9 Amazing All-Natural Perfumes (via Well+Good NYC)

We’ve done a lot of complaining about the lack of good—nay, great—natural perfumes out there. But truth be told, there are a few on this list from Well+Good that we haven’t tried yet! Which of these have you tested out? And what’s your absolute favorite I’ll-never-stop-wearing-it perfume, natural or otherwise? Perfume should be a pleasurable experience both for the wearer and those around her, not a toxic one. Which is... Read More

6 Aromatherapy Blends I Can’t Live Without

“Does anyone actually use aromatherapy every day?!” I was asked this very reasonable question the other day at work. My answer: “Have you ever been in my office?” I get it, though. Even for those of us who embrace integrative medicine, use organic beauty products and regularly get stuck with tiny needles, aromatherapy can seem a little frou-frou: an indulgence, a touch cosmetic. For a long time, that’s how I felt. Sure,... Read More

Do You Work Around Synthetic Fragrance?

It’s totally happened. I’ve become that slightly-loony-bin person: the anti-fragrance zealot. I’m not talking about the wonderful scents we were gabbing about yesterday. And like S, I too occasionally miss a phthalate, especially when I’m longing for lasting power or smell the rare incredible synthetic perfume. But last week I went to the mall, not my usual stomping ground. It seems like every day I become a little more sensitive:... Read More

Product Review: Lotus Wei Transformative Perfumes

Confession: Sometimes I sort of miss phthalates. Ugh, OK, I don’t really mean that. But you know that feeling when you smell something so amazing—a flower, a candle, your boyfriend’s deodorant—and then all you want to do is smell that thing all the time? Well, phthalates can help with that. They can also help bend your gender, though, so we avoid products that contain them—which means almost anything with synthetic fragrance. As... Read More

Siobhan’s Morning Skin and Hair Routine… Exposed!

Welcome to a new occasional series where we’ll share with you what products real people are using in their real  lives at a given moment in time. (Routines are subject to change without notice! Heh.) I’m going to go first ’cause I’m a trooper, but there will be more! And bear in mind, I think of cosmetics sort of like an outfit: I wear underwear (almost) every day, but on top on that, sometimes I feel like wearing a sundress,... Read More

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