Pura Botanica Blog

It’s a New Year and Time for a New, Rejuvenated You

Each of us find our own way of embracing the New Year. Many, if not most of us, start the year with resolutions to improve ourselves and our lives. Some of us stray away from resolutions because we believe the quest for self-improvement is continuous or maybe that the timeline shouldn’t be annual. Some of us focus on monthly goals, or even daily goals, or maybe cyclical goals like Ben Franklin was famous for. No matter how you approach the … READ MORE

3 Keys to a Stress-Free Holiday Lifestyle

3 Keys to a Stress-Free Holiday Lifestyle

Holidays are filled with times of excitement, love, and unfortunately sometimes stress. If you typically find yourself stressed throughout this time of year, then it’s time to take a step back and prepare for a stress-free holiday. Plan Ahead & Scale Back Staying stress-free often comes down to some simple planning and preparation. First, take a look at your task list and ask yourself “what will happen if I don’t complete this task?” to determine how important each item is. An … READ MORE

Survival Guide To The NPEE 2014 : Recharging In The Evening

Taking a couple minutes to relax after a long day of entertaining potential business opportunities and new product manufacturer’s is essential to making sure you’re recharged and ready to get up and do it again the next morning. After a long day of walking the expo floor and an evening seeing what downtown Baltimore has to offer, soak in a bath with Pura Botanica Botanic Bath Infusions, and let the stress and body aches just fade away. Looking for something … READ MORE

Survival Guide To The NPEE 2014: Where to go in Baltimore

During downtime, there are a number of things you can do in downtown Baltimore to make sure your trip is fun, as well as successful. To start with don’t miss the Harvest Festival on the outside terrace of the convention center on Wednesday, September 17th from 2-6 pm; It’s an eclectic hybrid of a farmers market and trade show, and it opens up the Natural Products East Expo. Also, check out the Balti more Harbor, which is close by the … READ MORE

Survival Guide To The NPEE 2014: At The Show

Now that you are at the show, here are some tips to help Buyers be more successful at the NPEE. Check out the surrounding area near each booth you visit. It’s worth learning about the nearby booths in an area to see if they have similar products, or a product you may be more interested in, or can’t find elsewhere. Many exhibitors help the booths around them and work together to make it a beneficial show for all attending. This … READ MORE

Survival Guide To The NPEE 2014 : What To Bring

If you are in the Natural Products industry it’s no surprise to you that the Natural Products East Expo (NPEE) is right around the corner and you’re undoubtedly already starting to prepare. As soon as the doors open on Wednesday, September 17, you’re sure to get caught up in the events, speakers, buyers, and education on natural products and the companies there presenting them. Year after year the NPEE proves to be a great event to explore innovative business models and new natural products. … READ MORE

3 Essential Tips for Carefree Travel

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Get Organized The most important thing about worry-free travel is being organized. Start with a packing list and stick to it. But let’s face it, even with lists, most of us usually end up with a suitcase we’re sitting on top of to try and close. Once you have all your items, lay them out on the bed and scrap at least three. You really won’t need that 5th pair of running shorts on your three day vacation, we promise. … READ MORE

Introducing Botanic Bath Infusion Singles

Pura Products is really excited to announce that you can now purchase our Botanic Bath Infusions in singles which make it even easier for you to give the gift of wellness or maintain your own on the go. Our Botanic Bath Infusions are all natural bath therapies that combine restorative mineral sea salts, fragrant herbs and flowers, and healing essential oils. Let us help you choose which ones are right for you.     Want to wash away a long … READ MORE

Summer Travel Hostess Gifts

Off for a weekend visiting your pal’s spread on the Vineyard, up in Maine, or out in the Hamptons? Lucky you! Just remember—your mother was right about the first rule of good guesting: Never arrive empty-handed. Sure, your hosts will say they don’t need anything. That doesn’t mean they won’t be delighted when you show up on their doorstep with a gift, a big smile, and an offer to a) empty the dishwasher, b) throw in a towel wash, c) … READ MORE

Helping Make a Difference One Mother at a Time

We’ve been talking a lot over the past couple of weeks about our campaign to Make a Difference this Mother’s Day by helping to raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC). I have lived and worked in Broward County, Florida for almost 20 years and have served on the Corporate Board of the organization for 2 years in addition to volunteering for various committee locally for 4. So, it made perfect sense that I would … READ MORE

Pack It All In: Tips for Fashionable, Fun and Stress-Free Travel

I just returned from an incredible, eco-adventure and safari getaway in South Africa where I communed with leopards, lions, zebras and elephants (oh, my!) and took a much-needed break from the busy past two months. Between the Oscars gifting suite and the CEW event in New York City, I have been up, down and across the US and, now, across an ocean. Good thing I took my own packing and travel advice, which helped me stay organized and calm. Here … READ MORE

Our Favorite Red Carpet Moments. And the award goes to…

This week, I’ll head out to beautiful Beverly Hills to participate in an Oscars gifting suite in partnership with my friends at Wow! Creations. From the Penthouse suite at the gorgeous Luxe Rodeo Drive, I’ll enjoy gorgeous views of Los Angeles while I talk to some of my favorite actors and actresses about Pura Botanica’s all-natural and travel-friendly products. Because really, who travels more than a working actor? We’ll be handing out our Freshly Minted Travel Kits, Botanic Bath Infusions … READ MORE

Oscar Winning Writer and Composer Love Pura Botanica’s Travel-Friendly Freshly Minted Take Me Along Kit

Luxury Bath and Body Products Help Busy Celebs Take Their Morning Ritual On the Road Few people know the meaning of the word busy better than an Oscar winner. Just ask Steven Price and Craig Borten. Price won his first Academy Award on Sunday for composing the score for Oscar darling Gravity. And Craig Borten co-wrote the Oscar-winning script for Dallas Buyers Club that helped Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto snag their own big wins!     After a quick … READ MORE

Be My (Green) Valentine

This Valentine’s Day, how about showing a little love to Mother Earth? We’re not suggesting abandoning the flowers, chocolates and jewelry for your sweetie, but, rather, taking a little extra time to source these gifts from eco-conscious suppliers and producers. Here are 14 gift ideas for your one and only (and the planet). While you’re shopping, feel free to check out our Valentine’s Day Gift Sets that are full of luxurious products made from organic and sustainably-harvested ingredients. 1.    Fair … READ MORE

New Year, Same Me: And That’s a Good Thing

While setting goals to better ourselves is good in theory, the process often sets us up to fail when we inevitably slip (I can’t eat just one potato chip, either). This year, I suggest that instead of trying to break habits in 2014, we create new ones. Rather than dwelling on shortcomings, we should count our blessings and practice gratitude. It’s hard to complain about the little things when you are focused on giving thanks that your children are alive … READ MORE