Brush Your Way To Health

By |May 22nd, 2017|

According to Ayurveda, Kapha dosha rules the springtime and many of the qualities of Kapha can be seen in the outside environment. These qualities include slow, heavy, dense, thick, cloudy, and cold. I often imagine Kapha like a muddy road, thick, cool, and super sticky.
Why is this important? According to Ayurveda we are a […]

Healthy, Vibrant Skin — Naturally!

By |March 9th, 2017|

If you’re obsessed with oils and balms—and frankly, if you’re not, you need to get on that—your skin may still be showing the telltale signs of a missing element in your daily beauty regimen. Face it, even with all those gorgeous oil-based products, your skin could be dry, flaky, congested, lackluster, or needing that […]

How To Make A DIY Sunblocker Cream

By |June 21st, 2016|

Summer is here, the kids are out of school, and vacations are being planned. It’s that time of the year when we all think of being outside, enjoying the sun, going on adventures, and relaxing with friends and family.

Now, as nice as that sounds, it can quickly turn into a not-so-fun situation if sunburns […]

Plants That Keep The Mosquitoes Away

By |February 25th, 2016|

With the recent Zika virus outbreak all over the news people are thinking about mosquitoes.  From the use of bay leaves in books to prevent bookworms or chili peppers in grain to prevent weevils, plants have long been used to repel bugs of all sorts.  Mosquitoes are no different. Over time, plants have developed […]

The Way to Nirvana? Through Self-Massage!

By |September 12th, 2015|

The skin is the largest organ of the body. The millions of pores allow the skin to digest any substance put on its surface, similar to how our stomach processes food. Knowing this, it is critical that we only apply things to our skin that we would be willing to ingest orally. Many lotions […]

Calendula: The Flower for Summer Skin

By |August 24th, 2015|

As we have reached the peak of summer, it is a perfect time to talk about the beautiful healing flower – calendula.  With its rich orange color it is often used as an ornamental in gardens.  But don’t get too distracted by its golden beauty to forget that it is also one of the […]