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Using our Products During Pregnancy – Is it Safe?
I get asked quite a bit about whether our products are safe to use during pregnancy because they contain essential oils. It is a valid concern because components of essential oils get absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin and can easily pass through the placenta to the developing fetus. The question is whether these […]

How the Beauty Industry Can Change the World
So I want to share what I took from my little jaunt to New York (besides the fact that it is an awesome city with genuine, kind people). It was a whirlwind trip and I can only describe it as a surreal ‘how did I get here?’ moment. I still don’t know how I was […]

Ancient Beauty Secrets
Click HERE for my latest article in EcoParent Magazine about skin care ingredients that have been used around the world for thousands of years. The age of petroleum skin care has only been in the last 100 years and hopefully it is drawing to a close and we can all go back to our natural roots of […]

Be Gone Stagnant Winter Air! let essential oils purify your life
The absolute best way to purify air in the winter is through aromatherapy (as in the use of essential oils, not to be confused with the misused marketing term of smelling stuff). Air gets stagnant and polluted in indoor spaces and this is one of the reasons why there is so much illness this time […]

Before You Head South This Winter, Make Sure You Don’t Kill Coral Reef With Your Sunscreen
If you’re going south this year, something to think about is your sunscreen. The ingredient Oxybenzone is a very common chemical found in many products, even some natural brands. It is so common that it is found in 97% of Americans according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is easily absorbed through […]

Myths that I hear about Rosehip Oil
Myth: Rosehip oil causes your skin to be more sensitive to the sun i.e. it’s phototoxic Fact: There are absolutely no studies that indicate this. The confusion may be because rosehip oil contains a natural retinoid (vitamin A) so some would assume that it would have the same characteristics as isolated, synthetic versions such as […]

Top 5 Things That Will Age Your Skin Prematurely
1. Stress – When you get stressed out or anxious, it raises your cortisol levels (a hormone produced by the adrenal glands). This causes inflammation in your body and can tax your skin. Not to mention the fact that when you are worrying about something, you are likely scrunching up your face or frowning, which […]

Before you go on that tropical vacation…
Quite a few of us are escaping to a tropical locations this winter so I want to warn you about something someone just wrote me about. I was told that a woman severely damaged her skin when she was in Mexico by getting lime juice on her hands and by using an eye cream that […]

DIY your Christmas with Simple Bath and Body Recipes
I am a big believer in the DIY Christmas – gifts, decorations and treats! The reason for this is that is takes some financial pressure off of people and doesn’t involve the massive consumerism that has besieged what could be such a quaint, simple time. It makes the holiday so sweet and special and most […]

Make your own lip balm!
I get obsessed with keeping my lips moisturized this time of year and I buy lip balm basically every time I see one. I’m never really satisfied but I recently bought one that was terrible. It was a natural formula with SPF. I didn’t read the ingredients before purchasing but they put a bunch of […]

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