Healthy Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Looking for a healthy spin on your gifts this year?  Look no further!  Here are my favorite healthy-focused (mind and body) products to get your holiday gift planning started. Children NogginStik – This is the best baby rattle you’ve never heard of!  This developmentally-friendly rattle does it all; lights up with different colors, has a soft […]


Why I Ditch My Old Makeup and Why You Should Too

Over the weekend I did my annual purge of expired makeup and skincare products. If this isn’t currently something you do, I highly encourage you to start! Not only does it inevitably result in an overall clean out of your bathroom (BONUS!), but your skin will thank you – trust me. What’s the big deal […]

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Sea Salt for Beauty

What’s in a grain of salt?  What if I told you the power to naturally rejuvenate your skin?  I know that is a big statement, let me explain. I’m always on the hunt for the next big skincare solution and get downright giddy when that miracle ingredient can be found in a grocery store.  Not all […]

Bronner Castile Soap

Dr. Bronner, Magic Soap, and the Moral ABC

It is no coincidence that Dr. Bronner castile soap is often referred to as magic soap!  With an endless amount of uses, non-toxic ingredients, and a wide variety of safe scents, this soap should be a staple in every home. An Interesting History Have you ever taken a close look at your Dr. Bronner product […]

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil: The Beauty Edition

So you’ve purchased a giant tub of coconut oil, now what are you going to do with it? Coconut oil continues to be one of the most versatile products out there – being safe enough to eat and beneficial enough for every day use in everything from beauty to household products.  This post will focus […]

The Nitty Gritty on Natural Deodorants

I won’t tell you which natural deodorant to buy, but I will urge you to buy one.   Do you ever think about the fact that your skin is your body’s largest organ?  What you put on the skin is being absorbed into your body and limiting the amounts of harmful chemical exposure is important. […]

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#ToxicTuesday – Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate

Repeat after me: SLS-Free is the way it should be…SLS-Free is the way it should be! What Is Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate (SLS)? SLS is a common emulsifier and foaming agent used in the cosmetics industry.  The majority of mainstream body washes, shampoos, toothpastes, and soaps contain SLS.  SLS is essentially what makes your shampoo get […]

Bugs are Back in Business

I’m incredibly excited to bring you my first co-collaborated post with guest blogger, Dr. Frenchy, PhD – essential oil extraordinaire! Warmer weather is here and that means ticks, mosquitos, and whatever bugs are already nipping at my ankles, are out!  I am one of those people that gets bit to shreds, and let me tell you, […]

My Sunscreen Arsenal

It’s going to be a beautiful day and we’re headed off to the inner harbor to spend some time outside and maybe see some fish at the aquarium. Since you’ll probably need it today, I thought this would be a good day to show you my arsenal of sunscreens!  I will give my recommendations in […]

Sunscreen Face-Off: Chemical vs. Physical

I would hope that these days we are all fully on board with the fact that we need sunscreen – not just for a day at the beach or pool, but every single day.  Ultraviolet (UV) rays are going strong no matter what time of year and daily sun protection is key for keeping your […]