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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”.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

Growing:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Everything you need to know about bergamot essential oil. January 24 2017, 0 Comments

Bergamot is a cold-pressed oil extracted from the peel of nearly ripe-fruit. It has a sweet citrus aroma with spicy undertones. This is an aroma enjoyed by both men and women. It’s probably most recognized as the scent from Earl Grey tea.
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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 skin

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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 repertoire

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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. 

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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.

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The Hidden Ingredient: Looking at Labels September 14 2016, 0 Comments

We are conditioned to look at labels on our food but have you ever thought about looking at the ingredients on your soap, moisturizer or makeup.
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Pumpkin for your skin September 08 2016, 0 Comments

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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).

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Make You Own Organic Hand Soap November 09 2015, 0 Comments

I love making soap, but I find it easier to use a pump style liquid soap for hand washing. This is the process that I use, which creates a moisturizing soap that is inexpensive, smells amazing and comes together quickly. 
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Make your own non-toxic hand sanitizer October 11 2015, 0 Comments

Commercial hand sanitizers contain the chemical Tricolsan which has been linked to a number of environmental health hazards. It has been found to increase breast cancer cells in vitro, negatively affect the thyroid, decrease testosterone and alter endocrine function to name a few.

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My Beauty Travel Checklist August 20 2015, 0 Comments

 

My family and I just returned from a 9 day trip down to Williamsburg and Virginia Beach, Va. When traveling with kids and staying in hotels there are a few things that I always have with me. Here is a list of the top 13 first aid and beauty items that were in my bag.

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Identify your Skin Type and Easy Recipes to Try. July 23 2015, 0 Comments

The skin covering your face is some of the thinnest and most vulnerable skin on your body. However it is exposed to the most products, toxins and environmental changes. It can be effected by environment exposure, poor diet, overloaded liver, stress, and inflammatory disorder, and genetics to name a few. It is also easily penetrable which makes it susceptible to irritation and allergies. This small patch of skin is noted for having a variety of skin types in one area. Knowing your skin type and the best product to use for it can help alleviate a number of skin issues you may be facing. 
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