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Herb Power: Lavender

Apr 25

By its unique and unmistakable scent, you can easily tell lavender apart from other herbs, even with your eyes closed. In her book The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, Valerie Ann Worwood calls lavender “the mother of all essential oils; incredibly versatile, yet powerful.” The strong but pleasant and soothing fragrance gives true […]

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Sulfur and MSM

Mar 29

We are often told to eat our vegetables to get vitamins, drink enough milk because of calcium, use sea salt for iodine, eat egg yolks for their healthy fat profile, or eat brazil nuts to get our daily dose of selenium. But sulfur is something we don’t hear or read about very often, or at […]

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POWER OF SPICE: GINGER

Dec 13

A warming cup of spicy ginger tea is a wonderful, comforting beverage for cold winter days when you don’t feel your best, whether you are starting to feel something scratchy in your throat, or have an upset stomach. We are usually advised to add ginger to our foods and drinks to boost our energy, metabolism, […]

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POWER OF SPICE: CINNAMON

Oct 27

Whenever I notice the scent of cinnamon in the air, I immediately think of Christmas. There is something about that warm aroma that makes me want to snuggle on the sofa, pour myself some hot cocoa, sprinkle some cinnamon powder on top, and savor a few cinnamon cookies while watching Home Alone. For some people, […]

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WHAT IS IN YOUR CREAM?

Oct 14

I used to be obsessed with makeup. And when I say obsessed, I mean really MAC-Chanel-Dior-obsessed. I never left the house without a full face of makeup, or at least heavy eye makeup. I was twenty years old, had perfect skin, and a lot of money to invest in expensive products, and plenty of free […]

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