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What's in our bag for the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday this year, so we're preparing to celebrate our nation's Independence all week! Here's what we'll be stocking in our bags to be ready for any fête that comes our way.

Fourth of July makeup essentials, Arwen pearl highlighter, and Wednesdays hot pink red lip and cheek multistick color

Take the Green Makeup Bag Challenge

We talk about the importance of green beauty a lot. A lot. Like here, and here.

So I'm excited to be participating in the Green Makeup Bag Summit, hosted by Nicole Harlow of @GirlMeetsBody and The Center for Menstrual and Sexual Health!

The Best Non-Toxic Changing Table Pad

If you missed the social media announcement, surprise! We welcomed the arrival of our Naked Truth Baby in February, and she is the new light of my world, and an excellent little helper (okay, still working on the latter one.).

When Vegan Cosmetics are Misleading

Choosing healthier personal care products can be daunting with so many choices out there, and, as a result, we tend to focus on one or two buzzwords to help narrow down the choices and make an ultimate decision. (More about that circus in my Greenwashing post.)

The Truth about Willow Bark and Pregnancy

The Truth about Willow Bark and Pregnancy

A brief aside before we get started: I'm not here to freak you out. I only want to help others avoid the anguish I went through of assuming something was safe, and finding out later that this assumption was not entirely true. 

Go Bananas for this 3-Ingredient Make-at-Home Hair Mask

It's wintertime, which – in a cruel twist to many – means both lots of precipitation AND harsh, dry winter air.

DIY banana hair mask with honey, egg, and avocado

What is Greenwashing and How to Protect Yourself

Green beauty is very much coming into vogue, which is super exciting for multiple reasons: It's healthier for our bodies, healthier for our children, and healthier for the environment. (If you aren't familiar with the fact that the cosmetics industry is essentially unregulated, read all about that here.)

What is greenwashing? How to spot it and protect yourself.

Top 5 Clean Personal Care Products of 2017

Oh my, what a year it's been! There's a lot to talk about, but I'm going to keep it simple and share a few products that made my year a little healthier, a little easier, and a little more glamorous. So, without further ado... 

My Favorite Healthy Personal Care Products of 2017

Top 5 clean personal care products of 2017

How to fade acne scars quickly and without toxic ingredients

How to Fade Acne Scars Naturally, Easily, and Gently

Acne. What a sinister word. As if dealing with active breakouts weren't enough, there's the scarring, and the more traumatizing the breakout, the worse the scarring. Sure, that makes sense, but it's still cruel.

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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.