1. The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry

    So you need a new mascara… You run to the local drugstore or big cosmetics store or department store beauty counter. You look for the product that will work the best because, well, no one wants mascara flaked under her eyes by noon! But most of us don’t ever consider the ingredients in our cosmetic products. I for one always thought that…


  2. DIY All-Natural Essential Oil Perfume: Solid and Roll-On

    If there’s one thing I really miss since adopting a non-toxic lifestyle… It’s perfume. (OK and if I’m being totally honest, junky “cheese” crackers too.) Nearly all perfumes on the market today contain a chemical cocktail of synthetic fragrance, most of which act as endocrine distuptors. This means that they interfere with the body’s natural hormones and can lead to a slew of health issues from…


  3. “Beauty Sleep” Is Real: The Importance of Sleep for Skin Health

    “I need to catch up on my beauty sleep.” I’m sure we’ve all said it or heard it at one time or another, typically with a hint of sarcasm. But there’s no joke about it: beauty sleep is real! Remember: your skin isn’t just some “thing” that keeps all of your insides wrapped up and in place — the skin is…


  4. The Best Face Oils By Skin Type

    So you’ve heard about how amazing oils are for your skin… How oils are naturally rich in vitamins and antioxidants necessary for healthy skin. How they provide unparalleled moisture. How they help keep skin clear. But face oils are not one-size-fits-all — it’s important to use oils that are right for your unique skin needs! Related Post: The Top 10 Essential Oils…


  5. 5 Reasons Why Mineral Sunscreen is Best for Your Health and the Planet

    Ah, that amazing feeling of sticking your toes in the sand for the first time in months! But nothing ruins a beautiful day at the beach like an uncomfortable sunburn. While I believe in the importance of adequate sun exposure for vitamin D production and use certain foods to protect my skin from sun damage from the inside out, long periods of…