I created this space as a place for me to share these loves and passions of mine; what makes my heart beat and colors my days alive. My hope is that this blog is filled with the realness, the rawness, the beautiful, the heart stirring, gut aching, shakey nervousness, slow and pensive, wild and thriving thoughts and moments of LIFE.
Part of my goal since starting this oily journey has been to become even more intentional with the products that I use in life. Choosing REAL household products that aren’t filled with toxins is something that has become SO important to us in the past two years. I want to know exactly what goes into my body, be aware of what I breathe in, what I use on my skin, etc.
Over the past two years, I’ve began to overhaul our eating habits (slowly, but surely), drinking habits (getting rid of soda!!! but I still can’t say no to coffee–just being real here), household products (getting rid of products containing scary things, changing our laundry detergents & using wool dryer balls instead of dryer sheets + cleaning products), body products (shampoo, conditioner, body wash getting rid of lotions, etc), and even saying goodbye to candles & wallflowers (and saying HELLO to #allthediffusers!) and the whole point of this post is– even overhauling my MAKEUP!
Sadly, it’s the last thing I thought of, and I’m sure something most people don’t even think of. Our skin is our largest organ and absolutely absorbs everything we put on it, so while I was making an effort to get rid of toxins in other areas of life, I was continuing to put scary things right on my face!
I’ve officially kicked out drugstore and designer makeup from my makeup back and instead sought out natural, organic makeup brands that I could actually read the ingredients! My friend Haleigh started posting about a brand called Root Pretty, so I did some digging and tried it out. After all, they’re based in IOWA!!!! #represent! 😉 Sure enough, my skin has been way happier & healthier!!
I’ve been loving it since I started using Root Pretty this winter and I wanted to share them with you all. You can grab some samples to see what you want, but there hasn’t been a single product I’ve tried that I don’t love!!!
So check it out, friends! And continue kicking those toxins to the CURB!!!