The definitive guide to stretch marks & prevention

As a soon-to-be mother of 2, I find myself on a lot of facebook support groups for a wide range of child and pregnancy related issues. Mother's have so many questions and in an age where information is at our fingertips, there's a lot of great but also misinformation available to us. Pregnancy is a time when you want the best health for yourself and your baby, so it's important to seek the trut…

Why soy is sabotaging your skin

Stop eating soy!  Wait, what? Soy isn't healthy? No way. Soy has wrongfully been pushed by into the mainstream as a "health food" since the 80's. It all started with the production of vegetable oil. Most vegetable oil is made primarily from soy; the oils were pressed and protein portion was to be discarded - a cost that soy manufacturers didn't want to deal with. The soy industry de…

Q&A with Marissa - Learn more about Argan Republic

Hey Guys! So I thought it might be fun to share a bit more about our brand, me personally and why it's a passion. As you probably know by now, transparency is our policy so nothing should come as a real shock but I'm just going to lay it all out there! You also may have noticed that I don't do videos - I'm a reserved and shy-type person so I don't get to talk to you guys a whole lot but it doesn't…

Three DIY Natural Skin Care Recipes with Argan Oil

One of the beautiful things about natural skin care is that it doesn't have to be complicated. Some of the best and most beneficial formulas are just a few ingredients. The customizations are endless, as are the list of pure, plant-based oils. I'm giving you three of my expertly formulated recipes to try at home. Happy Summer! Exfoliating and Moisturizing Lip Scrub If you're l…

Why Gluten is sabotaging your skin + Recipes!

Bread. It's a love/hate relationship.  There's nothing wrong with carbs, our bodies need carbs for easily accessible energy but a bread, pasta and baked goods are no longer what they once were. Many grains, especially wheat, are now grown heavily with pesticides and are highly processed, stripping them of key nutrients. Grains like wheat contain GLUTEN. I know this is a hot button wo…

Why Sugar is sabotaging your skin

Sweet tooth? I like to say that all my teeth are sweet because I can become an absolute sugar fiend if I don't watch myself. I've been known to stash swedish fish in my glove box, peanut butter cups in my night stand and count the days to my once-weekly skinny vanilla latte. I found myself in the Target candy isle today(knowing full well I was writing this article), just gazing at the numerous…