DIY All-Natural Hair Serum For Frizzy Hair

This DIY All-Natural Hair Serum For Frizzy Hair nourishes and conditions hair while smoothing fly-aways to reduce frizz. It’s as effective as it is simple — made with just a few natural ingredients! Let’s take a closer look… Originally Published on March 12, 2017 | Updated on July 5, 2020 Got a case of the fly-aways? A mane that just can’t…

How to Make A Custom Face Oil Blend (Perfect for YOUR Skin)

Looking to make your own face oil blend or face serum? It’s really so easy! Let’s take a look at the difference between essential oils and carrier oils, which of each are best for your unique skin needs, how to properly dilute essential oils in carrier oils, and how to use your custom face oil blend. Originally Published on Apr…

Healthy Father’s Day Gift Ideas to Keep Dad Looking and Feeling His Best

Gifts that dad will love AND help him be his healthiest self? These healthy Father’s Day gift ideas will keep dad looking and feeling his best. They’re the perfect blend of practical and fun, filled with unique, eco-friendly and all-natural products that he’ll be excited to put to good use! Note: This post is sponsored by iHerb though all thoughts…

Best Natural Sunscreens for 2020 (non-toxic and eco-friendly!)

Not all natural sunscreens are created equally: some will leave you looking like a ghost while others sink into the skin and provide a mega dose of free-radical fighting antioxidants! After trying oh so many different options over the years, here are the absolute best natural sunscreens I’ve tried… Looking for the safest, best natural sunscreen that won’t leave you…

5 Reasons Why Mineral Sunscreen is Best for Your Health & 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…

5 Simple Ways to Support Your Body-Mind Connection (In Both Directions!)

Our mental and physical health are intimately connected, with our mental health impacting our physical wellness… and our physical health impacting our mental wellness! Here are 5 simple ways to support this mind-body connection in both directions. Note: This post is sponsored by iHerb though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I love partnering with this fantastic…

The Top 10 Essential Oils for Skincare

Looking to add essential oils to your skincare routine? Wondering which ones and how!? Let’s take a closer look at which are best for your unique skin needs, how to safely use essential oils on skin, and some fun, simple ways to start adding them to your routine! Originally Published on February 16, 2014 | Updated on April 26, 2020…

12 Super Simple Ways to Decrease Your Daily Environmental Footprint

Our health and the health of the planet go hand-in-hand. This is not my belief — this is a fact. There are countless studies documenting the connection between poor health and living in polluted areas. I mean, just think about it for a moment: how can we be truly healthy breathing polluted air, drinking contaminated water, and eating foods grown in…

Your Healthy At Home Guide

The stress, the stress eating, the gym being closed! It’s a weird time, but with some simple strategies, we can do our best to keep our immune systems and bodies healthy… and stay sane! In this guide, you’ll find: 6 healthy immune system essentials Immune-boosting superfoods Long-lasting pantry and freezer essentials Simple stress-reduction techniques Simple at-home exercises (no tools or…

6 Essentials for a Healthy Immune System

When it comes to health and wellness, we always need to start with the foundations. Supporting your immune system is no different! While there are a number of different immune-boosting supplements and superfoods we can incorporate into our wellness routines, don’t forget about these essentials. They may seem basic, but without them, all the immune-boosting supplements and superfoods likely won’t…

Why Face Oils? Are They for Everyone?

Oil on your face!? Oh absolutely. No matter your skincare goal — silky smooth moisture, keeping pores and skin clear, slowing the signs of aging — face oils belong in your skincare routine. Over the years, I’ve tried dozens of different face oils. Their unique vitamin and mineral contents, scents, and textures in addition to the varying fatty acid compositions…

A Holistic Esthetician’s Guide to the Ultimate At-Home Facial

How to do a facial at home? A holistic esthetician shares her simple formula and best tips for the ultimate spa-worthy, at-home facial! There’s nothing quite like that post-facial glow. But fitting a regular visit to the spa into your schedule or budget can be tough. Luckily, you can give yourself a spa-worthy facial at home following a simple formula…

10 Science-Backed Supplements for Healthy Skin

These supplements for skin have been well studied and found tried and true when it comes to fighting acne, the signs of aging, sun damage, and more. Let’s take a closer look… Beauty is NOT only skin deep. (You’ve probably heard me say this before, right? It’s basically my unofficial motto!) Because the skin is the body’s largest organ, and…

My Super-Simple All-Natural Skincare And Beauty Routine

Looking to make the switch to an all-natural skincare and beauty routine? Wondering where to start and which products actually perform!? Take a peek inside my super simple routine, targeted to prevent blemishes and fight the signs of aging… naturally of course! UPDATED ON JANUARY 5, 2020 A lot of readers ask me for all the details on all the…

Spiced Superfood Confetti Chocolate Bark

This Spiced Superfood Confetti Chocolate Bark is delicious enough to bring to a party but healthy enough to enjoy regularly at home! It’s also incredibly quick and easy to make. Can you satisfy your sweet tooth and get your antioxidants too? Oh absolutely. First of all: dark chocolate absolutely IS an antioxidant-packed superfood! Then add some spices, nuts, seeds, and…

Gua Sha Tools vs. Jade Rollers: What’s The Difference?

Gua sha and face rollers have become incredibly trendy recently, though they have a long history that’s rooted in traditional Chinese medicine. But what do these skincare tools do exactly, and is there a difference between the two? Let’s take a closer look at gua sha, face rollers, the benefits of each, the differences between the two, and whether they’re…

The Best Face Oils By Skin Type

Face oils are a wonderful addition to your natural skincare routine, but they’re not one-size-fits all! Let’s take a look at the best face oils for each different skin type: blemish-prone, oily, dry, aging or mature, and sensitive or irritated skin. So maybe you’ve heard about how amazing face oils are for your skin… How face oils are naturally rich in…

Kale & Delicata Squash Breakfast Egg Bake

An incredibly simple and delicious healthy breakfast recipe, this Kale and Delicata Squash Egg Bake has quickly become one of my favorite ways to enjoy this flower-shaped autumn favorite! You know what’s a truly beautiful thing? A healthy, incredibly delicious recipe that’s also whip-it-up-in-no-time easy to make. … that and delicata squash. That bright yellow skin! Those green and orange…

3-Ingredient Salted Pecan Pie Truffles

These Salted Pecan Pie Truffles have all the taste of your favorite holiday dessert in one tiny little bite! Plus, they’re made with just 3 wholesome, real food ingredients. OK so which team are you: team pumpkin pie or team pecan pie? Want to know something crazy? My family holidays growing up didn’t include either of these holiday classics. (I’m…

All About the Skin Microbiome: Expert Skinterview with Jasmina Aganovic

What is your skin microbiome and how can we keep it healthy and balanced for healthy, clear skin? In this interview, I sit down with Mother Dirt founder and CEO Jasmina Aganovic to talk all about the skin’s microbiome. Welcome to the Expert Skinterviews Series, where I sit down with experts in the holistic health and wellness fields to discuss…

The Connection Between PCOS and Acne + How to Start Restoring Balance

Acne is a common symtom of PCOS, but why? What’s happening within the body that’s resulting in acne, and what can be done to set things right? In this interview, I sit down with PCOS expert Vivien Allred of Viva Natural Health to discuss the connection between PCOS and acne, and her best tips for restoring balance to your hormones…