Green Is Beautiful

Help Create & Sustain A Cleaner, Safer Planet With A Green Beauty Routine
The TLC of our home planet is something that touches each of our lives. As we face environmental challenges on a daily basis, it is imperative to be aware of the things we can each do to help contribute to a more sustainable, cleaner and safer planet.
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Sustainable living is an attempt to reduce our use of the Earth’s natural resources and personal resources. Believe it or not, there are small things you can do each day that make a big difference in this ongoing mission. Creating a Green Beauty Routine is just one of the ways. Here are a few small things you can do to create a Green Beauty Routine and make a difference.
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Check Your Labels
It’s always a good idea to educate yourself on what ingredients your beauty products contain. Much like the food we put in our bodies, it is smart to avoid certain chemicals or processed ingredients. Keep an eye out for parabens and phthalates, which may be toxic when absorbed in high doses. Another additive to watch out for is sodium lauryl sulphate, a common source of skin allergens. These chemicals can wreak havoc on both you and the environment.
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Make Plant Oils Your New Best Friend
Oils are packed with antioxidants which fight free radicals and help reverse the effects of sun damage. Using plant oils on a daily basis is good for your skin and hair. Due to the decrease in the body’s own oil production as we age, fine lines and wrinkles appear and hair loses its lustre and bounce. These oils help replenish what has been lost and since they are not water based, they don’t need any type of synthetic preservative or added chemicals. This makes them pure, safe and one of the best sources of hydration and repair.
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Don’t Waste Your Beauty Products
Be sure to squeeze as much as you can out of your beauty products. After all, you don’t want to throw away product you can easily use!
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Stay Conscious of Your Water Use
Did you know every minute the tap runs, two litres of water go down the drain? The average eight minute shower takes seventy seven litres—so making a conscious effort while washing dishes, brushing your teeth and taking a shower can make a difference.
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Learn how reducing, reusing and recycling can help you, your community and the environment by saving money, energy and natural resources here.
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All the Feels!

How Life is Better (and Healthier) with a Pet by Your Side
Owning a pet can be a big responsibility, but there are some significant health benefits to opening your home to a furry, feathered or fishy friend! Here’s a few ways how life can be better (and healthier) with a pet by your side.
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Pets Help You Stay Active
Calling all dog lovers! Dogs are one of the top pets that require daily exercise to stay fit and healthy. Walks around the neighbourhood or playtime in parks keep their bodies in shape and their minds sharp. That’s good news for them but even better news for you! When you join your furry friend on a walk, you’re also burning calories and raising your heart rate. And don’t forget when it’s time for a post-play bath, consider a sulphate-free dog shampoo. We love MONAT PET™ Gentle Cleansing Dog Wash.
Owning a Pet Has Proven Health Benefits
There are positive benefits to owning a pet that go well beyond a walk or a run. Research has shown that owning a pet helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Watching your pet at play or just spending time with them helps you feel calmer and less stressed. The sensation of petting your dog or cat can reduce levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, whilst raising levels of serotonin, the chemical in our brain that helps us to feel good. Isn’t that awesome?
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Pets Offer Companionship & Can Make Us More Social
It’s often said that pets offer unconditional love and can forge an unbreakable connection with you, which speaks to how much they can enrich our lives. They really are our best friends! Owning a pet also offers opportunities to get out and be social. They give you additional points of contact for conversations, and creates opportunities to build connections with other pet owners. You have a lot of things in common, anyway! Whether you’re exchanging training advice or sharing happy moments, your experiences with your pets offer new ways to connect with others, which is big boost to your emotional health.
Pets Teach Us to Be Better People
You pet’s well-being depends on the level of care and attention you give them. That kind of responsibility can give your life meaning and purpose. The daily routine of caring for a pet may feel like a chore at times, but it allows you to create structure and stability. While cats and dogs are the most popular types of pets, any domesticated animal from birds and lizards to horses and rabbits, can increase our emotional, mental, and physical health. Share your life and your love, and you’ll reap the rewards.
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Get Your Healthy Living Journey Back on Track!

