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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Soybean Oil Based Nail Polish Remover

Last year around this time, I had an incident with a burgundy bottle of nail polish. I was in my car wearing a winter white wool coat, getting ready to touch up my nails before my morning commute. I grabbed the nail polish from my purse and started to shake it, but the bottle top…

Coffee and Coconut Sugar Body Scrub

This morning’s coffee grounds are now the star ingredient in tonight’s body scrub. To me, a good body scrub is a beauty necessity…it’s a must, and considering how easy it is to DIY your own version, there’s really no excuse not to always have a good body scrub on hand. This one features coconut sugar,…

Aromatherapy Face Steam: Rose, Orange, Chamomile

This is a great aromatherapy face steam when I’m anxious, stressed, or just need a calm, yet energizing boost. The beauty benefit of this steam is a dewy, glowy, pretty post-steam face. Some of my face steam basics: I apply a dab of Vitamin E oil to my face pre-steam, just to give my skin…

7 Days of…Natural Deodorant

There has been so much hype about this little 2 oz. jar of natural deodorant cream. For the past 7 days, I’ve taken Soapwalla’s natural deodorant for a test drive. I purchased the deodorant from The Detox Market with high hopes. I started looking for an effective natural deodorant ever since a brand of antiperspirant…

Mango-Shea Butter Night Cream…DIY

If you’re a 30-something like me and not obsessing about keeping your skin pretty and youthful…bless you. I’m big on moisturizing and am always looking for both effective and economical face and body creams. A good night cream is a must once you reach a certain age and after my last jar of store-bought cream…

Chamomile and Aloe Face and Body Mist

I love a good, refreshing face and body mist in the summertime. This is the perfect mist to use on hot, balmy summer days…when you’re relaxing by the pool, at an outdoor concert, or running around town. Not only is this mist super easy to DIY, but it’s also a fraction of the cost of…