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Farmers’ Market Finds for Fifi and Fido

If you plan on stocking up on fresh produce at your farmers’ market this weekend, why not pick up a few items for your pets as well? Commercial dog food may be harmful to the environment, but you can lessen the amount of kibble you feed your pup by adding […]

In Love with Loyale’s Durban Jacket

I was sad to learn the news that eco boutique Camilla will be closing, but when life gives you lemons, make hard lemonade, sister. Come on, let’s send Camilla off in style by shopping her site which is crazily discounted. One of my favorite pieces is the Durban Jacket by […]

Lustables: Jasmin Zorlu’s Fish Skin Cloche Hat

San Francisco milliner, Jasmin Zorlu’s avant-garde hat line is hand crafted and designed for statement making entrances. Yearning for some bohemian eccentricity in your wardrobe? Take a time machine back to London in the late ’60s to the land of the Biba girls, with their dark-lidded looks, vertiginous platforms and […]

DIY Red Summer Sangria Recipe

This sangria recipe is my personal favorite and can be customized to your tastes. Sangria is a Spanish staple that has earned international acclaim for its sweet taste and festive spirit. It is most certainly  a buzz-worthy feature at your next adult poolside party. All you need are a few […]

Color by Numbers: Pantone Addicts Find a Suitable Hue

A dozen+ Pantone prints, accessories and other objects that will leave you 382 M with envy. From Jubilee-sanctioned hues to the United Colors of humanity, Pantone-mania seems to be ubiquitous – and not just amongst the designer set. Lay color observers are drawn to the Pantone tone, be it the […]

Finally! A Delicious, Guilt-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Almost every family has its own chocolate chip cookie recipe scratched on a piece of paper, smudged and smeared by flour, eggs, and butter, handed down through generations. But what’s that delicious baked-good doing to your insides? My grandmother always added a pudding flour mix to her batch, which gave […]

Planning a Spring Dinner Party That Gives Back

As the evenings get longer and warmer, start thinking about planning spring and summer dinner parties that offer food for thought. Prepping an organic, locally sourced feast is a great way to get your dinner guests to enjoy a sustainable meal, but it’s also a green conversation starter, sparking lots […]

9 Convenient Air Fresheners to Clear the Air Naturally

Ready-made natural air fresheners for when you don’t feel like doing the DIY thing. As much as I hate to admit it: Winter is coming, which means when you accidentally burn dinner or hubby’s feet make flowers wilt, you’re not going to be able to open the windows as freely […]

40 Best Quotes on Innovation

A list of EcoSalon’s favorite quotes on thinking outside the box. There has been opposition to every innovation in the history of man, with the possible exception of the sword. -Benjamin Dana Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of […]

The Tuscan Table and Magnificent Morocco with Peggy Markel

Are you yearning to get on a plane to a beautiful, exotic place where you can learn to cook – and properly indulge in – slow, delicious, authentic local food? Peggy Markel is a peripatetic artisan goddess and Slow Food leader who hosts cooking tours to Morocco and Italy. She’s […]

Green, Greener, Greenest: Reach Higher!

I’m gonna push you to a deeper, richer shade of green. Are you ready? Here goes! You know the clear plastic bags they have at the grocery store for bagging produce and bulk goods? It’s time to break the bad habit of using these once. After you’ve emptied these bags […]

10 Creative, Fun, Food Websites and Newsletters

I know your inbox is full and so is mine. Just when I think I can’t possibly read one more newsletter or look at one more food website, someone launches a new one that I can’t resist. For the information overloaded among us, here’s a curated list of our top […]

How to Make Your Own Drinking Vinegar

Drinking vinegar: perfect for healthy sodas or creative cocktails.  In the U.S., drinking vinegar, also known as a “shrub,” go back to colonial days, which makes sense: if you didn’t have a refrigerator and wanted to preserve fruit, mashing it up with sugar and adding a little vinegar was a […]

