Morrocco Method Review: Natural Hair Care

This post contains my Morrocco Method Natural Hair Care Review. My experience with growing thicker, healthier hair has been very positive using Morrocco Method’s line of hair care products.

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About Morrocco Method:

Our philosophy began with one simple question: “Why compromise your health with chemical products when you can achieve radiant beauty with safe, all-natural hair care?”

Morrocco Method International has provided the world’s finest in raw, vegan, and Paleo hair care for more than 50 years. All of our products are sulfate free, gluten free, and free of synthetic chemicals.

Each product, from our line of all natural shampoos and conditioners to our natural henna hair color, is created using a synergistic blend of live, wildcrafted ingredients that detoxify and nourish your hair and scalp. Begin detoxing and enjoy beautiful, naturally luxurious hair with Morrocco Method products.

Morrocco Method Info

My Experience with Morrocco Method Products:

I’ve been using Morrocco Method products on my hair for about 1 year now. Before beginning MM products, I had a pretty decent head of hair length-wise, but it was thinner around my temples and didn’t always feel nourished. I also had a dry scalp and dandruff after a few days without washing.

I’m so glad that I made the switch because there’s been a noticeable difference in my hair. One of the biggest differences between Morrocco Method shampoos and others (even natural & organic ones) is that because they are raw and botanical based, they minimally foam.

Though this is an adjustment for some people, it actually helped my dry scalp to have their shampoo perform this way. Also, I hardly ever need much conditioner.

Some Rituals That Helped:

Making sure to shampoo twice (I know, sounds extra, but it’s worth it) makes all the difference.

Using the Mixed Nylon/Boar Bristle Brush in the shower while washing out both the shampoo and conditioner. I noticed that doing this made a big difference in getting the products evenly distributed through hair and then thoroughly rinsed out.

Doing a weekly hair mask with the Zen Detox powder. This is big for the first few weeks of using Morrocco Method products! I use the Zen Detox product and then mix it with Apple Cider Vinegar, leave in for about 10-20 minutes, then rinse out in the shower and shampoo + condition like normal.

-Apply a Scalp Elixir before shampooing. I typically massage it in and let them sit for a few minutes beforehand. This ritual really helps stimulate the hair follicles at the root level.

-Use the Scalp Massager daily. This is as routine to me as brushing my teeth! It’s only takes 30 seconds or so and helps bring blood flow to the scalp and stimulate lymph movement in the head and neck. Doing this is a huge help if you are looking to grow hair.

-Cut hair according to the Lunar Hair Chart. If this idea is new to you, check out more here. I trim/cut my own hair at home and have for about 10 years now. Since my goal is to thicken my hair, I cut on thickening days and alternate that goal with root work days to keep the foundation of my roots healthy and thriving.

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Naturepedic Organic Mattress Review

This is my Naturepedic Organic Mattress Review, which was generously gifted to us. In this blog post, I share my experience and candid thoughts with the EOS Classic Organic Mattress. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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To say that we were excited to be gifted a king-size mattress from Naturepedic is one gigantic understatement! We were so thrilled to have the chance to try out this mattress. Since initially researching this brand, we have been so impressed by the materials. Now, we are experiencing how good it feels (and it’s only been a few weeks).

About Naturepedic Organic Mattresses:

(exerpt directly from from the Naturepedic website)

When it comes to your health and a good night’s sleep, there’s just no room for compromise. Naturepedic was founded by passionate sleepers who wanted the absolute safest and healthiest mattress without having to sacrifice comfort or support. Naturepedic also recognizes that no two sleepers are exactly alike, and believes strongly in customizable mattress design. Years of research and testing have gone into the development and refinement of our products and we are happy to share our learnings with you.

The Problem

There is growing concern among physicians, health professionals, public safety officials, environmental advocacy groups, and consumers regarding the possible effects of chemicals on our bodies. Many researchers suspect that toxic chemicals are playing a significant role in the dramatic increase in cancers and other illnesses, placing an impossible burden on our immune systems. Your bedroom, and mattress in particular, should be a safe haven for rejuvenation, not another source of chemicals.

Adults typically spend 6-9 hours a day sleeping and relaxing on their mattress. Since the mattress is in such close proximity to our bodies and the air we breathe for such a prolonged period of time, it can easily become a significant source of chemical exposure. In fact, every breath while sleeping is no more than six inches away from these chemicals. Conventional mattresses are notorious for releasing chemicals like VOCs and aldehydes, making an organic mattress a smart choice.

The Solution

Remove chemicals such as flame retardants, adhesives, vinyl, polyurethane foam, per fluorinated compounds and other questionable chemicals from the products we surround ourselves with and replace them with more natural non-toxic ingredients that don’t carry the same risk.

