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Nov
05

Uses for Sage

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uses for sageUses for Sage

Hello everyone! Are you into crafting or making new projects? Are you just looking for something new to try or maybe a new product to intrigue your customers with? Have you ever used sage in any of your products? If you haven’t, you need to get on that! Sage is such an awesome product, and there are so many different species and uses for sage! Sage can be used for so many different products and industries like soaping, bath and body products, skin care, hair, cosmetics, medicinal purposes, and even foods and beverages! White sage was even used by the Native Americans for smudging ceremonies to cleanse people of negative energies, relax the body and clear the mind!

There are so many different uses for sage. It can be used in many different bath and body products such as lotions, creams, ointments, eye pillows, bath bombs, scrubs, bath teas, facial masks, incense, and shampoos and conditioners. When used in these products, it bring many skin care benefits like making the skin look lighter and younger, treating cold sores, stimulating new cell growth, improving blood circulation, reducing redness and treating signs of aging. It is also great for hair care because it stops hair loss, stops premature graying, and it bring better blood flow to the scalp. When used for soaping, sage relieves itchy skin and works as an astringent. Sage is also a natural disinfectant and deodorizer. It helps to eliminate body odor and dry up perspiration. It also helps to reduce overproduction of saliva.

When used for all of its medicinal purposes, the many species of sage have many different benefits. Lyreleaf sage for example is used to treat colds, coughs, and diarrhea while scarlet sage is used to treat diabetes. Hummingbird sage is used as a sedative and baby sage can treat fevers. Pineapple sage has been used as an antidepressant, has anti anxiety properties, and helps to lower blood pressure. Common sage, or otherwise known as kitchen sage is great for women. It helps to treat the pain caused by menstrual cramps, regulate blood flow, and reduce menopausal hot flashes. However pregnant women should avoid it as it stimulates the muscles of the uterus and could cause a miscarriage.

There are even uses for sage for culinary purposes! Sage tea is great for relieving the itching caused by poison ivy and sage is also used in pork casserole, Derby cheese, and Lincolnshire sausages! Are you wondering how to get this awesome product? Well just type “sage” into the search bar on our site and it will show you many different options including our Sage Smudge Incense Wand, our Cut and Sifted Sage Leaves, and our Whole Leaves of White Sage. It will also show you some of our great free recipes like our Lavender Sage Bath Bombs or our Blackberry Sage Soap recipe! Make sure to try out all of these amazing products! Did you know you can even freeze sage and use it in ice cubes? How much more amazing can this product get? Make sure to try it as soon as you can! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any thoughts or questions you may have, and make sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Nov
04

Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub

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vanilla rose sugar scrubVanilla Rose Sugar Scrub

Hello everyone! Are you a crafter? Do you love to create all the wonderful items on our site? Do you tend to stay in your comfort zone and just stick to recipes for candles and soaps? Have you tried any of our amazing recipes for bath and body products? Go check them out! But first, try this fantastic one! I have made it myself, and it is purely wonderful! Introducing our free recipe for Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub! It leaves your skin feeling silky and smooth and is sure to be a recipe that you and your friends and family are sure to adore!

Ingredients:

136 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil

143 grams of Sweet Almond Oil

68 grams of Shea Butter

45 grams of Silky Emulsifying Wax

9 grams of Beeswax

5 grams of Vitamin E Oil

5 grams of Cocoa Butter

680 grams of Sugar

6 grams of Arrowroot Powder

14 grams of Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil

14 grams of Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil

5 grams of Optiphen

10 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

6 grams of dried rose petals

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Directions:

This first step should be done six weeks ahead of time so that it will be perfectly infused. Weigh out and make sure to crush six grams of dried rose petals in a jar. Then add 143 grams of Sweet Almond Oil.

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After the six weeks is over, you can make your sugar scrub. First, weigh out, mix together and melt down the following: 136 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil, 68 grams of Shea Butter, 45 grams of Silky Emulsifying Wax, 9 grams of Beeswax, 5 grams of Vitamin E Oil, and 5 grams of Cocoa Butter.

