The Hero’s Journey

Villain Ingredient Concern: Neurotoxins

A neurotoxin is a substance that causes damage to your brain. These dangerous toxins can harm the central nervous system, interfering with normal brain development and neurotransmitters, among other detrimental effects. There is alarming evidence in several studies that found more than 200 neurotoxins in the umbilical cord blood of newborns, demonstrating not only how …

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Holiday Relaxation: Calming Down the House

Creating a Bath for someone you love… Unwinding from the holidays is an art form. One of my favorite rituals for post holiday relaxation is taking a long hot bath. It’s something I gravitate to in times of high stress not only because it feels good but also because it works. Which is why I …

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Argan Kernel Oil

(Argania Spinosa) What It Is Argan oil is nutrient rich golden oil that is pressed out of the hard nut that is encased in protective fruit-like pulp. Why We Love It Argan Oil is not only rich in Omega fatty acids; it is particularly rich in the harder to come by Omegas 6 and 9. …

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Aromatherapy on the road

Road warriors would be wise to count on aromatherapy to ease themselves through time zones and the stress of travel, whether for business, pleasure or to visit family. This ancient art relies on pure essential oils extracted from flowers, stems, roots, fruits, leaves or bark. While each has its own aromatic traits and unique health …

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Abi Ishola New York Style Blogger

Abi Ishola, the New York style blogger, journalist and mother who shares her musings on her blog Scripts and Sightings. I recently met her in connection with her newest project, Beyond Classically Beautiful and I was immediately drawn in.  As I get to know Abi and her work, it is clear that she has an …

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Hidden Villain Ingredients in your Skincare: Fragrance

Scent is one of most powerful senses and while we all love when our skincare products and our skin smells good, the business behind it can be tricky.  Fragrance, listed as a one-word skincare ingredient on many products, is more often than not a concoction of many hidden ingredients, many of which are health disruptors. …

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