The Face of Natural

One of the most valuable lessons learned in caring for yourself is that what goes on your skin is as vital as the foods you eat. Quite simply, we absorb what we apply. Avoiding the dirty dozen chemical ingredients in soaps, lotions, hair care, and cosmetics has been an effective method for me in combating brittle hair as well as dry, painful skin irritations. Plus, it helps me feel my very best from the outside in. From therapeutic need to simple pampering, let the Healthy Living Department at DLM help tailor your healthy, nourishing body care regimen.

Natural Body Care Items found at DLM

Natural, Fashionable

Bodisafe Beauty cosmetics are made with only jojoba oil, shea butter, and castor oil as well as natural pigments. Their products are chemical free, anti-agin, conditioning, and antioxidant rich.

Pout it Out:

Dry winter cold is a leading culprit for chapped lips. Kiss petroleum chapsticks goodbye while you reach for the softening beeswax and honey of Savannah Bee Lip Balm and healing coconut and olive oils found in Portland Bee Balm.

Happy Hydration

Don’d despair when you can repair! Keys Feet and Hands is chemical free, using jellied avocado, blackseed, and carrot seed oil. Rich with full spectrum vitamin E to nurture dry sky and lock in moisture, we love the healing benefit of Derma E Intensive Therapy Body Lotion from head to toe.

Strong Locks

Vegan, sulfate free, and paraben free, Acure offers shampoos and conditioners made with natural and organic ingredients to promote hydration, volume, protection, and damage control.

Tough as Nails

No Miss Nail Polish is available in numerous brilliant colors that go on smoothly, dry quickly, and are made with natural ingredients that won’t damage nails. When you’re ready to change out your look, try their gentle, moisturizing, vanilla-scented Almost Natural Nail Polish Remover.

Shine from the Inside

Garden of Life MyKind Organic Plant Collagen Builder is made from over 30 family-farmed organic whole foods to support the body’s own collagen production and protection from UV damage.

 

Seasonal Drinks

ImmuniTea

Give yourself a boost with this new drink we’ve added to our menu athte DLM Coffee Bar. ImmuniTea boasts antioxidant-rich Rishi Organic Green Mint Tea. We then swirl in DLM 100% Pure Honey, which is great for soothing an irritated throat, and DLM Pure Apple Cider Vinegar, which is known for many health benefits and detoxifying properties. A squeeze of lemon juice adds that extra bit of vitamin C your body craves.

Anatomy of a Cheese Board

Nothing is as easy, and yet so impressive, as a cheese board for home entertaining. If your friends and family are anything like mine, cheese is a must for almost every occasion. But how do you make a cheese board? I find that a lot of people are intimidated when it comes to assembling a crowd-pleasing cheese board. To begin, set aside your doubts about finding the right combination. While it is possible, it is incredibly hard to come up with a bad pairing.

I personally like to use about three to five different cheeses. Of course, you can do more, but it’s easy to overload the senses, so keep it simple. Once you’ve chosen your cheeses, have fun with sweet and salty accompaniments, from assorted crackers and cured meats, to fresh fruit and cornichons. The possibilities are always fun and endless! Lastly, don’t forget about the one-hour rule; to maximize the flavors of your cheese, allow them to sit at room temperature for at least an hour prior to serving. Now, let’s get started with making some cheese board magic!

Pro Tip 1: Define the Foundation

Are you hosting a casual get-together or a formal affair? How many people? Any known likes or dislikes? These are good questions to consider, and don’t be afraid to talk to your DLM cheesemongers. It’s our job to steer you in the right direction. If your experience hasn’t surpassed Kraft singles, don’t worry! We’ll get you to where you want to be.

Pro Tip 2: Set the Framework

When selecting cheeses for my boards, I think of a rhyme I once learned: Something old, something new, something goat, and something blue. Make this your motto and you’ll have the framework for the perfect cheese board.

Pro Tip 3: Finish, Finesse, & Serve

To keep your board from looking like a battle site by the end of the night, cut your cheeses before placing them on the board, but not too far in advance as to keep them from drying out. Try thin slices from the rind to the center to showcase flavors from the inside out that the cheese has developed through aging. For soft, crumbly cheeses, leave them whole and provide a spreader for your guests to use.