Miron Glass Bottles, Why are they Important for Our Skin Care Products?

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?

Kari Gran on What is Paraben Free?

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?

The Sunshine Booster Smoothie

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

Kari Gran’s New Year’s Resolution You Can Live With.

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.

This Winter Trade Your Moisture Zapping Cleanser in for Kari Gran Cleansing Oil and Get Gorgeous

“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

Just because it smells good, it may not be good for you.

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.