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Late Summer: a Time of Great Fulfillment

This is my favorite season, late summer. I recall the dimming and faint sound of crickets as their time comes to a close and other sounds of nature simply just seem to be slowing down and becoming more still. Leaves are fullest and the wind captures this heaviness. Gardens look […]

DIY Fall Beauty: Homemade Apples and Cranberry Mask

Fall is the time when farmer’s markets are filled with delicious goodies like cranberries, apples and more. So what better time to set aside some produce and pamper your prettiness? Check out our step-by-step guide to making an apples and cranberry facial mask, inspired by Narine Nikogosian’s Return to Beauty. […]

4 Super Easy Modern Christmas Decor Ideas to Deck the Halls

If over-the-top kitschy style Christmas decor is not for you, you may want to consider having a cool modern holiday instead. For those not in the know, minimalism is the defining trait of modern style. Modern decor and design are about uncluttered, clean lines with an emphasis on form and […]

Re-Wrap

While we generally avoid traditional paper gift wrap these days, a Berkeley MBA and mom has developed a line of more responsible coverage for those gifts: reusable, recycled bags. Josie Gaillard’s Living Ethos made its debut in San Francisco this summer in selected boutiques. Now, the versatile and vivacious eco-chic […]

Nectar Essences: Embrace of the Flowering Realm

Curling up each night to sleep, I’ve found a simple ritual that makes bedtime just a little more cozy and sweet. I mist the air with jasmine, neroli, lavender, and a blend of flower essences especially created to help me drift off in sensual, aromatic bliss. This scented mist is […]

The Goldberg Variations: Merry Mazel Tov!

The first night of Chanukah falls on December 1st this year – and if you didn’t know that, then welcome to the club. A casual survey of Jews and gentiles alike leads me to believe that pretty much no one realized how early the holiday would begin this year. Even […]

A Warm and Welcome Place to Shop

My grandest fantasy as a young girl included leading a life like Chris Evert or Gabriella Sabatini, which for an 8-year-old mostly meant wearing cute tennis skirts and being on TV. Although I have a great tennis game today (if I do say so myself), playing pro quickly lost its […]

Three Plastics That Often Sneak Past Us

Plastic is a sneaky, stealthy thing. It’s great at creeping past our greenest recycling efforts and into our landfills, slowly releasing toxins for the rest of its degrade-life (which is effectively forever). Here are three varieties of plastic goods that often manage to sneak past us. – Plastic tape holds the world together, […]

4 Things I’ve Learned From My Period

As a fertility advocate, I often think about all the parts of being a woman. For much of our lives as women, we are ruled by biological cycles. Our menstruation is based on an approximately twenty-eight day cycle and can often influence how we react to the world around us. […]

The Perfect Minimalist

The monastic and ordered realm of the design perfectionist. Last week, the world learned of a certain breed of human known as the design perfectionist. They’re a type driven by symmetry, aesthetics, distinct lines and extreme minimalism. So extreme in fact, that many who eschew design most, consider common sense […]

20 Best iPhone Apps to Help You Save Cash

You’re already familiar with plenty of iPhone apps that help you stay green, but these days you’re concerned about saving some green, too. Here’s a handy guide to 20 essential money-saving apps – and most are free! Mint Free This free app makes tracking your finances a cinch with user-friendly […]

A Long, Tall, Clean, Green Drink of Water

It’s clear that disposable plastic water bottles are a huge problem. Even if they don’t end up on the middle of the ocean, they’re made of plastic, which releases harmful chemicals into the environment and our bodies. The popular Nalgene bottles are at least reusable, but they’re still plastic and […]

DIY: Spray-Painted Wicker Baskets

Give wicker baskets a second life. If you have a pile of old wicker baskets about that you’re thinking of tossing out, give them a glam update with spray paint. Wicker is perfect for storage, gift giving and accenting your home. This three-step project is an easy way to clean wicker […]

Green Fashion Event: Project Earth Day

For all of us style-savvy greenies out there, the sound of Earth Day might leave us crinkling our noses a bit. We all recognize the necessity of green choices, but isn’t Earth Day a little…granola? Not at all – and that’s exactly why forward-thinking groups like the Emerging Green Builders […]

Here’s How Your Clothes Can Help Animals in Need

When you’re spreading holiday cheer and giving gifts this year, remember that domestic animals and rescued wildlife could use a little help, too! Believe it or not, your clothes can help animals in need, and not just due to avoiding common retail items with materials made from byproducts.  Whether you’re […]

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7 DIY Blanket Ideas Just in Time for Cooler Weather

With fall soon upon us, it might be time to add another blanket. Make your own with these clever DIY blanket ideas. Since cooler weather keeps many of us indoors–and is a good excuse to craft–you can make your make DIY blanket or throw instead of buying new. It’s also […]

Katy Perry Made Us Sob [Video]

Well, Katy Perry just won the person of the year award. Watch as Ms. Perry give Tony Marrero, an Orlando nightclub shooting survivor, an amazing gift on Ellen’s show the other day. Related on EcoSalon Sex by Numbers: The American Girl’s Guide to European Men Celebrity Endorsements are a Huge […]

Summer Lipstick Shades that Work in Early Fall

Summer isn’t quite over yet, but I’ve been itching to start adding fall hues to my beauty routine. So, imagine my joy when I realized there are many summer lipstick shades that can easily be worn in early fall. The following 5 hues are some of my favorites. 1. Bright […]

Cool Down with EcoSalon’s Beat the Heat Box!

  Oh baby, it’s H-O-T outside! Remember back in the thick of winter when you couldn’t wait for this summer heat? And now that it’s here–as glorious as it is–we could all use a little respite from the nonstop sweating, the thick, humid air, and that unrelenting sun! We’ve got […]

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Cool Down with EcoSalon’s Beat the Heat Box!

  Oh baby, it’s H-O-T outside! Remember back in the thick of winter when you couldn’t wait for this summer heat? And now that it’s here–as glorious as it is–we could all use a little respite from the nonstop sweating, the thick, humid air, and that unrelenting sun! We’ve got […]

7 DIY Blanket Ideas Just in Time for Cooler Weather

With fall soon upon us, it might be time to add another blanket. Make your own with these clever DIY blanket ideas. Since cooler weather keeps many of us indoors–and is a good excuse to craft–you can make your make DIY blanket or throw instead of buying new. It’s also […]

Summer Lipstick Shades that Work in Early Fall

Summer isn’t quite over yet, but I’ve been itching to start adding fall hues to my beauty routine. So, imagine my joy when I realized there are many summer lipstick shades that can easily be worn in early fall. The following 5 hues are some of my favorites. 1. Bright […]

Katy Perry Made Us Sob [Video]

Well, Katy Perry just won the person of the year award. Watch as Ms. Perry give Tony Marrero, an Orlando nightclub shooting survivor, an amazing gift on Ellen’s show the other day. Related on EcoSalon Sex by Numbers: The American Girl’s Guide to European Men Celebrity Endorsements are a Huge […]