Why You Should Use Non Toxic Hair Care Products

" Is your hair looking dried out, tired, like it's lost its shine and luster? This may be the results of using damaging hair care products such as your tried and true shampoo and conditioner! Or are they really tried and true? We challenge you to see for yourself the beautiful transformative effects that natural and organic hair care products deliver! "

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4 Reasons Your Skin Needs The Power Of Pineapple Enzymes

Find out how pineapple's super-hero enzyme Bromelain BRIGHTENS, SOFTENS, CLARIFIES, and REGENERATES all skin types!

Read the full article here at Eco Diva Beauty!

What is a Surfactant? What You Need To Know

"Have you ever wondered what makes your skincare and beauty products get foamy and sudsy with bubbles? As a culture and society we have been brought up to believe that the more foam we collect on out skin and hair, the better a product performs for a results driven experience. Well, we are about to get real with you and share the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to our dear bubble-infused products..."

Read on for the full article here at Eco Diva Beauty

6 Tips For How To Cleanse Your Skin

"I have come across a theme of questions that tend to get asked over and over. One of them is "What is the proper skincare regimen?" As an Esthetician, I can say there are definitely steps to skincare and the first and one of the most important steps is cleansing your skin. I like to look at it as both an art and a science..."

Read more on my 6 Tips For How To Cleanse Your Skin at info.ecodivabeauty.com

5 Reasons To Love Mineral Makeup

Did you know that makeup can be good for your skin? 
(using the right makeup that is!)

Head over to Eco Diva Beauty to read my 5 reasons to love mineral makeup!

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Gluten Free Almond Bread (With Lemon Glaze!)

Cooking, baking and creating healthy recipes are some of my favorite things to do. Head over to Eco Diva Beauty where I've shared my recipe for delicious Gluten Free Almond Bread with a tangy and sweet lemon glaze!

"The bread is perfectly fluffy and light. It is as mouth watering as it is tenderly moist by the sugar-free lemon glaze that soaks into the bread. We think it pairs lovely with a side of fresh berries for breakfast and a cup of warm tea. But for something as delectable as this, we will take it any time!" 

DIY Coconut Oil Mask For Hair

" Did you know that coconut oil is proven to help hair re-grow and even slow down the hair loss that occurs? It even rids hair of dandruff and that awful, dry, itchy scalp. This power-packed oil from nature gets deep into hair follicles creating a head of hair that is full of shine and luster! Any hair type can benefit from the amazing effects of a coconut oil hair treatment! "

Today I am over at Eco Diva Beauty sharing how you can create your own DIY Coconut Oil Hair Treatment! 

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"Mascara is a beauty product that is not discussed in length compared to skincare or facial makeup. Many do not realize that the mascara they are applying each day is either having a positive or negative effect on their health and wellbeing. Today we’d like to enlighten you on seven ingredients to avoid in mascara and give you a little info on the best non toxic mascaras you can choose instead."
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"Improving indoor air quality is easier than you might think and very inexpensive to achieve as well. I've complied a list of 5 ways to improve air quality in your home, or any indoor space for that matter!"

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Review: How The La Bella Figura Hair Elixir Transforms Hair Health

" Ok ladies, let's talk about hair—healthy hair that glistens and shines! We all know what a healthy diet filled with the right vitamins, antioxidants and minerals can do for our skin and hair, but what we put on our hair to wash and style it with is just as important. Having a background in the skincare industry for quite some time now, I've had my fair share of experience working in botanical-inspired hair salons and using their products. For a while I was convinced that I had found my perfect hair care regimen... Then I tried La Bella Figura Bohemia Verde Aromatic Hair Elixir and everything I thought I knew about creating beautiful and stylish locks of healthy hair went out the window." 

Read my full review at info.ecodivabeauty.com

10 Reasons You'll Want To Start Eating Parsley

"March is a month known for being GREEN... The world starts to turn a new leaf and all vegetation around us reawaken with life and soft greenery. And if you celebrate Saint Patty's day, then that's a very green day too! As Eco Divas, I believe it is innate within us to live a greener lifestyle for ourselves and the planet..." 

Read more NOW at Eco Diva Beauty 

How To: Sunrise Chia Seed Smoothie Recipe

Looking for a refreshing fruit smoothie loaded with tons of health and beauty benefits? Look no further! I chose to do a rendition of One Love Organics: Chia Whip Purifying Foam Cleanser. Read the full article with easy "how to" recipe at Eco Diva Beauty now!

Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser

"Transforms skin into a beautiful and pure palette of softness, clarity and even-toned skin. Blemishes diminish and even stubborn pigmentation fades away"

As some of you may know, I recently opened up my own business, a cute, small day spa in my town where I live in southern California. The Beauty Garden - Holistic & Eco Chic Skincare. That’s my other baby aside from this one here (the blog) and my real baby, a 2 year old at home! At The Beauty Garden I offer an array of holistic skin care services & hair removal as well as retail. When I was in search of products I wanted to bring on board my studio, I knew without a shadow of a doubt that Indie Lee had to be one of the lines that I carry. 

I actually had the privilege of meeting Indie Lee in person at The Night For Green Beauty event this last August 2014.(Wish I had taken a picture with her!) We went over her entire line and I was instantly taken aback by the products she had to offer and so intrigued by her Brightening Cleanser. I recall her telling me, its a 6 in 1 product!

1.) Facial Cleanser
2.) Facial Brightener
3.) Facial Exfoliant
4.) Eye Make-Up Remover
5.) Facial Exfoliating/Brightening Mask
6.) Make-up brush cleanser

At the time, I had no idea what a rockstar product that the Brightening Cleanser truly is, now however I definitely do! 

