Water infusions keep water interesting and fun to drink! Not only does it make staying hydrated easier, infusing water with fruits and vegetables has health benefits as well! Read More
We’ve talked about 5 foods that promote skin’s health and wellness and 8 amazing antioxidant herbs, but what about all the other foods out there? Just as staying hydrated and eating the right foods has benefits for our skin, there are foods that might be doing more harm than good.
Here are some foods that you might consider cutting back on or avoiding altogether if you are actively trying to improve your skin.
Anecdotal evidence and formal research both suggest that essential oils have many health and mood-altering benefits. Essential oils are highly concentrated and should be treated as a therapeutic product.
If you need a little pick-me-up in the middle of a busy day, walk away from the coffee and try one of these essential oils! Here are 5 essential oils that will help boost your energy and brighten your mood.
Although there are many benefits to adding superfoods to your diet, your skin is often last to receive nutrients from the foods and drinks you consume. Luckily, many of the same foods that offer nutritional benefits when eaten also offer benefits when applied directly to your skin. Here are a few ideas for easy and effective skin treatments that you can make at home. Read More
Want to get that glow from the inside out? Add a smoothie or shake to your daily routine!
Check out some of my favourite smoothie blends.
We’ve already chatted about how water is important for our skin, but did you know that not getting enough water can affect our energy levels and brain function?
Want to run faster and remember where you left the car keys? Drink more water!
Studies have shown that not getting enough water can change your mood, ability to think clearly and complete mental tasks, your overall energy level, and your performance while exercising or participating in physical activity. (1)
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals, helps repair sun damage, stimulates collagen production, and reduces the signs of aging. (1) Knowing this, it’s no wonder that so many Vitamin C serums are appearing on store shelves. However, not all Vitamin C serums are created equal – there are many different forms of Vitamin C that can be used in a serum (some more stable than others), and the other ingredients used to formulate these serums vary greatly by brand. Here are a few things to look at when choosing a Vitamin C serum to add to your skin care regimen. Read More
Throughout history, herbs have been used for adding flavour to foods and for medicinal purposes. They are also known to be rich natural sources of nutrients and healing chemicals. In a recent study conducted by the US Department of Agriculture, 27 culinary and 12 medicinal herbs were tested for their antioxidant properties and, in some cases, the antioxidant levels in herbs exceeded those found in fruits, vegetables, and berries (more widely known antioxidant sources). Read More
Want to keep the bugs off you and your family this summer, but don't want to use harsh chemicals? There are some great natural alternatives that bugs hate but smell great! If you’d like to try a more natural approach toward insect control this year, check out these 5 essential oils that repel bugs naturally. Read More
Although Kakadu plums contain a variety of nutrients and phytochemicals, it’s their impressive Vitamin C content that makes them ‘super’. Most people think of oranges when you mention Vitamin C, and sources say that the Vitamin C in a Kakadu plum is 50-100 times more potent than the concentration found in oranges. Read More
Essential oils are thought to provide many health and mood-altering benefits. As with any therapeutic product, make sure you are choosing high quality oils from a reputable provider for maximum benefit.
Life can get busy sometimes, but it’s important to take time out for yourself! Here are 5 essential oils that will help you relax and de-stress.