Your Purpose is Beauty Episode 10: Why Valentine’s Day is the Best Holiday, More Things I Love that (Most) Other People Don’t, & Valentine’s Day (Eco) Beauty Ideas

february 9, 2020 | by: mercedes | filed under: podcast, episodes

Your Purpose is Beauty brings you eco/organic, luxury, and niche beauty product reviews and critique, as well as intellectual discussion about the beauty and alternative health industries. Hosted by independent beauty journalist and PhD sociologist Mercedes Lyson, this podcast will also explore why people have chosen beauty as their profession or passion through interviews with brand founders, beauty professionals, bloggers/influencers, and creatives. Exclusive episodes of this podcast are available at, and Mercedes’ 6 years of eco beauty video content can be found at

Episode 10: Why Valentine’s Day is the Best Holiday, More Things I Love that (Most) Other People Don’t, & Valentine’s Day (Eco) Beauty Ideas

What’s not to love about a day dedicated to…love? I get it of course, it has gotten exploited and commercialized and has the stereotype of heteronormative romantic love hanging all over it. But hear me out – imagine if every day all of us were more attuned to expressing and showing love to everyone in our lives. Turns out, Valentine’s Day isn’t the only arguably unpopular thing I adore. Today I’m making the case for why these things (like doing laundry and drinking whole milk) are actually le best. Also obviously we’re going to talk about eco beauty products perfect for Valentine’s Day, either to gift to yourself or to show love to someone in your life.

References from episode –
LG Washer (this is the updated version of our model)
LG Pedestal Washer
LG Dryer (again this is the updated version)
LG Dryer Pedestal
Nature’s Perfect Food
Crystal Collection video on YouTube
Incorporating Crystals into Beauty Rituals on YouTube

Products discussed –
Inlight Beauty Chocolate Mask
Other Inlight Beauty Products
Pursoma baths
(My favorite Pursoma baths are this one, this one, and this one)
Osmia baths (also available here)
In Fiore Perfume Solid (my favorite)
In Fiore Body Balm (the one on my wishlist)
Precious Skin Elixirs Garnet Lip Glaze + Earrings
5YINA Quiescent Beauty Oil*
5YINA Quiescent Hydrolat*
Aila Sarang
Fitglow Love
Beauty Heroes subscription
Boxwalla subscription
Raaka chocolate subscription

*Items were sent as PR samples. Some links are affiliate links, meaning I receive a small commission if you choose to shop through them. Thank you, if you’re so inclined!

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