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JULY 2019 | Hello Fresh Start

Hello Fresh Start!

You might have seen me post a thing or three about it... WE MOVED!! ;) And it is a fresh start for sure.

Did you know there are SO many uses of the word fresh, and I'm feeling all of them for this space... full of energy, a bright or healthy complexion (YES), a cool and strong wind, water (that isn't salty), new and different, the list goes on. Good-ness.

The thing about fresh starts is that as soon as they are here, they bring with them the biggest to do list: getting the internet set up, paint colors, insurance SO. MANY. LOGISTICS. What I want to remember and you might need this too... is that all of it is part of it. So simple, yet so profound. If I can remember to see that the search for just the right light fixture is connected to having beautiful light in this space and illuminating your beautiful faces and ideas and new connections... well then, I welcome the holy chaos and time consuming search for the perfect light fixture!

Whether the fresh start you're looking for is a big change on the horizon or just another chance to take a breath and start again, let's cheer each other on and remember - all of it is part of all of it. We look forward to meeting you wherever you are on your quest for fresh-ness and a fresh face, as we continue to search for the perfect light fixtures. ;)

Kana

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Favorite Herbs for Fresh Starts

Although I can’t get diamonds all over my body like Cardi B, I can get herbs. Kind of the same thing, right? Both from the earth, both magical. There are several ways to use herbs. You can use the root, stem or petal. They commonly come crushed into a powder as well. You can use any form of them to make tinctures, salves, and tea just to name a few.

Calendula ::

All time favorite herb, it helps with so many ailments. It’s anti-inflammatory, hydrating, helps firm and tone. It also helps the process of regeneration of the cells.

Best Usage: This one is amazing for any scratches or bites. Look into purchasing or creating a tincture or salve with this amazing plant.

Nettle ::

This plant is highly nutritive and nourishing. It is one of the highest nutrient dense plants. It’s packed full of vitamin C and antioxidants. This can brighten the skin and boost the immune system.

Best Usage: Steep this and drink it. There really are too many benefits of health of this one to name.

Lavender ::

If liking Starbucks makes you basic, in the herb world same goes for Lavender. Nothing wrong with going back to the basics though. This beautiful, aromatic, purple plant does just about everything. The most notable are reduce inflammation, improves mood and It’s best known for stress relief.

Best Usage: Keep a dried bushel next to your bed.

Remember to approach any new addition to your skincare lineup – all-natural or otherwise – with care. Test a small patch for sensitivity before using all over.


With all the new fresh space we now find ourselves in, we're excited to be even more of a resource for all your herbal and fresh face needs. We have teas, masks, serums, hydrosols... all the things!

We are currently loving our Marble & Milkweed modern chai no. 1. Organic, fairly-traded single origin Ceylon black tea, with organic cardamom & rose petals lending a spicy, floral note. Organic ceylon cinnamon, organic pink peppercorns, organic ginger and South Indian vanilla beans round off a melange that is as lovely to look at as to drink. Slowing down enough to brew up a cup of this loose-leaf chai will soothe the spirit.

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Looking foward to seeing you in The Beauty Room!