𝘾𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙣 𝘽𝙚𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙮 𝙎𝙖𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙋𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙨

𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓽𝓲𝓶𝓮 𝓱𝓪𝓼 𝓬𝓸𝓶𝓮, 𝓶𝔂 𝓯𝓻𝓲𝓮𝓷𝓭𝓼!

By popular demand, I’m doing this rare pop up sample pack sale 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺!

This is for those of you who are brand NEW to Crunchi.

🤗 Here’s how it works…

Sample packs will be only $8 including shipping and you can choose any combo of these 4 products…

✨ Beautifully Flawless Foundation (I’m happy to shade match you 😊 just need a selfie in natural light and your current foundation brand and shade)

✨ Daylight Moisturizer

✨ Sunlight SPF

✨ Nightlight Cream

✨ Clarilight Facial Essence

✨ Translucent Setting Powder

✨ Charcoal Facial Bar

✨ Gentle Facial Bar

✨ Charcoal Body Bar

✨ I am Polished Exfoliator/Mask

✨ I am the Balm Cleanser

My supplies are limited so this is first come, first serve. Comment if you want one. Once I run out of supplies, they will be gone for this round.

▶︎ After you comment which four items you’d like, I will reach out to get your info and foundation shade if needed, so please keep an eye on that 🤗

▶︎ All payments will be exchanged via Venmo or PayPal, and I won’t be creating your pack until it is received –

Venmo is Jessica-DeRico (must be via friends and family)

PayPal is derico.jessica@gmail.com (must be via friends and family)

▶︎ You can 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘣 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 unless you’re snagging one for your bestie and then you can connect us in a 3 way chat. If you connect me to a friend for a sample pack, I’ll be sending you a surprise gift as a thank you! (Plus you can share a referral link with them and get $10 if they order)

▶︎ When you’re ready to convert your sample to a full size order, you’ll get $5 of your sample pack back 💚

▶︎ You must not be working with/learning from another Crunchi advocate already

I absolutely love helping women detox all areas of their life, but makeup and skincare is especially FUN! I can’t wait for you ladies to fall in love with safe beauty ✌️🌿

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PinkWashing

Have you heard of “pink-washing”?

Pinkwashing: supporting the breast cancer cause or promoting a pink ribbon product while producing, manufacturing, and/or selling products linked to the disease. In recent years the definition has expanded to include any company or organization that exploits breast cancer for profit or public relations motivations.

Sad, but true!

Examples of Pink-Washing:

– KFC teaming up with Susan G. Komen & selling pink buckets of chicken. Saturated fat can lead to cancer and that high fat consumption in teen girls increases the risk of breast cancer. Ironically, Susan G. Komen’s own website points this out! 🤔

-Cambell’s soup cans adorned with pink ribbons. The cans are lined with BPA, a chemical KNOWN to change the mammary tissue and structure. BPA mimics estrogen and disrupts the hormones in the body. (scratch the head)

-Cosmetics. Many cosmetic companies will slap a pink ribbon on their jar and/or partner with a cancer-research company, like, Susan G. Komen. Majority of these products are loaded with parabens, toluene, petroleum products and more, which are all linked to breast cancer. 😕

-Pink plastic water bottles. Plastic water bottles are made with the known hormone disruptor, BPA (Bishenol-A). Smartwater has polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles, which are just as harmful. Chemicals in PET plastics have the potential to interfere with estrogen and other reproductive hormones, just as BPA and phthalates. 😧

‼️ Breast cancer charities raise an estimated $6 BILLION each year. However, only about 16% of that is spent on research of the disease. That means the other $5 billion is being funneled into other areas, including marketing and more pink products.‼️

Now, I absolutely love the color pink, and I believe awareness, action, and research are incredibly important on this topic! A wonderful resource for making sure your support is going where you intend for it to is www.thinkbeforeyoupink.org

Think Before You Pink®, a project of Breast Cancer ACTION, launched in 2002 in response to the growing concern about the number of pink ribbon products on the market. The campaign calls for more transparency and accountability by companies that take part in breast cancer fundraising, and encourages consumers to ask critical questions about pink ribbon promotions. Breast Cancer Action’s mission is to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer. 💕

I’m so proud to be partnered with a company that has an official partnership with the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP). Yes, breast cancer cure and treatment are very important as well, but this organization is dedicated to the prevention of breast cancer – Something that I feel very passionate about.

