LetsGetChecked is an affordable at-home health test company offering over 30 health and wellness tests that can all be done without ever leaving your home. If you don’t want to go through the hassle of making a doctor’s appointment, trekking to the doctor’s and waiting forever for results, LetsGetChecked is a convenient solution. You can check everything from Covid to testosterone, your vitamin deficiencies to STD’s and fertility and hormone levels to certain cancers. They’ve helped 2.5 million people get tested and take charge of their health, with nearly 100,000 abnormal results detected to empower people to live longer, healthier lives. You never have to awkwardly wait in the Planned Parenthood lobby to check for an STD again. As someone who always tried to avoid going to the doctor (I know it’s terrible!), I was looking into at home health testing to check my hormones and fertility when LetsGetChecked reached out. They’re also offering my readers 30% off with discount code OBL30 at LetsGetChecked.com.
OSEA has been making organic, clean, natural seaweed-focused skincare since 1996. Malibu based and female founded, OSEA is also vegan, gluten-free and biodegradable. OSEA blends their proprietary nutrient-rich organic seaweed concentrates with clean and vegan ingredients to create formulas that work well even for the most sensitive skin types. They’re known for their luxurious spa-worthy yet still accessible line of sea-inspired skincare and body care, racking up numerous beauty awards over the years. OSEA, pronounced OH-SEA-YAH, is a labor of love, with each member of the Palmer family working in some way on the family-run business. The best OSEA products out of all 29 products, in my opinion, are OSEA’s body care products, Atmosphere Protection Cream, Blemish Balm and Hyaluronic Sea Serum. Read on for my OSEA review and save 10% with OSEA discount code OBL at www.oseamalibu.com.
Skip the noise and check out only the best organic rosehip oils money can buy you in today’s post. I first blindly ordered Rosehip oil when I was searching for organic skincare almost a decade ago and read that Miranda Kerr swears by Rosehip oil. It had the word “rose” and “hip” in it, and if a beautiful supermodel used it, I had to have it. This was my early 20s, and I still am a Rosehip oil lover to this day. You’ll find Rosehip oil included in tons of skincare products these days, but for those of you looking for a 100% Rosehip oil product you’ve found the right post. You should be opting for cold-pressed and certified organic Rosehip oil if you want quality, potent Rosehip oil. High quality, cold-pressed rosehip oil ranges from a beautiful deep golden hue through to a rich red-orange color. Read on for Rosehip oil benefits for skin and the best Rosehip oils to choose from in 2022.
It’s 2022 and it’s about time that we have clean, natural and organic purple (and blue) shampoos! If you have brassy blonde, brunette, highlighted or gray hair, this natural and organic purple shampoo review is for you. I’ve found the best natural purple shampoos for blondes (and best blue shampoo for brunettes) you can buy in 2022. And I have the before and after photos to prove it! Brighter blonde, ashy brunette and silver gray hair days are ahead.
Famously founded by Jessica Alba, Honest Beauty is a clean skincare and makeup brand that’s widely available at ULTA and Target stores everywhere. Most known for their baby and personal care products, The Honest Company has expanded to include a wide range of affordable beauty products. They have a drama filled past of lawsuits and toxic ingredient scandals, that you can find more info about online. But for people looking for safer products that are budget friendly, Honest Beauty is highly convenient. I first tried Honest a couple years ago and am sharing my Honest Beauty hits and misses in this Honest review.
I’ve used ILIA for almost ten years and am sharing the best ILIA products (and worst)! Started by Canadian entrepreneur Sasha Plasvic, ILIA is a wildly popular clean makeup brand sold everywhere from Sephora to Nordstrom. ILIA started off a decade ago as an all-natural and organic makeup brand, but later switched to include synthetics so they could improve product performance and appeal to the masses. In 2022 ILIA Beauty was acquired by a major corporation, Clarins. Today, ILIA creates skincare-forward clean makeup that’s innovative and sophisticated. Even though ILIA’s makeup is no longer organic, I still enjoy some of their products. I recently tried the new ILIA C Beyond Triple Serum SPF 40 and am sharing my first impressions review. Read on for the best and worst ILIA products in my ILIA makeup review, also featuring their latest product C Beyond Triple Serum SPF 40.
