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Natural Beauty: My Skincare Routine + Shankara Giveaway

My food and lifestyle practices are rooted in the philosophy that less is always more. Slow down, simplify, create more space. My skincare routine reflects this philosophy, especially when it comes to choosing products. Skin is more than just a barrier to the outside world, it’s an organ that absorbs a majority of what we put on it. So when I’m selecting skincare products, I always look for quality, organic …

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Natural Beauty: Herbal Facial Steam + 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: Winter Beauty Balm

There was once a time when I ran around in hiking boots, covered in dirt and spitting at boys.  I was the ultimate tomboy growing up, and I detested anything that was the slightest bit “girly”…this, of course, included anything pink and especially anything with rose in it. Yuck.

Who was that girl? I can hardly recall 20 years later as I rarely leave my house without an arsenal of rosewater spray …

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Ayurveda: Oil Pulling with Neem

Most of you have probably heard of oil pulling by now. In fact, I was in the grocery store the other day when I overheard these two women talking, “Yeah after about 10 minutes you just spit the oil into the trash and your mouth feels amazing!”  It seems like this little health practice has gone mainstream now.  This week I want to share with you a little trick I …

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Ayurveda: Dinacharya + The Art of Self Care

This post kicks off a new monthly series where I’ll be talking about little rituals of self-care and natural beauty recipes for that radiant glow inside and out.  But before we dive into the external, let’s talk about real beauty for a minute.

If there’s one thing a personal yoga practice has taught me is that you must, absolutely must, take the time to nurture yourself each and …

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