Odacite Bioactive Rose Gommage black jar on marble tray on wooden counter

review: odacité bioactive rose gommage

I recently had the pleasure of winning a generous giveaway from Odacité. Their newest product, the Bioactive Rose Gommage, quickly found its way to my doorstep, and I was overwhelmed with excitement. Performance: Simply put (and at the risk of sounding trite), I loveeeee it. A French spa favorite, a gommage is a resurfacing treatment that…

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Glass jar of Taui balm on a white tray

review: taui egyptian skin balm

I love having a bee product-based multipurpose balm in my shelf to take care of everything from cuts and scrapes to serving as an eye cream when I’m feeling lazy. Over the past several years, I’ve tried Egyptian Magic, Worker B Cream, Medicine Mama’s Sweet Bee Magic, and Taos Honeybee Balm—to name a few! I…

Facial oil bottle on dark background with eucalyptus leaves

review: la coéss revitalisé organic face oil

Lovely Sophie, the co-founder of La Coéss, reached out to me via Instagram and very kindly sent me her gorgeous product a few weeks ago. The brand's story is captivating, to say the least. According to their website, the founders embarked on an “8 years and 3 months long quest testing 312 different ingredients around…

miron glass bottle of alteya organics rose water on dark background with pink roses in the background

5 ways to use alteya organics rose water

You know how there are just some products you purchase and repurchase without a second thought? This rose water from Alteya Organics is one of them for me! Rose water has long been a darling of many beauty routines—mine included—and it’s no wonder: rose water has a laundry-list of benefits from helping to balance skin's…

Two amber bottles of Sahajan Skincare products

review: sahajan

When Sahajan's founder, Lisa Mattam, reached out and asked if I'd be interested in trying her products, I jumped at the chance! I'd been watching this brand for a few years now but had yet to try their products. Sahajan, the Hindi word for intuitive, is based on 5,000-year-old Indian mind-body practice called Ayurveda. This…

Bar soap on bamboo dish

plastic-free, low-waste shower routine

Gahhhh, I’m so bad with posting consistently…so, hai! As some of you may know from my previous posts, I’m making my way towards a plastic-free bathroom and wanted to share my current shower routine. I only wash my hair once or twice a week (and am still working through a plastic bottle of conditioner—forgive me!),…

brown paper covered gift box with black and gold ribbon

2018 minimalist gift guide

Overwhelmed by the frenzied buying bonanza that marks the holiday season? Me too. And while the term "minimalism" has gotten a bit of a bad rap lately, living minimally doesn't mean you have to go without; to me, it means living and consuming sensibly. I disagree with shopping for shopping's sake, but I recognize that…

Black bottles of beauty products with flowers behind them

review: ranavat botanics

It’s been a while since I’ve been floored by a brand, and I have to say, Ranavat Botanics might be one of my 2018 favorites! Borne out of a love for sharing ancient family traditions, Ranavat Botanics founder, Michelle Ranavat, does an inspiring job of incorporating traditional Ayurvedic ingredients into her refreshingly modern formulations. Michelle takes…

black background with natural fiber dry body brush in foreground

review: dry brushing with the yerba prima tampico body brush

I had SUCH a case of the Mondays today. What I have planned for tomorrow is a hot shower and a good dry brushing. I’ve been dry brushing for about a couple of years now, and I can say, it’s a better wake up call than coffee. I’m pleasantly surprised at how it gets my…

dripping spoon of raw honey

raw honey mask

I always love to revisit kitchen ingredients for my skincare. Enter raw honey from a local apiary — honey that’s unprocessed and straight from the hive. Rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients, raw honey exhibits antibacterial and antifungal properties, helps heal acne, and can even help with hyperpigmentation. When I first started using honey on my…