Архив автора: Edith Zimmerman

The Hippie Toothbrush Experiment — Adventures With Natural Alternatives

If you, like me, have ever been curious about the wide, weird world of alternative tooth care, please join me for what I thought would be a deep dive but which instead turns out to have only just skimmed the surface. But since I don’t think Apartment Therapy is looking for a weekly alternative dental care column (yet), this will likely be my only exploration. (далее…)

The Bun Style and the Hair Fork That (Mostly) Eased Me Off Hair Elastics

Last year I came across a video of a young woman repeatedly wrapping her hair into a specific bun style — a nautilus bun — and securing it with a single hair stick. It was transfixing, and it seemed to promise an old-fashioned solution to the modern-day I-don’t-have-a-hair-elastic problem, as well as a potential solution to the hair-elastics-have-been-tearing-my-hair-out-for-decades problem. I’m not sure that the second problem is totally the hair elastics’ fault, but in any case I was curious about this bun and these hair sticks (and hair forks). (далее…)

The 5 Most Useful Essential Oils

While natural beauty guru Rachel Winard (of the cult-favorite brand Soapwalla) and I were talking about good, easy facials to make with food that might currently be in your kitchen, I also asked her for pointers on how to start an essential oil collection. Essentially: What are the essential essential oils? She suggested these five (for which you could come up with your own mnemonic, too — my first attempt is «let little ponies eat … tea trees.») Anyway, I’ll turn this over to Rachel now… (далее…)

For the Bidet Curious: 3 Under $100 Toilet Seat Bidets, Reviewed — Real Life Review

Ever since reading Farhad Manjoo’s ode to the high-end toilet-seat bidet in the New York Times in 2015, I’ve been curious to try one. Although I was familiar with standalone porcelain bidets, I’d never successfully used one, and I’d definitely never tried the attachment-style bidets he was raving about — the ones that you sandwich between your toilet and your toilet-seat lid, and that have a little nozzle that emerges, Alien-like, at the push of a button to spray your butt (and whatever else you like) with water. (далее…)