Forest Bathing | All Natural Style Secrets

standing under a tree in a 90s vintage floral dress

Dear Jesse,

I like to do an occasional bit of forest bathing, even if I do tend to photograph the tallest building in New York on a regular basis.

It can be good to have balance. 

It’s no secret that I love beauty products and experimenting with makeup, even if I do favor neutral colors and a natural look. Seventh Generation is best known for green cleaning products, but their skincare is every bit as good as their soaps.

seventh generation firming skin serum

Slightly tingly and with a faint peppermint scent, the serum is oil-based and packed with natural ingredients. I used oil cleansers on my skin when I lived in Japan (a common beauty treatment there) but have never tried an oil serum before. I like to use natural and organic products whenever possible, and this one’s been great to my skin.

vintage 90s floral dress in the forest

Vintage dress – AuH20 (similar from F21) | J.Crew belt (Factory version) | Coach Legacy Molly Satchel (similar) | Cole Haan Air Tali Wedges (current version)

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I received a free sample of this product from Lucky and Seventh Generation for use in connection with this blog.


  1. says

    i’m starting to lean more toward a more natural skin care regimen. i’ve never heard of Seventh Generation. thank you for the introduction. quick question: does simply walking among trees, like in a park, count as forest bathing?!

    • says

      I can’t see why not, a park definitely has to count! I think it’s just that in most part of Japan there really aren’t any parks with trees like we have here in the US, so people really have to get out into the mountains or go to the shrines for forest bathing.

  2. says

    I didn’t know Seventh Generation had skincare products! That’s awesome! I love their cleaning stuffs and soaps, so I’m definitely gonna be looking for these!

  3. says

    Hi Alexandra,

    Are these natural products available on Amazon?? I would like to gift them to my wife, she loves all the natural products. Give a link if possible.


  4. noelani says

    I picked up a few vintage dresses for the last days of my pregnancy, which I love so much, that I am going to keep patrolling some local spots. I am usually not ‘good’ with vintage but I want to give it another try! This dress, is fabulous, and I’ll be keeping my eye out for something similar…

    • says

      I love the design of vintage things, but I find that for the most part the cuts just do not flatter me– I don’t have enough curve! I seem to do best with loose dresses like this one.

      Good luck on your vintage hunt!

    • says

      Very very true, although on the pavement you have to doge the people…

      I took these with my 5D, timer and no remote (no infrared because this model’s too old). They came out decent, though I did have to get creative with the trees.

  5. says

    Oh my, this dress is just adorable! The print is too pretty and I also love your location!
    Lovely as always.

    Have a great day,

    P.S.: Thanks for your lovely words on my last post!