Simple steps to feeling your best in 2021
Now that we’ve kissed 2020 goodbye and welcomed 2021 with open arms, it’s time to officially get back to feeling your best, both mentally and physically. We’ve got just the right steps to create a lifestyle that centres on health from the inside out as you make your way into 2021.
Drink Up
Prioritise staying hydrated by drinking a lot of water! Not only will it help cleanse your system but it will wake your body up and flush any toxins out. Remember, 6 – 8 glasses of fluid a day is what you’re aiming to drink.
Get Moving
It’s time to refocus on your motivation and factor exercise back into your healthy living routine. Start with three to four days of exercise a week to get your body moving and back on track. No need to stick to the boring ol’ treadmill either. There are lots of activities that can be done safely outdoors, as long as the weather allows, such as kickboxing, running, and yoga.
Opt for a Rainbow of Foods
Fruits and veggies and nutrient-dense foods, oh my! Dr. Agin, MONAT Scientific Advisory Board member, advises to eat a balanced diet: hydrate yourself and eat nutrient-dense foods (with the greatest amount and variety of nutrients) and minimal processed foods. Try filling your plate with a spectrum of colours found in fresh fruits and vegetables. Think fresh leafy greens, deep blue and red berries and bright veggies. Better food choices like this will help you get glowing again from the inside out.
Catch Your Zzzs
Never underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep! To ensure your body recovers, heals and functions at an optimum level, do your best to not only tuck in early, but be sure to turn off all devices, screens or other distractions about an hour before you plan to go to sleep. This allows your mind to start calming down and unwinding from a day of constant activity.
Getting back on track in the new year is easy. With a little bit of commitment and planning, you’ll be on your way to your healthiest, happiest you in no time!
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Your New Year Refresh!

Give your body, hair and skin a fresh start in 2021!
After all the splurging during the hustle and bustle of the festive season, the new year offers the perfect opportunity for a fresh start.
Whilst most people add new workout and diet plans to their routines, the new year is also the perfect time to refresh your body, hair and skin. Everyone deserves a total body refresh to start the year, and we’re sharing a few choice tips on how you can do that in 2021!
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Refresh Your Body
So we just spent the last six to eight weeks indulging in treats, sweet drinks and scrumptious dinners. Whilst we wouldn’t have it any other way, season festivities often leave us feeling sluggish in January. Starting the day with a glass of warm lemon water is a popular cleansing technique to get your day rolling. Adding more fruits to your diet is another way to give yourself a fresh start to 2021.
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Refresh Your Hair
Healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp! Environmental impurities cling to our hair and scalp throughout the year. That’s why giving your hair and scalp regular purifying resets are essential to any haircare routine and January is the perfect time to begin. With the launch of our NEW Purifying Haircare Line featuring Purifying Vinegar Shampoo and Scalp Purifying Scrub, you have the scalp cleansing products your hair craves! This high-performing scalp scrub and shampoo is formulated with apple cider vinegar, superfruit AHAs, and vitamin B6 to offer you the ultimate new year refresh!
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Refresh Your Skin
January is also the ideal time to cleanse your skin of environmental impurities, toxins, and dead skin to leave you looking refreshed and renewed!
Of course, you’ll want to cleanse your skin daily, and we offer two options depending on your skin type to help ensure the effects of your cleanse last. Add Be Balanced™ Foamy Cleanser to your routine if you have normal to combination skin or Be Gentle™ Creamy Cleanser if you have oily skin.
You’ve earned a fresh start to 2021, and we hope these quick tips get you on toward your best year yet!
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Here’s To Your Health!

Four tips to stay healthy this festive season!
The festive period is here and that means you’ve likely spent the last few weeks eating, drinking, gifting and being merry! While this season is certainly something worth celebrating, all the hustle and bustle often causes us to develop some less than healthy habits. Rather than correcting these choices after the new year, why not incorporate a few healthy practices into your daily routine now? Here are four tips to stay healthy during the festive period.
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Drink Plenty of Water
Cooler weather combined with Christmas get-togethers means dehydration is calling. Festive options like fizzy drinks and alcoholic beverages makes drinking water all the more vital in order to ensure you stay hydrated and glowing throughout the festive season.
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Support Your Immune System
A diet incorporating a healthy mix of fruits and vegetables will help you feel more energetic and avoid the extra weight that tends to creep up at this time of year. Try incorporating your daily serving of fruits and veggies into your Christmas diet to avoid that sluggish post Christmas feeling.
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Make Time for Exercise
Get up and get moving! Use the few quiet moments you have during the day to incorporate a bit of exercise. Consider doing sit-ups after you wake up in the morning and before bed. You could also break your cardio sessions into two, 15 minute runs rather than one 30 minute run to make it feel less daunting.
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Treat Yourself
Serving others is what the festive season is all about. But don’t feel guilty for taking some time to treat yourself to some self-care this season, too. Try meditation, reading your favourite book, or indulging in a special hair treatment. You’ve earned your time to unwind after a long year!
We hope you find these tips helpful! The festive season is a special time, and we want everyone to be happy and healthy alongside their loved ones.
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Get Your Luxurious Oils

