Category Archives: Fragrance

Staff Picks: Our Best of 2020 Roundup

I’m so pleased to bring you our THIRD annual Top 3 Staff Picks roundup! This is my favorite (and also the hardest!) post of the year. I love seeing what my fellow team members at Integrity Botanicals have been loving this past year! But it’s also VERY hard for me to pick just three top […]

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

As a child with an April birthday, I felt so hurt by the old saying, “April Showers Bring May Flowers.” I identified strongly with my birth month, and the idea that it was famous for rain was insulting to me. I felt personally slighted that this grand, glorious month I looked forward to each year […]

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Ingredient Spotlight: Palo Santo

Since I tend to gravitate towards more floral scents, I never gave Palo Santo much thought. Also, if I’m being totally honest, I think I lumped it in my mind with another “P” ingredient used in a lot of natural products, Patchouli, which I do not particularly like. So I kind of ignored Palo Santo […]

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Tropical Fun: Summer Scented Skincare!

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I really love summertime. (I’m just kidding, I mention it regularly!). I love swimming and going to the beach, and being outside and hiking and sitting in the park reading a book, and all things sun, sand, grass, and sea. But there’s one little issue… all […]

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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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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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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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What’s in Susannah’s Fall Handbag

It’s officially late October and the leaves are falling all around. While the temperature has yet to dip into truly cool territory, my beauty accessories are in full fall mode. As much as I love to play with color and scent, there are a few items that I’ve been toting around in my handbag this […]

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5 Fragrances for Fall

Do you feel it yet? That mental shift that begins to quietly take shape after Labor Day? Fall is coming. There already some leaves beginning to collect in my yard, and the sun is setting way earlier—no more long summer days. I love this part of the year because there’s this quiet little lull where […]

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The Best Perfumes For Spring

  What is it about springtime that makes us crave a fresh new perfume? As the landscape comes alive around us and we shake off our winter wool, the desire to adorn ourselves with the smell of fresh blooms is almost instinctual. Perfume is as seasonal as anything in our beauty routine or wardrobe, and […]

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