The best natural face moisturizers are made with clean and organic ingredients, hydrate skin, and protect and strengthen your skin barrier. There’s no shortage of seriously amazing organic moisturizers on the luxury side of clean beauty, which can easily cost $100-$400. But if a $50 organic face cream is out of your budget, you’re in luck, because I’ve rounded up the best budget natural face moisturizers for all skin types. These affordable natural face moisturizers won’t break the bank but don’t compromise on quality and performance. (All of these best natural face moisturizers are also on Amazon.) Check out the best natural face moisturizers on a budget.
Cocokind just launched their second sunscreen called the Silk SPF Facial Sunscreen Fluid SPF 30. If you’re wondering how the new Cocokind sunscreen compares to their Daily SPF 32, I’m sharing all the details. Read on for my first impressions in this Cocokind Silk SPF review. As always, discount code OBL saves 10% at Cocokind.
Move aside Crest, because there’s a new toothpaste in town! Boka creates fluoride-free natural toothpastes using nano-hydroxyapatite. Swapping toxic fluoride and SLS for a safe alternative, nano-hydroxyapatite, Boka helps remineralize teeth, and fight plaque and sensitivity. Nano-hydroxyapatite is an evolution in dentistry that’s already been a gold standard in Japan for over 40-years. Also known as n-Ha, it makes up the foundation of teeth and bones, meaning it’s naturally restorative and helpful in reducing sensitivity. Boka’s Ela Mint Toothpaste has become wildly popular and was sold out on Amazon and the Boka site for quite a while until they restocked this month. I’ve been using the Boka Ela Mint Toothpaste, Boka Sonic Toothbrush, Boka Mint Floss and Boka Tongue Cleaner. Read on for my Boka toothpaste review and use discount code OBL to save 15% at Boka.
If you’re looking for the best budget friendly mineral sunscreens that offer broad spectrum SPF protection and are made of natural and organic ingredients, I’ve rounded up the very best natural sunscreens that provide the most value for money! Each brand is committed to high quality, nontoxic ingredients and bringing you affordable sunscreens that are safe for the whole family. If you’re tired of websites pushing expensive organic sunscreens as the best, you’ve landed on the right side of the web. Let’s face it, spending $70 on a 1.7 oz little bottle of face sunscreen is outrageous for most people, especially when you need to be wearing sunscreen 365 days a year plus reapplying throughout the day. So if you’re looking the best cheap natural sunscreens that won’t break the bank, keep reading.
If you’re looking for THE VERY BEST natural and organic hydrating masks, look no further. After looking at what the internet deems as the best natural hydrating masks, I decided to finally share my piece because none of what I read satisfied me. There’s a lot of outdated posts that haven’t taken into account the more recent products that have launched, and even more that include brands that aren’t clean beauty into posts titled Best Natural Hydrating Masks. The audacity! I’ve rounded up the best face masks for hydration that will revitalize dry skin. All of these hydrating masks are made with organic and natural ingredients, combining rare and special plants with science-backed actives and biotechnology for the most efficacious products possible. One of the best things you can do for your skin is provide it with continuous hydration, which is something a mask can accomplish more effectively than a moisturizer. For glowing, plump skin check out the best organic hydrating masks below.
White Lotus Home makes handcrafted organic bedding and mattresses out of New Jersey. They’re a member of Green America, the Organic Trade Association, and are now a GOTS certified Organic Company – a major accomplishment! Founded in 1981 White Lotus Home has been making bedrooms healthier for over three decades and are now sold in retailers across 13 states. Majority of the raw materials White Lotus Home uses are sourced from the USA. Thanks to their extensive operation White Lotus Home is able to make house visits plus you can order fabric samples to test out the various options before committing. Read on for my White Lotus Home review and save 20% with discount code OBL at White Lotus Home.
