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May Lindstrom Skin | The Youth Dew & The Jasmine Garden

October 4, 2016

Last month I wrote about being the lucky winner of an amazing (seriously, amazing) green beauty giveaway. As a mother, birth doula and lactation counselor, I often take care of others but don’t always practice self-care, so it really couldn’t have come at a better time. Receiving these treasures inspired me to take some space and time to nourish my mind, body and senses. Some people asked me to share my experiences with these products so as I use them over the next few months,…

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Homemade Apple Spice Sugar Scrub

August 22, 2016

Homemade sugar scrubs are easy to make, require a few simple ingredients, and make lovely gifts. I especially enjoy them in the cooler months to exfoliate and moisturize dry skin. This Apple Spice Sugar Scrub smells good enough to eat — and it is, because only natural ingredients are used. The warming spices are quintessentially Fall and bring about feelings of comfort. Did you know that chamomile, which is known for its soothing nature, smells just like apples? The kids and I had so much fun making…

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MAHALO Rare Indigo Beauty Balm

August 17, 2016

I’m grateful to have won such incredible green beauty products in an Instagram giveaway last month. I’ve started using them and have felt so pampered! I’m passionate about green beauty and will be sharing my experiences with these treasures over the coming months. First up, is the Rare Indigo beauty balm from Mahalo Skin Care. Between the fires and smog, the air quality in LA this summer has been horrible, wreaking havoc on my sensitive skin. It became congested, dull…

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Little Coyuchi Review & Giveaway

March 27, 2016

I’m excited to start off the week with a fresh new review and giveaway that you don’t want to miss! To celebrate the launch of Little Coyuchi, a new line of 100% organic cotton baby and children’s bedding, bath and gifts, we were sent a jersey sheet set for Judah which couldn’t have come at a better time. My California boy is going through a phase and all he wants to wear are relaxed t-shirts and cozy pants. The first thing he…

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Grace Green Beauty Review & Giveaway

December 7, 2015

‘Tis the season for dry, itchy, dull skin! If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you know I’m particular about what I put in or on my body. Skin is the largest organ in our bodies, absorbing 60% of what touches it– that’s more than we absorb through ingesting. I have yet to find a good body moisturizer that meets my standards for safety and that I like, so I was intrigued when Grace Green Beauty reached out to see…

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Soft Star Shoes Review & Giveaway

October 12, 2015

Our kids go barefoot most of the time but when they wear shoes, we like a minimalist design with a low profile which promotes natural foot movement and healthy foot development. I first discovered Soft Star shoes when Judah was a baby. They contain no toxic chemicals, dyes, or pollutants – only natural materials are used in these handmade kicks. Soft Star is also one of the most environmentally and socially responsible companies out there. The Child Sandal was a perfect summer shoe and the Vegan Hotcake moccasins became a…

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Natural Deodorant Round Up

September 3, 2015

I never used deodorant until becoming pregnant and breastfeeding. With these hormonal factors at play + chasing around two kids + schlepping around in the So Cal sun, it’s become a necessity.  But trying to find a natural deo that doesn’t smell like a youth hostel, irritate my sensitive skin and actually works is enough to break a sweat! I took the guesswork out of it for you by researching and personally testing natural deodorants and then narrowing them down to…

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DIY Vanilla Mint Honey Body Scrub

September 21, 2013

The change of seasons always affects my skin. While summer air is more humid and moisture-rich, the cold, dry air in fall and winter leaves our skin dehydrated, flaky and rough. This body scrub recipe from Mountain Rose Herbs is simple to make and leaves skin glowing and feeling lightly refreshed. The soft vanilla bean kisses your skin with a hint of fragrance and luxurious honey helps to moisturize, nourish, and protect the skin with its antioxidant, antimicrobial, and humectant properties. This scrub…

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Non Toxic Shop™ Synergy Skin Care Review & Giveaway

September 12, 2012

Many companies with “natural” products on the market today focus on telling you what toxic ingredients they don’t contain, instead of revealing the toxic ingredients they do contain.  This is known as greenwashing.  For example, some companies will label their products paraben-free but use an alternative preservative such as phenoxyethanol which is almost as toxic as using parabens! The best way to ensure you are purchasing truly non-toxic cosmetics and skin care products is by visiting the Environmental Working Group’s Skin…

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Daughters of the Revolution Giveaway

June 9, 2012

Local designer and mother, Emily Cadenhead, creates beautiful, flowy, feminine dresses for her sustainable clothing line Daughters of the Revolution. The family run team works on a micro-level to carefully select ethically and environmentally responsible techniques for their garments which are a combination of organic fabrics, natural fibers and silks that are dipped in chemical-free vegetable dyes. Most of their sequins and beadwork are also made of recycled materials. Emily created this clothing line to evoke the sensibility of freedom, nature, love, and femininity that…

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