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Moved By The Power Of Plants

Laurel Shaffer is the owner, formulator, plant communicator, loving center, and driving force behind Laurel Whole Plant Organics, a flower, herb and plant-based skin care line that takes efficacy to a new level by using the highest quality, artisan ingredients.


5 Super Foods You Should be Eating but Probably Aren’t

Let’s face it – there’s a lot of information floating out there in internet land about super foods, which makes it difficult to tell sometimes which are legit and which are hype. First things first: what makes a food a super food? Super foods are foods derived straight from nature, meaning nothing processed, which have []

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Organic Spas for the Body and Mind

If you want to unwind with spa treatments that use natural ingredients like honey, lemongrass, and chocolate, then you should consider holistic and organic spas. These spas often focus on wellness offerings such as weight loss programs, services tailored to expectant moms, acupuncture, nutritional counseling, Pilates classes, and yoga instruction in addition to traditional spa services. Plus, now you can book your organic or holistic spa treatment online 24-7 at any of these spas:


Products We Love: "Plant Driven Spa Therapy" by Plantogen

Plantogen, a plant derived spa therapy product line, is serious about the power of plants to relieve stress, calm the body, and keep us looking and feeling beautiful. Plantogen has taken a natural and scientific approach to skin health. Plantogen products use some of the most healing, natural ingredients including Manuka Honey, Aloe Vera, Jojoba, Green Tea, Chamomile, and Vitamins A, C, and E.

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Natural Nail Polish Remover: Soy Good

This natural nail polish remover passes the sniff test. Brought to you by Vital Juice You jumped on the “3 Free” nail polish trend a long time ago. (Translation: Polish free of nasty chemicals toluene, DBP and formaldehyde.) But have you ever wondered what’s lurking in your polish remover? Unlike most on the market, A []


Spa Recipe: A Natural Taste of Parrot Cay

A Natural Taste of Parrot Cay
From the stunning Parrot Cay spa on a tranquil private island in Turks and Caicos, we bring you two organic non-dairy recipes from their gourmet-quality spa menu – zucchini & apple torta and raw sweet potato and leek soup. Parrot Cay features Asian-inspired spa therapies, treatments incorporating Perricone products, a three-mile long private beach and a 5,500 square foot infinity pool.

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Skana Spa Impressions

After settling into a very nice suite, I immediately went to the Native American-inspired Skana Spa where the assistant manager started my tour – and Michael Tompkins, Turning Stone’s VP of Hotel and Spa, finished it for me. The spa was quite impressive. Here are some aspects of the facility that made an impression: I []

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Mystery of the “Treatment Cabins” Solved

Just received an email from Lee Ann Correa who is the Executive Spa Director of the chain of 19 Metamorphosis Spas in the Dominican Republic (pictured at right: the Metamorphosis Spa at the Sunscape Casa del Mar resort) . On the last day of my visit, she very graciously gave me a tour of one []