COOLA is a clean sunscreen brand that uses at least 70% certified organic ingredients with a Farm to Face approach. COOLA is widely sold at ULTA stores and has a large array of both mineral and chemical sunscreens in fragrance free and scented options to suit all preferences. While COOLA does use a very high percentage of organic ingredients, one thing to note is many of their products use chemical UV filters. But, COOLA’s luxe and high performance products are undoubtedly convenient and very easily accessible thanks to ULTA. If you’re not sure you’ll like a product, you can always head over to your nearest ULTA store and try out their tester products. I’m sharing the best and worst COOLA sunscreen products in this COOLA review.
Pollution is a main cause of premature skin aging, and something that affects both city dwellers and countryside dwellers alike. Numerous dermatology studies have shown that exposure to air and particle pollution significantly correlates to an increase in signs of skin aging. What’s worse, pollution is insidious in nature with most pollution particles being 20-40 times smaller than our pores. This makes it extremely easy for pollution particles to enter our pores and settle deep down in our skin to wreak all kinds of havoc. In today’s post I’m breaking down the worst type of pollutants for our skin and ways to avoid them, effective anti pollution ingredients including up-and-coming ones and the best anti pollution skincare products that are natural and organic.
Every year I share the best new mineral sunscreen launches and 2022 is no different! Last year we saw an explosion of natural sunscreens being launched by clean beauty brands. We see brands continuing the trend of launching mineral, reef-safe sunscreens, but this time with a higher sun protection factor of SPF 50. Many of these organic skincare brands are launching their very first sunscreen product this year or taking what they learned from their first sunscreen product launch last year and creating new and improved products. If you’re looking for new clean sunscreens made of natural and organic ingredients. I’ve rounded up the best new mineral sunscreens that have launched in 2022.
Wondering what the best organic skincare brands you’ve never heard of are? With the explosion of clean beauty, many organic skincare brands have gone mainstream. You might already know of big names like Tata Harper or Herbivore Botanicals which you’ll often find at Sephora stores. Budget organic skincare brands like Weleda and Acure are in just about every Whole Foods and natural foods store. But if these are the only natural skincare brands you know, you’re missing out! Let me introduce you to the upper echelon of clean beauty. There are so many exquisitely luxurious, sensorial and highly vibrant organic skincare brands that put mass manufactured, white label and green washing brands to shame. These plant-based skincare brands for anti-aging are very much under the radar, quietly crafting each formula into an artisanal masterpiece, creating products in small batches for the highest level of potency and vibrancy. If you discover these skincare lines, count yourself lucky, because this is where the latest technological advancements in green science meet nature’s best ancient treasures. Read on for the best organic skincare brands you’ve never heard of.
Illness and injury can hit us at any time despite our best wellness efforts to live a healthy lifestyle. Conventional first aid products like Neosporin for scrapes and Calamine lotion for those itchy bug bites you can’t stop scratching are household staples you can find in almost every home. In fact, you might already have natural first aid remedies sitting in your kitchen like cayenne powder, ginger and honey or herbs like chamomile and eucalyptus, and maybe even activated charcoal if you’re into natural teeth whitening. For those of you who don’t like the idea of concocting herbal remedies and DIY first aid sprays at home, there’s a plethora of innovative and trustworthy products to easily create your own organic first aid kit. Read on for the best natural remedies to heal the little injuries like organic bandaids, natural sunburn remedies, arnica balms, organic bug sprays, magnesium sleep aids and more.
Mychelle is an accessible and affordable clean beauty brand that has been making natural skincare for over 20 years. Mychelle is also committed to the clean beauty movement and are a founding member of the Environmental Working Group’s “Verified for Your Health” program, a PETA certified cruelty-free company and certified by Leaping Bunny. Naturally, you won’t find any Phthalates, Parabens, Petroleum, Sulfates, Ureas, Artificial Fragrances and Colors in their line. Sold everywhere from Whole Foods to ULTA, Mychelle is widely accessible both in stores and online. I’m sharing my honest review on Mychelle Dermaceuticals hits and misses.
