March 13, 2017

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March blossoming into the springtime

Thinking about this blog for March and all it holds made me realize it's one of my favorite months. From days past, spring break, traveling to the NCAA tournament, St. Patrick's Day and the last ski trip of the season. Many fun and exciting memories.

March also marks beginning of spring to me, and the fresh floral blooms emerging from the last of the winters snow. So fresh, crisp and clean. Many flowers belong to March, but irises are amongst the most popular. They symbolize spring so beautifully, with passion, purity, virtue, prosperity, abundance and honors the ones who have passed. Lilies offer what I hope summer and the rest of the year will bring.

With this past Sunday being we sprung ahead, it's time to get summer ready! For us that means sprucing up our diet, making sure our bikini bod has been dusted off and ready to be shown off on the warmer days; the prosperity of summer fun.

We live a good body scrub, and ours are fantastic. This month we have decided to do the destination kit with our blog theme, lilies and lilacs. The emergence of abundance and honor ourselves for the awesome that's coming. To get summer ready we need to  remove the dead skin cells that have accumulated over the winter months, shave those gorgeous legs and hydrate  the body, internally and externally. 

This months destination kit will take you to Dublin, where the ladies wore lilies to symbolize their hope and loss of soldiers who fought for independence. Lilies grow in abundance this time of year and couldn't be more perfect for a destination as a Friday is St.Patricks Day. This month will feature all in 4 ounce quantity, the lilies and lilacs scrub, lotion and shaving cream for $32.50. 

Tune into our Instagram for our latest pop ups and Farmers Market. We are expanding our offerings as far as location and products all the time, and Instagram is the source for breaking news from us. 

February 22, 2017

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Is winter impacting your glow?

There is something to having a slightly sunkissed summer glow, and yet we are still in February. The cold winter months can be torture on your skin, with wind, snow, rain and yes the sun. Chapped lips and cheeks, increased acne and lack of shimmer in your skin is familiar, than your in luck; this months blog is all about treatment and prevention of our winter skin.

Yes, I am saying that like animals we have winter skin which requires some changes from your summer skincare routine. Which means switching from alcohol based cleaners to a moisturizing based cleanser, being cream or oil based. With the chilly air, changing climate and fluctuating temperatures your skin looses its moisture; creating a breeding ground for acne, wrinkles, chapped and dry skin. That's why after a ski day, your  lips tend to be chapped and cracking. So with these tips, may you find that winter snow glow. 

  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Between keeping your body hydrated; yes drinking lots of water. Using an oil based cleanser; like our fabulous organic facial cleanser and moisturizer regularly.
  •  Shave those legs. Keeping the stubble down, it only makes your sleeping partner happy,  hit the moisture you receive from using shaving cream helps keep you legs from drying out. 
  • Humidify your space. Keeping moisture in the air prevents your nasal passages or airway from bringing in dry air and drying your skin out from the inside. Try a citrus blend essential oil to invoke happiness and lavender for relaxation. 
  • Lotion up. Lathering up your hands, legs and feet during the winter months are critical. Your skin gets thinner during the winter months and an extra barrier helps prevent injuries, or prolonged cuts and scaring.
  • Be wary of long, hot baths. Yes, they are soothing. Yes, it feels nice to get warm and unplug. But too often can dry out your skin. Emerging yourself in hot water and then getting out of the water can shock your skin and end up drying your skin out. 

With all those tips may you keep your winter skin stay soft, smooth and healthy. And of course we recommend using our products to help keep your winter skin in style, and all products available in travel sized for those winter road trips. Recommended products:

  • Our organic body scrubs hydrate and remove dead skin cells (aka dry skin). We love the sandalwood scrub as it's coffee base energizes your mind and helps fight cellulite with its caffeine. 
  • Organic Body Lotion hydrates throughly. Our gardenia lotion is deliciously fragranced, and takes your mind to summer time.
  • Organic Face Oil penetrates further in the skin than most cream moisturizers. Great for morning and night application. Fighting wrinkles and acne. 
  • Organic Face Cleanser. Hydrates, cleans and leaves your skin so soft. Prevents and fights acne, removes make up and refreshes your face.
  • Organic Shave Cream. Hydrates and fights ingrown hairs.
  • Men's Organic After Shave Cream hydrates that freshly shaved face, smooths, and prevents ingrown hair. 

Until March, enjoy!

    January 24, 2017

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    New Year, New Resolutions

    January is here, and 2017 is in full swing. So how are you doing with your New Years resolutions? Or did you bother to set goals for self growth this year? 

