Getting Your Skin Summer Ready!

I, as a long-time North-Easterner, have always loved the time when it finally becomes summer. I love spring, too, but I particularly love when it’s just so undeniably warm that you can really put away your winter coats, boots, and/or seasonal depression (just me? anyone else?), and finally declare that it’s going to be hot […]

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Spring Detox with Max & Me

One of many things that makes Austrian brand Max and Me so special is its founders/creators. Tanja (the “me” of the duo) and Max are a fantastically lovely couple who work together to make the products so much more than just skincare. They literally and figuratively infuse their stunningly gorgeous energies into the products, and the […]

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Meet Leahlani Skincare

Ever wished you could just magically transport yourself to a tropical island for a few days? Or even for a few hours? Wouldn’t that be nice— if it were close enough, not to mention cheap enough, to just visit a luxurious, island escape in the middle of your work day, without disrupting your life and […]

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Scent: Why it matters

Both times I have been pregnant, I knew before taking any tests because of my sense of smell. With my daughter, in 2010, I knew I was pregnant because, as my husband and I boarded the crosstown bus one morning in Manhattan, I said to him, “Whoa, that woman used a lot of shampoo!” There […]

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New Year’s Beauty Resolutions!

Sometimes I forget for a moment that I get to try out beauty products for a living. I’m just going about my day, using 5 different lip glosses so that I can compare and contrast them and write about it, and I forget to take a moment and realize how AWESOME that is. How, as […]

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A Guide to Essential Oils in Pregnancy

As Terri and Marc, co-founders of Integrity Botanicals, are gearing up for the birth of their second beautiful baby, it seems like an especially good time to post about the ever-confusing topic of safe essential oil use in pregnancy. My team and I at Osmia Organics get loads of emails about this issue, and so […]

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How to treat your super-sensitive skin

…without giving up any of the luxury or effectiveness we all want! I know how frustrating it can be to have sensitive skin, especially if you’re a product junkie like I am. You want all the fun lotions and potions, but can’t handle the rashes and literal headaches that sometimes accompany heavy scents or additives. […]

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Q & A with April of Vintner’s Daughter

We’re excited to welcome back to the Integrity Botanicals blog, the Vintner’s Daughter herself, brand founder April Gargiulo.  With its rave reviews and cult following, Vintner’s Daughter has been one of the top selling face oils at Integrity Botanicals since its introduction over 2 years ago.  In this Q&A, April shares her inspiration, discusses how […]

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The Integrity Botanicals Gift Guide

  We all need a little help with gifts. Some of us need help giving them, others need help learning how to receive them with a simple “thanks,” and others need help learning how to ask for the gifts they want. I could be a big downer and talk about how some people in the world don’t […]

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Good Vibrations from Max and Me

We’re excited to share with you the next in our series of guest posts from some of our favorite brand founders.   This next post is by Tanja, co-founder of Max and Me, one of the newest additions to Integrity Botanicals.  In this article, Tanja explains the importance of high vibration ingredients and why it […]

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