Leaf People on Well + Good

Leaf People on Well + Good

“Do You *Actually* Need Under-Eye Toner? I Tried One, and It Left Me Looking Instantly Refreshed”   Housed in a glass bottle, the ultra-lightweight toner pumps out like a burst of water that instantly sinks into skin for an instantly cooling effect. But that’s not all… Read the full article by Rebecca Norris here!  …

Leaf People on Beauty Matter

Leaf People on Beauty Matter

“Staying moisturized during the winter months has been on brands’ minds with several skincare releases focused on hydration”… “Their newest releases include Forest Glow Face Serum ($95), which contains ingredients foraged from evergreens and aspens that are then mixed with sacha inchi oil and essential oils to promote radiant skin”… Check out the full article…

Julie Williams Of Leaf People on Authority Magazine!

Julie Williams Of Leaf People on Authority Magazine!

Self-Care & Mental Wellness: Julie Williams Of Leaf People On The Top Five Selfcare Practices That Improve Mental Wellness   In this interview series, we are talking to medical doctors, mental health professionals, health and wellness professionals, and experts about self-care or mental health who can share insights from their experience about How Each Of…

Julie Williams featured on She Finds

Julie Williams featured on She Finds

The Underrated Herb Health Experts Say You Should Be Taking Over 40: Milk Thistle In an episode of the mindbodygreen podcast, herbal medicine expert Bill Rawls, M.D., mentioned that “Plants are the best chemists on earth.” He suggested that we start considering adding herbs to our daily routines because of their benefits. As a matter of fact, he…

Leaf People on Yahoo! Life: 10 Functional Mushroom Drinks

Leaf People on Yahoo! Life: 10 Functional Mushroom Drinks

10 Functional Mushroom Drinks That Will Offer Bigger Benefits Than Your Morning Cup of Coffee Have you noticed how functional mushrooms are popping up like, well, mushrooms all over grocery stores and health food store aisles lately? They seem to have infiltrated almost every food product, from coffee to snacks — and for good reason….

Understanding the Roots of our Tradition: Researching the Origins of Western Herbal Medicine

Understanding the Roots of our Tradition: Researching the Origins of Western Herbal Medicine

Guest Blog Shared from the Herbal History Research Network Herbal History Research Profile: Vicki Pitman                Interviewed by Anne Stobart   Tell us about the main focus of your herbal history research and why it matters? I felt, back in the 1980s-1990s (and still do), that many herbalists and…

Brief on Berries- Why are berries so good for you?

Brief on Berries- Why are berries so good for you?

Image of Golden Berries Berries are great for your overall health, providing plenty of antioxidants, fiber, phytosterols, folate (vitamin B) and other minerals. They also contain anthocyanins, which contribute to the beautiful color in our berries and provide exquisite health benefits. The other thing we love about berries is they tend to have high levels…

Julie Williams-Levin featured on Musings

Julie Williams-Levin featured on Musings

Can you connect with nature through skincare? Medical herbalist Julie Levin grew up surrounded by forest near Alaska’s Kachemak Bay. Her days involved chopping up dead wood to heat her family’s home; preserving fruits and vegetables; and fishing for winter food stores. As she grew older, her curiosity and reverence for nature led to seeking…

Julie Levin featured on Buffer

Julie Levin featured on Buffer

This includes deep dives into product ingredients, uses, benefits, and basic instructions, along with side-by-side product comparisons, so customers can more easily choose what is best for them and their needs. Levin explains, “We think this will help customers connect to the product line, understand why we choose specific ingredients for the individual formulas, and…

Vegetarian Times: These Are the Vegan and Clean Products We’re Stocking Up on for Summer

Vegetarian Times: These Are the Vegan and Clean Products We’re Stocking Up on for Summer

After high-fiving your friends during a spirited game of beach volleyball, but before you dig into your post-workout snack, sanitize your hands with Leaf People’s rinse-free hand cleanser. The certified organic and certified herbicide- and pesticide-free Garden Sanctuary scent uses 65 percent pure organic alcohol and nourishing botanicals, such as calendula, horsetail, green tea, and…

The Many Uses of Marjoram

The Many Uses of Marjoram

Sweet Marjoram is a beautiful yet often overlooked herb. Origanum Majorana is a prolific green plant with sweet undertones of flavor. Like the other herbs we’re discussing here, its benefits are numerous. It’s great for the digestive tract and acts as an expectorant, meaning it soothes bronchial spasms and muscle spasms. Marjoram falls into the…

