DIY Beauty: Claire’s Rose-Aloe Lifesaving Mist (for Hair and Everywhere!)

We think Claire might be a genius. Aloe, rosewater and argan oil? Yes please. Between the calming effects of rose and the hydrating power of aloe and argan, I’m feeling sold on this recipe. Have any of you made a DIY mist before? Who’s gonna now? Name: Claire Current hometown: Cambridge, MA Product name that I made up: Rose-Aloe Lifesaving Mist Ingredients list: Pure Aloe Vera, Rosewater (& Glycerin –this time), Argan Oil,... Read More

DIY Beauty: Lindsay’s Remineralizing Tooth Powder

*This post is from our archives, but don’t let that stop you from trying this tried and true recipe! Last week I fretted over all the terrible, toxic things in my toothpaste. Lo and behold, Lindsay has sent us a wonderful—and beautifully photographed, I might add—recipe to make our own clean toothpaste at home. I’ve gone in and out of using baking soda on my teeth, and really enjoy it (and notice a difference in my teeth) when I do.... Read More

DIY Natural Makeup Brush Cleaner

We know we should do it. We know that doing it prevents breakouts. We know that not doing it can diminish the effects of our favorite skincare and makeup. But we know that doing it takes time—and can feel like a chore. What are we talking about? Why, cleaning our makeup brushes, of course!  I’m pretty good at routines and being disciplined. Both running your own small business AND desiring healthy, glowing skin require consistency, routines... Read More

Would You Try a Skin Cleanse? We Did.

In my work with NMDL, I’ve been lucky enough to meet a number of brand founders who are completely passionate about not only their product line, but also about promoting healthy living through ingredient education. I mean, that’s why we all decide to switch our beauty arsenals over to nontoxic products, right? Because someone enlightened us to the dangerous and sometimes scary ingredients that we didn’t know are in traditional cosmetics? Adina... Read More

DIY Hair and Scalp Treatment

Part of my ongoing battle with celiac disease includes a series of skin sensitivities and conditions. While I thankfully have yet to experience continual skin side effects like eczema or psoriasis, I’ve had a few acute skin freak-outs that rank in the top five worst experiences of my life. One occurred last spring when, out of basically nowhere, clusters of pus-filled cysts appeared on the whole of my scalp. They hurt like cystic pimples... Read More

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