Category Archives: Body Care

Why Phenoxyethanol Doesn’t Belong In Your Products

The personal care and cosmetics industry is pretty savvy when it comes to the bottom line. In response to consumer safety concerns, many products that line the shelves of beauty stores, supermarkets, and pharmacies are touted as free from parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, and more in an effort to capture the market share of people […]

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Jasmine Delights

    Tis the season for hearts and chocolates—but don’t let roses steal the Valentine’s Day show. Save those prim petals for next year, and let jasmine be your love inspiration instead. Jasmine, the “queen of the night”, is no doubt a seductress with its sultry, heady floral scent, which can also be sweet, peachy, […]

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A Few of My Favorite Beauty Discoveries in 2016

With 2016 out of the way, I have to say—it wasn’t all bad! At least where natural skincare products are concerned, I discovered and enjoyed many beautiful, practical, and nontoxic items that really brightened my year. Before we move on to what’s new and fabulous in 2017, let’s talk about some of the products that […]

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Introducing Red Flower

Many of you may know Red Flower for their gorgeous smelling candles, which first launched at Barneys NY in 1999. Candles were certainly my first introduction, and I admit to buying one for a Christmas gift years ago and loving it so much I kept it for myself (though I did buy another to gift, […]

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Zoe Organics for the Whole Family

Zoe Organics is a brand you can count on for family friendly skincare essentials. This delightful line exists to soothe, protect and heal. I rely on this gentle, effective brand for true workhorse product that meet a range of needs. From a great nontoxic bug repellant to the most indispensible all-purpose cream and so much more, […]

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Soap for Every Skin Type

  True soap bars are very different from those so-called cleansing bars and shower gels you know from the grocery store isles. Once I discovered how amazing true artisan soap can be, it completely changed my shower time ritual. Last year, I was fortunate enough to attend a soap-making workshop with the soap master behind […]

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Osmia Himalayan Body Buff & Lavender Body Mousse

  Osmia seems to have a never-ending collection of divine skin treats to discover. Just when I think I’m in on the best they have, I run across another product that I can’t be without. With the transition to fall just beginning to happen, our temperatures are fluctuating and my skin is taking notice. I’ve […]

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3 Uses For Peppermint Oil

Peppermint is such a familiar, comforting scent—is it not? It makes us feel at home and at ease, and there’s so much more to peppermint than a pleasant aroma and tasty flavor. As one of the oldest and most continuously used therapeutic oils, this happy fragrance is effective at treating a wide range of conditions, […]

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Susannah’s Top 5 Summer Favorites

Summer can be really tough on skin and hair, and it presents its own seasonal challenges with bugs, bright sun and more. There are some products that just seem to make summer’s hot weather and everything that comes with it more tolerable. These are my top 5 favorite products for summer… Kari Gran Three Sixty Five […]

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MUN No. 7 Ayour Body Toning Serum

There are some brands I love so much that it feels like Christmas when a new product drops, and MUN is one of them. Last summer at a Night For Green Beauty in Chicago, I spent time chatting with the founder Munemi Imai and her small but passionate team about the amazing botanical oils that […]

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