Book Review: The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You

BookReviewsThe Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You

by Jessica Alba



As a new mom, Jessica Alba wanted to create the safest, healthiest environment for her family. But she was frustrated by the lack of trustworthy information on how to live healthier and cleaner—delivered in a way that a busy mom could act on without going to extremes. In 2012, with serial entrepreneur Brian Lee and environmental advocate Christopher Gavigan, she launched The Honest Company, a brand where parents can find reliable information and products that are safe, stylish, and affordable. The Honest Life shares the insights and strategies she gathered along the way.

The Honest Life recounts Alba’s personal journey of discovery and reveals her tips for making healthy living fun, real, and stylish, while offering a candid look inside her home and daily life. She shares strategies for maintaining a clean diet (with favorite family-friendly recipes) and embraces nontoxic choices at home and provides eco-friendly decor tips to fit any budget. Alba also discusses cultivating a daily eco beauty routine, finding one’s personal style without resorting to yoga pants, and engaging in fun, hands-on activities with kids. Her solutions are easy, chic, and down-to-earth: they’re honest. And discovering everyday ways to live naturally and authentically—true to you—could be honestly life-changing.


 I was shockingly surprised by how much great information was packed into this book. I feared that it may serve as a giant advertisement for the Honest Company, but it did not at all!

This book offers clear, sound and non-judgmental advice on all aspects on how you live your life including food choices, clothes, skincare, maternal, home improvement, etc. Alba backs up her sources with websites and references and also from hands-on experience.

I loved the pictures of her shoe collection, and her tips on how to organize a shoe closet.

Alba practices what she preaches. It’s evident in her lifestyle and her appearance. She is always glowing, and is such a genuinely happy person. The book, itself, was printed with soy inks on 30% PCW recycled paper.

This book was provided by the publisher for a review.

About Maison Moonchild

A Canadian gal that firmly believes words can change the world. An avid reader, writer and Halloween enthusiast. She has a special interest in communications and writes for pleasure and profession. She moonlights as a metaphysical maven with a knack for creating magical crystal jewelry and holiday accessories.
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