Self-Care Tips to Help You Transition Effortlessly into Fall

It’s hard to believe it’s already the Autumnal Equinox (aka First Day of Fall), but that delightful nip in the air proves that the Fall Season is here.

 

We adore summer and everything it has to offer, from sultry summer evenings on the patio (pups included!) to those beautiful sunrises that make waking up early for work a little more bearable!

 

Even though we love summer, we have to admit that the arrival of fall has us longing for delectable pumpkin lattes, cozy sweaters and reading socks! (If you don’t own a pair then you’re seriously missing out!)

 

It’s also the perfect time of year for self-reflection; reflecting on the year so far and all you have achieved while looking forward to the chilly season and festivities that lie ahead. 

 

In this article we’ll share our top self-care tips to help you effortlessly transition into the new season. 

 

Get cozy and dig in! 

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What Makes Heart & Arrow Soap So Amazing?

When it comes to getting clean, you deserve to lather up with a soap bar that will treat your skin with the utmost love and respect, while loving & respecting the earth and our connection to it.

We aren’t kidding around!

Purchasing a soap bar may not be something you have thought too much about in the past, but did you know that those conventional soap bars can actually do more damage than good when it comes to your skin? 

Here, at Heart and Arrow, we leave the synthetic, drying ingredients out and instead, pour a whole lot of love and luxury into our bars!

In this article we wanted to let you know exactly what you’ll be putting onto your skin when you use our beautiful bars, because as a consumer you deserve to know!

We can’t wait for you to find out…

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Nurturing Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem for a Happier, More Confident Self: 3 Self-Love Rituals You Can Start Today

When was the last time you showed yourself a little love?

You spend so much time rushing from one thing to the next and giving attention to your friends, co-workers and family when they need a listening ear, but what about yourself?

In this article we wanted to share just 3 simple self-care and self-love rituals that will help you to connect with yourself on a deeper, spiritual level; not to mention leave you feeling seriously blissed out!


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How to Nurture Skin Health from the Inside Out

It’s easy to be taken in by all the ads littering our social media feeds advertising the latest “holy grail” product guaranteed to give you the “skin of your dreams.”

Perhaps you’ve splurged in the past only to be disappointed by the results or maybe the product worked okay for a week or two before it stopped giving you the results you had initially fallen in love with.

You aren’t imagining it…

In this article we’ll share our top 3 tips for gorgeous skin from the inside out!

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My Favorite (Easy) Ways to Amp Up Bathtime!

A bath seems like a great idea, but when it comes down to it, how do you make it more special than just sitting in a tub of hot water? (Which I admit, is almost enough for me!)

Bath time can be an opportunity to let go of stress, sore muscles, troubles & worries, and even a time to meditate and gain new insights into your goals. Here I share 5 of my favorite ways to make the most out of your bath.

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Heart & Arrow's 'Green Team' Adopts a Highway!

We had a blast this past Saturday as the Heart & Arrow Green Team descended on our 1.3 mile stretch of Rt. 209 outside Kingston, NY. This popular “gateway” to the Hudson Valley is a beautiful stretch of road. We’re stoked to be stewards of this section for the next 2 years.

It was gray and wet, but warm and springy- and we got our cleanup on!

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Teaching Soapmaking to Girls Inc.

This week, I had a unique opportunity to share my passion for soap making with a 4th grade Girls Inc. entrepreneurial class at the George Washington Elementary School in Kingston, NY. It was an extremely rainy day outside, but inside our classroom, the Girls Inc. group had a blast learning about something they may never have even considered before: handmade soap making!

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Creating Your Personal Spa: 3 Easy DIY Recipes for Self Care

How many times have you told yourself you’ll make time for a massage, a facial, a visit to the spa? And how many times has it actually happened?

Sometimes, the “good life” can seem so out of reach. Not enough money, not enough time to spend on yourself & actually feeling good- physically, mentally & emotionally.

But the truth is, self-care doesn’t have to come from a spa, a salon or a therapist (although all three are absolutely amazing & budgeting them into your schedule at least quarterly will do you a world of good!). Maybe you can you commit to once a week for yourself. Can you pencil in 1 or 2 hours on a weekend or a Tuesday evening to do YOU? I believe you can & I believe you will be much happier with your life if you do.

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Owning Your Story to Make Positive Change

In this episode of the Goal Digger Podcast, called “The Power of Owning Your Story to Make A Difference”, Jenna interviews Sarah Herron, of The Bachelor fame, on what drove her to create an amazing organization called SheLift. Since its founding 2 years ago, SheLift has been helping transform the lives of women and girls with physical differences through active experiences in nature.

