{Thrive} Giveaway + 5 Beauty Product Ingredients to Avoid

5 Must Know Toxic Ingredients To AvoidWhile I have long celebrated the many benefits of a nourishing whole foods diet, my wellness journey continues to teach me that there is more to health than the foods we choose to consume.  Over the past several years, my work with clients, many who have or had breast cancer, has opened my eyes to the many environmental toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis. That’s why I started working with BeautyCounter, my favorite one stop for all of my toxin-free beauty needs. The last thing I want to do is be alarming because I avoid fear-based thinking at all costs, but it’s important we all know the facts! Knowledge allows us to make confident, empowered decisions.  Plus, we can easily avoid or reduce our exposure to these toxins with a few simple swaps to our beauty routine. Did you know that the beauty industry is highly unregulated? I didn’t. Here are the facts and make sure to enter the giveaway and check out the free gift offer. It’s your chance to start building your toxin-free beauty regimen today!


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{Thrive} Mindful Monday: The Truth About Fragrance

why fragrances are bad for youNo one wants to smell like a pile of dirty socks but do you really want to douse yourself in toxins to avoid it? You might be! You see, every day, in many ways, we expose ourselves to toxin-laden synthetic fragrances and this is not limited to your daily spritz of perfume. Synthetic fragrances are EVERYWHERE! Curious where they might lurk? Sniff on this…they may be  in your shampoo, cosmetics, cleaning products, air-fresheners, candles, laundry detergents/dryer sheets and more. That scent triggered migraine you loathe? Synthetic fragrances may be the cause.  You’re listening, right!? Continue reading “{Thrive} Mindful Monday: The Truth About Fragrance”