is all about treatment and prevention of our winter skin.
Yes, I am saying that like animals we have winter skin which requires some changes from your summer skincare routine. Which means switching from alcohol based cleaners to a moisturizing based cleanser, being cream or oil based. With the chilly air, changing climate and fluctuating temperatures your skin looses its moisture; creating a breeding ground for acne, wrinkles, chapped and dry skin. That's why after a ski day, your lips tend to be chapped and cracking. So with these tips, may you find that winter snow glow.
With all those tips may you keep your winter skin stay soft, smooth and healthy. And of course we recommend using our products to help keep your winter skin in style, and all products available in travel sized for those winter road trips. Recommended products:
Until March, enjoy!