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6 Fall Skincare Essentials to Prep Skin for Cooler Weather

The cold, dry air can really do a number on your skin! This is why it’s important to shift your skincare routine seasonally. Keep these 6 cold-weather skincare essentials on hand for healthy, hydrated skin as the temperature drops and winter draws near. Note: This post is sponsored by iHerb though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own….

The Lymphatic System 101 + 6 Simple Ways to Boost Lymphatic Drainage

Ah, the lymphatic system. The poor, often ignored and rarely understood lymphatic system. This unsung hero is essential for the body’s natural detoxification process, hormonal health and balance, immune health, and healthy, clear skin. So let’s take a closer look and sing ALL of its many many praises, plus chat about how to support this essential system for wellness within…

8 Reasons to Ditch Coffee for Green Tea or Matcha (& Never Look Back!)

Is green tea healthier than coffee? Oh you betcha! Here are 8 reasons to ditch coffee for green tea or matcha and never EVER look back… I get it: you want your morning caffeine kick. But what if you could get that energy boost AND so much more? We’re talking: Clearer skin Increased metabolism and weight loss Protection from damaging,…

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…

Best Natural Sunscreens of 2021 (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…

The Best Face Oils By Skin Type

Facial oils belong in every 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 — acne-prone, oily, aging, and sensitive skin — plus the benefits of oils and how to include them in your natural beauty routine. So maybe you’ve heard about how amazing face oils are…

The Ultimate Guide to Essential Oils for Skin Care

Looking to add essential oils to your skincare routine? Wondering which ones and how!? Let’s take a closer look at the best essential oils for skin by skin type, how to use essential oils on skin safely, and some fun, simple ways to start adding them to your natural beauty routine! Are essential oils part of your natural beauty routine…

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! A lot of readers ask me for all the details on all the things I put on my…

Gua Sha: The 5-Minute Face Massage that Gives Skin a MAJOR Glow

Gua sha facials and at-home gua sha tools are becoming more and more popular… and for good reason. You’d be surprised at what this simple face massage can do! By stimulating circulation and lymphatic flow, gua sha keeps skin healthy, clear, and youthful. Here’s everything you need to know. “No flow, no glow!” These words forever changed my skincare routine….

What is collagen? Is It Worth The Hype?

There’s been A LOT of talk about collagen in recent years, with new collagen-containing products popping up left and right. So you may be wondering: what is collagen and are the health benefits worth all the hype? (Spoiler: yes!) Originally Published on October 2, 2018 | Updated on March 22, 2021 You may have noticed that collagen products are just about everywhere…

The Best Face Oils for Acne and Blemish-Prone Skin

Wondering which oil is best for acne? If applying oil to your face actually help keep skin clear and reduce blemishes? Face oils are the best kept skincare secret to naturally clear skin. Let’s talk about how face oils help to keep skin clear and which oils are the best for acne and blemish-prone skin. I have a teeny-tiny little…

Superfood Maca Pumpkin Spice Snack Bites

These simple and healthy no-bake energy bites are perfect for easy snacking on-the-go! They’re packed with fall flavor, filling protein and fiber, and the hormone-supporting superfood maca. Note: This post is sponsored by iHerb though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I love partnering with this fantastic company and longtime Body Unburdened sponsor. Thank you for supporting the companies…

DIY All-Natural Bentonite Clay Face Mask for Acne & Blemish-Prone Skin

Don’t be fooled by the simple, all-natural ingredients! This bentonite clay face mask for acne and blemish-prone skin works wonders by drawing dirt and excess oil from pores, and balancing the skin’s pH. I know they say that good things come to those who wait… But isn’t there just something so wonderful about instant gratification? To get what you want exactly…

6 Foods That Protect Skin from Sun Damage from Within

There’s a lot more to safe sun exposure than just sunblock and shade. Nutrition plays a crucial role in protecting skin from the damaging effects of the sun. This is because UV radiation causes free-radical activity in the skin cells, which triggers inflammation as well as DNA damage. Luckily, certain foods have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects on the body, helping to neutralize…

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…

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…

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…