Important: BC Takes DC

Grab a cup of coffee and cozy up - I want to give you a little peek into my story and share about an opportunity I'm working really hard for! My journey to safer beauty began over three years ago before my first son Bode was born. Understanding that our...

Easy Sustainable Kitchen Swaps

I hope you're enjoying 2020 so far! We sure are!  I wanted to share with you one of our family goals for the year:  To make our kitchen more sustainable!  Two of our main focuses are cutting back on paper towel consumption and eliminating plastic use where possible.  Is it just our family or...

Favorite Lip Products of the Season

I shared a recent blog post about how colorants used in the cosmetic industry are commonly contaminated with harmful heavy metals. These harmful heavy metals like lead or arsenic to name a few, have been linked with cancer, organ dysfunction, neurotoxicity and more. Thankfully, the FDA does not allow companies...

You Eat Your Lipstick

You know you eat your lipstick, right? I know that sounds extreme but it's true! What you put onto your lips gets ingested! What's even more extreme is that your lip products (or any other makeup that has colorant) may contain harmful heavy metals. Though small amounts of some heavy...

How to Select a Healthy Snack Bar

Does the simple task of picking out a snack bar confuse you? You’re not alone.  With all the options on the shelves, it can be hard to figure out which one to choose as a healthy option!   While I try to remain flexible based on where I am shopping and...

Want to Know Something Startling?

I shared this statistic on my Facebook page earlier in the week and it sparked great conversation.  Tell me, are you aware of this? Over 80,000 chemicals are used today in personal care products, most of which have no safety data. Ummm, excuse me? No. Safety. Data. (Not cool.) You would think the FDA...

Safer Deodorant

I wanted to take a minute and talk to you about deodorant. I am going to assume that you've heard you should be using natural deodorant. Do you know why though? (Don't worry, you're not expected to know the specifics!)One of the main active ingredients in mainstream deodorant is aluminum. Aluminum is a...

Lotus Glow Cleansing Balm

I want to introduce you to the unicorn of all unicorns. The Cleansing Balm. Within one use, you are hooked. Literally. The Cleansing Balm is one of the first Beautycounter products I tried and I fell in love immediately! It's a blend of rich seed oils, shea butter, mango butter and other nourishing ingredients designed hydrate, cleanse and illuminate...

The Never List

Did you know that 26 seconds is all it takes for the chemicals in your personal care products to enter your bloodstream?Yikes! That's not very much time! The FDA does not provide much regulation against companies putting harmful ingredients into their products, so you have to be your own safety advocate. Feels heavy,...

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