I tried oil pulling. Here’s what you need to know.

So, I’ll admit it when I first heard of oil pulling I thought it was some kind of trend someone randomly invented to capitalize on the health conscious/wellness movement. I mean, how is swishing oil around in your mouth going to clean your teeth? Not to mention the fact that experts claim that in order for it to be effective, you have to do it … Continue reading I tried oil pulling. Here’s what you need to know.

Product Review: Botanics Hydration Burst Dual Action Cleanser

I like to rotate between a few cleansers but for the past month I’ve been consistently only using this dual action cleanser from Botanics USA. It features clary sage extract, which the brand sustainably sources from the leaves of the Salvia Sclarea species found in Southern Europe. It smells light and soothing and transforms from a gel consistency into a more milk-like texture when mixed … Continue reading Product Review: Botanics Hydration Burst Dual Action Cleanser

Product Review: Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Re-Hydrate Clay Mask

Sometimes I feel lazy and don’t want to deep condition my hair but when I don’t, my curls look so dry and brittle. I have a few favorite deep conditioners and this is one of them. It’s Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Re-Hydrate Clay Mask. It’s made with shea butter and Moroccan lava clay, and leaves my hair feeling incredibly soft. The scent of it is light … Continue reading Product Review: Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Re-Hydrate Clay Mask

How to make a Healthy, but Instagrammable Smoothie Bowl

Ever since the emergence of social media, I now put more effort into the way I pour my oatmeal, wiping off the edges and laying out toppings I never used to even add to my bowls. I also probably spend way too much time deciding which color bowl to put my latest pots-workout smoothie into, and thinking about what ingredients will give it a camera-ready … Continue reading How to make a Healthy, but Instagrammable Smoothie Bowl

TOP 5 NATURAL BRANDS SEEN AT FOUNDERMADE’S CONSUMER DISCOVERY SHOW

On June 11, I attended Foundermade’s Consumer Discovery Show in New York City. Here, the top brands I saw at the show. Cannuka – The base of everything in this product line is cannabis CBD and Manuka honey, both of which known for their anti-inflammatory properties. Products range from eye balms to soap bars. For those looking to drape themselves in the healing proprieties of … Continue reading TOP 5 NATURAL BRANDS SEEN AT FOUNDERMADE’S CONSUMER DISCOVERY SHOW

Natural Product Review: Nyakio Beauty Manketti & Mafura Anti-Aging Oil

For the last month, I’ve been using this Manketti & Mafura Anti-Aging Oil from Nyakio Beauty, and I’m obsessed with it! It features Manketti from the Kalahari Desert, which is rich in vitamins E and C and Marula from Zimbabwe, which is high in essential fatty acids. I’ve been applying it on my face, which I was hesitant about since everything makes me break out. … Continue reading Natural Product Review: Nyakio Beauty Manketti & Mafura Anti-Aging Oil

FDA Announces Actions to Keep Consumers Safe When Using Sunscreens

On May 22, the U.S. FDA announced new efforts to help protect consumers from sun protection products. There are 3 major steps they are taking: 1. They are going to make sure that the products actually deliver their advertised benefits, and don’t take advantage of people’s desire to protect themselves. After doing an investigation, the FDA sent warning letters to supplement companies that were failing … Continue reading FDA Announces Actions to Keep Consumers Safe When Using Sunscreens