Her story of self-empowerment through practicing self-love & creating community around overcoming challenges, speaks to the heart of what Heart & Arrow Handcrafted is about. Give it a listen~ you absolutely won’t be disappointed, and it may even change your life!

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What Sets Us Apart Brings Us Together: The Heart & Arrow Manifesto

This week, I want to share with you a new addition to my About page, and indeed to the Heart & Arrow Handcrafted brand itself. It is the Heart & Arrow Manifesto. This is a declaration of independence of sorts. A call to action for the tribe. A siren in the night. I hope you hear it, feel it, & rejoice in it because sister, we are moving forward together!

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Meet Lindsey Rose

Recently, I circulated a Customer Spotlight questionnaire to some of Heart & Arrow’s most ardent supporters & customers. I wanted to find out a little bit more about what makes these amazing women tick, & have the opportunity to shine light on the individuals who make up the ever-growing Heart & Arrow Handcrafted community. These are people who care about the impact their purchases have, both socially & environmentally, locally & globally. They are individuals who follow their heart & their dreams.

I decided to fill out the questionnaire myself so you can get to know a bit more about me, Lindsey Rose Arnold, the artisan maker behind Heart & Arrow Handcrafted.

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3 Simple Tips for Living a Greener Lifestyle in the New Year

"Change can happen if we all live like we’d like the change."

Former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore, said in his 2015 talk at the annual Climate Reality Leadership Program in Delhi, India.

Think about it, we talk about wanting and needing change in the world, but how much are we actually doing every day?

It all comes down to making small lifestyle changes that can actually bring about the biggest change.  To help you along, here are 3 simple tips to help you live greener, like you’d like the change.

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How We Give Back And Empower Other Women Through Skincare

You’ve likely seen the sentence “Each purchase helps empower women around the world” on all of our soap and candle labels and have perhaps wondered what this actually means.

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3 Ways To Be More Environmentally Conscious & Sustainable This Holiday Season

With the festive season just beginning, chances are you’ll soon be purchasing holiday gifts for all your friends and families to show them how much you cherish them.

Purchasing gifts can be a little stressful, especially if you leave it for the last minute, not to mention it’s not great for the environment thanks to all that extra paper and product packaging. In fact, millions of tons of plastic ends up in landfills every year, especially at this time of year, where it pollutes our precious earth, because plastic is not degradable.

In this article we’ll show you how to shop a little cleaner and greener these holidays so you can know you’re doing your part towards keeping our environment a happier, healthier place.


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How Our Signature Essential Oils Can Help Your Mind, Body and Spirit

We adore essential oils here at Heart and Arrow so it’s only natural that you’ll find them in most of our products.


Not only do essential oils provide incredibly healing benefits for the skin, each unique scent has a powerful effect on the mind and can truly transform your mood simply by inhaling their gorgeous scent.

In this article we wanted to open your eyes and introduce you to just a few of the healing essential oils in our world, and why they are so wonderful for you!

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Why Are Handcrafted Soap Bars Better Than Conventional Soap Bars?

When you buy soaps that say “natural” on the label, you’re expecting an all natural product aren’t you?

We hate to burst your bubble, but what you’re buying is not a natural soap bar, but rather you’re buying into a common marketing tactic used by brands today.

Here’s a dirty little secret most consumers aren’t yet aware of…

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Coconut Wax vs Paraffin Wax Candles: Which is the best vegan option?

Have you ever wondered what exactly you’re burning when you light up your new fragrant candle? The one that fills your room with an ambient atmosphere and the air with a gorgeous, lingering scent…

Don’t be embarrassed if you aren’t sure at all!

Sure, you know candles are primarily made up of wax, but did you know that there are different kinds of wax?

Also, those scents at big name stores, from pumpkin spice to marshmallow fluff, are often scented using synthetic chemicals that can actually put your health at risk when they turn to liquid and fill the air.

Don’t be too alarmed, there certainly are natural alternatives and after reading this article you’ll be armed with all the knowledge you need to purchase a candle that is all natural and safe for you and your family.

Keep reading to learn more!


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3 Acts Of Self Care You Can Do Daily for a Happier, Less Stressful Life

When was the last time you took some time out especially for yourself?
Go on, think about it.

If it’s taking you a while to remember, then that means you’re due for a pamper sesh’ ASAP!

Don’t let stress reach a peak before you do something about it. These helpful daily tips are easy to incorporate into your everyday life and will help you to recharge your batteries on a daily basis so every day is a good one!

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Empowering Women Around the World

"Each purchase helps empower women around the world."

      You've probably noticed this written on our soap and candle labels. What do we mean and how are we helping empower women around the world? Read more to find out!

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