MADE SAFE certified

MADE SAFE certified

We have big news: Our neroli & cardamom hydrating mist, rose & tangerine hydrating mist and sandalwood & chamomile calming mist have been MADE SAFE® certified! At Leaf People, taking a holistic approach in our manufacturing is just as important as in our skincare itself. In every step of the process, we consider the impact…

Sleep: Julie Levin of Leaf People On Why You Should Make Getting A Good Night’s Sleep A Major Priority In Your Life, And How You Can Make That Happen

Sleep: Julie Levin of Leaf People On Why You Should Make Getting A Good Night’s Sleep A Major Priority In Your Life, And How You Can Make That Happen

In this interview series called “Sleep: Why You Should Make Getting A Good Night’s Sleep A Major Priority In Your Life, And How You Can Make That Happen” we are talking to medical and wellness professionals, sleep specialists, and business leaders who sell sleep accessories to share insights from their knowledge and experience about how…

Introducing All for One

Introducing All for One

We are thrilled to announce our newest line, One for All! With our One for All line, we wanted to design a one-stop-shop for people looking for a simple regime that still upholds high-quality ingredients and results. The result is three products formulated to cover all the bases–Wash, Moisturize, and Glow.These three easy products are…

Unpacking Peppermint

Unpacking Peppermint

The mint family goes back until about 1500 BC. It’s a plant that truly knows how to travel, adapt and survive. It originated in North Africa and the Mediterranean, but today it can be found in almost all temperate climates. Over all of these centuries, this resilient herb has developed the ability to spread across…

Arugula Salad with Strawberry Rhubarb Bottle of Sunshine Vinegar Dressing

Arugula Salad with Strawberry Rhubarb Bottle of Sunshine Vinegar Dressing

2 C arugula (washed and dried) 2 C chopped romaine ½ C goji berries 1/2 avocado (cut into chunks) 2 T extra-virgin olive oil 2 T  bottle of sunshine drinking vinegar 1 t nutritional yeast 1/2 t dijon or honey mustard Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste   For main dish, optional: ½ C walnuts, chopped ½ C shredded…

Leaf People a December Editor’s Pick: Spa & Beauty

Leaf People a December Editor’s Pick: Spa & Beauty

Leaf People’s Lymphatic support oil was featured in this month’s Editor’s picks over at Spa & Beauty Today.  This herbal extracted oil features powerful medicinal plants like red root, nettles, and cleavers to support and strengthen the lymph nodes and lymph system, as well as promote detoxification of the lymphatic fluids. Effectively paired with uplifting…

Golden Tahini Cake

Golden Tahini Cake

1 C steel cut oats – soaked in boiling water for 20 minutes and drained 2/3 C olive oil 1 C maple syrup 3 eggs 1 t salt 1.5 t vanilla extract 2 T golden root adaptogen boost 1/2 C chopped dates 1.5 C tahini, raw 1/2 C unsweetened chocolate chopped or carob chips, optional…

5280 Holiday Gift Guide

5280 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s easy to get stressed out over the holidays—especially after all that 2020 has offered up—so why not help improve a loved one’s mood with Leaf People’s aromatherapy set. Formulated by medical herbalist Julie Levin, this Carbondale-based brand has crafted four special scents featuring a specific botanical group to calm nerves, encourage positivity, awaken passion,…

Women In Wellness with Authority Magazine

Women In Wellness with Authority Magazine

Julie Levin of Leaf People on the Five Lifestyle Tweaks That Will Help Support People’s Journey Towards Better Wellbeing Take time to center yourself each morning. Whether it is a few minutes of deep breathing, stretching, mindful tea or coffee drinking, grounding myself first thing in the morning sets a beautiful tone for the day….Read…

What Are the Health Benefits of Bee Pollen?

What Are the Health Benefits of Bee Pollen?

Learn about the buzz surrounding this bee-curated supplement. Consuming bee pollen as a wellness supplement isn’t a new idea — in fact, the medicinal application of bee pollen, which has been used to treat problems ranging from stomach upset to heart problems, has been practiced for thousands of years. Here, Julie Levin, a medical herbalist and the founder…

Warming Squash Tagine

Warming Squash Tagine

Ingredients: For the Tagine: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, peeled, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled, finely chopped ½ tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp ground cumin 1 cinnamon stick 1 tsp ground turmeric 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed, cut into 1cm/½in cubes 1 8 oz…

Featured on PurPicks: Founder Spotlight – an Interview with Leaf People’s Julie Levin

Featured on PurPicks: Founder Spotlight – an Interview with Leaf People’s Julie Levin

