The debate between natural and organic versus conventional, chemical-laden deodorants is really about priorities, in my opinion. Many people acknowledge the dangers of anti-perspirants yet ignore them, which I can’t imagine. Personally, I’m very alarmed by all of the toxic ingredients in traditional deodorants. Because I’m not willing to compromise on personal hygiene I’ve sought out and […]
You know I enjoy seeking out natural remedies and cures, and incorporating them into my daily habits. Last week I shared my deep appreciation of coconut oil, and now I’m taking on tea tree, an affordable essential oil with near countless uses. The tea tree plant is native to Australia, where it was named by […]
Yesterday I extolled the virtues of Skinny Coconut Oil, which I use in the shower on my body, in the kitchen while cooking and several times a week when pulling. For those unfamiliar with the latter, it’s an ancient Ayurvedic Indian practice of swishing oil around the mouth for about 20 minutes to detoxify the […]
While I keep head-to-toe health on my mind year-round, I’m particularly focused on wellness this month. After all, the start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to reset the body and mind and chart a course for the days and weeks to come. It’s also a good time to reflect on the practices […]
When seeking out natural remedies to implement into my everyday, I’m most often drawn to those that have stood the test of time. One that definitely fits that description: pearl powder. And while recent years have seen a sharp rise in products that contain the superfine grounds of the semi-precious stone, pearl powder has been used in […]
I was introduced to Sherrie Matthews and the amazing practice of facial acupuncture through my friend Carol Anne – and after my first session, found myself completely in love. A non-invasive process that draws upon the ancient Chinese wisdom related to longevity, beauty and balance, the experience was so relaxing and grounding, and I knew right away that […]
I’ve been a fan of Sun Potion since it crossed my radar several years back – their Wildcrafted Shea Butter is one of my very favorites. As I’ve often shared, I’ve been attempting to implement as many natural remedies as I can into my lifestyle and diet, all the while learning as much as I can […]
As I’ve shared in past posts, I try to implement as many natural remedies into my life as possible. And one that is a part of my everyday routine is shea butter. Derived from the nut of the Karite tree – one indigenous to Africa – raw, unrefined shea butter is a skin superfood with […]
As I’ve been sharing in recent posts, I’m always on the hunt for remedies both natural and effective. Needless to say, if such a remedy also happens to require a relaxing soak in the tub, I’m all in. A beauty wellness brand founded by Shannon Vaughn, Pursoma (derived from the French word for “pure” and […]
I’ve been a fan of Amanda Chantal Bacon’s Moon Juice since she opened her first shop in Venice (since then, they’ve opened additional locations in Silverlake and Downtown at the Ace Hotel). Her Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough and Activated Dulse & Vinegar Almonds are must-trys if you haven’t already, but perhaps my favorite items on the menu are the Dusts and Tonics.
In keeping with our recent posts on natural remedies, I wanted to highlight one of my delicious favorites, miso. Pamela Salzman was kind enough to share a bit about the types of miso, its preparation, and all the benefits that go along with.
Next in my Natural Remedies series, a mineral-rich salt as beautiful as it is beneficial: Himalayan salt. The product of crystallized sea salt beds that were covered with lava hundreds of millions of years ago, Himalayan salt was uniquely preserved in a pristine environment, protecting it from pollution and other elements.
I read about Alexis Smart and her flower remedies years ago, and ordered several for the kids and me to try. Herbal infusions made from the flowering part of wild plants, bushes or trees, they were discovered as a form of treatment in the 1930’s by Dr. Edward Bach, and address emotional and mental wellness. But unlike aromatherapy or essential oils, flower remedies […]
In recent months, I’ve been highlighting some of my favorite natural remedies (posts on chia seed, turmeric, and eucalyptus seen here, here and here). For the next installment, I wanted to feature a remedy perhaps as unconventional as it is powerful: activated charcoal.
As a long-time believer in the power of aromatherapy, I’ve been searching for a way to learn more about it – with so many oils and blends out there, it can be a bit intimidating. I asked my friend Shiva, who I knew would lead me in the right direction, and she suggested that we meet with holistic healer Hope Gillerman.