Kristin Collins Jackson is a certified Aromatherapist with a growing education in clinical herbalilsm. A passion for natural beauty excluding the use of harmful chemicals and belief of restoring the body's ability to self-heal lead Kristin to start her own business of custom-made beauty products and holistic remedies. Her unique approach to healing from within comes from her affection towards green witchcraft, modern science, and traditional plant-based therapy. Kristin teaches classes on various plant-based healing and also finds time to write romantic poetry with an element of gore and violence anyone whose been in love can find relatable. Considered a witch by most and an eternal punk rocker at heart by many, in her spare time, she enjoys herbaceous teas, swooning over puppies, dreaming up avant garde tattoos, and has a strong attraction to lazy eyes. Her published articles can also be found in the New York Times, Extra Crispy, Beauty Lies Truth, the Frisky, and the Harlem Times.

Latest Articles

Restorative Justice May Offer An Alternative To A Broken System

In cultural discussions of sexual assault and dating violence, we often focus exclusively on blame and punishment (both for the perpetrator and the survivor) — so much so that we often lose sight of t...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

These GIFs Perfectly Describe The Natural Hair Experience

In February 2017, NPR published a study originally conducted by the Perception Institute, which demonstrated that bias towards black hair in its natural form still exists — and that finding may have i...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

10 Natural Herbs That Will Help Heal Scars

In nature, you will find a slew of healing ingredients for acne and dry skin, but some of our most potent botanicals are often overlooked even though they are the best herbs to heal scars. There are ...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

15 Important Moments For Black Women At The Oscars

On Feb. 26, the Academy Awards will roll out its vibrant red carpet for the 89th year in a row. I'll be frank and say that up until this year, I didn't care much about the awards show or the red carp...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

Black History Month Isn't Just For Black People

This isn’t the first year I’ve heard people scoff at Black History Month. Every February — the shortest month of the year, I might add — I have to defend not only why Black History Month is significan...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

Why Bias Against Black Natural Hair Still Exists

On Feb. 6, 2017, NPR published a study that showed there is still bias against afro-textured hair. A Cornell University professor who writes about beauty and race explained in the article that "for so...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

5 Chemical-Free DIY Facials That Help Control Acne

In my lengthy experience with acne, I’ve come to learn the simplest recipes are often the most effective treatments. Luckily, that hasn’t stopped me from trying out decadent skin care applications bec...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

Why Mary Tyler Moore Was A Feminist Style Icon

The death of Mary Tyler Moore really saddened me, but I know her place among feminist style icons will continue to live on in all of us, particularly those of us who found ourselves replicating Mary T...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

A History Of Straightening Afro Textured Hair

The history of hair straightening in America is quite a lengthy one. Specifically, straightening afro-textured hair is a significant part of the history of Black America: Our hair has been discriminat...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

This Brand Donates Money To Women's Rights Orgs

For me, ringing in the New Year was like the sound of the bell in a boxing ring where I knew that when the countdown ended, I would be fighting in any way I could to keep the 2016 election from having...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

How Flexi Rods Work On Wet Versus Dry Hair

If you've ever twirled a lock of hair around your finger and longed for its spirally shape to hold for more than a few seconds, you are the reason that flexi rods were invented. Flexi rods are easy to...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

A Super Easy Way To Make A Lotion Bar At Home

The first time I tried a homemade lotion bar recipe it was purely by accident. It happened shortly after reading several posts that claimed it was impossible to make soap without lye. Taking this as a...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

How To Use Mint In Your Beauty Routine

There are plenty of reasons to keep a supply of mint in your home. It can flavor your tap water, spruce up a salad, or add a hefty amount of benefits to in your skin and hair routine for cleansing pro...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

14 DIY Beauty Tools To Make Your Own Products

Designing your own skin care products has never been easier, thanks to online ordering and a variety of apothecary stores dedicated to supporting your endeavors. Even if you aren't looking to start yo...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

Here's How You Should Be Detangling With a Brush

Once I learned how to detangle my curls with a brush, my detangling sessions were way more effective on my afro-textured hair. The fear of losing precious curls had previously kept me in a monogamous ...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

7 DIY Blackhead Treatments Without Elmer's Glue

The latest in trending blackhead treatments promises to leave skin smooth and blackhead free. It features a common ingredient we've all worked with at some point in our lives: Elmer's Glue. Does it wo...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

How To Embrace Minimalist Skin Care

One thing I can say with certainty is that, in my experience, natural beauty products work. In their purest form, with the harmonizing ingredients that support each other, I believe there are few peop...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

The Resolutions Your Afro-Textured Hair Wants

The most popular New Year's Resolution in 2015 was to stay fit and healthy, not exactly shocking data considering how health relates to longevity; healthy living makes you feel better and the same can...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

5 Winter Body Scrub Recipes Without Peppermint

Since skin irritation can heighten in the winter, this is a great time to put some thought into making your own winter body scrub without peppermint. Did you know that peppermint can be irritating on ...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

9 Myths About Heat Styling Afro Textured Hair

A few years ago, I found myself becoming addicted to the blow-out. Once my monthly blow-out became weekly, I started buying into the heat myths about afro-textured hair, worried that all this hot air ...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

11 Cool Places To Shop Eco Fashion Online

No one loves finding deals as much as I do, but sadly, many of the brands that make the cheap threads I grew up on have some unethical business practices that have become harder for me to ignore. Fort...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

How To Use Passion Flower To Calm Your Skin

My first introduction to the passion flower was through Capri Sun — specifically the mango passion fruit flavor that made a regular appearance in my lunchbox. While I've been off the Capri Sun for dec...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

These Pretty Ice Cubes Could Help Treat Acne

Sometimes the most effective skin treatments are simple recipes you can make at home. One of my personal favorite ways to soothe my face is with DIY flower ice cubes for acne and puffy eyes. These cub...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

Holiday Cocktail Recipes Perfect For Your Party

The holiday season is a great time to explore your inner mixologist and with plenty of spirits, liqueurs, and winter ingredients to choose from. But, if you're a newbie to the world of cocktails, you ...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

7 Mocktail Recipes For Booze-Free Party Drinks

With the end of fall in sight, you've probably already started cultivating a food menu and cocktail list for your upcoming holiday party. With a ton to do and a growing grocery list, it's likely you'v...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

I Went To Trump Rally In NH & It Was Scary

If you're wondering what it was like to be in the swing state of New Hampshire the day before Election Day, I can tell you firsthand that the energy was as colorful as the foliage. I can't remember a ...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

How To Add Bee Pollen To Your Skin Care

Recently, on a frantic trip to the vitamin store, I was tempted by a row of bee pollen bottles displayed next to my favorite brand of honey. I was no stranger to the claims that the benefits of bee po...
By Kristin Collins Jackson

These Bras Are Made For Radiation Patients

Among the many things I watched my mother juggle while battling cancer was discomfort and painful burns from her radiation treatment. This wasn't too long ago, and I couldn't believe there wasn't a be...
By Kristin Collins Jackson