Currently Using: Mahalo Skin Care

There are plenty of compelling natural beauty products out there, ones that are both effective and a joy to use. But few are actually legit works of art, which is what I encountered when I tried Rare Indigo Beauty Balm from Mahalo Skin Care in the May 2016 Beauty Heroes box.

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Honore Des Pres: A Natural Perfume Line for the Most Skeptical of Noses

I wasn't lovestruck with natural perfume until I smelled the latest offerings from Honore Des Pres. The standout, Vamp a NY, is a sexy mix of tuberose, rum and bourbon vanilla that blows other natural scents out of the water with its sophistication.

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Good-Looking, Great-Smelling Scent Therapy from 21 Drops

The idea that aromatherapy effects the body in ways that go far beyond mood truly fascinates me. Could it be that aromatherapy actually has the potential to help us digest, sleep well, cure a headache or relieve PMS? What if there was a fragrance blend to boost immunity or relieve muscle aches? There is.

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Teens Protest Abercrombie's Aggressive Fragrance Marketing

When I heard that Teens Turning Green planned to stage an anti-fragrance protest in front of Abercrombie & Fitch's 5th Avenue store, I was thrilled that someone– especially a group of teens– was taking action against the company's misuse of perfume...

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Perfume From Your Own Backyard?

A recent New York Times garden story, Making Flowers Into Perfume, caught my attention for its coverage of natural perfuming and interesting instructions on how to create DIY tinctures from the leaves and blossoms of your favorite herbs and flowers.

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