Until midnight on Sunday 10/9, we are donating $5 from every purchase of $150+ to the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners plus you get a FREE Plum Kiss lip crayon!

Please help me and BCPP in sharing this knowledge about how important it is to PREVENT breast cancer. You can shop for a cause here: Crunchi.com/jessicaderico/event/33360 –> you will get $10 off and entered to win half priced coupons!

If you’re not social selling, you need to be.

I know this isn’t my usual toxin free content but HEY, inflation is toxic too ❌🥴

It’s nearly 2023. If you’re on social media & you’re not making money talking about products you love, you need to be.

🤌🏼 I’m selling products I would be using & sharing about anyway, I’m not using products just to sell them. It’s that simple.

With the current rate of inflation, you can never have too many income streams.

4 years ago, I took a HUGE leap of faith & joined Crunchi because their foundation absolutely blew me away.

Reasons why I love Crunchi –
✨ the products (the performance, packaging, ingredients, & standards are truly unmatched)
✨ no autoship, no purchase requirements, no inventory, & no mandatory team building
✨ incredible compensation plan where you start earning on your first $1 sold
✨ 20% discount, with up to 40% off skincare sets
✨ customer rewards & referral program

If you want to build to a full time income like I have, I can show you how to do that. But if you want to earn –
▫️just enough to cover your own Crunchi products
▫️$300 a month to cover some organic groceries
▫️$500 a month to cover inflation
▫️$1000 to take some stress off bills
🌟 I can show you how to do that too

Network Marketing has the ability to change your life in all the best ways if you’re open to stepping out of your comfort zone & doing something new ♥️

➡️ if you’ve ever thought about joining me in the clean beauty movement, now is the PERFECT time!
💰 advocate collections are an ADDITIONAL 20% off for the next 2 days (savings of up to $585!)!
💬 comment ‘advocate’ below & I’ll send you a no pressure message with more info ♥️ Or you can shoot me a message (I’ll see this quicker) M.me/Jessie.rae.31

Time to swap to toxin free!

When you ditch the toxins in conventional makeup and switch to toxin free you won’t ever want to go back 💜
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You may notice:
✨better skin
✨more confidence
✨improved health
… and more
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Are you happy with the ingredients in your makeup?
Do you know what is in your makeup?

Like what you see here and want to join a community of like-minded women with the same goal – living our best, healthiest, happiest lives? Hop over to the Raising Clean Facebook Community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/raisingclean

toxin free nursery

Time to start diving into a mama and baby series as I have 7 weeks left in this pregnancy and I know it may be helpful for other mamas or soon to be mamas to see what kinds of things we’re buying and what things we are staying away from.

So, I figured we’d start with a few quick tips when you’re doing your shopping.

Here are some things I am looking for when I’m shopping for the nursery:

✅ Low/No VOCs for things such as the paint, crib, dresser, rocking chair, etc.

✅ BPA & Phthalate Free for anything with plastic parts

✅ Flame Retardant Free for anything with fabric

have suggestions? drop them below!

Like what you see here and want to join a community of like-minded women with the same goal – living our best, healthiest, happiest lives? Hop over to the Raising Clean Facebook Community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/raisingclean

Safe Swap – Exfoliator

Because I’ve recently added this product to my skincare regimen, I decided to look into the conventional ones that a lot of women are using. As I scoured labels, I found a plethora of Exfoliators containing:

✖️Methylisothiazolinone: Lab studies suggest this may be neurotoxic. Additional studies have shown it to be toxic during neural developmental stages to fetus, increasing the risk of seizures and visual abnormalities. The EWG also states that MI is a skin sensitizer and irritant, which means that it can cause contact allergies such as eczema.

✖️Phenoxyethanol: The product of the reaction of highly corrosive phenol with carcinogenic ethylene oxide. Not worth the risk!

