Best Picnic Spots In NYC

Considering the nickname “The Concrete Jungle,” it’s probably hard for some people to believe that NYC is riddled with greenery and perfect picnic spots. But with city parks all over the town, New York’s nature and urban environment gives you the best of both world....

Make Everyday More Relaxing

Are we wrong to say that relaxing seems to be the last thing on our ever growing to-do list? Everyday it seems that we have a million and one things to do with no breather in site. So how do we start learning to relax...

Getting Started With Herbs

For me, Spring means herbs - for their fragrance and taste, for the bees they attract, and especially for taking care of our bodies, both inside and out. If you don’t have a garden, that’s okay - many do quite well in containers on a porch...

Collagen: The Great Beauty Secret

Today we’re reviewing an ingredient that is commonly used in skincare products—Collagen. Collagen is a type of protein produced by our bodies to promote strength and elasticity of the skin, as well as promote cell turnover—replacing dead skin cells with fresh and healthy new ones!...

Cuba…A Land of Discovery

Like most New Yorkers who live in the city, I was riding the subway one day when an ad caught my interest. It was for the New York Museum of Natural History, which I’ve not been to in a very long time, and it was...

Natural Home Remedies to Combat Colds

Cold and flu season is here. Before you reach for any over counter medications, try these natural remedies to help you kick that cold and keep you feeling good all winter. Oregano Oil Oregano oil is often referred to as nature’s antibiotic due to its antiviral, antibacterial,...

Don’t let your pumpkins go to waste

Now that fall is almost over, it’s time to get rid of those leftover pumpkins you’ve had sitting around as decoration all season. Don’t toss those unused pumpkins in the trash! Here are a few ways to put them to good use.   DIY pumpkin facial mask Pumpkins...

National Chocolate Day: Our favorites!

A day to celebrate chocolate?! Yes please! We're all chocolate lovers here at eco18. What's your favorite type of chocolate? Shauna- Health Editor I.love.chocolate. But my favorite type of chocolate to get while I was trick-or-treating, were the Midnight Dark Milky Ways! Jillian- Beauty Editor Well, that's very hard to narrow...

National Pumpkin Day!

It's National Pumpkin Day! Check out these awesome carved, or decorated pumpkins to get you in the Halloween Spirit! 1.A carved carousel  2.All zipped up 3.A graphic grin 4.A bit of glam!   5.Creepy crawlers 6.Webbed ...