Organic vs. Natural vs. Non-GMO & More: The ULTIMATE Guide to Deciphering Food Labels

When looking for food at the grocery store, you want to make the best decisions for your health. Unfortunately, it’s easy to fall into marketing traps and buzzwords that make the food seem healthy, when really that might not be the case.

Well I’m here to help! There are a lot of nuances when it comes to food labeling, so I’ve created a guide to help you better understand common labeling terms and what they really mean.

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Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

Pumpkin pie…for breakfast?!? Yeah, you heard me.

Overnight oats are the best. This recipe is super simple to make, and you just pop it in the fridge overnight and enjoy in the morning. It’s filling, but not too sweet. The perfect way to get your pumpkin pie fix and satisfy your sweet tooth, in a healthy way!

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What Are You Putting On Your Pits? Best Natural Deodorants (That Work!)

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I hate to break it to you, but the deodorant you are using is probably not that great for you. 😷 Let’s start by taking a look at a popular brand of deodorant and the ingredients.

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WTF Is Oil Pulling?! How to Get Healthier Gums and Whiten Your Teeth

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It all started when my gums would bleed whenever I flossed. I started to think it was normal. Until I went for my cleaning at the dentist and found out I was in between the stages of gingivitis and periodontitis. OMG. I wanted to cry. My gums were inflamed and unhealthy. I had always been good about flossing and brushing so why would this happen to me?

There are many reasons this could happen to your gums: genetics, bad diet, bad dental hygiene, hormonal imbalance, etc. All I knew was that something had to change.

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Top 20 Ingredients to Avoid in Cosmetics [Free Printable Pocket Guide!]

There are over 1,300 ingredients banned in cosmetics in Europe. Here in the United States, only about 11. How crazy is that? It’s a wild ride when you start to learn about individual ingredients and what’s safe and what you should avoid. I encourage you to take baby steps and just start somewhere!

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I posted this to my Instagram a few months ago. But I wanted to bring it up again for the purpose of this blog!

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::Repost:: Gonna preach for a minute 👋 Over the past two years I have been slowly ditching and replacing all of my beauty, personal hygiene, and household products with safer, organic, and non-toxic alternatives. It is scary how many chemicals and dangerous toxins companies put into these products just to make them cheaper and hope the consumer doesn't know what the effect is to their health. Just think, your skin is your largest organ and absorbs everything you put on it. In Europe, over 1,300 ingredients used in cosmetics have been banned by the European Union, while in the United States, the Food & Drug Administration has banned just 10 ingredients to date. I am happy to be part of the #CleanBeautyRevolution by @aunaturalelife and have signed the petition to get Congress moving and help us have higher standards for cosmetics. I encourage you to get informed and pay more attention to what you're putting on and in your body. It's worth it. Click on the link in my bio to read my blog post about this! • • • #naturalbeauty #safercosmetics #organicbeauty #veganbeauty #crueltyfreebeauty #nontoxicbeauty #greenbeauty #naturalskincare #ecobeauty

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This is going to be a huge focus for this blog. I really want people to be aware of what ingredients are in their cosmetics and why the majority of generic cosmetics are toxic. 😲

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Manuka Honey Face Mask for Glowing Skin (Natural Acne Remedy!)

I’m afraid of bees. 🐝
But I love honey. 🍯

You win some, you lose some. So what’s the buzz (had to do it) about manuka honey and why would you put it on your face?!?

Manuka honey comes from the Australia/New Zealand area from the nectar of a manuka tree. It doesn’t taste that great like typical honey, but it has some pretty amazing benefits for your skin.

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