*flash giveaway*! good news guys! i still have one #ecofriendly goody bag to giveaway for earth day from the south bay earth day! because i love the planet and want more people to switch to eco-friendly and non-toxic products, i’ve added even more goodies! one lucky winner will get a reusable goody bag thanks to @thinkchulavista with the following:
1 - reusable shopping bag
1 - reusable food container with utensils
1 - stainless steel water canteen
1 - led lightbulb
1 - night light
1 - 5 minute shower timer to promote shorter showers and reduced water usage
1 - $40 gift card to @sprouts
plus, these added bonus goodies:
1 - full-sized biodegradable and non-toxic dish soap from @gaianaturalproducts
1 - biodegradable bamboo toothbrush from @woobamboo
1 - set of non-toxic natural deodorants from @earthmamaorganics
1 - assorted pack of non-toxic, organic feminine products from @natracare
1 - eco-friendly sinkshroom drain hair catcher from @tubshroom
1 - all natural and eco-friendly shave foam from @eco_armour
1 - sample-sized non-toxic sunscreen from @goddessgarden
2 - skincare samples from @seedphytonutrients
1 - castile soap sample from @drbronner
not only are these companies quality, non-toxic and eco-friendly products, they support green initiatives and climate action! *this giveaway is not affiliated with the above mentioned brands, i am doing this on my own accord*
Some friday truth... sometimes i just get swallowed by intense anxious feelings, especially since becoming a mom. in the past i heavily relied on alcohol for stress & anxiety relief, but finally came to the realization that doing that truly made it so much worse.
i have healthier, natural coping strategies now that i turn to to help when i'm overwhelmed with these feelings. these include applying or diffusing essential oils, doing yoga and stretching, taking a detox bath or journaling, meditation and praying, and of course this... rescue remedy.
🌱rescue remedy contains five flower essences: rock rose to alleviate terror and panic, impatiens to mollify irritation and impatience, clematisstar of bethlehem to ease shock, and cherry plum to calm irrational thought.
i put a few drops on my tongue everyday and then again as needed for stressful moments as they come up.
how do you deal with stress and anxiety in healthy ways? would love to hear from you! #stress#anxiety#naturalremedies
I did a thing!! 💄
if you’ve been following for awhile, you know that i care a great deal about what we put in 🍋 and on 💄 our bodies. just today i spent two hours collecting research on ingredients in conventional cosmetics, because i’m putting together a free guide to help you prioritize making healthy changes to your food and products while keeping your sanity (coming sooooon! 🙌)!
anyway. i’ve been gradually introducing more natural makeup and other products into my life for a few years now. i know what works and what i like. and i have fallen in deep love with @beautycounter!
i resisted for awhile because the products seemed expensive, and i am not a big spender. 😬 however, i’ve decided that they are worth it, not only because of the quality, but also because of how far the products go. and they have great sales and ways to build credit, which my budget-conscious brain likes. 👍
also, i kept getting questions and comments about my makeup in insta stories, which totally cracks me up. i guess i need to do some tutorials? 😂
i also love how beautycounter is about safer beauty and education first. they set high standards, have a “never list” of over 1500 questionable or harmful ingredients, and take a huge stand in an industry that has not had a major federal law passed to regulate safety of ingredients since 1938.
for all these reasons and more, i’ve decided to join bc as a consultant. this does not mean that i will only talk about their products, because there are other companies that i love as well. ❤️ but if you would like to tag along with me for more information, updates, sales, and giveaways, simply head to the link in my profile to jump on my email list, or shop my link! promise i won’t spam ya. i just like to know about great deals! 🤗
In honor of #earthmonth, i wanted to take a moment to talk about @bcorporation .
companies certified by the not-for-profit agency meet specific social and economic requirements in transparency, performance and accountability. .
you’ve likely seen the “fair trade” or “usda organic” labels on your food products, and this is very similar. think of it’s distinction as another quality standard, and a way for you to find brands that you can trust.
you can search their website by industry, products, and country. you can even join their mission! .
show your support by investing in these brands and companies, because we can and will force change! we need to do our part to care for our planet. .
here are just a few of our fav @bcorporation products - .
🌏 @everyoneproducts mineral bath soak. i’ve rekindled my childhood love of bath time as an adult to help with muscle tension and relaxation. all the oils and minerals in this soak support natural detoxification
🌏 @beautycounter makeup remover wipes. these effective and gentle wipes are great at actually removing makeup, stains from clothes, or can act as a hand wipe. they’re my new fav travel companion, and they’re totally #biodegradable!
🌏 all the 💚 for @seventhgeneration cleaning products. made from safer ingredients that won’t harm your family, and that actually work! we use their dish products and many spray cleaners .
