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Kristina Daniels

 Certified Aromatherapist • Licensed Esthetician • M.Ed.Counseling •

Resources 

This is an attempt to provide additional information to those of you searching. This is a place to start, with a collection of academic articles on healing plants, or those endangered species used commonly in practices of skincare and aromatherapy. There are articles featuring specific skin care ingredients as well as brands/companies I am exploring  who are representative of the value system I strive to operate from. There are titles to identify skincare and aromatherapy resources, and this page begins with information about racism, and all the "isms" tied to the ways in which oppression operates in the structure of American systems.

 

 Because of the long standing violence that comes from human hands, please educate and share resources, because Skin is not a threat. 

Anti Oppression Resources

Documentary on Amazon Prime called, "Contact"; directors Martin Butler & Bentley Dean 2009. Witness how colonialism operates through video footage from the 1960's in Australia.

Inequalities in Health Care regarding Covid 19; Interview with a Canadian Dr.; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo7g83bIqAY

The Next Question hosts' interview guest, Brene Brown, who shares her perspectives about the racial realities of this moment in history, and explores if the principals of wholehearted living are inclusive for all communities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiHRvVuzRT0

How much do people know about LGBT History? Find out by watching this cool video shot across the pond. This one features UK history, what do you know about US history... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HasDzYc2P8

Martin Luther King Jr. Saw Three Evils in the World, Racism was only the first. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/02/martin-luther-king-hungry-club-forum/552533

What really Happened at Standing Rock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1yD2J8vHAk

 

LGBTQ+ Community Debates 2020;Vice; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utW1ItcMeJw & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=safLwed9SSo

A conversation about Race and Privilege with Angela Davis and Jane Elliott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0jf8D5WHhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0jf8D5WHoo&t=1175soo&t=1170s

Megan Ming Francis, Ted Talks Getting to the root of racial injustice

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aCn72iXO9s

 

White people for black lives; https://www.awarela.org/white-people-4-black-lives

Notes from the Field, HBO live one woman show about the school to prison system, Actress Anna Deavere Smith 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3uVnftc_Vo&t=449s

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?

https://adata.org/learn-about-ada

Anti Violence, Anti-oppression resource page

https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/anti-oppressive-practices/

Study Guide; The rights of Indigenous People

http://hrlibrary.umn.edu/edumat/studyguides/indigenous.html

The NDN; Mission and Campaigns

https://ndncollective.org/values-and-principles/

Change keeps Happening;  1/6/21; Rev. Warnock wins GA Senate Seat;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVTTmM5jdrE

An empowered way to change the story; CNN calls Native Americans, "Something else" Natives react #29; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWAg8PV2Inc

Sexuality and Disability: Forging Identity in a World that Leaves You Out | Gaelynn Lea | TEDxYale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akGYugciSVw

The NY Times presents the 1619 Project

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrfV7w3EyGI&t=355s

 

Why protests are happening around the world for George Floyd

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izO-Y_7Y0Uo&t=8s

 

We Cannot stay silent, Hasan Minhaj

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_FE78X-qdY&t=17s

 

Ava DuVernay, press conference about the 13th amendment (13th amendment doc is free on Youtube)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUgQdpSDSN8&t=192s

 

Lyla June, Healing Women and Nature, through a Navajo Lens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZQiihDC__E&t=4s

 

Hidden perils of white supremacy in the trump era

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ck3G8HpyPI

How Structural Racism Works, Tricia Rose

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT1vsOJctMk

White Fragility, Dr. Robin DiAngelo

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45ey4jgoxeU&t=2s

Rep. Al Green

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emDhfmB6GhI&t=4s

Trevor Noah, the Daily Social distancing show, Brianna Taylor; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWBppiSkr1M

Why are black and white funeral homes still separate? Ask a Mortician

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4-0iAzFIcI

The Bail Project

https://bailproject.org/

Racial Capitalism

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theolympian.com/opinion/op-ed/article234689597.html

 

Ruth Wilson Gilmore 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2CS627aKrJI

Aging Woman Syndrome; Stefana Serafina; check her out!

http://www.rebellesociety.com/2017/01/17/stefanaserafina-aging/

We should all be feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg3umXU_qWc&t=57s

Skincare Resources

Want to support small business owners, committed to natural skincare, with backgrounds including aesthetics, product formulation and aromatherapy, who are committed to animal safety and plant sustainability? Some of these lines are handcrafted, producing small batches for sustainability and using recyclable packaging. Other lines promote inclusion for groups under represented and often overlooked in the beauty industry. Check out some of these resources. 

Veronica Lorenze, former Professional make up artist, and creator of the The Vamp Stamp, and eye liner that can be applied by self (using a stamp method for application) or applied by another to produce cat like, lined lids.

https://www.beautyindependent.com/beauty-industry-overlooking-people-with-disabilities/

Kohl’s Kreatives, Wow Trishna Daswaney! Maekup brushes for everyone, and if you have a motor disability, there are tutorials and support available. Also beautiful photography and models on website.

https://www.kohlkreatives.com/shop/the-flex-collection

Ayele's approach to beauty is not a one size fits all approach, and I agree with this. Its why ingredient knowledge is so important...based on ingredients, the cleansers look amazing.  https://ayele.co/collections/cleansers

Klur, is a skincare formulator and did her field work as an esthetician. Her vision is to create a brand that reflects the values of clean, ethical and inclusive beauty. Her products represent a minimalist routine with incredible ingredients, both luxurious and sustainable.  https://klur.co/pages/about

