Picture this (and we’re sure you’ve seen it with your own eyes too!): Christmas morning. All the presents unwrapped. A huge garbage bag stuffed with shiny red and green wrapping paper and sparkly bows. And unfortunately, most of that wrapping paper is never recycled. So, when wrapping presents this year, keep Mother Earth in your … Continue reading Gift Wrapping: Eco-Friendly Style
What’s it like to run a business with your best friend?? We get this question all the time – and while we each have our respective BFFs – we are as close as friendships come and think of each other as a pseudo-sister. Yes, we can rattle each other’s last nerves here and there, but … Continue reading FRIENDS AS BUSINESS PARTNERS: DISASTER OR DYNAMIC DUO?
Our skincare products are our pride and joy. However, where there is product, there must be packaging. As the Cleansing Oil, Hydrating Tonic and Essential Serum and are our homage to all-natural, we knew they would have to be housed in something as fabulous and environmentally conscious as the product itself. Here enters our MIRON … Continue reading KARI GRAN PACKAGING: A COOL DARK PLACE
We (Kari and Lisa) are often asked how our business came to be. Take one part real estate, two parts health scare, a heaping dose friendship, combine with a beauty landscape seriously lacking in attractive all natural products, and there you have the recipe base for our beginning! Before joining forces as business partners in … Continue reading How We Brought the Kari Gran Business to Life
There’s an incredible amount of “green living” resources available to consumers these days. I’m not complaining, I love it, but it can be tricky to figure out which ones are relevant, reputable and overall accurate. I spend a lot of time online, searching for the best of the best, and to discover new tips and … Continue reading Exploring Green Beauty: Go-To Resources
We’re not afraid to admit it: skin care products will only get your skin so far. It doesn’t matter what fancy stuff you’re putting on if you’re gobbling down chocolate bars, cramming in sleep and making frequent trips to the wine cellar (don’t get us wrong, if we could do those things and still have … Continue reading Five Simple Ways to Keep Skin Flawless (no purchase necessary)
I love nothing more than rolling up my sleeves and spending the day in our Kari Gran formulation room, where all the magic happens. While I love geeking out, measuring, distilling and mixing, the most pleasant part is working with the raw ingredients. They make my heart sing! At Kari Gran, we only use the … Continue reading Beauty Product Ingredients: 4 to Love & 4 to Loathe
As a company who runs off organic and goes the extra mile when it comes to eco-friendly procedures (even our packaging peanuts are edible), living “clean and green” is in our DNA. However, while Kari regularly sticks to a deep dark shade of green on the color meter, Lisa’s daily living can bounce from carefree … Continue reading Kari vs. Lisa: What’s Your Routine to Live Clean & Green?
I’ve been having a love affair with oil for a while now. Which is why, when “oil pulling” popped up on my radar I didn’t instantly recoil the way I expect many people did. If you somehow missed the recent oil pulling hoopla, Wellness Mama sums it up here. In a nutshell, it involves swishing … Continue reading Kari Gran Sizes Up Oil Pulling