Green Beauty Brands | Aztec 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…

Green Beauty Brands | Demoseà Botanical Beauty

“We believe that at the core of beauty is love, joy, and grace. Demoseà commits to sharing the secrets to healthy skin, a happy soul, and holistic living with signature blends, eccentric collections, and trusted ingredients.” – Demosea Offering products for the face, body, hair, and home, Demoseà Botanical Beauty seeks to attract those who…

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…

Healing Oils | Amazing Benefits of Castor Oil

By now, most of us know that it is what goes in and on our bodies that contributes to having glowing skin. Once thought of as a passing trend; natural beauty and skin care treatments seem to be here to stay. In addition to proper diet, a good night’s sleep and drinking plenty of water,…

Healing Oils | Grapefruit Essential Oil

If you are looking for a multifaceted essential oil, then grapefruit essential oil is a great choice. With uses ranging from household, to health and beauty, to pet care (it is said to help with fleas and ticks on dogs and horses); grapefruit essential oil is one oil some say they cannot live without. Said…

Green Beauty | 80+ Black-Owned Brands Changing The Face of Beauty + Wellness

Black-Owned Clean Beauty + Wellness Brands (Updated 4/1/18) Consciously Candace exists to uplift non-toxic, natural and organic beauty brands. We also seek to advocate for women underrepresented in the beauty and fashion industries. Black women. Disproportionately we are excluded, and disproportionately we are harmed by the indirect (and often direct) message society often sends: “You can’t…

Healing Oils | My Essential Oils for Skincare + Wellness

Hello lovelies! Happy November! I have quite a few DIY recipes I want to roll out this month, and thought I’d kick things off by showing you what essential oils I have in my collection. I don’t use every oil every day of course — I do have my favorites — but I have used…

Green Skincare | Calamine Lotion for Oily Skin (Primer)

Hello again! Right now is a prime time to talk about priming! I stopped using Milk of Magnesia (MoM) as a face primer when I read about how damaging it could be to the skin over time. MoM is too acidic for daily use, and can break down your skin’s protective barrier if used too…

Green Beauty DIY | Rosemary + Lavender Clay Face Mask for Oily Skin

Suitable for Oily Skin  2 Tablespoons Natural Bentonite Clay 1 1/2 Tablespoons* Distilled Water 1 Drop Rosemary Essential Oil 1 Drop Lavender Essential Oil Use non-metal bowls and mixing utensils when using bentonite clay. Mix the clay and water first before adding in the essential oils. I like to leave the mask on for 20…

Healing Oils | Benefits of Clove Essential Oil

Clove oil is distilled by steam from the Syzgium aromaticum plant.  This evergreen plant grows twenty-six to thirty-nine feet tall.  It has square leaves and pink colorful flowers that grow in clusters.  The flowers are harvested when they’re less than one inch in length and red in color. Clove flowers are dried in the sun…

Healing Oils | Lime Essential Oil

Botanical Name Citrus aurantifolia Part Used Fruit Peel Extraction Method Cold compression (fresh lime peels) Steam distillation (dried peels) Fragrance Citrus Sweet Tart Price Point Inexpensive

Healing Oils | Jasmine Essential Oil

Botanical Name Jasminum officinale, Jasminum grandiflorum Parts Used Flowers Extraction Method Steam distillation Fragrance Exotic Floral Sensual Sweet Warm Price Point Expensive Properties Antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, cicatrisant, expectorant, galactagogue, parturient, sedative, tonic, uterine

Green Beauty DIY | Apple Cider Vinegar Face Toner

Suitable For Mild Acne Dead Skin Removal You Will Need 2 Tablespoons Organic ACV 8 Ounces Water Combine and bottle ingredients. Using a cotton ball or pad, apply the toner to your face as a follow up to your normal cleansing method. Avoid the eyes and mouth. Store away from direct sunlight. Use daily on…

Green Beauty DIY | Olive Oil + Milk Toner for Dry Skin

Suitable For Dry Skin Sensitive Skin You Will Need 2 Cups Water 1/2 Cup Full Fat Milk 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Tablespoon Glycerin Small Container with Lid Combine ingredients. Shake well. Apply twice daily to clean skin. Refrigerate remainder. Discard after 7 days.