At Naturepedic, we believe that education is the key to making the right decisions for your health. Naturepedic has become the standard for healthier organic mattresses and offers a much needed solution to the chemical and safety issues, as well as the quality and comfort concerns, of today’s discerning consumers.

 

I was fascinated to learn more about the engineering of this mattress, how many layers it is comprised of, and how Naturepedic chooses the highest quality materials to construct it.

Check out these materials! Sleeping on a mattress made of organic materials helps limit your exposure to toxic chemicals, as many mattresses can contain toxic chemicals that are included in the manufacturing process. We are new to this (this is our first mattress of this kind) but so happy to have this peace of mind now.

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A few additional points about EOS Classic Organic Mattress, from the founder himself, Barry Cik:

  • Certified organic to the GOTS standard (the whole mattress, not just components)
  • Virtually entirely free of petroleum based materials
  • Not highly flammable, and easily meets the government flammability requirements without needing flame retardant chemicals or flame barriers.
  • The “best” part: no matter how organic and non-toxic a mattress is, that’s not enough.  It must be as, or more, comfortable as any other mattress.  And, frequently, I’ll tell people that even if you don’t care about chemicals, etc., this is the best mattress simply because it’s the most comfortable.  Why?  Because we add a zipper, you can flip up the top, you can have soft or medium or firm latex, and you can have plusher or firmer encased coils.
  • So, you can sleep on Jello if that’s what you want, or concrete if that’s what you want, or anything in-between.
  • Then, it gets better – why do you have to put up with your partners preferred firmness, and why does your partner have to put up with your preferred firmness?  The EOS Classic lets each partner design what firmness they want.
  • You can even swap components for free for 90 days and just pay the shipping.  Years later, if you want a different firmness, you can simply buy a new component without having to throw out the entire mattress. Because of this, this model is the most sustainable design.

My Experience with the Naturepedic EOS Classic Organic Mattress

To start off, I just feel immensely grateful that Luke and I get to sleep on this every night. It’s been our dream for a while now to upgrade to a king-size bed. The fact that our upgrade mattress contains consciously-chosen organic materials and handcrafted to perfection–well, it’s something that we never could have imagined would be a reality.

Our delivery from Naturepedic came with:

-1 king-size bed frame

-2 twin-sized mattresses (that you combine in the layered, zip-up case that creates the kind-size bed)

-2 twin sized box springs (they work similarly to the mattresses as far as placing them next to each other to achieve the king-size proportions)

*This affords you the ability to choose two different firmnesses for each respective side of the bed. This way, you and your partner have a customized bed that best suits you. Also worth mentioning, after construction of the bed layers, you cannot tell (at all) that there are two twin-sized components.

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naturepedic mattress EOS classic organic

Assembly of our Naturepedic EOS Classic Organic Mattress

The total time that it took us to assemble our mattress (including unpacking each piece) was about 1.5 hours. It didn’t feel like it took that long, but we did take our time and read through the directions at our own pace. That time also includes setting up the bed frame.

My fiancee, Luke, did the majority of the leg work and I wouldn’t have wanted to do it without his help, as moving heavy objects and using a wrench was way less intimidating with him helping.

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The instructions + product information came handy in the package and were easy to understand & implement.

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The cozy, fluffy layer lays on top of the coils inside of the outer casing that zips up all the way around. This structure allows you to explains implements if you ever want a different padding firmness, etc.

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Like all of the materials in this mattress, the cotton used is organic.

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The final, assembled mattress is beautiful. We were so excited to sleep in for the very first night! (and every night after)naturepedic mattress EOS classic organic

Sleeping on the Naturepedic King-Size EOS Classic Organic Mattress

Laying down on this mattress for the first time reminds me of sinking into a meditation or getting bodywork done. I immediately felt the tightness in my body release and all noticeable stiffness throughout my body dissipate.

It feels like laying on a supported cloud. The support is the perfect firmness for my preference. We opted to get a firmness of 6 on both sides of our bed. This firmness was offered up to us as a suggestion, since many high-end hotel beds are around this firmness. It was the right choice; we both love the feel of it.

Size-wise, we have always dreamt of a king-size bed as Luke and I are both 5’9″ and I am a sprawl-out type of sleeper. So, the more room, the better! Not to mention that our black labrador, Kona, loves to join us in bed. We now have space to comfortably lay with all 3 of us having plenty of room.

So, How’s the Sleep?

I can confidently say that Luke and I have both experienced much deeper sleep than usual since sleeping on the Naturepedic EOS Classic Organic Mattress. On multiple mornings, we have both woken up, looked at each other and laughed because we knew how deep of a sleep we just had. There are few better feelings than that!

