Truth in Labeling: Is What It Says Outside Really Inside?

Demand for natural skin and body care is at an all-time high. The organic and natural personal care industry is projected to gross nearly $16 billion by 2020—nearly double the figure grossed at the end of 2013. This sharp increase in supply is driven by a rise in consumer demand for eco-friendly and chemical-free products. Consumers are reading labels with a concern for choosing responsibly-...

Focus on Spa Therapies: Dry Brushing

“Dry Brushing” is an ancient therapy that stimulates the skin. Dry brushing exfoliates the skin with a soft-but-firm natural-bristle brush and a long wood handle for hard-to-reach places. Often a component in body treatments that include massage and hydrotherapy, dry brushing is also encouraged by wellness practitioners as an essential home care practice.The Greeks, Japanese, and American Abor...

10 Essential Oils to Get You Through Fall

It’s official – autumn has begun in the Northern Hemisphere. Here in Arizona, fall is quite different compared to most of the United States. The elevation is a key factor. The lower desert areas don’t typically experience fall foliage, but the higher altitudes (Sedona, Prescott, Payson, Flagstaff, etc.) have all four seasons. One of the first things we notice is the humidity levels decreasing...