If there’s one reason this little place on the internet exists, it’s because of you. If there’s a single reason I’ve been inspired to continue my health journey, document my struggles, find my voice and build my company, it’s everyone who comes here, who reads this, who supports me and who doesn’t make me feel super awkward for drinking green juice and writing alternative medicine books. You’ve embraced me, you’ve shown so much love towards me and you make me a better person each and every day. To say thank you this week, I’ve given you some deals on some super special products and programs that I offer.
Each program and product was inspired by readers health concerns and questions. Whenever I see a slew of questions come in, I try to design something that answers those questions. For instance, The 14 Day Fitness Plan was inspired by readers who wanted to get fitness results fast. The Stay Weird shirts + hoodies were for my readers who asked me how they could rock their freak flags and stay fly. My monthly memberships were for comrades who wanted to stay connected and learn more about helping their own health for a fraction of the cost of traditional life coaching programs.
Take an additional 10% off Stay Weird tees and hoodies. They’re perfect to snuggle up in chilly weather or as a gift for the weirdo in your life. Available for guys too and they go from Small (pictured) up to a 2XXL! Just be sure you use this link.
Thank you for connecting with me, for coming here, for leaving me sweet comments and for trusting me with your wellness questions. You guys are seriously the organic cherry on top of my dairy free sundae. Love you all! xx
Recently, I shared my one solution that has solved all my hair problems: oil! With just the right amount of oil (not too much, not too little) you can control frizz, mend split ends, condition, thicken and grow your hair – and you can do it all with one product!
Specifically, this oil by Nordic Bliss has been my go-to for the last few weeks. I am actually almost all out of it. My hair has grown at least 4 inches in the last few months, since I use this to condition during my shower, after I shower I comb it through my hair and I use it as a hair mask at night. Don’t know what I would do without my hair oil ritual!
I wanted to share a discount with you so that you have the opportunity to try my favorites, too. Today, take 30% offyour order with code NORDIC30!
Super simple and the best way to organic, healthy hair!
Seriously, this week has both flown by and also been one of the longest weeks of my life!
So much to do, so little summer time left!
My birthday is also in a few weeks, and T’s birthday is just a week after that. SO we’re in Virgo scramble planning mode. Despite some of our last minute planning (just some!), I have some gifts for him that I can’t wait to share with him – or you guys! Stay tuned! 🙂
Speaking of gifts, I have a gift for you guys this weekend too!
A 20% off gift card to our store: just enter code STAYWEIRD at checkout, and enjoy any of our healthy products!
I’ll be spending this weekend working on the finishing touches of my Cured by Nature workshop. If you’re in LA, don’t forget to stop by and join us! You can reserve your ticket [here]! Here’s what some of our amazing attendees said about the last workshop:
“Tara is an author, entrepreneur, blogger and boss babe! I was fortunate enough to attend her last speaking engagement and she is incredible!! Her Cured by Natureworkshop is so inspiring and empowering. Tara shares stories of her powerful journey that are captivating and encouraging. If you’re in the LA area, I definitely recommend attending this event and picking up a copy of her book, Cured By Nature!!” -Ashley, Ashleys Organics
“I am so happy I stopped by Tara’s event at Wanderlust Hollywood![Tara] tapped into parts of my learned beliefs and behaviors that I had never even thought of before. She helped me in finding old patterns I was stuck on and gave me the tools I needed to move through them and into healthier patterns. I apply something I learned here each and every day! I highly recommend this workshop!” -Mary K, Soul of Yoga
“Tara’s story – and the lessons shes learned from her life – are incredible. I laughed… I cried… I walked away transformed.” -Michael, Photographer
I can’t wait to bring this workshop back to Wanderlust!
It’s the last one of the year, so don’t miss out! See you there! xx
If you’ve read this blog even a little bit, you know how absolutely obsessed I am with face oils. I even had natural and organic oils as the main ingredient in my last makeup collection! And I’ve tried so many of them – from the organic cold pressed olive oil at Whole Foods to some beautiful oils from far off lands like Africa, Morrocco, India and Italy!
As someone who is really particular about what I put on my skin, I had my eye on Uma Oils for awhile before they reached out to me. When I got the email, I felt so incredibly lucky, as Uma Oils are some of the most luxurious and effective oils on the market – never mind the crème de la crème of their top tier natural oils space! For centuries, the Uma estate has farmed and crafted the world’s finest organic oils, securing the coveted role of trusted supplier to the world’s most prestigious beauty brands – ranging from Tom Ford to Estée Lauder. All of Uma’s botanicals are raised on their 100-acre meadow, which was carefully chosen for its nutritious soil.
As if that wasn’t amazing enough, Uma’s dedicated caretakers select only the finest seeds, and nurse their plants through the growing season – making sure to harvest each plant no more than two times before re-planting. While this painstaking process results in a lower yield, it ensures the unparalleled purity and therapeutic benefit of Uma Oils. Beautiful self-love skincare regiment? Check! Luxurious, artisanal, hand crafted oils you can trust? Check!
When I was moving a few weeks ago, my skin FREAKED out. I’m talking breakouts, redness, cystic acne, psoriasis even visited me again! Funnnnn. After using organic olive oil to combat it I started to include Uma Oils into my skincare regiment to amazing results in no time! Just a few weeks later and my skin is back to normal and close to perfect. Let me walk you through how each one helped me (and why!) Oils that work? Check!
