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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Book Review - Gorgeously Green by Sophie Uliano

About a month ago I started reading Gorgeously Green by Sophie Uliano. While I was out perusing books one day with my boys, this book caught my eye.

This book is full of tips & helpful tidbits. The website at is also full of information, recipes, and also has givaways.

The book has:

  • a green lifestyle checklist to help you see areas in your life that you need improvement

  • tips on making your home non-toxic

  • healthy eating, with tasty looking recipes, explains organic food, labeling practices, truthfulness in advertising, and covers best fish to chose and which to avoid.

  • covers skin care, face care, cleansing, moisturizing, body care, lotion, hair care, and includes product recommendations

  • the author recommends sesame oil for body oil with a few drops of essential oil. says that sesame oil penetrates the skin easily, contains antioxidants, and has a reputation for slowing the aging process.

  • cosmetic & body care ingredients to avoid - classifies them as red alert & orange alert ingredients

  • covers shopping habits & avoiding items manufactured in sweatshops. This section also covers cutting back on buying items that you don't really need. This is not only economical, but it cuts down on consuming stuff, like newspapers, paper cups from the coffee shops, etc.

  • exercise - includes yoga poses, arm strengthening, bottom firming & toning, and ab exercises.

  • tips on green travel

  • tips on green gift giving
This is an excellent book for someone starting to live a green lifestyle. The checklist offered in the book is really good at pointing out weak areas that need improvement. Someone who has already been travelling down the road of greeness may find the book has a lot of information that the reader already knows and a little simplistic. Although a refressher is not a bad idea. At least in my own life I find myself slipping, getting lazy, and falling back on bad habits.

Next up on my reading list is The Gorgeously Green Diet

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