I’m thrilled to tell you about a hair, skin, and body care brand that values people and the planet. Organic Savanna is social enterprise based in Kenya that empowers local women and their families through job creation, education programs, and vocational training. They use locally grown, organic ingredients to produce handmade products that benefit the … Continue reading Introducing Your New Favorite Sustainable Skincare Brand, Organic Savanna
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
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
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