I find this wellness oil wonderful and effective enough to apply all over, especially areas like my neck and decolletage where I am especially sensitive. I’ll concentrate it by pressing it my skin with my palms first – usually where the light hits. The powerhouse oil is truly skin-perfecting and I find it really refines. It really does more than just add a glow, a daily application also does wonders for the any skin type!
Roman chamomile essential oil acts as a sedative to soothe tense nerves, while grounding vetiver essential oil relieves muscular stress. This formula is punctuated with beautifully scented lavender essential oil, for enhanced feelings of relaxation and calm – and is especially beneficial at the end of a busy day.
Alleviates tenseness and soothes nervous system
Promotes muscle relaxation and reduces physical signs of stress
Helps combat daily stressors to assist in mental and physical unwinding
Uma Oils Total Rejuvenation Night Face Oil
The saturated golden hue really warms the skin, making it a hundred times more flattering than any other oil under makeup I’ve tried! Plus, it’s almost impossible to overdo – ideal for anyone with a heavy hand! I apply this oil in the morning and again before bed at night. It’s hard to resist applying it throughout the day – as the beautifully warm sandalwood scent constantly calls to me and is quite addicting. MY remedy? Just smell your hands. 🙂 I take some therapeutic whiffs throughout the day for an instant mood booster!
Why it works:
Potent frankincense essential oil acts as a natural astringent, and advances cellular regeneration to fade scars and discoloration. Lemon essential oil complements the skin’s natural moisture production process, for soft and intensely moisturized skin in the morning. Meanwhile, soothing chamomile essential oil is packed with azulene, a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, for diminished scars and redness.
This is a lovely, natural evening oil to brighten and nourish the skin, and the light texture sinks in instantly for a super soft finish. Although great on it’s own, it works beautifully alongside any other Uma oil. I’m still using it, as it does work wonders on the appearance of my skin, and I love that it doesn’t cause blemishes like many brighteners I’ve used, which all seem to contain coconut oil. Uma Oils brightener is packed with vitamin c, and moisture-rich oils to truly address dark problem areas.
Why it works:
This triple-action brightening blend is rich in sandalwood and rose essential oils, which deliver rich hydration for a more luminous complexion. Vitamin C rich orange and neroli essential oils, along with rejuvenating frankincense essential oil, stimulate rapid cellular turnover to regenerate damaged skin cells, diminish visible signs of fatigue, and even out skin tone – for visibly radiant skin. This blend is formulated in a pomegranate oil base, to speed up absorption and ensure active ingredients rapidly penetrate the epidermis.
Talk about a powerhouse! This is one of my favorite face oils I’ve ever tried – and especially amazing for sensitive or acne prone skin! This luxe blend combines nature’s most potent botanicals to reverse visible signs of aging and transform damaged skin with it’s amazing natural ingredients, like frankincense essential oil, neroli, rose and sandalwood. Yum! Makes an amazing gift!
You can bring yours home today for yourself or someone you love!
There’s a new tea in town and I’ll admit that I fell in love instantly! It’s been amazing to have another totally natural, organic, caffeine free option to sip on during these super sunny summer months! These bottled, ready to drink, convenient formulas from Teaonic are delicious as well as healthy. Each flavor is jam packed with nature’s most delicious herbs, leaves, fruits, barks, flowers, spices and teas to support different functions for the body. No added sugars – because none are needed!
I am obsessed with tea and Teaonic has come along and filled a huge gap in my delicious, organic cold-tea needs.
I Love My Adrenals– Feeling stressed out or run down? This is your happiness tea! I adore chugging this in the beginning of the day to set my mood, or right before I go surfing to get me going! This tea improves our body’s ability to cope with stress, alleviate fatigue, increase overall energy and stamina, and strengthen immune function.
I Love My Femininity – This delicious tea is perfect for balancing female hormones, promoting a more regular and healthy female cycle, improving mood balance, and supporting overall reproductive health. Contains a powerful combination of Vitex (my favorite feminine herb!), Raspberry, Jasmine, Spearmint and Roobis.
I Love My Gut– Your entire overall health starts with your gut! In fact, 80% of your body’s immune system is located in the gut! I Love My Gut #1 is a soothing tonic that helps support the body’s natural elimination process, soothe occasional indigestion, and improve overall energy and immunity. Milk thistle, dandelion leaf, roobis, cardamom and clove make this one of my favorites for it’s unique, refreshing flavor.
I Love My Skin – Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body? It also requires the most hydration! I Love My Skin is a tasty, refreshing tonic that will help you flush out toxins and impurities and promote healthy skin from the inside out!
To try out this tea, you can use code organiclife at checkout for a delightful 30% OFF! (SHOP)
Indie Beauty Expo is the very first of it’s kind, and I am so excited about this incredible event that connects the very best in safe beauty with the conscious consumer!
There will be TWO winners for this giveaway! Each winner will receive one ticket for General Admission for the Indie Beauty Expo on August 27th at the Altman Building in NYC. This event is going to be amazing! You can check out my interview with the Founder of Indie Beauty Expo, Jillian Wright (here)to learn more about the event!