Help for Insomnia: DIY Dream Pillows

Annie B. Bond by Annie B. Bond | August 27th, 2012 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Health & Wellness | tags: Annie Bond, aromatherapy, Calmes Forte, can't sleep, dream pillow, essential oils for sleep, good night's rest, help sleeping, herb sachet, herbs for sleep, insomnia, lack of sleep, relaxation, scents for sleep, sedative, sleep deprivation, sleeplessness

Dream pillow with lavender

Almost everyone has spells of insomnia, but some have more trouble with it than others. If finding the way to a good night’s sleep is a quest, here are a few ideas you may not have tried.

Delivering Zen

Girlfriend@Gaiam by Girlfriend@Gaiam | July 24th, 2012 | 1 Comment
topic: Girlfriend@Gaiam, Giving Back, Green Living, Health & Wellness | tags: aromatherapy, box, chocolate, conscious consumerism, Cosmetics, delivery, eco-friendly, eco-products, environment, environmentally friendly, flower elixirs, flower essences, food, gifts, green iving, himalala salt, infusions, Japan, Kopali Organics, lohas, lotus wei, monthly subscription service, natural products, organic, paper towels, people towels, personal care, Primavera, reusable products, snacks, tea, Teatulia, yuzen, Zen


Whether it’s a free sample at the grocery store or a new brand your best friend just recommended, discovering a fantastic new product is almost like falling in love.

That’s why it felt like Christmas in July when we unwrapped Yuzen’s July “box of Zen,” beautifully packaged and filled with products that are nourishing for the body, soul and planet.

Yuzen, a Boulder, Colo.-based company, makes it easy to find — and fall in love with — the best new eco-friendly products. It’s also an invitation to pause and take a quiet moment to enjoy some of life’s simple pleasures: a hot cup of tea, the smell of fresh flowers or a mouth-watering bite of dark chocolate.

Sensual Scents: Romance Is in the Air

Annie B. Bond by Annie B. Bond | February 10th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Healthy Home, Relationships | tags: aromatherapy, essential oils, romance


Natural scents offer wonderful possibilities for creating atmosphere, and what better time to use them than for a romantic dinner or evening? People of all cultures have relied on essential oils and aromatic plants and spices not only to perfume themselves and their homes, but also for aromatherapy. Some scents are particularly evocative of romance.’