Rejuvenating your hair and skin begins with luxurious oils!
Healthy hair and skin are in and they always have been! So what’s the key to rocking soft, healthy locks and stepping out into the world with youthful, glowing skin? Adding oils to your haircare and skincare routine is a great start!
Many people don’t realise the unbelievable rejuvenation the right oils offer to your hair and skin. Now, let’s take a look at the benefits that using oils have on your hair!
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Strong Hair, Don’t Care!
Great hair is well moisturised and soft to the touch, whilst being resilient. The beauty of adding oil to your haircare regimen is that it enriches your hair with softening and moisturising properties that it needs to look its best.
The following are just some of the benefits of using oils in your haircare routine:
  • Protection from heat damage: Oils add a layer of protection that keeps heat damage at bay.
  • Hydration: The fatty acids in oils protect your hair from losing the moisture it needs to look its best.
  • Promotes hair growth: You need hydration and strength to grow healthy hair, and oils add essential hydration and strength.
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Nourish the Skin You’re In!
People often associate oily skin with break outs. Whilst it’s true that oily skin is prone to spots and breakouts that we often associate with our awkward teenage years, oils are often the missing ingredient in skincare regimens!
The right oils nourish your skin, help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and so much more! The following are just some of the benefits of adding oils to your skincare routine:
  • Hydration: Dry skin is an obstacle for many. Oils offer your skin the moisture it needs to appear brighter and softer to the touch.
  • Shrinks pores: Large pores are another common skincare issue. Using oils can help reduce the appearance of large pores, even making them look much less noticeable!
  • Wrinkle reduction: Wrinkles are a problem for us all! Adding oils to your skincare routine can help prevent the signs of ageing by addressing sun damage and adding moisture to help improve elasticity.
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The Luxurious Duo
REJUVENIQE® Oil Intensive is our flagship product and has been a staple of our haircare and skincare routines for years. REJUVENIQE® is a magical multitasker that offers a balancing, rejuvenating haircare and skincare experience for all!
REJUVENIQE® Oil Intensive is formulated with omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants designed to nourish your hair, scalp and skin without greasiness. If you’d prefer a lighter touch, REJUVENIQE light by MONATTM offers delicate nourishment for fragile, fine hair and oily-to-combination skin.
Are you ready to sport the healthy locks and skin you deserve? Add some luxurious oils to your daily routine!
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Keep it Local

Support Small Businesses While Social Distancing
Social distancing has required adjustments from us all as we work to stay safe and healthy. Those adjustments include working from home, postponing trips, and stopping interactions with anyone you don’t live with. In many ways, social distancing can feel like distancing yourself from the things and people you love.
But that doesn’t have to be the case! You can use social distancing to your advantage by supporting the people and businesses that were always within arm’s reach—even if you can’t be within arm’s reach currently. Some of the greatest employees, entrepreneurs, and budding business leaders probably reside in your community. Now is the time to use social distancing to bridge the gap between you and them, and here are three ways you can do that!
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Buy from Local Shops
Large retailers have proven themselves to be trusted sources of food and products that you and your family have used for years. However, your local butcher or corner store—as well as the employees—may be in greater need of your custom these days. Consider picking up your essential items or takeaway order from the business right around the corner. We’re confident they’ll appreciate it!
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Hire Local
Where’s your next Employee of the Month? He or she could be a few streets away! Whether you’re a manager at a large company or an ambitious start-up, social distancing makes travelling long distances impractical. So, whilst a global candidate search may have been your organisation’s plan a month or two ago, it probably isn’t viable at the moment. However, a local candidate search doesn’t mean you’d be settling. An incredibly talented candidate who may have slipped through your screening process may be just the person you need to invest in your company’s mission!
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Support Multi-Level Marketers
The most hard-working and ambitious entrepreneur and business leader in your life may live right next door! MONAT VIPs and Market Partners are either supporting or building a small, local business every day. If you’re a VIP, each purchase supports the dreams of the local business leader who enrolled you. Plus, you’re also supporting them when you introduce new VIPs to MONAT with Refer-A-Friend!
Also, Market Partners are not only earning income and expanding their own businesses. They are also helping new prospects establish and find success as local business owners. It’s a beautiful thing, and we can continue supporting these entrepreneurs and leaders whilst social distancing.
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Pamper Your Pet

