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5 Experiential Gifts for Mother's Day

5 experiential gifts for mother's day

Red alert! One of the most important holidays of the year is right around the corner. That's right, Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 12. If you're still spinning your wheels looking for that perfect something, try a gift that helps make a memory instead. 

9 Reasons Why NTB is Perfect Mom Makeup

9 Reasons why Naked Truth Beauty is the Perfect Mom Makeup

The ritual of makeup is one that changes over time, influenced by beauty trends, new techniques, or – for many of us – becoming a mom.

What is Bioaccumulation and why does it matter?

What is bioaccumulation and why does it matter? Bioaccumulation implications for cosmetics ingredients.

This is a simplified explanation of a very important subject. For a deeper deep-dive on toxicity in general, I highly recommend The Dose Makes the Poison by Patricia Frank and M. Alice Ottoboni.

Recycling is not enough

Recycling is a big deal, and it's something we've worked very hard as a society to make common practice. But recycling is not enough. We have to choose differently.

Why recycling is not enough, plastic waste

Do you know the pH of your shampoo? This is why you should.

Do you know the pH of your shampoo? Why shampoo pH is critical for healthy, shiny hair.

 

Shampoo was my gateway drug into green beauty. Nearly ten (?!) years ago now, I was struggling with hair loss and breakage and began looking into everything and anything that could be contributing to my tress plight. I stumbled upon the hair-damaging effects of sodium lauryl sulfate, and away we went.

St. Patty's DIY Day with a Guinness Hair Rinse and Face Mask

Happy St. Patrick's Day! To celebrate, grab two bottles of Guinness: One for yourself, and one for your hair and skin. It's St. Patty's DIY Day!

Guinness beer, oat, and honey acne fighting face mask; Guinness beer hair rinse

My Natural Birth: Saved by Modern Medicine

How to set expectations when trying for a natural birth

Somehow, an entire year has passed since my baby entered the world, and – on top of the million things that has me reflecting on – I can't get childbirth off my mind.

How to Choose a Good Sunscreen

I wrote previously about most everything you could ever want to know about sunscreen. Check that out here.

Protect yourself from more than the sun: Everything you need to know about sunscreen

Protect yourself from more than just the sun, what to know about sunscreen

I still have my grandmother's words ringing in my ears: "The sun is not your friend." It's true – too much sun certainly is not your friend (but the vitamin D you get from it is). We're used to hearing that too much sun will give us cancer and cause premature aging, and we've been taught to wear sunscreen every day – if not to protect our health, at least for the sake of vanity. 

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  • Hi! I'm Lauren.

    Welcome to the NTB blog, a science-based exploration of information for living our healthiest and happiest lives. I hold a certificate from the University of Washington in Green Chemistry & Sustainability, and believe that living well is doing the best we can in every moment, not doing it perfectly.