Uterine Fibroids | One Year Later

Hello lovelies! Time flies. I first wrote about my diagnosis last July. Since that time I’ve experienced significant improvement in a few areas, and not so much in others. I thought I’d sit down and fill you in on my progress (well, lack of progress), and update you on my new 90-day healing plan that…

Mental Health | Hope? For What?

Good evening, lovelies! I am adding a much-needed mental health component to my website. I hope you find these weekly posts useful. Thank you Cherise for lending your expertise. 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…

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…

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 Review | The Honey Pot Company

Happy Wednesday lovelies! As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I was diagnosed with uterine fibroids in 2013 and had a painful reminder of their presence again in 2017. Since that time I’ve learned so much about hormonal imbalance, the importance of a plant-based diet, and the environmental and emotional stressors that affect the womb….

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 Herbs | Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

Hello lovelies! Today I visited Matcha House Tea and Sweets for a green tea matcha (with almond milk), and it did not disappoint. I love starting my day with matcha because it lends me a very necessary pick-me-up in the morning, and because I know I’m doing wonderful things for my body. ‘What’s matcha,’ you…

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…

Ramblings | “If you’re vegan, why are you so mean?”

Hello lovelies! I’ve got a bone to pick with some of you. (Don’t worry, the bone came from a sustainably-raised grass-fed cow who lived a long, happy life. Moo.) My recent health scare is responsible for my return to plant-based cuisine, and I’m so grateful for the not-so-subtle reminder of the healing power of food….

Wellness | My Uterine Fibroids Diagnosis

Hello lovelies! Been awhile, I know. Much has changed since my last post. I moved to Las Vegas mid-May and started a new position at a financial firm. Now smack dab in the middle of summer, I can now say I’ve experienced true “Vegas heat.” San Diego spoiled me in the weather department, that’s for…

Green Beauty Review | Infinity Jars

Hello beautiful people! Time sure flies. It was over a month ago when I received these gorgeous glass cosmetic bottles from Infinity Jar in exchange for an honest write-up. If you enjoy DIY beauty as much as I do, I think you’ll agree with me that these glass jars truly are a must-have! One thing…

Green Skincare | The Magic of Oils

Curated Article Originally Published Here One of the key differences between conventional skin care and natural or organic skin care is not the “active” ingredients such as green tea or vitamin c, which excluding water may make up to about 5% of any product, rather it lies with the base ingredients. In natural skin care,…

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…