The Perfect Skin Routine a la Olive + M

The Perfect Skin Routine a la Olive + M

April 16 2021
So when I started formulating the Olive + M line all the little details that add up to an experience as you care for you skin were top of mind for me.   I spent some time and thought through what kind of experience I wanted to have while performing this sacred ritual of skin care and ultimately self care.
GROUNDING, A HEALING PRACTICE

GROUNDING, A HEALING PRACTICE

April 6 2021
Grounding is believed to increase the body's defense response or immune system, reduce inflammation, improve cardiovascular disease, repair muscle damage, reduce chronic pain, and even stabilize your mood. Studies have shown that grounding the body allows negatively charged antioxidant electrons from the earth to enter the body and neutralize positively charged free radicals. Pretty cool science shit if you ask me!
Body by Olive + M

Body by Olive + M

April 4 2021
Well that wraps up the body care portion of our assortment.  See what did I tell you? Simple yet deep, thats how we roll!   There is nothing worse than standing in front of a product line in the store staring at a wall of SKU’s and thinking which ones are right for me?   We keep it simple, clean, cruelty free, effective and affordable.  Mother Nature is our intrinsic driver because we know she holds the key to a successful youthful beauty routine.
Ingredient Deep Dive: Vitamin A

Ingredient Deep Dive: Vitamin A

March 30 2021
Vitamin A is essential to healthy living and is naturally found in many foods. Vitamin A is important for skin, eye, immune and reproductive function. In 1996, it was discovered that when used topically, vitamin A is capable of reprogramming cellular function! If you want your skin to function at its peak and stay clear, strong, and healthy, vitamin A should be a staple in your skincare routine.
Olive + M Ritual + Playlist

Olive + M Ritual + Playlist

March 7 2021

We get it. New things can be scary, oil skincare being one of them! We get asked a lot of questions about how Olive + M fits into a current skincare routine. We took the guessing out and filled in the blanks to ease your transition to oil skincare. Whether you’re thinking about replacing your entire skincare routine with Olive + M or just curious about how oil products compare to more traditional ones, this one is for you!  

The Psychedelic Sisterhood

The Psychedelic Sisterhood

February 7 2021
Psychedelic research and plant medicines are areas I am super passionate about.  I am personally very thankful for the healing they have already so profoundly offered in my life.  I look forward to digging in deeper on my quest for self actualization, awakening and higher consciousness. I will continue to share my experiences and inspiring research I find on the subject.  So please stay tuned for more useful information and stories from me and my community on the fascinating subject of psychedelics!
Acne Debunked: What You need to know to cure your acne

Acne Debunked: What You need to know to cure your acne

December 24 2020
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. The skin has glands that produce an oily liquid called sebum. Sebum is responsible for carrying dead skin cells through hair follicles to the surface. 
The Oil Cleansing Method 101

The Oil Cleansing Method 101

December 16 2020
The oil cleansing method works on all skin types! That’s right, even oily skin. Cleansing oil lifts excess sebum on the skin, including oil that has hardened and clogged pores. If you have oily skin, oil cleansing can help balance your oil production and breakouts. 
The Benefits of Following a Vegan Lifestyle

The Benefits of Following a Vegan Lifestyle

December 15 2020

Plant-based diets don't result in nutrient deficiencies. If anything, vegans get more nutrients, particularly the following:

  • Vitamin A − vital to healthy vision and optimal organ functioning
  • Vitamin C − helps repair body tissues and enhances the immune system
  • Vitamin E − protects cells from damage
  • Antioxidants − protects the cells from free radicals
  • Fiber − critical to digestive health
  • Magnesium − regulates muscle and nerve function
Maskne

Quarantine Skin Routine- Maskne

November 22 2020
caused from wearing a mask. Even if you’ve never heard this term, you probably have experienced at least one of the symptoms. Unfortunately, heavy
makeup or skincare products are not ideal when wearing masks for a long period
of time and can contribute heavily to blemishes. These products can soil your
mask, clog pores and trap bacteria, which will sit on your skin all day. By the
time you take your mask off-hello acne.
Fluffing Your Aura - Why + How

Fluffing Your Aura - Why + How

November 16 2020
Every living being has an aura which could be described as a luminous body of energy surrounding the physical body.  Your aura consists of 7 layers with each layer correlating to the 7 energy centers of the body otherwise known as the chakras.
Tree huggers Unite!  Olive + M X TreeApp