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Once all of those are thoroughly melted, pour in 113 grams of the rose oil infusion and mix together.

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Weigh out and measure 680 grams of sugar and then add the oils to the sugar.

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Next, add 6 grams of Arrowroot Powder to your sugar and oils mixture.

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Then add 14 grams of Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil and 14 grams of Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil.

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Next, add 5 grams of Optiphen.  This will need to be added when the temperature is between 120 degrees and 140 degrees fahrenheit.

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After the Optiphen, add 10 grams of Vanilla White Stabilizer and mix everything together thoroughly. (We added just a little tiny of the actual rose petals to give it a little more color.) Once it thickens, your scrub is ready to use!

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This wonderful recipe is sure to be a favorite of everyone you know! The smell of this sugar scrub is definitely out of this world, and it is sure to leave your hands feeling amazing and silky smooth. Don’t hesitate to try this great recipe! The smell of the vanilla mixed with the roses is just amazing! Are you looking for even more fun free recipes or projects to try? Make sure to check out all of our other free classes and recipes as well! I guarantee you are sure to love each and every one of them! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have any questions, problems or concerns! And be sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Oct
28

Uses for Roses

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Uses for RosesUses for Roses

Hello everybody! What do roses mean to you? To most people, they are a symbol of love. A way to show their pure unconditional love for someone else. But did you know that they can also be used for many other uses besides romance? No, I’m not kidding! These gorgeous flowers have a huge variety of uses including in bath and body products, hair care, skin care, and even medicinal purposes! Aren’t you curious? There are so many different uses out there that I’m sure as soon as you finish reading this, you’ll want to try most of these for yourself!

Roses are a part of the genus Rosa, within the family Roseceae. There are over 100 species in existence and countless hybrids! They are native to Africa, North America, and Europe, but mainly Asia. The rose is approximately 35 million years old, according to some fossil evidence found in Colorado. It is the National Floral Emblem of the United States and the national flower of England. It is also the state flower of New York, North Dakota, Georgia, Iowa, and the District of Columbia. Did you know that in ancient Egypt, roses were used as offerings to the goddess Isis because they were considered the most sacred flower? And in ancient Rome and Greece, they were associated with the goddess of love?

Many bath and body products can contain roses. There are many skin care benefits when using them in bath and body products. Rose oil has many anti-bacterial properties. It also helps to treat acne, soften skin, and hydrate and moisturize skin. It also helps to fight skin diseases, regenerate cells, restore skin texture, and fights inflammation. Rose oil has even been used to change skin pigmentation! When used for hair products, the antiseptic properties in rose water help to reduce dandruff and scalp inflammation. The oil also adds shine to the hair, prevents hair loss, promotes hair growth, and can improve blood circulation in the scalp. Rose water can even be used as a natural hair spray! For all the soapers and candle makers out there, rose petals make a beautiful natural decoration to your creations. And when used as an actual ingredient in soap, it is great for softening the skin.

There are countless medicinal benefits to roses as well! When rose oil is used in a compress, it helps to treat puffiness of the eyes, and also treats inflamed and tired eyes. When combined with Melissa oil, rose oil is awesome for treating herpes sores. The fruit that grows on rose plants, rose hips, is very high in vitamin C. The rose hips help to treat high blood pressure, lower cholesterol, chest pains, fevers, and they can even be used as a kidney tonic. Rose oil is also used to help with panic attacks. There is a rose tea that can be made that can help treat PMS, menopause symptoms, mastitis, and breast pain in women. Roses can also be used to stimulate the liver, improve circulation, and increase the appetite. Those are only a few of the many medicinal benefits from roses!

