Hello there 🙂 My name is Andrea. I am a mother of 3 and I have been on the organic journey for the last 15 years.
The Short Story
I have been using natural and organic products for well over a decade. I am passionate about keeping toxins out of my body.
I eat natural, I love to garden and grow my own food.
I use natural skin care products as much as I can. I do use benzoyl peroxide on my acne because I have yet to find a natural product that works. You can read about my Acne Journey Here.
My hope with this blog is to help you find great products that will work with whatever skin concerns you may have.
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The Long Story
My path to an organic and natural lifestyle started when I was a young adult. I was around 19 or 20 years old when I started shopping at my local health food store.
I remember reading an Alive Magazine there, and learning about the toxins in shampoo, I immediately stopped buying regular shampoos, the thought of putting toxic chemicals on my body freaked me right out.
I was also learning about factory farming and modern agriculture. I did end up becoming a vegetarian for a couple years. ( I later learned that I could better help the meat industry by supporting farmers who treat their animals well, so I started eating meat again, but only meat I could get from local farms.)
During my vegetarian phase, I started drinking soy milk (yuck), and I tried to stay away from dairy. I am glad this phase only lasted a couple years. I now know that soy milk is terrible for you and I will gladly support small dairy’s creating cheese and milk products.
I also became pregnant with my first child at this time. This made me even more committed to lessening our exposure to toxins. I started cleaning with vinegar and baking soda, I never bought regular cleaners. I bought natural laundry detergent, and natural dish soap. I purchased cloth diapers for my coming baby.
I fed my baby handmade food, she loved avocados and yogurt with tahini. She breastfed for almost 2 years, we co-slept and I carried her often. I bought organic produce as much as I could find. At the time it was difficult to get organic milk and meat, so we mostly ate vegetarian.
As I learned more and networked more, I was able to find meat from local farmers and buy organic milk and cheeses. I found organic skin care products that I liked and were available locally.
I try to buy organic and natural whenever possible. Sometimes it is difficult, because i live in a small town and our organic section is small. But we do pretty well.
Well that is my long story for now 🙂
Yours In Beauty,