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…#2

  ¬† 1. Desert Essence Availability…Whole Foods, Amazon, iHerb Focus… Founded…35 years ago Ingredients Mission…to bring you the results and peace of mind you deserve Price Range…$9 2. Ellovi Availability…Sephora, Nordstrom. Focus…healthy-looking, hydrated skin Ingredients…macadamia nut, coconut, marula nut, hemp seed, and shea…no synthetic ingredients, preservatives, parabens, or other secret ingredients. Mission…to make the bestContinue reading “Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#2”

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”

The Best Vegan OTBC Body Lotions and Creams

We all know the importance of choosing skincare, hair care, cosmetics, and almost any other household product in terms of not only trying to “save the Rainforest”… BUT does that mean that every product that we purchase from this moment forward will basically “suck” in comparison to every product that we have been using rightContinue reading “The Best Vegan OTBC Body Lotions and Creams”

Making the Switch to a “Cruelty-Free” Lifestyle (without making it cruel to you yourself)

Legally, laboratory animals form a special category of animals and are not currently protected from ordinary animal abuse and cruelty laws. But if enough of us speak up loudly enough, perhaps this fact could be changed.     Making positive changes and choices–one decision at a time, one individual at a time–always impacts more thanContinue reading “Making the Switch to a “Cruelty-Free” Lifestyle (without making it cruel to you yourself)”

It’s Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas

Hard to believe that Christmas is already here…again… Seems like just yesterday that¬† we were putting the tree up and taking it down…   Also hard to believe that I’m turning fifty next week also…but more on that later…   Anyway, I recently sat down to start thinking about what to get my three daughtersContinue reading “It’s Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas”

Cruelty-Free and Minimalistic Makeup for Fall

I admit, I’m definitely not a makeup artist or fashionista, but I am a woman from Mississippi… And being a woman from Mississippi, there are two things that all of us, or at least all of us that were born in my generation in my neck of the woods were expected to learn… First ofContinue reading “Cruelty-Free and Minimalistic Makeup for Fall”

What’s In My…School Backpack of Our “Resident Four Year Old”

Today the “resident four year old” starts pre-k for the fall…a moment that any fifty year old chasing a four year old 24/7 looks forward to all summer long. I imagine that I will drop him off and then come home and sleep until it’s time to pick him back up…I’ll let you know… SoContinue reading “What’s In My…School Backpack of Our “Resident Four Year Old””

Vegan Hair and Skin Care Ideas for Using The Rest of Your Avocados

Okay, so now we’ve covered about twenty different ways to incorporate avocados into your daily diet, the reasons why you should add avocados to your family grocery list, and the choosing and care of avocados… But wait…that’s not all…   Avocados and Skin Care…Avocados are good for your skin. Avocados are rich in nutrients—such asContinue reading “Vegan Hair and Skin Care Ideas for Using The Rest of Your Avocados”

Avocados—The Even More “How”

Guacamole…Guacamole, that traditional Mexican and Central American dip that we are all so familiar with, and that I could eat by the gallons, is another way to incorporate avocado in your diet. Here’s a great recipe to try…Vegetarian Guacamole Recipe by Jamie Oliver   Meals…For my non-vegan readers, avocados can be great meal starters. FillContinue reading “Avocados—The Even More “How””