How to Clean a Yoga Mat, Naturally

You don’t need fancy wipes or a $12 bottle of yoga mat spray to clean your yoga mat. I have 2 standard yoga mats. I wash them separately by throwing them in the washing machine once a month…small load, cold water, 2 minute gentle cycle. I add a ¼ cup of vinegar and 6-8 drops…

Great Read: Not Just a Pretty Face

At times, I stumble on my natural path…and then I read books like Not Just a Pretty Face, The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry by Stacy Malkan. I need books like this to get me back on track. Published in 2007, Not Just a Pretty Face is a beauty book classic that aims to…

All-Natural Face Polish, 3 Ways

Winter can be harsh on my skin, so I’ve been trying to make sure that my skin stays moisturized and buffed. Many people know that baking soda is a miracle product for just about any DIY cleaning, but it’s also a great skin exfoliator. I used baking soda as a base for 3 different face…

Fresh-Pressed Creamy Orange Smoothie

This is my fresher, happier, lighter version of an old school Orange Julius…you know, back in the day…the citrusy, creamy goodness  from the mall. I used Minneola tangelos. Tangelos are a tangerine-grapefruit hybrid. The peak season for tangelos is January through March. Fresh-Pressed Creamy Orange Smoothie juice from 3 tangelos (or oranges) 1/2 cup unsweetened…

Elevynn, Cleanser and Conditioner

Let me start by saying that I am a beauty product junkie. Products taking over my bathroom junkie. I MUST try this new product…and this one…and oooohhhh…that one, junkie. I definitely have my ‘can’t live without’ beauty products, but the thrill of trying a new product that could possibly be life-changing for my face, hair…