The California Box: Wholesome Indulgence Delivered!

The California Box: Wholesome Indulgence Delivered!

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I have partnered with The Tasteful Pantry to bring you a special limited edition box focusing on healthy, local California vendors!   The California Box brings you gluten free, dairy free, wholesome & relaxing treats – delivered!  They’re delicious and good for your heart, mind and body.

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We hand picked the best in natural, minimally processed snacks & sweets out there to help you enhance your ‘free-from’ and healthy pantry.  These are some of my personal favorites, curated for your enjoyment!  Around here, we’re far more interested in just making your life better. Easier. Tastier.

One of my favorite parts of being on this journey is getting to share all the healthy options that have shaped my life over the last few years.  It seems like each and every day newer, healthier companies emerge that give us beautifully blended synergies between nutrition and wholeness – without compromise! I am thrilled to share some of my favorites with you.

This box is Limited Edition and only available for purchase until Sunday, August 30th. 

Every box supports a local meditation center in Los Angeles.

Check back on August 13th! We will be holding a contest for a free box!

With love,

Tara

Henne Luxury Organic Lip Balm Review + Coupon Code + Giveaway

Henne Luxury Organic Lip Balm Review + Coupon Code + Giveaway

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Hi, my name is Tara and I’m a lip balm snob. (Hi, Tara…)

If you buy chapstick as a lip moisturizer, you can improve your health and the overall moisture of your lips if you switch to an all natural lip balm.  Knowing what I know about what’s in most conventional lip balms – the petroleum, the mineral oil, the dimethicone, you’d be hard pressed to get me to touch most anything dangling from it’s perfect register placement at oh, I don’t know… any store ever? But when I was a kid, I don’t think I went one day without a jar of carmex or tube of cherry chapsstick in my pocket. When I suffered from dry skin around my lips and mouth, petroleum jelly was my go-to.  And I don’t know about your experience, but it always, always made it worse.  No matter how much I slathered on my skin got drier.  It struck back.  Hard.  Oh, past, naïve little me.

Switching to natural lip balm a few years ago totally saved my life.  But since then, I really have found my go-to’s, and to be perfectly honest for the last few years I only used one.  It’s organic, natural, contains less than a handful of ingredients, so I was really, super duper hesitant to try anything else, because why should I? I was perfectly comfortable with my little organic routine, thank you very much!

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That is, until the day I opened that beautiful package from Henne Organics.  I unveiled the little white box, and inside of it, I found an eloquent black jar containing some of the most luscious, moisturizing and effective lip balm I had ever tried! It hit me on a whole other level: I am so happy that I didn’t say no to this!  It works!

Ingredients: Organic Persea Americana (Avocado) Oil, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax), Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Organic Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

Each and every one of Henne’s power packed ingredients are organic, naturally moisturizing, and long lasting!  Best of all, it goes on like whipped butter.  No reaching and re-reaching for your lip balm. Although I am addicted to how it feels when applied, I don’t have to worry about my lips getting dry again!  I love the creamy, shea butter texture. Mixed with powerful, healing oils like Jojoba and Vitamin E, this luxurious lip balm hits it right out of the park!

And I confess – while I wouldn’t feel right to say it’s replaced my first love lip balm (since I still use that one on the daily too), they both share a space in my purse, on my beauty cabinet, and there will always be multiples of Henne around my house. For Momma’s, mavens or women on the go, to anyone looking to go the all natural lip balm route, Henne has heard your prayers and answered.

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Get 20% off your lip balm with coupon code ORGANICLIFE at the {Shop}

I also love their rose lip exfoliator!

Tell us in the comments why safe lip balm is important to you to be automatically entered to win one!

Good luck!

With love,

Tara

Fun In The Sun

Fun In The Sun

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July has always been a time for me to let out my inner child.

It’s got to be one of my favorite months of all time.  The bar-b-que’s, the sunshine, the natural glow to everyone’s skin, and the carefree attitudes of sleepy beach days spent with journal in one hand and a cold, frothy drink in the other.  I absolutely love summer’s in San Diego.  It’s always perfectly 75 and sunny and the beach is always crystal clear and beckoning me to jump in.

For a quick peek into what I’ve been up to this summer, you can check out my snaps on instagram for some palm tree overdose, wave catching and the latest DIY trend!  I’ve also recently joined Periscope, where I broadcast daily motivation LIVE and chat with all of you about health, wellness and beauty.  Join me for your daily dose of The Organic Life in video form!  Hope to see you there. 🙂

Are you enjoying your summer so far?  

How do you have fun in the sun? 

Bikini: Pikai Swim Hawaii

Shirt: Nomad’s Clothing

With love,

Tara

LOOKS | White on White

LOOKS | White on White

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Take 20% off your purchase of any Synergy Organic Clothing with code TaraMackey20 at checkout!

Top: Synergy Organic Clothing (take 20% off with code TaraMackey20)

Shorts: Tiger Mist

Mala beads: Padma Design

Necklace: Livin’ Freely

Makeup: Modern Minerals Makeup | The Tara Collection

20% Off for Your Perfect Organic Wardrobe!

