Organic Spa Blog

Skinny Margarita Madness

I recently asked my spa therapist, “Can my forehead and my hair still be slightly intoxicated from celebrating St. Patrick’s Day?” She laughed heartily. But the answer is yes, in the form of frizzy hair and

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Celebrating World Water Day by Reducing Water Use

The United States is one of the world’s biggest users of water—many Americans use as much water as approximately 900 Kenyans. As a result, water resources in the U.S. are shrinking. In the last

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Easter Eggs Colored With Natural Dyes

Decorating eggs is a fun way to celebrate upcoming Easter and spring. There are numerous techniques to display eggs, and every culture or religion has their own unique style. Since I grew up in

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Natural Facials at Spa Nautica in Marina del Rey, Calif.

Even if you don’t live near the beach, in sunny southern California, it’s dry skin central. Maybe I had one too many margaritas last week, but my hair and face feel especially dry and

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Beauty is Wellness: Aromatherapy Beauty Foods

Welcome to Beauty Is Wellness, a new 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

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5 Natural Ways to Relax and Get to Sleep

We’ve all had sleepless nights when we toss and turn and cannot stop obsessing about a stressful situation. The next day, we’re so tired it’s more difficult to deal. (And you look puffy too.) Now

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Bamboo Accessories For A Sustainable Home And Office

  As an Apple Mac user and designer, I spend quite a bit of time at my local repair shop to keep my laptop running. Always on the lookout for products made of renewable materials,

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Personal Life Equality

Can a person’s life ever truly be “in balance”–perfectly symmetrical, in a state of equilibrium? “Balance” is a state that is constantly in flux. Perhaps we can identify with momentary balance, but something beyond

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My Spring Break Escape in Santa Barbara, Calif.

As a high schooler, I missed our Spring Break trips to Florida each March. When I was in college, a whole bunch of my girlfriends went to Honolulu for a coed, wild version during

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The BOC’s of Lip Gloss

Welcome to Better Organic Choice (BOC), a column focusing on makeup tips, tricks and product advice for the holistically hip. We cover the best in green glam, behind the scenes and in your face (not

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