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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 a bundle that includes 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...]

Vegan DIYs with Candelilla Wax

Many of you have requested I post more vegan DIYs.  For a while I just couldn't quite figure out how to do that in products like lip balms, healing salves and vapor rubs.  Basically anything that is a salve requires beeswax and beeswax is a product that comes from an animal.  Beeswax is so wonderful to work with and gives balms the perfect texture while providing nourishment to the skin that I was hesitant to try anything else.  I did some research and stumbled upon Candelilla wax.  I decided to … [Read more...]

What Is The “Pink Drink” and Is It Natural?

My Facebook feed is literally swimming in Plexus.  I had been ignoring the posts for more then a year until I met a fellow first grade mom who is quite successful health-wise and money-wise with Plexus.  Long story short, I've been doing research ever since.  I posted THIS post about their Probiotic and their magnesium supplement, BioCleanse.  I am still taking these supplements and still benefiting from them.  The famous "Pink Drink" seems to be Plexus' claim to fame and because it's marketed … [Read more...]

DIY or BUY: Badger Sleep Balm

Who can say they get too much quality sleep?  Not many of us, I'm guessing.  So many factors affect sleep.  The two big ones for me are stress and hormones-oh and my new cat, August Banks.  He likes to rearrange his poop and pee in the litter box at least twice a night and enjoys knocking random objects off table tops around 4 in the morning.  Insert teeth gritted emoji. I'm sure many of you have kiddos waking up in the middle of the night and snoring spouses.  Once we hit a certain age, … [Read more...]

6 Tasteless Super Foods to Add Nutrition To Your Smoothie!

I'm a big fan of smoothies.  I live by the creed that your body can never get enough greens.  At least mine can't because I'm so challenged when it comes to getting in the recommended daily amount!  Adding greens to my smoothie is a simple way to get a large amount of veggies quickly.  I'm also a big fan of what I call SUPER SMOOTHIES.  Super smoothies are full of nutrition and often have enough protein and fiber to be a meal substitute! Over the years of smoothie drinking-I've found quite a … [Read more...]

The Negative Side of Intermittent Fasting.

Today I've had a huge epiphany.  HUGE.  For the last 2 mos. I've been feeling like total crap.  I have been very tired.  I'm an energetic person so to want to lay down in the afternoon is driving me nuts.  My stomach issues have become more frustrating then usual.  My PMS is literally off the charts.  I'm not sleeping well.  I'm breaking out.  I'm struggling with brain fog on a much higher level then usual.  So yeah, a lot has been going on!  I was having a hard time putting my finger on the … [Read more...]

A Day in the Life of an Avid DIYer…

Since starting this blog, I've realized that I am a true DIYer.  I will literally DIY anything.  If you come to my home, you'll notice I DIY the art on my walls.  I even had 2 DIY births-yes, you heard that right-I had 2 home births but my last baby came too soon so the midwife didn't make it-who needs a doctor or midwife when you're a DIYer?  Totally kidding.  If you're familiar with this blog, you know the list of DIYs goes on and on!  From candles to chap-stick, I've covered a lot of bases.  … [Read more...]

I’ve Been Green Washed By Tarte Cosmetics.

It's the weekend and I try hard to put the computer down and engage with my family but this is too urgent.  Ever accidentally find a clue that alerts your attention to something you're doing wrong unknowingly?  Then after that clue, a deluge of more clues are placed right in your lap?  Then when you realize you must close a door on something that isn't good, a beautiful window opens?  Well, that's been my last 3 days. Last week I wrote a post on 6 products you should replace so you can reduce … [Read more...]

Replace These 6 Products and GREATLY Reduce Your Daily Chemical Intake.

So many of you are starting your natural journey.  I have to confess, sometimes I forget that.  The passion behind this blog is to educate and help you transition into a healthier lifestyle, mainly with the beauty products you choose for you and your family.  Sometimes I lose sight of the fact that choosing or making safe products can be a new concept, so I wanted to write a post that will show you were to start.  Because let's face it-a natural lifestyle can be expensive and overwhelming.  … [Read more...]

Exfoliation 101-The Natural Way.

When people come to me in desperate need of a quick skin fix, I have 2 answers that I know will deliver major results.  The first one is to moisturize, then moisturizer some more.  The 2nd tip and what we will discuss today is to exfoliate.  Exfoliating your skin can make a massive and immediate difference.  Imagine erasing fine lines in 10 minutes!  Imagine going from rough, scaly skin to baby butt smooth.  The results are often that good! The thing about exfoliation is that there are so … [Read more...]

My Top 5 Beauty Hacks-To Save You Time, Toxins and Money!

I decided to round up some of my favorite beauty hacks!  These beauty tips are just too good to keep to myself any longer!  I have 5 tried and true beauty secrets that have changed my beauty routine for the better!  I know these tips will save you time, toxins and money!  It can be hard to be a natural girl in today's beauty world but these secrets actually prove that beauty can be simple and safe!  These secrets have been life savers.  So let's dig right in! #1 Dry Nails in a Flash: I … [Read more...]

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