Resources – Kavanaskincare


"Beauty is living in harmony with who you are."  

Here are some resources that have informed my philosophy, values and Kavana skincare formulations!  Enjoy and please share.


ATKINS, P.W: The Periodic Kingdom                                                         

BENYUS, Janine M. Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature.           

BURR, Chandler: The Emperor of Scent, The Perfect Scent                     

CHOPRA, Deepak: Perfect Health                                                           

CLARK, Demetria: Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Healing     

CRENSHAW, Theresa L.: Love and Lust: How our Sex Hormones Influence Our Relationships. 

DAVIS, Patricia: Aromatherapy A-Z                                                           

DEACON, Gillian: There's Lead In Your Lipstick                                       

ELLENA, Jean-Claude: The Diary of a Nose                                         

GASCOIGNE, Stephen Dr.: The Chinese Way to Health                           

HANDA, Parvesh: Ayurveda for Health & Beauty                                     

HAMPTON, Aubrey: What's in Your Cosmetics?                                     

HERZ, Rachel Sarah: The Scent of Desire: Discovering our Enigmatic Sense of Smell

HICKMAN- BRYNIE, Faith: Brain Sense: The Science of the Senses and how we Process the World Around Us


LICHTERMAN, Gabrielle: 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about your Love Life, Mood and Potential.

MALKAN, Stacy: Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry       

MCKIBBEN, Bill: The End of Nature                                                           

ODY, Penelope: Essential Guide to Natural Home Remedies                   

POLLAN, Michael: The Omnivore's Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, Cooked, In Defense of Food.

RATAN, Ravi, Dr. : Handbook of Aromatherapy                                        

ROMM, Dr. Aviva Hormone Intelligence: The Complete Guide to Calming Hormone Chaos and Restoring Your Body's Natural Blueprint for Well-Being.     

SHIVA, Vandana: Eco Feminism 

STAMETS, Paul: Mycellium Running

STRATHERN, Paul: Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements

TISSERAND, Robert L. & YOUNG, Rodney: Essential Oil Safety A Guide for Healthcare Practioners.

THAYER, Samuel: The Forager's Harvest                                                 

WINTER, Ruth M.S: A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients 

VASIL, Adria: Ecoholic Body and Ecoholic Home           


TED TALK: The Toxic Baby with Penelope Jagessar and Tyrone Hayes
TED TALK: Endocrine disruption, environmental Justice and the ivory tower, Tyrone Hayes
TED TALK: The Most Polluted Generation


MYERS, Pete: Microplastics Revealed in the Placentas of Unborn Babies
BRIGHTEN, Jolene Dr.  When is the Best Time to Test Hormone Levels
BRIGHTEN, Jolene Dr. Reduce Your Stress Today for Better Hormones
BRIGHTEN, Jolene Dr. What Causes Hair Loss and How to Stop it


Dr. Aviva Romm The Natural Health Podcast

Dr. Mariza

Commune Podcasts: Your Hormones Are a Superpower