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I hope that you’re enjoying the Fairyologist course and the private Facebook Fairyologist group. This is our first time offering a private group, and we really appreciate your enthusiasm and the contributions you’ve been making to the group’s positive energy.

Here are a few of my favorite items related to the fairy course that I’m excited to share with you:

Fairy Music: I’m in love with the album called “Deep Within a Faerie Forest” by Gary Stadler and Wendy Rule. Apparently, Gary is also involved with making flower essential oils – a true elemental musician!

Fairy Magazine: Fae Magazine is so beautifully filled with fun story articles and stories, photos, and ads related to fairies, especially fairy wings and clothing. AND the publisher Karen Kay is offering all Fairyologists a generous 20% discount on subscriptions! Just visit this link and enter the code fairyologist on the check-out page where it says “Apply Promo code.”

Eco-Friendly Healthful Beauty Products: Beauty products are completely unregulated, and most contain toxins and known carcinogens AND are cruelly tested on animals. You can see whether your current beauty products are safe by visiting this link.  I’ve found that some beauty products sold at health food stores contain these toxins.

There are lots of online recipes for making your own beauty products with simple ingredients.

Here are my list of favorite products. You can adjust this list if you have any allergies.  I’ve included my own recipes in this mix. I’d love to hear about your recipe ideas as well.

Hair color: I tried to let my hair go grey, but I’ll admit that I just couldn’t handle the skunk stripe look of grey roots next to dark brown hair. When my hair is completely grey, I will transition to silver hair which I personally think looks beautiful. So in the meantime, I use Light Mountain Henna Cover the Grey in Dark Brown. Henna is time-consuming, slightly messy, and some people don’t like the freshly-mowed grass smell on their heads. BUT it really is the only way to color your hair without chemicals and this brand works. The box contains two packages, which I just mix the powders together in the bowl and add hot water. I let it sit covered for an hour until it’s as thick as peanut butter and apply it to my roots. The lighter colors usually end up with an orange or red tint, but the dark brown doesn’t look that red to me. You can purchase it at many health food stores or online here.

Body Lotion: The best lotion hands-down that I’ve ever used is the lotion which I make: Equal parts aloe vera gel and organic almond oil (my favorite brand is here ). You can add organic lavender oil to the mix for added benefit and fragrance.

Deodorant: I mix tea-tree oil with lavender oil in a spray bottle, and this works well.

Makeup:  My favorite commercial brand is 100% Pure, which was developed by a woman makeup chemist who once worked for major companies until she became upset with the toxic ingredients they used. She then discovered the formula for suspending organic natural ingredients without chemicals. Her full line of makeup is available at 100percentpure.com I do like their foundation, powder, and eyeliner. Their mascara didn’t work for me.

Lip Stain: Commercial lipstick is SO toxic, and the lipstick ends up in your mouth. Natural lip stain made from beets and organic oils is your best alternative. You can find recipes online to make your own, or I like this roll-on formula.

Mascara: Several sellers on Etsy.com sell organic non-toxic mascara.

Nail Polish:  Commercial nail polish contains extremely toxic ingredients. Either get your nails buffed for a natural shine, or look for formaldehyde-free polish. Several vendors on Etsy.com sell non-toxic nail polish.

Toothpaste and Shampoo:  Avoid toothpaste or shampoo made with sulphate, an industrial product used to make the “foaming” effect. You can make your own using the recipes easily found online, usually by combining organic coconut oil with non-aluminum baking soda and a few drops of organic peppermint extract.

Anti-Bacterial Lotion and Soap: The main ingredient in commercial anti-bacterial lotion is Triclosan, a known hormone disrupter. These anti-bacterial soaps can also drain into oceans, where they kill off the delicate eco-balance. Always avoid Triclosan, and use or make an eco-friendly cleaner instead such as lavender oil mixed with tea-tree and an organic oil.

What are your favorite eco-friendly non-toxic vegan brands? Do you make them yourself?

Lots of love, Doreen

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