This was my first time making homemade foaming hand soap. I had no idea how easy and fun it would be to make own. It really felt like I performed a magic trick when I pumped that soap pump and this beautiful billowy white puff of soap filled my hand!
Cove Unscented Pure & Vegan Castile Soap
Made From Certified Organic Plant Oils
You need to start with a good organic soap base. I am using an unscented Castile soap by Cove. This Castile soap is vegan, organic and free of detergents, foaming agents, chemicals, fragrances, and animal products.
Unlike other castile soaps, we don’t use palm kernel oil because its cultivation leads to the destruction of our rainforests. Ours is a simpler soap with a smaller ecological footprint. –Cove
Cove has also added Certified Organic Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Hemp Oil, Olive Oil, and Vegetable Glycerin to their Castile soap to make it more moisturizing. I still add a little more V-6 oil because I really want my foaming soap to be extra moisturizing.
Organic Foaming Hand Soap DIY Recipe
Add all your ingredients to your foaming soap dispenser and give a little swish to combine the ingredients. I usually give my dispenser a swish everyday to make sure the ingredients stay combined, because water and oil tends to separate.
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Everywhere I look I see pictures of Jamberry Nails… manicure pics, pedicure pics, women and children of all ages wearing Jamberry Nails. I had to find out what all the excitement was about. During my research I found out that Jamberry Nails are gluten-free, latex-free, non-toxic and contain no harmful chemicals. Which isahh-mazing! I just knew I had to try some. I found a Jamberry Nails Independent Consultant and she offered to send me some samples to try so I could write a blog review and host a giveaway.
Here are a few things I love —
I watched so many YouTube videos on how to apply the nail wraps that I was a little intimidated when I got them. I was so excited to try them, but I just knew I was gonna mess them up, so I just kept on watching videos, and getting more and more anxious about the application. Well I wasted a lot of time and energy because putting on the Jamberry Nails was a piece of cake… nothing to be anxious about at all. Of course like with anything you do a little practice makes you better.
My first nail took a bit of time because I was getting used to the process, but after that I kept getting better and better at it. Honestly it is easier than painting your nails. I always made a mess with the polish on my cuticles and then of course I had to smudge at the very least one nail while waiting for them to dry. There is no drying time or chipping with these wraps. YAY!
I could have done all my fingers with the one design or chosen one accent nail on each hand. But I like being different and I couldn’t make my mind up on just one accent nail, so I though “Why choose just one!” That is the beauty of Jamberry Nails – you can mix and match all you want.
My toes were getting a little jealous so I decided to give myself a pedicure too. The toes were a little more difficult because I had to cut them to fit each toe, but I will save the wraps when I remove them from my toenails and use them as a template for next time.
Here is the official video on application and removal.
Christmas is just around the corner. I know I am already trying to come up with fun and unique gift ideas, and women and girls of all ages love expressing themselves by doing their nails, and would enjoy getting some Jamberry Nails and creating their own unique mani and pedi’s.
100% Natural Konjac Facial Sponge Original and With Activated Bamboo Charcoal
Biodegradable – Cruelty Free – No Harsh Chemicals
I have fallen in love with my PureSOL Konjac Facial Sponges. I have the Original which is in white, and the Activated Bamboo Charcoal in black. Here are a few of my favorite facts about both sponges–
Cruelty Free and Vegan
Free from Chemicals, Parabens, Sulphates, Fragrances and Coloring
Can Use With Extra Sensitive Skin
Gentle Exfoliation and Deep Cleansing
Improved Skin Texture
100% Money Back Guarantee
Comes with a Suction Cup With a Hook to Hang Sponge to Dry
I have oily skin but get dry patches on my face and I have tried so many different ways to exfoliate my face. I am not using commercial facial cleansers to cleanse and exfoliate my face anymore because of all the harsh chemicals and toxins, I am looking for new “green” alternatives. My face would be so red and irritated afterwards and the next morning I would still have a few patchy dry areas.
