Organic Spa Blog

Upcycled Lamps With A Clean Conscience

There are many things you can do to reduce the impact of your laundry loads on the environment. According to the EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) washing and drying laundry at home is one

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Beauty Is Wellness: Getting Pretty with Pumpkin

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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Delicious Garden Vegetables Ripen Into Autumn

Here in temperate Los Angeles, sandwiched sexily between the Mediterranean-like Santa Monica Mountain ranges and the sea-green Pacific, I can still pluck end-of-summer cherry tomatoes off our vines in the little garden out back.

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Tony Vargas: The man behind Tilth Beauty

Let me be honest, as a sustainable beauty expert I receive a great deal of products labeled natural (which really means nothing ). Some products are made with good intentions, but only a few of them are made with a real understanding of what sustainable really is.

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Super Soul Sunday

Mindfulness and spirituality are the subjects that Oprah will be exploring on the new season of Super Soul Sunday, the Emmy Award-winning show airing on September 22 on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, at

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Study: America’s Largest Metro Areas Get Their Annual Physical

Minneapolis, St. Paul, tops the “2013 American Fitness Index” for the third straight year as one of the healthiest, fittest and community-active places to live in all of America. This is an interesting and

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Frankincense Essential Oil; Self-reflection and the Change of Season

The Frankincense tree can grow right out of a rock. Native to the middle east, in a most unforgiving terrain, its bulbous and twisted roots can just latch on to a rock’s scraggy surface

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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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