Hello, Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the Intersection of Skincare & Soulcare

The benefits of activated charcoal

Skincare 411

The benefits of activated charcoal

Today we are talking about one of my  favorite materials to work with: Activated Charcoal.  First, a disclaimer. I'm a soap maker and natural product formulator, but I'm also a researcher (day job). I have access to a full range of scientific journals and I read them. I don't make claims about ingredients or products I offer on my site because that's a no-no, but I also like to let you know the truth about my research findings. First....let's chat. What is activated charcoal and how in the heck do we use it in beauty products? You may have heard...

Read more →


Changes in Friendships Over Forty

Friendship self discovery Wellness

Changes in Friendships Over Forty

It's a rainy Sunday, a perfect time to talk about an issue that we all face as women, and, let's be real, it's something that spans the ages - sorry you spring chickens who look forward to your more established years. Friendships still change and sometimes they just fall apart. Sometimes they even fall apart and no one ever tells you....those are the ones that really stink. There are two types of friend break-ups, one of which is the subject of this post today because no matter how old I get or how many accomplishments  I have...no matter how much...

Read more →


Gaining ground and losing pounds during perimenopause with intermittent fasting and fitness

Healthy Living Skincare 411 Wellness

Gaining ground and losing pounds during perimenopause with intermittent fasting and fitness

That was a mouthful. It's what I want to talk about, though. In fact, this blog is going to start appearing more as a women's journal so that I have a place to connect better with all of you, unload some of my old baggage that has weighed me down - literally, and to help myself and those of you who read to find a little inner peace through shared stories. I thought I would start with my own journey into fitness and nutrition, share my own struggles and epiphanies, and hopefully we can get some momentum going in the...

Read more →


Running a Small Business During Covid - An Open Letter to my Customers

Healthy Living Running a Business self discovery Stress Less Tips Wellness

Running a Small Business During Covid - An Open Letter to my Customers

Dear Friends,   I haven't posted a blog in some time, mostly because I have been rather busy in the studio, but also because this has been an unexpected time for family to reconnect, to have dinners together again, to go back to all of those things that I have genuinely missed. It has also been a time to battle hardship together. It seems that some businesses, like some families, have flourished during this trying time of Covid, but some have suffered irreparable damage. I have felt for and supported all of those businesses that I can, like many of...

Read more →


What Wellness Means to me Now

Healthy Living self discovery Stress Less Tips Wellness

What Wellness Means to me Now

I haven't blogged here in a while, probably because I became less interested in writing about product ingredients and much more interested in telling stories. As women, we relate to stories, and sometimes we even learn from them. It all comes down to connections. There are some amazing synchronicities that happen when we are following the right path, but I'll get back to that. Last weekend I took a quick weekend trip with my mom and my sister to an Inn by the ocean. We are getting back to these trips now that I have opened time in my life to do...

Read more →