Spring Rituals

Spring Rituals

April 18, 2019

Spring is here! The days are getting longer, blooms are popping up everywhere, and there’s a renewed energy in the air. There’s a special joy in springtime–you can see it in the plants and in people. It’s a season full of ritual and celebration for many cultures. I wanted to share a few rituals to help mark the changing season.

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Behind the scenes: Our 4 Pillars

Behind the scenes: Our 4 Pillars

April 04, 2019

Formulating our products is one of my greatest joys. The scientist in me loves to ask questions and explore how to combine bioactive plant extracts with other natural and organic ingredients.  I like to think that by creating products that leave the skin feeling fresh, nourished and alive, I can contribute to the health and well being of myself and others. When I’m in the kitchen formulating, I keep four key benefits in mind: moisture, circulation, calming and inflammation.

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10 Ways to live sustainably & consume less

10 Ways to live sustainably & consume less

February 27, 2019 1 Comment

From a young age, many of us were taught to “reduce, reuse & recycle.” While we hope you’re recycling (especially our packaging!), here are a few ways to think about reducing and reusing throughout your day. Consuming less is critical to the health of Mother Earth...and most of the time just plain feels good.

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Container vegetable gardening for beginners

Container vegetable gardening for beginners

February 18, 2019

There’s nothing like the smell of soil, the feeling of cool dirt between your fingers, or the crunch of a carrot freshly pulled from the garden. Growing your own food is one of life’s most satisfying activities. And in the hectic pace of today’s world, slowing down to enjoy the complex flavors of an heirloom tomato you’ve lovingly grown puts everything into perspective.

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Guest Post: Adult acne...you’re not alone

Guest Post: Adult acne...you’re not alone

January 29, 2019

Adult acne is complex and every person is different. The time of year, hormones, diet, exposure to chemicals, products, stress, exercise, etc. all contribute to the health and happiness of our skin. With so many variables, it can be REALLY tough to find just the right mix. And often it feels like as soon as I get it right, a variable changes and I’m starting from scratch.

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A Beginner's Guide to Foraging This Spring

A Beginner's Guide to Foraging This Spring

January 24, 2019

Spring is a time of renewal, when the cold blanket of snow, or long rains, ceases, and the light returns.

Trees, flowers, and bushes respond to the change in day length (not temperature!) and begin to come out of their long slumber. Mushrooms appear in the forests. Grass begins to grow and green again.

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Our favorite winter reads (and listens!)

Our favorite winter reads (and listens!)

January 16, 2019

Winter is a time for hibernation, getting cozy and soaking up a good book. We asked the Suzi’s Lavender team what books and podcasts are currently on the coffee table or in the earbuds. Here’s what we’re loving right now. What’s on your list?

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Top 6 CBD myths

Top 6 CBD myths

December 13, 2018 1 Comment

CBD has become a global trend for skincare, pet care, stress relief, medical research into autoimmune diseases and for soothing sore muscles and joints. We’re thrilled to see more CBD being used, but this has led to a ton of confusion about what it is and what it does. We hope to help you separate fact from fiction, and determine if CBD is the right choice for you.

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13 CBD terms you should know (glossary)

13 CBD terms you should know (glossary)

December 05, 2018

Familiarize yourself with some of the terms around CBD

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The Presence of Plants in Our Winter Traditions

The Presence of Plants in Our Winter Traditions

November 28, 2018

Plants play many roles in the wild. But have you thought about their personal significance for you and your home?

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Successfully creating a gratitude habit: the science to make it stick

Successfully creating a gratitude habit: the science to make it stick

November 13, 2018

Practicing gratitude improves quality of life, sleep and your desire/capacity to do good in the world. It’s a significant way to gain control over your mood and can be grown into a thriving habit. Studies are clear that when you make time to express gratitude, not only you, but those around you will reap the benefits.

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5 DIY gift ideas for heartfelt holidays

5 DIY gift ideas for heartfelt holidays

November 07, 2018

Around here, we live by the mantra “Pure. Simple. Real.” It’s not just on our packaging, it’s who we are. It’s how we live.

As the seasons turn and the holidays approach, it’s a great time to reflect on the things you value. If you come from a gift-giving tradition, it’s especially important to remember that what we give is often a reflection of what’s within.

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