Thoughts About Organic Materials

In regards to the organic, mindfully-sourced materials that this mattress is made of, my fiancee and I still feel like we are learning in regards to the importance of sleep hygiene and all of the variables that we can control. Of course there are small adjustments you can make, like wearing a sleep mask or putting up black-out blinds.

But, what deserves the most attention is what your body is in contact with your every minute of every hour that you are sleeping. If you think about how many hours of your life you are horizontal on your bed, it adds up quickly. It also makes sense that the materials would matter.

For instance, many mattresses are known to contain toxic chemicals and flame retardants that you are essentially surrounded by when you sleep on those mattresses. It makes sense to us that over time, breathing them in can’t be a good thing. It’s something that we have ignored for many years, but it’s something we are more aware of now and really loving that I can help spread knowledge surrounding that.

A special thank you to Leah at Bookieboo for introducing me to such a stellar organic brand and Barry at Naturepedic for his generosity in gifting us such a beautiful product.

Annmarie Gianni Wildcrafted Skincare: The Self Care Glow Set for $14.99

This post features Annmarie Gianni Wildcrafted Skincare: The Self Glow Set for $14.99.  annmarie gianni self glow set

Your skin is a window to your health.

When you’re tired and stressed, it shows on your skin. And as you probably know, looking your best has a lot do with feeling your best.  

Now, more than ever, we need to take the opportunity to slow down and unwind. That’s why I was so eager to talk about Annmarie Skin Care. They just made it possible to create a spa moment at home with ease, courtesy of a high-quality skin care routine. 

Imagine: It’s daybreak and you just brewed a warm cup of tea. As it steeps, birdsong fills the air outside. You make your way to the bathroom and begin your daily spa session with a creamy, lemon and lavender-scented cleanser. 

Now, you follow it with an exfoliant scrub, this won’t happen every day, but it is key to a perfect routine only a couple times a week. Not to mention a mere whiff can teleport you to a 5-star spa.

The next step is a fast-absorbing serum, notice how instantly you feel uplifted, from your complexion to your spirit. 

Lastly, moisturize with a luxurious herb-infused oil that leaves your skin beautified and ever so soft. 

Now it’s time to sip that tea—an anti-aging blend that gets you glowing from the inside out.

You deserve that experience, now more than ever

Annmarie Skin Care’s all-natural products are rare because they’re high-quality, chemical-free formulas that work. They take good care of your skin, so your skin can keep taking good care of you. 

So when they bundled all my personal favorites in a set, I was beyond overjoyed. 

Behold The Self-Care Glow Set. It’s a luxurious moment to yourself, an aromatherapeutic experience like nothing else, and an instantly-beautifying batch of products.

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Try it for $14.99 (a $45 value). You get:

  • The pH-balanced Aloe Herb Cleanser (1oz) and ultra-hydrating Anti-Aging Serum (5ml), two core essentials that leave skin supple, nourished, and flawless with purely natural ingredients.  
  • Two FREE sample bonus formulas, with organic ingredients: the detoxifying Kaolin Micro Exfoliant—infused with green Kaolin clay and green tea leaf extract—plus the Anti-Aging Facial Oil, a luxuriously herb-infused elixir that delivers dewy, glowing skin.
  • FREE Beauty Blend Tea, because true healthy radiance stems from the inside.
  • A 100% money-back promise if you are not satisfied with your order.
  • FREE shipping (for US and Canadian residents only).

Annmarie Skin Care is a pioneer of plant-based solutions for a decade. 

While creating products that have been clean and absolutely chemical-free since the beginning. That means no parabens, phthalates, sulfates, or synthetic preservatives, just for starters. 

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They’re also one of the most thoughtful and compassionate lines I’ve ever come across. Annmarie Gianni Skincare is fully transparent with their labeling. They source ingredients ethically and sustainably & even use eco-friendly packaging… all created at wind-powered facilities. 

Plus, their products are pure and proven, with literally hundreds of 5-star reviews from folks of all ages, men, and women. The secret is officially out. 

Why are they so celebrated? Well, a lot of their customers love their integrity, while others swear by their anti-aging formulas and botanical serums (and the newfound confidence to go makeup-free!). Others love their raw, hand-foraged ingredients—the luxury of it all. 

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Oh, and as for your gifts… 

The Self-Care Glow Set includes two priceless formulas—as gifts. First is the Anti-Aging Facial Oil, infused with nourishing jojoba oil, beautifying rose distillate and antioxidant-rich goji berries. Yes, it feels as sublime as it sounds. Firming, softening—it’s honestly magic. 

