What are Ceramides? Skincare Benefits of Ceramides and Why you Should Add them to your Routine

Ceramides have been shown to have a drastic effect on the health and vitality of ones skin. Recent studies have shown dramatic results from topical application of Ceramides which are found naturally in the skin. Ceramides deplete naturally over time, causing a string of symptoms and effects to the skin. To better understand ceramides and their role in skin health, I’ve put together this article. I will address what ceramides are, the symptoms of ceramide depletion, it’s role in aging and inflammatory skin diseases, and my favourite ceramide rich skincare products.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

 

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The Detox Market Bliss Bundle: The 2020 Green Beauty Gift with Purchase

It’s here! The Detox Market releases their Bliss Bundle every year as a gift with purchase so everyone can stock up on their necessities and take home a HUGE box of some of their favourite products of the year (full sized!). This bundle sells out within 1-2 days every time it launches so if you’re hoping to get your hands on one, don’t hesitate. This year they put together a GOOD ONE.. some of my personal favourites and a bunch of new and highly coveted products I have yet to try. This post will list what’s inside and how to qualify for the bundle.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

 

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Are the Essential Oils in your Skincare Routine Damaging your Skin? Here’s How You Can Tell

Lavender, Peppermint, Orange, Tea Tree, Frankincense.. if you’ve even considered diving into the holistic world, you’ve undoubtedly heard the names of commonly used essential oils. They are a tool that I use often in my home for a wide variety of reasons. But.. did you know that a number of people cannot tolerate them in their skincare? And that essential oils are commonly used in skincare for targeted benefits and to add natural fragrance? If your skin fits into a certain subtype, you might be doing more harm than good when it comes to the products you choose. This post is not meant to vilify essential oils as they are an incredible medicinal addition to any holistic lifestyle, but as with anything, there are pros and cons. There are many reasons why someone may choose to avoid essential oils in their skincare routine. This post will highlight skin types that don’t tolerate EO’s as well and common reactions/signs to know if you might be one of those people. I’m also going to share one of my favourite skincare lines that avoid essential oils and work to target specific skincare needs with impeccably sourced carrier oils from all over the world.

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The Choosy Chick Shop Full Guide + Review

The more momentum the green beauty movement gets, the more and more I see high quality and well vetted shops pop up. This gives more options and ‘one stop shops’ are some of our best resources as they carry many products types and brands in one place. Bonus: you just pay one shipping price for a bulk order of all of your needs. I myself admit.. shopping for my own favourite natural products can get expensive while supporting small shops and shipping from different places. Finding boutiques that carry all the natural items you buy so you can continue to support the brands you love AND a small business shop owner truly is having your cake and eating it too. Not only does this lessen the burden on your wallet, but less packages coming from multiple sources reduces your carbon footprint. I luckily stumbled across the Choosy Chick Shop when the owner reached out to me. It’s a female run and owned small business and she’s such a lovely person. I’m going to share some of the products I have tried from the choosy chick recently as well as some of my old favourites and what you can expect to find in this shop. I’ll continue to update this post as I try new things to give you more ideas of what the best items are to try!

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

 

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My Holistic Birth Plan + Postpartum Care Plan

Labour and Delivery, as well as Postnatal care, is very raw, intimate, and personal. There are many options when it comes to the nitty gritty of child bearing and I took it upon myself to really research my options before having my Children. I am sharing some details of my birth plan, as well as my post natal plan, with some research to back my own personal choices. It is VERY important that you research for yourself and make your own informed choices with your own health care provider. These are decisions I made under the care of my own Midwives and they were made based on the level of health experienced by myself and my babies in utero. Always consult with your health care provider when making health decisions for you and your family. This post is intended to showcase the many options available to Women during this time of life and to empower you to look into them for yourself.

My choices were based on a holistic view of health care and were chosen after very careful research. Everyone’s bodies and circumstances are different. I also write this from the perspective of living in Canada according to the medical options and processes available to us here. Some of these options may not apply to everyone and their area, or may require private funding, etc.

Childbearing and Motherhood in general come with so many different options and discussing these options can sometimes feel polarizing. It is important that we do so without judgement towards each other. This post is simply an account of my own choices and research but in no way reflects my opinion of others’ choices or circumstances. Your body, your birth, and your choices for your children are YOURS and yours alone. I wrote this to provide a starting place for research and bring awareness to a variety of options, and did so under a holistic lens. This blog is written intentionally for those who choose to adopt a more holistic approach to Birth. My options are not everyone’s options and my hope is that this post comes off as respectful and to be used as a tool to further your own research. After having two children naturally, here is my Birth and Postpartum plan.

* Disclaimer: This post is not intended as medical advice. Please continue to seek advice from/and make decisions with your primary health care provider. *

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How to Heal Bumps + Bruises naturally with Vanilla Extract

A bruise (or contusion- a hematoma of tissue) is a discolouration of the skin caused by damage or trauma which generally follows a fall or accident. Bruises are most commonly caused by broken capillaries/localized bleeding below the skins surface. Bruises that are visible due to discolouration are generally just below the skins surface. Though some bruises do result lower and aren’t visible, they are less common. Once a bruise is formed, your body will begin healing and resolve the wound via the immune system. But there are non-invasive and natural ways to help speed and support this recovery.

** This post is not designed to be medical advice. Always consult your medical provider regarding health and treatment options. **

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Black Friday Holistic Wellness + Green Beauty Deals 2019

Its that time of year again! Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Holiday sales are usually when I re-stock my shelves with some of my most tried and true favourites. It’s also a great time to shop for gifts for family and friends. That being said, with all the buzz and excitement surroundingS these days of savings, remember to be mindful of consumption. I tend to use this time to really think about what my all time favourite green beauty and wellness products are and what I really need and will use. Don’t go broke over a good sale, but instead be mindful of what you truly love to keep on your shelves.

That being said, I have made a list of some of my favourite green beauty and wellness shops who are taking part in the Holiday sales. I’ve included some of my favourite products from each for inspiration. I am always available to answer questions, simply comment on the post below, send me an email or Direct Message.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

 

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Clean Beauty Makeup Look: Nude Matte Lip + Cranberry Eyelids

This look was put together after I received Clove + Hallow’s new lip velvet shades. You can read about the lip velvet and their formula in my review HERE. I chose my favourite shade, Ellijay- a soft peachy nude, to showcase in a semi-glam look. I’ve listed all of the products used below.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

 

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November Detox Box Reveal: SPARITUAL

This month’s Detox Box is a new to me brand that is coming at the perfect time, SPARITUAL. Spa worthy lotions and potions that will moisturizer your skin and keep it supple and soft during the winter months. Not to mention, the scents are unbelievable and made completely with essential oils.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

 

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October Detox Box Reveal: Kjaer Weiss Luxury Makeup

Oh no big deal.. nothing to see here.. just KJAER WEISS in the Detox Box this month.. did anyone else’s jaws drop? This might be the first time I ever have seen Kjaer Weiss in a subscription box at a discounted price. For those of you who haven’t been introduced to this brand yet. Kjaer Weiss is a high end luxury green makeup brand that creates refillable makeup products. Every single one of these products are refillable and can be purchased at a lower cost once you’ve got your hands on the beautifully designed metal containers. They are heavy and “weighty”.. one of those things that feel so good to hold (am I alone on this? Is it weird?) and they have that magnetic closure that keeps that from opening all over your purse.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

 

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