Empties, empties, oh so many empties. I feel like it never ends. Every month I am so proud I finished a bunch of products, but then I look in my bathroom, and there are products everywhere! I’m not really in a “no-buy”, mode but I am trying hard to resist the urge, and just use stuff up! It takes a lot longer than I think to finish things. Working on month 3 trying to finish a lipstick I’ve had for awhile, but don’t want to throw out.
14 items! Let’s go!
A reader asked if I could do a post going into more detail about how I use Coconut Oil, and I thought that was a great idea! I’ve only recently started to use Coconut Oil, but everyday I’m discovering a new way to use it that I love.
First, a little about this amazing product. Coconut oil comes in a solid form, but melts at 76 degrees Fahrenheit. This means it can easily melt from body temperature, but will stay in a relatively sold form in room temperature. Coconut oil contains a unique combination of fatty acids. They are absorbed into the body in a different way than other fatty acids, producing a natural source of energy. An increased amount of energy means more fat burning. It can also be good for the heart, the liver, and the brain! Coconut Oil also contains Lauric Acid which can kill bacteria and viruses in the body and on the skin. In terms of beauty, the unique composition of Coconut Oil allows it so soak into the skin and moisturize. The semi-solid form also makes it easier to work with when using it on the body.
If you’ve been reading closely the last few months, you may know I’ve been trying to use more natural products in my beauty routine. After read Deborah Burnes book “Look Great, Live Green” I want to be more conscious of what I’m putting on and in my body. Our skin absorbs everything, and the chemicals and preservatives in beauty products can go through our skin and into our blood stream.
One of my new year’s resolutions is to start using more natural beauty products. Whenever I finish up a lotion or cleanser, I am trying to replace it with natural options. Today, I have 4 all natural products to share with you that I have been LOVING recently!! I buy most of my natural products on Vitacost. They have the best deals.
The first favorites of 2014!! How exciting! It is also almost my 1 year blog-iversary. Time flies when you’re blogging! January was a good month for new favorites, which gives me lots of hope for the new year.
Every month I discover a new product or two, but some of my favorites are ones that I had around and found a new love for. It is always great discovering great products in your own stash! Do you ever do that? Alrighty, lets get into these products…
Lets start from the beginning. Goodebox is a subscription beauty box service just like Birchbox or Ipsy, but the products each month are all natural, organic, cruelty free…all that stuff.
I don’t have a subscription to Goodebox…yet. My mom been a subscriber for a few months now, and has been loving it, so it is inevitable I join her. At the end of the year Goodebox was having a clearance event to get rid of products from the last year to make room for new ones. For my birthday my mom bought me a box, which was $20.
It finally came, and as you can see was stuffed so full of products the paper was ripping!