10 Harmful (But Common) Ingredients in Makeup and Skincare Products

10 Harmful (But Common) Ingredients in Makeup and Skincare Products

Confession time: for years after I switched my diet to nutrient-dense whole foods, I was still using conventional makeup and skincare products. I knew that what I was putting in my body was really powerful for my health, but I wasn’t paying much attention to what I...
Homemade Aloe Vera After-Sun Lotion

Homemade Aloe Vera After-Sun Lotion

While I absolutely love the warmth and sunshine of the summer, with it comes some not so pleasant things, such as sunburn, bug bites, and dry, flaky skin. And now with a squirmy toddler who loves to play in the dirt and pull off her hat when I’m not looking, the...
Switching to Safer Beauty: 6 Easy Makeup Swaps

Switching to Safer Beauty: 6 Easy Makeup Swaps

While I love using natural oils to clean my face and moisturize my skin, there are some things coconut oil can’t do—like be mascara. Up until I had my daughter, my makeup bag (which really is more like a massive makeup case) was packed full of conventional...
Homemade Whipped Peppermint Body Butter

Homemade Whipped Peppermint Body Butter

While this whipped peppermint body butter looks delicious enough to eat, it is not to be used for frosting cupcakes. It is to be used as a luxurious way to moisturize the body, and keep skin feeling silky smooth and soft. This homemade whipped peppermint body butter...
DIY Coconut Oil and Honey Face Mask

DIY Coconut Oil and Honey Face Mask

While I’ve talked at length about my love of coconut oil for skin care, I’m excited to finally dive into the benefits of honey and using a coconut oil and honey face mask. If you’re skeptical about slathering honey and coconut oil all over your...
Homemade Face Mask for Acne

Homemade Face Mask for Acne

This homemade face mask for acne is my secret weapon when stress strikes. It uses just two simple ingredients—bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar—and can be whipped up in a flash. When applied to skin, it helps resolve breakouts and blackheads, and acts as an...