Hi! I’m Jenni. Welcome to my blog! I live in Edmond, Oklahoma with my two daughters, Sofie and Heidi. Throughout my journey as a mother, I have had 2 home births which taught me that when we feed our body, mind and soul properly, the body responds in a miraculous way. While I want to center this blog around all things girly, I always want to stick with my convictions of staying natural and respecting my body. I want to empower you to say no to harmful ingredients and toxic chemicals in your daily routine and give you the resources and alternatives to make it easy!
I have been an Aesthetician for over a decade now. I LOVE LOVE LOVE skin care and makeup! You’ve come to the right place if you are looking to DITCH THE TOXINS in your beauty products! The main purpose of this blog is to show you a way to create your own highly effective, organic skin care products as well as find over the counter products that are effect yet safe.
I have been DIYing my own products for over 2 years now. It began as a way to provide myself and my family with more natural products that I had complete control over. As I went deeper into my research, the more intrigued I became with the scary side of the beauty industry. Did you know that unlike the food industry, the beauty industry is not regulated by any legit group? That means that there is no rule that says skin care and makeup companies have to list every single ingredient on the back of their products! Also upon further research I found that that while Europe has banned 100s of harmful ingredients in their skin care, the US has banned around 10! While I had realized with my pregnancies and births that I and I alone was in charge of my body, it became very clear that I needed to take that same initiative with my beauty products as well. Using my background in skin care as well as my endless pursuit of ingredient knowledge, I feel confident that my skin care recipes are effective and safe. I truly aim to make food for your skin. 90% of the time I live by the motto, “if you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin”.
Find my DIY skin care directory HERE.
When it comes to OTC (over the counter) products, I have found many that I love. I continue to try out different brands and products and will always share the best with you! Go HERE for a list of my current favorite natural beauty products. It’s exciting to see that there has been a shift lately in the beauty industry-harmful parabens, synthetic fragrance, mineral oil, and propylene glycol (just to name a few) are being left out of many popular brands. High powered beauty execs are wising up and realizing the beauty industry is heading in a more natural direction! It’s exciting to see the progress. That being said, there are still many extremely popular yet extremely harmful products out there that should be avoided. I hope I can help navigate you to more natural products in your beauty routine!
A little bit about me? I got the nickname Jenni Raincloud from a close friend years ago. She found my love for scary movies, Phantom of the Opera, Dark Shadows and basically all things creepy and kooky endearing. I have lived most my life in Oklahoma apart from 3 years spent in England. Going to high school in London left quite the impression and shaped much of who I am today. I studied piano performance in college and when I came to my senses realizing I would not be a world famous concert pianist, I went to beauty school-obvious choice, right? Ha! Years and years and a divorce later I am a well-rounded, Jesus lovin’ momma who believes that if you focus on the positive, the positive will multiply! My girls remind me daily that God is so good.
I absolutely love creating my own skin care-So much so that I sell select products in my Etsy shop! Check it out if you are looking for simple yet effective skin care made with high quality, organic ingredients! I promise your skin will love it!
Jenni Raincloud is truly a lifestyle blog. A lifestyle defined by a healthy body, a beautiful home, a wardrobe that represents inner beauty, natural remedies and of course, loads of natural, pure skin care and make up! These are the things that make me happy and the genius that invented blogging made it possible for me to fit it all in one place! Stick with me. I’ll work hard to make your pursuit of living more naturally, a little easier!