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Supporting Survivors: Gifts for Chemo Patients

It’s difficult to know what to do when a friend is diagnosed with breast cancer, but a thoughtful gift is always a great option. Chemotherapy patients suffer many difficult reactions and sensitivities while they’re undergoing treatment—here are some natural products from Beautorium’s Think Pink, Go Green collection that are safe and gentle enough to help […]

Spring Flowers Natural Powers

Spring is a time of renewal and rediscovery, rebirth and re-energizing. So it’s not surprising that many of our favorite flowers also play a starring  role in natural skincare and organic cosmetics. Here are just a few of our favorites, along with a summary of their relevant powers and a couple of popular products that […]

Barry Bestowed Upon by Organic Beauty Expert

Beautorium’s own Barry , the British bloke, was recently chosen to proffer up the male point of view for none other than the O.B.E., a.k.a. Andrea Kane, the  Organic Beauty Expert– one of the first and best green bloggers around.  By the way, does Andrea know that O.B.E. also stands for “Order of the British Empire?” It’s […]

Get Green & Clean Together This Valentine’s Day

    It’s Valentine’s Day and why not have some good clean fun! Here’s a simple way to spend time together, getting green and clean.   The Get Green and Clean Together Kit 1.      Sharing a bath is both greener and sexier. Set the mood by lighting a redflower italian blood orange candle to get things […]

Green Histories Past and Present

It’s been a while – almost one month, to be exact, since my last post. I have been preoccupied by various family issues, notably a very ill father, but am now back on the blog, so to speak. Several things happened in the interim: New Year, New President; The Inauguration ; New Organic Beauty Magazine […]

New Year’s Res: Go Green Gradually in 2009- Will it Help You Live Longer?

Did you know American adult women can use up to 25 personal care products per day? That means on average absorbing up to  200 chemicals per day into the body. This year, why not resolve to switch a product a week for the next 20 weeks from conventional cosmetics to natural and organic beauty care? […]

Holiday Food & Skin: Six Natural Table Traditions That Work Skin Miracles Too

One  of the  big beauty trends  set to continue in 2009 is the cross-over of ingredients from food to skincare, says Mintel, a big research agency that’s up on such things.  Funny that should be considered a trend, as it was also very prevalent in ancient times. People tended to use the same ingredients  on their tables and […]

Go Forth and Green, Frugalista!

William Safire I ‘ain’t, although I have long admired his On Language column in the Sunday Times Magazine. There’s something almost blog-like about Safire’s style, which makes him prescient,  if not iconic, as he pre-dates the rise of blogging as our new national obsession. Safire stays current – as all good linguists must- and has a wonderful nose for the “smell of […]

Balm: Organic Beauty’s Comfort Food or Guilty Pleasure?

 Last week I had dinner in New York with an old friend who is a Global MD for a well-known ad agency. When I asked her how she was doing, she gave a relieved grin and said she was fine: her clients sold mostly  comfort food, and that was continuing to do well in these troubled times. People are seeking solace in […]

Green Lipstick in a Red Economy

They say that Lipstick is a key economic indicator, and that every time the the unemployment rate rises 1%, lipstick sales increase by $25m. Don’t just take my word for it- here’s the source:  If the unemployment rate rises, one would expect demand for all goods and services to decrease, but in fact, the opposite is […]