Natural Beauty

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…

DIY All-Natural Holiday Classics Sugar Scrub Trio

This DIY All-Natural Holiday Classics Sugar Scrub Trio makes for the perfect homemade holiday gift! They smell delicious and leave skin silky smooth. Plus, they’re SO simple to make and always a crowd-pleaser! Oh my goodness. The holidays have really crept up on me on faster than an avocado goes bad. Now if you’re feeling me on this, chances are…

DIY All-Natural Intense Hydration Hair Mask for Soft, Healthy Locks

This DIY All-Natural Intense Hydration Hair Mask is your prescription for naturally soft, healthy, begging-to-be-touched hair! This post is sponsored by Cocavo though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. Cocavo’s unqiue oil blend is a new staple in my pantry… OK and my beauty routine, too!…  and I’m so excited to partner with such an awesome company! Thank you…

DIY All-Natural Gingerbread Sugar Scrub (such a simple homemade gift!)

This DIY All-Natural Gingerbread Sugar Scrub leaves skin silky smooth and is so simple to make. It’s a great homemade holiday gift option! Everyone loves a homemade gift. And I’m going to let you in on a little secret: sugar scrubs are the easiest of easy homemade gift options. Yes, even you non-DIYers can whip up a delicious smelling, ultra…

Introducing: Body Unburdened Beauty Blends!

Well the day has come for me to officially announce something that I’ve dreamed about for years now. I couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to Body Unburdened Beauty Blends — blended and bottled by yours truly. They’re finally here! When I first started this blog over 5 years ago now, I had absolutely no idea where it would take…

8 Natural Anti-Aging Skincare Products That Mean BUSINESS!

Looking for safe but effective natural anti-aging skincare products — to slow the signs of aging without any unhealthy chemicals? Well my friend, you CAN have it all! These natural anti-aging products contain powerful active ingredients that have been well-studied for their effectiveness. No crossing your fingers and hoping! Aging. It happens to the best of us… Unless you’re Benjamin…

Red Raspberry Seed Oil: Nature’s Sunscreen?

Have you heard that red raspberry seed oil can naturally protect the skin from UV damage? That it’s an all-natural, single-ingredient sunscreen? Let’s take a closer look at this antioxidant-packed oil and whether or not the rumors are true… Move it on over, hemp and chia. There’s a new seed on the block: red raspberry seed. I admit that I…

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…

DIY All-Natural Face Oil for Acne-Prone & Oily Skin

This DIY All-Natural Face Oil for Acne-Prone and Oily Skin combines the best carrier oils and essential oils to keep skin clear by fighting blemishes and reducing oil production. Yes, applying oil to your skin can actually reduce the skin’s own oil production! Learn why it works + grab the recipe! Some things are just real head-scratchers… Like how putting…

Natural Teeth Whitening Remedies: 5 Tried-and-True Methods

Looking to whiten teeth naturally and without an expensive trip to the dentist? These 5 tried-and-true natural teeth whitening methods are so simple to do at home and extremely affordable! Are your pearly whites not holding up to their name? In other words: not exactly looking so pearly white? Hey, it happens. Coffee, wine, tea… age. They can make your smile…

Insanely Simple DIY Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Paste

Looking to whiten your teeth naturally? This this DIY activated charcoal teeth whitening paste may not seem like the likeliest candidate for the job, but it helps gently lift stains without sensitivity. Brushing teeth with charcoal!? I know… it sounds a little nutty, right? “Here, rub this black stuff all over your teeth. It will make them white. Oh and don’t…

Oil Pulling: Everything You Need to Know

So you’ve heard about oil pulling but aren’t quite sure what the deal is… How exactly do you do it? Does it really whiten teeth, improve oral health, and benefit the whole body? Or is it all a bunch of hippie-dippy hype? Here’s everything you need to know about this natural health trend! What is oil pulling? Oil pulling involves swishing…

DIY All-Natural Antioxidant Turmeric Face Mask

Turmeric is renowned for its powerful antioxidant properties, and has been used in skincare for centuries. This DIY All-Natural Antioxidant Turmeric Face Mask protects skin from free radical damage with just a few simple ingredients. It also provides great moisture and a gentle exfoliation to boot! Let’s take a closer look… I’ve been mixing things up lately. It’s all because of the…

Super Simple DIY Natural Teeth Whitening Paste (just 3 ingredients!)

Looking to polish up those pearly whites naturally? This DIY all-natural teeth whitening paste is made with just 3 ingredients and works like a charm! I used to use those horrid teeth whitening strips. You know the ones I’m talking about. I don’t know about you but they left me in complete and total pain! If the wind blew, that…

The Many Skin Benefits of Manuka Honey

Have you heard about the skin benefits of manuka honey? Let’s take a look at what sets manuka honey apart from regular ol’ honey + how it helps keep skin naturally healthy, clear, youthful, and hydrated. Yes, all that! Miracles do happen, my friend. And every week or so, I apply a little miracle to my skin: manuka honey. Manuka honey…

The Missing Link in Maternal Health: Non-Toxic Self-Care

Some of the unhealthy chemicals we’re exposed to each day can impact the health of a growing baby. Learn why non-toxic personal care is a key aspect of maternal health + how to keep yourself and your growing baby safe from unhealthy chemicals during pregnancy. Please note: this post is sponsored by Earth Mama Organics though all thoughts and opinions…