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Natural Beauty: Herbal Facial + Province Apothecary Giveaway

I take choosing my skin products just as seriously as I take shopping for food. Since skin can aborb up to 70% of what we put on it, selecting a quality skin care line that is free of synthetic ingredients, dyes and perfumes is essential. I often use simple plant-based oils, like untoasted sesame in the fall and winter time for reducing vata or cold-pressed coconut in the summer for …

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Natural Beauty: Infused Body Oils

Abhyanga is the Ayurvedic practice of oil massage, it’s one the essentials in a daily self-care routine. This self-massage technique has a soothing effect for the nervous system, helping to reduce stress and bring grounding to our bodies and minds when over-stimulated. The oil nourishes the skin, penetrates into the muscles and joints, and provides lubrication to the deeper tissues of the body. With the intention to move …

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Natural Beauty: Turmeric Rose Face Mask

We’ve been hearing all about the benefits of turmeric for a while now. I often juice it, make warm latte’s, add it into my healing kitchari and nourishing stews, bake delicious muffins, and even brew kombucha with it … it’s safe to say I love my turmeric and this roots powerful healing properties. So now I’m putting it …

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Natural Beauty: The Art of Abhyanga

Ritual is a way of imbuing meaning into each moment of your life. It’s a way of elevating those everyday, mundane moments into the sacred and meaningful. The Ayurvedic ritual of daily self-care, known as Dinacharya, is a way to infuse intention into seemingly ordinary acts. A staple act in a daily dinacharya practice is Abhyanga, self oil massage. It’s interesting that the Sanskrit word Sneha can be …

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Natural Beauty: Herbal Bath Remedy with Well Scent

It’s full moon in Aquarius this week. Meaning, draw that bath water and get soaking! Last year, I wrote about the significance of soaking during the full moon and how the energy of this time is the best phase of the lunar cycle for honoring your watery feminine essence. And with this Blue Moon in the water sign of Aquarius, all signs point to your bath tub for some …

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Natural Beauty: Healing Honey & Clay Mask

Did you know your skin is the largest organ of your body? Did you also know that your skin absorbs up to 70% of what you put on it?  From daily environmental toxins to chemical-laden lotions and makeups, we put our skin through the ringer everyday whether we realize it or not.  Many commercial skincare products contain harmful chemicals that get absorbed into our bodies and cause …

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Recipe Box: Cashew-Free Raw Vegan German Chocolate Cake

At 11pm on Tuesday night, I crawled into bed with a handful of cookbooks and asked my boyfriend, “If you could have any one dessert for your birthday what would it be?”

We flipped through the cookbooks of NYC’s beloved vegan bakery Babycakes and found some close winners. But Matthew Kenney & Meredith Baird’s Everyday Raw Desserts took the cake, literally.  Our eyes settled on their recipe …

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