Organic Spa Blog

Natural Beauty Pick-Me-Ups for the Winter Blues

Winter can be hazardous to your beauty health. Like so many of you, my state has seen more than its share of treacherous ice, snow and freezing temperatures. The calendar may say March (the

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Exercise and the Art of Self-control

For me, knowing that regular exercise mediates daily stress and helps me steal one hour per day all for myself is enough to get me to the gym 4 to 5 days a week.

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Your “Must-Read” Book List for Spring

In case you are wondering about what book you may want to pick up next, we’d like to share 16 great reads, brought to our attention by Danielle Nierenberg, Co-Founder of Food Tank. They highlight

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Fennel Seed Essential Oil: Anticipating Spring

Spring is coming—I feel it. The urge to step out, let go and manifest the potential I’ve been nurturing and protecting all winter that’s been starting to peek through. And Fennel Seed Essential Oil resonates

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Beauty Is Wellness: Secrets to an Early Spring

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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Don’t Wimp on Your Walks

My schedule is tight these days, and I know yours is too. I need exercise to be efficient and effective. When I can jet out for a 30- to 40-minute power walk in the

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For Eco-Conscious Cooks: Sustainable Materials

One of the advantages of my new home is that is has a nice kitchen and I’ve been cooking more from scratch. Trying out new healthy recipes has been fun, but it’s also created

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Delicious DIY Facial

“Serums are the ultimate anti-aging step to your regimen,” says Erin Sehnal, Spa Director at Out of the Woods Spa at Twin Farms, a Relais & Chateaux property. “One of the amazing characteristics about serums

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Microbeads on the Menu?

New York is poised to become the first state to ban plastic microbeads, which are tiny plastic spheres commonly found in facial scrubs, soaps, toothpaste and other personal-care products. In a single tube of

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Sweet Decadence

Chocolates and Valentine’s Day are inextricably—and deliciously—linked, but it’s time to think outside the (heart-shaped) box. This year, consider treating yourself and your sweetheart to a deluxe, immersive chocolate spa treatment for two. One of

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