Gua Sha Facial Massage: Tutorial, Benefits, and Tools

Gua Sha Facial Massage: Tutorial, Benefits, and Tools

While Gua Sha facial massage is totally having a moment right now, it's actually nothing new. Gua Sha is an old-school natural beauty treatment that has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. It's been around for thousands of years, and has gained popularity in...

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 your blush can be...

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 around....

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 the right...

10 Harmful Ingredients to Avoid in Makeup and Skincare Products

10 Harmful Ingredients to Avoid 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 face—don't worry, I was...

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...

Whipped Magnesium Body Butter for Muscle Pain

Whipped Magnesium Body Butter for Muscle Pain

Magnesium body butter is a sore muscle's best friend. Not only is it great for hydrating the skin, it's also an incredible way to help soothe aches and pains. I love applying this whipped magnesium body butter at night because it's a very calming, nourishing, and...