January 2017 Favorites

January 2017 Favorites

(This is not a sponsored post.  However, this post does contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small percentage of the sale.  Whether or not you choose to shop through them, I really appreciate how you’ve taken the time to visit my site!)   Happy February! My household (the kids, that is) have been plagued by sickness for nearly three weeks now.  We’ve seen strep, ear infections, and now a stomach bug.  Being mostly confined to home (with the exception of some...

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Beauty Brand Spotlight on Mad Hippie

Beauty Brand Spotlight on Mad Hippie

(This is not a sponsored post.  However, this post does contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small percentage of the sale.  Whether or not you choose to shop through them, I really appreciate how you’ve taken the time to visit my site!)   For as much as I love all things green beauty, I am sensitive to the fact that much of it can get expensive.  While I do adore my luxury brands, such as May Lindstrom, Kypris, and Tata Harper (to name just a few), I’m always...

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Products in my natural dental hygiene routine

Products in my natural dental hygiene routine

I’ve discussed many topics on the blog, but I do not believe that I have ever really shared the things that are a part of my dental hygiene routine. So, today I am sharing my current favorite toothbrushes, toothpaste, and mouthwash.  Unfortunately, I have yet to find a green dental floss that I really like, so if you have any suggestions, please leave a comment! By the way, in case you missed it, see the oral care products I use on my children. I’ve been using natural toothpaste for as long as I can remember, and I have used...

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Clean Living All Stars of 2016

Clean Living All Stars of 2016

Happy 2017! I hope that your New Year is off to an excellent start, and I look forward to helping you on your clean living journey and possibly to making it easier for you to stick to some of your resolutions. In addition to all of the green beauty and healthy living tips, you can expect to see even more home care posts this year as well as posts about the things that I use on my little ones.  But first, here is a look back at my all-stars from 2016- basically, the best of all the favorites that I shared with you during the year.  I continue...

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8 green beauty essentials to keep you looking fabulous throughout the winter

8 green beauty essentials to keep you looking fabulous throughout the winter

I write this post as the temperature here in Charlotte is pretty warm.  No jacket required.  Regardless, I suspect that it will get cold here again eventually, so I’m rolling with the winter theme today! Here are some of my best green beauty essentials.  In other words, these are the things that I need to keep me from looking like a scaly snake. Solavedi Hand Cream My hands can get seriously dry in the winter, so I always make sure to keep some hand cream in my purse.  Just a little bit goes a long way, so use it sparingly.  My...

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Get gorgeous lashes without fancy serums or extensions

Get gorgeous lashes without fancy serums or extensions

If you look at the ingredient labels of many popular lash serums, you will probably find castor oil listed.  It got me thinking and several months ago, I decided to apply straight up castor oil to my lashes every night before bed to see if there was any impact. I’ve been doing it consistently since then about 4 nights per week at a minimum. (FYI- This is the one that I use.) There isn’t much science behind what I do.  I just take either a clean mascara wand or a Q-tip, dip in castor oil and lightly apply to my top lashes starting...

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