Organic Spa Blog

fair trade and natural soap at Ten Thousand Villages

Lately I’ve been buying natural or organic soaps as souvenirs whenever I travel. A lot of times because I’m curious to find out if they are locally made or use ingredients specific to the

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Back to Work (and Back to School) Healthy Snacks

My schedule is suddenly more jam-packed than ever, and yet more meetings and less exercise make Nicole a grumpy girl. To ensure I continue nibbling healthy food throughout the day and avoid huge energy

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Gardening Exercises to Tighten and Tone

Zap a few flab-prone zones while you rake leaves, re-plot your garden or perform yard work in the tightest of spaces. Certified personal trainer Jolie Glassman, owner of South Florida Boxing, says, “Certain leisure-time

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Nature-inspired furniture from New Zealand

One of my favorite countries to visit is New Zealand. It has spectacular landscapes and an incredible pool of sustainable designers. I was lucky enough to spend 10 days on a business trip last

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Flip-Flop Foot Spa for Home

I totally love my new flip-flop spa for my tired pups. I put them on and simply via normal, everyday walking around while wearing the easy-to-use system, I honestly got back soft, smooth, beautiful

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The Power of Solar

Solar technology comes to the Rocky River Green Home and saves energy, resources and money!

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The New DC Power Drink? It’s a Mocktail!

When Congress is in session, the place to power breakfast in Washington, DC is the Seasons Restaurant, a bright spot on the posh lower level of the sleek Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown.

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Oceanside California, Vintage Beach Town

Oceanside is considered the sun-slicked gateway city between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles. A classic Southern California surfin’ town, the central location offers visitors an ideal place to stay and experience California’s casual

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Handcrafted jewelry made from bullet casings

Intrigued by a feature article about “extraordinary women” I was reading the magazine “Fast Company” on a flight last week. That’s how I discovered the gorgeous jewelry line by Austin based design studio Raven

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Green Style for Laundry Bags and Duffels

Every month I return from the local dry cleaners here in Los Angeles, and my first thought is “Jeez, thank goodness my son is six years old and doesn’t stick his head in plastic

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