Ten years ago my friend Sharon started the all natural beauty
website and anb portal
(and over five years ago started the anb mall
), which I have been glad to be a part of! I found the anb websites in 2005; I first started as a fan and forum poster. Then Sharon invited me to write a couple articles and contribute recipes to the website. We became friends and I eventually met Sharon (at a Jeanne Rose aromatherapy class hosted at her house). When Sharon started the anb mall, she asked me to be the eco living writer there. And when I started my skin care business a few years ago, I naturally became a partner to all three of the all natural beauty websites. Last year I also became the eco living and DIY natural beauty formulating expert too.
The anb websites are more than just a bunch of great articles, recipes, and links to natural skin care companies. It is a community of Indie businesses, aromatherapists, herbalists, natural skin care formulators and crafters, natural perfumers, and the readers and all natural beauty enthusiasts! To me natural skin care is more than just beauty, it is about taking care of ourselves and the Earth too! And that is the true spirit of the anb websites and its community. So Happy 10th Sharon and anb! And here's to another 10 more!
To celebrate there is a weekly free skin care product giveaway
on the anb websites, as well as a nearly sold out summer sampler
. Sadly I could not contribute to the sampler or the giveaway this time, since Earth Alkemie
is currently still closed (I need to renew my business insurance before I start selling or donating products again. I hope to reopen during the summer). But definitely check out the giveaway and the sampler; lots of other good companies have contributed, including some of my personal favorite companies like Monave
(a mineral makeup and skin care company), and allnaturalcosmetics.com
(which sells many different natural brands of natural skin care, including Earth's Beauty and Cosmetics without synthetics--which is their signature line).