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As Pure As Oils Get: Kenza Pure Moroccan Beauty Oils

We are all “oil” fanatics here at Ecopique. We’ve written posts about the benefits of oil cleansing, moisturizing and even how to

HAUT Cosmetics: Vegan, locally-sourced BB Cream that works.

I remember the good ol’ days when I would wake up in the morning and not worry about blemishes, uneven skin and

Shampoo organically with Greenbody Greenplanet

The wonderful world of Twitter not only gives us hours of non-stop entertainment and breaking news, but it’s also a meeting place

Zap Away Oil & Blemishes – Naturally!

As much as I love bundling up in the winter and making hot coco, I don’t love winter skin. Especially because the

North Coast Organics: The Elite Assasin Strikes!

What I’m finding on this organic product journey is that makers more often than not are not trying to scale as fast

Bringing It Back: Back Bum Soap

Another GreenFest gem, this time from Los Angeles. We had the pleasure of meeting Fred from Back Bum Soap on our organic beauty

The Power of the Primal: Primal Pit Paste All-Natural Deodorants

I’m not one to easily admit that I can have pretty smelly underarms. Over the years playing on high school teams to

Jojoba Oil: The Natural Alternative To Synthetic Lotions

What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you think “oil”? Isn’t it something you cook with? Wait, isn’t

Say YES to Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps and Prop 522

Typically when I go shopping for beauty and personal care products, I try my best to focus on purchasing products that are

Pure & Essential Minerals’ Dead Sea Mud Mask

Like most people, I want to do right by my skin.  Especially my face.  With air pollution, sun exposure, aging, and the

[Patricia] Day 30: My Bitter Sweet #Organic30Day

Today is a bitter-sweet day. Why you ask? I’m sad that it’s the end of our #Organic30day challenge. Day 30 is already

[Patricia] Day 29: The Next Wave Of All Natural Products Are Here

Life seems to always come around full circle. The same concept seems to the apply to the evolution of beauty products. For

[Patricia] Day 28: The War Of The Body Washes

We’ve covered some body washes over the last month and wanted to give you a side by side comparison. We also want

[Patricia] Day 27: Mrs. Meyers – Best Fragranced Natural Hand Soap

As we already know, harmful chemicals in major cleaning products are things we hope everyone strives to avoid. Above and beyond the

[Patricia] Day 26: Products That Made The #Organic30day Cut

It’s been a great journey testing the organic beauty and household product waters. Some products where amazing, some okay, and some I

[Patricia] Day 25 – Holistic Organic Living: Mind.Body.Soul

I was laying on my yoga mat today during shavasna and had an epiphany. I realized that the #Organic30day challenge was more

[Patricia] Day 24 – Benedetta: Favorite #Organic30day products

My Benedetta Farm Sourced experiment spree has continued. I’m honestly loving the natural (legit natural) fragrance of all their products and the

[Patricia] Day 23: Farm – Sourced Skin Care

Have you ever heard of the phrase “farm-sourced” ? I didn’t until yesterday. Previously I wrote about my “aluminum”  toxic revelation through

[Patricia] Day 22 – Antiperspirant Causing Breast Cancer Claims

Today I took a stroll in a fun, organic friendly shopping plaza called “The Market”. There was one  kiosk that caught my

[Patricia] Day 21: Ecopiquer Testimonial About Oil Cleansing

Yesterday on my post Oil Dissolves Oil and is Great for your Skin,  we received an exciting comment from a fellow Ecopiquer.  She

[Patricia] Day 20 – Oil Dissolves Oil And Is Great For Your Skin. Really?!

Yesterday I wrote about how I stumbled upon the wonderful world of oil cleaners. Now that it’s been a few washes with

[Patricia] Day 19: Discovering Oil Cleansers

Today I purchased a new facial cleanser called Burt’s Bees Orange Essence Facial Cleanser. Typically I research a product online first, then

[Patricia] Day 18: Phase out PERC in your Dry Cleaning methods

It’s a beautiful day in Los Angeles, so I decided to visit  Redondo Beach. Leave it to the beach towns to have

[Patricia] Day 17: Conscious Box Groupon! Get it while it’s hot!

Previously I wrote about my favorite organic products subscription service – Conscious Box. I’m still a loyal subscriber and a lot of

[Patricia] Day 16: Coconuts All The Way With Desert Essence

I’ve been a big fan of coconut water for about 2 years now.  It’s a great way to hydrate and get the potassium you

[Patricia] Day 15: Empowered and Green

Hip hip hooray! Day 15 of my #Organic30day challenge has arrived. I’m excited that I’ve come this far, but sad that in

[Patricia] Day 14: Allergy Epidemic from Personal Care Products. Oh Boy.

Previously, I wrote about the importance of using natural bath wash to avoid parabens and polyethylene. It looks like there’s even more

[Patricia] Day 13: To gel, or not to gel. That is the question.

It’s been about 1 year since I first discovered gel manicures. I’m notorious for ruining manicures in one day, sometimes the moment

[Patricia] Day 12: Parrifin vs. Soy vs. Beeswax Candles

I’ve always thought the scent of a home changes its overall dynamic and energy. Lavender makes a home smell fresh and clean,

[Patricia] Day 11: Most natural brand at Sephora: Tarte

I’ve been on a BB kick since the implosion of BB creams hit the US market. It’s a great all in one

[Patricia] Day 10: Organic laundry detergent. Yes it works!

In my recent subscription box from Conscious Box, I received a sample of Ecos All Natural Laundry Detergent One of the biggest

[Patricia] Day 9: What’s so essential about essential oils?

I’m not sure if it’s the people I hang out with or the stores I shop at, but I hear the words

[Patricia] Day 8: Magic skin potion isn’t so Magic

I love the sun. Maybe a little too much. Within the past year, I started to see sun spots show up on

[Patricia] Day 7: Watch out for VOC ingredients in cleaning products. Seriously.

Hold your breath! Literally. Here’s why: Beauty products are everywhere and always fun to discover and sample, but household products play into

[Patricia] Day 6: Splish Splash I Was Taken a Bath

Day 6 of my #Organic30day challenge has arrived and I’m excited to tell you about my newest organic friendly find from Trader

[Patricia] Day 5: Organic and Eco Friendly Samples to Your Door

Subscription boxes galore! Seems like the new craze these days is around subscription services that send sample surprise goodies to your door.

[Patricia] Day 4: Say Goodbye to Polyethylene. Say Hello To Chamomile.

I usually scream and run away from anything related to bee’s, but I found an exception. Burt’s Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep

[Patricia] Day 3: Confused about what’s in your products?

I have to admit, the journey towards living an organic lifestyle isn’t easy. Deciding to take the #Organic30day challenge is half the

[Patricia] Day 2: Mascara irritate your eyes?

Day 2 of my #Organic30day challenge is here!  I’m pretty excited about this new natural mascara I discover from the subscription box

[Patricia] Day 1: Your Skin Is Your Organ. Feed It Well.

Ready set go! Time to roll up my sleeves and get organified (is that a word? if not – now it is!).