Acne and negative self-talk.

Acne and negative self-talk.

Fear makes you go pale. Embarrassment makes you blush. Passion makes you flush. Emotions are worn all over your face! So, what about acne? First, having acne (or eczema, or psoriasis, or perioral dermatitis, or really dry or oily skin)…

Using our "MF" as a cleanser.

Using our “MF” as a cleanser.

So last spring or so, I wanted to create a cleansing oil for oily, congested and acne-prone skin. As I did my research, I was delighted, and a little annoyed, to discover that our super multi-purpose Meadowfoam Everybody oil was pretty…

Skincare in the "cloud": why Stark is now online-only.

Skincare in the “cloud”: why Stark is now online-only.

I mentioned in my New Year’s post that I had recently made a business decision that was difficult for me. In the last quarter of 2014 (because I’m an adult now and say stuff like that), I decided to stop…

02, Stark’s first perfume

Can you smell it? This is the scent of healthy, non-toxic, living, luxurious perfumes. On October 22nd, our first Huile de Parfum will finally be available. Natural perfumery is an art-form. It takes patience, imagination, love and commitment. It takes having the ability to “see” scents,…

The cost of “smelling cheap”…

There are over 3,100 inexpensive aroma chemicals available to the perfume industry. Only 40% have been tested for safety, and the tested ones are known for their toxicity. This is what conventional perfumes are made of: cheap, toxic chemicals in expensive bottles….

Conventional perfumes. They scare the bejesus out of me.

(pssst this is a re-post of a newsletter I sent out. HOW COOL ARE MY NEWSLETTERS? I know.) Seriously. Kids should dress up as bottles of Calvin Klein Infinite Poison or whatever it’s called for Halloween. In fact, maybe that’s what toddler…

How Green Beauty is like Parenting

There was a time in my life that I thought the most opinionated people were those in certain sociology and/or anthropology classes I took in university. It seemed not a. single. thing. could be discussed without much further discussion happening. Something…

Canada Day sale!

By the way? This  post is actually  a newsletter. THIS IS THE FUN YOU MIGHT BE MISSING OUT ON IF YOU DON’T SIGN UP! Happy Canada Day! Neighbours! Buddies! Hot enough for ya? Happy Canada day, and go easy on…

Travel Post 4: I pretty much lost my shit (or why self-care is vital).

This is about how I pretty much  lost my shit. In just a few days, my little company turns two years old. So strange. I can’t remember what life was like BS (before Stark). Or before I had a baby….

Travel Post 3: I continue to torture my face, and the upside of said torture.

I think I may need some kind of intervention. I had created a nice little washing routine in Kuwait with my beloved honey and rosewater, and then when it was time to leave for Italy, what did I do? Intentionally…