✖️EDTA: This ingredient, although not toxic, breaks down the outer layer of the skin to INCREASE penetration of other ingredients. This is of major concern when toxic ingredients are part of the rest of the formula.

✖️Parfum (Fragrance): A sketchy loophole which allows hundreds of additional ingredients to hide under that single word on a label.

✖️Japanese Honeysuckle: Sounds very natural and innocent, but it contains parahydroxy benzoic acid, which is found to behave in a very similar way (with very similar molecular structure) as a paraben in the body.

✖️Parabens: Possess significant estrogen-mimicking properties that are associated with increased risk of breast cancer. These chemicals, directly implicated in breast tumors, are ABSORBED through the skin. 𝘼 𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙙𝙮 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙅𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙤𝙛 𝙏𝙤𝙭𝙞𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙮 𝙛𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 99% 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙪𝙚 𝙨𝙖𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙗𝙚𝙣𝙨, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 60% 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙛𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙙𝙞𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙗𝙚𝙣𝙨 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙩.

☑️ Not to worry… I have a safe swap coming for you SOON!

To be the first to hear when a safe, toxin free, insanely high performing Exfoliator is available, text raisingclean to (607) 662-7060

Ditch & Switch – Lipstick

There’s so much excitement this week as my favorite company (and the only truly toxin free, high performing, and eco-friendly company) launched its ✨𝙉𝙀𝙒✨ Everluxe Lip Crayons yesterday, so I figured a super fun Ditch & Switch post was in order!!

I have read that women can end up eating a few pounds of lipstick over their lifetime. 🥴

That’s pretty scary when you think about how lip products typically contain some ugly ingredient offenders like…

❌ Petroleum

❌ Synthetic Fragrances/Flavors

❌ Mineral Oil

❌ Phenoxyethanol

❌ Parabens

❌ BHT

❌ Artificial Dyes

❌ Heavy Metals (alongside mineral pigments)

All of theses have links to being cancer causing carcinogens, endocrine disrupters, or organ system toxicants 👎🏼

I’m beyond grateful to have SAFE, high performance, and eco-friendly options to share!

CRUNCHI’S NEW EVERLUXE LIP CRAYON INGREDIENTS :

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Ricinoleate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Euphorbia Cerifera Cera, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Copernicia Cerifera Cera*, Cetyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Kaolin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, May Contain (-/+): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499), Manganese Violet (Cl 77742)

*Certified Organic Ingredients

These beauties launch to the public tomorrow, are available to Insiders now, and are free when you grab an enrollment collection this week!

If you want to grab some, you’ll want to use this link to be entered to win tons of rewards and get $10 off your first order of $50+ : http://ltl.is/v5ps7ft

I’m here to help you choose a shade, take advantage of the Insider freebie, and/or help you grab your lip crayons for free with our biggest and best bundles! Reach out -> M.me/Jessie.rae.31

If you like what you see here, you’ll love the Raising Clean facebook community -> https://www.facebook.com/groups/raisingclean

why we avoid fragrance

Are you still using conventional candles, wall plug-ins, wax melts, perfumes, laundry detergent, and anything else with “fragrance” in it?

I’m here to tell you it is just. not. worth. it.

The risks are very real and there are enough safe alternatives that there is no reason to keep supporting brands who use this harmful ingredient or to subject yourself and family to it. 

Bath and Body Work’s safety sheet literally states that its products are known to be harmful to an unborn baby.

The one ingredient “fragrance” can hold thousands of other undisclosed ingredients that together wreak havoc on your health. 

Fragrance has been linked to a variety of adverse health effects such as:

headaches

nausea 

neurotoxic symptoms 

asthma attacks 

hormone disruption 

… and more

You can switch to safer products! Is there something in your home that you haven’t been able to break up with yet? Drop it in a comment and I will recommend safe alternatives for you!

I hope this was helpful for you! If you like what you see here, you’ll love the Raising Clean Facebook Community –> https://www.facebook.com/groups/raisingclean

Detox on a Budget!

Happy Friday, friends!

