brown paper covered gift box with black and gold ribbon

2018 minimalist gift guide

Overwhelmed by the frenzied buying bonanza that marks the holiday season? Me too. And while the term "minimalism" has gotten a bit of a bad rap lately, living minimally doesn't mean you have to go without; to me, it means living and consuming sensibly. I disagree with shopping for shopping's sake, but I recognize that…

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Four bottles of products from Ranavat Botanics in front of roses

review: ranavat botanics

It’s been a while since I’ve been floored by a brand, and I have to say, Ranavat Botanics might be one of my 2018 favorites! Borne out of a love for sharing ancient family traditions, Ranavat Botanics founder, Michelle Ranavat, does an inspiring job of incorporating traditional Ayurvedic ingredients into her refreshingly modern formulations. Michelle takes…

black background with natural fiber dry body brush in foreground

review: dry brushing with the yerba prima tampico body brush

I had SUCH a case of the Mondays today. What I have planned for tomorrow is a hot shower and a good dry brushing. I’ve been dry brushing for about a couple of years now, and I can say, it’s a better wake up call than coffee. I’m pleasantly surprised at how it gets my…

milkmaid braid

why green beauty

I imagine you've stumbled upon this blog post because you, too, are interested in green beauty. Perhaps you're new to green beauty or perhaps you're a long-time consumer in this vertical! Deciding to venture into green beauty/green skincare is a personal decision, and I think education — as opposed to fear mongering — is the…

Bottle of Jiya Beauty Earth Aroma Mist and bottle of Jiya Beauty Sky Body Oil on black background adjacent to ring dish with 3 rings

review: jiya beauty sky body oil and earth aroma mist

I have been a patron of Jiya Beauty for a few years now, purchasing their nourishing body oil (read my review) and Ayurvedic hair oil many, many times over. When Aarti Gala, the founder of Jiya Beauty, graciously sent me a few of her other products to try, I was thrilled! Borne out of a…

Tazeka Aromatherapy Rollerballs

review: tazeka aromatherapy oils

When I first stumbled upon Tazeka Aromatherapy on Instagram, I was blown away by their brand vision, gorgeous packaging, and complex, elegant blends. Created by Zena Hallam, a certified aromatherapist, reflexologist, and modern day alchemist, Tazeka was borne out of a desire to provide transformative, healing experiences for people through aromatherapy. Says Zena, “I think natural…

Olikalife Birdie in Hand

review: olika hand sanitizer

This little Birdie forgot to fly south for the winter, and I’m so glad he did! I mean look at him — he’s the cutest. Olika generously gave me the opportunity to try their all-natural hand sanitizer, and I’m in love. As effective as it is cute, Birdie uses only high-quality natural ingredients. The consistency…