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[Quyen] Day 30: We’ve ended, and so we’ve just begun.

  Our 30 Day Organic Challenge has come to an end. Do I feel I have a better handle on what organic beauty products are? Yes. Do I have a … Continue reading

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[Patricia] Day 30: My Bitter Sweet #Organic30Day

Today is a bitter-sweet day. Why you ask? I’m sad that it’s the end of our #Organic30day challenge. Day 30 is already here and came so quickly. It’s been 30 … Continue reading

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[Quyen] Day 29: Finding Local Organic Beauty Products

Patty and I started to wonder if there were local organic makers by city. What we’ve seemed to find so far is that there are local stores that sell organic … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Quyen] Day 28: One of My Fave Products, is Organic Too?!

I’m not sure how I missed this before – one of my favorite beauty products that I’ve been using for almost a year now, is organic! Fainlise’s Avorio Equilibrium Acne … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Patricia] Day 29: The Next Wave Of All Natural Products Are Here

Life seems to always come around full circle. The same concept seems to the apply to the evolution of beauty products. For decades we’ve tinkered and toyed with chemicals to … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Patricia] Day 28: The War Of The Body Washes

We’ve covered some body washes over the last month and wanted to give you a side by side comparison. We also want to uncover who we’ve knighted as the 2013 … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Quyen] Day 27: The A, BB, and CC’s of Creams

As the 30 Day Challenge has been winding down I still find myself making insightful discoveries. Patty introduced me to BB cream – that is “beauty balm” – a moisturizer, … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Patricia] Day 27: Mrs. Meyers – Best Fragranced Natural Hand Soap

As we already know, harmful chemicals in major cleaning products are things we hope everyone strives to avoid. Above and beyond the negatives of these chemicals touching your skin, the … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Patricia] Day 26: Products That Made The #Organic30day Cut

It’s been a great journey testing the organic beauty and household product waters. Some products where amazing, some okay, and some I just don’t think I’d use again. At the … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Quyen] Day 26: Bringing Back the Beginning

I suppose part of my English minor is resurfacing. I found myself curious today as to the origins behind these words that get used so seemingly interchangeably in this industry: … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Patricia] Day 25 – Holistic Organic Living: Mind.Body.Soul

I was laying on my yoga mat today during shavasna and had an epiphany. I realized that the #Organic30day challenge was more than reviewing organic beauty and home good products, … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Quyen] Day 25: Organic Product Showcases

I was wondering if there are conferences/trade shows featuring organic products and so did a search a la trusty Google. Here’s what I found. I think I might want to … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Patricia] Day 24 – Benedetta: Favorite #Organic30day products

My Benedetta Farm Sourced experiment spree has continued. I’m honestly loving the natural (legit natural) fragrance of all their products and the after minty tingle it leaves behind. Here Are … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Quyen] Day 24: Wax On, Wax Off, a la Coconut

I recently came across coconut wax candles from Stone Candles based out of Santa Monica, CA. My first thought was, “Can I eat them too?” Although I wasn’t sure how … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Quyen] Day 23: Inspiration for the Home Stretch

This is the last week of the Ecopique 30 Day Organic Challenge! Inspiration is always something that encourages me to not only continue moving forward but also to carry on … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Patricia] Day 23: Farm – Sourced Skin Care

Have you ever heard of the phrase “farm-sourced” ? I didn’t until yesterday. Previously I wrote about my “aluminum”  toxic revelation through a lovely lady running the organic kiosk at … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Patricia] Day 22 – Antiperspirant Causing Breast Cancer Claims

Today I took a stroll in a fun, organic friendly shopping plaza called “The Market”. There was one  kiosk that caught my attention. They only sold local plant-based beauty products. … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Quyen] Day 22: Presents of Nature Organic Products

This post goes as a little shout out to Andrea Hall, whom I had the honor of interviewing recently about her perspective on living an organic lifestyle. I’ve learned that … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Patricia] Day 21: Ecopiquer Testimonial About Oil Cleansing

Yesterday on my post Oil Dissolves Oil and is Great for your Skin,  we received an exciting comment from a fellow Ecopiquer.  She wrote us about her experiences with oil cleansing … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

[Quyen] Day 21: Top Organic Beauty Products

They say it’s not easy being green. Much less organic! It seems some products are making the cut though. Let’s see what made MSN’s list: Organic Fiji Pineapple Coconut Soap, … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Quyen] Day 20: Discovering Natural Beauty Remedies

In the midst of the “organic vs. natural” terminology battle I found myself just wanting to know what the best truly natural ingredients there are out there, and why they … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Patricia] Day 20 – Oil Dissolves Oil And Is Great For Your Skin. Really?!

Yesterday I wrote about how I stumbled upon the wonderful world of oil cleaners. Now that it’s been a few washes with Burt Bees Orange Essence Facial Cleanser, I’m noticing … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

[Patricia] Day 19: Discovering Oil Cleansers

Today I purchased a new facial cleanser called Burt’s Bees Orange Essence Facial Cleanser. Typically I research a product online first, then investigate the ingredients and finally choose a product. … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Quyen] Day 19: Calling All Organic Travel Size Products!

As I continue looking for organic beauty products, I find it a hard sell to purchase a completely new regular size item, not knowing that it’s going to last. Sure, … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Patricia] Day 18: Phase out PERC in your Dry Cleaning methods

It’s a beautiful day in Los Angeles, so I decided to visit  Redondo Beach. Leave it to the beach towns to have organic cafes and eco-friendly retail stores everywhere you … Continue reading

August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Quyen] Day 18: Interview, Part 2 – Misperceptions and Tips

The second part of the interview with Andrea Hall includes common misperceptions around organic and natural products, as well as tips for those trying to make the switch. Do you … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Patricia] Day 17: Conscious Box Groupon! Get it while it’s hot!

Previously I wrote about my favorite organic products subscription service – Conscious Box. I’m still a loyal subscriber and a lot of the products I review come from CB. Hopefully … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Quyen] Day 17: Interview, Part 1 – Healing the Organic Way

I recently had the opportunity to interview Andrea Hall, a maker of organic products that are specifically developed to aid in healing. Over the next few days we’ll get to … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Patricia] Day 16: Coconuts All The Way With Desert Essence

I’ve been a big fan of coconut water for about 2 years now.  It’s a great way to hydrate and get the potassium you need before a long work out. I was … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

[Quyen] Day 16: Summer is for Sunscreen, Cucumber Style

Soothing natural sunscreen. Not so bad? Yes to Cucumbers has a natural sunscreen touted at SPF 30. $11.99 for 3 ounces. I’ve got the sample size. It’s apparently water resistant for 40 … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

[Patricia] Day 15: Empowered and Green

Hip hip hooray! Day 15 of my #Organic30day challenge has arrived. I’m excited that I’ve come this far, but sad that in another 15 days the challenge will be over. … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

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