Youthing: Become Whole, Healthy + Your Most Beautiful Self

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Youthing is the act of re-aligning with our cells inherent intelligence. The cellular DNA knows exactly what to do to be healthy, fully active, thriving. This is Spirit knowledge and it never leaves us. What happens is stuff gets added on: conditioning, trauma, stress. Stress is anything that makes the cells work harder~ preventing peace … Read more

TCM and Skin Care: an Interview with Diana Hermann, Founder of Zi Zai Dermatology

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Skin Care I learned about Diana and her company, Zi Zai Dermatology through researching about herbal dermatology. Diana has a very informative blog (link is at the end of interview) which covers Traditional Chinese Medicine and how it is related to various skin conditions. I am so excited to share this interview with you, as it is a really insightful look of TCM and the process of working with skin issues. 1) I am so intrigued by your use of TraditionalContinue Reading…

Natural Healthy Skin: an Interview with Ola Obasi, Medical Herbalist

I have had the pleasure of working with local medical herbalist Ola Obasi in various capacities over the past year. Ola is a driving force in the Pittsburgh herbal scene and is a blessing to the community. I am so pleased that she was able to do this interview to bring light to some holistic ways we can all take better care of ourselves and therefore, our skin. Check out her website and shop, Ola’s Herb Shop, where she does health consultations, education and carries beautifulContinue Reading…

How to Infuse Oils with Herbs for Color

Lately I have been very intrigued by the idea and practice of decorating the body using natural colorants. Natural ways to create the colorants include infusing oils with herbs for color using plants that have high amounts of pigments. Some of these plants include indigo, madder, henna, and alkanet. According to Plants for a Future, there are at least 1171 plants that are used for dye purposes! A few years ago, I played with natural dyes for cloth and it was super fun. I madeContinue Reading…

What Is the Best Food for Skin Health?

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Quite often, you beautiful people are asking me about food for skin and what to eat for a generally healthy complexion. While this is a huge topic, a grand place to start is with my top five suggestions below! Before I begin, I must say: EVERYBODY IS DIFFERENT. Yes, you probably hear that quite a bit. It is because it is so true. The first step in holistic healing modalities is to know your constitution which makes you unique. There are many ways to learnContinue Reading…

Natural Beauty: Dare to Embrace Facial Hair

One thing I’ve been experimenting with lately and hence, thinking about, is women and facial hair. I started plucking my hair when I was about 12 and as of about two months ago just stopped. I was told not to pick on myself anymore and to love myself…so that is what I am doing :) If you would have asked me three months ago to go natural, I would have ran away from you! It’s really fascinating to witness myself and where I feel moreContinue Reading…

Egyptian Skin Care: an Interview with Caroline Seawright, Egyptian Scholar

I was excited to find Caroline’s highly informative website when researching skin care in ancient Egypt and delighted that she agreed to do this interview with me. It is both fascinating and revealing that many of the commonly used ingredients are still used today! I hope you enjoy this interview and if so, please pass it along! 1) Could you elaborate a bit on the ancient Egyptian philosophy on skin care? The ancient Egyptian concept of medicine was partially based on magic, and it isContinue Reading…

What’s Your Dosha: the Basics of Ayurvedic Skin Care

Today, Sara Davoodi is going to go over the basics of Ayurvedic skin care– that is using the Doshas as a guide to how to exquisitely care for your skin. Sara is the Founder & Creator of Athar’a – Pure, exotic skin essentials. ~~~~~~ Ayurveda is an ancient Indian healing practice that is still considered one of the most sophisticated mind-body systems, focusing on overall health and wellness. Ayurveda literally means – science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = Science) and offers a system of knowledge thatContinue Reading…

How to Apply Natural Skin Care Oils Without Being Greasy

I have been using natural skin care oils for years successfully and make custom blends for other people as well. I absolutely love oils and have converted over from creams almost entirely. Some common questions I receive are ‘Won’t using oils make me greasy?’ or ‘will oils cause my skin to break out or clog my pores?’ While it is important to choose the right oil for your skin type, it is just as important to properly apply the oils. It is true, as youContinue Reading…