Wondering how to find this awesome product on our site? Well the easiest way is by typing “rose” into our search bar. That will take you directly to a page that shows all of the fantastic rose products we offer including our Red Dried Rose Petals and Buds and our Pink Dried Rose Petals and Buds. We also have many rose fragrance oils and a bunch of free rose recipes like our Lavender Sage Bath Bombs! Enjoy and have fun! And watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Oct
22

Basil

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basil Basil

Hi everyone! Are you looking for new crafts? Maybe a new herb to use in your bath and body products? Or maybe it’s your first time making soaps or bath and body products and you’re looking for a good herb to use? Well here it is! How about basil? Basil is a wonderful herb that can be used in a variety of ways in many different products and industries! It is most well known for being used in foods and for culinary purposes, but it can also be used for medicinal purposes, skin care, hair care, bath and body products and even soaping!

Basil, or otherwise known as ocimum basilicum, is an herb in the family Lamiaceae that is mainly used for culinary purposes. It is native to India, New Guinea, Southeast Asia, and China. It was first domesticated in India and has been cultivated for over 5,000 years there. The word basil comes from the Greek word βασιλεύ, meaning “king.” In India, it is believed that placing basil in the mouths of the dying ensures that they will reach God. Ancient Egyptians believed that basil would open the gates of heaven for their loved ones and in Europe, basil is placed in the hands of the dead to ensure a safe journey.

There are many medicinal benefits to using basil as well. There are anti-septic properties in the leaves that help treat wounds, ulcers, and cuts. It is also rich in vitamin A which helps to treat many eye problems such as sore eyes and blindness. Basil also helps to prevent glaucoma, cataracts, and degeneration of the eyes. Basil tea is said to help promote milk production in nursing mothers and it is said that mothers should take basil right before or after birth to promote blood circulation. The leaves are rich in phytonutrients and healing oils that treat malarial and dengue fevers. The leaves also help the body to form new blood cells and renew energy levels that can help stop weight gain. Basil can also be used to treat colds, sore throats, throat and mouth infections, headaches and migraines, restlessness and the pain caused from chicken pox, measles and small pox. It also helps to sharpen the mind and is a great stress reliever.

Many bath and body can contain basil as well. Many common products are lotions, ointments, creams, massage oils, bath teas, bath bombs, bath teas, facials tonics and masks, and shampoos and conditioners. Basil is a great exfoliant for the skin, and also helps to treat acne and prevent blackheads, and treats many skin infections and even ringworm. It can prevent gray hair and hair loss and also gives hair a better luster when used as an infusion in shampoos and conditioners. Basil also helps to strengthen the hair and rejuvenate the hair follicles. When basil is used for soap making, it gives the soap a wonderful aroma, is a gentle skin exfoliant and treats acne problems.

Wondering how to find this awesome product on our site? Just type “basil” in the search bar! That will take you directly to a page titled “Search Results for “Basil.”” It shows our ground basil leaf, and all of our wonderful basil fragrances! Our basil class is also available right there! Enjoy! And watch out for more Enlightened by Layla! Looking for new recipes? Check out all of our free classes and recipes!

basil results pageNote: Natures Garden sells our herbs for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

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Oct
07

Calendula

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Hello everybody! Are you getting ready for Halloween? Have your own little ghosts and goblins chosen their costumes yet? I can’t believe Halloween is only weeks away! Well, for all you crafters out there, are you looking for a good natural herb to include in your soaps or bath melts? Have you tried calendula? Calendula is a great herb that is more commonly known as the marigold flower. It can be used in many different industries such as cosmetics and soaping. So get ready, calendula is pretty awesome and would be a great addition to future projects!

Calendula is a very well known therapeutic herb. The word is a modern Latin diminutive of calendae which means “little calendar” or “little clock.” The flower goes along with its name because it usually blooms every month or every full moon. Another name for it is “Mary’s Gold,” referring to the Virgin Mary. Some Catholic ceremonies use the flower as a way to honor her. The flower is typically bright yellow, orange or gold. In existence, there are over 100 varieties of calendula. Egyptians considered it to have rejuvenating powers. It possesses anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties and is a big help with keeping skin smooth and healthy. Calendula is used in many industries such as bath and body products. It is great for people who suffer from varicose veins. After applying calendula to the affected areas for a few weeks, the veins have been known to shrink down. It also helps with dermatitis and acne problems. It also helps to heal minor cuts and bruising as well as some bug bites and stings and even burns. Here’s a cool use, if you use calendula as a hair product, it helps to improve your hair’s shine and makes it softer. It also will bring out blonde or brunette highlights!

