Ah, the holidays. The best time of the year where we all get together and celebrate what matters the most, family! With that being said, I think for many of us living a more non-toxic life, these times can also be worrisome as other family members may not be as inclined to create the safe environment as we’d prefer! So, I thought what better way to encourage your entire family to have a safe holiday season than to compose a list of my top tips + tricks for creating the happiest of less-toxic holidays!
Let’s face it, most of us spend the majority of our time staring into our computers, tablets, or cellphones but have you ever considered the damage that is doing to your eyes!? As someone who was constantly getting headaches, not sleeping well, and experiencing burning eyes, I started to wonder if staring at screens all day could be harming my eyes. Well, it turns out, it can be and for me, was! Since implementing a few changes, I have noticed a huge improvement so I am here to share in hopes that it can help someone else, too!
For me, one of the hardest parts of starting a new healthy habit is, well… just that- starting. Sometimes it can be so overwhelming and you can feel that small changes don’t matter so why do them? Well, I am here to remind you that small changes DO matter and DO make a difference as every toxic item we can remove from our life is a win, right!? When it comes to clean beauty though, it’s hard to know which items will work for the majority of my customers.
It’s been a minute since I did a blog on some current faves and now that we are heading into Fall, my favorite season, I figured why not do a post on not only some of my favorite new finds but also let’s touch on some must-have items for Fall! For me, I love all things basic Fall. While sometimes I do like mixing it up, I just love chunky sweaters, boots, moody nails and lips, warm vanilla, etc…
For me, a huge portion of my time goes directly into protecting my health because I truly believe without it, we have nothing. Some people avoid living a similar lifestyle because it seems like such work but for me, it’s such a passion of mine that it never feels that way to me. I love learning about new information or finding new technology that has something real to offer and these Somavedic devices are exactly that! If you have been looking for that one *thing* that truly does a little bit of it all then this may be exactly what you are looking for!
Candles are something that most people think to themselves eh, they can’t be 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 bad, can they? Well, did you know that most candles are made from Paraffin Wax which, when burned, can turn into Toluene & Benzene, both of which are known Carcinogens? In addition to the above, you then want to consider the wicks in most candles and the fact that they are usually made from heavy metals which then dispurses heavy metals into the air we breathe.
One of the coziest parts of my day is for sure stepping out of a warm bath and slipping into a fresh and fluffy robe so I can pretend I am at the spa. I have a quite large robe collection but truly, my most favorites are these Waffle Robes by BOLL & BRANCH. Not only are these super plush and cozy, but they are also very absorbent and, of course, made from 100% Organic, ethically sourced cotton making these not only the best material but hello, the cutest too!? Blush pink, Organic spa robes? Obsessed!
For the last year, I have been obsessed with setting my home up like a retreat because well, getting to a spa or retreat right now is not all that possible! So, the next best thing is to create your very own sanctuary, a clean and quiet place you can escape to and take a few moments to unwind and relax. In this space, you can meditate, journal, read, give yourself Gua Sha, or just soak in a warm bath to let the stress of the day melt away. Whatever it is you choose to do, here are my favorite tips and tricks to set the perfect vibe for your cozy new space!
Before adding Palo Santo & Sage into your daily routine, understanding the true purpose and sacred history of each ritual is one of the most important parts of using them so today, I wanted to do a breakdown on what each is for, their history and when I reach for each. For centuries, Indigenous tribes have burned sage as part of their spiritual ceremonies to cleanse and purify and within some Native cultures, the different sages have varying uses which is also important to note.
When it comes to water filters, I am always researching and comparing all the varying devices out on the market, and very rarely do I find one that meets my standards or that is comparable to my current Berkey filter, however, after coming across the AquaTru filter, I found myself curious to learn more about it. The AquaTru is a true reverse osmosis filter so at first, I was skeptical to try it out but I wanted to keep an open mind because I want to always be open to new ideas!