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Queen of Green: Health and Beauty from Sea Moss

By Lauren Von Der Pool | March 27, 2014

(Photo by Mouser Williams)
(Photo by Mouser Williams)

(Photo by Mouser Williams)

Lauren Von Der Pool’s hunger for healthy living began in Washington, D.C. where she grew up in a food desert—an environment totally lacking fresh, healthy options. When Von Der Pool realized that what was going on in her life and community was happening globally, she began to educate herself, her community, and the world about healthy living. A passionate humanitarian and artist, Von Der Pool dedicates her life to raising awareness about living a conscious, creative, green life.

This is the fourth in a series of guest posts by Queen of Green Lauren Von Der Pool about healthy and natural lifestyle tips.

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Queen of Green: Remember These Memory Boosters

By Lauren Von Der Pool | March 20, 2014

(Photo by Colleen Proppe)
(Photo by Colleen Proppe)

(Photo by Colleen Proppe)

Lauren Von Der Pool’s hunger for healthy living began in Washington, D.C. where she grew up in a food desert—an environment totally lacking fresh, healthy options. When Von Der Pool realized that what was going on in her life and community was happening globally, she began to educate herself, her community, and the world about healthy living. A passionate humanitarian and artist, Von Der Pool dedicates her life to raising awareness about living a conscious, creative, green life.

This is the third in a series of guest posts by Queen of Green Lauren Von Der Pool about healthy and natural lifestyle tips.

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Queen of Green: Reishi the Magic Mushroom

By Lauren Von Der Pool | March 13, 2014

(Photo by Natures Paparazzi)

Lauren Von Der Pool’s hunger for healthy living began in Washington, D.C. where she grew up in a food desert—an environment totally lacking fresh, healthy options. When Von Der Pool realized that what was going on in her life and community was happening globally, she began to educate herself, her community, and the world about healthy living. A passionate humanitarian and artist, Von Der Pool dedicates her life to raising awareness about living a conscious, creative, green life.

This is the second in a series of guest posts by Queen of Green Lauren Von Der Pool about healthy and natural lifestyle tips.

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Queen of Green: Aloe Vera, the Wonder Plant

By Lauren Von Der Pool | March 6, 2014

(Photo by Allan Reyes)
(Photo by Allan Reyes)

(Photo by Allan Reyes)

Lauren Von Der Pool’s hunger for healthy living began in Washington, D.C. where she grew up in a food desert—an environment totally lacking fresh, healthy options. When Von Der Pool realized that what was going on in her life and community was happening globally, she began to educate herself, her community, and the world about healthy living. A passionate humanitarian and artist, Von Der Pool dedicates her life to raising awareness about living a conscious, creative, green life.

This is the first in a series of guest posts by Queen of Green Lauren Von Der Pool about healthy and natural lifestyle tips.

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Holiday Party Food Safety Tips

By Tawnya Manion | December 23, 2013

Photo: USDAgov
Photo: USDAgov

Photo: USDAgov

The holiday season consists of numerous parties. Many where we’re called upon to make or take food to an event. Usually, people set out edibles on a buffet table, and people graze throughout the evening. However, when food is left out at room temperature for too long it starts to be a breading ground for bacteria, which could possibly cause illnesses. To ensure a safe and smooth holiday, practice these following tips to keeping the food at your celebrations innocuous.  Read More

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Gift Guide: Pure, Unadulterated Honey by Bee Raw

By Heeseung Kim | December 16, 2013

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“Every year around this time, I get asked by fans, friends, restaurant-goers and publications what my go-to gifts are. This year, my team and I have decided to feature a few artisans who are making great products that are perfect for the holidays. Whether it is fancy soap for my mother, a really rad apron for one of my colleagues, or the flight of roof-top honey for the person who is impossible to shop for, here are some essentials that I know I will be giving this year. Second in this installation is Zeke Freeman, honey enthusiast, bee activist, and owner of Bee Raw.”- Marcus Read More

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Gift Guide: Handmade Soap by DiPalermo Body

By Ashley Bode | December 12, 2013

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“Every year around this time, I get asked by fans, friends, restaurant-goers and publications what my go-to gifts are. This year, My team and I have decided to feature a few artisans who are making great products that are perfect for the holidays. Whether it is fancy soap for my mother or a really rad apron for one of my colleagues, or the flight of roof-top honey for the person who is impossible to shop for here are some essentials that could I know I will be giving this year. First up, Jessica Morelli from New York City.”- Marcus

 

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MS.com: What is the name of your company and what do you make?

Jessica Morelli: The name of my company is di Palermo Body.  I make artisan skin care made in small batches using only natural and organic ingredients. At a young age my Nona (grandmother) taught me how to garden, the importance of eating organic food and living a holistic lifestyle. ‘di Palermo’ means of Palermo, which is where she was from so di Palermo Body is in honor of her.

MS.com: How did you get started?

JM: Five years ago I bought a bar of natural soap at a small shop and fell in love.  I didn’t even know people still made soap from scratch.  I immediately was hooked and had to find out how I could make it myself.   Coming from a large Italian family I loved to cook.  I found that making soap was much like cooking, and creating a formula is just like creating a recipe, you just don’t eat the end product.

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MS.com : Where do you produce and sell it?

JM: I currently make all the products out of my 5th floor walk-up Manhattan apartment; tight quarters but organization is the key.  Etsy is my main online platform and because of it I’ve been able to sell  all over the world.  I have retailers in LA and Chicago and am hoping to find a few in New York that are a good fit in the coming months.

MS.com: Of all your collection, what is the best for a holiday gift?

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JM: Whether you give a bundle of 4 soaps for $25 for your sister, a sugar scrub for someone at the office for $12, or a single bar of soap as a stocking stuffer for only $7,  all of my products are within a price range that is perfect for gifts.

MS.com:  How do you see your audience changing over the past few years? Is there more an interest in artisan products and how do you see that growing?

JM: Over the five years I’ve been making natural products my market has always been people who understand the importance of using natural products for both their skin’s and the environment’s benefit. More and more people are finding the value in handcrafted goods, its nice to see people wanting so support small businesses.

MS.com Favorites:

Ristretto Sugar Scrub and Soap

This scent, coffee and lemon, is a natural deodorizer and works great in the kitchen eliminating the scents of cooking like garlic, onion or fish.

Conjure Soap

This scent, vanilla and vetiver, has a more masculine appeal to it and a great label. Men like fancy soap too!

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SMART University Educating Women Through Cooking Classes

By Tawnya Manion | November 25, 2013

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SMART, an acronym for Sisterhood Mobilized for AID/HIV Research and Treatment, is a not-for-profit organization that works hard to create a safe haven where women living with HIV or AIDS in New York City can get support from their peers and gain education through hands-on classes. The organization’s SMART Body workshop couples nutrition education with hands-on cooking lessons. These tutorials provide the women of SMART a chance to try new foods and learn healthier cooking methods that can better the overall health of themselves and their families.

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How to Get Your Kids to Eat a Healthy Lunch

By Tawnya Manion | September 19, 2013

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Photo: Lau Rey

Photo: Lau Rey

When it comes to children eating school lunches, parents worry, that’s why Marcus makes it a priority to educate kids on what kind of foods are out there, how to cook them, and even more importantly, how fun they are to eat. When youngsters munch in the school cafeteria, this may be the first time they have ever been able to make their own choices about what to put on their plate, and though they don’t want to admit it, they are usually a little confused on what tastes good and will keep them full all afternoon.

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