Organic Spa Blog

More Natural Ways to Ease a Headache

I’m trying to wean off of my caffeine consumption and I’m getting headaches from the withdrawal symptoms. I’m tempted to sneak a quick soy latte but I’m not hurting anyone but myself when I

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Basil Isn’t Just for Pesto!

The rich sweet scent of basil has dominated my local Farmer’s Market this summer; large baskets of fresh picked sprigs are piled high at almost every stand. The aroma is alluring and intoxicating. What is

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Behind the Scenes for the Organic Spa Magazine Fall Issue

Everyone knows how beautiful Organic Spa Magazine is on the newsstands. What most people don’t understand is what a great deal of effort goes into creating something that looks effortless. Yesterday we shot five models

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Organic, Medicinal Teas Enhance Autumn Wellness

Cooler months call for healing teas that warm your innards, promote digestion and sleep, and also rehydrate your skin. Instead of the more standard green or jasmine tea, make mine a richer, more functional tea.

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Stay Cool This Summer While Saving Energy

Due to the latest heat wave, I have been thinking about how to feel comfortable while saving money and reducing my impact on the environment. I was surprised that according to the U.S. Department

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Beauty Is Wellness: 5 Everyday Dishes that Offer Natural Summer Sun-Protection

If you really want to get smart about protecting your beauty from sun damage this year, you’ll pack your diet with a few major nutrients that amp up your skin’s natural ability to defend against UV damage, promote healing and reduce the negative effects of the sun.

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Make Your Lunchtime Quick and Healthy

Do you always hop to the same sandwich shop for a la boring turkey sandwich, or the same-old same-old salad when you are in the midst of another food rut? Same cereal, two pieces

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Five Must-Packs for the Green Camper

First, a confession: I’m not a camping kind of guy. I enjoy fishing, kayaking, and doing honest-to-goodness absolutely nothing for hours, but as a whole, the activity doesn’t rank high on my list of

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Brighten Up the Dog Days of Summer with Citrus Oils

What is summer without lemonade?  Or a lime infused cocktail or salad?  Nothing brightens up a long hot summer day better than a splash of citrus. The essential oils from citrus fruits, like lemons,

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Cleansing Down Organic Avenue

The subject of cleansing and detoxing can be quite controversial. Some experts say cleansing and  detoxing isn’t necessary because the body already removes toxins through its elimination organs (lungs, skin, kidneys and digestion). Other

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