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Aromatherapy Beginnings

By: Sarah Ribner If you were a pre-teen growing up in suburban America, chances are you spent at least one weekend afternoon hanging out with friends at a mall. Wandering in and out of boutiques, snacking on tidbits from the food court, people watching and deep belly laughing at your friends’ inside jokes.  I found my love of aromatherapy from this most unlikely of venues, the malls of suburban America. When I was 11 years old, I bought my first essential oils poster from an Origins at a mall in Plymouth Meeting – a small laminated double-sided poster with the...

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Wed, Nov 06, 19

Why Should We Use Organic Products

By: Alexis Jones Some call it “clean living.” Others call it “going organic.” Regardless of the name, a life without pesticides, fertilizers, and other synthetic additives is good for you and the environment.  The word seems to be spreading. Sales of food, personal care items, cleaners, and other organic products are on the rise. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says consumer demand for organically produced goods is at an all-time high and still growing. The reason is simple. We want fewer chemicals and more natural ingredients in the things we eat and use, especially personal items such as organic deodorant,...

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Tue, Oct 29, 19

Pets & Aromatherapy

By: Sarah Ribner PiperWai’s hero product, the first-ever cream deodorant to use activated charcoal, has a synergistic blend of 11 different essentials oils that give the deodorant its fresh spa-like scent and powerful odor neutralizing properties. As many of our customers know, our essential oil blend is so powerful at neutralizing underarm odor that you end up smelling like nothing at all. We also added the essential oil blend diluted less than 1% of the total formula so it’s safe for all age groups, nursing and or pregnant individuals. While pets can benefit from aromatherapy just like humans, we need...

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Thu, Oct 24, 19

Introducing: Our New Underarm Detox Kit!

By: Sara Weinreb We are so excited to launch our newest offering: our Underarm Detox Kit! Here’s the situation: you decide you want to try PiperWai, or convince a friend to, but… frankly… the first week is a bit rough. You may not be the most pleasant person to sit next to on the subway or at the office. Transitioning from aluminum-based deodorants to something with only natural ingredients can be a bit of a shock to your pits, and there is an adjustment period. We created the detox kit to help you smell your best, and prime your armpits, during...

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Wed, Oct 16, 19

Technology Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality

By: Charlie Fletcher We’ve all heard about air pollution for decades now, but usually, it’s associated with broader, global concerns. This tends to conjure up images of the outdoors, with gorgeous mountain landscapes and lush tropical forests fighting for survival as the air perpetually gets smoggier around them. And it’s true that the outdoor air we all share is quickly becoming overrun with dangerous chemicals and pollutants. However, there’s another area of air pollution that often gets overlooked: in our homes.  One study unveiled at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in early 2019 revealed that indoor air...

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Tue, Oct 15, 19

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Sashee Chandran of Tea Drops

Founded in 2015 by Sashee Chandran, Tea Drops is a woman and minority-owned, innovative tea company with a mission to inspire human connection through tea. Based in Los Angeles, Tea Drops ethically sources all of their organic teas and sheds about 20% less waste than traditional tea bag packaging. Tea Drops has become a favorite among new and experienced tea drinkers alike, launching innovative tea experiences that merge flavorful blends, food art, and edgy design. A favorite of Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States, Tea Drops are also loved by Oprah Magazine, Forbes, and the Tory Burch...

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Mon, Oct 07, 19

Do Juice Cleanses Really Work?

By: Trevor McDonald Some words carry a lot of weight. In as few as three words, you can make or break a person’s spirit. Being told, “I love you,” or “I respect you,” or “You’re the best!” are great ways to raise a person up and make them feel whole and happy again. But if you wanted to see someone's face crumble in shame? It takes just three words to ruin a person's day completely. “You’ve gained weight.” Ugh. And it’s not like you didn’t realize you’re packing on the pounds. You can tell your pants are getting tighter. Your...

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Mon, Oct 07, 19

7 Self-Care Tips for College Students

By: Leonie Duarte Attending college while being an active participant in social media where everyone’s life always looks perfectly curated can be extremely stressful and discouraging and can make you feel guilty for spending some time on yourself. Instagram doesn’t show the late nights cramming at 4 am or the long lectures or the lack of good food. Although it may seem impossible to find time for yourself, I found seven ways to treat myself during my hectic months in college.  5 Minute Reflection  Sometimes when I feel overwhelmed, I like to go to the park, sit down on a...

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Tue, Oct 08, 19

It's Time for Self-Care

By: Arnelle Pierre-Louis Self-care is the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s well-being and happiness, especially during periods of stress -Google Dictionary As many of you know, we at PiperWai are big advocates for self-care. It is extremely important to us that every person takes the time to truly make sure that they are okay. We also know that sometimes (or many times) people advocate for self-care but often forget to check in with themselves. So the question is; What are some ways that we can practice self-care? Here are a few examples that we were able...

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Mon, Oct 07, 19