5 Things To Love About Rose Geranium Oil

Rose geranium oil is one of the most pleasing and useful essential oils on record—according to moi—but I think you’ll agree when you experience it, too. It has a cooling and uplifting scent that typically evokes a rosy, slightly citrus vibe, often with a faint mint undertone. It’s sweet, floral and a little herbaceous. Rose geranium has a truly feminine scent—rumor has it that Marilyn Monroe was a fan—and it has properties that make... Read More

DIY Beauty: Lindsay’s Remineralizing Tooth Powder

*This post is from our archives, but don’t let that stop you from trying this tried and true recipe! Last week I fretted over all the terrible, toxic things in my toothpaste. Lo and behold, Lindsay has sent us a wonderful—and beautifully photographed, I might add—recipe to make our own clean toothpaste at home. I’ve gone in and out of using baking soda on my teeth, and really enjoy it (and notice a difference in my teeth) when I do.... Read More

Alternative Deodorants That Make You Smell Incredible

  A strange thing happened a few years ago when I stopped using deodorant for the most part. I stopped sweating as much. I didn’t make a conscious choice to ditch deodorant, but when I started detoxing my personal care routine and experimenting with truly non-toxic deodorants, I discovered that nearly all of them come in a little pot rather than a stick and require finger application. A handful of these are really good, like review-worthy... Read More

How to Make a DIY Skin-Firming Body Oil

While I can’t claim to be in the mature skin club (yet), I have noticed a difference in my skin’s elasticity in the last year or two. I know some of it has to do with my transition from teaching dance to a slower, more stretching and soothing focused yoga regime, but I also think that getting older has something to do with it. Since I began noticing a little slack on my upper thighs and underarms, I’ve been employing some extra... Read More

4 Ways to Cope With Holiday Stress

Maybe it’s because I’m getting older. Maybe it’s because I’m now married, and two people’s schedules make life more complicated. Maybe it’s because I consider my friends part of my family and I want to celebrate with them. Maybe it’s that I live in Minnesota and the cold plus the limited hours of daylight are weighing on me. Whatever it is, December already seems like an effort. With a different holiday event... Read More

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