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Classic combo: Frankincense + myrrh

  Natural or synthetic? Best for? The story The science Warning(s) Are they safe? Product(s)   Natural or synthentic? Natural. There are many manufacturers out there that mislabel extracts from adulterated genus species as frankincense and myrrh. So always look for the words “Boswellia” and “Commiphora” on the ingredients list of your frankincense and myrrh products respectively. Also known as: […]

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Ingredients 101: Aloe vera extract

  Natural or synthetic? Natural Also known as: Aloe vera gel, aloe vera gel extract, aloe vera leaf extract, aloe vera juice, aloe vera leaf juice, aloe barbadensis juice, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, aloe barbadensis flower extract Best for? Soothing sunburn pains as well as addressing minor burns, wounds, rashes and sores, including […]

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Ingredients 101: Jojoba oil

  Natural or synthetic? Natural Derivative(s) Jojoba butter, hydrogenated jojoba oil, jojoba esters, hydrolyzed jojoba esters, isomerized jojoba oil, jojoba alcohol, synthetic jojoba oil Best for? Achieving smooth, hydrated skin for dry skin types; overall conditioning for normal and sensitive skin types; treating acne and regulating moisture balance for oily skin types – simply skin-softening in a […]

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My 100% natural nighttime routine


As promised, here’s a not-so-long post on my 100% natural skincare regimen before I go to bed. I’ve followed some of these steps for a long time, but have only incorporated these oils into my routine about a month ago. Technically, I use everything here for both day and night, but for night I’ve now excluded all commercial products1 and go all natural to reduce the chances of getting any adverse skin reactions while I sleep.



  1. see the 9 ingredients in products I tend to avoid. []
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Aromatherapy: Oil haul



Okay. This is going to be a very long post. I want to do more than just sharing the things I’m hauling – I also want to spread the good word on oils.


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