Beautifying Summer Kale Salad with Avocado, Mango, and Currants (Oil-Free)

A recent trip to our local farmer's market prompted me to create a bright, summery, sweet and tart kale salad. There's something about big bunches of fresh greens at a market that spurs me to buy not one or two, but usually three different varieties. I try to use kale and other greens in a … Continue reading Beautifying Summer Kale Salad with Avocado, Mango, and Currants (Oil-Free)

DIY Natural Deodorant Hack

Body odor is the pits. Er, I mean it really stinks. What I'm trying to say is that no one likes being offensive to other peoples senses. It's a conundrum. We don't want to layer a thick coating of chemicals onto our delicate (and absorbable) underarm skin, but we also don't want our "natural" scent … Continue reading DIY Natural Deodorant Hack

Weekend Beauty: Four Spice Face Mask and Homemade Cinnamon-Turmeric Tea for Clear, Glowing Skin

One of the biggest benefits of switching to a whole-food and plant-strong diet is that your skin begins to effortlessly look a lot better. I've talked about clearing up my acne in the past, and how eating more of the lovely foods nature provides us (and less processed/packaged food) was one of the key components in finally ditching … Continue reading Weekend Beauty: Four Spice Face Mask and Homemade Cinnamon-Turmeric Tea for Clear, Glowing Skin

My Favorite Homemade Scrub/In-Shower Moisturizer (Super Easy!)

It seems only fitting to continue with the pampering and sweets theme of the week.  Friday, I plan to post one more Valentine's Day goody.  A couple of weeks ago, I shared my must-have products and at-home treatments for dry hair. Last week, I shared my new favorite DIY moisturizing Oatmeal-Fennel Face mask, to banish those pesky dry … Continue reading My Favorite Homemade Scrub/In-Shower Moisturizer (Super Easy!)

Weekend Beauty: Oatmeal and Fennel Balancing Mask (Moisturizes, Tightens Pores, and Exfoliates)

Next weekend is all about chocolate, flowers, and dinner dates.  If you're a single guy or gal maybe you'll be grabbing a group of pals and heading out together.  Making this weekend a great time to stay home and do a bit of pampering.  Today I have the perfect winter facial mask idea for a … Continue reading Weekend Beauty: Oatmeal and Fennel Balancing Mask (Moisturizes, Tightens Pores, and Exfoliates)