This herb is a great ingredient for cold process soap. In fact, we have a recipe here at Nature’s Garden for Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap. Not only can it be used in soaps, calendula can also be used a decorative element for soaps. We also have a great recipe for Calendula Bath Melts. We also sell Calendula Flowers Powder and even whole Calendula Flowers. On our homepage, if you just type Calendula into our search bar it will take you right to a page titled “Search Results for Calendula.” All of our recipes and products with calendula are right there available for purchase. Did you know that in the 18th and 19th centuries calendula was used to color cheese? Neither did I! Neat though, right? However, here at Nature’s Garden we only sell calendula for external purposes only, not for food. And please do not take my blog as medical advice! Always make sure to ask your doctor before using anything as a substitute for medical treatment!

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Have I convinced you that calendula is just pure awesome! There are so many different uses for it, even in food! Did you know that marigold leaves are completely edible? Some people use them on a salad as garnish to spruce up the color! It was even once used as a dye for fabrics! Now come on, this product is purely awesome, make sure to add it to your future projects and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Dec
09

Top 45 Natural Beauty Blogs

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award-natural-beautyReady to discover the world of natural beauty but don’t know where to start? Welcome to some of the most highly regarded and informational blogs out there. I wanted to offer a one-stop resource for readers new to all the benefits, brands, and tips behind natural beauty, so I have compiled what I have found to be some of the best natural beauty blogs around.

I support them so much that I’ve created a badge for them to display and be endorsed as one of the top natural beauty blogs on the Internet. There is no particular order to the list below, so feel free to start from the bottom up. Truly, they will all offer you a wonderful resource on your natural beauty journey.

1. ABlogAboutLove.com – Fall in love all over again with this heart-warming blog written from true accounts. She shares the secrets to loving yourself, discovering your own natural beauty, and how she attracted the love she deserved. Beautifully inspiring, uplifting, and a bit of a tear-jerker.

2. Patrice – Known as the ‘Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging,” Patrice has been sharing the tips of the trade for natural hair and beauty tips for years. She has been featured in dozens of magazines, radio shows, and covered the red carpet at some of your favorite award shows. It seems the world can’t get enough of Patrice, and neither can we.

3. Alison Claire – Alison has over 30 years experience as a natural health practitioner. She has specialized in working with clients with skin sensitivities, and helping them discover natural alternatives to otherwise harsh treatments. Alison loves helping women discover their natural beauty, and has created a place to share the joys of her career.

4. Annie – Annie loves animals about as much as she loves makeup. She’s a professional makeup artists with a contagious smile and addicting affinity for all things natural. She loves to share what products she loves, and hates, and how to achieve the best you, naturally.

5. Bailey Rose – This beauty is a certified Makeup Artist, Skincare and Fragrance Specialist, with a love for all things natural. Since she began her employment with an Integrative Pharmacy, she became a natural beauty advocate. She specializes in natural health alternatives, as well as natural and organic beauty products, and believes in the true benefits of both.

6. Ms.Toi – Ms. Toi is a one-stop natural beauty source. She posts helpful tutorial videos to teach you the tips and tricks of the latest looks, while helping you navigate those overwhelming makeup aisles to get the best products at the best price. Shop her site, and stay in the comfort of your own home with products you can trust.

7. BeautyHigh – Fashion tips and beauty secrets from celebrities to every day people. ‘Beauty High,’ is a great source for all things beautiful and natural, and how to achieve them at any age with any income. Discover secrets for perfect eyebrows, and what you don’t know about straightening your hair.

