Author: Julie Levin

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 […]

What Being a Conscious Beauty Brand Means to Us

There is intention in everything we do. Though conscious beauty is a term that has been buzzing around the industry lately, it isn’t new to us. Our mission is to protect the planet and all living creatures that inhabit it so that we may all experience a better world. Every facet of our business was […]

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

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

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?

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 […]

A Deeper Look at Rosemary

Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs. I can never walk by a rosemary plant without running my whole hand through it and breathing in its healing essence. I love it for its stimulating and joy-inducing qualities, and I always have it around the house. It’s an herb I feel is incredibly important to live […]

The Many Things I’ve Learned From Plants

Throughout my lifetime, I’ve learned many lessons from plants. And now, as we navigate through a changing social climate to build a future of true and just freedom, I look to the botanical world for guidance and clarity. Like humans, each plant is remarkably unique and offers a multitude of wisdom. True diversity is essential […]

Sustainability Story: Leaf People

Dive into our ethos on manufacturing and relating to the planet at Yoga + Life Magazine this month. Medical herbalist Julie Levin founded Leaf People, a sustainable skincare brand that blends botanical science with western medical herbalism, in 2003. Based out of Carbondale, Colorado, the line was inspired by Levin’s deep connection to the earth. […]

Back to College Essentials 2020

Featuring Leaf People’s Green Tea & Peony Eye Serum to keep your peepers perked up for this school year! The unique formulation of white peony, arnica, reishi, green tea and helichrysum (which aids the skin renewal process) was created with botanical science and western medical herbalism in mind. This oil-based product contains fairly traded ingredients, […]

The Dark Underbelly of WiId Harvesting

Photo: An over harvested arnica plant, found along a hiking trail in the Roaring Fork Valley. Arnica typically produces 2 – 3 flowers per season, this plant has had all 3 flowers taken so it will not be able to reproduce this year. A sad and poignant example of over-harvesting.   With summer’s fast arrival […]

Ashwagandha: a botanical profile

Each season, we’ll be featuring a botanical highlight, which will explore the plants we use in our Leaf People products and explain their specific benefits from an herbalist’s perspective. Over the past decade, many of these botanicals have migrated from fringe culture into mainstream awareness; however, the conversation around them is often vague or over-generalized. […]

Aspen Times: “We’re Open” segment features Leaf People

Aspen Times: How have you gotten creative during this time? What have you done to keep your customers engaged? Leaf People: I started making Instagram TV segments to educate our followers on various herbal topics — herbs for colds and flus, nerve tonics, allergies — with a little dose of humor….Continue Reading

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

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

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

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!

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 […]

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 […]

The Green Product Junkie Loves Leaf People Skin Care

For the Love of Botanics! Created by An Herbalist, Leaf People Is Big On Purity & Potency. From the moment you open up a jar or bottle of anything from Leaf People, you’ll notice the fresh, herbal scent. And as soon as you start using medical herbalist Julie Levin’s skincare, you’ll be able to feel […]

How to Choose A Skin Care Company

It’s incredibly difficult and overwhelming to pick between natural skincare options, as the industry has blown up in the past five to ten years. When things come in such beautiful packaging covered in buzzwords, it’s difficult to know what’s what. With the onslaught of holiday advertising coming toward us, we’re leaning heavily on ways to […]

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 Nominated for Best in Show at 2019 Indie Beauty Expo

Leaf People has been nominated for Best in Show, Best Face Cream, and Best Face Serum at the 2019 Indie Beauty Expo. Our company and products were chosen from a pool of over 600 exhibiting brands, so it’s an honor just to be nominated! You can view all the nominees here.

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Beauty Independent: Scary Moments

Julie was featured in Beauty Independent in an article where brand founders share the scariest business moments they’ve faced. In it, Julie recounts her experience in 2008/2009 when the US economy crashed. Check out the article to she how she coped in the face of uncertainty. Article: https://www.beautyindependent.com/scary-moments/

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Essential Medcast Podcast

Julie was recently invited to discuss her products on the Essential Medcast Podcast. She speaks with Dr. Christine Schaffner about organic skin care, wild crafted ingredients, and how she got her start in herbalism and creating pure, clean skin care products. Listen:

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 […]