Bioflavonoids in Skin Care

Bioflavonoids, also called flavonoids are a large family of plant molecules that are beneficial for human health.  They are polyphenolic which refers to their chemical structure of containing a phenol ring. Having tremendous antioxidant capacity is their main benefit...

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...

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....

Saving the Harvest

Many of us are at that desperate time of year when we are trying to harvest as many herbs as possible before Jack Frost takes them. I cut some mint today because I remember how nice a hot cup of mint tea tastes in the winter. Here are a few tips for drying your herbs....