Organic Spa Blog

Bamboo Toothbrushes: A Green Alternative to Plastic

During my lunch break at the Amish Market in midtown Manhattan, I noticed the bamboo toothbrushes by WooBamboo last week. For years now, I have been writing about the eco-friendly benefits of this rapidly-renewable

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5 “Summer into Fall” Skin Care Tips

If you’re like me, you can’t believe that summer is almost over. As the kids go back to school, it will be time to put the flip flops back in storage. This is also

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Green Your Beauty Routine: Eyeshadow

Sustainable beauty is a result of what we eat, drink and think, as well as what we apply to our skin. Just as our food can nourish us from the inside, the skincare, makeup

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Five Basic Breathing Techniques to Calm Your Mind

As summer starts to unwind, don’t let your relaxed state of mind unwind with it. Kids returning to school and the relentless retail rush to the holidays can leave you stressed and removed from a

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10 Eco-Friendly Tips for Back to School

School bells will be ringing again shortly. And while you’re preparing for the upcoming year—buying new clothes and supplies—it’s important to keep green practices in mind. Eric Novak, executive editor of Enviro Dad, shared with Organic Spa

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DIY Natural Massage Oil

Some of my favorite essential oils for skin-nourishing and anti-inflammatory benefits include chamomile, clary sage, orange blossom, geranium, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang-ylang and last, but not least, rose and rose hips. These can

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Beauty Is Wellness: A 5-Minute Healthy Hair Breakfast

Welcome to Beauty Is Wellness, a column about the link between nutrition, lifestyle and beauty based on my health coaching practice of the same name. I’m thrilled to share information about my favorite beauty

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Green Guy’s Perfect Day: St. Lucia

While most people may think of reggae and rum when they imagine the Caribbean, one word that may not come to mind is chocolate. That’s changing, though, and a recent trip to St. Lucia

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August Is National Coffee Month

Even a hard-core coffee drinker like me had no idea that August is National Coffee Month. Thomas Jefferson once said, “The coffee bean is to become the favorite beverage of the civilized world.” And he

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5 Ways to Firm Up Face and Body

As summer splashes into full swing, many of us are already treating sunburns and flabby blemished skin. Neglecting your skin may start on your face but skincare routines for the whole body also fall

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