This year, Colorado’s Leaf People has secured 2 spots as Finalists in CertClean’s Clean Beauty Awards! If you are in the market for a new face wash or face and beard oil, look no further! Leaf People’s Stem Cell & Peptide Radiance Face Cream, and Sandalwood & Cypress Face & Beard Oil are amongst the top performing…

Beauty Independent – The COVID-19 Employee Handbook: How Indie Beauty Brands Are Protecting Workers During The Pandemic

Beauty Independent – The COVID-19 Employee Handbook: How Indie Beauty Brands Are Protecting Workers During The Pandemic

We were very proactive with our staff. Once we heard about local COVID-19 cases, we immediately separated the team into their own working environments and stocked them up with every type of sanitizer/protective product they wanted since that is an integral part of our business. Our little mountain valley had a small cluster early on—now…

Spiritual, Emotional & Mental Wellbeing During SIP

Spiritual, Emotional & Mental Wellbeing During SIP

Right now, after a week or two at home we may be looking for new ways to connect with each other and our higher selves. I’ve compiled a small list of live stream events here, including synchronized global mediation, daily meditation practice, yoga, various church services, virtual museum tours and aquatic webcams to spark ideas…

Simple breathing exercise to strengthen the lungs and calm the mind for cold & flu season

Simple breathing exercise to strengthen the lungs and calm the mind for cold & flu season

Today I am sharing a breathing exercise with you that helps me stay calm and focused during times of high stress. It’s also a great breathing exercise to strengthen and control the lungs and help oxygen disbursement throughout the body. My favorite thing about this exercise is that you can do it anywhere: in the…

Newsflash!

Newsflash!

Some exciting developments happening at Leaf People. In 2019, we were nominated Best in Show at the Indie Beauty Expo for two of our products – the Radiance Face Cream and Stem Cell Hydrating Serum. Following on the heels of that, we’ve recently been selected as a finalist in the 2020 CertClean Clean Beauty Awards…

Leaf People’s Julie Levin featured at Ivy and Sprig

Leaf People’s Julie Levin featured at Ivy and Sprig

Ivy and Sprig founder, Stephanie, featured Leaf People’s own Julie Levin on her blog, “Today, I wanted to tell you about one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met, Julie Levin, founder of Leaf People Organic Skincare Products. A few years ago, I met Julie Levin at her booth in the Aspen Farmers Market…

The Intervention: Matilda

The Intervention: Matilda

Mathilda came to us this past fall feeling lackluster and haggard. Her complexion was caked with foundation and the dregs of fluorescent blush. Too many long days at the office. Too many bottles of wine, too many Lean Cuisines with their evil bechamel sauce bubbling over. As a result, her skin was suffering. “I’m starting…

Stuffed Butternut Squash

Stuffed Butternut Squash

Ingredients Servings: 1 squash 1 medium butternut squash 150 g tempeh or tempeh bacon – crumbled 105 ml water 9 sprigs thyme 50 g cranberries or 2 T cranberry jam 40 g dried onions ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon smoked paprika 1 T fresh sage (finely chopped) 200 g toasted almond flakes ½ tsp chili flakes 3 T chopped garlic 1 small orange (zested) ½ teaspoon wholegrain mustard 200 g kale olive oil salt and pepper 1 garlic head   Directions: Preheat…

What is Herbal Skin Care?

What is Herbal Skin Care?

In herbal medicine, we believe in using the entire plant, as nature created it, so that all of its components are allowed to work synergistically together. Because we as organisms are so tied to the botanical world, our cells most easily recognize plants in their natural state. The more we leave plants in their whole, unadulterated form, the better our bodies can recognize and absorb their benefits.

Leaf People Featured in Anthology of Independent Beauty 2019

Leaf People Featured in Anthology of Independent Beauty 2019

The Indie Beauty Media Group celebrated its fifth anniversary by launching the first-ever Week Of Independent Beauty, and Leaf People Skincare was featured. Many prominent beauty retail and wellness hubs collaborated with Indie Beauty Expo, Uplink Live and BeautyX Summit to champion the largest gathering of indie-attuned beauty professionals and beauty lovers in the world….

