Natural Beauty

My Hunt for the Best Natural Mascara in 2019 (Spoiler: Found it!)

Looking for the best natural mascara and daunted by all the different options? Well I’ve done all the footwork for you — I put 8 popular natural mascaras to the test. Which one came out on top? Let’s take a look… I don’t always wear makeup… but when I do, it’s mascara. With one swipe of a little wand, I suddenly…

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….

The Best Natural Sunscreens (for you AND the environment!)

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…

DIY Hot Coconut Oil Hair Treatment with Essential Oils for Thick, Healthy Locks

Are you using coconut oil for hair care yet? This simple at-home hot coconut oil hair treatment moisturizes hair, improves scalp health, and prevents breakage for thicker, healthier hair. *pours coconut oil over entire life* Have you heard this joke before? It makes me giggle every time! Because every naturalista knows coconut oil is Mother Nature’s duct tape! It’s a…

Why Coconut Oil Does NOT Belong On Your Face + Which Oils to Use Instead

Is coconut oil good for your face? Contrary to what you may hear from many (misinformed!) health and beauty bloggers, coconut oil for face skincare isn’t a great idea. In fact, for many people it’s a downright terrible idea! Here’s why. Do the benefits of coconut oil have a place on your face? If we gave out Golden Globe Awards…

DIY All-Natural Deep Clean Green Face Mask

This DIY face mask for acne and blemish-prone skin helps clear breakouts fast thanks to just a few gentle but effective all-natural ingredients. 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 when you want it? Uh, yes please! Which is…

Why Green Tea is a Skincare Superstar + 3 DIY Green Tea Skincare Recipes

Green tea’s antioxidants don’t just protect your skin from within. Green tea has many skin benefits when applied topically, too! Let’s take a closer look… Note: This post is sponsored by iHerb though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I love partnering with this fantastic company – a longtime sponsor of Body Unburdened. Thank you for supporting…

How to Make A Custom Oil Cleansing Balm Perfect for YOUR Skin

Looking to make your own face oil cleanser? Learn how to make a custom DIY oil cleansing balm perfect for YOUR unique skin’s needs. This is a guest blog post from my beautiful friend Jennifer, the lady behind the natural beauty blog Jenni Raincloud. I’ll let her take it from here…! I firmly believe the Oil Cleansing Method is one…

5 Face Oils for Naturally Clear, Flawless Skin

Can applying oil to your face actually help keep skin clear and reduce blemishes? Yes! Face oils are the best kept skincare secret to naturally clear, flawless skin. Let’s talk about how face oils help to keep skin clear and which oils are the best for reducing blemishes and scarring from acne. I have a teeny-tiny little obsession… With oil. That…

Why These 6 Foods Make You Look and Feel 10 Years Older

The skin is a mirror that reflects everything going on behind the scenes, inside our bodies. And so the same foods that have us feeling a decade older make us look it as well.  What if the key to slowing the signs of aging isn’t in some fancy new French serum or laser treatment but on your dinner plate? Well…

How to Use Essential Oils on Your Skin: 3 Must-Know Rules

Certain essential oils work wonders for the skin — helping to prevent breakouts, slow the signs of aging, increase elasticity, and so much more! But essential oils are powerful and need to be used properly. Learn the rules for how to use essential oils on your skin so you can safely enjoy all the benefits! So you want to add essential…