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Behind The Scenes: Laurel Whole Plant Organics

“Plants are the strongest, anti-aging tool we have,” says Laurel Shaffer, founder of her namesake flower-and-herb-based, organic facial care line Laurel Whole Plant Organics. Based in Northern California, Laurel takes extreme care in channeling that ethos into every gorgeous product – including this month’s featured Antioxidant Facial Serum. You have an affinity for plants and …

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 …

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. …

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 …