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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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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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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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By Nieves “C” Perfect Skin Review & Giveaway

May 22, 2012

I was immediately drawn to By Nieves handmade natural body care products and was equally intrigued by her story. Born by candlelight on the Canary Island of La Palma to vagabond parents, Nieves doesn’t remember hitchhiking across Europe as a baby – but her nomadic youth is unforgettable. For the better part of her childhood, Nieves traveled the West Coast of California with pack donkeys alongside her father, a folk musician and renegade intellectual. Because of her upbringing in the counterculture, she…

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