In a previous blog article, I introduced herbs and how they are helpful for skincare. In this article I will feature an herbal blend I purchased from an apothecary in Prescott, Arizona. As I stated in my previous blog article about Four Power Herbs, herbs are a powerful addition to natural skincare products. In this article, … Continue reading More Power Herbs for Healthy Skin
Beeswax is typically used as a thickening ingredient in lotions, creams, salves, etc. It typically is packaged as either yellow or white pellets or pastilles. In this article, we'll learn about how this natural substance is beneficial for the skin and the properties it provides skincare products. Worker honeybees create and use this wax in six-sided … Continue reading Mind Your Own Beeswax!
Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis miller) is a cactus plant that belongs to the Liliaceae family. It grows in dry climates, such as in parts of Africa and India, and has been used medicinally for centuries. (1) I remember taking a trip to Avalon, Catalina Island, California back in 2013 with a social group, and one … Continue reading 7 Ways to Love Aloe Vera
Carrier oils are the counterpart to essential oils. Carrier oils dilute essential oils to a safe concentration and enable them to be absorbed into the skin, where they eventually enter the bloodstream and manifest their therapeutic characteristics in the human body. Today we're going to review a blend of four carrier oils: avocado, hempseed, olive … Continue reading The Fab Four of Carrier Oil Blends