PureSOL Konjac Facial Sponges have come to the rescue. They are so easy to use, and you don’t have to use a cleanser with them. I sometimes use a little Dr. Bronner’s Castile bar soap in the shower when I wash my face. My favorite way to use my sponge is when I get up in the morning or before bed right at my bathroom sink with just plain warm water. I just let warm water run over the sponge cupped in my hands until it becomes soft and full of water. Then I massage the konjac sponge all over my face and neck in a small circular motions. It is so easy and no mess. I was never one of those people who could splash water on my face to wash off soap without getting water everywhere. It is small enough to hold in my hand and reach those awkward areas around the nose. I also have a nostril piercing that was so hard to exfoliate around and I would always have dry skin or soap build up around it that drove me crazy. Now I gently clean around my piercing and I do not have the dry skin problem anymore… love that! Plus those pesky little blackheads that like to live on my nose are almost all gone. The texture of my skin has improved so much and my make-up goes on smoother and looks great. I will definitely be a lifelong user.
Quoted from PureSOL–
Konjac is a moisture rich plant fibre which is by nature alkaline, and thus balances the acidity of the skin’s impurities and oils. The unique net like structure of the sponge gently massages the skin, breaks down dirt, stimulates blood flow and new growth of skin cells. Leaving the skin extremely clean and refreshed!
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I want to say a special THANK YOUtoMichele Crockett from Michelle Crockett Photography for so generously allowing me use her beautiful images of the PureSOL Konjac Sponges for my blog review. Be sure to stop by her webpage and social media pages for more information about Michele and her photography and check out her portfolio.
You know when you just washed your hair and it is so clean you can’t style it or get it to cooperate with what you are trying to do. Well now you can apply some NEVO to get that second day texture to your hair. NEVO is vegan and gluten-free.
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Lived-In Powder Potion is a lightweight fine powder that transforms into a lightweight, velvety pomade product. Something like this has NEVER been seen before on the market. There is no grainy grittiness left in the hair like seen typically with powder volumizer products. Has a medium hold and builds the foundation for styles. Instantaneously creates second-day texture.
Pravana Nevo Care products are 100% vegan and gluten free. 100% biodegradable packaging. 5% of all Nevo product sales is donated to City of Hope for the fight against cancer.
I was given the opportunity to try a sample of Keomi Skincare’s Green Tea Goddess Handmade soap for a review. Keomi Skincare soaps are all natural and have no chemical preservatives, they are vegan and cruelty free. Keomi Skincare uses only the highest quality ingredients available and their products are backed with a 100% guarantee.
Organic Handmade Luxury Soap for Men and Women
I was sent the Green Tea Goddess handmade soap to review. It has a wonderful fresh green scent that can be enjoyed by either men or women. It did not have a sweet or floral scent that men would not want to use. The Green Tea Goddess soap is scented with oils of clary sage, orange and clove, so it has a fresh green fragrance. Keomi Skincare Organic Natural Handmade soaps are cold-pressed and use pure aromatherapy grade essential oils with a base that is a blend of over 10 USDA certified organic vegetable, fruit and seed oils.
I first tried the soap by washing my hands in the sink. I wanted to see how the soap lathered and how it felt on the skin. There was a natural, rich, luxurious lather because the soaps are super-fatted leaving my hands feeling supple and moisturized.
Later that day I took a shower and used my Keomi Skincare soap as bath soap and washed my entire body. Again I got a luxurious lather from the soap. I felt so clean and fresh afterward. My skin did not feel dry and tight, nor was the soap irritating to my sensitive skin. Instead I was left feeling moisturized and with a subtle fragrance on my skin. I do not like strong fragrances as they give me a headache, so I was pleased with the light scent that was left on my skin.
I really enjoyed my Keomi Skincare soap and would love to try the other soaps that they offer.
I am choosing to cook with organic whole foods — No gluten, soy, or dairy. I want to eliminate as many toxins from life as much as possible by creating new organic earth friendly products with essential oils.