Without any hesitation, the Brightening Cleanser is my most FAVORITE gel cleanser that I have ever used! Yet it is unlike any other gel cleanser that I’ve ever used...

For the most part this cleanser is what I recommend to many of my clients. It is my #1 selling cleanser! Incredibly effective and popular I couldn't keep it in stock, and now have learned I need to keep plenty of supply around to offer my customers. Trust me, there's a reason why its a favorite! 

To understand why the brightening cleanser is so incredible (aside from the fact that it’s a 6-in-1 product) it is important to understand the ingredients within this bottle of pure skincare magic. It does indeed transform skin into a beautiful and pure palette of softness, clarity and even-toned skin. Blemishes diminish and even stubborn hyper-pigmentation fades away.

The Brightening Cleanser is filled with simple yet amazing, skin transformative ingredients:

  • Coconut & Sunflower Oil: A primary component in of the cleanser, these ingredients make this product a healing and hydrating gel cleanser. It won’t strip your skin like typical gel cleansers do. Coconut oil is a natural surfactant, so it adds to the foamy, sudsy effect most of us love! It suds up naturally without toxic SLS  that many mainstream gel cleansers contain (Sodium Laurel Sulfates, Sodium Laureth Sulfates). The Brightening Cleanser feels so silky smooth, almost creamy, but it isn’t. It’s the most amazing and soothing texture for a gel cleanser. A tiny bit goes a long way for one cleanse.
  • Strawberry: Is a natural AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) that is derived from many types of acids. Strawberry comes from the AHA: Malic Acid. Indie Lee went to great lengths to make sure this active acid is formulated safe for our skin. Malic acid is extremely versatile for many types of skin and skin conditions! 
9 Benefits of Malic Acid in The Brightening Cleanser:

    • Rich in Vitamin A + Vitamin C = Antioxidants (Anti-Aging)
    • Removes dead skin cells through exfoliation
    • Moisturizes the skin 
    • Helps those suffering with bad acne to mild breakouts & blackheads
    • Helps those with oily and even dry skin
    • Improves the appearance of acne scars
    • Improves the appearance of photo-aging (UV Sun Damage)
    • Improves the appearance of hyper-pigmentation & melasma
    • Firms & smooths skin appearance and texture

  • Lycophene: Also known as lycopene... It is an amazing component that protects the skin from extrinsic aging factors like the sun and free radicals. Lycopene helps the skin cells stay strong which helps bump up tissue connectivity and helps prevent the breakdown of collagen.
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein: While this is a gluten ingredient, it has been proven safe for even those who have celiac.  This ingredient is lovely for nourishing the skin. It helps increase the skin’s firmness and smooths your skin to be as soft as a baby’s bum.

Now that you’ve seen what amazing primary ingredients make up the Brightening Cleanser, I’d love for you to know how it has improved my skin!

I’ve written quite a bit about my struggles, and triumph of healing and treating my own skin issues. I now no longer have to deal with that facial rash but I am extremely cautious that my skincare products do not irritate my skin thus causing another rash epidemic! The Brightening Cleanser has never, ever irritated my skin. I truly look forward to cleansing my skin because of its amazing sensory experience! It smells incredible; lightly sweet of delicious strawberry! I almost want to eat it! The texture of the gel is actually gel-y. A tiny dime size or less is all I need. The gel goes all over my face so smoothly and suds up just enough to thoroughly cleanse my skin. 

Once or twice a week in the evening I’ll let the cleanser sit on my face for a 10 minute Brightening Mask! Every time I wash and pat dry my face, my skin feels soft, hydrated and so soothed. I noticed it looks brighter and a few very stubborn facial spots that I got during pregnancy (thanks hormones!) actually faded away! My convictions were confirmed when my husband complimented my no makeup- bare facial skin, saying it “looks so clear”! Hahaha! I laugh, but I knew he meant that my skin looks brighter, more radiant. To get a compliment from a guy on your skin being au natural you know that speaks volumes! No other cleanser had ever done that to my skin. I knew it was this cleanser. My perioral dermatitis never flared up or came back either. I hope you see now why I adore this product. The Brightening Cleanser will change your view on cleansing, just as it did to mine! It is not a product to just slap on, wash off and see no benefit of using it. It actually works and is effective in more ways than one. I could sit here all day explaining all the benefits of The Brightening Cleanser, but you truly won’t know how your skin will transform for the better until you give it a try! What are you waiting for? The Brightening Cleanser is available at THE BEAUTY GARDEN SHOP

10 Reasons You'll Want To Know How To Make Rose Petal Tea

Happy Valentine's Day! Enjoy this day of love and intimacy by taking care of yourself with a fresh brewed pot of Rose Petal tea! It is fragrant, lightly sweet and has so amazing health benefits! Especially for women. There's a extra reason why we adore roses so much, right ladies?! Read the 10 reasons why you'll want to make Rose Petal Tea at Eco Diva Beauty today! The simple recipe is posted there as well! Remember to love yourself- love is beauty!

My Review: How I Detoxed With the Pursoma 'Resurrection' Bath Soak

This bath soak detox was unlike any other detox experience I have ever had. Read my review on the Pursoma 'Resurrection' Bath Soak at Eco Diva Beauty!

Detoxify & Renew: Experience The Benefits Of Dry Brushing

You do not want to miss today's blog post that I've written and it is live over at the lovely Eco Diva Beauty blog! Its a New Year and I hope it is filled with wellness, health and beauty! Find out the life-changing benefits of Dry Brushing and its my hope you can start today! Happy brushing! You can read the post here.