diy formulation educational series – facial botanical serum

welcome back! today we're formulating another diy face oil. as always, NONE of the links provided are affiliates. i do not benefit in any way, i'm just trying to point you to reputable suppliers that i personally use if you want to try to DIY these. ingredient list from inspiration product: grape seed oil, hazelnut [...]

advice on starting your “green” life: reboot

the landscape has changed so much over the last 5 years, and you can buy pretty much any "green" beauty product you want nearly anywhere. when i started this blog in 2012, that definitely was not case; hence why i DIY'ed everything. now, the "green" beauty world is FULL of options. it’s really easy to [...]

“our oil blend is hydrating” and other misleading marketing claims

hi loves! as you know, i think being an educated consumer is really important. expecting the companies you support with your money to be honest should be the baseline. today i'm here with a few commonly used, misleading marketing claims. === "this oil blend is hydrating" my usual thought when i read a claim like [...]

i answer google search terms that brought people to my blog

happy saturday, crunchies. i thought this would be a fun one! the highlight of reviewing my blog stats is getting to read what people searched to wind up on my blog. so let's answer some of the most popular ones, shall we? no long intro - let's get into it. does the honey and cinnamon [...]

introduction to herbalism: oil infusions

whew, it's been a couple weeks! hello, crunchies! welcome back to our little "introduction to herbalism" series! today we're going to go over OIL INFUSIONS. and here's your friendly reminder to ALWAYS check contraindications and drug interactions when using herbs.... always. yes, they're plants... but no, they're not all safe all the time. 🙂 what [...]