On our journey for optimal brain + gut health, I have met various women who focus on certain areas in their lives… meditation, affirmations, nutrition, movement, music and even products used in the home as well as on their bodies. It was astonishing how I was so focused on nutrition and movement yet didn’t really FOCUS on what we are placing on our BIGGEST ORGAN… our skin! Here’s a place where you’ll explore healthy alternatives to day-to-day beauty products… a few self-care tips… and information to help guide you to make the BEST decision for YOU, love.

Because that’s all you can do… Check out the MASTERCLASS on top ingredients to avoid in your beauty products!


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Amber Langley Gill

AMBER’S FAVES

Here’s a glimpse of some of my favorite things on my beauty counter…

  1. ACTIVATED CHARCOAL MASK

BENEFITS OF A CHARCOAL MASK

  • Minimizes the benefits of pores: someone should have informed the hubster of this or maybe I need to use this mask a wee bit more!

  • Gives skin a smooth, refined appearance: hello, yes please!

  • Draws away excess oil, dirt and bacteria from the skin: provides a thorough cleansing and is great for those with oily skin or those prone to blackheads!

  • May aid in brightening your skin

  • Aids in exfoliation: ridding the skin of dead cells

If you want to snag your own charcoal mask like the one I’m using, I’ve got you covered! Just remember, do your research - find companies that speak to YOU and listen to how your body responds!

 

2. ACTIVATED CHARCOAL WHITENING TOOTHPASTE WITH BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH

In the beginning of my wellness journey, I was actually making my own activated charcoal toothpowder which I absolutely loved doing because it channeled my inner hippie self; however, a few things did not jive with me!

I would get tooth powder EVERY. WHERE. Seriously, for a person with my limited coordination in the early mornings, having black powder sprinkled on a toothbrush was not ideal!

It was a hassle for me to remember to make it. If there was a better system involved for me to make all the products myself, like one day a week blocked out to make certain products, maybe this would be more ideal for me. But, I tend to RUN out without truly realizing and having to use the Gillies, bubblegum flavored option. UGH!

IF you are eager to make your own tooth powder, this is the recipe I tried and absolutely loved!

Remineralizing Tooth Powder Recipe

Another question you may have is… WHY a bamboo toothbrush? Well. I recently read this astonishing statistic that…

 
“In the United States alone it is estimated that over 850 million toothbrushes are discarded and end up in landfill every single year.”
— The Charcoal Toothbrush
 

Plus, some plastic toothbrushes don’t even break down… and those that do break down can take between 20-1000 years! And when it’s stated that plastic toothbrushes break down, it means break up into smaller bits!

Those numbers scared me to purchase a bamboo toothbrush right away even though, our Gillies still use plastic ones! We are a work-in-progress family. My goal is by the end of 2019 the whole household is using bamboo toothbrushes.

 
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On my blog, I often recommend products: skin care, makeup, household products, books, fitness equipment, etc. I will never recommend a product unless I’ve personally used it. You’ll also notice I have links to affiliate sites, and if you purchase something from my link, I will receive a small commission from the sale. Being an affiliate is not something I take lightly. If I am, it’s because I believe in the company and their product.