Author Melissa Carlisle writes the blog and is the mother to three boys who keep her constantly guessing about what new trouble they have discovered.

It’s that time of year . . . time to break your body out of hiding and to reintroduce your skin to the sun (and to everyone else!) But your skin isn’t ready for its close-up. Want to whip it into shape as quickly as possible but also use products that are easy on your skin and the environment? Check out some of our favorite skin care products!


Check out this Kiss My Face All Natural Facial Starter Kit ($14.99) for trial-sized versions of popular products.

Kiss My Face is one of the more established natural beauty product lines. The company creates products which are healthy, effective, environmentally friendly and economically friendly. They come in a variety of scents and products to pamper you from head to toe.


This organic body lotion with natural rose scent ($5.95) smells just like spring!

The Cream Perfume Company is¬†known for using pure and naturally-derived oils and extracts in combination with French essential oils to combat dehydrated, sore, inflamed and damaged skin. Their products are certified to be vegan, wheat and gluten free, with no glycol and no animal testing. In addition, they smell great and don’t fade easily.


Nature's Baby products are calming and soothing, like their Organic Silky Dusty Powder ($9.95) with healing aloe and chamomile.

Nature’s Baby Organics products come in various scents to keep you and baby calm and happy. Made with the highest quality natural and organic ingredients to create a clean, soothing and luxurious experience, all products are allergist-approved. They contain no paraben, propylene glycol, sodium laureth sulfate or synthetic fragrance. This company was started by a work-at-home-mom and all of her products are family-tested.


On the go with your little one? This Birth & Baby Kit is filled with natural products like Mama Bottom Balm and Natural Nipple Butter - to soothe both Mom and baby's irritated skin.

Earth Mama, Angel Baby uses only the highest-quality Certified Organic or organically-grown herbs and oils in their teas, bath herbs, gentle handmade soaps, salves, lotions and massage oils. Their products are 100% toxin-free, cruelty-free, and vegan, as well as free from all artificial preservatives, fragrances and dyes. These products smell great, but you do need to note that they are not tear free.


Melissa and her smiling brood of troublemakers