alright, alright… let’s make a hyaluronic acid serum

hi crunchies! let's keep this to the point 🙂  i've never posted a DIY hyaluronic acid serum before, so here i am. for this DIY, you will need something that blends on your behalf for the hyaluronic acid powder, a water-soluble preservative, and patience. this might cost more upfront in bulk ingredients than it would [...]

herbal-infused body oil

hi crunchies! i hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead. today let's blend up 8 ounces of a silky, soothing, fast-absorbing body oil that contains skin-supporting herbs. before you order or bring out your ingredients, please note this will require an herbal solar infusion lasting 6 weeks. if you don't have that kind of patience, [...]

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 [...]