2018 Green Beauty + Wellness: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales

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 surrounding 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 in your shelves for a little R&R.

That being said, I have made a list of some of my favourite shops who are taking part in the Holiday sales. I’ve included 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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2018 Holistic Holiday Gift Guide for Men

I have been testing all the holistic lotions and potions on my Husband for years now. He’s been a real sport! He listens to me talk about holistic living and has always been really supportive of my choices, and of integrating my holistic ways into our lifestyle. There are some products that he has permanently added into his daily routine and I’m going to share some of my favourite choices for men when it comes to green hygiene and wellness products. Lets be honest, I tested these products too and tend to steal them from him when I run out of my own! These are great options to throw in a stocking or as a bundled gift for someone you love. Happy Holiday Gift Giving!

* 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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Osmia Organics: Full Review + Guide

There’s something about Osmia and their products that has me in a bit of a trance. What I’ve noticed using their products is that every one of them comes with an experience deeply rooted in self care. My olfactory centre has always been part of my self care, I appreciate good smells that invoke different feelings. This entire line seems to do that for me. Their products are rich in quality, sourced impeccably, driver quality skincare, and create the most relaxing experience. They will envelope you and create the most rich sense of calm and self care imaginable. I have fallen deeply in love with every product I’ve tried from this line, there really have been no misses for me.. so as I do with all my favourite collective brands: I made a full guide and review so you can read all about my experience with their 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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Bristol and Sussex: ‘Hydrate’ Deep Conditioning Facial Oil Review 

* Bristol & Sussex have generously provided a discount code for 15% off their entire website *

enter code: ‘BLOOM’ to your order at check out

 

I have been in the green beauty industry as a blogger for over 3 years now and I have tested SO many beauty and skincare products. Some really tend to stand out and the one product I am most strict on are serums and facial oils. They are a potent and important step in a skincare routine.. this is where you will get the MOST nutrition, hydration and vitamins into your skin. Not every serum or oil is made at the same level of quality however, and there are so many on the market that it can be difficult to discern which are the best fit for your skin. I have recently found one that has been added to my list of top recommendations and I wanted to share all about this little gem today. I have been using it for about two months now and have been loving it.

* 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 October Detox Box: Innersense Organic Beauty Hair Products

Detox Market has hit it out of the park this month with their detox box that comes completely filled with every staple hair care product you need. It comes as no surprise that this box is VERY exciting for me, I’ve gushed about Innersense organic hair products before. They are listed in my natural hair care guide as one of my top 3 and they are the perfect healthy swap for anyone looking for a salon quality hair line that isn’t loaded with any harsh chemicals. I’ve also reviewed more from their line which you can read HERE.

* 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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Make your own Elderberry Syrup: A Natural Alternative for preventing and reducing duration of viral infection

 

The Fall and Winter months bring with them perfect Autumn weather followed by the Traditional Holiday Season that warms everyone’s soul. It also brings with it an abundance of Viral Infections such as the Common Cold, Influenza A and B, and many bacterial conditions secondary to their viral counterparts (ie. pneumonia or ear infection). There are a multitude of reasons why cold and flu season occurs every year at the same time, the most undeniable reason being the dramatic reduction of natural Vitamin D due to lack of exposure from the sun (as compared to the Spring and Summer months when it is more accessible and pleasant to spend time outdoors). We are also at higher risk being indoors and in closer contact and proximity of others which promotes the spreading of germs. There are also suggestions that cold either preserves germs more effectively on surfaces, as well as reduces our body’s ability to fight off infection. Regardless of the source, we all know the cold and flu season all too well. We try our best to avoid contracting viral infections and I personally have a regimen that I keep my family on that feeds the body with immune boosting vitamins and minerals to keep viral infection at bay. One of my favourite ways to do this is to use elderberry syrup as a supplement and therapy to reduce the duration of infection.

