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What Happened After I Quit Sugar

Okay so the title may sound a little overly dramatic, but about 2 months ago I decided that I wanted to quit sugar (added sugar to be exact) and simple carbs completely. Not that my diet consisted of massive amounts of sugary sweet treats, but on occasion I would enjoy frozen yogurt with WAY too many […]

10 Dairy Milk Alternatives for Those Giving Milk the Boot

As a lover of all things dairy, transitioning to a dairy-free lifestyle has been tough. I am a sucker for everything related to cheese and ice-cream. It doesn’t help that I live across the street from a froyo joint and countless restaurants with cheesy goodness. My love passion for dairy took a backseat, however, when I began experiencing extreme stomach […]

Facial Steaming: The Key to Flawless Skin

Facial steaming comes with a plethora of benefits, and like most facials, when done correctly steam is the perfect addition to any beauty regimen. Clogged pores? Gone. Dry skin? See yah! Blackheads? Blackheads, who?  Transform your skin in just 5 minutes with a bowl of steamy water and a towel. Beautiful skin is that easy, people! […]

You’re Invited!

Brown & Coconut is proud to be participating in the first ever Mall Street Market, an indoor market featuring a local collection of New England sourced makers, artisans, and foodies! Come stop by The Mall Street Market to say hello and check out our brand spankin’ new line of all natural skincare! After years of preparation, […]

Exciting News from Brown & Coconut

Hello lovelies! We have some news for you all that we are super excited about! After a long journey, we are happy to announce the Brown & Coconut launch of our plant-based skin care. The Start of Our Journey When we began our blog 3 years ago, we wanted to share our health and beauty journey with […]

The Amazing Benefits of Chamomile

Chamomile, a daisy-like plant of the Asteraceae family, has been used for centuries for its vast health and healing benefits. Today it is used across the globe and only continues to amaze for its medicinal properties. Although there are a number of species, German Chamomile and Roman Chamomile tend to be the most sought after […]

Smoke Hookah? Here’s Why You Should Reconsider

Do you currently smoke hookah? If the answer is yes, you may want to reconsider after reading this. Hookah, with origins tracing back to India, has been around for at least 500 years. More recently, it has made its way across the globe and is continuing to increase in popularity particularly among teens and young […]

8 Fall Foods that Make Amazing Face Masks

It’s no secret that eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can offer a plethora of benefits to the body, both inside and out. Just during the season of fall alone, there are tons of fruits and vegetables that are staples of this season getting devoured by the masses. But in addition to eating these seasonal favorites, some skin […]

7 Natural Toothpaste Alternatives You Need to Try

When it comes to brushing our teeth, we are not limited to just the tubes we see in the grocery store aisle. These toothpastes can be chalk full of chemicals that have no place in our body. NO PLACE. A popular brand, that is no stranger to our households, totes the following inactive ingredients: Hydrated […]

9 Air Cleaning Plants You Need for Your Home

We live in a toxic world, plain and simple. From car exhaust to second-hand smoke, there is hardly a moment where our lungs are free from harmful pollutants. Even in our homes we subject ourselves to the harshest of chemicals. Most of us probably use 3 or 4 chemical cleansers to rid kitchen and bathrooms […]

Got Tummy Troubles? Learn to Cure Digestive Issues with Food

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing the author of the new book Your Solution to a Healthy Gut, by Kimberly Tessmer, RDN, LD. The book discusses common digestive issues (which I’m sure we can all relate to) and ways cure digestive issues with food. Check out our interview below to learn more about Kimberly Tessmer and her […]

10 Reasons Every Woman Should Try Reusable Pads

Reusable pads. Yes, I said it. These two words don’t always go hand in hand. Why would anyone want to reuse a pad? Simple. The benefits are endless. Reusable pads are great for your mind and body, not to mention Mother Earth. Glad Rags, a brand of reusable pads, offers an amazing selection for both […]

5 Fruits You Should Be Eating This Summer

Okay seriously, who doesn’t love Summer? You’ve got the sun, sand, blue skies, yummy barbecued foods, maxi dresses (I have an obsession), and refreshingly delicious summer fruits! With all the different fruits, though, how can you possibly choose which to eat? Allow me to narrow things down a bit. Read on to learn the 5 fruits […]

Body Blemishes: 6 Ways to Banish Back Acne

Back Acne–as if the acne on our face wasn’t bad enough. Bacne (back acne) creeps up when we least expect it and lasts much longer than necessary. As the temperature heats up, bacne can be tough to hide; the last thing we want to wear in the Summer is a cardigan to hide our breakouts. […]

Why I Am Obsessed With Coconut Oil

When Coconut Oil first came into my life, it was love at first sight. It was everything I had been looking for in a moisturizer: that light, creamy texture, the deep moisturization and of course the ever-so-yummy tropical scent. Okay, this is beginning to sound like a Coconut Oil Singles advertisement. Not to make this sound too […]