Author: Candace Smith

Healing Oils | Jasmine Essential Oil

Botanical Name Jasminum officinale, Jasminum grandiflorum Parts Used Flowers Extraction Method Steam distillation Fragrance Exotic Floral Sensual Sweet Warm Price Point Expensive Properties Antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, cicatrisant, expectorant, galactagogue, parturient, sedative, tonic, uterine

Healing Herbs | Yarrow

Millefoil. Carpenter’s weed. Soldier’s woundwort. Bloodwort. Seemingly non-related utterances, yet these names all refer to the same plant capable of stopping a nosebleed or preventing a sneeze. Yarrow, botanical name Achillea millefolium, is a flowering perennial roadside weed that also thrives in wasteland and meadows. Common in North America, yarrow is also native to Europe

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Wellness | Spring Cleaning for Your Colon

Give your body a much needed pick-me-up this spring. Hope for Women Magazine (View Here) With spring comes transformation. Windows are washed, lawns manicured and resolutions renewed.  So much care and attention goes toward our homes during this season that we often neglect our own bodies. This spring, after you tackle that closet and part ways

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Green Beauty DIY | Apple Cider Vinegar Face Toner

Suitable For Mild Acne Dead Skin Removal You Will Need 2 Tablespoons Organic ACV 8 Ounces Water Combine and bottle ingredients. Using a cotton ball or pad, apply the toner to your face as a follow up to your normal cleansing method. Avoid the eyes and mouth. Store away from direct sunlight. Use daily on

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Green Beauty DIY | Olive Oil + Milk Toner for Dry Skin

Suitable For Dry Skin Sensitive Skin You Will Need 2 Cups Water 1/2 Cup Full Fat Milk 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Tablespoon Glycerin Small Container with Lid Combine ingredients. Shake well. Apply twice daily to clean skin. Refrigerate remainder. Discard after 7 days.

Healing Herbs | Health Benefits of Nettle Tea

Originating in the colder regions of Asia and Europe, stinging nettle is a plant of the genus Urtica, and has several medicinal applications. Its name is derived from the very fine hairs located on the leaves and stems, which release a very irritating chemical when it comes into contact with the skin. Both the root

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Wellness | Are You Allergic to Nightshades?

The Solanaceae, or nightshades, represent more than two thousand species of widely consumed plants. The plants in this group may not seem related, but after taking a second glance at the leaves you begin to see the family resemblance. Common Nightshades Cape Gooseberries Eggplant Garden Huckleberries Goji Berries (Wolfberries) Ground Cherries Peppers (Including Paprika, Chili

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