i’m not perfect.

happy friday, crunchies! here on AE, i feel like i talk a lot about what i do to take care of my body as far as beauty products, ingredients, and diet goes. but i'm not perfect and that should never be the image i portray. so let's get real. my skin is far from flawless. [...]

diy headache roller

today's post is super simple, but i'd love to share my DIY headache roller recipe with you. it targets headaches and relieves pain in 15 to 20 minutes. let's get to it! please do consult your healthcare professional and local certified aromatherapist to ensure these EOs are okay for you (no contraindications for any ailments).  [...]

diy bath soaks

bath soaks, shower steams, and herbal hair rinses are some of my favorite ways to unwined unwind. hopefully this post will give you some great diy bath soak ideas. let your creative side run wild with ingredient combinations! please do consult your healthcare professional and local certified herbalist and aromatherapist to ensure these herbs and [...]

exposed: hibiscus

for this installment in the "exposed" series (showcasing various all-natural ingredients), we'll talk about my current obsession: hibiscus. it's beautiful and it's versatile. it can be used both internally and externally. it's available in different forms. it's great. WHAT IT IS: hibiscus is a big, bright, beautiful flower, normally grown in warmer climates. this flower [...]

spotlight on spirulina

today we're all about ALGAE! spirulina has long been touted for its health benefits when ingested, but let's explore some topical uses for this great green growth! spirulina is a type of edible algae that is high in antioxidants, protein, and B-vitamins. you'll most likely find it in its dark green powdered form, but when [...]

this post is about periods.

no, the title is not misleading. i figured it'd serve as a nice warning for those that would prefer to not discuss it, OR that know me in person and wouldn't want to read anything like this. either way... 🙂 stop reading now if you can't handle reading about periods or vaginas.   readers who've [...]