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How to Spring Clean Your Makeup Bag + Giveaway!

Graydon Cleansers | elodiebeautycom

1. Clean all makeup brushes  How long have your makeup brushes been sitting unwashed in your makeup bag? Dermatologists recommend that you clean your brushes daily. If that sounds like too much work, aim to clean makeup brushes at least once a week by using a gentle cleanser such as the Graydon Super Sensitive Face Foam. After washing, thoroughly rinse them, pat with a towel, and lay flat to dry over night. In between washes, sanitize your… 

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(Clockwise from left) La Bella Figura Daily Elements Defense Face Oil, Juniper Ridge Cedar Soap, Lavender in a Bag, Soi Green Tea Candle

Eco gifts for any occasion

The holiday season is upon us (according to retailers at least), but sweet little gifts don’t need to be reserved only for special occasions. I thought I would share a few things that I have been given over the course of the fall that are perfect for treating yourself, or that eco conscious green beauty (and beau) in your life. 1. Juniper Ridge wild harvested organic soap: For those who love the outdoors but may… 

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The Hair Smoothie is non-greasy and leaves a dry finish.

Hair Care: Graydon, Clinical Luxury By Nature

Let’s talk hair. Since transitioning to an all natural beauty routine a few years ago, finding the right shampoos, conditioners, and styling products has been tough! Frankly, of all the products that I use, shampoo has been the one that causes me the most grief. It’s the lather–or rather lack of, that causes this. You see, as much as I despise Sodium Laureth/Lauryl Sulphite (SLES/SLS) in my toothpaste and soap, I kind of miss the… 

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Toxic Tuesday: Spotlight on Formaldehyde

You probably know this one. Think back to grade ten biology class. That poor frog floating in a jar filled with. . . that’s right, formaldehyde. It is often used to keep frogs and other slimy things in jars because it is an excellent preservative. It is also commonly found in nail polish and hair straightening products. Most recently the US federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated the use of formaldehyde in these… 

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Hands Off!

“It is estimated that the average person touches their face between 3-5 times a minute.” We all do it: stare at ourselves two inches away from the mirror, fussing and picking at blemishes, wrinkles, or whatever we find. Enough is enough. I am taking a hands off pledge, and I hope that you will join me! By taking a pledge to not touch your face, you are accomplishing two things. First and foremost, you prevent… 

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