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

This Woman Incorporated Her Vitiligo Into A Halloween Makeup Look

With Halloween approaching, there is certainly no shortage of makeup tutorials out there to help you get some inspiration. Chicago-based makeup artist Lauren Elyse, however, takes things up a notch. With the recent influx of Pennywise makeup tutorial…
By Kristin Collins Jackson

This Gorgeous Lip Gloss Is Made With Actual Gold

It's official: 2017 will go out with a bang in the makeup world. Thanks to Too Faced, a new golden makeup collection is at our fingertips. Just when you thought Too Faced had reached its glitter quota, this December a Melted Gold Lip Gloss will be ad…
By Kristin Collins Jackson

This Beauty Brand Coming To Urban Outfitters Is Ridiculously Instagrammable

Once the staple of alternative clothing and funky furniture, Urban Outfitters morphed into a go-to spot for our beauty needs. The popular storebrings in a hefty 10 new beauty brands per month according to Fashionista, including some natural brands we…
By Kristin Collins Jackson

A Handy Guide To Figuring Out Your Curl Type

Bustle and Coveteur are working together to bring you the best mix of the season's fashion and beauty releases, shopping tips, and service stories in ways that are both inspirational, and attainable. Check The Fall Style Edit channel weekly to see wh…
By Kristin Collins Jackson

3 Easy Ways To Smooth Down Baby Hairs

It’s no secret that black folks have a special relationship with their hair. When your hair is coarse and dense with fine curls, you learn how to manage it with the militancy of a general. You want to check on every single strand to make sure it’s li…
By Kristin Collins Jackson

6 Protein Facials You Can Make At Home

In my herbalism practice, the most common part of the body my products support is the skin. But as I tell my clients and remind myself often, one needs to also look inside to find solace for skin issues because there are plenty of internal and dietar…
By Kristin Collins Jackson

How To Treat Ingrown Hair On Dark Skin, According To A Derm

For decades, I've lived with a horrible secret that was easily covered up by clothing. I shamefully shunned bathing suits and sex with the lights on to avoid having to look at the inflamed scars from ingrown hairs that plagued my bikini line. Even as…
By Kristin Collins Jackson

4 Reasons Hemp Should Be The Next Big Thing In Skin Care

Certain ingredients found in cosmetics have become a source of controversy in recent years, leaving some to seek natural alternatives for our beauty care — hemp included. According to a study published in the British Pharmacological Society, there is…
By Kristin Collins Jackson

5 Things To Know About Organic Skin Care

Purchasing new beauty products requires a certain level of commitment and trust. These days, many of us are steering towards a natural-skewing beauty routine: In 2015, market research company Grand View Research predicted that the organic personal ca…
By Kristin Collins Jackson

The Best Melon Cocktail Recipes For Summer 2017

Every summer, melons take over pretty much everyone's palettes — and their high water content manages to keep us all hydrated in the form of salads and fancy melon infused water. Never one to shy away from nutrients while I drink, I decided to pay tr…
By Kristin Collins Jackson

How To Make Your Own Blotting Sheets

For years, I never left home without blotting papers in my purse. It didn’t take long for my face to start producing oil like it was preparing for a drought. I was spending a small fortune on those little sheets, but finally, I've found an alternativ…
By Kristin Collins Jackson

What I Learned When I Tried Yarn Braids For The First Time

There are plenty of things I want to try with my hair but I don't out of laziness or fear of irreversible damage. Yarn braids have been on my to do list for a while, because it's such a highly recommended protective style. After trying them, I'm happ…
By Kristin Collins Jackson

A Crash Course In Using Honey For Skin Care

The consensus is in: Honey is everything for your face. After a long period of praise in natural beauty circles, honey for skin care is starting to hit the mainstream, with plenty of people swearing by the stuff to replace their usual face wash. Som…
By Kristin Collins Jackson

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 the fact that many survivors don't report their ass…
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 implications about representation of black people, …
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 plenty of reasons why some of us find ourselves pl…
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 carpet, since the presence of women of color at the Os…
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 significant, but also why Black History Month isn’t just for…
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 some reason, natural black hair just frightens some …
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 because there are a handful of acne cleansing recipes…
By Kristin Collins Jackson