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The Perfect Organic Facial Oil for Mature Dry Skin

Rose Facial Oil

Inspired by the book Do It Gorgeously, by Sophie Uliano; I have been making and using my own night time facial oil for over a year.

Since this this organic facial oil is packed full of antioxidants and active ingredients it works wonders on my skin.

How to use: After you have cleansed and toned; shake and apply to your face. Store in a in a cool place out of direct sunlight. This product has a shelf life of one year.

Ingredients: Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Rosehip Seed Oil, Rose Absolute Essential Oil, Organic Benzoin Resin Essential Oil, Frankincense Essential Oil, Galbanum Essential Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Alpha-D-Tocopherol, Lycopene, Tocotrienols, Astaxanthin, Lutein, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

I have been making this product in small batches for myself and as gifts however I have been asked by a few people if I would consider selling it.

What do you think? Should whip up some proper packaging and sell it on Etsy or would you rather I just post the recipe for you to make and customize at home?

Dolphin Organics, Only and Always Natural


Many people are surprised to find out that although a label says “natural and organic” what it may really mean is “contains natural and organic ingredients along with a bunch of other crap”.

As a mom, I have often been frustrated by brands that CLAIM to be natural and organic. This is one of the reasons why I blog about organic beauty. I want to be able to celebrate companies that are actually making real organic and natural products with quality ingredients.

Dolphin Organics is one of these companies.

While at Blogher11 I had the pleasure of meeting the founders of Dolphin Organics. I fell in love with their story and bonded over our mutual understanding that what we put on our body is just as important as what we put in our body.

I was eager to take their products for a test spin – they kindly provided me with a few samples and an adorable onesize for Linden.


Here are the top ten things I like about Dolphin Organics:

  • The labels are straightforward, simple and easy to read so I know exactly what is in them!
  • Instead of being filled with water the first ingredient is ALOE. This provides a more concentrated and stable product.
  • The packaging is made with Post Consumer Recycled material.
  • The products are never tested on animals.
  • The shampoo and body wash actual has a nice lather which is often hard to find in a natural product.
  • The products are tear-free so it doesn’t bug our babies eyes.
  • The products are truly unscented.
  • The products are hypoallergenic.
  • The conditioner does a great job of detangling hair and doesn’t weigh down beautiful curls.
  • Great price point compared to other organic and natural products.

About Dolphin Organics
Dolphin Organics™ is a New York based family-owned and operated company committed to making the best, most honest organic and natural products for your baby. For more information and to place an order check out dolphinorganics.com. You can also follow them on Twitter and friend them on Facebook.

Have you read the ingredients on the back of your baby’s beauty products?

Organic Makeup for Moms as Easy as 1,2,3

Lately I honestly don’t know what is more impossible, getting beauty sleep or finding time to put on makeup. Without either I look like a walking zombie. To combat this I have been following a very simple three product in three minutes morning routine that leaves me feeling moisturized, protected and presentable.

  1. Prickly Pear Antioxidant Sunscreen with Tint from Sweet P’s Organic Skincare – an awesome 4 in 1 beauty product (moisturizer, tint, sunscreen and antioxidant). Feels great on your skin and contains high amounts of vitamin A and C, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.
  2. Eye Brightener from Terra Firma Cosmetics – tightens, brightens, and smooths the skin around your eyes.
  3. Shimmery Cocoa Berry Lip & Cheek Tint from 100% Pure – Contains anti-aging vitamins and antioxidants and was designed to be used as a cream blush and a lip tint.

Antioxidant Sunscreen with Tint Ingredients: Prickly Pear Juice, Organic Jojoba Oil, Vegetable Stearin, E-wax, zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, om-cinnamate, ecocert preservative, oxide and mica organic minerals

Eye Brightener Ingredients: Water, Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Carbomer, Pullulan (from natural starch), Palm Christi Oil, Boron Nitride, Mica, Lauryl-Lisine Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol

Shimmery Cocoa Berry Lip & Cheek Tint Ingredients: Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Honey Beeswax, Grapeseed Oil, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), Pigments of Cranberry, Pomegranate, Blackberry, Raspberry, Cabernet Grape, Plum, Strawberry, Cherry, Peach, Apricot, Blueberry, Cocoa Bean, Carrot and Tomato, Strawberry Extract, Mica

Look who is wearing mommy's lipstick

At least with these ingredients I don’t have to worry about Ivey playing makeup.