Angie Watts began her journey into skin care by creating an eczema formula for her daughter. Her Deep Cleansing oil is worth checking out if you are into the oil cleansing scene. (I love her cleansing oil!)  https://www.angiewatts.com/

The owner and formulator for Herb' N Eden is inspired by nature and farmers markets. The detox deodorant kit is something that can boost your health and her soaps are all natural and plant based. I have personally tried these soaps and I am going to say go for the 5 for $25, and if there is a scent you like for a dollar more, don't hesitate trust your self.  https://www.herbneden.com/

Indigenous-owned brands become a part of beauty’s inclusivity conversation

https://www.glossy.co/beauty/indigenous-owned-brands-become-a-part-of-beautys-inclusivity-conversation/

Pradosbeauty.com; PROUDLY INDIGENOUS. UNAPOLOGETICALLY BEAUTIFUL. What more needs to be said? If you love make-up, check out the brush collections! 

https://niawen.com/; This looks like a beautiful brand, but without ingredients listed I can't tell you all my thoughts. What I like a lot, watch the opening video, where it is explained that the plants are seasonal, and products vary in price as well as availability. That makes more sense than anything I have ever heard in the natural beauty industry!

 

Livinglibations.com; Living Libations has been a staple in my back bar (industry term for the products estheticians use to provide facials). I love the variety in oil cleansers and the moisturizing creme's are a treat for any skin type. This company has a love for nature expressed in all the skin, body and health products. 

https://www.laurelskin.com/; Laurel organics begins with plant medicine for the skin. This skincare line focuses not only on healing the skin slowly and naturally, but focuses on the importance of working with the land. 

https://www.vogue.co.uk/beauty/article/the-rise-of-disability-friendly-beauty-brands

DVINITI skincare looks beautiful! She is using flowers in her oils, and self care is a key principal of her business. https://dviniti.com/

Botnia is a company I was introduced to by a respected skincare professional. It is the first product line that got me curious enough to try a cleanser outside of oils...and it was because the main ingredients started with hydrosols (another love of mine). So check them out, lots of wonderful things happening on this farm to bottle company. https://www.botniaskincare.com/product-type/face-wash/

Integumentary Information

Stratum Cornuem layer

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ics.12042/pdf

Natural ingredients

http://naturalingredient.org/?page_id=506#faq

Natural oils and skincare

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5796020/

Oil Cleansing resources; great for information about specific oils and demo on one way to cleanse; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z0YPACfhBk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1TZwTDlzw4; 

Resource list of Herbal Farmers (see Rosalee De la Foret)

https://www.herbalremediesadvice.org/Herb-Farms-Wildcrafters.html?utm_sq=fdw1taimmz

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Child labor and the Truth about Shimmering Cosmetics; Refinery 29

https://youtu.be/Vu1sPAqP0uM

https://youtu.be/IeR-h9C2fgc

Truth about where Hair Extensions come from; Refinery 29

https://youtu.be/VlZ1SWLBfPE

Sacred Trees, endangered resources used as ingredients in natural products

Baobob Trees National Geographic; 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaO6a6RpjpQ&t=2879s

Baobobs in Danger; https://www.worldbook.com/wbblog/Baobabs-in-Danger

Climate change and Baobos; https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/13/climate-change-baobab-africa-tree-of-life

United Plant Savers, Sandalwood; https://unitedplantsavers.org/sandalwood/

Sandalwood; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmWRuzoFQRg&t=221s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWksU7wkvME

Frankincense; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGS_tefY2-o; 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQE1wJz2_0E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79hkvGtsilE

Pregnancy and Natural Skincare

Hyalauronic acid and pregnancy/breastfeedinghttps://www.skincarebyalana.com/blog/guide-to-skincare-while-breastfeeding/

Living libations blog on pregnancy and breastfeeding, safety of products; https://livinglibations.com/pages/on-the-birth-and-being-of-babes

https://www.theskincareclinic.com.au/pregnant-and-breastfeeding-skin/

Aromatherapy Resources

Aba love apothecary has some amazing looking tonics and oil blends. The ingredients in the Grooming oil/Men's facial serum look well matched for any skin type and its multi purpose for folks who want one product to do it all. 

https://www.abaloveapothecary.com/shop

Threatened essential oil species

https://www.learnaroma.com/single-post/2019/12/09/Threatened-Essential-Oil-Species

Endangered trees and Essential oils

https://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/articles/entry/the_environmental_impact_of_essential_oils/#:~:text=One%20solution%20to%20large%2C%20corporate,rosaeodora)%2C%20atlas%20cedarwood%20(Cedrus

&

https://www.earthtokathy.com/threatened-endangered-essential-oil-species/

Conservation with attention to essential oils

https://www.aromaweb.com/articles/essential-oil-sustainability.asp

Sunflower oil better for neonatal

skinhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22995032/

Priyanka Singh and Aditi Chaturvedi1; Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer Pain Management: A Systematic Review

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4332115/

Cold Flus and Inhalation of essential oils

https://academic.oup.com/jac/article/47/5/565/858508

Essential oil articles for pain and neropathy

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4398900/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4282389/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5054390/

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/244484974

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26996621

https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Peripheral-Neuropathy-Fact-Sheet

Linalool_in_Essential_Plant_Oils_Pharmacological_Effects

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3935278/

R. Gatefosse Documentary 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGiQSTM7zJ8

Resource list of Herbal Farmers (see Rosalee De la Foret)

https://www.herbalremediesadvice.org/Herb-Farms-Wildcrafters.html?utm_sq=fdw1taimmz

Alternative resources

Krista Scruggs, meet a cool lady who believes wine is farming. 

https://zafawines.com/

Support local bookstores, try the bookshop

https://bookshop.org/