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

If a little bit is good….

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 … Continue reading If a little bit is good….

My Ode to Amy Pennington

by Kari Gran 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 … Continue reading My Ode to Amy Pennington

karigran.com Is Now Live!

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 … Continue reading karigran.com Is Now Live!

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

The Naughty List (Well, that’s what I like to call it)

Years ago, I started to take notice of what was on my food labels.  Generally, it made sense to me that garbage in equals garbage out.  Whole foods, not to be confused with "food-like" products just made me feel better overall.  I am still guilty of the occasional food coma (in my case generally brought … Continue reading The Naughty List (Well, that’s what I like to call it)

Kari Gran ~ The Little Black Dress of Eco Skincare

I have been using the same basic formula for my skin for years.  Hot water, soap and a washcloth, every once in a while I would try a new product for cleansing and would end of throwing it away because my skin would just dry out.  Now and then a baby wipe would suffice if … Continue reading Kari Gran ~ The Little Black Dress of Eco Skincare