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Self-care = community care

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Human health relies on community. By caring about the quality of what we put in and on our bodies, we not only improve our wellness, but that of those who live with us and around us.  Your wellness and your community’s wellness can be improved by choosing products free of damaging free radicals and by eating a diet rich in organic fruits and vegetables. Free radicals are atoms or molecules that are very reactive with other cellular structures. Free radicals can be found in our bodies as they are natural by-products of body functions like metabolic processes and immune system responses....

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Le Prunier, a plum beauty oil perfect for all skin types
Le Prunier, a plum beauty oil perfect for all skin types

An important aspect to consider when choosing products is the ingredients. To look at an ingredient list and see one - plum seed oil - is pretty incredible. In addition, being able to trace that ingredient to its place of origin is valuable because one can verify that the ingredient is pure. The plum seed oil used to make Le Prunier is derived from the makers' family farm just 30 miles north of Sacramento, California. Le Prunier was created by three sisters who spent much of their youth on the farm and supported its growth as it made the shift to...

Gift ideas
Gift ideas

Happy Holiday Season! If you are gifting this year, please consider some of my favorite gift ideas.  Gift a loved one an astrology reading. Consider one of these talented astrologers: Heidi Rose Robbins, Leslie of Our Cosmic Day or Vivian Hecimovich @stars_in_alignment.  Consider gifting a healing acupuncture session with the talented Claire Mooney.  Who doesn’t love a diffuser? Give gifts that make a difference! The Little Market and Thistle Farms give back in a big way.  From our little shop, I love gifting Ursa Major (perfect for clean beauty newbies), Sparrow for Everyone (an oil perfect for face & body) and these adorable mugs. Ursa...

Making the switch to nontoxic deodorant
Making the switch to nontoxic deodorant

Deodorant is a sensitive thing! No one wants to feel smelly or sticky, right? Making the switch to nontoxic deodorant can be really intimidating. Especially if you try one that did not seem to work.  I recently read this article where Tara Foley (CEO and founder of Follain) explained, “When a woman tries a conventional product that doesn’t work, she moves on. But if she tries a clean product that doesn’t work, she’s going to believe that all clean products don’t work,”. Which I found fascinating! The benefits of feeding our skin healthy, nourishing ingredients are huge. Your skin, your environment...

Featured maker - Allie Kushnir
Featured maker - Allie Kushnir

Designing in Chicago, Allie brings her artistic skills and keen sense of ethical practices to all of her products. She makes stationary, pillows, mini zip pouches and prints. In addition to creating beautifully unique work, she also prints stationary on 100% recycled paper. All of Allie’s custom printed fabrics are made with biodegradable inks and manufacturing is done in the United States to minimize carbon emissions.  Pictured : Allie’s Chiang Mai Mini Zip Pouch made with a cotton-linen blend and biodegradable inks.