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JUNE 09, 2017

MEET "JEANNIE," OUR BERRY BEAUTIFUL NEW LIP WHIP

June 09, 2017

MEET "JEANNIE," OUR BERRY BEAUTIFUL NEW LIP WHIP

Join us in saying a big hello to the newest addition to our Lip Whip line, Jeannie, making an entrance just in time for the summer season! This rich berry shade with a hint of shimmer adds a bit of effortless glam to any situation during these warm summer months and beyond. So, what inspired the new shade? Well that’s simple – none other than our resident “skin chef,” Jeannie Oliver. Since joining the team in 2016, she has been our go-to for everything, providing health tips and tricks, and helping customers navigate the world of food, fitness and overall...

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JUNE 01, 2017

Six steps to help women deal with aging: Therese J. Borchard

June 01, 2017

Six steps to help women deal with aging: Therese J. Borchard

This article was shared with permission from Psych Central as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. ******************************* Mark Twain once wrote, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” I like that. But get real. In a culture preoccupied with youth and beauty, why has there been...

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MAY 29, 2017

QUINOA TABOULI SALAD

May 29, 2017

QUINOA TABOULI SALAD

This is the perfect summer recipe to bring to parties and BBQs. It's a delicious and healthy crowd pleaser that goes with pretty much everything. Ingredients: 1 cup cooked organic quinoa 2 Tbsp. organic extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp. fresh organic lemon juice Himalayan salt, sea salt or liquid aminos to taste 4 Tbsp. finely minced fresh organic parsley (I prefer cilantro but you can use any fresh herb you like) 2 Tbsp. finely minced fresh organic mint leaves 1/2 large organic tomato, diced (or about ¼ cup small pear or cherry tomatoes halved or quartered) ½ large organic...

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MAY 17, 2017

The courage I needed to stop wearing myself out: Leah Zaccaria

May 17, 2017

The courage I needed to stop wearing myself out: Leah Zaccaria

This essay was written as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. Leah Zaccaria is an accountant turned Yoga Entrepreneur. She was a CPA with a Masters in Taxation and now owns two yoga studios - Hauteyoga Queen Anne and Shefayoga - runs two teacher trainings, and is currently writing a book titled Seen. As a yoga...

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MAY 15, 2017

Ingredient Spotlight: FRENCH PLUM KERNEL OIL

May 15, 2017

Ingredient Spotlight: FRENCH PLUM KERNEL OIL

I was delighted to cross paths with the lovely carrier oil, French Plum Kernel Oil, when researching new materials years ago. The plant oil world is vast and I feel really lucky to get to play with those who spark my curiosity when developing a new product.    When considering a new ingredient, one of the most important things first and foremost is the smell. I know myself well enough to understand that no matter how good something is for me to eat or put on my skin, if the smell is off-putting, there’s no way I’ll come back to it. But I...

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MAY 12, 2017

A DAY FOR ALL MOTHERS — MOTHER'S DAY 2017

May 12, 2017

A DAY FOR ALL MOTHERS — MOTHER'S DAY 2017

For all the traditional motherly love, there is a whole other side of motherhood that often goes ignored. We want to change that and show all mothers that they are appreciated. Today, we’re giving a shout-out to non-traditional moms. Maybe she’s raising a family member who is not her own. Maybe she expends her extra love and energy leading troubled youth down a better path. Maybe she’s a teacher, a stepmom, an adoptive parent, or a business maven who mentors and believes in her young employees as she would her own daughter. The grandma who steps in. The dad who...

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MAY 10, 2017

SIMPLY CLEAN BY BECKY RAPINCHUK

May 10, 2017

SIMPLY CLEAN BY BECKY RAPINCHUK

There’s nothing like welcoming spring with a good deep cleaning. This year consider cleaning out more than just your home. I’m dedicated to swapping out conventional products in favor of green and natural solutions, and my cleaning products were in definite need of a purge. Having followed Becky Rapinchuk’s blog for years, Clean Mama, I am very familiar with her methods and I appreciate her approach to keeping the time spent cleaning each day to a minimum while still achieving a freshly cleaned feeling. This spring she published her second book, Simply Clean. Paired with her original book, The Organically...

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MAY 03, 2017

POWERFUL FOODS & HERBS FOR HORMONE HEALTH

May 03, 2017

POWERFUL FOODS & HERBS FOR HORMONE HEALTH

Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) While research results are mixed around flaxseed and its ability to reduce menopausal symptoms, there are enough positive findings to support use of this nutrient-rich, high fiber seed. For many women it has made the difference between comfort and discomfort when it comes to reduction of hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings). Here are three nutrients unique to flaxseed, all of which play a role in supporting good health. 1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: beneficial for preventing or treating certain health conditions, including heart disease and depression. 2. Mucilage: refers to water-soluble, gel-forming fiber that can provide special support to...

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MAY 01, 2017

What Cameron Diaz taught me about aging, beauty and wellness: Colleen Wachob

May 01, 2017

What Cameron Diaz taught me about aging, beauty and wellness: Colleen Wachob

This article was shared with permission from Mind Body Green as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. ******************************* When I heard Cameron Diaz speak at an intimate gathering of meditators, I was blown away by her passion and knowledge of the science of aging. Since then, I've been waiting for her second book, The...

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APRIL 24, 2017

A ROSE IS A ROSE IS A ROSE... EXCEPT WHEN IT'S ROSEHIP OIL

April 24, 2017

A ROSE IS A ROSE IS A ROSE... EXCEPT WHEN IT'S ROSEHIP OIL

Not to be confused with rose essential oil, rosehip come from the "hips," the small fruit seeds found behind the flowers, which are left once the roses have bloomed and lost their petals. Its botanical name is Rosa Canina Fruit, commonly known as rosehip seed oil. We source rosehip oil made from organic, cold pressed rosehip seeds. Rosehip oil has a subtle woody smell — it doesn't have a rosy fragrance like you might expect since it's not made from the flower. The color can range from a deep golden hue to a rich red-orange to a light-yellow color. It’s...

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