    As you know; weight loss is by far the biggest goal people set. But I encourage all of you to set attainable goals. Our new year resolution for On Board is to do a blog post each month with helpful recipes for great skin and overall healthy lifestyle. 

    We can be singularly focused on what we put on our face to prevent breakouts, what we eat to lose weight, and so on. But what you eat impacts your body as a whole. So making healthy choices can help maintain or lose weight, and keep your skin glowing. Diets that are balanced with fatty acids and omega 3's   help cell membrane growth and development, as well as being heart healthy. These fatty acids play a major part on a cellular level of gate keeping, letting good nutrients in and discard the bad things. They are also known to help regulate oily to dry skin, help with acne and wrinkles and keep your digestive system going. As a salmon lover, we have a recipe below for you to try and incorporate into your cooking regimen.


    Tracey's Lemon-Lime Peppered Salmon

    As prepared in individual salmon steaks 

    5 ounces salmon

    1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ground pepper

    1 fresh squeezed lemon

    2 fresh squeezed limes

    Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Clean salmon and place on aluminum foil. Sprinkle pepper across the salmon and squeeze lemon and one lime across the salmon, leaving the lemons and limes on top of the salmon steak. Fold aluminum foil around the salon bake for 20 minutes and open the foil and let the salmon to bake for an additional 10-12 minute or until baked fully. 



    December 10, 2015

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    On Board Organic Skin Care Named A Top Ten Gift For Travel Lovers

    Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Hanukkah, Christmas.....THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON has arrived! 

    And while sales are helpful, it's easy to get stuck in a shopping rut especially if you're shopping for the person who has it all. That's why we LOVE gift guides. What better way to get new ideas and find unique gifts than having a trusted beauty or travel editor curate them for you? 

    Try Belle Magazine Features On Board Organic Skin Care

    This year, our first holiday season in business, we have been honored to be included in Try Belle Magazine's gift guide featuring ten unique holiday ideas. As their site says, "These perfect gifts were handpicked by our team of Santa sleuths, everything from inflatable SUP boards, and yoga pants, to special headbands and glam natural skincare." 

    So do yourself a favor (and the person you are shopping for) and scope this out!

    November 22, 2015

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    Destination Alpha Phi At USC

    We launched On Board Organics in April  2015 and started selling our handmade, organic body scrubs and organic body lotions at the Farmer's Market in Brentwood. Not only have we met amazing customers in Brentwood, we've also met amazing collaborators too.

    Enter Anna Finch, founder of Cabana Anna Swimwear.  Anna is also a proud graduate of USC and was running an Instagram contest for USC sorority sisters along with her friend, another female founder, Ailis Garcia. (Check out her brand, The Strong Movement here). 

    Anna being ever wise (and knowing that bikini's and body exfoliants go hand in hand...literally), invited On Board Organics to participate in a sorority Instagram contest at USC and the winning sorority......was Alpha Phi. 

    Fun fact: On Board Organics founder Tracey has a soft spot for sororities--she was a Kappa in college herself. 

    So, congratulations to Alpha Phi at USC for winning this challenge. We hope you enjoy your body scrubs, lotions and exclusive discount. Thank you to Anna and Aillis for collaborating with On Board organics too. 

    Do you have an event you'd like for us to participate in? Email 

    October 08, 2015

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    What's In A Name? The On Board Story

    I grew up golfing, playing tennis, traveling, being active. I always had an openness to life! I guess it was that openness that inspired the creation of this skin care line. 

    While I was in college, I began to experience allergic reactions to things. And the first place the symptoms would show up would be on my skin. I would become dry, I would start dealing with breakouts which ultimately led to me hiding under long sleeves even on the warmest of days to prevent further skin agitation and because I wasn't comfortable with the way my skin looked. It didn't help that I was an executive during the week, one who loved to find reprieve enjoying the outdoors over the weekend. Well, when my symptoms started to impact my lifestyle, I knew I had to do something about it. 

    That was when I took matters into my own hands....literally. I started making organic skin care products including coconut oil body scrubs and holistic body lotions. The products I used actually helped my skin feel smooth, soft and hydrated. 

    Talk about a journey! I knew other women could probably relate to feeling uncomfortable, trapped, embarrassed by their skin sensitivities. And I decided to do something about that. 

    Hence the name ON BOARD ORGANIC SKIN CARE. If you're active, on the go, love traveling and exploring but also have sensitive skin, we're here to help. 

    The On Board Organic Skin Care Mission: For all the adventures you'll take in life, we make sure you're always at home in your skin.