moringa

Moringa oil is all the rage in green beauty lately, and that brings a smile to my face. Why? Because it reminds me of the beautiful Moringa tree that grew in my grandmother’s backyard in India. Rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants, Moringa is fantastic for healthy skin and hair. It’s also a nutritional powerhouse, containing…

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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…

Row of okra

okra hair and face mask

It’s Food on Your Face Friday! Is that a thing? Let’s make it a thing! Who am I kidding — I’m willing to put food on my face any day of the week, especially when it’s as nutritionally rich as okra. Jam-packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, and thiamine, okra offers a number of…

zero waste swap: widu wooden hair brush

A few weeks ago, my trusty, 10-year-old hair brush broke, and I was expectedly disappointed and unwilling to let go. With much hesitation and after a brief period of mourning (I jest…😆), I welcomed the Widu hair brush into my life, and I’m so glad I did! I have thick, dry curly/wavy hair that I…

andalou naturals hair care

review: andalou naturals hair care – 1000 roses color care and exotic marula oil silky smooth lines

Oh, hey there! Looking for a new, green hair care routine? Well, I have some deets on some goods from one of my favorite green beauty brands: Andalou Naturals. I've (happily and loyally) used their Moisture Rich Argan Oil & Shea hair care line for 5+ years; I meannnnn, you step out of the shower…

auromere tulsi spice shampoo bar

review: auromere tulsi spice shampoo bar

Peeps – I think I’ve found my new favorite clarifying shampoo! This Ayurvedic shampoo bar from Auromere is fantastic for soooooo many reasons. With wonderfully nourishing ingredients like coconut oil, sunflower oil, neem oil, and tulsi oil, it cleans your hair without stripping it. I also love the shampoo’s soothing herbal scent, which is both…

neem oil

Neem oil! What the who? Derived from the fruits and seeds of the neem tree, a plant indigenous to the Indian subcontinent, neem oil is a long-kept Indian beauty/health secret. I remember my grandmother's neem tree and how often she'd use its leaves/oil for both cosmetic and medicinal purposes. Neem is jam-packed with fatty acids,…