Founders Series, Part 4

Founders Series, Part 4

Photo: The beginning,  an early morning at the Aspen Saturday Market,  featured in Aspen Sojourner Magazine During my time in the jungle, I had a strong vision about wanting to share the stories of plants. Having spent the previous 15 years working with clay, this idea first took shape through a series of ceramic vessels called the…

Founders Series, Part 3

Founders Series, Part 3

Photo: Walking Palm, Amazonian Rainforest. Who says plants can’t move?   After living in Australia for a year, I ventured to South America, following an unplanned route from Buenos Aires to Bogota over a period of nine months. I settled in Bolivia to study Spanish and learn from local herbalistas who sold medicinal Andean plants…

Thriving In Chaos: with Paulette Gloria Harwood

Thriving In Chaos: with Paulette Gloria Harwood

Julie Levin shares her passion for plants and their healing powers as the owner and curator of “Leaf People” Certified Organic Plant Based skin care on the Thriving in Chaos podcast. Paulette and Julie discuss how someone who has traveled the world learning about naturopathic practices in so many different cultures adjusts to the current…

Founders Series, Part 2

Founders Series, Part 2

Photo: Still sisters after 30 years. My host sister and I  in Leuven, Belgium.   Discovering Possibilities. I was fortunate to graduate from high school at 17 which allowed me to join the American Field Service, a foreign exchange program, as a gap year before college. Through AFS, I was stationed in Lummen, Belgium, a…

Founder Series, Part 1

Founder Series, Part 1

Photos: my record size king salmon – age 6, being primped for a sister city celebration in Hokkaido, Japan – age 15, photo of Homer – photo credit unknown. In the beginning… The core philosophy behind Leaf People is largely influenced by my childhood in Alaska, with its entrepreneurial and self-sufficient spirit. My family lived…

Self.com: 14 Skin-Care Products Winter Olympians Swear By

Leaf People was recently featured on Self.com. Gretchen Bleiler, a US Olympic Snowboarder had great things to say about our Pomegranate Ginkgo Transform Serum: “Based in my hometown of Aspen, Colorado, Leaf People makes organic, plant-based skin-care and donates 5 percent of sales to charity. I use the Transform Serum and the Hydrating Serum together…

Beauty Independent

Beauty Independent

Our exclusive Leaf Man by Leaf People line was featured in an article on Beauty Independent. We have introduced a range of products tailored specifically to guys to help them with their skin care needs. “I’m working with plants that have a masculine affinity. In a lot of ways, the skin is the same, but…

Mushroom, Fennel & Leek Quiche

Mushroom, Fennel & Leek Quiche

Begin your skin renewal process this January with our detoxifying and exfoliating Luminous Face Scrub, featuring black walnut hull, honey and burdock root, then continue with our Green Tea & Reishi Face Serum, formulated with proven botanicals to strengthen skin and restore a healthy glowing complexion. At night, utilize our most intensely hydrating therapy, the…

Pure Inspirations

Leaf People was featured in the “handmaid” section of the Pure Inspirations website. Pure Inspirations merges the lenses of art, culture and science to provide insightful perspectives, inspire appreciation and embolden connections. They featured the following Leaf People products: Walnut Honey Tea Luminous Face Scrub Neroli Sea Kelp Transform Toner Pomegranate Gingko Serum Rosehip Sea…

Julie’s Gluten Free Carob Zucchini Cake

With the end-of-summer Aspen harvest upon us, my refrigerator was filling up with green goodness including an abundance of zucchini accumulated from my enthusiastic gardening friends. On this particular Sunday, Robbie and I had been invited to dinner (my contribution was dessert) but I completely lacked the motivation to go shopping for ingredients to follow…

The Benefits of Natural Face Oils

Leaf People was featured on the well know blog “Beauty Undercover”. The article explains the differences between Argan oil, Rose Hip oil, Evening Primrose oil and Kalahari Melon Seed oil . The writer mentions one of her favorite products is Leaf People’s Kalahari Melon Seed and Vitamin K Face Oil. Read the article here: http://www.beautyundercover.com/2016/06/breakingbeauty/the-benefits-of-natural-face-oils/

Leaf People Adopts Hawaiian Sandalwood

In December 2015, Leaf People Skin Care partnered with United Plant Savers through their “Adopt an At-Risk“ Healing Herb program and made a long term commitment to the Hawaiian Sandalwood Tree. Our “adoption” supports conservation and propagation efforts in Hawaii, strengthening the population of these beautiful, medicinal trees. United Plant Savers non-profit work is integral…

Aspen Sojourner: Summer 2007

Aspen Sojourner presents readers with features that tell tales of Aspen’s colorful characters, recount its rich history, and highlight current goings on about town. In this issue, Leaf People founder, Julie Levin is interviewed about the history of Leaf People development and some of the all natural ingredients and holistic philosophy that goes into the…

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