Stop Counting Sheep and try Essential Oils

With the wide variety of essential oils available, learning their groupings and categorizations can be extremely useful. There are approximately thirteen different families of major constituent groups of essential oils; they combine in different ways and in different proportions to make different essential oils. Today, we will focus on two of these constituent groups–esters and […]

Small Batch Beauty is Worth It!

When looking for skincare and beauty products, many are often deterred from natural, small batch products because of their price. Trust me, I completely understand the desire to look for the least expensive version of a product. As a college student, I am always looking for better deals and ways to save money. However, in […]

Forêt: Beaches and Redwoods

A few weeks ago, a few of my friends and I went on a “Beaches and Redwoods” adventure trip. We got up early on a Sunday morning, and drove towards Half Moon Bay, to Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve. We spent the morning hiking in the middle of tall, majestic redwood trees and then headed to […]

Ho, Ho, Holly-Jolly

It’s December now–the days are cold and rainy, the nights are long, and the holidays are just around the corner. If you’re anything like me, all you want is to spend most of your time snuggled up inside with hot tea or hot chocolate. And, if you’re going to be spending so much time inside, […]

Make Scents of Perfumes

If you are at all into fragrances, you’ve probably heard or seen the words “parfum,” “cologne,” “eau,” and “toilette” thrown around in different combinations. But what exactly are the possible combinations, and what does each of them refer to? What does Essentique sell? The difference is in the concentration of aromatic compounds in the fragrance, […]

Ballare: to dance

The “promenade serale.” An evening promenade. An opportunity to take a deep breath and take in the sights and sounds of your surroundings. On warm summer nights in exotic places, they are often characterized by the smell of flowers that bloom in the hours of the evening. Ballare captures the feeling of those evenings. The […]

What makes Fenominal so phenomenal?!

Summertime is here! And while you may already be thinking about your beach body, have you given any thought to your beach hair? Don’t you want your hair to look and feel as relaxed as you will soon be? Try Fenominal. This leave-in conditioner will leave your coarse, dry, unruly curls looking smooth and elongated. […]

“Doux.” Pronounced like “do”

DOUX Hands & Feet Treatment “Doux.” Pronounced like “do,” it’s the French word for “soft.” Because that’s what this treatment does: it makes your skin unbelievably soft. Each individual product in the set is targeted towards softening a different part of your body, but that’s not all they do. Step In: The first part of […]

Viva la Vitamin A!

Vitamin A. It’s a skincare buzzword you’ve probably heard before, but how much do you really know about it? If your answer is “not much,” read on. Vitamin A is famous in the skincare world for its skin healing and regenerative properties, frequently used to treat acne, reduce wrinkles, fade pigmentation, even skin tone, repair […]

Argan Oil: The GOAT (Greatest of all Time)

No, you are not hallucinating. This is not a surrealist painting, and it’s not PhotoShopped. This is a real photograph. I know because I took it myself, last summer, when I was lucky enough to go Morocco and learn about and witness parts of the argan oil production firsthand. There are goats in that tree. Fearless, […]

Home! Sweet Home!

Where is it that you feel most comfortable and safe? For most people, the answer is home. So what does home smell like? The technical answer is different for everyone (everyone’s house smells a bit different), but everyone recognizes their own home’s scent as comforting and familiar. In one of his poems, the famous American […]

Excel with Eggcel

Easter is just around the corner: do you have your eggs ready? Have you gotten any big chocolate eggs? Do you have enough plastic eggs to fill with candy and hide in your yard for the kids? Have you boiled and dyed your eggs? And have you cracked a raw egg in your hair recently? […]