🌏 @swbasics cream is my hand savior. my mitts get beat up washing 300 dishes a day and doing yard work, and this salve is the only thing that rescues them. made with just 3 ingredients it’s squeaky clean. .
we encourage you to check out all @bcorporation and let us know what you think! .
I'll just be frank and say it's been a looong time since it's been "that time of the month" for me thanks to pregnancy and breastfeeding.
but for the ladies out there experiencing the fun, a girlfriend of mine that i shared this with literally can't stop raving about it so i knew i had to share it with you too!
10 drops panaway
10 drops copaiba
10 drops lemongrass
fill the rest of a 10ml roller bottle with a carrier oil and shake it up.
apply to belly and pelvis where you are feeling cramps and pain. #period#thattimeofthemonth#naturalremedies
This earth day, we've teamed up with @getawair to help you start taking control of your environment--starting from the inside out! our earth day giveaway includes:
-our mh chemical-free heirloom dish soap, all-natural clean starter kit, and canvas shopping bags that are safe for the environment and promote non-toxic, clean living. -@getawair 's "glow" to track toxins in your air and provide personalized recommendations to keep your air safe--glow can even safely turn on a purifier, fan, and other devices to automatically keep your surroundings clean and healthy.
1. like the post
2. follow: @murchisonhume @getawair
bonus - every 3 tagged friends gives you an additional entry to win.
winner will be announced on april 27, 2018. good luck everyone! 🇺🇸
Your nails are a reflection of your health✨
your body speaks to you through feelings + sensations, but also through symptoms
if we realize that the symptoms we experience are just another way our body is trying to communicate with us, we can accept them as gifts + information, rather than pain + struggle
this is true of anxiety, pain, p*s – really anything we deem as a ‘problem’
today on the blog i’m talking all things nail health – how our nails are a window into how our body is functioning internally
i share my story with spending most of my life with splitting, dry, + brittle nails that i would just cover up with nail polish and hope they would grow out and be fine
and how certain lifestyle choices + changes led me to one day realize that everything i was doing to heal my body and mind was now reflected in my nails – no more broken, split nails!
click the link in my bio to read my top tips for nail health + to see my before picture that makes me go 😣
if your nails could speak, what would they be dying to tell you? ✨ #composednutrition
it's mother's day very soon. time to celebrate your special mama.
it's hard to choose that perfect gift for the one person who has always been and always will be your everything.
so my advice to you - give an extra special gift that just keeps on giving.
perfume, flowers and chocolates are appreciated but give short term gratification. they smell nice, look pretty and taste great but only last a short time.
give the gift of mother nature. she honestly never fails 🌹
i suggest two wonderful gifts that won’t break the bank.
1. the mood management oils - $124 plus $35 membership fee ($159 total)
this kit comes with 4 beautiful oil blends (15 ml) – balance, citrus bliss, elevation and lavender peace. these four beauties will make mama feel her absolute best. these oils are for helping mama and her family’s emotional health. i seriously swear by them. you will also get a 12 month wholesale membership.
2. the essential collection kit with smart & sassy - $174 total
this is a “health and wellbeing” kit. this is for the mum that wants to take control of her family’s physical and emotional health. it contains ten (5 ml bottles) of the most popular, used oils plus a smart & sassy (doterra’s metabolic blend). you will also get a 12 month wholesale membership.
i’m a proud mum of 4 young kids and i seriously know how hard it is. this is the most challenging gig in the world. nothing compares. we give our all. so for that reason, i am also giving some amazing goodies for free to mama when you become a wholesale member with me (p.s. you are not locked into anything neither do you need to make regular purchases). i am also an aromatherapist with a special interest in women’s and children’s health and am always available to answer any questions.
btw, you also have other options. there are more choices than just these two options for mother's day. there are other kits and oils that you can choose from. feel free to ask me questions and we can work out which oils would suit your mum or yourself best. i will always try to find the best solution that fits your budget.
happy mother's day to all you wonderful mums!
A new tutorial is up, featuring this anti-festival makeup look. let’s be real all,
i’m not about that festival life. i don’t like being hot, sweaty and around people under the influence of who knows what 🤷🏼♀️. anyways, i decided to create this anti-festival look because i thought it would be fun and different. everything makeup piece is from a clean, indie brand! check out the tutorial ☝️
foundation: @kjaerweis in lightness
setting powder: @14ecosmetics
brows: @plumescience in golden silk
blush: @ritueldefille in desire
highlight: @vapourbeauty in halo
eyeshadow: @mother_bears_handmade grape gum and @fitglowbeauty nightfall
eyeliner: @burtsbees soft black
mascara: @hyntbeauty nocturne in black