Aloe Vera

Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis), Native Americans called it the Wand of Heaven. Ancient Egyptians called it the Plant of Immortality. Aloe vera has been used for thousands of years.  We have been using aloe vera for its therapeutic uses, from soothing sunburn to improving cardiovascular health. Legend has it that applying aloe vera gel was […]

Pot Marigold (calendula)

Calendula has antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, and anti-genotoxic properties. It can be used as a tincture, infusion, oil, salve, tea, and the hydrosol water may be used as a facial toner or aftershave. Calendula has many uses, and here are just a few. Wound healing – Calendula flowers contain potent antioxidants. These antioxidants help heal wounds and […]

Allergies, ugh!

  Allergies, omg! Now is the season many allergy sufferers begin their suffering. I woke up this morning with a runny nose and itchy throat! Omg how annoying. I won’t take over the counter drugs unless it’s a homeopathic remedy,  so I sent my husband to wholefoods and he found a homeopathic allergy relief pill […]

The 3rd Step in Skincare, Moisture.

So we have learned about cleansing acne prone skin and then following up with a hydrosol toner. Now we will learn about moisturizer and serum. Moisturizer is needed to add hydration to the skin. By adding hydration, the skin is protected from dryness, which may prevent premature aging.  For those of you in a desert climate, […]