Alba Botanica Lip Balm – Review

I bought this lip balm because it is made by Alba and isn’t petroleum-based, AND it was on sale at CVS!  In terms of lip balm, my current fave has been Burt’s Bees.  But since this was on sale, I decided to give the Alba Botanica Lip Balm a shot. I am IMPRESSED!  It’s extremely moisturizing, and what[…]

Hair color – Is there a safe product out there?

I admit, I am guilty of coloring my hair. I know I should just take a break from it for now because we all know a time will come when I have to color it (to cover the grey…sigh). But I’m not ready to throw in the towel just yet. Inquiring minds want to know….is there a safer[…]

Bragg Organic Vinaigrette – Review

After reading over and over about the concerns over PUFA’s (polyunsaturated fatty acids), we were kind of on a mission to find a salad dressing that didn’t use vegetable oils (canola oil, soybean oil, etc.).  Do you know how hard it is to find a salad dressing without canola/soybean/vegetable oil?!  It’s nearly impossible!  For a while, we were[…]

100% Pure Nourishing Body Cream – Review

I picked up this 100% Pure Nourishing Body Cream on a trip to Ulta.  This body cream advertises, “Truly, 100% Pure – never any artificial fragrances, synthetic chemicals, toxic preservatives, or any other unsafe ingredients. Made only with the highest quality, organic nutrients for your skin.”  Sweet! I bought the Vanilla Bean scent, Ulta didn’t have a ton[…]

Artisana Organic Raw Coconut Butter – Review

We’ve been using coconut oil in our house for quite a while, that when I starting running across recipes recently calling for ‘Coconut Butter,’ I was surprised I’ve never heard of it.  Is it the same thing as coconut oil?  Is it a spreadable coconut-based butter alternative?  I didn’t know!! After a little digging, I found out that[…]

Spry Tooth Gel and Baby Banana Toothbrush – Review

As my 1-year-old’s teeth are starting to push through his little gums, I purchased the Spry Tooth Gel and Baby Banana Toothbrush combo from Whole Foods. The gel is made of all natural xylitol, which is a sweetener found in the fibers of many fruits and vegetables, as well as in oats and even hardwood. I know what[…]

Gud Shampoo and Conditioner by Burt’s Bees – Review

I’ve been wanting to try a more natural shampoo and conditioner for a while now. I’ve historically just used something that got the job done…nothing special and definitely not natural. While scanning the aisle, my eye caught the new gud line from Burt’s Bees. The products contain no parabens, phthalates or petrochemicals. I decided to give the Nourishing Shampoo[…]

Arm & Hammer Essentials Natural Deodorant – Review

I have finally found an awesome aluminum free deodorant, Arm & Hammer Essentials Natural Deodorant. I have to give a good friend of mine credit for telling me about this deodorant.  She said that even after sweating on the elliptical she still smelled the deodorant.  Yeah!!  I cannot say this about the countless aluminum free products I have[…]

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil – Review

Tropical Traditions is a company that I regularly order from personally, and every time I’m on their site, I see information on their ‘Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.’  We use coconut oil at home regularly, so I was really excited when I found out Tropical Traditions was going to send me a jar of their Gold Label Virgin[…]

Ambre Blends – Review

I absolutely love this fragrance oil! My sister-in-law introduced me to this product line and all the scents smell awesome.  I have the 10ml Essence and the 2oz. Spritzer of the Ambre Essence and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this stuff.  I promise people will ask you what you are wearing. I was told you put it at the crease[…]