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…

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…

Khus Khus body wax and face serum

review: beauty heroes and khus + khus bleu body wax and sans age face serum

Truth be told, I've always been a bit skeptical of subscription boxes — most of them seem underwhelming. I can safely say that is NOT the case with Beauty Heroes. After watching and reading reviews about this service for over a year, I finally took the plunge and purchased a 3 month subscription. Yes, it’s…

Pacha Whipped Soap and Scrub

review: pacha whipped soap + scrub

When I first saw this product on the shelf of my local Whole Foods, I thought "whipped soap...what the heck...that's so weird?!" One thing's for sure...I simply couldn't walk away. I'm glad I didn't because weird turned out to be wonderful. I purchased the honeysuckle rose scent, which has a mildly sweet aroma. The rose…

OYL Body Butter

review: oy-l body butter

I was recently introduced to OY-L, an up-and-coming green beauty brand, via Instagram. Initially enamored by beautiful their packaging, I soon realized there was so much more to love! Living up to their tagline — Beauty Without Secrets — their plant-derived formulations are preservative, paraben, and mineral oil free. Offering a lean and luxurious 10-product skin…

Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel

thayer’s cucumber aloe witch hazel

Ok, I'll admit it — I'm a sucker for a bargain, especially a beauty bargain. Don't you feel like you've just won the lottery when you've stumbled upon an affordable, effective, and multipurpose beauty goodie? via GIPHY Well, witch hazel is a beauty bargain for the ages! Witch hazel is a plant whose leaves, bark, and twigs…

Schmidts Natural Deodorant

review: schmidt’s natural deodorant

I know what you’re thinking — natural deodorant? Will that stuff actually work? Are there any palatable scents available? My journey to find a natural deodorant started several years ago, because I wanted to be more cognizant of the ingredients I put on and in my body. I tried Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant when it was…

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…