As for their Kaolin Micro Exfoliant? It’s a staycation in a bottle, minus the heft price tag, formulated with sage, lemongrass, green Kaolin clay, and diatomaceous earth. This is your skin’s detox spring and a spa-worthy treatment at once. 

And it’s all only $14.99, with free shipping, a money-back guarantee and bonus gifts. 

What’s not to love?

Let’s face it: You deserve a day at the spa now, more than ever. So let’s create that experience at home.

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How to Keep A Regular Routine Working From Home

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Considering current events, many of you are likely seeking how to keep a regular routine working from home. Though the transition might feel jarring, take it as a chance to recalibrate in both your personal and professional life.

-Prepare your coffee brewing the night before.

Doing this ahead of time will streamline your mornings and get you caffeinated sooner after you wake. Check out my favorite coffee and vegan/paleo/delicious superfood coffee creamer here.

-Create a workspace that suits your workflow

Your line of work will largely dictate what this requires. For me, all I need is my laptop. I can work from the couch most of the time. Figure out if you work best from a desk, laptop, notebook, phone, etc. Keep this space organized and tidy as you start to establish your new routine.

-Minimize distractions

Depending on how you best operate, you may be better off turning off the TV & music while working. Others (like me), actually like having things going on in the background. Also, the work I do allows that. Find which route works best for you.

-Keep moving! Plan your movement + lay out your workout clothes ahead of time.

If you have a whiteboard or even notepad in your new workout space, try writing out your workout ahead of time. Laying out your clothes ahead of time, similar to prepping your coffee the night before, will streamline your workflow and keep you rolling right along as you meander between workflow to personal care activities at home.

-Keep taking your supplements, eating healthy & taking care of your body.

This is one of the most important keys to making this transition to working at home easier for you. When you feel good, you work more efficiently–plain and simple. Don’t use this as a time to eat cruddy food and let your good habits drop off.

Food-wise, I stick to a paleo-inspired eating approach (dairy and gluten free). Supplement wise, I make sure I take my fave probiotic (code feelmoregooder15 for 15% your subscription), my women’s multivitamin (code feelmoregooder to save 20%) and Vitamin D (code JesNow10 to save $10 of $40 or more).

-Take breaks & go outside.

There a value of fresh air and being away from your devices that’s intangible. Though some studies do back this up (and sure, that’s great for some people to know), it’s positive for you to go immerse yourself in the outdoors simply because it reconnects us to our nature.

My Clean Beauty Look + Products

not gonna lie, felt a little bit like a female-Fabio making this boomerang 🦁but, here is my clean beauty look + products breakdown!

but CLEAN BEAUTY. here are the non toxic makeup items + brands i’m wearing here and on a daily basis. they endure workouts, dog walking, running outside and all the activities🌿💋

COMPLEXION

@100percentpure Fruit Pigmented Healthy Liquid Foundation in “Creme”

-mixed with @mineralfusion Liquid Mineral Foundation in “Olive 2”

-pressed powder in oily areas by @mineralfusion in “Olive 2”

BRONZER + HIGHLIGHT

@100percentpure bronzer in “Cocoa Glow”

-“Pink Champagne” luminizer from the @100percentpure Pretty Naked Palette

-“Free Spirit” eyeshadow from @faerieorganic as added luminizer

EYES

-Lids: “Flax Seed” from the Pretty Naked palette by @100percentpure

-Lashes: Fruit Pigmented Ultra-Lengthening mascara by @100percentpure with a layer of Volumnizing mascara by @mineralfusion

BROWS

@Zuzuluxe brow pencils in colors “Russet” and “Mink”

-Homemade brow gel: @aubreyorganics hairspray poured into to an empty mascara tube I purchased on amazon 🙃

LIPS

@beelove lip balm

@100percentpure fruit pigmented cocoa butter matter lipstick in “Mojave”

@burtsbees lip crayon in “Pacific Coast”

@mineralfusion lip gloss in “Clarity”

If you’d like to try a few items out for yourself, save $15 on your order from @100percentpure by heading over to this link!

Thanks for checking out this post about my clean beauty look + products!

Here are some great articles for learning more about the importance of clean beauty:

https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

https://www.theorganicbunny.com/what-to-expect-when-switching-to-green-beauty/

Clean Beauty—and Why It’s Important

Also, some information on the brand that I use the most items from!

“100% PURE™ isn’t just our name. Or just our ingredient list. 100% PURE™ is a commitment to producing the purest, healthiest products and educating everyone on why being 100% PURE™ is so important. We strive to live with compassion, kindness and empathy; to be environmentally sustainable and to improve the lives of 6 billion people and animals while also being charitable and giving back to our global community.”

Fitness + Nutrition + Clean Beauty

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