Organic Spa Blog

From MAC to No Miss: My Sparkling Loose Eye Shadow Obsession

Ever since I was a little girl, I loved the bright lights of New York City and bright, shiny, colorful eye shadows.

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Ethical Production: It Can Be Done

In 1989, I decided to launch ECOBAGS®, a brand of cloth shopping bags as an alternative  to single-use plastic bags. ECOBAGS®, was ahead of its time, as public awareness of plastic’s impact on the

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Green Guy’s Perfect Day: Scottsdale

To be perfectly honest, I didn’t expect to find much in Scottsdale, Arizona. When I left, though, I felt like I had discovered a hidden gem. Scottsdale is Phoenix’s cool little brother. It feels

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What Goes In: Chevy’s New EcoLogic Certification

When it comes to things I buy, I have a tendency to focus on labels. Organic, natural, all natural, low carb, low fat, low alkaline, free range, free trade, gluten-free, cruelty-free, extra fiber, vitamin-enriched

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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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