Calendula in Skin Care

Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is one of our favorite herbs to use in skin care as it has so many benefits to the skin. This beautiful orange flower has a long history of use in skin care as well as herbal medicine. Traditionally calendula has been used in the...

Washing Your Hands to Prevent Disease

Its cold and flu season and did you know that your hands are the main instrument for spreading these diseases? So it makes sense that the best way to prevent the spread of colds and flu  is by using good hand washing techniques. Microbes, which include bacteria, fungi...

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Winter squashes are a great source of vitamin A, as well as vitamin E, thiamin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid and more. All of these are great nutrients to help your skin look and feel its best going into winter. Even better, squashes are low in carbohydrates....

Why Your Skin Needs Carotenoids

Carotenoids are good antioxidants for the skin and are found in a number of plants. They are  yellow, orange, or red colored, fat-soluble pigments that give color to plants including autumn leaves. There are over 700 different carotenoids identified by chemists....