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  • Kavana's Top 10 Tips for Better Rest & Hormone Balance

    Rest is key to hormone balance. The symptoms of perimenopause are real for women between the ages of ~30 to 55, and the seemingly never-ending de...
  • KAVANA'S GUIDE TO HORMONES & SKIN IN PERIMENOPAUSE

    Are you a woman between the ages of 35 and 55? Have you felt or noticed changes in your skin that seem like more than just a sudden, new skin condition?  Have you noticed changes in your sleep patterns, menstrual cycle, mood, energy levels, appetite and libido? Ever wondered why these changes seem to occur, what causes them and what you can do about it? Have you ever heard the term 'perimenopause'? 
  • DOES SKINCARE 'WORK'? A closer look at skin, skincare & toxins.

    This week’s Kavana or intention, is to debunk a prevailing, popular myth around skincare, explore how the skin works to protect us and discover how toxins and substances in skincare get into our bodies through the skin.

  • Toxic Babies & the Mean 15

    When it comes to cosmetics and personal care products, the idea of 'informed consent' is a kind of misnomer, and oxymoron that asks us to consent to using something we are usually uninformed, ill informed and/ not adequately informed about. 

    To decipher the long lists of ingredients on the back of the majority of personal care/ cosmetic products, and be truly informed about what exactly we are putting on our bodies, and how these ingredients- alone or in concert- can affect our skin and our health, might require a degree or three- in chemistry, botany, biology, dermatology, toxicology, physics, latin and thousands of dollars in sophisticated technology and peer-reviewed tests. (Tragically, leaving no leftovers for shoes! ;)

    Most of us are too lazy to bother and just want to buy the nice smelling, vanilla skincare the nice lady is selling. Turns out, ignorance is bliss and it smells good too! This week's Kavana blog post, will give you an idea of the top toxins to avoid: The Mean 15.

  • Toxic Beauty: what's lurking in your cosmetics

    TOXIC BEAUTY: THE LOWDOWN Are the lists of ingredients on the back of personal care products and cosmetics a total mystery to you? Does the questio...
  • HOW THE MOON AFFECTS OUR HORMONES

    WINTER IS COMING As the days start to get shorter and nights start to get longer and colder, it is normal for people's energy to wane, and feel an...
  • Sea, Safe and Sun: Sun Safety Demystified

    Confession: I love the smell of sunscreen. Memories of countless family camping trips and beach vacations of my childhood flood the corners of m...
  • 'SKINCYCLING' in pregnancy: Kavana's Guide to safe, pregnancy specific skincare for each trimester

    'SKINCYCLING' FOR PREGNANT WOMEN Pregnancy can drastically change a woman’s body, thanks in no small part to fluctuating hormones, those chemical m...
  • HORMONE SAFE, NON TOXIC SKINCARE & FRAGRANCES: What hormones do to our skin and sense of smell.

      YOU ARE WHAT YOU SECRETE: Wake up glowing, gorgeous, energized and even-tempered some days? Wake up cold, moody, crampy, lethargic and breakout ...
  • A BATH RITUAL TO ATTRACT LOVE

    A seven step self-care ritual to attract more love into your life with Kavana.
  • Scents & Sensitivity

    How do our hormones affect the sense of smell of cycling women? What kinds of fragrances are preferable and possibly helpful, for different times of the month? Kavana brings you on a fragrant map of a woman's cycle, with scent suggestions for each phase. Read on and please share.