preservatives in green beauty

i've had this draft saved for months, but now with a major green beauty company pulling a beloved product from the shelves, it's high time we talk about it. preservatives. preservatives in green beauty. there's a lot of fear-mongering around preservatives in general. i'm pretty sure that when i started this blog 7 years ago, [...]

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diy dupe series – expensive face oils – PT 1

welcome back to the DIY DUPE SERIES. today we're formulating dupes for expensive face oils! this is part one... part two coming next week, with a couple big hitters. as with all the other dupes, no companies will be named and the names of the products have been changed. i hope the names make you [...]

get your glow on! – hydrating AHA & BHA gel-like mask

i've been dying to share this mask with you all! it's a more involved DIY (and honestly a bit pricier than what i typically post), but really worth it - i promise. it's a "gel" mask that's deeply hydrating and contains gently exfoliating AHA and BHA acids, helping to unclog pores, resurface skin, improve texture, [...]

guest post: annie from wild moon holistic (#1)

hi crunchies! today i'm so super excited to have annie on the AE blog! she is a real life, super educated, Certified Clinical Master Herbalist, CCMH™ , Certified Clinical Master Aromatherapist, CCMA™ , aaaaand Certified Nutrition Consultant, CNC™.  you can find her blog here and her instagram here.  please show her love by following her [...]