from my free intro guide to natural beauty , available here (for a limited time)

If you haven't already done so, THIS year is the year to get off toxic body care products and get clean. The stars are aligned for this purpose, I can feel it. Maybe it's because I'm planning something that will totes help you do it...

It's simple, our skin is a living organ - everything we put on it ends up inside our bodies, accumulating in our fat cells or circumnavigating our innards via our bloodstream. Yet we slather it with cleansers, creams, antiperspirants, perfumes and god knowns what else that we wouldn't feed to a wild animal. What's up with that?

I wrote about this topic a while back... you can get the basics on the toxicity of conventional personal care products here.

The good news, my friends, is that switching to skin and hair care that won't hurt you is Really Very Easy. It's also very cheap. Most of the ingredients you can use you probably already have in your fridge or pantry. Aaaand you'll look and feel better for it, relatively quickly (skin renews itself every 28 days or thereabouts).

For some tips on how to switch to natural skin care, read here.

And here's how to detox your hair (and part 2 here).

Oh and if you haven't already downloaded my free natural beauty e-guide yet, now's your last chance. Consider it a little teaser and intro to the world of easy toxin-free beauty. I'll be taking it down in a wee bit to make room for something bigger and even better!


  1. Great to be reminded of your previous detox blog posts, thanks! Have switched to natural skin care (shea butter and rosehip oil) many years ago (with wonderful results), but am still using Moo Goo for the hair... I wonder if anyone else has found it easier to change some personal care habits, but not others...?

  2. I can't wait to see what you have in stall for us!

  3. It's very weird, but mashing food on your face works. It might seem like waste of food but you only use a tiny bit and it is so much better for the environment, health, landfill, purse, skin....Strawberry or tamarillo both make a good fruit peel to brighten skin, and I make an avocado, macadamia, olive leaf and aloe face mask that makes my skin feel gorgeous. It's a bit silly - I think really it is the vitamins and minerals and antioxidants that you put on skin from the inside that really work - but it's fun to do occasionally.

    1. Ha ha, it's not weird at all Linda! Ancient cultures have applied fruit, natural oils and other plant materials to their skin for beauty purposes for centuries. For sure the biggest difference is made from eating a healthy diet, but what you put on your skin can also make a difference due to enzymes, acids and other active compounds that are present in fruit and so on. Keep it up!



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