Jar of Live Botanical body scrub on wooden board with black background

review: live botanical lavender and cocao body polish

I've been eyeing the brand Live Botanical for several months now, and I finally decided to take the plunge! In my effort to streamline my consumption this year, my bath routine has consisted of a bar of Good soap and a jar of She Plants Love body butter. While I love using a dry brush…

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

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…

Bottle of Province Apothecary Lover's Oil on wooden dresser next to clear glass lamp.

review: province apothecary lover’s oil

I've seen Province Apothecary in stores for several years now but just haven't reached to purchase any of their products. I recently had the opportunity to try their lover's oil via an Instagram giveaway, and I must say, it's a great introduction into the brand! After struggling for years with allergies and eczema, Province Apothecary’s…

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…

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…

several bars of soap in different colors

review: good soap by alaffia

Truth be told, I spend more time in the beauty section of Whole Foods than any other section in the supermarket. I've been on a bar soap kick lately, and the Good Soap display was staring me in the face. You know how this ends. And as it turns out, this is an affordable and…

pink rose

green beauty skin care starter kit

Getting started with green beauty can be daunting, particularly with all that is currently available on the market. My journey started in 2002 — although I’ve only been documenting my green beauty adventures on this blog since 2016 — and needless to say, I’ve been through quite a bit of trial and error to figure…

An opened jar of Vapour Velvet Lip Gloss

review: vapour organic beauty velvet lip gloss

I’ll admit it — I’m not a gloss girl, but Vapour Organic Beauty gave me the chance to try their velvet gloss to see if I would change my mind. Guess what? It’s glossy but not offensively glossy. 😂 Long-wearing with a luscious texture, its scent makes me nostalgic for the Lip Smackers of my…

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…