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why green beauty

I imagine you've stumbled upon this blog post because you, too, are interested in green beauty. Perhaps you're new to green beauty or perhaps you're a long-time consumer in this vertical! Deciding to venture into green beauty/green skincare is a personal decision, and I think education — as opposed to fear mongering — is the…

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Bottle of Jiya Beauty Earth Aroma Mist and bottle of Jiya Beauty Sky Body Oil on black background adjacent to ring dish with 3 rings

review: jiya beauty sky body oil and earth aroma mist

I have been a patron of Jiya Beauty for a few years now, purchasing their nourishing body oil (read my review) and Ayurvedic hair oil many, many times over. When Aarti Gala, the founder of Jiya Beauty, graciously sent me a few of her other products to try, I was thrilled! Borne out of a…

Tazeka Aromatherapy Rollerballs

review: tazeka aromatherapy oils

When I first stumbled upon Tazeka Aromatherapy on Instagram, I was blown away by their brand vision, gorgeous packaging, and complex, elegant blends. Created by Zena Hallam, a certified aromatherapist, reflexologist, and modern day alchemist, Tazeka was borne out of a desire to provide transformative, healing experiences for people through aromatherapy. Says Zena, “I think natural…

Olikalife Birdie in Hand

review: olika hand sanitizer

This little Birdie forgot to fly south for the winter, and I’m so glad he did! I mean look at him — he’s the cutest. Olika generously gave me the opportunity to try their all-natural hand sanitizer, and I’m in love. As effective as it is cute, Birdie uses only high-quality natural ingredients. The consistency…

Khus Khus body wax and face serum

review: beauty heroes and khus + khus bleu body wax and sans age face serum

Truth be told, I've always been a bit skeptical of subscription boxes — most of them seem underwhelming. I can safely say that is NOT the case with Beauty Heroes. After watching and reading reviews about this service for over a year, I finally took the plunge and purchased a 3 month subscription. Yes, it’s…

Pacha Whipped Soap and Scrub

review: pacha whipped soap + scrub

When I first saw this product on the shelf of my local Whole Foods, I thought "whipped soap...what the heck...that's so weird?!" One thing's for sure...I simply couldn't walk away. I'm glad I didn't because weird turned out to be wonderful. I purchased the honeysuckle rose scent, which has a mildly sweet aroma. The rose…

Rice

rice beauty hacks

Rice! It's delicious and nutritious, but did you know it's a tried-and-true beauty staple? Used in Asian beauty routines for centuries, rice is as gentle as it is effective. I use rice in my DIY beauty hacks because beyond its myriad benefits, it's also cost-effective. I admit that green beauty can come with a hefty…