Organic Spa Blog

How to Keep the Bugs at Bay: Natural Insect Repellents and Aromatherapy

Mosquitos! Black Flies! Ticks! Spiders! Every summer we face another battle against bug bites. No one wants to show up at a sexy summer BBQ smelling like “OFF!” bug repellent–so what can we do?

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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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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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Socially Responsible Vases for Fall

As a designer I love colors especially when they come in the shape of the Little Shirley vases by Material Good that are tied to a good cause. Seattle-based Material Good is a ceramic

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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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