Organic Spa Blog

Savvy Rest For The Eco-Savvy Consumer

Buying a mattress is a big deal. As mentioned in my previous post, the average person spends a decent amount of time in bed- nearly 1/3 of your life! Keeping that in mind, you should

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Handcrafted Furniture With A Sustainable Edge

While I was at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City I saw a lot of great furniture made from FSC certified wood. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) offers a third

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Ancient Beauty Rituals at Home: Tongue Scraping

I have incorporated several techniques from an ancient health and wellness tradition into my Slow Beauty practice.  Among them are Tongue Scraping, Abhyanga, Dry Brushing and Padabhyanga.  These techniques are from the 5,000 year

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Beauty is Wellness: Spring Beauty Food

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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Beauty Obsessions

Kristie Streicher, the bicoastal brow expert featured in Organic Spa Magazine’s June issue, takes an organic approach to brow shaping. Using only vegetable tints and tweezers (waxing can stretch the skin and, over time,

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A Savory Tart for Mother’s Day

Hectic schedules, more work and minimal play… then, school’s nearly out for summer. How do you maintain balance with so much going on all season long? Try to exercise every day (I work out

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Getting The Kitchen To Work Smarter, Not Harder

“…Definitive kitchen components. Made by hand.” – Sub-Zero/Wolf I have always been taught not to judge a book by it’s cover and for good reason. In doing so, a person could misjudge a person or

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Light and Delicious Spring Soup

When we arrived at the Dehradun airport in northern India, a one hour flight from Delhi, en route to Ananda Spa in the foothills of the Himalayas, we were greeted with delicious and rejuvenating fresh

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Spring Clean? Detox Your Bathroom Cabinets

You would not believe how many outdated, ancient medications I had to toss last weekend. Graying bottles dating back to 2009 (potentially decrepit) and post-surgery aspirin from 2008.  In shame, I interviewed New York

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Get Inspired With Eco-Friendly Pillows

Last month I attended the Green Festival 2013 in New York City. Compared to the previous year, there seemed to be more of an emphasis on health and nutrition. The benefit was that I

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