Tree huggers Unite! Olive + M X TreeApp

November 5 2020
So how does Tree App plant trees?   Their team of PhD experts and advisors have come up with a list of criteria to ensure the success and longevity of the reforestation projects they participate in because if not done properly, these efforts can do more harm than good.  
It's Time for a Meet & Greet with your Shadow Self

It's Time for a Meet & Greet with your Shadow Self

October 30 2020
Do yourself a favor, this Halloween take some time to get to know your shadow to make yourself feel loved as a whole. Dance around a candle to play with your shadow. Write down the parts of yourself that you would like to be healed and then burn that paper.
Olive +M X Campbell Ritchie X NYFW = Love

Olive +M X Campbell Ritchie X NYFW = Love

October 23 2020
How did Olive + M find it's way as the skincare hero  backstage of an epic New York Fashion Week show? 
Deepak Chopra says there are no coincidences only meaningful synchronicities.   I believe it is my job to stay awake enough to recognize these synchronicities so I can work with them to build a better version of the life I am living.
8 Compelling Reasons to Incorporate Avocados into your Diet + Skincare

8 Compelling Reasons to Incorporate Avocados into your Diet + Skincare

October 1 2020
There is nothing better in the world than the perfectly ripe, buttery avocado!   Plus, the health...
Soften + Moisturize Exfoliating Body Polish

4 Reasons You Should be Using A Body Scrub

September 28 2020
Are you one of those people who spends all your exfoliation time and effort on your face?   Well ...
7 Benefits of Drinking and Eating Water

7 Benefits of Drinking and Eating Water

September 26 2020
We all know that drinking plenty of water throughout the day is beneficial and necessary.  Scient...
Musician Support Playlist Olive + M

ATX Musician Support à la Olive + M

September 15 2020
This pandemic shit sucks and it is redefining the way we live our lives, no doubt.  But I know I speak for the entire Austin community when I say we are not willing to let Pinche Covid take down the Music Capital of the World!!  I have always tried to live my life by showing up and doing my part however big or small that is and being a part of the solution.  In the grand scheme of things this is a little gesture but it's the little things that add up to make the big things and we gotta start somewhere.
How to Decode Cosmetic Labels

How to Decode Cosmetic Labels

July 5 2020
We’ve all been there. Roaming the aisles of Sephora, being spun around by pushy salesman and shiny packaging. Just as you’re checking out, you flip the unicorn incrusted singing lunar dust over and think “what the hell is actually in this stuff?”. Embarrassed that you don’t know all the hieroglyphics in the ingredient list, you buy it anyways.
Reconnecting with Mother Earth

Reconnecting with Mother Earth

June 25 2020
Since the pandemic took hold, the world has been turned on its head which of course leads to more personal stress. To deal, I have been spending much more time outdoors trying to reconnect with mother nature. The term “a breath of fresh air” has never been so relevant or so welcomed.
The Number 13

The Number 13

April 20 2020
Today is one of my favorite days. Not only is it October 13th, but it’s also a Full Moon! The c...
What’s In My Bag?

What’s In My Bag?

February 1 2020
When my team suggested I do a “What’s in your bag post”, I was like hell yes! I’d love to s...
M’s Skincare Philosophy

M’s Skincare Philosophy

November 3 2019
Olive + M was created from the belief that what you put on your body is just as important as...
7 Ways To Improve Your Skin Texture Naturally

7 Ways To Improve Your Skin Texture Naturally

October 6 2019
To improve your skin texture, we recommend using natural ingredients and methods that are safe for even the most delicate areas. It’s easy to make your skin beautiful and fresh with ingredients you can find in your own kitchen! Healthy skin doesn’t have to be hard work. We make it easy by using only the most natural ingredients for all your skincare needs. Ditch the harmful chemicals and learn more about discovering your true beauty with Olive + M!
5 ways to use the Olive + M Body Oil

5 ways to use the Olive + M Body Oil

July 8 2019
Summertime is upon us and that means that the big fire ball in the sky, otherwise know as the...
A Note From M On Our New Prices

A Note From M On Our New Prices

May 8 2019
From the very beginning of my Olive + M journey as a single mother of two, my main goal was to ...
Why Is Olive Oil Good For Your Skin?

Why Is Olive Oil Good For Your Skin?

February 8 2019
Since launching Olive + M, people have always asked us, “Why olive oil?” Nearly a decade ago, Ol...
Founder Mariska Nicholson’s Entrepreneurial Journey

Founder Mariska Nicholson’s Entrepreneurial Journey

January 1 2019
Since 1911, International Women’s Day has been a global day of recognition and celebration for ...