Spring Cleaning for the Body and Mind

Six items that help purge bad habits and encourage wellbeing

“Spring cleaning” goes further than vacuum storage, packing away winter clothes, dropping off boxes at Goodwill and half-hearted dusting. The transition between seasons is a particularly ripe time for re-evaluating things beyond your closet space—like unhealthy lifestyle and diet habits. With this in mind, our round-up offers a few different ways to change up your daily routine, taking the baby-steps toward living more consciously in …

Green & Spring

Natural bodycare products hand-blended in the UK

UK-based skin, body and haircare line Green & Spring employs a simple philosophy for their packaging design: let the ingredients speak for themselves. Listed in full on the front of the bottles and containers alongside lovely illustrations of pastel-hued birds, the natural herbal and plant extracts that make up each product mark the central focus of the brand. The clear outline of components—which include lavender, …

3×1 Denim Solution

The mavens in custom jeans are offering their denim solution for at-home care

Scott Morrison’s SoHo store 3×1 is a denim-lover’s dream, allowing shoppers to create their own pair of bespoke jeans, or customize a limited edition pair from one of their existing patterns. We interviewed Morrison last summer when the store opened and got a first-hand look into the design process and creation of his jeans. There are many opinions about how to care for premium denim—some …

Soapwalla

Effective organic deodorant cream for sensitive skin

The issue of aluminum-based, fragrance-added deodorant poses a problem for those with allergies or sensitivity, or anyone averse to the chemicals required to fight sweat and odor. If we still lived in a nomadic hunter-gatherer society, our personal scents would identify us to our tribe, but unfortunately, that kind of natural state isn’t always a viable option. Anyone who has experimented with alternatives has likely …

Ursa Major

Vermont-made natural skincare for men

Made among the Green Mountains of Vermont, Ursa Major skin care launched in late 2010 to provide men with a healthy and effective alternative to chemical-laden products. By favoring organic over synthetic, Ursa Major promotes a “super natural” regimen of face wash, toner and shaving cream, and a newly created fortifying face balm to be released in the coming weeks. Each product in the line …