• Greenwashing – Finding The Truth Behind The Label

    From the FDA on labeling claims, “FDA does not require cosmetic labeling to have FDA approval before cosmetics go on the market, and FDA does not have a list of approved or accepted claims for cosmetics…..because the FDA does not have the authority to approve claims before cosmetics go on the market, you may see cosmetics with claims that go…

  • CHA CHA MATCHA LATTE

    As a born and raised Oregonian, I’ve always been a lover of coffee. I mean a true connoisseur, one thing about those of us from the great PNW is that we love our coffee and we love it made well. If you would have asked me a year ago, I would have said that there was no way I could,…

  • NON TOXIC CANDLES

    The candle industry is estimated to see over $2 billion in annual sales in the U.S. alone. candles can now be found in 7 out of 10 households, and 76% of candle buyers give candles as a gift for the holidays. So why is all of this important to note? Candles are also a major contributor to indoor air pollution.…

  • SELF TANNING PRODUCTS

    If you’re like me and avoid the sun like it’s your job, then this post is for you! I am always trying to maintain that lit-from-within glow without baking in the sun or in a tanning bed. These products are my top tried and true’s when it comes to self-tanning products, and I hope that in this list you will…

  • Petit Vour Beauty Box

    Petit Vour is an online retailer specializing in all things cruelty-free, curated by women who love beauty and animals. The PV Beauty Box is a luxury box known as the creme de la cruelty-free of non-toxic and plant-based beauty. Petit Vour was one of the very first beauty boxes that I subscribed to when I first started on my clean beauty…

  • HOW TO RECYCLE OLD MAKEUP

    While I am a major advocate for choosing better beauty and detoxing our home, I am also an advocate for living with less waste. Choosing to swap our health-harming products can leave us with a whole slew of containers, some even still full and unused. Our first instinct is probably to rinse them out and toss them in the trash…

  • 19 Ways To Live More Sustainably in 2019

    Living a less wasteful life and reducing our environmental impact is something that we can all work on. The luxury of convenience has caused our daily habits to be overcome by unnecessary plastic use. My goal, or resolution if you will for 2019 is to really look at the impact my lifestyle has on the environment and how I can…