8. BotanicChoice.com – Customers have been trusting ‘Botanic Choice,’ for their natural lifestyles since 1910! If that’s not impressive enough, they host everything you could need from vitamins, to natural beauty products, with exclusive products you won’t find anywhere else. Did I mention a money-back guarantee? What could be better?

9. Sue – Sue is a charming Irish mom that shares her whit and charm in this catch-all blog. A mom to teenage boys, she shares the clarity turning 30 brought her, as a teen-mom. Enjoy her movie and product reviews, things that make her laugh, and beauty and nails.

10. Ann Colville Somma – Cult of Pretty,’ is the result of Ann’s love for all things beautiful. She does development and innovation in the beauty industry, and has tried and tested famous brands to ‘never-heard-of-em,’ brands and shares the low-down on both. Ask Ann you burning beauty questions, or follow along as she shares tips and reviews as a beauty insider.

11. Danielle – Danielle’s mission is a truly beautiful one, ” Inspire you to embrace the natural wonders beneath the surface of the earth. Let nature in and toxins out!” Follow Danielle’s advice for discover the key components to a naturally beautitful lifestyle, and how all we really need we’re given by Mother Earth.

12. Tiffany – Tiffany is a wife, mom, but most notably a concerned citizen with a teency addiction to natural beauty products. She considers her blog a tool to help her readers navigate the overwhelming jungle of natural beauty products. She hopes to teach them how to transition into a safer, healthier beauty routine that can be as easy as it can be inexpensive and beneficial.

13. EccoBella.com – Ecco Bella,’ was started out of protest of using makeup tested on animals, with a mission that expanded to inventing glorious natural beauty products from the universe of organics and nutraceuticals as well. Ecco Bella has been a pioneer in natural beauty since 1992, and has since then obtained the bragging rights that 50-70% of their products are organic. A wonderful place to shop and support natural beauty.

14. Laura Klein – If you consider yourself a conscious consumer, than Eco Salon is for all your culture and fashion needs. Considered the number one most read conscious culture and fashion wesbite, this is a brilliant hub of resources sure to educate and delight your conscious consumer pallet.

15. Charmaine Leah Cianciullo – Charmaine Leah Cianciullo is a professional esthetician and skin therapist with a deep passion for beauty and living a natural lifestyle. Charmaine is a former model and is an advocate for a positive body image and a balanced lifestyle. She hopes to share her belief that what we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in them.

16. Sophie Uliano – New York Times best-selling author,Sophie Uliano, is a healthy beauty advocate, and passionate environmentalist. Though she has been a “green girl,” for nearly three decades, she said her epiphony happened when she was pregnant with her daughter. She came to realize as she scrutinized over labels and ingredients, that it is our god-given right to have clean air, water, and food. Read her inspiration posts, and discover the passion behind an eco-friendly lifestyle of this natural beauty.

17. Huda Kattan – This natural beauty has the brains to boot; A hollywood trained celebrity makeup artist has become an award winning blogger with her beauty tips and tricks, and sure-to-love natural beauty that shines through every post. Follow Huda around the world through products, reviews, and her personal life.

18. Iona – Iona’s blog is beautifully humble and wildly educational to those that are passionate about finding the balance between natural products and maintaining their sanity. She doesn’t limit her posts to products, she also shares her thoughts around internal beauty, practical and spiritual elements, and a taste of the “urban yogi” lifestyle.

19. Indie – Quite possibly one of the most inspirational start-up stories I’ve ever read; Indie isn’t just a blogger, she’s a hero. After she conquered a life-threatening brain tumor, she awoke with a new take on life, and the environmentally toxic lifestyle that was believed to be the culprit of her illness. She put her passion to work and created a chic and eco-friendly namesake collection made of the finest ingredients on earth.

20. Aleigh – It’s so lovely when someone shares their passion in a way that feels like their just giving it away. Aleigh is a talented writer that has an affinity for natural beauty products, DIY’s, beauty inspiration and so much more to fit into her blog. A nationally published writer, stop by and see what products Aleigh is loving, or not, and where to find them/

21. Jessa – Jessa Blades is a one-woman show. She ditched her toxic makeup routine in 2008 and founded Blades Natural Beauty, where she shares her natural beauty expert tips while calling attention to the importance of natural ingredients. As if that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she’s also a women’s health advocate, where she works closely with The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, and Turning Teens Green.

