Gift Guide

Nicole/ November 6, 2018

It’s that time of year again… that time of year to be on the hunt for the next best gift to give a loved one. But what do you buy someone who already seems to have everything? Chances are if you’re on our site, you’re looking for something to appeal to someone

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Moving day? Stressed out? This will help!

Nicole/ September 29, 2018

Moving. You would think someone who has spent most her life moving would have a system to help keep things organized and keep the stress minimal. While enlisted in the Navy, I picked up even more efficient systems for moving. Then… I married a military man and our moves became much more

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Remove Toxins From Your Makeup & Skin Care

Nicole/ September 24, 2018

Makeup. Face wash. Soap. Lotion. Exfoliators. Makeup remover. Acne treatments. Sunscreen. Moisturizer. Serums. What do they all have in common? Extremely loose regulations with little government oversight that allow companies to use many toxic ingredients and ingredients without safety data while manufacturing your makeup and skin care. Federal law regulating the cosmetic

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Remove Toxins from Your Perfume or Cologne

Nicole/ September 23, 2018

Perfume and cologne are everywhere. From sprays to lotions to cosmetics to roll on bottles, everything in the personal care market seems to have fragrance. And why not? Everyone loves to smell good and use products that smell good (at least everyone who I’ve ever met). But what exactly is in that

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Is Your Laundry Toxic?

Nicole/ September 20, 2018

Our laundry. Washing it should make us feel clean and fresh to start a new day or bring about happiness when we snuggle up in some fresh linens while reading a good book or watching a movie. That warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from donning clean clothes and linens should not

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Remove Toxins From Your Kitchen

Nicole/ September 19, 2018

In my last post I wrote a brief introduction about toxins in the home. Unless you have begun learning how to navigate ingredients lists (and the lack thereof), chances are there are toxins in your home that are preventing you from maximizing your wellness. Through this series, I’m hoping to make the

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Is Your Home Toxic?

Nicole/ September 17, 2018

If you purchase your cleaning and personal care products from the local or chain department or drug store and don’t pay attention to the ingredients label and what each item is and what those individual and mixed items can do to your body, chances are, you have a toxic home. Although your

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Control Bathroom Smells

Nicole/ July 17, 2018

Bathroom adventures can be quite embarrassing, especially when you’re not the only one home. Knock out the embarrassment by controlling toilet smells. I previously wrote about surviving your in-laws, where I mentioned needing to diffuse some Purification essential oil blend to keep from routinely walking through a brick wall of stench brought

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Diffusing Essentail Oils Safely

Nicole/ June 12, 2018

Using essential oils safely is an important topic to cover. Essential oils are highly concentrated and need to be handled with care, even when just diffusing essential oils. Diffusing essential oils is where you add oils to a diffuser. There are many types of diffusers. Some use tap water, some use distilled

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DIY Wood Cleaner and Polish Recipe

Nicole/ April 17, 2018

What could be worse than the sneezing rampage as you dust your furniture? That dust poofs up and achoo! It never seems to end. And forget leaving the windows open in the spring, during the pollen-apocalypse that just coats every surface in an endless cycle of constant dust and sneeze frenzy that

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How To Care For And Store Essential Oils

Nicole/ April 9, 2018

Essential oils, like most volatile liquids, need to be stored appropriately to ensure they maintain their therapeutic qualities. Preserving your precious essential oils requires a few simple steps. First lets talk a bit about the four basic categories your oils fall into. Each oil category has slightly different requirements for storage. Pure steam

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Laundry With Essential Oils

Kendra/ July 26, 2016

Laundry. You mean to clean your clothes, but thanks to substandard labeling laws, all you’re really doing is swishing your dirty clothes in a vat of warm water and toxic chemicals. It was quite the disturbing experience to dig into the toxic chemicals I draped over my body that don’t rinse out of

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Remove Skincare Toxins!

Nicole/ March 8, 2016

Toxic ingredients are in skincare, hair care, fragrance, and cosmetic products in every store. Our voice is so important and today we ask for you to use it to ask for change. We ask for your help to enact change to remove skincare toxins. In honor of Beautycounter’s 3rd birthday, we ask

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