Join the Clean Beauty Revolution

Join the Clean Beauty Revolution

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Do you really know what’s in your beauty products? Have you ever wondered what those ingredients actually are? If like me, you are concerned about what you’re putting on your skin, it might be time to join the clean beauty revolution.

Clean beauty is more than simply switching to all-natural products. It’s about using ingredients that are safer for your skin and body, whether they’re man-made or natural. In most cases, this translates to cruelty-free products which don’t contain parabens, phthalates, sulfates, silicones, and synthetic fragrances.

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Winding Down With Essential Oils

Winding down with high-quality essential oils is effective and natural

Winding Down With Essential Oils

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I use aromatherapy whenever we are home. I choose to use essential oils as a way to purify and cleanse our indoor air. We spend a lot of time at home, so I want our air to smell fresh and clean, without the use of fake scented products.

Using essential oils is incredibly easy as there are many ways to feel the natural effects!

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Gardening for the Brown Thumb

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Recently, I have been trying to teach my daughter how to grow food and flowers as she is learning so much while in her preschool class. They have been going over how flowers grow, why leaves change, and where food comes from. However, I will be the first to admit that I have NO gardening experience whatsoever. I was raised by my Southern grandmother and while she grew up on a farm and had a garden of her own, the green thumb did not pass down.

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Handcrafted Candles for Every Occasion

 

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One of the simplest ways to update your décor is with candles. They can transform a room with their warm glow, aromatic throw, or elegant packaging. For me, candles let me express my style and help create the ideal mood, or feel, of every room in my home. This time of year, I’m creating a myriad of sensory experiences with the handcrafted candles of Brooklyn Candle Studio.

This independent studio, located in Brooklyn, New York, was founded by in 2013 by designer Tamara Mayne. Her obsession with aromatherapy and candlemaking extends beyond creating beautifully designed candles. It’s also about being eco-friendly. Each handcrafted candle from Brooklyn Candle Studio is made from 100% soy wax with lead-free cotton wicks primed with vegetable-based wax. In addition, each every candle is vegan and free of preservatives, petroleum, and animal testing.

Handcrafted Candles – Minimalist

While I like to burn candles all year long, my favorite time of year to do so is in the fall. There’s nothing like taking a hot bath or cozying up under a blanket while warm, toasty scents fill the air. You can imagine my excitement when Brooklyn Candle Studio offered me to send me some of their seasonal offerings.

I received Apple Cider and Fern + Moss from their Minimalist Collection. Packaged in simple glass jars, with brushed gold lids, their Minimalist Candles look perfect in every room of the house, from the kitchen to the bedroom.

 

Handcrafted Candles_Minimalist in Apple Cider and Fern+Moss

 

Apple Cider is the epitome of fall. The natural cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, orange, and cedarwood essential oils blend perfectly with the top notes of crisp apple. There’s nothing artificial about this candle either. It’s has a nice, rich throw, without being too sweet or overpowering.

The best way I can describe Fern + Moss is that of a yummy, outdoorsman. In a good way of course. It’s blend of natural sage, lavender, orange, spruce, and pine are heavenly. I can’t get enough of this candle, even though when I first smelled it, I wasn’t sure it was for me. I thought it would turn my home into a den of cheap cologne. Quite the contrary. It has the perfect, woodsy, musky throw.

Now if both handcrafted candles could magically bring me a hot, man carrying warm mugs full of whiskey infused cider…ah, a girl can dream.

 

Brooklyn Candle Studio – Pink Disco

 

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In addition to the Minimalist Collection, I was also drawn to the Brooklyn Candle Studio Limited Edition Pink Disco Collection. This unique holiday collection was inspired by cocktail party season, and features three handcrafted candles in Prosecco, Fireplace, and Cypress. Each candle is hand-poured into a frosted, blush colored jar and then stamped with a gold foil accent.

As a fan of sweet libations, I decided to order Prosecco. Nothing says holiday, cocktail party like a flute of Prosecco. Not only is the candle gorgeous to look at, but it also has a lovely throw. With notes of red berries, wild roses and white musk, Prosecco is the ideal candle for starting your evening, or cocktail party, off on the right note.

Candles for Every Occasion

What I like most about these handcrafted candles is the divine scent they leave long after I’ve extinguished their warm glow. It’s always a treat to walk into the room the next day and still smell their throw. I look forward to burning these Brooklyn Candle Studio gems all season long, as well as picking up some more for myself and for gifts.

 What are your favorite fall candle scents?  How do like to incorporate candles into your home decor?

 

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Beauty TLC: Tender Loving Coconut

Have you tried coconut beauty products? Try some Beauty TLC: Tender Loving Coconut

Beauty TLC Tender Loving Coconut

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I find myself being pretty picky with the beauty products I use. I recently had to buy a few items for my son since they were going to teach them basic skills (oral health, combing hair, using deodorant, lotion, etc). After gathering all the supplies, I realized I already had a natural deodorant I could have added to my son’s supplies, instead, I bought him at the store. I am going through the products I use with my son as well.

Are you ready to switch? It’s time to choose natural with a little Beauty TLC: Tender Loving Coconut!

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Choose Sustainable Organic Cotton

Choose Sustainable Organic Cotton with prAna

Choose Sustainable Organic Cotton

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I love wearing cute and stylish clothing. As a single mom, I like to treat myself to new clothes every so often! I especially enjoy selecting sustainable organic cotton fashion if at all possible. I already try to buy organic foods as much as possible, so it only makes sense to choose organic cotton!

When you shop with prAna, they make it easy to choose sustainable organic cotton pieces!

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A Spotlight On Vegan Beauty

A Spotlight On Vegan Beauty with The Organic Skin Co

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Now, when I say Natural Based Beauty Products that can go one of two ways. You came to see beauty products that are naturally made OR you came to see beauty products that give off a natural, no makeup used, look. I am ecstatic to say that The Organic Skin Co covers both grounds perfectly!

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Get Your Children Excited About Growing Micro-Greens

Get Your Children Excited About Growing Micro-Greens

Get Your Children Excited About Growing Micro-Greens

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My daughter is very inquisitive and loves to learn how things grow. She is always asking where plants for flowers come from and sometimes I don’t have the answer – because I’m just not sure! I’ve been wanting to show her some responsibility and grow her ever-expanding mind by us planting vegetables together, but I never knew where to start.

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Ultimate Travel Pillow For The Whole Family

Ultimate Travel Pillow For The Whole Family with the Infinity Pillow

Ultimate Travel Pillow For The Whole Family

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As a single mom, I haven’t had the time or resources to travel as much as we would like to. I miss traveling. Due to my son’s special needs, we usually traveled by car or train. In the last several years, I’ve only traveled by plane a few times. Each time, it was such a culture shock for me because I learned so much from what other travelers used.

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Cooking Made Easy With Non-Stick Cookware

Cooking Made Easy With Non-Stick Cookware from Copper Chef

Cooking Made Easy With Non-Stick Cookware

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I’ve been a long time admirer of the Copper Chef brand. I used to watch QVC and loved watching the Copper Chef presentations throughout the day! Each time, I wanted to buy the products because I was learning so much about what I could make with the cookware!

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