22. Kim Wallace – This busy beauty addict shares a glimpse into her life through pictures and posts that we can’t seem to get enough of. A natural beauty advocate, Kim shares her natural and organic product reviews, her must-have, and even dumps out her purse on occasion to show you what she travels with.

23. Kate – Kate gets personal with her readers, and we love the honesty behind her writing, and sharing her passion for natural beauty. She’s following the footsteps of her mother, a natural beauty advocate that did her research and spent some time studying with naturopaths to teach her daughter, ” what goes in must come out.” Kate believes that natural beauty radiates when we take care of ourselves properly, and that starts with being aware of what we’re putting in our bodies.

24. MakeupMoxie.com – What a goldmine of beauty tips right at your fingertips! ‘Makeup Moxie,’ started as a hub of trials and errors; favorites and less-than crowd pleasing products were tried and tested to save readers their time and money with a one-stop resource. A culmination of style, spirit, intelligence, and always a sense of humor, a go-to blog for all things beautiful and honest.

25. Michelle – Michelle has faced her share of beauty-woes, and hopes to share her lessons with her readers to spare them the troubles she faced. Her secrets? Well, you’ll have to read to find out, but I’ll give you two hints: beauty sleep and natural cosmetics.

26. NaturalBeautyLifestyle.com – Finally, a holistic beauty site that sees the whole picture! ‘Natural Beauty Lifestyle,’ believes natural beauty starts way before what products we put on our skin; It starts with a healthy, active lifestyle with a positive view on life. Learn the tips and tricks to shine your natural beauty with out having to invest a fortune to do so.

27. NaturalBeautyWorkshop.com – Handmade, natural beauty products, articles, tips, interviews, reviews, recipes, and resources all in one place. Share your thoughts, questions, and feedback in a welcoming environment where consumer meets producer for trust and honesty. Shop with confidence, and let your inner beauty shine.

28. NaturalHairBeauty.com – If you’re tired of damaging and destroying your hair, then ‘Natural Hair Beauty,’ is the place for you. Share, learn, and share your stories with readers that face the same struggles and successes as you. Stay tuned for updates, spot-light artists, new talents, products, and more.

29. NoMoreDirtyLooks.com – Discover the truth about beauty products and let Siobhan and Alexandra be your expert guides to safe and clean cosmetics. These clean beauty experts don’t just know natural beauty, that live it. With media gigs and speaking engagements, they still humbly say they are just two regular women trying to look their best and helping women do the same.

30. OrganicBeautyView.com – Are you curious about all the hype about the natural beauty world, but not sure how or why to make the crossover? ‘Organic Beauty View,’ is a timeless resource for those new to exploring the benefits of a natural lifestyle, what it entails, and how to start the sometimes daunting transition.

31. Brandie – Brandie is out to dispel the myth that organic and natural is only for tree-hugging granola bar eaters. Brandie shares how she navigates through a toxic-indundated society with her 11 years of experience, dating back to pre-smartphone-era when she used to carry around her ingredient list of “things to avoid.”

32. Mehak – Peaches and Blush,’ started two years ago as an Indian beauty and makeup blog and quickly became one of the most popular sites for Indian beauty, fashion, and brides. Follow Mehak on her international travels, beauty trials and reviews, and all things Indian beauty and bridal.

33. Rachel Odem – Model and “mommapreneur,” Rachel Odem is a name to know. After marrying the love of her life and having three beautiful babies, Rachel took a leap and started her own beauty line, Rachel O. Beauty, in effort to spend more time with her family. How did she do? Well, to say the least, you could say it was a successful leap. Check her out and discover why she’s become an international source for true beauty.

