Minnie Mortimer grew up in New York, but she’s a bit of a California girl too. She lives in Malibu in a dreamy, eclectic home overlooking the ocean, her Instagram is filled with photos of the beaches and canyons of L.A., and she spends her off-duty days in blue jeans, cotton tops, and swimwear. A […]
As someone who adores flowers, the outdoors and everything natural, it’s no surprise the idea of floral essences would draw me in. They can be stimulating, calming, strengthening, and have a certain celestial power. Through a mutual friend I was introduced to Flora Luna and founder Alisa Gould-Simon, who makes handcrafted floral tinctures during the […]
I love using essential oils, whether to fight illness or wind down after a long day. So when my friend Shiva Rose introduced me to H. Gillerman Organics, a line of the purist essential oil blends, I was hooked.
As I have become increasingly aware of the potentially harmful chemicals and additives in beauty products – often ones we use each and every day – identifying safe options has become a priority. And when these options are not only beneficial, but also also work beautiful wonders, it’s a match made in heaven. One of my favorite instances: my friend Shiva Rose’s incredible all-natural face and body oils.
I discovered Laurel Whole Plant Organics through my friend Shiva Rose, and fell completely in love.
A while back, my friend Shiva wrote a great post on all of the benefits of bee pollen, and I was inspired to learn more.
I try to use as many natural products as possible in all areas of my life, and medicines are no exception. Over the years, I have become aware of a number of great homeopathic alternatives to standard medications – I stock up on Boiron products for anything from the flu, to bloating, to the common cold, and for the little ones, I always have this kit from Hylands on hand.
Shiva Rose is an actress, mother of two, and author of the fantastic blog the Local Rose. I went to visit her beautiful home and ask her to share her secrets with Rip+Tan. I met Shiva years ago when she was neighbors with my best friend Nicole Simone and was instantly drawn to her energy and her healthy, laid-back lifestyle.