Does Your Makeup Contain Heavy Metals? Here’s How to Know.

Does Your Makeup Contain Heavy Metals? Here’s How to Know.

Where do you think you’re most likely to be exposed to heavy metals? Old paint in your basement? Your latest sushi obsession?  Or maybe it’s an issue that’s not even on your radar, like your lipstick. Yes, everything from your deodorant to...
Hormonal Acne: The Root Cause and How to Treat It Naturally

Hormonal Acne: The Root Cause and How to Treat It Naturally

The big red bumps start on your jawline. They spread all around your mouth and on the lower half of your face. Then they start appearing on your forehead, cheeks, and back. It’s embarrassing, it’s painful, and long after the bumps are gone, the scars stick...
10 Harmful Ingredients to Avoid When Pregnant

10 Harmful Ingredients to Avoid When Pregnant

Pregnancy is a glorious and celebratory time for new parents—that is, until the terrifying realization sets in that there’s a lot to know, especially when it comes to figuring out what to avoid when pregnant. While most people know the importance of eating...
10 Harmful Ingredients to Avoid in Makeup and Skin Care Products

10 Harmful Ingredients to Avoid in Makeup and Skin Care 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...
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...
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...