My Acne Story

My Acne Story

My journey with acne started at a young age. I was in middle school when I started to break out. I remembered seeing my older sister do the same, but worse and was really stressed about the fate of my skin. I had zero knowledge of how diet, stress, sleep, or my gut could impact

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Cashew Chocolate Cherry Broccoli Sprout Smoothie!

Cashew Chocolate Cherry Broccoli Sprout Smoothie!

If you’re new here and you haven’t read/heard about my love for broccoli sprouts and cruciferous veggies in general, you can read about it more here. To summarize, broccoli sprouts and cruciferous vegetables contain beneficial compounds that help support the body’s natural detox pathways, protect against and improve cancer, and help promote hormone balance. They really

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How To Make Bone Broth

How To Make Bone Broth

There are an endless number of benefits of bone broth. If you’re here, you likely know many of them. Supports a healthy gut lining Improves hair, skin, nail, and joint health Boosts our immune systems Contains beneficial nutrients such as collagen, proline, glycine, and glutamine Contains a variety of minerals such as calcium, copper, magnesium,

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Getting In Tune With Your Cycle

Getting In Tune With Your Cycle

The female body is complex, it can handle an insane amount of stress, and is capable of doing truly amazing things. Many women feel that their bodies are working against them. They don’t understand why they have annoying symptoms or why their energy ebbs and flows. Many of us don’t actually understand what’s going on

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My Journey with Birth Control

My Journey with Birth Control

Where shall we begin? Like many young women, I had heavy, painful periods and acne, which led to the not so well thought out recommendation of the birth control pill from my physician. I was told it would fix all of my symptoms, when in reality I was already taking the pill (I went to

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2017 Non Toxic Holiday Gift Guide

2017 Non Toxic Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the holiday season, which means you are likely thinking of gifts for your loved ones and those closest to you. I love gifting things that I truly enjoy and know will be the perfect fit for someone that they maybe haven’t tried. It’s so fun! Below I break down my favorite non toxic gift

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3 Types of Minimalist Skincare Routines

3 Types of Minimalist Skincare Routines

For the longest time I didn’t have a real skincare routine. I haphazardly purchased cleansers and moisturizers from the drug store and my dermatologist hoping to improve my acne or keep it at bay. I took antibiotics for 2 years and was on birth control for 7 years all for the health of my skin.

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Why Your Skin Needs a Toner and a DIY Recipe!

Why Your Skin Needs a Toner and a DIY Recipe!

What is a toner and why is it important? Toner is typically used after you cleanse your skin in order to help replenish any nutrients that were washed away while cleansing. It also helps to balance the pH of your skin and the skin’s acid mantle. The acid mantle is a very fine, slightly acidic

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My Morning Routine

My Morning Routine

I have been experimenting with morning routines for a little over a year and a half now. Prior to that, I always woke up very early and immediately went to the gym or work. This meant I started my day in a rush AKA high stress mode. And I wondered why I was exhausted by

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DIY Caffeine Eye Serum: Naturally reduce puffiness and dark circles

DIY Caffeine Eye Serum: Naturally reduce puffiness and dark circles

I typically use a fancy eye cream from Beautycounter that contains caffeine and other ingredients that are anti-aging (help prevent/improve wrinkles), but I’ve also been experimenting with making my own caffeine eye/face oil blend. I used bulletproof coffee with almond and castor oil and I actually use it all over my face, not just my

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