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 […]

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, […]

Hydrosol Water, the Forgotten Step In Skin Care

Hydrosol waters are produced in the same or similar manner as essential oils. However, the essential oil floats to the top of the hydrosol where it is removed, leaving behind the water. In the past, these essential waters were only considered a byproduct of distillation, but now they are considered an important co-product. Hydrosol waters contain […]

How to Cleanse Acne Prone Skin, Ugh!

Sometimes cleansing your skin can be confusing. We’ve spent a lot of years with our teenage kids trying  to find out what causes breakouts and how to heal them. We are on child #3 and dealing with his skin issues and have finally found a solution. From dealing  with two previous children here is what […]