Cleansing Grains DIY: Oat, Walnut, Clay, Spirulina

My summertime skin needs serious exfoliation, particularly my t-zone. I started using cleansing grains about 6 months ago (from Mountain Rose Herbs) and they have become my new skincare staple. Not only are cleansing grains gentle and effective, but they are extremely easy to DIY using basics that you probably already have lying around. For…

Avocado-Mango Pudding

I was a little skeptical about using avocado to make a “pudding”. I was strictly avocado=guacamole, avocado=salad topping…and that’s it. When I thought about making this pudding, I wanted to add another flavor to the recipe…some sort of fruit. I love to eat avocado and mango together on salads, so I chose mango, but you…

Milk and Honey Clay Mask, DIY

My face is important. Your face is important. Every once in a while, our faces deserve a little something special like a lovely, yet simple milk, honey, and clay facial treatment. I used coconut milk, raw honey, and red clay powder. You can customize this mask, depending on what you have on hand…almond milk, cashew…

Under Eye Concealer: W3LL People

I read an article recently that shared French women’s views on under eye circles. In a word: romantic. Yes, the French women featured in the article thought that dark under eye circles are romantic…how lovely. Although I am very accepting of my “flaws”, I’m not quite evolved enough to think of my under eye circles…

Carrot-Cinnamon Muffins

I mainly buy carrots for juicing, roasting, eating raw, and souping. I love carrots, but I always struggle to find more ways to use them. This is a pretty simple recipe that I like to make when I need to use up some leftover carrots or when I’m craving a muffin and want to make…

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…

The Scented Home: Campfire Beeswax Melts

I love, love, love Aziz Light beeswax candles. The wax pyramid melts are a new addition to their line of products, so of course I had to try them. I purchased the Campfire scent which smells just like the name…rich, woodsy, warm, and wintry…in the most familiar, nostalgic sort of way. Each bag includes 12…

Dr. Bronner’s Castile Liquid Soap, 4 Ways

I’m a little late to the party…I just tried Dr. Bronner’s Castile Liquid Soap for the first time and I’m in love, lust, friendship, everything. I purchased the lovely Almond scent to use primarily as a face wash and body wash. The soap comes in several other scents including Rose, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Citrus, Peppermint,…