Beauty

Getting the Yuck out!

Many (if not most) of my close friends and family know I have been on a mission since just before my second son was born 2 years ago to get the unhealthy, nastiness out of our home. Of course it started with me and my kids, then my hubby with our diet and nutrition. We still sometimes slip up–we are human and have been Americanized (as I like to call it) to love processed foods–but we try to jump right back in. Next up is/was the products that go ON our bodies, not just IN them. Why?

Our skin is the largest organ on/in our body. It absorbs everything you put on it. So when toxins and chemicals are in your lotions, sunscreens, facial wash, shampoo, etc it is getting into your body. Yes, it is. So I finally found a company{Beautycounter} I love that has the mission to change the face of this industry. (more…)

Hair Detox? Really?

Ok, obviously I’m on an all-natural, cleansing binge. Yes, I am. I’ll be honest: before you read this, I have not personally done this one yet. I am a little bit, yes, nervous to ditch my regular ole shampoo and say hello to all-natural-no-chemicals-again for my hair. As good as it truly is, being a woman I am sure you other women understand that your hair, well, it’s your hair!! Doesn’t every woman want great hair? I mean sure, if you break out a little from the oil cleansing and such, everyone forgives and understands skin outbreaks. But hair? Oh my gosh. The thought.

Then I remembered: Your natural self is more attractive than something chemically or artificially created. (more…)

Skin Love.

ImageOk, I know I’m REALLY bad at this blogging thing, huh? {face palm}. Well, here I am so….applause please.

I have been making my own skin cleanser for about a month now and I seriously am loving it. I have normal/oily T-zone skin and this concoction is awesome. It is also awesome for dry and aging skin. I have been researching and reading all about oil cleansing and…I’M HOOKED! It is the best cleaner I have used, hands down. AND, it detoxes your skin of chemicals you have used over the years. It might take a bit, which means you actually might break out because your  skin is detoxing. Don’t stop, just keep using it. Your skin is actually thanking  you! (more…)