I’ve had the Bearaby weighted blanket for almost a year now and wanted to share my experience with this popular weighted blanket brand. Bearaby uses high-quality sustainable materials for all their products. The Bearaby weighted blanket comes in three different fabrics (Cotton Napper, Tree Napper, Eco Velvet Napper) and a variety of weights and colors. I own the Bearaby Tree Napper, which is made of Eco friendly Tencel. Scientific research shows that sleeping under an evenly distributed weight brings about a deeper, more natural sleep cycle. The sensation of feeling cocooned can also help reduce cortisol levels. I also had a few people who like to sleep over at my place try out the Bearaby weighted blanket to get a feel for their opinion. Read on for my honest Bearaby weighted blanket review.
Launched in 2018, Necessaire is a clean body care line that makes genderless products using ingredients good enough for your face. For Necessaire, if it’s good enough for your face it’s good enough for your body. Today, Necessaire offers body washes, serums, scrubs, oils, lotions and even shampoo and conditioner in unscented and scented versions (eucalyptus lovers rejoice!). Using actives at high concentrations and natural ingredients, Necessaire body washes and lotions allow you to prioritize body care as a form of self care instead of an afterthought. Climate Neutral certified and plastic neutral, Necessaire is strongly focused on being a planet positive brand. Luxurious and minimalistic, Necessaire products are priced in the $20-$30 range. There is some serious hype around Necessaire, so I finally put them to the test. Read on for my Necessaire body wash and lotion review! Use Necessaire discount code OBL to save 10% at Necessaire.
Three Ships Beauty makes award-winning clean skincare made with 100% natural ingredients. All Three Ships Beauty products are $35 or under, certified cruelty-free and vegan, and formulated by world-class chemists. Tired of what they saw in the clean beauty industry, Three Ships founders set sail to be the most transparent clean skincare brand out there. And by clean, I don’t mean the mix of cheap synthetics and natural ingredients that clean beauty has mostly become. I think this brand is making some fantastic 100% natural skincare products at accessible price points. While Three Ships isn’t luxury, they also don’t feel budget or “granola”. Read on for my Three Ships Beautyreview and use discount code OBL to save 20% at Three Ships.
If you’re wondering what the best organic sheet masks are, I’m sharing the 5 best options available in clean beauty. These organic and vegan sheet masks are made with high quality materials for the mask and ingredients for the essence. A Korean invention, sheet masks allow your skin to continuously absorb ingredients for a surge of nutrients and hydration. You should only be using a sheet mask for the time instructed, usually 15-30 minutes. Read on for my roundup of the clean beauty industry’s 5 best organic sheet masks.
Discover the best organic and natural lip masks and treatments for dry lips of 2022! Hydrating lip masks that double as overnight lip treatments range from budget to hyper luxe, but all use safe and healthy ingredients. From Lip Smackers to eos to Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, we women have come a long way in our lip balm journey. While each of our skin conditions and concerns can be unique to us, there’s something we all seem to suffer from – dry, chapped lips. It doesn’t matter what age you are, what climate you live in or what season of the year it is. But if you rarely get chapped lips, who doesn’t want to have plump and pouty lips! Lips are skin too, and just like skin, they are affected by sun exposure, pollution and aging. Our lips are juicy and plump when we’re young and gradually begin to lose collagen as we grow older, diminishing in size and increasing in wrinkles and fine lines. Natural lip moisturizers (that are also safe organic lip balms) are a lifelong necessity. I’ve rounded up the best natural and organic lip masks treatments that nourish and soften lips using pure ingredients. So put aside the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, and dive into this juicy post.
