Traveling is good for the Soul

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Sometimes all the stars align and you have the opportunity to take that one trip you have been wanting to take for so very long. My trip that checks all of those boxes is right around the corner and somebody may need to pinch me! My husband of almost 20 years and I are headed to Scotland to celebrate the milestone. This is the first trip that my husband and I have taken that we have to plan because we are usually so off the cuff so I even had to seriously pare down my skincare. Below is a sneak peek of products that I am packing up and taking with, I mean who doesn’t love miniature versions of all your favorites?!

Travel Ready Products

Just when I thought I had streamlined my packing down to the “essentials” only I add just one more product. Maybe that is a hazard/beauty of having all of these amazing products right at my fingertips!

I will be traveling with;

  • Bioderma Micellar- wipes for a quick refresh and make-up removal
  • Kiehl’s Eye Alert- because…jet lag is for real
  • Jao Refresher-hand sanitizer and deodorant refresh
  • Malin+Goetz Advanced Renewal Cream-believe me my face needs all the hydration and wrinkle help
  • Malin+Goetz Mojito lip balm-no chapped lips allowed
  • Malin+Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant-my go to deodorant everyday of the year in the most adorable mini version
  • Malin+Goetz Peppermint Shampoo and Coriander Conditioner-easy breezy clean rinse for everyday use if needed
  • Baudelaire Goat’s Milk and Honey Soap-moisturizing and luxurious clean
  • Morihata Charcoal Eye Mask-anything that helps me sleep is a major plus
  • Diptyque Philosykos Solid perfume-the perfect package for travel
  • the Beauty Chef Glow packets-don’t want to go the whole time without this product
  • Kai Body wash and lotion-the best smelling and hydrating wash and moisture for the body
  • Walker bag-a great way to carry everything and still see what’s in there
  • Umbrella-because it’s Scotland

Bon Voyage

-Dena

 

 

Cast Away Island Must-Haves

If you were on a deserted island products

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Josh:

Ladies!

Lovers of Skincare!

Lets chat………

Deserted Island…only five products…unlimited supply.

Go!

J:

1)Mason Pearson brush

2)Bioderma ABC micellar water

3)Kypris Pot Of Shade

4)Malin+Goetz Cilantro Conditioner

5)Sunpotion Shea Butter

 

Elise:

Fun!!! This is tough….so many things I want to bring!

  • Kai Deodorant
  • The Beauty Chef Cleanse
  • Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
  • Fresh Advanced Therapy –Dream
  • Kypris Antioxidant Dew

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………How would I mix The Beauty Chef….Seawater? Find a natural Spring? A coconut???

 

Josh:

YOU’RE HILARIOUS!!! I love that you chose a deodorant. Literally didn’t even cross my mind…I mean….. we’re all Fam <3

 

Dena:

  • Bioderma Cleansing Oil
  • Kiehl’s SPF 50 mineral Sunscreen
  • Malin+Goetz Peppermint Shampoo
  • Kai Body Butter
  • Fresh Sport Lip Treatment SPF 30

BTW are we able to share our top 5 or is this supply only for our own use???

 

Josh:

OHHHHHH I like this. Like…..what if the only thing we can share is a Face Mask? Like a mask party night!!!????

OHHHHHNNNNNOOOOO None of us have picked a mask. This Luxury now rests on the shoulders of Hannah and Beth!

 

Hannah:

  • Herbivore Jasmine Body Oil
  • Kypris Beauty Elixir 1
  • Kypris Antioxidant Dew
  • Kiehl’s Deodorant
  • David’s Toothpaste

 

Beth:

Heyo! Here are my “I’m Tom Hanks in Castaway MUST HAVE island adventure items:

 

1)Diptyque Patchouli Candle

1.5) A Volleyball named Josh so I can have someone to talk about Drag Race with.

2) SunPotion Yin Power

3) Fat and the Moon All Cream

4) Poppy and Someday Gypsy Rose Toner

5) My all time fav Kiehl’s Musk- Sage Onyx signature scent, and,yes, I know that’s cheating JJJJJJ

 

SOOOOOOOOOO

Little bit practical

Little bit not.

Exactly what you would expect from us!

 

– Team Eden Castaway Island Crew

Change of Season Skin Care Routine

With the change of season it’s always a good time to adjust your skincare routine. Depending on your skin type here are some recommendations from Josh and Dena.

Dena’s go-to’s for dry skin

The long cold winter can leave the skin feeling dehydrated and dull. Here are a few of my favorites to jump start your skin to feel it’s vibrant hydrated self!

fresh Soy Face Cleanser $38

My tried and true facial cleanser and make-up remover.

Kindred Polish Cleanse $52
Best physical exfoliant ever used and leaves your skin hydrated after. 

