Five-minute cleansing face mask September 29 2017, 0 Comments
If you think you don't have time to make your own skin care products think again. This recipe for my mom's favorite cleansing mask takes less than 5 minutes to put together. In its basic form, it could be made with just three ingredients some of which you probably have at home already, clay, baking soda, and a carrier oil of your choice. Read More.Continue Reading
What's hiding in your skin care? September 21 2017, 0 Comments
You may have heard you should be reading the labels on your food, but have you ever looked at the back of your skin care products? If you did you might find a long list of words that are barely pronounceable. Which might start you wondering what is all this stuff and is it good for my skin? Is it good for my body?Continue Reading
Essential Oil: Potential Reactions & Warnings August 23 2017, 0 Comments
When using essential oils, it's possible to experience adverse or unwanted events. It's important to know what these are and what to look for when using essential oils, so you're able to recognize them and rectify the problem.
Growing a medicinal garden: Dill April 11 2017, 0 Comments
Dilll (Anethum graveolens) is an herb with a long standing in history, used among ancient herbalist like Hippocrates. It has been mentioned through history in the Roman and Greek Empires and the Bible. Dill comes from the Norse word meaning “to lull”.Continue Reading
Growing a medicinal garden: Cilantro March 28 2017, 0 Comments
Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) is an herb referenced throughout history from Greece to Egypt and said to be one of the first herbs brought to America. The herb part of the plant is cilantro, the seeds coriander, although in other parts of the world the entire plant is called coriander.Continue Reading
Growing a medicinal garden: Basil March 21 2017, 0 Comments
Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is native to Asia and warmer areas of the Mediterranean region. Basil comes from the Greek word meaning royal and it has traditionally been seen as a symbol of love and hospitality. There are over 60 different varieties of basil.
Growing a medicinal garden: Parsley March 14 2017, 0 Comments
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is native to the Mediterranean region which is apparent in its common use among Greek and Italian dishes.
Pasley us often seen in curly leaf and flat leaf varieties. It can be grown in a large pot inside on a window sill with partial morning sun or outside.
Growing a Medicinal Garden: Rosemary March 07 2017, 0 Comments
Herbs can boost your mood, aid in digestion and provide flavor to make tasty healthy dishes, and that's just the beginning.
The first herb we are taking a closer look at is rosemary:
Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis: means “dew of the sea” it's often referred to as the herb of remembrance.Continue Reading
Sweet Orange and Ylang Ylang Body Scrub Recipe February 21 2017, 0 Comments
Make your own creamy body scrub scented with uplifting sweet orange, and calming ylang ylang.Continue Reading
What you need to know about sweet orange essential oil February 07 2017, 0 Comments
A cold pressed oil from the peel of the fruit with a sweet citrus aroma. The uplifting scent is often found to be invigorating to the body and calming to the mind. Sweet orange makes a great addition to many blends providing a top note sweetness.Continue Reading
Everything you need to know about bergamot essential oil. January 24 2017, 0 Comments
Creating your natural skin care routine: Oatmeal January 17 2017, 0 Comments
Oatmeal: finely ground oatmeal or oat flour can be used for grain facial cleansing, facial masques, and is great for light exfoliation especially for sensitive skinContinue Reading
Foaming Soap Base January 02 2017, 0 Comments
Here is the base for a making foaming soap, it's a super versatile recipe to have in your repertoireContinue Reading
DIY Gifts - Cleansing Grains December 20 2016, 0 Comments
Cleansing grains are a great addition to any skin care routine, they can be used as a cleanser exfoliator or a mask. You won't believe how soft they make your skin feel.
Get the video tutorial here.Continue Reading
Introducing Puro Co. Soap Shreds. Make your own soap! December 19 2016, 0 Comments
Have you ever wanted to make your own soap but don't want to invest the hours, money it takes to buy all the equipment, or worry about using lye? This is the perfect way to get started, with Puro Co. Soap Shreds which is a pre-shredded soap base, created and produced by us in small bathes. Simply take our pre-shredded soap, melt, scent and mold.Continue Reading
The Hidden Ingredient: Looking at Labels September 14 2016, 0 Comments
Essential Oils for Anxiety April 01 2016, 2 Comments
There have been several studies conducted on the use of essential oils for situational anxiety. In 2011 a study evaluated the effects of inhaling bergamot essential oil on the overall regulation of the autonomic immune system ( the part of the nervous system responsible for control of bodily functions such as breathing, heartbeat and digestion).Continue Reading
How to Choose Essential Oils March 16 2016, 0 Comments
There are a few things to look for when choosing the essential oils you use in your home. I want to first start off by saying I have no brand affiliations and the information you receive here it completely unbiased and applicable to all essential oils no matter what brand you choose.Continue Reading
Adaptogens: Coping with Stress using Astragalus February 11 2016, 0 Comments
Adaptogen herbs help us adapt to changes and stress caused by physical, biological, emotional, and environmental factors. Astragalus is calming to the Central Nervous System (CNS).Continue Reading
Adaptogens - Coping with Stress February 03 2016, 0 Comments
Adaptogen herbs help us adapt to changes and stress caused by physical, biological, emotional, and environmental factors. They can assist in restoring balance within the body and help us defend against both chronic and acute stressors.Continue Reading
German Chamomile - Coping with Stress February 01 2016, 0 Comments
German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is a sweet tea that is widely used throughout history and still one of the most popular herbal teas consumed today. Chamomile is generally considered safe for a majority of people but should not be consumed if there is a ragweed allergy present. Chamomile has a vast amount of health benefits which includes assisting in the reduction of the body's stress response, anxiety depression and other related disorders. It is an anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, and a nervine.Continue Reading
Cleaning with Essential Oils December 20 2015, 0 Comments
This blend is a great starting point for making your own multi purpose cleaner. Combine all the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake before every use. You can use the recipe as written or as a starting point adding in vinegar and/or castile soap if desired.Continue Reading
Make You Own Organic Hand Soap November 09 2015, 0 Comments
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