Hi everyone! It's time for another guest post by Sarah Alden Ott all about her tips and tricks for switching over to a toxin-free lifestyle. Sarah is a wife, mom, speech language pathologist, and mindfulness guru. She runs her own health and wellness account on instagram @balancingmom_me. Check out her account for all the inspiration!… Continue reading GUEST POST: My Toxin Free Journey by Sarah Alden Ott
Happy, Monday! So let's just get to my confession.. I live off Amazon. Like, if I could buy every product online and never leave my house to get anything, I probably would (I'd say I'm like 95% there haha). Here are some of my absolute FAVORITE clean-living and toxin-free products from Amazon with all the… Continue reading Clean Beauty Essentials: AMAZON edition
I wasn't introduced to the world of facial steaming until I had my first facial. It always felt like a luxury that I could only experience at a spa, BUT.... I have found a way for you to enjoy it AT HOME! What is facial steaming and why is it so amazing?! Facial steaming is… Continue reading At-Home Facial Steam
Hi loves! I thought it'd be fun to feature different girls who have been on their own journey to living a non-toxic lifestyle. My hope is to inspire you and show you that YOU can do it, too! Our first guest post is by Liz Leone. Liz and I went to high school together! She… Continue reading GUEST POST: My Journey to Toxin Free Living
Hi loves! I've been sharing all about the new premium starter kit by Young Living that now includes valor & peace and calming (my favorites!) I thought it'd be helpful to post a video all about why I chose Young Living, why + how I use each oil, and how you can get started! If… Continue reading All about essential oils!
You guys asked for a hair tutorial of how I curl my hair so here you go! Here's a few important things to know before you watch the video: I use this 1.25 inch curling wand by Hot Tools. I like it because it gives me wider + looser curls instead of tight curls. I… Continue reading VIDEO: How I Curl My Hair!
Bow chicka wow wow. Where are my pet lovers?! Me! I grew up with 2 dogs + a cat as our family pets and I'm still working on convincing my husband to get a dog.. so anyone reading this, if you see my husband anytime in the future, please tell him we need a dog… Continue reading Pets + Oils.
Hi everyone! It's been a while since I made a makeup tutorial video. I wanted to show you my "no makeup" makeup look using mostly non-toxic products. This is the look I pretty much wear everyday to work and on the weekends when I'm running around. It still looks great but doesn't look like you're… Continue reading “No Makeup” Makeup Look (+ Non-toxic!)
It's a new year and that means it's time for new goals and resolutions! One of my resolutions this year is to read one new book a month. I love all genres of books, but my favorite genre this past year was personal growth/development books. Life happens. Last year was by far the hardest year… Continue reading My Favorite Personal Growth Books.
Before everyone panics, yes, I shave my face. And yes, I am obsessed with doing it. Girls shaving their face has a stigma to it, which I totally get because when I first heard of this, I was skeptical, too. But trust me, once you try it, you won't be able to go without it.… Continue reading Why + How I Shave My Face.
Hello, hello, hello! Today is Part 2 of my Clean Home Series. I'm talking all about my least favorite room to clean... the bathroom! In my first post about toxic cleaning products, I shared how I used to use every bleach product imaginable because I "thought" that was necessary to completely disinfect every surface, especially the… Continue reading Clean Home Series Part 3: The Bathroom.
Happy Black Friday, everyone! In honor of Young Living having a huge sale today, I wanted to do a post all about how to actually get started with essential oils! When I first started using oils, I was using not-so-great ones from stores that did absolutely nothing for me. When I started transitioning to non-toxic products, I… Continue reading How to get started with essential oils.
I've been on the hunt for a toxin-free lash serum and I've finally found one I love! This lash serum is super easy to make, cost-effective, and works! I also put some on my brows, too! All the ingredients below are amazing for hair growth and support! I put a drop or 2 of lavender… Continue reading DIY Lash Serum.
Can you believe it's almost November?! I can't. Seriously.. where did fall go? I've been meaning to do this video for awhile and finally got around to filming it for you guys! This is my fall non-toxic makeup look. All of the products I used are clean, toxin-free, amazing, and easy to find! You can watch the… Continue reading VIDEO: My Non-Toxic Fall Makeup Look!
Ahhh.. the kitchen. It's where I spend most of my time cooking eating. I love to cook, but I'm not one of those cute girls who wears an apron and makes cooking look easy. If I'm cooking, it's a super messy situation. I have multiple pots and pans on the stove, pieces of asparagus on… Continue reading Cleaning Series Part 2: The Kitchen.
Hi friends! Today is a guest post written by Nicole Baccaro. She has a fragrance allergy and wanted to share some super helpful info about fragrances and the different terms labeled on products. I hope you enjoy! Thanks, Nikki! ------------------------------------------------- I am allergic to the earth. No seriously, I am allergic to grass which covers… Continue reading Guest Post: Making Sense of Scents
I vividly remember cleaning our tub one day. I was home alone and I was cleaning it with bleach because (at that time) bleach was the highest cleaning power that could remove any and all nasty germs anywhere at anytime. But as I was cleaning, I remember it being hard to breathe. We didn't have a… Continue reading Clean Home Series: Part 1.
