Brush With Bamboo Toothbrush

low impact/low 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…

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…

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…

Bulbs of garlic

garlic tea

Feeling under the weather? No worries – garlic tea to the rescue! Sounds atrocious, huh? I know, I know – but hear me out. It's tastes a-ok – and more importantly – it works to cure your ailments! Garlic is well-known for its numerous health benefits – from its antibacterial and anti fungal properties to its…

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…

LemonBalmLavenderTea

lavender + lemon balm iced tea

Looking for ways to stay cool as the temperatures rise? Yeah, me too. Admittedly, I'm kinda bad at staying hydrated in the heat, but this herbal, caffeine-free iced tea is just too delicious NOT to drink. So if you love the scent of lemon and lavender – who doesn't – this might become your favorite…

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…

peppercorns in wooden spoon

black peppercorn and ginger tea

Tired of combatting a sore throat with unpleasant tasting cough syrup and who-knows-what-these-ingredients-are cough drops? Looking for an all-natural throat soothing tea? Well, you stumbled upon the right blog, frannnnd. This generations-old Ayurvedic (a 5000+ year-old system of natural healing with roots in India) tea hits the spot, and it’s easy to make! Black peppercorns –…

orange eucalyptus shower melts

orange + eucalyptus shower melts

Ready for the easiest, most satisfying DIY ever? Covet a spa-like shower experience? I have just the thing for you: shower melts!  What in the world is a shower melt?! It's the shower's answer to the bath bomb. While this recipe may not have glitter or rainbows, it sure does have some magic. via GIPHY…

fig and yarrow cleanser and serum

first impression: fig + yarrow foaming cream cleanser and facial serum

I popped into Target this weekend in hopes of finding a new cleanser and serum and stopped in my tracks when I saw these beauties: The Fig + Yarrow foaming cream cleanser and facial serum.  I’m so, SO happy to see more green brands at Target. I’ve loved the Fig + Yarrow coffee cardamom body…