Category: Ingredient Education

  • Pantry Ingredient: Salt

    Pantry Ingredient: Salt

    One of the most common pantry ingredients, salt, has an incredible history of topical use for strengthening our entire system. In this article, I’ll show you some of the ways that you can use salt in the bath for your overall wellness, to treat skin conditions, relieve aches and sores and some other fun ideas […]

  • Self Care for your Hair

    Self Care for your Hair

    When your shower is full of bottles of conditioner and deep treatments, but your hair still feels dehydrated… and you feel let down –  you may find that what you needed was actually in your pantry all along. In this article I’ll show you how to use honey as your weekly deep conditioning treatment to restore […]

  • These four farmer’s market ingredients make healthy skincare!

    These four farmer’s market ingredients make healthy skincare!

    The Farmer’s Market is my favorite place to shop for fresh ingredients. Filling up my basket, always inspires gorgeous meals and wellness in my home. What we can do is take this experience of food and nourishment – and extend out into our skincare as well. In this article, you’ll learn how to use farmer’s market […]

  • SOS Tonic – An Herbal Simple Remedy for Stress Relief

    SOS Tonic – An Herbal Simple Remedy for Stress Relief

    Imagine drinking a water infusion, that gives your body a mineral rush of magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc –  fuels your cells with chlorophyll, soothes your system, relieves anxiety, helps you sleep and makes you feel restored. It’s called a herbal simple and it’s amazing. You might just start replacing that $10 juice! I was first […]

  • Pantry Ingredients for Skin’s Different Needs

    Pantry Ingredients for Skin’s Different Needs

    Natural living has become this thing, which the further I wade into the waters, the further I want to go  – because there’s just so much to know. And that’s been the fun part:  learning and putting things into practice and making sense of what makes you feel good. Basic, whole food ingredients nourish the […]

  • My Favorite Stores for Buying Natural Ingredients

    My Favorite Stores for Buying Natural Ingredients

    When you want to create healthy skincare at home, the first step is to set yourself up with the essentials. The ingredients that you need to make the things that you want for yourself. When you think about it, it’s the same way you run a real-food kitchen. It’s about having those basic ingredients in […]

  • Get to know: Tulsi, Holy Basil

    Get to know: Tulsi, Holy Basil

    I just returned from the Florida Herbal Conference, and soaked up so much cool information,  from plant walks and workshops and conversations –  that I had to share with you.  Today I’d like to introduce you to Tulsi and ways to use it.  It may be a less common ingredient than Italian or Thai Basil […]

  • The Desert-Island Herb: Lavender

    The Desert-Island Herb: Lavender

    Not sleeping well? Lavender Skin’s feeling totally irritated? Lavender Breakouts happening? Lavender Bug bites. Sunburn. Weird rash? Lavender Feeling stressed out (probably from any of the above) Lavender Lavender is your first aid treatment: the go-to for almost any skincare concern. If you could only bring one ingredient to a desert island – it would […]

  • Hair Detox: Mandarin + Jamaican Black Castor Oil Hair Scrub

    Hair Detox:  Mandarin + Jamaican Black Castor Oil Hair Scrub

    This recipe is sponsored by Tropic Isle Living Fall is about to get extra amazing! Because, let’s be real – a good hair day is always an amazing thing 🙂 Seriously – Grab your fruit bowl. We’re making a fresh food, mandarin + Jamaican black castor oil hair scrub (like a body scrub, but for your […]

  • Soothing Vinegar Bath

    Soothing Vinegar Bath

    It’s no surprise that I love turning food into skincare. So much. I can happily spend my days surrounded by herbs, fruit, butters, oils, honey, grains… lost in the process of making. Every time I discover a new way to use a pantry ingredient – it just lights me up. And this vinegar bath, as strange as […]