Hi friends! I was thinking what I should post about this week in the shower (that's where I do all my thinking basically) and I saw my body wash sitting there and thought duh... post about non-toxic body wash! So that's what I shall do. I'm giving you my 3 favorite toxin-free + clean body… Continue reading Scrub A Dub-Dub: Non-Toxic Body Wash
If there one's thing I'm sure of in life, it's that great eyebrows can completely transform your face from good to fabulous. I started filling in my brows probably about 3-4 years ago. I already have kind of thick brows, but I just like it so much better when they're "naturally" full and filled in… Continue reading Brows.
Happy DIY Thursday! Here's a super simple DIY Hand Soap using only 3 ingredients (+ water!). We used to buy "natural" hand soaps from the store, but turns out most of them aren't so "natural." This is a super easy and cheap way for us to make toxin-free soap for our house and we actually… Continue reading DIY Hand Soap
If there was a rehab group for candle addicts, I would have definitely been a member. When I tell you I was up obsessed with candles, I’m not lying. Every season (and day) brought a new opportunity to buy a new candle. Christmas wreath, pumpkin spice, springtime flowers, island ocean blue salt calm water candle...… Continue reading Candles + Carcinogens.
Happy DIY Thursday, friends! Today, I'm showing you an easy DIY lavender + coffee scrub that I use weekly and love! It's made with coffee, coconut oil, sugar, and lavender essential oil which are all fabulous for natural exfoliation, hydration, and skin support. The caffeine in coffee is great for skin firming (and apparently reducing… Continue reading DIY: Lavender + Coffee Body Scrub
Today is my first "guest post" by Nikki Baccaro, my cousin. When I first started this blog, my purpose was to center it around natural beauty. But since then, I've realized it's SO much more than that. It's not just about detoxing your beauty products, but about detoxing your life. Getting rid of things or… Continue reading GUEST POST: That Dreaded Job Search: Advice from a New Hire
Today I'm chatting about something super important: toothpaste. So much of our "beauty" comes from our smiles and we all know it's SO important to have good dental hygiene. We all want those clean pearly whites and good oral hygiene is a MUST - but as you know, toxins are everywhere, and they don't stop… Continue reading Toxin-free Toothpaste.
Happy, Wednesday everybody! Every morning in the shower, I think to myself "You need to post about your shampoo and conditioner." Well, this post is it guys! I have yet to post about anything hair-related yet! On this "toxin-free" journey, shampoo and conditioner have been hard to switch out because I loved my products before… Continue reading Non-toxic Shampoo + Conditioner
If there are 2 words that scared me the most when starting this journey, it was natural deodorant. I'm a huge deodorant fan (I mean, who isn't?) It's been there for me through thick and thin, through sweaty workouts and stressful meetings. Alright, wait.. I feel like I need to get personal here and tell you a… Continue reading Best Natural Deodorants
My skin has needed a little TLC the past few months. Between the harsh winter, hormonal breakouts, and just aging skin in general (eeek!), I've been looking for something extra to add to my skincare routine at night. That's where this DIY night serum comes in. 👍 I put this on my face before bed… Continue reading DIY Night Serum
Sunscreen is a funny thing. It protects you from skin cancer which is great, but it also has toxic ingredients that can be associated with cancer. Which is not so great. ☀️ Back in high school, I used to slather on some tanning oil, lay on the sand, and bake until I was super tan… Continue reading Toxin-Free Sunscreen
Essential oils were literally the foundation for my transition to toxin-free beauty. They were the first things I bought and it’s how I slowly started ditching products & replacing them with essential oils. I don't know how I survived before without them. Before I started using oils, I assumed they were these weird potions/a form… Continue reading How I Got Started with Essential Oils!
Well hello there! Let's chat about .. MAKEUP! If you know anything about me, you know how obsessed I am with makeup. When I started transitioning to cleaner, toxic free products this year, it was overwhelming. Some things like skincare and haircare I knew would be easy, but makeup?! I loved my makeup. Some [negative]… Continue reading VIDEO: Toxin-free makeup routine!
Skincare. It's probably my favorite thing. I've always tried to take care of my skin but now that I'm nearing 30 (eeeek!), I'm really trying to be proactive and super conservative about my skin. (AKA not baking in the sun for hours like I used to) I've simplified my skincare routine times 10000 over the… Continue reading Natural Morning Skincare Routine
I'm 100% convinced there is no better feeling in the world than taking off your makeup after a long day. I feel more relaxed now just thinking about it. Back in college, I used to fall asleep with my smoky eyeshadow and pounds of foundation on. But now, I can't fall asleep without taking my… Continue reading Natural Makeup Remover
If there's ONE thing you need to start transitioning to a clean beauty and lifestyle, it's the Think Dirty app. You know that feeling you had when restaurants started listing the calories in every meal and suddenly you're switching meals because you're frightened/overwhelmed/shocked by the calorie content in ONE salad?! Guys, that's how it was… Continue reading Think Dirty.
Happy Wednesday, everyone! This is Part 1of my series on toxins. I'm breaking down what toxins are, where they're found, and the scary things they can do to our bodies and health. Let's dive right in! According to the Environmental Working Group, the average person uses about 9 cosmetic products a day. 9?! I use… Continue reading The Journey Begins: Part 1