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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]