Living in the city, you might think that there’s not much for an arborist to do or see. In truth it is one of the most biodiverse environments I’ve lived in – particularly in terms of the trees and plants that can be seen here. Continue reading “Field Notes: Spring Buds in Central Park”
PRODUCT: WELEDA SAGE DEODORANT
BASICS: DEODORANT | $12.00 / 3.4 oz | CRUELTY FREE – CERTIFIED NATURAL – FAIR TRADE – ORGANIC
HERBS: SAGE LEAF OIL, TEA TREE, LEMON
There are some things that never change, no matter where you live – even though my apartment is in a relatively industrial area, around the corner from a seemingly endless stretch of warehouses, the cacophony of spring still reaches my bedroom in the morning.
TYPE: FRAGRANCE BALM/OIL
HERBS: BASIL, MYRRH, PINE
USES: PERFUME, TOPICAL MEDICINE
Continue reading “Homebrew: Fragrance Balm – “Dryad’s Touch””
PRODUCT: ALTERNA BAMBOO KENDI OIL
BASICS: HAIR OIL | $25.– / 1.7 oz | ORGANIC, FAIR-TRADE, CRUELTY-FREE
HERBS: BAMBOO, FENNEL, ALGAE, CARROT, JOJOBA.
Now, perhaps more than ever, creating a market for environmentally sustainable products is an urgent need. The consumerism that has ingrained itself in our culture is a facet of day to day life that we cannot easily shed. In the fight against climate change we cannot simply expect the momentum behind consumerism to come to a halt. To rely on such a drastic lifestyle change for such a large number of people is anything but realistic – as is the expectation that people will buy a product simply because it is “green”.
PRODUCT: Insta Natural Hyaluronic Acid Serum
BASICS: PERFUME | $15.97 / 60 ml |ORGANIC – NO PARABENS/SULFATES – VEGAN
HERBS: GREEN TEA, ALOE, JOJOBA, GINKO, ROSEMARY
Continue reading “Potion Review: Insta Natural – Hyaluronic Acid Serum”