34. Refinery29.com – For all things fashionable and beautiful, ‘Refinery 29,’ is the United States largest independent fashion and style website. Their ever-growing audience calls for an ever-expanding staff with different niche audiences, experiences, and tastes. Follow new trends and pick up some great how-to tips along the way.

35. Renata Helfman – Renata is practically the poster child for eco-beauty. Internationally published in dozens of magazine, Renata has made a name for herself beyond a celebrity makeup artist. She has made her biggest mark in offering celebrity faces alternatives to unhealthy, chemical laden personal care. Her passion led her to open Vert, the first eco-chic boutique in the nation, in Los Angeles.

36. Purely Posh – Did you know the average each woman applies 12 different products to her skin each day, totaling about 500 different chemicals? ‘Purely Posh,’ is passionate about bringing awareness to the dangers of chemicals we put on, and in, our skin. Explore their educational blog to learn about products, ingredients, and tips to apply your makeup beautifully and easily. Then shop to purchase products with the finest ingredients, tried and tested.

37. Ayesha – Ayesha takes a break from her career as a Pharmacist to share her love of beauty products. Her videos feature her monthly favorites, along with tutorials and reviews of her favorite, and not so favorite, natural hair, beauty, and nail products.

38. SkinKissedNatural.com – Skin Kissed Naturals,’ is a full line of premier quality, natural skin care products for the face and body. Pure, simple, and naturally beautiful are some descriptors I think every woman wouldn’t mind using. Discover the simple beauty in chemical-free products, and educate yourself through the SKN blog filled with wonderful resources and learning materials.

39. TheBeautyShortList.com – The Beauty Shortlist,” is 100% behind ethical, green, cruelty-free beauty brands such as Weleda, Dr Haushka, Balance Me and Green People. Discover natural beauty through aromatheraphy, oils, and chemical-free products that will make you feel as beautiful on the outside as your do consciously with your purchase.

40. TheCleanBeautyBlog.com – The Clean Beauty Blog,’ is about beauty in it’s purest form; untainted and unharmed by chemicals and toxins. They’re passionate about makeup without fillers or parabens that deliver clean, natural beauty that’s good for your health and the environment. Read reviews, get the look, follow trends, or discover how eating clean effects your beauty factor too.

41. Natasha Uspensky – After facing a bit of a health scare a few years back, Natasha overhauled her lifestyle and embarked on a journey to become a true organic beauty. As a Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor, she specializes in weight loss, digestive and gastrointestinal problems, and hormonal imbalance. She uses her blog as a way to share what she’s learned through her reserach, her own trials and errors, recipes, and tips to help her readers maximize their energy and their health.

42. Audreiana – Like most of us, Audreiana found herself relying on online reviews before making a purchase. When she found herself in the dark purchasing green beauty products, she decided to start ‘True Beauty By Nature,’ where she shares her honest reviews to help keep her readers informed to make worthy purchases. Follow her to discover natural must-have products like soy-based nail polish remover, and the hard-to-find natural volumizing shampoo’s that actually work.

43. Cori – Cori relates to her readers as a typical girl that loves beauty, food, and shopping but admits she’s always been a hippie at heart. Her passion for natural beauty stemmed out of her love for the earth, and her friend encouraging her to do some research on the products she was using. Well, parrabens led her to a cosmetic overhaul from lotions to makeup, and she generously shares what she’s learned and still learning with her readers.

44. Katie – Katie, also known as the ‘Wellness Mama,’ offers her charm and knowledge to help you sort through the wonderfully-overwhelming world of bad healthy advice to help you life a healthier life. Katie shares what she’s learned in her research to provide her family the healthiest life possible, so that you can offer the same to yours.

45. Dima Al Mahsiri – Dima is like most women looking for the smoothest, healthiest, clearest, most beautiful looking skin we can achieve. At what cost? Well, Dima says she’s tried everything and she’ll share her golden rule: “the more natural, the better.” Follow her tips for your healthiest looking skin without suffering through ingredient lists you can’t pronounce.