Put On Your Sunbonnets: We’re Gonna Make Our Own Moisturizer

I just ran across an organic rose petal face cream that goes for around $200. Now, I’m sure it’s amazing organic rose petal face cream. But am I about to spend a couple hundred of my hard-earned clams on it? That’s about as likely as me becoming a marginally famous […]

The 50 Best Quotes About Love

EcoSalon’s 50 favorite quotes about love.  If you love someone, the greatest gift you can give them is your presence. – Thich Nhat Hanh I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle […]

How to Say ‘What Is Your Name?’ in 20 Different Languages

20 ways to meet new people around the world, with links to pronunciation. Wat is jou naam? – Afrikaans Як вас завуць? (Jak vas zavuts’?) – Belarusian Håyi nå’ån-mu? (Hah-jee na-an moo?) – Chamorro 您貴姓大名? (Nín guìxìng dàmíng?) – Chinese (Mandarin) Jak se jmenujete? – Czech Mikä teidän nimenne on? – Finnish Wie heißen sie? – […]

The Best Way to Stop a Cold Sore

Until last week, when I got my first cold sore, I’d managed to dodge the cold sore bullet, and it’s a wonder that I made it this far, when they’re so highly contagious and 9 out of 10 adults get them.  Now who have I been kissing? When the sore […]

Urban Farming Holds Promise of Renewal for Detroit

Mention Detroit and most people will immediately think about the auto industry or music. Not many would think urban farmland. But that’s exactly what Hantz Group, a Michigan-based financial group, is thinking. The group has been putting together an ambitious and creative plan to turn large acres of underutilized and […]

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Summer Love is in the Air With EcoSalon’s The Box!

Is it just us, or is it hot in here? That’s right: It’s time for some hot summer love! EcoSalon’s The Box is here to get you sexy-fied for those warm, starry nights and seasonal flings. This box will tease all your senses, with more than $470 worth of delightful, shimmery treasures to […]

Why I Don’t Want My Kids to be ‘Rich’

Being “rich“. Is that really the best we can hope for our children? Recently, my husband emailed me a link to an article, “Will Your Child be Rich or Poor? 15 Poverty Habits Parents Teach Their Children” by Tom Corley. It’s uncommon for him to send me whole articles, as he […]

Kendrick Lamar’s New Video is a Moving Work of Art [Music Video]

Kendrick Lamar recently released the video “Alright,” and it’s as moving as it is thought provoking. Lamar’s music video, featured below, tackles pertinent issues, such as police brutality, in an artful and chilling manner. Related on EcoSalon Protest Often: Young Black Men Matter, Black Lives Matter Robin Thicke Keeps it […]

7 Awesome, Influential Women in Sustainable Fashion

Women have been the driving force behind sustainable  fashion, and we want to honor some of the industry’s most awesome ladies by highlighting their achievements and undeniable passion for creating a fashion system that serves us all! 1. Yael Aflalo This LA based dame first started her fashion career as […]

What to Pack in Your Purse for Unexpected Sleepovers

Summer is the time for mischief and getting crazy. Make certain you’re prepared for whatever (and whoever’s bed you may fall into) by carrying these must haves in your purse. 1. Condoms, dental dams If you forget everything we list to pack in your purse here, make sure you include […]

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The Mexican Gray Wolf Needs You: Speak Up for the Essential Lobo

#LoboWeek, March 23 – 29, will harness the power of social media to educate the public about threats to the survival of the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf, or lobo, the most genetically distinct gray wolf subspecies in North America. Advocating for wolves’ rights to live as they should—wild, free […]

8 Nuggets of Wisdom from the ‘Advanced Style’ Ladies

I just watched what, in my humble opinion, is likely one of the best documentaries available on Netflix. Its title is “Advanced Style,” and it’s something I feel compelled to share with every woman I know. “Advanced Style” opens on a gentleman with a camera, seeking out well-dressed older women […]