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…

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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…

Beet Root Powder

beet root powder

With all the synthetic, and possibly toxic and carcinogenic, dyes and colorants in makeup and skincare products, it's no wonder folks are revisiting natural dyes. Beets are not only healthy, but also great for DIY green beauty and green skincare. I use beet root powder for all sorts of projects, ranging from lip scrub to…

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…

Brush With Bamboo Toothbrush

zero waste swap: brush with bamboo toothbrush

With several billions of plastic toothbrushes finding their way to landfills and oceans every year, it's no wonder that plastic is at the center of our environmental crisis. According to National Geographic:  "Of the 8.3 billion metric tons [of plastic] that has been produced, 6.3 billion metric tons has become plastic waste. Of that, only…

Mejuri Olive Leaf Ring

mejuri olive leaf ring

Ahhhh — don't hate me, but this is too cute NOT to share! I wait for months to buy this lil vermeil charmer, and I can unequivocally say that it was worth the wait. This ring is so feminine! DROOL. It's ethically handcrafted in vermeil —a thick 18k gold layer on sterling silver. It doesn’t tarnish…

Mejuri Sapphire Choker

mejuri sapphire choker

I've been on the market for a dainty necklace, and I stumbled upon this adorable choker from Mejuri! If you couldn't guess, I'm absolutely mad for it! Mejuri is a jewelry company whose commitment to ethical practices and outstanding craftsmanship is nothing less than drool-worthy. With the belief that everyone deserves a little dose of…