It’s the end of August and the end of my month-long focus on clean beauty. When I originally cooked up the theme for this month, I thought I would use the book, No More Dirty Looks: The Truth About Your Beauty Products and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics, by Siobhan O'Connor and … Continue reading Clean Beauty: A Revolution Or Consumer-Driven Craze?
It’s been years since I first read about the dangers of aluminum as an active ingredient in anti-perspirants, but I must admit, it took me a while to switch to using aluminum-free deodorant 100% of the time. Not only did it take my body some time to adapt, but not all so-called “natural” deodorants are … Continue reading The Best (and Worst) Aluminum-Free Deodorants
There comes a point when you realize that less is more. Just because something is convenient, or cheap, or even free, it doesn't mean you need that thing, and it doesn't mean that owning that thing will make your life any better. Here are some things I've let go of, with no regrets to speak … Continue reading 7 Things I Stopped Buying, Thanks to Minimalism and Zero Waste
Since delving into the realm of clean and natural beauty products, I noticed that I have accumulated a number of lavender-scented products. I didn’t used to be a big fan of floral scents, but natural products have really changed the game for me in terms of what defines “floral.” I learned that there’s a big … Continue reading Lavender Love: 5 Clean and Calming Lavender Beauty Products
Wow, it’s been a minute. Life has taken over the past couple months, and I have sorely neglected this blog. But instead of making excuses, I’m just going to jump right in to today’s topic: clean, nontoxic nail polish. I debated posting about this for a while, because honestly, switching nail polish brands seems like … Continue reading Nontoxic Nails: Taking the Guilt Out of a Guilty Pleasure
We’ve all heard it before: you vote with your dollars. Every purchase you make is a vote for the type of world you want to live in: one run by corporations who use toxic chemicals and unethical labor practices, OR one run by people who use their purchasing power to support ethical businesses. There are … Continue reading 5 Brands I’m Boycotting (And Why You Should Too)
Until fairly recently, I actually had no idea how many different toxic chemicals were lurking in my beauty and personal care products. Why would companies put known carcinogens in my skincare products? Doesn’t the FDA regulate the ingredients that go into cosmetics? Yeah...no. Under U.S. law, cosmetic products and ingredients, except color additives, do not … Continue reading 5 Clean Body and Hair Care Swaps
This year I made a conscious effort to purchase gifts that are more ethical and sustainable. Not all the Christmas gifts I gave fit these categories, but in past years, I never even considered whether the gifts I bought for loved ones were ethical. Rather than overhauling my lifestyle overnight and burning out after a … Continue reading Ethical Gifts I Gave this Year