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DIY Beauty: Beat Breakouts with a Tomato Lemon Face Mask

The best way to fight breakouts is by preventing them in the first place, both from the inside out and on the surface. A healthy diet full of fruits and veggies can go a long way towards healthier skin, and drinking plenty of water can also help prevent breakouts. On the outside, it’s of course important to keep your face clean, but you can add a little oomph to your breakout-fighting routine with this tomato lemon face mask!

August 17th

Cool, Healthy & Green Living for Summer

We are done celebrating independence day, but I’m still trying to celebrate my independence from toxic summer skincare. Green Diva Juliette did a wonderful post with some great ideas for natural and non-toxic ways to avoid damaging sun AND pesky insects!

July 19th

Human Undergoes Animal Testing for Animal Rights

If you’re an eco-fashionista, chances are you already opt for beauty products from companies that avoid animal testing. The sad truth is that most people aren’t aware of how we treat animals in the name of safer cosmetics, and testing doesn’t necessarily make our cosmetics safer. In fact, testing on animals can really only predict how products will affect humans in a limited way. The good news is that there are companies out there that don’t resort to animal testing.

July 16th

3 Thyme Recipes to Clear up Acne

If you’re like me – a lady who prefers to use natural ingredients as opposed to chemicals – you know that it can be hard to find ingredients that are powerful enough to bust through that pore-clogging oil and really zap those zits. Imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon a sensational little herb that can be used as a toner, a moisturizer, or even a face mask. And to think up until now I only used it when cooking. I am face palming as I type.

So what is this kick-a** ingredient? Thyme. Yes, thyme really is on your side. And here is how you can use it

July 14th

Are fish pedicures safe?

Fish pedicures have gained popularity as a natural – if somewhat quirky – way to treat your feet. If you haven’t heard of fish pedicures before, they are what they say they are: tiny fish feed on your feet, nibbling away dead skin. Have you been wanting to try this interesting pedicure?

July 7th

Getting Rid of Body Hair Like a Green Diva

Forgive me for being a diva about this, but I’m just not ready to have fuzzy legs in the summer . . . we’ve written and talked about this topic before and I always get some grief about how going hairy is the natural and hence the greenest way to go. This may be true, but I’m just not there yet.

July 6th

Treat Your Bikini Line with Project FIG

I will be honest here and say that I am terrible about shaving in general. I tend to shave more in the summer but even then it’s usually when we’re headed to the beach, pool, or lake, and I shave my bikini line less often than my pits or legs because I seem to get itchy razor burn no matter what I do.

That’s where Project FIG comes in. Their mission is to give women (and men, but the company was started by and for women) healthier skin choices.

July 2nd

Natural Remedies: Razor Burn

Tired of bumpy, itchy skin after you shave your bikini line? There are lots of store-bought products that you can use to treat razor burn, but they’re often full of mystery ingredients. Next time you shave, try one of these simple, natural solutions to razor burn instead!

June 18th