Product Review: Kiss My Face Dry Oil Sunscreen

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend, which means that the official kickoff to summer is literally right around the corner. You know what that means – it’s time for lotsa fun in the S-U-N! There’s nothing more summery than snagging some good ol’ fashioned Vitamin D the natural way, but don’t forget to practice safe sun! When possible: Reduce exposure by wearing a hat Limit exposed … Continue reading Product Review: Kiss My Face Dry Oil Sunscreen

Product Review: Kiss My Face 32 Oz. Body Lotion

It’s been a crazy busy couple weeks for lots of reasons, but I’m back in your inbox today with a product I’m very happy to review and share with you readers! Kiss My Face (maker of naturally-effective, cruelty-free skin and body care products) has expanded its product line once again, to include new 32 oz. deep moisturizing body lotions! As a member of their social … Continue reading Product Review: Kiss My Face 32 Oz. Body Lotion

Best of the Best: My Favorite Natural Body Products of 2016!

Phew! 2016 has been a rough one overall, and finally, thankfully, we’ve arrived at its final hours. What a year. To close out 2016 on a positive note, let’s focus on pure awesomeness. Today, I want to showcase my favorite products, my “Best of the Best,” if you will, because I know how overwhelming it can feel for newcomers who want to switch to better, … Continue reading Best of the Best: My Favorite Natural Body Products of 2016!

Farm Fab: Farmaceutical-Grade Skincare You Need to Try!

Just call it kismet. I’d been following Sunny Cabana Farms on Etsy and Instagram for quite a while, so when they reached out to me to test-drive some of their skincare and body products, I was so psyched to have the opportunity! Sunny Cabana Farms describes itself as a “beyond-organic, small family farm and micro-dairy,” located in Riverside, California. Pretty much the stuff dreams are … Continue reading Farm Fab: Farmaceutical-Grade Skincare You Need to Try!

Pink Ribbon Problem, Part 2: Protect Yourself & Pink Wisely!

Last week, I published the first half of my discussion about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Pink Ribbon Problem, Part 1: “Pinkwashing” the Truth. Please check it out, if you haven’t already, since understanding both the history and the current forces at work helps paint the complete “pink” picture. Note: There was an issue with that post back-dating from Oct. 1st (the actual publish date) to … Continue reading Pink Ribbon Problem, Part 2: Protect Yourself & Pink Wisely!

Product Review: Kiss My Face Deodorant Spray

*Giveaway has ended- thanks for entering! Winners posted in comments.* Well, friends, I’ve recently been hinting about some exciting things in the works at a.healthier.happy, and the time has finally come for the big reveal! Ready? Kiss My Face (maker of naturally-effective, cruelty-free skin care and body products) has just launched its brand new, plant-powered deodorant spray, and yours truly was picked as one of … Continue reading Product Review: Kiss My Face Deodorant Spray

Product Review: Fat and the Moon Deodorant Cream

Ohhh lawdy, it’s hot out! Here in sunny Florida, we’ve been in the 90’s every day since like April or May, so you know what this means – Armpit Alert Code Red, people! This is not a drill! For those of us who wisely shun “traditional” antiperspirants made by the Big Brand Names because they contain aluminum and other dangerous chemicals, we have a harder … Continue reading Product Review: Fat and the Moon Deodorant Cream

It’s Summer! Choosing Safer Sunscreen for You & Your Family

Oh, it’s that magical time of year we so dearly love! S-U-M-M-E-R! It means hot days, no school, staying up late, and endless fun! Unfortunately, it also means much higher risk of sunburn, and greater exposure to the chemicals in everyday sunscreens. I know, I know, I can practically hear some of you groaning, not wanting to hear how another thing is “out to get” … Continue reading It’s Summer! Choosing Safer Sunscreen for You & Your Family

What Can Clay Do for You? Bentonite Clay for Beautiful Skin & More

Time to get dirty, y’all!  I know it sounds totally counter-intuitive, but adding Bentonite clay to your beauty regimen can actually result in fresher, clearer, cleaner-feeling skin! What is Bentonite clay? Well, it’s a very specific type of clay – not just any old mud – that comes from volcanic ash, and has been used for centuries as “healing clay” topically and internally, and is … Continue reading What Can Clay Do for You? Bentonite Clay for Beautiful Skin & More

Greener & Cleaner: Gorgeous Makeup I’m Proud to Wear

A few posts ago, I gave a run-down of the Cosmetic Catastrophe that is the mainstream makeup industry as we know it. I also listed many companies who are driving change and are über worthy of the fab reputations they’ve earned for themselves within the world of (truly) natural and organic beauty products. I promised a special blog to feature the two companies at the top … Continue reading Greener & Cleaner: Gorgeous Makeup I’m Proud to Wear

Healthy Ways to Survive Woeful Winter Weather

“Winter Wonderland” it is not. It’s no secret that freezing temps and wicked winds are unkind to mind, body, and soul. For one thing, it’s ‘that time of year’ when plenty of people walk around sick, so keeping your immune system running top-notch is key! And, even though we typically associate summer as the season to monitor hydration, it’s just as important over the winter too. Blasting … Continue reading Healthy Ways to Survive Woeful Winter Weather

Cosmetic Catastrophe: Detoxing Your Makeup Bag

How Did We Get Here? Ladies, they’ve been after us for over 100 years, with a product for every need (real or imaginary). Women throughout history have been bombarded by ad after ad from this company or that company, each time promising us that their “newer” and “better” products will leave us feeling more beautiful than before. All of us are guilty of buying into … Continue reading Cosmetic Catastrophe: Detoxing Your Makeup Bag

What’s in YOUR Shampoo? How to Pick Healthier Products & Go Sulfate-Free

My path to healthier living started as a teeny tiny little idea to put better things in our bodies. This quickly evolved into us taking precaution that the things that go on our bodies (which, in turn, also equals in our bodies) are safe, quality products as well. I’ve been hitting it hard, looking for safer options to replace dangerous everyday beauty products that I’m … Continue reading What’s in YOUR Shampoo? How to Pick Healthier Products & Go Sulfate-Free

Going Aluminum-Free: A Survival Guide

I’m happy to say that I’ve received quite a bit of questions lately on the topic of making the switch to aluminum-free deodorant products (and I’m sure there are plenty more of you out there with some shy curiosity), so to anyone considering making The Big Switch, this one’s specially for you! Continue reading Going Aluminum-Free: A Survival Guide