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5 Eco-Friendly Holiday Tips

Eco, General
eco-friendly holiday

The holidays are such an important time to consider our impact on the environment. In the US, annual trash from gift wrap and shopping bags totals 4 million tons! That is a shocking statistic and something I am trying to be more mindful of this year. Read more holiday statistics HERE. These are some of my favorite ways we can still enjoy the season and have a very merry eco-friendly holiday this year: 1. Get creative with gift wrap. Consider reusing…

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Easy Bath Salts Recipe

General, Parenting, Safe makeup and skin care
Easy Bath Salts

Please help me welcome Katie, from Delightfully Frazzled as my guest poster today. Katie Davis is a wife and mother of two munchkin boys (and a spoiled cat). She created and writes for the blog Delightfully Frazzled, where she shares her chaotic and joyous adventures of young motherhood. She enjoys Netflix documentaries, making up new recipes, crafting, people-watching, anime, and anything theatre. Without further ado, here is her easy to make bath salts recipe.  Wake up (to screaming, usually). Change some diapers.…

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Beautycounter: My Review

Safe makeup and skin care
Beautycounter review

Did you know that the United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1983? That is alarming to me and hopefully for you as well. This is one of the things Beautycounter is working to change by advocating for cosmetic reform. They are a company which is dedicated to educating consumers to the dangers of toxic chemical exposure through skincare and cosmetic products. Not only do they…

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Green Beauty Black Friday Deals

General, Safe makeup and skin care
Safe Skin Care and Makeup Specials

So many of my favorite green beauty brands are having amazing sales starting Black Friday. Safe makeup and skin care make great Christmas gifts. Hop on over and take advantage of these great deals. Buy some beauty products for yourself or let your significant other know what you want this holiday season. I know I will be taking advantage. Root I have mentioned how I love Root eye shadow and Pretty Balm in past articles HERE and HERE. They are…

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Easy Holiday Sugar Scrub Recipe

Safe makeup and skin care
Easy Holiday Sugar Scrub Recipe

I am excited to introduce my guest poster today, Ren. Ren Ziel is an herbalist, serial tea drinker, earth mama, yoga enthusiast, keeper of the green, and self-proclaimed hedge witch. She’s been in the business of herbs since she was a wee one with plans to continue well into old age. You can usually find her playing in nature with her 10 month old, gardening, or making herbal remedies. Without further ado, here is her easy holiday sugar scrub recipe. …

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