Organic Spa Blog

Beauty Is Wellness: The Best Fruit for Fall Beauty

Just as blueberries and peaches are starting to disappear from local markets, we’re heading into the high season for one extremely powerful beauty fruit: apples.  What makes the apple a perfect fall fruit for

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Healthy Families Head Back to School and Work

The first cool breezes hit Los Angeles, Calif. after a perennial 100-degree summer, and it inspires my family and friends to get healthier and fitter, and to take advantage of the change of seasons.

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The Inner and Outer Beauty of Amel Larrieux

Being a green makeup artist that lives a sustainable lifestyle, my favorite beauties to work with are the ones who are like-minded. It’s a beautiful thing when I come across a like-minded spirit who

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Green Guy’s Perfect Day Ojai, CA

Between Los Angeles and San Francisco, you encounter town after town that qualify as either sleepy or dreamy. Ojai (O-hi) is definitely dreamy. It’s the perfect blend of casual and relaxing with artsy stores,

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Fibromyalgia Increases Fatigue in an Exhausted Population

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome rather than a disease, and affects up to 10 million American a year. My mother was finally diagnosed after years of frustrating and often mystifying misdiagnosis. Unlike a disease, which

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Create A Healthier World With Sustainable Soap

As a designer, everyday items that are beautifully designed like the soaps by Hand in Hand always catch my eye. It’s no surprise that the gorgeous packaging was art directed by Joy Deangdeelert Cho

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Attention New York Natural & Organic Beauties!

If you are back in the city on September 4–and you should be, it’s past Labor Day, after all–you will want to make sure to schedule your Fashion Week coverage around “A Night for

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Stand-up Paddle Boarding is Great Exercise

This newish water sport of stand-up paddle boarding (or SUP)  is an emerging sport with its roots in Hawaii, pioneered in the Islands by Hawaii’s premiere watermen. An ancient pastime, the board sport has recently

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Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil: Get grounded in the midst of change.

Atlas Cedarwood (Cedrus Atlantica) is one of my all time favorite essential oils.  It’s has this remarkably deep and rich aroma, that lingers and mellows in the most surprisingly subtle way. The scent transports

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Lead In Lipstick, and Then Some

A recent study shows that your lubricous lipstick tube may hold concentrations of heavy metals like aluminum, chromium and manganese, too. Lead in lipstick is a headline again, grabbing the lead in a story by

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