Organic Spa Blog

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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10 Tips for Winter Eating

Shopping the Farmers’ Market During the cold-weather months, it can be more challenging to find fresh fruits and vegetables at the farmers’ market, when options are limited. We asked Chef Elliott Prag, Chef-Instructor at Natural Gourmet

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Riding with Resistance (and Ripples)

Aqua Cycling has been a go-to workout in Europe for several years, but it’s only recently made a splash in the States, where it’s also called Aqua Spinning. Who dreamed up the idea of

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Happy, Sexy Valentine’s Day

There’s one thing you can do to get into the groove on Valentine’s Day, and it’s not drinking wine or getting your hair done. It’s having S-E-X, and it’s very good for you. New psychiatric

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10 Great Green Gifts for Valentine’s Day

V-Day is only two days away and chances are, you haven’t hit on the perfect green gift for your honey yet. No worries! There is time to get it right. Here are a few

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