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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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Why Dairy is Bad For Your Skin and Your Health

We’ve all seen the various commercials and magazine ads on how drinking milk gives you strong bones, how it “does a body good”, etc…and we’ve probably had our parents tell us when we were growing up to make sure we drink our milk for those very reasons. Unfortunately, drinking milk is far from good for us. In fact, if you…

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The Gluten-Acne Connection

So, you changed your diet. You detoxed. You switched to non-toxic, more natural personal care and cosmetic products. You exercise. You try and keep stress to a minimum. And yet, somehow you still have acne that just won’t go away. Here’s a thought….do you eat wheat, processed foods or use any products that may contain gluten (yep, makeup can contain gluten). If so, that…

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Water…The Elixir of Health and Beauty

We’ve all heard or read that we should drink more water. And since most of us spend the majority of our days in a state of mild dehydration, thanks to coffee, soda (or pop depending on where you are from), caffeinated teas, and sugary beverages, we really do need to increase our water consumption. How much seems to vary among…

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Green Smoothies for a Glowing Complexion

I’ve mentioned how diet can impact not just your overall health, but your skin as well. One of the things I love to incorporate into my diet is a green smoothie. ~ more energyNow, when I say “green smoothie”, I mean just that. Greens, maybe some fruit to sweeten and water or a nut milk of choice. No cow’s milk,…

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Healing Ingredient Spotlight..Tamanu Oil

In my endless quest to find the best acne and scar healing ingredients and foods, I discovered an oil that I believe has been the main superstar ingredient in my healing process. Tamanu oil absorbs easily into your skin and is not greasy, which is great for someone like me who has oily skin. It can also be used as a…

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To Be or Not to Be a Raw Vegan…

I discovered the raw food diet/lifestyle in a kind of roundabout way. I was already immersed in the world of organic eating and took up an interest in Ayurveda (Indian natural or alternative medicine) and yoga. One of the yoga instructor’s whose blog I followed posted an article about her friend’s new Raw Vegan Beauty online store. She had me…

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Struggles..and a Ray of Hope

I spent most of my life wishing, praying and hoping that someday I would wake up and have clear, beautiful skin like everyone around me seemed to have been blessed with. I remember my mother telling me that I would “grow out of it”, that by High School I’d be the one with the pretty skin and all the kids…

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So How Do I Beat the Acne Beast?

So I mentioned in an earlier post that I was nine when my skin was taken over by acne. I’m not going to go on about how cruel kids were, or how I spent the majority of my life deeply depressed, wondering if I could ever be considered pretty, blah, blah, blah. Anyone who has or has been at one…

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