Natural Beauty

DIY All-Natural Toning & Clarifying Foaming Facewash

This DIY All-Natural Toning & Clarifying Foaming Facewash cleanses and keeps skin clear using just a few simple, natural ingredients! Some — like honey and tea tree oil — are tried-and-true natural remedies for acne and blemishes, making this homemade facewash recipe the perfect addition to your anti-acne and all-natural skincare routine. Let’s take a closer look… I made a lot of…

My Best, Must-Know Natural Skincare Secrets

Can natural skincare be effective? Can it treat and prevent blemishes, and give you baby-bottom (well, pretty darn close!) smooth skin? Oh absolutely! Now my skin is by no means flawless (see those scrunchy eyes a.k.a. my “expression lines”?) but trust me when I tell you that it’s miles ahead of where it would be without certain elements of my…

DIY All-Natural Rich Mocha Mud Mask

What’s stranger? Rubbing mud or food on your face? Trick question! Because if you’ve been around these parts before (and if you truly belong in The Cool Kids Club) you know that neither is weird. Nope, not at all. Around here, we know that skincare doesn’t need to be overly complicated to give amazing results. And it especially doesn’t need…

DIY All-Natural Blackhead Busting Blackout Mask

This DIY All-Natural Blackhead Busting Blackout Mask is the perfect natural remedy for blackheads and blemishes! Don’t be fooled by the simple ingredients — activated charcoal and bentonite clay help to keep skin clear by drawing gunk and oil from pores. Let’s take a closer look and get rid of blackheads once and for all…! Can you see me? There…

The Top 10 Essential Oils for Skincare

Are essential oils part of your skincare routine yet? Well they should be! Essential oils help keep skin clear, fight the signs of aging, increase skin elasticity, and so much more. Let’s take a look at the best essential oils for skin and how to safely use them… I just want to shout it from the rooftops: essential oils work…

DIY All-Natural Pumpkin & Spice Exfoliating Face Mask

I want to make it clear that this post is for a DIY all-natural pumpkin & spice exfoliating face mask. Why is she telling me this? It’s in the title, duh. Yes, I know. But the recipe could also easily be called “Homemade Pumpkin and Spice Pudding” or something along those lines since all of the ingredients are 1) foods…

Clinically Validated Natural Skincare | My Favorite Juice Beauty Picks

One of the most common questions I get from readers is: “Does natural skincare really work?” Maybe this question has run through your own mind once or twice! And I get it: they really want those pimples/wrinkles/dry patches to go away and think that perhaps the chemicals in conventional products are there for a reason and natural products just won’t…

Summertime Skin Essentials

This blog post is a special collaboration with iHerb to help celebrate the summer while keeping our skin safe. Summer is officially here! Bring on the backyard BBQs, beach days, and bikinis. Of course, this means that our skin is about to get a heck of a lot more sun exposure. While a moderate amount sun exposure is required for vitamin D synthesis,…

DIY All-Natural Soothing Antioxidant After-Sun Spray

Sunny days ahead! Ooh I don’t know about you, but I just can’t wait to head to the beach and stick my toes in the sand. But nothing ruins a great beach day like sunburn (except maybe that family sitting near you that’s feeding the seagulls… why!?). Sunburn isn’t just uncomfortable — it produces free radicals in the skin, which damage DNA, promote premature…

6 Safe Sunscreen Options + Why They’re Better

Around this time of year, I start instinctively humming the DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince (you know, Will Smith when he was still rocking that 90s flat top) classic “Summertime”. It’s my internal clock saying “beach days ahead!” It’s also my cue to talk to you about safe sun protection – the products I personally use and recommend and…

DIY All-Natural Hydrating Face Toner

This DIY all-natural toner is the perfect remedy for dry skin! It helps balance the skin’s pH, reduce the appearance of pores, and leaves skin oh so soft. Dry winter air got your skin calling for HELP? DIY All-Natural Hydrating Face Toner to the rescue! The star of this toner is an ultra-hydrating ingredient and one of my wintertime skincare must-haves: vegetable…

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… Got a case of the fly-aways? A mane that just can’t be tamed? Oh my friend, I feel ya. I may have straight…

Oh-So-Lovely & All-Natural Flower Essence Perfumes

Natural perfume is like true love… Pretty darn difficult to find. And once you do, you never want to let it go! I’d know because I’ve searched high and low for a natural perfume for years. I’ve tried countless samples from different companies, but never liked them enough to buy the full-sized product (often super expensive and not worth the cost in…

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…

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…

“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…

The Lime Experiment: A Single-Ingredient Natural Deodorant?

  Have you heard that lime can be used as a single ingredient, natural deodorant? Let’s put this rumor to the test and see if it works! So I recently embarked on a little week-long self-experiment: for a week straight, I used lime juice as a deodorant. Man oh man, this was a risky experiment to conduct in the mid-summer…

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…

6 Fantastic All-Natural Exfoliants for Face & Body

Smooth like a baby’s bottom. #SkincareGoals Just after face oils, my skincare and beauty must-have is a great exfoliant. And it’s a very close second. Because gently and regularly exfoliating the skin not only prevents blemishes by getting rid of dead skin cells (after all, a zit is just oil and dead skin cells coupled together in one sticky, pore-clogging mess!) but…

4-Ingredient DIY All-Natural Lotion Bars

Smooth like butta. That’s all that was running through my mind as I popped these DIY all-natural lotion bars out of their molds and rubbed them over my skin for the first time. Because they’re so silky smooth and… well, kind of look like butter. I’ve been meaning to make lotion bars for so long and am THRILLED I finally got…

DIY All-Natural Vanilla Latte Body Scrub

Mmm is there anything better than the smell of coffee in the morning? I’m not even a coffee drinker but that smell just perks me right on up. And it turns out coffee may also help perk up your derrière. Well kind of… Coffee helps decrease the appearance of cellulite when applied topically. Cellulite and I are old frenemies. We’re friends…

DIY All-Natural Holiday Spiced Cookie Lip Scrub

Have I got the perfect last minute holiday present for all of you procrastinators… DIY all-natural spiced cookie lip scrub. Mmmm, right!? This seriously takes 2 minutes to make and is sure to please its recipient. After all, the winter air (let’s pretend for a second that we’re NOT currently experiencing a heatwave in December) can be really drying, and no…

DIY All-Natural Blemish Eraser Herbal Spot Treatment

Nothing ruins a perfectly good morning like noticing that a zit has made a home of your face overnight. Ugh. Go Away! Now while I’ve been able to eliminate 99% of my adult-acne with a properly balanced diet (including a lot of necessary gut healing) and my natural skincare routine, I still get the occasional blemish (typically right before my period). Such…

Get a FREE Tinted Lip Balm from MadeOn Skin Care!

I feel like Oprah and it feels fabulous. “And you get a free tinted lip balm! And YOU get a free tinted lip balm! EVERYBODY GETS A FREE TINTED LIP BALM!” Because Renee over at MadeOn Skin Care is offering a free tinted lip balm to every Body Unburdened reader! Best yet, these balms are 100% natural and so beautiful….