AA 084: Switching to Safer Beauty & Beautycounter with Nicole Christensen

GIVEAWAY this week! THREE WINNERS will receive Simply Organic’s three best-selling spices – chili powder, garlic powder and cinnamon! To enter, head to our Instagram (@actuallyadultish), follow us and @simplyorganic, and comment on our latest photo tagging a friend! The giveaway will end December 1st!

This week I’m joined by Nicole Christensen, a Senior Director at Beautycounter and my personal Beautycounter mentor. In this episode, we chat about how Nicole found Beautycounter and why she became a Consultant. She shares her journey of transitioning to a healthier lifestyle and how she learned about the importance of using nontoxic personal care items. We talk about why Beautycounter is so passionate about making a change in the beauty industry, the truth about regulation when it comes to personal care products, why “fragrance” isn’t a great thing to have on an ingredients list, and what labels to look out for. We talk about addressing the toxins in your life besides food and how that affects your overall health, and why companies don’t disclose their full ingredients lists. We also talk about the way in which toxic personal care items affect our hormones, and how these toxins are related to infertility and cancer rates. We cover how we never want to sacrifice performance for safety and how Beautycounter’s strict ingredient screening process works. We also talk about why Beautycounter is direct retail, what being a Consultant is really like, and how much we love the Beautycounter community.

To chat with Nicole, you can find her on Instagram @nicolemariechristensen or email her at nicolechristensen@outlook.com

If you’d like to send a message to your Senator asking for safer beauty, visit http://p2a.co/ClJ5zEy to do so!

To find more about the Consultant opportunity or to join Band of Beauty, you can head to beautycounter.com/christinarice or email Christina at addictedtolovely@gmail.com.

Christina’s latest ebook, #NoSugarNoProblems: A Lovely Collection of Paleo Sweetener-Free Desserts, is now available! This ebook is filled with 30 paleo desserts (with plenty of vegan options) that are free of all sugar and sugar substitutes – cookies, brownies, cupcakes, puddings, milkshakes, cheesecake, cream pie, and more! No sugar, no stevia, no xylitol, no maple syrup, no honey, no erythritol, no bananas, and no dates! This is perfect for anyone who is on the Candida diet, ketogenic, low-carb, diabetic, low-FODMAP, paleo, primal, vegetarian, vegan, or just looking to limit their sugar intake! You can get your copy at addictedtolovely.com under “ebooks” or at bit.ly/nosugarnoproblems. Use the code “actuallyadultish” for 20% off!

Christina’s holiday e-book, Gratitude – A Healthy Guide to a Paleo Thanksgiving, is now live! For the most delicious Paleo Thanksgiving recipes, get your copy at addictedtolovely.com or bit.ly/gratitudehhg! Use the code “actuallyadultish” for 20% off!

Are you a health coach, NTP, nutritionist, or just interested in wellness, and want to turn your passion into a thriving business and work from anywhere?! You NEED to check out my friend Amie Tollefsrud‘s online course, Digital Nomad Nutritionist, to learn how to build up your online nutrition business and finally make your side hustle your full-time gig! This is a 100% self-paced online course that will teach you EVERYTHING you need to know to create a thriving business and finally be your own boss. You’ll learn how to distinguish yourself from other health/wellness blogs and websites, set up your website, email list, and blogging strategy, find your niche, expand your email list, grow your social media, build a personal brand without a designer, and much much more! For $100 off the course, head to bit.ly/digitalnomadCR! I cannot recommend this course enough.

Interested in switching to safer beauty products? Shop at beautycounter.com/christinarice for safer skincare, makeup, hair care, and more! Make sure to grab your holiday sets before they sell out!

If you want to change your life with essential oils, head to bit.ly/christinaricedoterra to get started! Feel free to email Christina to learn more about how doTERRA essential oils can transform your health!

If you’re still using olive oil from the grocery store, STOP!!! To snag some of my FAVORITE olive oil, head to kasandrinos.com and use the code “ADDICTEDTOLOVELY” or “ACTUALLYADULTISH” for 10% off your entire order! You can count on Kasandrino’s for pure olive oil that tastes amazing and that you can trust to be 100% real!

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As always, if you have a question you want me to answer or topic you want me to discuss, you can submit it on the website (www.actuallyadultish.com). You can also tweet me (@actuallyadult) or email me at actuallyadultish@gmail.com. Don’t forget to like the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/actuallyadultish) to keep up with updates, and join the Facebook group – Actually Adultish Podcast Nation! Check out Christina’s blog, addictedtolovely.com, for recipes, blog posts, and more! For health coaching consultations, email christina@christinaricewellness.com.

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