Mommy Greenest Approved: RareEarth Natural Perfume + Video

natural perfumeIf you’ve been following Mommy Greenest for a while, you know that I like to make my own natural perfume. I made my first natural perfume video back in 2013, and when some readers commented that they were worried the natural vanilla extract base would stain their skin or clothes—never a problem for me, btw—I made another natural perfume recipe video, using rose water.

But my natural perfume formulas are typically two or three “notes,” meaning scents that I layer together. (I’m getting all perfumer-y on you know, I know.) So when natural perfume manufacturer rareEARTH challenged me to recreate one of their essential-oil based rareESSENCE perfumes—I went for it. Check out my DIY video and then enter to be one of 10 Mommy Greenest readers to win rareESSENCE‘s bestselling Beleza! [Read more…]

Celebs Push for GMO Labeling (Video)


The drumbeat on GMO labeling just keeps getting louder. Recently, the Environmental Media Association debuted this #ConcealOrReveal PSA on the “Today Show,” featuring Constance Zimmer, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jillian Michaels, Jordana Brewster, Sara Gilbert and Sarah Michelle Gellar all urging brands to support GMO labeling. Unfortunately, the video misses a most important takeaway: Click here to add your name to a petition supporting mandatory GMO labeling laws. [Read more…]

MG Food Dyes on Kids in the House

It’s an oldie but goodie, but Kids in the House recently shared this video—part of a series on eco parenting—and I thought I would share with you. Because despite the fact that we made this a while back—hence the super long lashes, thank you Mr. Makeup Artist—I’m still royally pissed about food dyes. The fact is, American kids eat snacks tainted with food dyes linked to hyperactivity, while in Europe—where food dyes are required to be labeled—the same food is manufactured without them. Does that seem fair to you? Here’s a link to the original video on Kids in the House, an amazing resource of expert videos for parents!


MG on Kids in the House


I had so much fun—and so much makeup—making videos with the amazing Kids in the House team. We covered everything from health to style. Check it out!