I love the organic, local food movement. I do. I love it. But how much time do you spend thinking about what you put on your body as you do in your body?
Before we even leave the house in the morning, most of us have slathered so much junk on our skin. Toxic, chemical-filled junk. I honestly didn’t think much about it – What’s that ingredient? Who cares! It claims to help acne! – until a few months ago.
Earlier this year, my very good friend Jenna Street launched a Toronto-based all natural skin care company called Karmalicious. Don’t you love the name?
She makes – by hand – everything from soaps and toners to anti-aging skin care, using natural ingredients. My favourite, the Linden soap, is made with honey, oats and peony flowers. Also, I dare you not to love her cleansing grains. They exfoliate and leave your skin super soft and smooth.
A few of us were also lucky to be a part of one of her natural spa workshops. We learned how to make our own exfoliating scrubs, toners, bath bombs and lip balm! You’d laugh at how easy it is to make this stuff at home.
To be honest, it was this workshop that made me switch from chemical-laden products to all natural. Jenna’s extremely passionate about living as chemical free as possible, and her enthusiasm is contagious. I check everything now for a list of toxic beauty ingredients and did a proper cleanse of my medicine cabinet.
I’m so thrilled that Karmalicious is a success, and I encourage you all to try out her products via Etsy. Also, you can chit chat with Jenna directly on Twitter @BeKarmalicious. I love her, I love Karmalicious, and I love how good it feels knowing I’m doing something good for my skin and body.