Mental Health | Beat Anxiety with Diet and Essential Oils

Now, let’s be clear: we all experience moments when we are nervous. Yet, we would say the individual who has intense, debilitating nervousness is one who suffers with anxiety. Regardless the reason for being anxious, there are some common symptoms each person shares: Fear, uneasiness Not being able to stay calm, or fall asleep Cold,…

Green Beauty Brands | Farmacy Beauty

What began as the discovery of a “superhero plant” growing in upstate New York is now a skincare line. That plant, Echinacea GreenEnvy™, is now patented and used exclusively by Farmacy Beauty. The Echinacea GreenEnvy™ root is said to have 300% more antioxidants than the Echinacea plant we’re used to hearing about. Yes. 300%. To…

Green Beauty Brands | Chocolate Kinks & Kurls

Wanting her children to feel good about their skin color and the curliness of their hair, Juanita Henderson of Fort Wayne, IN bathed them in positive affirmations. When she heard her daughters complain about wearing their hair in its natural state, she decided to do something to further help boost their self-esteem. That something grew…

Green Beauty Brands | CDF Skincare

CDF Skincare, which stands for Champ de Fleurs (sha-n de flur) – a field of flowers, is “a skincare line for women who want an island experience by using naturally designed products inspired by the Caribbean.” Founder Ginger-vee Carter grew up on the island of Trinidad. Watching her mom successfully start a business with soda,…

Mental Health | All Minds Matter

Like many ailments, depression is not specific to any given population or community. One’s socioeconomic bracket, gender, race or age won’t provide protection from the debilitating impact of depression and anxiety. However, what you eat, how much you move and the air quality around you may have more to do with your mood than you…

Green Beauty Brands | Saige + Ivy Natural Deodorant Spray

“Stay fresh. Live Free.” Sounds simple enough doesn’t it? This is the tagline for the brand Saige + Ivy. Named after the owner’s oldest child, Saige Ivy, this label’s mission is to offer a product that is “nontoxic to the welfare and health of people.” Simple, indeed. Brand creator Brittany Oliver has degrees in Sociology…

Green Beauty Brands | TSIGFY

Monkey Farts. Once You Go Black. Sexy A.F. A Pear of Melons. Doughnut Bar. Are these the names of drinks at a Las Vegas bar? Possibly. More accurately, they are creations by This Stuff Is Good for You (TSIGFY), a Las Vegas-based clean beauty brand. According to their Web site, TSIGFY has advanced from their…

Green Beauty Brands | MOVE Makeup

Sweatproof, natural makeup for the empowered, active woman! Wow, what a claim! If that wasn’t bold enough, MOVE Makeup goes on to say that their products are the best there is for women who have busy lifestyles. So, just what is MOVE Makeup? A chemical engineer and professional salsa dancer, MOVE Makeup creator Leah Patterson…

Green Beauty Brands | 5 DIY Recipes w/ Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

Packaged in Pahrump, NV, Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay begins its journey in Death Valley, CA. There, the bentonite clay is sun-dried for six months in temperatures that can reach as high as 134°. The benefits and uses of clay reach back 4000 years. Used in Roman and German spas, clay packs and treatments are…

Mental Health | Hope? For What?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, there is a good chance you’ve heard of the recent suicides of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. What you may not have heard is that just a few weeks before Spade and Bourdain ended their lives, former model and Playboy Playmate, Stephanie Adams, 47, threw herself and…

Green Beauty Brands | SheaMoisture

Looking for an affordable brand that not only strives to be paraben and sulfate free, uses organic ingredients, is sustainably-produced, and donates a portion of their proceeds to women-led businesses? Then your search may begin and end with SheaMoisture. In 1912 Sofi Tucker began selling shea nuts in Sierra Leone, and by the time she…