Thinksport and Thinkbaby sunscreens have been a go-to natural sunscreen for years and one of my top recommendations for safe, affordable and mineral sunscreens for the whole family. The EWG verified Thinksport sunscreens are SPF 50+ and are one of the most versatile sunscreens I’ve tried. Their sunscreens have been rated “1” by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) since 2010. Thinksport and Thinkbaby were both founded by Kevin Brodwick, who has a background in preventative medicine and biotechnology, with a team of physicians and scientists to make clean, healthier science-based products for families. Thinksport and Thinkbaby are most known for their safe sunscreens, but also have a wide range of deodorants, baby skincare and bodycare products. All Think products are in the $10-$15 range, making them affordable for families with tight budgets who want the cleanest products possible. Read on for my Thinksport review!
Babo Botanicals makes natural and organic sunscreen (and skincare) for babies, kids and sensitive skin adults. Babo’s mineral sunscreens are very affordable (most are under $20) and are sold at Ulta and Target. Founded in 2020 by lifelong beekeeper Kate Solomon after her baby was born, Babo Botanicals is a B Corp certified and socially and environmentally responsible company with an affordable range of sensitive skin safe products. It’s easy to dismiss Babo Botanicals because they’re a brand made for babies, but Babo sunscreen products are also great for adults, especially if you need scent free and sensitive skin friendly products! I’ve tried many of Babo Botanicals’ mineral sunscreens over the last few years and am sharing my honest thoughts in this Babo Botanicals review.
Founded in 2005 Dr Jart is a Korean skincare line known for their proprietary ingredients and innovative products. Dr Jart is noted as the first Korean skincare brand to bring BB creams to the US market. They’ve achieved global popularity and are now available in 40 countries. Dr Jart is not a clean K-beauty brand, but they do have pretty natural formulas. Read on for my Dr Jart Cicapair Serum review.
The White Pearl Villas in the capital of Santorini was one of the most picturesque stays I’ve ever had! And I’ve stayed at quite a few spectacular resorts over the years so that’s saying something. Santorini offers such unique landscapes and I was able to enjoy it daily right from my hotel room.
Glow Recipe is a K-beauty inspired clean skincare line that could best be described as fruity fun. Started in 2017 in New York, Glow Recipe shot to fame with their watermelon skincare and later on their viral Glow Recipe toner. From a watermelon sleeping mask to avocado eye cream and banana soufflé cream to plum serum, Glow Recipe has added a fruity twist that’s as skin-beneficial as they are addictive. One thing you must know before you buy Glow Recipe, especially if you must use completely clean products for health reasons, is that Glow Recipe does use a small % of fragrance in most of their products. Having known Glow Recipe for years before they became the Glow Recipe of today, I’m excited to finally share my honest thoughts. I’ve tried nearly every product in the Glow Recipe line and I’m sharing the best and worst Glow Recipe products in this Glow Recipe review.
If you’re looking for the latest innovation in tea, look no further because Pique Tea is here and they’ve reimagined tea in a way that has got this diehard coffee (and matcha latte) addict excited about drinking tea. Pique Tea isn’t your usual tea bag that you’ve always known. Pique Teas are cold-brewed tea crystals. Sounds perfect for the modernista lifestyle. Founded in 2014 in San Francisco, Pique Tea offers the purest, healthiest tea that are available in the form of crystals that dissolve in both hot or cold water. Read on to learn all about Pique Tea and my honest thoughts – plus save 10% with Pique discount code OBL at www.piquelife.com.
As an organic beauty blogger for eight years now, I’ve tested so many natural and organic deodorants. Switching to a non-toxic deodorant is one of the first things you should do. By now we all know the serious health risks aluminum and toxins in conventional deodorants pose to our well-being, most notably breast cancer. But with all the natural deodorant options that exist today it can get more than confusing knowing which one you should buy. So, I decided to finally take my years of deodorant experience and create the ultimate guide to aluminum-free, natural deodorants that actually work to help people understand which clean deodorant is right for them. Discover the best affordable budget nontoxic deodorants, best natural deodorants for men, best clean luxury deodorants and more. Scroll on for my guide to the best natural, non-toxic and organic deodorants!