If aromatherapy isn’t the most accessible of the alternative therapies, we don’t know what is. No one was ever intimidated by a bottle of eucalyptus oil and we have personal experience with the instant de-stressing, un-hunching effect of lavender oil. That being said, H. Gillerman Organics is in the aromatherapy business, sure, but these oils are also something so much more.
Hope Gillerman first happened upon holistic therapies as a young dancer with a Black Swan-worthy back injury. When only wellness methods resolved her pain, she knew she was on to something. Fast-forwarding through years of research, we find Hope at the helm of her own namesake line of essential oil-based remedies. Organic, wild-crafted oils go into each bottle of the specialized blends ideal for those looking to supplement a healthy lifestyle with these powerful blends to combat the stresses of life. We’re personal fans of the Sleep Remedy, which we sprinkle carelessly across pre-sweet slept sheets. Here’s Hope…
Green Goddess Guide: Hope Gillerman
Always in my evening clutch:
Ilia’s Arabian Nights Lip Gloss for easy application – no mirror needed. Flowers Lip Balm for hands, lips, hair, cuticles.
Can’t travel without:
Hemp toothpaste and a ton of my own products truthfully: Sinus Remedy, Stress Remedy, Travel Remedy, Neroli Face Oil, Flowers Lip Balm and Flowers Face Balm, all by H. Gillerman Organics.
In a pinch I…
Use a strong red lip shade. We learned this in the ’80s – glad it is back!
Obsession of the moment:
Bergamot and grapefruit essential oils. Also, I have been using a 100% essential oil blend as a natural deodorant. The armpit is where you can anoint lymph nodes – to cleanse and boost immune system – and is a very absorbent part of the body for essential oils. Plus, this gives you a long lasting, attractive, personal scent to boot.
For snacks that feel like treats: dark dairy-free chocolate, fruit, and cashew milk with chia seeds and cardamom. For meal: fresh fish with greens
Juice from grated ginger, lemon juice, and 1 drop lemon essential oil, sometimes straight up, sometimes with hot water.
For ultra-glamorous effect:
Fresh green juice with cucumber and aloe – it’s what actors often drink before red carpet events.
RMS Lip2Cheek Rapture – works on cheeks as well.
Once a month I…
Do a week of salt scrubbing in the shower with dead sea salt, shea, coconut oil, and essential oil blend of the moment.
After a long-night or rough weekend…
Ginger lemon juice and green smoothie (hemp seeds, bitter greens, cider, water, cinnamon, cardamom), plus lots of green tea.
Kevin Aucoin’s eyelash curler.
Weirdest beauty habit:
I am more of a less-is-more, keep-it-simple, keep-it-organic type than a weird type. But, big secret: I don’t use sunscreen. Mineral foundation, hats and staying out of the sun are my way of minimizing exposure.
On my bedside table…
H. Gillerman Organics Stress Remedy, Sleep Remedy, Jaw Clenching Remedy, plus a sleep mask, and dream notebook.
Most treasured beauty tip…
Using balms and oils instead of creams and lotions – I can not stress this enough. Also, when using a face oil, limit drops to 8. If more hydration and protection are needed, follow with a healing balm. And never use essential oils on your face in a dilution stronger than 1%.
The product that changed my skin…
On little sleep I rely on…
H. Gillerman Organics Tension Remedy.
For glowing skin…
An anti-inflammatory diet, hydration and getting enough sleep are key, as well as exercise, deep breathing and a relaxed body style.
My go-to DIY:
Home spa: hydrotherapy with essential oils in the shower or bath.
Check out H. Gillerman Organics for yourself at our Sept. 4th event at New York Fashion Week – a Night of Green Beauty! Shop our favorite brands all under one roof!
Dear Readers and Green Goddesses, it feels so amazing to be participating in an event that helps women with cancer and be part of the large movement away from toxic beauty. I trust you are enjoying this series as much as I am and that it is helping to shine a light on easy ways to switch to a toxin-free, nurturing daily regime. xxoo hope
I struggle with using clean deodorants-they don’t work like antiperspirants that affect sweat glands so profoundly that they are classified as drugs by the FDA! But Hope, you have reminded me that the lymph nodes in the armpit are indeed a very absorbent part of the body and that healthy essential oils are indeed the best choice.
I would love to know what cleanser you use? Enjoyed the article and checking out all the products.