Detox Your Box with The Honey Pot Company

Happy Wednesday lovelies! As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I was diagnosed with uterine fibroids in 2013 and had a painful reminder of their presence again in 2017. Since that time I’ve learned so much about hormonal imbalance, the importance of a plant-based diet, and the environmental and emotional stressors that affect the womb….

Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

Hello lovelies! Today I visited Matcha House Tea and Sweets for a green tea matcha (with almond milk), and it did not disappoint. I love starting my day with matcha because it lends me a very necessary pick-me-up in the morning, and because I know I’m doing wonderful things for my body. ‘What’s matcha,’ you…

My Essential Oil Collection

Hello lovelies! Happy November! I have quite a few DIY recipes I want to roll out this month, and thought I’d kick things off by showing you what essential oils I have in my collection. I don’t use every oil every day of course — I do have my favorites — but I have used…

Adventures in Fibroid Land

Hello lovelies! Been awhile, I know. Much has changed since my last post. I moved to Las Vegas mid-May and started a new position at a financial firm. Now smack dab in the middle of summer, I can now say I’ve experienced true “Vegas heat.” (Find a dragon with dry mouth and ask him to…

4 Life Lessons from Wildflowers

Hello lovely! I pray you are well. I stumbled upon this gem of a quote online yesterday, and for some reason it continues to speak to me. Daisy: What kind of a garden do you come from? Alice: Oh, I don’t come from any garden. Daisy: Do you suppose she’s a wildflower? Alice in Wonderland Do…

Review: Infinity Jars

Hello beautiful people! Time sure flies. It was over a month ago when I received these gorgeous glass cosmetic bottles from Infinity Jar in exchange for an honest write-up. If you enjoy DIY beauty as much as I do, I think you’ll agree with me that these glass jars truly are a must-have! One thing…

Health + Beauty Benefits of Clove Essential Oil

Clove at a Glance (Originally Published Here) Clove oil is distilled by steam from the Syzgium aromaticum plant.  This evergreen plant grows twenty-six to thirty-nine feet tall.  It has square leaves and pink colorful flowers that grow in clusters.  The flowers are harvested when they’re less than one inch in length and red in color….

Lime Essential Oil @ A Glance

Botanical Name Citrus aurantifolia Part Used Fruit Peel Extraction Method Cold compression (fresh lime peels) Steam distillation (dried peels) Fragrance Citrus Sweet Tart Price Point Inexpensive

Benefits + Applications of 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

80+ Black-Owned Brands Changing The Face of Green Beauty + Wellness

Black-Owned Clean Beauty + Wellness Brands (Updated 4/1/18) Consciously Candace exists to uplift non-toxic, natural and organic beauty brands. We also seek to advocate for women underrepresented in the beauty and fashion industries. Black women. Disproportionately we are excluded, and disproportionately we are harmed by the indirect (and often direct) message society often sends: “You can’t…

Yarrow – Nature’s Blood Coagulant

Millefoil. Carpenter’s weed. Soldier’s woundwort. Bloodwort. Seemingly non-related utterances, 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 and…