20% Off for Your Perfect Organic Wardrobe!

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It’s been roughly three and a half years since I fully committed to my wellness journey, and truthfully, the very last thing to convert was my closet. Why?

Well, partially because I’m sentimental.

Partially because I love thrifting (another amazing way to save and recycle clothing).

And partially because organic, fair trade clothes tend to be more expensive.  I had a hard time justifying it.

Synergy was one of the first affordable clothing companies I ever found, and I am so happy to bring you a discount code just for readers of The Organic Life!

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Why organic material?

  • Cotton accounts for nearly 25% of the insecticides and 10% of the pesticides used throughout the world, although is it grown on only 3% of the total cultivated area. The poisoning due to chemical insecticides and pesticides is so acute that thousands of poor farmers in developing countries end up losing their lives. Growing cotton organically means no pesticides or insecticides were used.
  • Much like producing conventional coffee crops, conventional cotton production often leads to poisoning, causing various health problems for cotton farmers. Organic cotton production, on the other hand, ensures a healthy life for the farmers and their families.
  • Organic cotton is softer, more durable and causes fewer allergies than conventional cotton
  • Here are some more benefits from organic.net:organiccottonclothinginfo

To help you out on your personal organic fashion journey, I’ve teamed up today with Synergy Organic Clothing. They produce sustainable, organic clothing in conjunction with 150 female workers in Nepal, who are paid living wages and given yearly bonuses. This clothing is incredibly made, expertly crafted and super comfy!

Get 20% off today with code TaraMackey20 at checkout!

This code applies to any clothing in the store.  

Excludes accessories, jewelry or miscellaneous items.  

Dress: Synergy Clothing

Flower Crown: Flower Children Only

Necklace: Padma Design

Bracelets: Pura Vida Bracelets

Makeup: The Tara Collection

With love,

Tara

Born Skincare Pure Foaming Cleanser Review + Coupon Code

Born Skincare Pure Foaming Cleanser Review + Coupon Code

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A few weeks ago on instagram, I mentioned that I’d been using a stellar combination of products in the morning that have made my skin absolutely it’s best. While I was admittedly a little resistant to change – it’s a bit scary at first for me to switch it up, especially in the morning – I had been sent some new products a few months ago to start trying and I have absolutely fallen in love with some of them!  My complexion has really cleared up and my skin is waaaay better. One of the most important products included in this daily line up is the Born Skincare Pure Foaming Cleanser!

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I’ve raved about Born Skincare before (in this post). I’m a super loyal Born lover.  The Founder, Gloria is one of the most genuine women in the industry and her muscle oil has truly helped my chronic pain. In fact, everything that Born Skincare makes is super effective, totally luxurious and made with every skin type in mind!

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I start each and every morning with my Born Skincare Pure Cleanser. I LOVE how you don’t need water to use it at all! I just adore how one small pump is enough to clean your whole face and it foams immediately – something totally unique in the green beauty world! Pure is a gentle, effective cleanser that helps to remove makeup, clean dirt or in the case of my morning’s – cuddly dog’s hair. It serves well as a base cleanser before doing an oil cleanse because it gets everything off in one foul swoop. It’s the closest thing to a “conventional cleanser” that I have ever used!  It leaves skin soft, clean, clear and fresh with a natural scent.

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Raels is a dog’s dog. She’ll fetch every ball, jump in every mud puddle and roll around in every fresh cut lawn. She’ll jump into any ocean. I take her out every single morning for a ball catch session and a run, and believe me – she hardly ever comes back house-ready.

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However, Raels has really, really sensitive skin. Especially in the springtime, just laying in the grass for long enough will give baby a little rash on her belly. I have to be really careful about over-washing her, especially on her delicate face where her skin is the most soft. This may sound crazy, but the thing I love most about green beauty is how multi-purpose it is! I’ve also been using Pure on Raelie to give her a gentle face wash during her many weekly baths (there I am above^^ about to lovingly attack her face with it). She loves it and it leaves her skin way more clean than some super stinky conventional (natural of course!) dog washes that I have. Many of them are very heavily fragranced which tends to turn me off since I am very sensitive to smells. With totally natural and organic ingredients you can trust, Pure eliminates all of these problems!

Ingredients

Certified ToxicFree® Ingredients

Hydroxysultaine, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate**, Saccharide Isomerate (Moisture Magnet)**, Vegetable Glycerin**, Myrciaria Dubia (Camu Camu) Fruit Extract*, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate (Plant Polysaccharide)**, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf/Extract, Buddleja Davidii Extract, Glycerin, Water**, Pelargonium Graveolens (Egyptian Geranium) Oil*, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate**, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Blood Orange) Oil*. *Certified Organic, Wild Crafted or ** Ecocert Approved | No Animal Testing | No Synthetic Preservatives, Colors or Fragrances

Get 15% off your Pure Cleanser today with code PURE15!

Have you been switching up your morning routine or using a new product you love? I’m dying to hear about it! Leave me some comments, yo!

With love,

Tara