When people first discover Kari Gran they often ask “why is the product packaged in Miron glass bottles?” Our dark Miron glass bottles, while beautiful, are not used because they are aesthetically pleasing but because they are the best choice for all natural ingredients. Pure, natural oil,without parabens added, is chemically fragile. Kari Gran skin care products are packaged in special 100% recyclable dark violet MIRON Glass bottles. MIRON glass bottles … Continue reading Miron Glass Bottles, Why are they Important for Our Skin Care Products?
What is Paraben Free? A buzz phrase? Marketing jargon? In order to understand what paraben free is we at Kari Gran believe you must first know what a paraben is. A paraben is a chemical preservative found in most cosmetics, skin care, shampoos, shaving cream and body lotions. Companies use parabens in order to preserve a products shelf life. What’s tricky about finding parabens is that they have all kinds of complicated … Continue reading Kari Gran on What is Paraben Free?
I saw this recipe on the well and good site and thought, “my readers must see this!” The trifecta of inflammation-fighters in the Sunshine Booster Smoothie include pineapple, turmeric, and ginger. Come April, we’ve never craved sunshine so much. And we’ve just found it in a glass. This spicy-sweet smoothie recipe is layered with dynamic flavors, playing between a Pina Colada and a turmeric-ginger juice. Here’s why we’ll … Continue reading The Sunshine Booster Smoothie
OK, so it’s been two weeks since the New Year, and studies say that 80% of New Year’s resolutions have already gone bust. It leaves us begging the question, “what’s the point,” right? At Kari Gran we are always talking about change, evolution, and education—particularly in the area of health and beauty. That said, we believe that change in behavior takes time and subtlety. When … Continue reading Kari Gran’s New Year’s Resolution You Can Live With.
“Cleansing oil on my face? Are you kidding?” I know, it’s a strange concept, especially if, like me, you were raised on the Seventeen Magazine theory of squeaky clean skin. Sorry to break it to you but the only thing that squeaky clean does for skin is strip it of its natural moisture—leaving it thirsty for hydration and ready to produce more oil. It’s a … Continue reading This Winter Trade Your Moisture Zapping Cleanser in for Kari Gran Cleansing Oil and Get Gorgeous
Then doesn’t logic say more is better? Not if you’ve got a bad case of status cosmeticus, not to be confused with status cosmetics! If you are using too many products on your skin, frankly, your epidermis gets a bit confused. What’s a girl (or boy) to do? Take a skin-cation. A skin-what? Maybe it’s time to take a month away from bombarding your skin … Continue reading If a little bit is good….
I’m delighted to report that I had the great pleasure of meeting Amy Pennington. She came to my loft with a fellow writer the delightful Ritzy Ryciak to see what I was up to. Needless to say, I think we bonded over our love of oils…eating it and putting in on your skin. What could be better? Amy is a shining example of what eating … Continue reading My Ode to Amy Pennington
In the interest of full disclosure, I am not a lover of vegetables. My best friend thinks I’m mad, she can’t get enough. Don’t get me wrong, I know they are so good for me. At the end of the day, they aren’t at the top of my list. Enter the green drink. I like to call this my daily insurance policy. Why, you ask? … Continue reading My Daily Insurance Policy
Hard to believe, but the Kari Gran website is finally finished. Now ordering online is easier than ever. Give it a try, and be sure to let us know if there are any bugs! We’re a reaalllly small company, so we don’t have any tech people running tests (or making fun of us because we don’t know how to use our computers). And we wouldn’t … Continue reading karigran.com Is Now Live!
I’d like to take a minute to talk about essential oils vs. synthetic fragrance. I’ve been giving this a good amount of thought, and I think a good way to describe the big difference between the two is by using the lovely rose as an example. It’s been my experience that many shy away from anything rose scented as a result of spending too much … Continue reading Just because it smells good, it may not be good for you.