Must-Have Botanical Beauty Ingredient: Jojoba Oil

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Jojoba Oil (pronounced ho-HO-ba) is one of my staple botanical beauty ingredients. It comes from the jojoba plant, which grows in the Southwest United States and Mexico. Although we call it an oil, Jojoba Oil is actually a “wax ester”, … Continue reading

Calling all Curlies! And Wavies! Best DIY Gel!

Ok, I know the title of this post is “Best DIY Gel”, but DIY Flaxseed Gel is actually the “Best Gel”, hands-down. This stuff is more nourishing, defining, and smoothing than any other gel or styling product I’ve ever tried. … Continue reading

First Aid Beauty Skin Care Products Review

First Aid Beauty explains the following about the ingredients in their products on their website: “FAB products are free of harsh chemicals and known allergens, including parabens, phthalates, alcohol, fragrances and artificial dyes. Select products also boast FDA-approved over-the-counter formulations … Continue reading

Physical vs. Chemical Exfoliation: Which is better?

Previously, I had been afraid of exfoliating my sensitive skin. I’ve tried a number of “gentle” exfoliants, and even tried making my own from natural foods such as ground oatmeal, ground almonds, and seeds. Everything left my face feeling itchy, … Continue reading

Oil Treatments for your Hair

Source: It seems there are an infinite number of nut and seed oils to choose from when it comes to dressing up your salad, and deep-conditioning your hair. But not every oil is right for every hair type. Although … Continue reading