an open letter to “green beauty”

whew. okay, i've had this written since july 2020 and never pressed "published" out of fear. here it goes. disclaimer: this is my opinion, not fact. i am not perfect - i am or have been guilty of everything i discuss. this is vulnerability, and i am open to hearing different sides and learning. dear [...]

diy belly butter

hi loves! with this post i'm sharing a belly butter that was inspired by a peachy-colored "all-over" balm i made for my friend. this is for all our pregnant peeps out there that want to keep their skin moisturized. it also helps with itching and scarring, which i hear happens when your stomach skin stretches [...]

ingredients we need to stop using in skincare (endangered / at-risk)

happy sunday loves! today we're going to take a look into a handful of ingredients derived from flora that are at-risk or endangered, but still being used in skincare products. i encourage you to dig deeper into each one, and kindly ask brands to rethink their formulations to exclude endangered flora.  ** please note this [...]

herbal-infused whipped body butter (no heat)

hello loves! welcome back. today we're whipping up (i'm hilarious) another super easy diy - herbal whipped body butter! it's silky, it's anhydrous (read: no preservatives), not so greasy, and easily customizable. we love that on this blog.this recipe yields two 8 ounce batches of whipped body butter, with 4 ounce of infused oil left [...]

i answer google search terms that brought people to my blog – PT 2

  welcome back! 🙂  here we are again, almost exactly 1 year later (ha...), reviewing my blog stats and getting to read what people searched to wind up on this site. black walnut hair dye  this was by far the most searched term that drove organic views to this site in the last year. yes, [...]