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Create An At Home Facial

I used to be a facialist and prided myself on creating an "experience" for my clients.  It was important for me to not only improve the client's skin-I also wanted to thoroughly relax them.  My facials consisted of lots of steam, massage, exfoliation and nourishment with little to no extractions.  Since I no longer work at a spa, and I'm such a DIYer, an at-home spa is the only way to go!  I thought it might be fun to give you an inside look from a former aethetician and learn how to re-create a … [Read more...]

This Year’s Halloween Moments….

Fall is my favorite season!  There's just something about cold nights, fires in the fireplace, chili and piles of scary movies!  In case you don't know, the name Jenni Raincloud was given to me by a friend due to my love of Halloween, scary movies and thunderstorms.  Funny enough, I didn't really start this blog with the intentions of being a natural beauty blog!  I wasn't sure what I was doing but wanted a place I could organize ideas and pretty things.  I say all that to say, I live up to my … [Read more...]

Coconut Oil in Your Smoothie Made Easy!

We've been talking smoothies a lot lately!  I think everyone could benefit from adding one to their daily diet and the more nutrition the better, right?  I posted THIS post about how to add flaxseed, chia seed, bee pollen and hemp hearts in 5 seconds flat which saves a ton of effort and time but I wanted to share one more trick I do that saves even more minutes. We all know how nutritious unrefined coconut oil is for the inside and outside of the body so why not add it to your smoothie?  The … [Read more...]

Argan Yogurt Tightening Mask

Last week we explored all the amazing benefits of pure argan oil.  Read that post HERE.  Today, the owner of Ayelli, my go-to when it comes to argan oil, has shared her favorite argan oil facial mask!  It's easy to make and leaves your skin feeling so incredibly smooth! This mask is both tightening and moisturizing.  It even exfoliates due to the lactic acid in the yogurt!  It's antibacterial and extremely nourishing and comforting to the skin. Argan Oil is HIGH in vitamin E, a very … [Read more...]

5 Exceptionally Exciting Uses for Frankincense

I'm popping in for a quickie post on Frankincense essential oil.  Not only can it be used for a number of important things, it's also very gentle on the skin. First, I want to say, some of these uses I have not tried on myself.  I find these uses extremely exciting and think you might find them exciting too! Healing-Frankincense is incredibly good at healing broken skin due to it's ability to repair cells, tighten skin and fade wounds.  Not to mention it is anti bacterial, antiviral and … [Read more...]

Hyaluronic Pumpkin Serum DIY

A new hyaluronic acid post has been a long time coming.  My first HA recipe HERE has been my most viewed post since I published it but I haven't played with the ingredient since.  I've been wanting to explore botanical extracts as well but since most of those need to be in a water based solution, I had put them on the back burner.  Then it dawned on me-a 1% hyaluronic solution would be the perfect base for extracts and I've been experimenting ever since!  Plus, it's fall and PUMPKIN IS IN.  What … [Read more...]

Benefits of Argan Oil

It's high time we had a discussion about Argan oil.  It is a truly amazing and rare oil with a rich history and massive benefits for the skin and hair.  In the past I have found that it is hard to source truly legit argan oil but I'm happy to tell you I've found a reputable source and literally compare this oil to liquid gold! Argan oil has been a well known ingredient in the beauty world thanks to Josie Maran and her argan oil line, sold in Sephora and on QVC.  Her line has become extremely … [Read more...]

100% Pure Makeup Review

I discovered 100% Pure after learning my makeup brand of choice was not as safe and natural as they claimed to be.  I had heard of this skincare/makeup company for sometime but had never tried it.  The day I knew I needed a new makeup line to wear and share, I stumbled upon their site only to find they were offering 20% off everything!  Was it a sign?  I think so!  I received my order promptly, dug right in and have never looked back!  I am currently using all 100% Pure makeup with the exception … [Read more...]

Copaiba-The New Skin Care Must-Have….

Copaiba oil is an essential oil I knew nothing about 2 hours ago.  Now, I'm brimming over with such exciting information on this oil!  My essential oil company of choice, Spark Naturals just began carrying copaiba essential oil and now I know why.  Copaiba is a versatile oil-basically, it's a lot of bang for your buck-and it won't break the bank either.  Copaiba is a very affordable oil. First, lets talk about some basic info. about where the oil comes from.  Copaiba oil comes from tree resin … [Read more...]

1 Scoop=A Boat Load of Benefits!

Today I want to share with you a convenient practice that not only boosts my daily nutrition through the roof, it also saves me time and effort!  I'm pretty crazy about smoothies.  I feel like I keep blogging about it but it is one daily habit that packs a lot of punch when it comes to your health.  There are endless options of additives in smoothies, some of which add no taste, only nutrition.  In fact, I wrote a post about 6 tasteless smoothie add-ons HERE. There's really not a lot to say … [Read more...]

Vegan Lip Gloss with Beet Root Powder

A couple of weeks ago I let you all in on a big fail on my end.  I was using and promoting Tarte Cosmetics like it was going out of style, believing that it was a safe alternative to most toxin filled makeup brands.  Sadly I realized I had fallen victim to "green washing" and realized that even though Tarte was using words like "high-performance naturals", they were not as natural as I was claiming.  So, long story short-I made a switch in all my makeup to 100% Pure and have been so thrilled at … [Read more...]

Getting Prepared for Cold & Flu Season with Spark Naturals…

It's coming.... Even though the high today is 95 degrees in September, cold and flu season is on it's way!  I've been an essential oil user for about 7 years now but I must admit, sometimes I don't know what I'm doing when it comes to fighting illness.  Luckily, Spark Naturals-my oil company of choice, offers several products that are all you could possibly need to get you through the winter and prepare your family for what bug may come!  Let's break down each product today and with the help of … [Read more...]