Show Your Pooch a Little Extra Love with an At Home Spa Day
Doggy day spas? Yep, that’s a thing!
Rather than spend lots of money to have a stranger pamper your pet, why not create your own at-home spa for your furry friend? All you need are a few good products and some go-to activities to turn a regular day into your pup’s best day ever!
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A Clean Pup is a Happy Pup
Humans aren’t the only ones who love a good bubble bath! Lather up your dog and rid them of all the dirt and grime that can build up within their fur. We love pH-Balanced MONAT PET™ Gentle Cleansing Dog Wash because a clean dog is a happy dog!
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And of course, don’t forget the pawdicure! How can you tell if it’s time to trim your dog’s nails? When it sounds like they’re walking around the house in your favourite pair of heels! Avoid the click-clack by trimming their nails regularly. This will also get your pup used to having their paws handled, making visits to the groomer less stressful. At home, invest in a good pair of dog-specific nail trimmers to keep their nails healthy and on-point. You may also want to have a pair of small scissors handy to trim any extra fur and an emery board for smoothing jagged edges.
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Unwind Outside
A little time in the sunshine is a great way to let your furry friend release all of their pent up indoor energy! Plus the vitamin D and fresh air can benefit them, just as it does you. At this difficult time, you don’t have to go far simply lay back on the lawn with your fur baby for some well-deserved R&R. A little outside unwind time together is always a great way to spend an hour or two. Once you head back indoors, freshen up Fido with a touch of MONAT PET™ Freshen Up Deodorizing Spray.
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Exhale & Chill
Despite their go-go-go attitudes, most dogs love a good nap! Vacuum their dog bed regularly, and if possible, wash it in the washing machine to keep germs and odours at bay. If it won’t’ fit in the washing machine, spot clean any trouble areas and set it out in the sun to dry. A clean, comfy bed will give your dog the best ending to one of their best days yet!
How do you pamper your pooch? Share some pics of your fur baby with #MONATPet
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Come Together for International Women’s Day!

Connect & Celebrate With Your Girls!
The 8th March is International Women’s Day, and we’re buzzing from all the good vibes we’re feeling right now! Let’s face it, the closest women in our lives are more like sisters than just friends—and the best thing about family is that they come together to help each other do amazing things. Ultimately, MONAT is all about that, too!
Whether you’re a Market Partner spreading the word about an incredible opportunity or a VIP sharing haircare and skincare advice with your besties, MONAT is all about bringing out the best in each other! Let’s take a look at a few ways to connect and collaborate for International Women’s Day.
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Support a Women’s Charity
We love charities committed to empowering women and the families they lead! Their efforts truly make a positive impact on women and the communities in which they live. Our MONAT Gratitude team frequently partners with charities like Miami’s Lotus House Women’s Shelter to empower women in need. These visits provide women with complimentary products and MONAT makeovers. Days like these are always empowering for all involved!
Share Your Beauty Secrets
Sharing haircare and skincare secrets can form lasting bonds. In a way, passing on your beauty secrets is like sharing a part of yourself and what makes you stand out. Why not share a little of your beauty secrets and what you love about MONAT with those around you? You can pick up hints and tips from them too.
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Celebrate Each Other’s Success
It’s easy to celebrate your success, but celebrating the success of others is truly special. Nothing says “I care” more than showing genuine happiness when your friend does something special. Whether they’re purchasing their first home or mastering a new hobby, be sure to show them how much this means to you. Recognition and celebrations are essential to MONAT, and we make sure to spread that positive energy at every event!
How will you celebrate International Women’s Day? Share some pics of you and your girls with the #MONAT and #InternationalWomensDay!
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Healthy Ambition & Why You Need It

We all know someone, it may even be YOU, who is just filled to the brim with ambition! You know the type…a passionate, goal-oriented go-getter with a strong desire and drive to reach their dreams no matter what it takes.
But all that ambition can sometimes work against you if you don’t keep focused on being positive and healthy.
Healthy ambition is key when working towards your goals! Unhealthy ambition on the other hand, can lead you straight down the road to burnout. Not only mentally, but physically too. It’s always best to avoid unhealthy behaviours in business because chances are, this will only lead to failure and even burnout.
Check out the differences between the good, the bad, and the burnout and see where you stand!

Healthy-Ambition

Healthy Ambition
  • Practices humility
  • Has something to offer
  • Practices gratitude
  • Has nothing to prove
  • Is open to new ideas from others
Unhealthy Ambition
  • Feels entitled
  • Selfish and threatened by the success of others
  • Takes on responsibilities without knowing why
  • Lacks gratitude
  • Does not celebrate the success of others

Avoiding-Burnout

Avoiding Burnout
  • Actively manage your time
  • Learn how to manage stress
  • Get more exercise and fresh air
  • Give yourself time to breathe
  • Spend some time screen-free: no phone, no laptops, no tv, etc.
  • Self-care is key
Are you on the right track of Healthy Ambition? Take some time to evaluate where you stand in your business and career and see where you can improve and continue to grow!
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