Poppy and Someday Gypsy Rose Toner $35
Post-cleanse balance and moisture. 

Malin+Goetz Advance Renewal Cream $120
Go-to day and night cream.

fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask $62
Comforting with a great complexion reset.

Kypris Beauty Exlir I $90
Kypris Antioxidant Dew $72
Combine the two for complete hydration and vibrancy. 

Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Eye Serum $48
Firming and tightening, wrinkles be gone. 

joshs picks

Josh’s Combination Skin Picks

The main focus for going into spring summer is to continue keeping clean and unclogged. This can be tough with sweat and warmth coming into play.

Clarify / Re-balance / Refresh

Bioderma Sebium Micellar H20 $15
Fast and easy micellar for combination skin.

Kypris Deep Forest Clay Mask $88
Deepest of clay cleanse with slight brightening and exfoliation. 

Herbivore Charcoal Bar Soap $12
The standard for a deep clean for body and face. 

fresh Umbrian Clay Mask $58
My always on hand clay mask. 

Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes 20 Ct. $24
Perfect for a mid-day or post gym refresher. 

Herbivore Lapis Facial Oil $72
Redness and oil fighter light-weight facial oil. 

Kypris Clearing Serum $67
Countless active ingredients work to unclog and refine pores.

giving thanks / giving back

The holidays are here, and this weekend is about to get a little crazy at the shopping malls with insane hours and door-buster deals. This is a time that’s always left us feeling conflicted. Sure, “Black Friday” and “Small Business Saturday” mean more sales for us but is that really what the Holidays are about? We’re doing things differently this year at eden and participating in #goodkarmaisthenewblackfriday this weekend.

If you have some shopping you’d like to do with us we will be donating 10% of all purchases from Friday 11/25 -Monday 11/28 to Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS), an amazing local charity that meets the critical needs of the community by providing a continuum of quality programs designed to keep children safe and families together.

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FIRST FRIDAY OCTOBER : caldrea fragrance launch party

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please join us friday, october 7th 12-8PM for a special event as we welcome three limited edition caldrea fall fragrances, including juniper laurel mint, plum bergamot clove, and the brand new dahlia red currant.

we are giving a gift valued at $19 with any caldrea purchase of $40 or more. (while supplies last).
be sure to enter our drawing to win a caldrea bucket of goodies.
(no purchase necessary to enter the drawing).

let’s make a day of it.  the fun will begin around noon, and as always treats will be served.

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SOIL + TOIL trunk show

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Join us for a SOIL + TOIL trunk show this Sunday, August 21st 12-4 pm

Soil + Toil Ceramics was designed and created by Paige Stewart.
Paige grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. She carried her midwestern heart with her as she studied Art and Psychology at Western State University in Gunnison, Colorado. She moved to Los Angeles on a whim and with the wind in 2012 and is so grateful to be in a city where she can allow herself to follow the path of her creativity which has moved from drawing, writing, painting, dancing, and found a home in ceramics.

eden takes Chicago!

We’re packing up for a few days for a little 3 day summer retreat with our friends from Kiehl’s in the Windy City!
Yes, eden will be CLOSED Monday, July 25th-Wednesday, July 27th.

We recently discovered that of the 85 independent stores that carry Kiehl’s, little Miss eden is in the top 15 in the nation!  This is all thanks to you and your support.  We’re truly honored and want to keep that success going.
Some of you may already know, I had to go through quite a bit of red tape to get approval to carry Kiehl’s.  My first attempt ended with a rejection letter, saying they weren’t interested in distributing their line in Iowa.  I didn’t understand and felt defeated at the time, but I’m not one to take no for an answer so easily.  So the next year I tried again.  Six months of conversations followed and my request was approved at last.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.  I realize this is going to be a bit of an inconvenience, however, in our 13 years in business, this is our first eden family road trip.  I think we may be overdue.   – Jen

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And we do.
Thanks Kiehl’s for the sweet reminder.

Love,
the eden family

#goodkarmaisthenewblackfriday

We’ll be participating in #goodkarmaisthenewblackfriday this year, where we’ll be donating 10% of our gross sales from Friday 11/27-Monday 11/30 to Above and Beyond Cancer, an amazing local charity that’s mission is to elevate the lives of those touched by cancer, to create a healthier world.
The weekend normally known as Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday has always been a time that has left us feeling conflicted.  Sure, more sales for us but is that really what the Holidays are about?
The Wild Unknown started this wonderful movement and we encourage our fellow makers and brick and mortars to join too.  Head to their website www.thewildunknown.com to learn more and help us save the Holiday Spirit.

an august affair

It’s almost Fair time!  Here’s footage from our visit to the Iowa State Fair last year.  Thank you to my husband John for documenting our lives in such a beautiful way.  This time next week you’ll find us here.  Meet us at the Iowa Craft Beer Tent.