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The Clean Skincare Secret You Need to Add to Your Routine Right Now

By Melanie Rud Chadwick, May 5, 2017  |  More Posts by Melanie Rud Chadwick

The ingredient lists on many skin sprays (you may know them as toners, essences or face mists) are packed with unpronounceable ingredients no one without a lab coat would recognize. But have you heard about hydrosols? They’re a cleaner option because they’re made only from the cellular water in plants. Read on to find out how they can make your complexion look smoother, toned and more hydrated.

What is a Hydrosol?

Hydrosols are created when plant material is steam distilled, extracting the water from the plant cells. And this water is anything but basic H2O — holistic aestheticians believe it has a many of therapeutic benefits (more on that to come).

It’s this distillation process that distinguishes hydrosols from many of the other face sprays out there — some of which

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Treat Mom to Breakfast in Bed: One Dad's Easy Recipe

By Cory Warren, May 4, 2017  |  More Posts by Cory Warren

Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed

Photo: Cricket's Photography

Cory Warren is a husband, father of three and vegan athlete who helps busy families eat more plant-based foods. His blog, Lean Green DAD, helps over-scheduled, busy people (mostly parents) maintain a healthy balance of plant-based nutrition, fitness, and overall wellness so they can go the extra mile for their families.

She works all year for your family. Every day is for someone else. She is an all-star that sometimes has the most thankless of jobs. She is simply known as “mom” to everyone and

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7 Mother’s Day Gifts Mom is Sure to Love

By Whole Story Editors, May 4, 2017  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

mother's day gift ideas

Ask most moms, and what they really want on Mother's Day is to relax and feel appreciated. And while jewelry, DIY artwork and homemade breakfast in bed are all hallmarks of the holiday, we’ve got even more in mind this year. Here are seven Mother’s Day gifts Mom is sure to love.

Whole Foods Market™ Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser

Ultrasonic electrical vibrations dispense a fine mist of water and essential oils with 3 levels of diffusion; continuous, timed and intermittent. Housed in a beautiful ceramic embossed vessel, this fits into any room. (Save $5 on Whole Foods Market Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser from May 10 to May 16.)

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What's New? 12 Reasons to Shop with Us This Month

By Whole Story Editors, May 2, 2017  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Meet the newest products you can’t live without. We asked our buyers about the latest and greatest additions to our shelves and we’re excited to share them with you! Make sure you stop in our stores to see why they made the cut.

Kourellas Organic Grill & Eat Cheese Based on a traditional Greek appetizer, this unique blend of cow, sheep and goat's milk is firm and briny when cold, but it turns into something truly special when it's heated. The cheese softens but doesn't melt entirely, staying firm enough to hold its shape over an open flame. Brown each side for 2 minutes for crispy, cheesy goodness, straight off the grill. Your salads, antipasti plates and friends will thank you.

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Our Top 5 Rules for the Grill

By Molly Siegler, May 2, 2017  |  More Posts by Molly Siegler

Updated May 2, 2017

Grilling is the ultimate summer cooking experience, but no matter how many times you’ve hit the grill in recent memory, we bet a little refresher is in order before the season really gets underway. Here are our top five rules for the grill.

A Clean Grill is a Happy Grill

Treat your grill just like any other cooking surface — give it a good cleaning before and after you cook. Scrubbing and oiling the grill grates not only protects the grates but creates a

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