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...
The Perfect Skin Polish for You

The Perfect Skin Polish for You

Overexposure to the sun without protection leads to wrinkles, brown spots, and, eventually, the potential of skin cancer. Lack of sun protection is not news to most of us, but how to deal with it is. How do you enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle and not end up looking...
Your Skin: Aging and Brown Spots

Your Skin: Aging and Brown Spots

 MAJOR CAUSES OF AGING While external factors such as sun exposure can accelerate extrinsic skin aging and brown spots, scientific evidence points to another culprit: glucose-driven aging. Glucose is a vital cellular fuel; however, based on the accelerated rate of...
Get Your Glow Back

Get Your Glow Back

To Get Your Glow Back, You Gotta Get Over The “FAT” Thing!   Like all living things, our skin, hair, and nails require nourishment to stay healthy and to carry out a repair when damaged. A wide range of nutrients is needed, including essential fatty acids. Known...