Cleaning with Clary and Clarity

  Ever since this whole coronavirus thing hit headlines, I have had an insatiable desire to clean and purge every single thing in our house…hoping not to get sick…(We have also spent lots of our time organizing every inch of our house…perhaps I’ll write more about that later) But at the same time, I wantContinue reading “Cleaning with Clary and Clarity”

Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#4

1. Queen Helene Availability…Albertson’s Focus…famous for their Mint Julep Masque Founded…in 1930 Ingredients… ingredients like cocoa butter which is rich with vitamins and natural emollient properties, pomegranate oil for its antioxidant protection against the skin-aging effects of environment, and essential oils to help relax tired muscles and ease tension Mission…to provide a full line ofContinue reading “Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#4”

Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#3

  1.  Nourish Organics Founded…as the very first line of chemical-free, environmentally friendly skincare products…the first beauty company to ever work with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create a collection of products that were certified organic under the same strict standards used by the USDA uses to certify food Mission…to create productsContinue reading “Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#3”

Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#1

Not only are there more and more cruelty-free natural and organic cosmetic companies being started these days…but also a slew of cruelty-free natural and organic body and skin care companies popping up. These products-which are good replacements for brands that test on animals…including Aveeno, Garnier, Olay, Neutrogena, and St. Ives…can more easily be found andContinue reading “Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#1”

Skin and Tonic

Essential oils have been used in beauty rituals way back in “ancient times” and are still found in many skincare products…for everything from dry skin to the signs of aging…especially as  alternatives to skincare products that contain processed ingredients, harsh chemicals, and lots of other ingredients that any normal person has trouble pronouncing, much lessContinue reading “Skin and Tonic”

Corn…The Why

As we have been climbing our way slowly up the raw foods pyramid, we honestly should be talking about leafy greens still at this point…but I got sidetracked on smoothies…which got me sidetracks on the health benefits of particular kinds of smoothies…landing me right now on the topic of antioxidants and which foods offer theContinue reading “Corn…The Why”

Saving Money on Body Care, Skincare, and Cosmetics–Things to Know

Makeup, skincare products, haircare products, and everything else it takes to make you look good at the next Ole Miss game can add up to a pretty hefty sum… But are there actual tried-and-true ways to save money on those products you actually do use and love…and not waste money on products you will neverContinue reading “Saving Money on Body Care, Skincare, and Cosmetics–Things to Know”

Pumpkins…The Why

Not only does pumpkin make such awesome treats to eat and enjoy, pumpkin can also be enjoyed as a treat to help you feel pampered and relaxed. Why should you consider using pumpkin in your “beauty routine” in the first place? Pumpkin is packed with vitamins—such as vatima B, vitamin C, and vitamin E… asContinue reading “Pumpkins…The Why”

Vegan OTBC Face Masks

Face masks are a great addition to any skincare regimen. They can help keep your skin clear and healthy, and help you unwind after a long day.   And doing a face mask while you are already in the shower is great because the steam from the shower opens your pores and allows the nutrients and vitaminsContinue reading “Vegan OTBC Face Masks”

As Warm As Toast

One of my original goals when I began this blog was to discover ways to create and enjoy more of a “natural” lifestyle… But after I started this blog, my husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes… So my focus changed from creating a more natural lifestyle to helping him learn how to cope withContinue reading “As Warm As Toast”