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DIY Raw Chocolate Face Mask…Because..Chocolate!

Happy Friday loves! This week I thought I would mix things up a bit and do a DIY post instead of a “Flashback Friday” post. I have so many recipes floating around in my head that I really need to just start making and sharing them with you guys! I submitted this recipe for a blogger collaboration over the Summer…

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Tea Time! You BeauTea for Beautiful Skin

The health and beauty benefits of tea is well documented. And while I do enjoy my morning cup of (organic, fair trade) coffee, I also love to drink my share of herbal teas. I normally drink tea to help with my health issues, but I was recently introduced to a tea that includes collagen and vitamin C for some serious…

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Tips for “Winterizing” Your Nails Courtesy of Julep!

I’ll be honest, nail care isn’t always my top beauty priority, I usually just slather some hand cream on and go about my day. However, once the weather turns a bit more chilly, I start paying more attention to them!  With the help of Julep, I want to share some great tips I learned to keep nails in tip top…

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Flashback Friday: Interview with Jill Stacey from Elaa Skincare

Happy Friday my loves! For this Friday’s flashback post, I want to pay tribute to a woman who has not only been a major inspiration in my own journey to wellness, but a great friend as well –  the lovely Jill Stacey (formerly Bickford). Read on to find out why I am so in love with this woman and her…

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Ingredient Superstar: Hibiscus (AKA the “Botox Plant”)

One of my favorite ingredients at the moment is Hibiscus. Stunning to look at, this flower offers much more than just bright colors. It offers health as well as beauty to those who use it. 1) Used in Ayurveda to stimulate hair growth and prevent pre-mature grayHere are 10 benefits I uncovered about this amazing plant that I thought I’d…

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Product Obsession: Elaa Living/Raw Organic Skincare

I recently had the honor of interviewing the lovely Jill Bickford, founder and formulator of elaa skincare (you can read the post here) and I knew after learning about her products that I needed to try them. I placed an order and received some amazing samples to try out as well. “organic or wildcrafted, fresh & superior quality, living / raw,…

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My Favorite Anti-Acne Essential Oils

Back before I knew any better, I used to believe that ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid were necessary to treat my acne breakouts. I had no idea the damage I was potentially causing my skin, not to mention only making my acne worse. For the past 6 years I have relentlessly researched, studied and tested essential oils and…

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My Top Picks for Affordable Organic Skincare and Make-Up!

While there are so many amazing and healing organic cosmetic brands out there, the sad truth is some of them are quite pricey, and a high price tag can often time deter people from buying them. It’s no secret that I am a strong advocate for the purest, most natural products out there. And while I do have a pretty…

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Product Obsession – Sequoia Beauty Review

In my journey searching for the most healing skincare products, I was thrilled to discover a brand that sounded so pure, so nourishing that I knew I had to try it. Sequoia Beauty was founded by herbalist and skincare specialist, Laurel Shaffer. Laurel understands that what we put on our body is just as important as what we put in…

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What Produce Should You Always Buy Organic?

Summer is finally here! And for me, that means creating dishes that consist of nearly all raw plant foods and less that require standing over a hot stove. Ideally, we should eat 100% organic 100% of the time. Unfortunately, for some people, that isn’t always possible. So, how can you still eat as many fruits and veggies as you want…

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Top Beautifying Foods to Add To Your Diet

  Let’s face it, there is not a woman alive that doesn’t want to be beautiful. We spend tons of money each year on products that promise to “boost our beauty potential” and magically erase lines, wrinkles, acne and other skin issues. We are bombarded daily by advertisements and commercials that tell us unless we buy this brand or that…

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Do Diets Sabotage Your True Beauty Potential?

I’ll probably get some flack for this post from some of my family members, but I feel obligated to tell it like it is in regards to all things health and beauty. One of the things I have noticed, and especially living in America, is that as a nation, we are diet obsessed. I blame some of this obsession with…

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Using Raw Organic Honey as a Face Wash

I know that using oils and raw organic honey as facial cleansers are nothing new and maybe I am a bit slow to jump on the bandwagon, but there is a reason why so many people are using these in lieu of conventional cleansers – they’re awesome and they work! I’ll limit today’s post to talking about using raw organic…

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