Could your favorite fragrance be making you sick? This issue is something I’ve wrestled with addressing, because I love perfumes and body sprays. There’s an undeniable power of scent. Scent has the ability to affect your mood, can affect your confidence and subconsciously and it can even trigger old memories. In fact, there are amazing programs and kits such as, Essential Awakenings, that utilizes scents … Continue reading Could your favorite scents be making you sick? Plus, practical tips for fragrance wearers.
Today, I had the amazing opportunity to attend Good Housekeeping Institute and Made Safe’s second annual Raise the Green Bar Summit. The full day event was jammed packed with interesting speakers and panel topics around sustainability efforts of brands. I was only able to attend the first half of the event, but by 12pm, I had already sat through 7 panels! It was information overload, … Continue reading Event Recap: Raise the Green Bar Summit
It’s noon on a Sunday and before my sister and I enter Brandless’ NYC pop up, I stop to read the brand’s mission printed on the clear glass in the front: “Here at brandless we put people first, which means value and values stick together. Better stuff, fewer dollars, and no nonsense. Join us.” As I peer through the glass window the white letters are … Continue reading Inside Brandless’ NYC Pop Up
Yesterday, my sister and I stopped by Dunkin’ Donuts pop up at Madison Square Park in New York City. It’s a tiny home powered by a biofuel blend of 80% coffee oil that’s extracted from coffee grounds. The coffee beans powers everything from the fully functioning kitchen to the jacuzzi tub and get this: a washer/dryer unit. Inside the home, is comfy and chic, thanks … Continue reading Sustainability Spotlight: Inside Dunkin’ Donuts Tiny Home Powered by Coffee
2018 has been a big year for plastic straws as they became the poster child for the case against plastic pollution. This year, Seattle became the first state to ban plastic straws, San Francisco will implement its ban in 2019, and several other U.S. cities and states, including NYC and Hawaii have pending legislations on the table to follow suit. In addition to states, many … Continue reading Top Picks for Reusable Straws
Whether I’m packing snacks or storing chocolate chips in the fridge, I always find the need for plastic sandwich bags. It wasn’t until I realized I was going through boxes of the stuff that I had to ask myself, what are the environmental (and health) impacts of this? Turns out, there are a few. Health-wise, most plastics contain harmful chemicals that may leach into your … Continue reading Switching to Plastic-Free Sandwich Bags
Founder: Lauren Ash, a creative writer, yoga and meditation teacher founded the website, and was recently named as one of ESSENCE’s top “33 Self-Care Sistahs That Helped Redefine Wellness in 2017.” What is it: Black Girl In Om (BGIO) is a platform for women of color who are looking for wellness/self-care/self-empowerment tips and inspiration, which the company offers via an online publication, podcasts and in-person … Continue reading Wellness Inspiration: Black Girl In Om