Clinical Skin Care – From a Botanical Perspective

Treating skin discoloration is a big business in spas and skincare clinics and is growing tremendously by the day! The rise in photo-aging is caused by the sun and environmental exposure and the impact of technology and electronic devices and the HEV (high energy...
The Environment and Your Skin

The Environment and Your Skin

(What you MUST Know About Photoaging) Your skin can change dramatically in different climates, and as seasons begin to change, not to mention how humidity (or lack thereof) and what high altitudes can do to your face…what you don’t know will age you – FAST. For...
Wildcrafting vs Organic?

Wildcrafting vs Organic?

What Is “Wildcrafted” Skin Care?  A Deeper Look at Botanicals As consumers become more informed and selective about what they use on their skin, questions arise about which is better when it comes to ingredients and products they should use: Natural or...
The Spring Equinox: Life Force Energy for Plant Medicine

The Spring Equinox: Life Force Energy for Plant Medicine

How Shifting Earth Energy and the Lunar Calendar Impact Herbal Medicine and Wellness   When the northern hemisphere begins to lean towards the sun, and the sun passes the equator, moving south to north, we get the spring equinox or first official day of spring....
Turmerics Impact on Your Skin Health

Turmerics Impact on Your Skin Health

Turmeric is a “super spice” that provides anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor effects and is used to treat many health problems and digestive and skin issues. Tumeric stimulates new cell growth is rich in antioxidants, thus destroying free radicals and...
In Honor of Women and Herbal Medicine

In Honor of Women and Herbal Medicine

“In honoring the women who came before us, let’s remember Emma Dupree (1897 – 1996), an influential herbalist in Eastern North Carolina. The daughter of freed slaves, she grew up on the Tar River and was known locally as a “granny woman.”...
A Breast Cancer Diagnosis:

A Breast Cancer Diagnosis:

 How Skin Changes and What’s Next? Since this is breast cancer awareness month, I wanted to talk to you about how cancer has affected my life personally.  Sadly, cancer is now a full-on epidemic, and none of us are untouched by its impact either personally, or with...
How To Make Your Sensitive Skin Stronger 

How To Make Your Sensitive Skin Stronger 

Why Do We Need Cleansers?  Many of our makeup products and surroundings have impurities that are not water-soluble. So, washing the skin with just water would not be sufficient to remove these impurities from the skin’s surface. Skin cleansers are surface-active...
Understanding The Use Of Facial Oil

Understanding The Use Of Facial Oil

Very few skincare products are as misunderstood as facial oils. Many people shudder to think of actually applying “oil” to the skin since they have been so conditioned to reach for “oil-free” products. Clients with oily skin believe they don’t need it, people with dry...