Essential Oils: Big Benefits in Small Bottles

They may come in tiny bottles, but essential oils pack a big punch. A few drops of these potent powerhouses can have benefits for both the mind and body. Here, the lowdown on these wonder workers and how to use them.

Absolutely Everything You Need to Know About Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is (still!) trending — and for good reason. It can be used in sautés, in cakes and cookies or even in place of butter on your toast. But if you’re only using coconut oil in the kitchen, you're missing out. It’s also an all-purpose beauty solution, a must-have for pets, and a total lifesaver at home. Here, absolutely everything you ever wanted to know about the tropical essential.

Tips for Rosy Cheeks and Lips

Since multitasking cheek-and-lip products are all the rage right now, we asked our friends at Mineral Fusion to share a few tips for applying one of our faves: Mineral Fusion 3-in-1 Color Stick, which adds color to cheeks, lips and eyes.

Coconut Oil Beauty Hacks

From DIY moisturizer to eye makeup remover to belly balm, the Internet is teeming with articles about the beauty benefits of coconut oil. Since I’m already a fan of coconut oil in the kitchen, I decided to put some of the most common tips to the test.

DIY Gift: Moisturizing Lotion Bars

Looking for a gift idea? Learn how easy it is to make homemade moisturizing lotion bars.

DIY Gift: Relaxing Lavender Body Scrub

Looking for a gift idea? Learn how easy it is to make homemade Relaxing Lavender Body Scrub.

DIY Gift: Rose Spice Body Scrub

Looking for a gift idea? Learn how easy it is to make homemade Rose Spice Body Scrub.

4 Hints for At-Home Hair Color

Coloring at home is convenient, and it allows you to make informed decisions about what you’re putting on your head (and absorbing through your scalp). Because hair dyes can contain shady ingredients, our Whole Foods Market stores carry Naturtint Hair Permanent Hair Color, which is formulated without ammonia, resorcinol or parabens.

DIY Ultra-Hydrating Hair Mask

If you’re blessed with naturally curly hair, sometimes your locks need a little extra love. Maybe heat and humidity have made your ends go frizzy? Perhaps color treatments or frequent washing have wreaked havoc on your hair cuticle, the outermost protective layer of your hair? We asked Rose Hyde, co-founder of Alaffia, to help us with a hydrating hair mask recipe that you can whip up at home.

Pack Like a Pro with an Airplane-Friendly Travel Bag

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or an amateur (like me), we've got recommendations for airplane-friendly sizes of some of our favorite products. Now you can sail through security and arrive in beautiful style.


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