* Disclosure: I am not a certified medical professional in the area of physical health care and suggest you discuss any and all treatment options with your own health care provider (Medical Doctor, Nurse Practicioner, Naturopathic Doctor, Functional Medicine Doctor, etc.) before adding it to your regimen. My blog posts are meant to provide information and ideas so that you may gather information, continue your own personal research, and bring forward to your healthcare provider *

 

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A Complete Guide + Full Review of Fitglow Beauty

*Fitglow Beauty has graciously offered 15% off their entire website with

Discount Code: BLOOM15 used at check out.*

 

If you’re into green beauty at all, chances are you’ve been hearing about Fitglow Beauty. And, if you’ve been following my blog over the last few years, you know that this is one of my favourite brands on the block. My “deserted island choice” as they have everything ranging from high quality skincare to completely natural makeup (that doubles as skincare as its formulated with ingredients that IMPROVE your skin as you wear them rather than clog up your pores and wreak havoc on your system). I have tried a good majority of the Fitglow Beauty Line, and I’m always being asked questions about their products so I figured I would put together a guide encompassing all of the products I’ve tried. I’ll also link to some of my past reviews with swatches on specific products from their line for more information.

* 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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Natural Methods to Relieve Nausea during Pregnancy: My experience supported by evidence based studies

This is my second time around the block when it comes to pregnancy and BOTH my babies have come with incredible nausea lasting longer than the typical 12 week window. This time around was more intense, possibly due to the fact that I already have a very energetic tiny human to look after 24/7.. but the nausea hit me hard as it was around the clock.. all day, everyday, for 4.5 months. My last pregnancy I had moments in the day where the nausea would subside and while it lasted well into my 5th month, the breaks in the day where I felt normal again made it a little easier. The nausea has mostly subsided at this time in my pregnancy but I do experience days here and there up until delivery with the same pesky side effect. Any woman who has experienced this unpleasant bout of sickness knows how badly it can affect your day to day. It also leaves you feeling defeated and many times during my current pregnancy I felt it was impeding on my ability to keep up with caring for my three year old. Luckily, my little one was old enough to understand why Mom couldn’t walk to the park on certain days, or why I had to lay down while she played alongside me for the afternoon. Needless to say, I needed some relief. Between the two pregnancies I have found a small handful of remedies that worked for me. I was also able to back these up with studies which I’ve linked to below. If you’re struggling with nausea during your pregnancy, hopefully some of these tips will help you take the edge off.

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MUN Skincare Complete Review + Guide

MUN Skincare has been one of my most trusted skincare brands and one I never hesitate to recommend when anyone asks me for my favourites. They use incredibly powerful, well sourced, and well researched ingredients in their product development that work to heal and improve the appearance as well as function of the skin. MUN really takes their time at developing new products and have never rushed this process as they truly look into every aspect of formulation before sending something out on the shelves. This has created one of the most well rounded green beauty brands around and one that I would (and do) use EVERY product out of. I truly can’t say that about every brand I’ve tried, many have their rock star products but few hit it out of the park with every single one like MUN does. So when I received their new moisturizer meant to protect your skin from environmental stress and pollutants while delivering deep hydration by improving the barrier function of your skin.. I knew I was in for a treat.

* 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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THIS popular skincare tool destroyed my skin years ago, but I FINALLY found an alternative that I love (Giveaway inside)

Photo credit: Holistic Beauties

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I remember vividly about 7 years ago I was in desperation mode to cure the cystic breakouts I was experiencing with my skin.  This was pre-organic skincare years and I travelled every possible road to try and find the perfect solution. One of my biggest investments (and biggest regrets) was when I purchased a Clarisonic facial brush from Sephora years ago. I thought this would help me get deeper into the pores, scrub out debris and leave me with glowing perfect skin like the models they had shown in their ads. This was SO far from the truth.. in fact, it did the complete opposite and left my skin worse off than it already was. My skin got angry, red, broke out even more (which at that point I didn’t know was possible). Not to mention, the Clarisonic left a huge dent in my wallet.

* 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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