I don’t often share about the makeup and skincare that I’m truly obsessed with and honestly changed my life. But when they’re having a bigger than Black Friday sale, I feel I owe it to anyone who follows me to shout it from the rooftops!

I know how expensive everything is right now. I also know how incredibly important it is for our health to continue to invest in it the best we can by choosing safe, organic foods as well as safe, clean products. This is why I’m so stinkin’ excited that I can help you detox a couple of your makeup products, a few of your skincare products, and even your little’s soap at a huge discount this weekend!

If you use or need a morning moisturizer, nighttime moisturizer, facial essence, facial cleanser, baby/kid’s soap, bronzer, or eyeliner, I’ve got you covered at 30 or 40% off until midnight on Sunday.

Comment below or shoot me a Facebook message M.me/Jessie.rae.31 to get a custom shade match or skincare recommendation based on your skin type, tone, and needs! You can also shop with this link and get entered to win up to 6 half priced coupons and a free Facial essence: crunchi.com/jessicaderico/event/32434

What’s in your wine?

Who else likes to wind down after a long day with a glass of wine and some Disney+? The kid in me and the adult in me come together to enjoy a beverage and a movie 😅

Wine is something that has been in the back of my mind for a long time now… Not in a weird, “I can’t stop thinking about wine” way, but in a “I know my wine isn’t toxin free and I have to do something about it” kind of way. 

In March of 2019 (I’m not kidding guys, this has been on my radar for awhile now 😁😁), I saw a post come up in a toxin free group about wine and the Roundup Weed Killer found in it. There was an article linked and I did not open it… I just couldn’t. I had given up my candles, my wax melts, changed up my diet completely, and thrown away hundreds of dollars worth of personal care products, but not my wine. 

Well, now here we are two years later and I know I have to stop living in blissful ignorance. 

Let’s review what’s in the type of wines you’re probably drinking…

Hello Pesticides

Most vineyards are sprayed with pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides to protect their crops from insects and infection. These chemicals get in the soil, the grapes, and ultimately in the wine you drink. Grapes are near the top of the “Dirty Dozen” foods sprayed with the most chemicals. You avoid these chemicals in your food (that’s why you shop for organic produce) and you should avoid them in your wine.

And unlike other fruits, which have a protective rind you don’t eat… grapes have a thin and porous skin. That means they absorb the chemicals sprayed on them. And because wine is concentrated from so many grapes (600-800 per bottle) – the end result is a condensed source of harmful cancer-promoting chemical compounds.

Dump in the Additives

In the US, wine producers can use 76 different additives in wine without disclosing any of them on the bottle. Things like:

defoaming agents

artificial coloring (virtually every red wine under $20 has the colorant “mega purple”)

extra sugar

high fructose corn syrup

ammonia

GMO bacteria and yeasts

Fining and Clarifying Agents like fish bladder, casein or polyvinyl-polpyr-rolidone (PVPP)

sulfites

and a lot more

There’s one additive called Velcorin that’s particularly insane. It must be applied by people with special training while wearing hazmat suits. It’s so toxic it will burn your skin if you touch it and will kill you if consumed before it’s broken down in the wine. But even after it breaks down, I’d rather not put that in my body…

What’s even worse than learning about all these additives used in winemaking is realizing that there is no labeling or transparency about their use. Wine has no ingredient label.

A wine can have 76 additives and you would have no idea!

Why do we passionately read the label for all the foods we buy and only purchase items with organic, clean ingredients, and yet we don’t pay any attention to what’s in our wine?!

Safe Option: Dry Farm Wines

If a Dry Farm Wine subscription isn’t in your budget, you can:

• Look for the USDA organic label on the bottle. This means that the grapes used to make the wine were grown organically, but does not mean the wine won’t contain other problematic additives. 

• Ask the staff at your local Whole Foods or even a good wine store to point you to the organic or biodynamic wines, some of which won’t be labeled as such. 

• When in doubt, choose wines from France, Switzerland, and Austria instead of California, as European wines are more likely to be organic and dry-farmed.

I hope this was helpful for you! If you like what you see here, you’ll love the Raising Clean Facebook Community –> https://www.facebook.com/groups/raisingclean