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Your “Must-Read” Book List for Spring

By Organic Spa Magazine / February 26, 2014

In case you are wondering about what book you may want to pick up next, we’d like to share 16 great reads, brought to our attention by Danielle Nierenberg, Co-Founder of Food Tank. They highlight sustainable agriculture, wild food, backyard gardening, soil health and more. And they inform us on issues including climate change, soil […]


Think Local: Sustainable Furniture for Urban Homes

By Elke Erschfeld / February 5, 2014

Over the last few months I have been on the hunt for eco-friendly furniture since I just moved into a new home. It’s a loft-type space with high ceilings, and I needed some tall modular bookshelves and a media console. My search led me to urbangreen, a home furnishings manufacturer based in Brooklyn, which uses […]


Give Your Living Room an Eco-Chic Makeover

By Elke Erschfeld / January 15, 2014

An easy way to update your home in the New Year is with graphic and colorful pillows. The nature-inspired designs by Inhabit are a great way to fight the winter blues and invite the outdoors in. They will give any couch or bed an instant facelift and might help you to start the New Year […]


Clean Slate

By Jennie Nunn / January 15, 2014

Kick off the New Year with a clean slate of soothing palette of soft gray tones for the home. Bring a hint of peace and quiet indoors with this serene print, SECURITY GRAY GRASS by Brooklyn artist Sarah Nicole Phillips (see above). Phillips uses scraps from old security envelopes and letters and finishes each piece […]


Spa News February 2014

By Organic Spa Magazine / January 15, 2014

SNEAK PEEK: Vana, Malsi Estate Retreat This month sees the opening of the hotly anticipated Vana, Malsi Estate Retreat, a 21-acre, state-of-the-art spa and wellness facility set in the forested foothills of the Himalayas. Though it will be a couple of months before all the offerings are running at full speed (stay tuned for our […]


Sweet & Savory at Miraval Resort & Spa

By Rona Berg / January 15, 2014

Husband-and-wife team Kim and Justin Macy are not only the talented duo who run the kitchen at Miraval, they are the Jack Sprats of spa cuisine—sort of. According to the nursery rhyme, “Jack Sprat would eat no fat, his wife would eat no lean.” In this marriage, Executive Chef Justin’s forte is savory, while Pastry […]


Goodbye, Gluten

By Liz Robins / January 15, 2014

Think you may be affected by celiac disease? Read on to learn more about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Judging by the radiant face of Marra St. Clair, you’d never guess that she has been anything but 100 percent healthy. But a decade ago, the co-founder of Ritual Wellness was losing weight rapidly, experiencing […]


About Brad and Those Kale Chips

By Bill Giebler / January 15, 2014

The founder of Brad’s Raw Foods shares his success story in a new book. In 2007, Brad Gruno lost his fiber-optics business and found himself fat, unemployed and alone at 48. He moved home to Pennsylvania, found a book on a plant-based diet and embarked on an adventure: adopting a 100 percent raw food diet […]


Editor’s Picks: Healthy Snacks

By Organic Spa Magazine / January 15, 2014

If you are a snacker, make it your New Year’s resolution to indulge in healthy, satisfying snacks like these. RW GARCIA TORTATOS A family business founded in 1982, RW Garcia was the first tortilla chip manufacturer to be non-GMO verified. The idea for Tortatos—a delicious new hybrid made from white corn and red potatoes—came from […]


Love and Lather

By Organic Spa Magazine / November 7, 2013

Tis the season to spread the love—and the lather!—with these organic, handmade soaps, imprinted with a range of inspirational messages like Laugh, Dream, Joy, and, of course, Love. “I started Soaps to Live By because I was inspired by the power that words have in our daily lives,” says Andreea Ayers, founder and CEO of […]


Raw for the Holidays

By Organic Spa Magazine / November 7, 2013

Top raw-food chefs share favorite holiday recipes and remind us that you don’t have to be a strict raw foodie to incorporate raw dishes into your repertoire. While the holidays come with their fair share of delicious comfort foods and traditional seasonal specialties, they can also bring a lot of guilt. Those butter cream cookies […]


Cozy Up With Organic Cotton Flannel Sheets

By Elke Erschfeld / November 6, 2013

One way to create a more sustainable bedroom is with an organic mattress but they can be quite pricey. If you just want to make a small change by giving your current bed an eco-chic makeover you might want to consider organic bedding. For more budget-friendly options, Target has a 325-thread count organic cotton collection […]


Living Green with Jessica Alba

By Rona Berg / October 21, 2013

Talk about busy! The acclaimed actress is also an eco-entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, environmental and social justice activist, and mother of two adorable little girls. Alba had two new films release in October and is now shooting a third, with Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek. She sat down to talk with OSM about […]


Upcycled Lamps With A Clean Conscience

By Elke Erschfeld / October 2, 2013

There are many things you can do to reduce the impact of your laundry loads on the environment. According to the EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) washing and drying laundry at home is one of the most energy- and water-intensive chores. Green laundry practices include washing only full loads of clothing, using mostly cold-water wash […]

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