rosemary sage hair oil to stimulate hair growth by Meraki Botanicals

DIY Meraki Botanicals Hair Oil Mask

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let’s talk about your hair, and perhaps how much you do to it on a daily basis. there was a time when my hair was colored, curled, teased, ironed, and pinned at all times. at the end of the day, it needed a lot of attention. think of your hair like strands of silk. if you rubbed them and twisted …

chamomile comfrey, lavender, calendula, rose herbs

Herbal Infusion: Make your own

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herbal oil infusions are a gentle and wonderful way to incorporate herbs into your daily self-care routine. these infusions are made by soaking dried herbs & flowers in an organic oil for four to six weeks, allowing the properties of the herbs to infuse into the oil. applying oils heals the skin & nourishes the nervous system and adding herbs …

eucalyptus peppermint cooling spray by Meraki Botanicals

Staying cool, calm, and collected this summer

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Summer is my favorite time of year. I love the long days and warmth of the sun on my skin. Everything about it makes me feel happy and serene. One reason for this love is knowing how to stay cool when temperatures rise. As the weather heats up, so can our attitudes, causing heated arguments and quick irritability. These tips …

lavender rose geranium body oil, cleansing yoga mat spray, lavender lip balm, rosemary sage hair oil, rosemary lavender dry shampoo, sage orange deodorant, peppermint ginger muscle balm, eucalyptus peppermint cooling spray by Meraki Botanicals

In My Bag: Studio Edition

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when going from studio to grocery store, a stress free transition is key. this comes easy with a handful of natural products that cleanse, moisturize, and heal my skin, spirit, and even my equipment. MUST HAVES: 1. Cleansing Yoga Mat Spray – I pretty much only ever do yoga, and lately, only hot yoga. after an hour plus in a 100 …

witch hazel uses

Ingredient Spotlight: Witch Hazel & Aloe Vera

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the bark and leaves of the witch hazel plant are high in tannins and antioxidants, which remove excess oil from skin and assist in healing damage. this makes witch hazel one of the best natural ingredients for oily skin. it protects skin cells and speeds up healing. you can find witch hazel in Meraki Botanicals’ Rose Lemongrass Toning Mist and Cleansing …

lavender and rosemary from the garden by Meraki Botanicals

What are essential oils & how do you use them?

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from “The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in their Vocabulary of Natural Materials (ISO/D1S9235.2) defines an essential oil as a product made by distillation with either water or steam or by mechanical processing of citrus rinds or by dry distillation of natural materials. Following the distillation, the essential oil is physically separated from the water phase.” The “water phase” …

organic beauty products by Meraki Botanicals

My Morning Routine

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I like to keep things quick and simple, even when it comes to self care. I’m rather indulgent, but also have a short attention span, which is reflected in my morning skin care routine. It’s fast and easy enough for me to do everyday, and luxurious enough for me to WANT to do it everyday. I start every morning by …

cleansing yoga mat spray, eucalyptus peppermint cooling spray, cedarwood amyris meditation spray by Meraki Botanicals

Ingredient Spotlight: Hydrosols

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Hydrosols come from plants just like essential oils, but are much less potent and concentrated. They can come as a byproduct of distilling essential oils ~ as the plant is brewed, the oils are released and then collected into a separate container. The leftover steam, which now contains the therapeutic properties and aromatic essence of the plant matter in a mild form, is …

toning mists for dry or oily skin by Meraki Botanicals

Toning Mists: What are they & what do they do?

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I’ve used toners for years ~ everything from drug store to brand name to DIY. they are without a doubt my favorite skin care item. toners (or toning mists if we’re talking Meraki Botanicals…and we are :D) are quick, easy to use, and super nourishing for the skin. here’s the breakdown on this powerhouse product. toners are usually liquid based …

rose lemongrass face oil and lavender neroli face oil for oily or dry skin by Meraki Botanicals

Cleansing Your Face With Oil

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When I first began my journey into clean skin care, I read alot about the benefits of oil for your skin. Nothing about it sounded good to me. More oil on my face? No thanks. My blemishes already stood out nice and shiny without even more added. But then I tried it, because after reading it enough times, it begins …