I have never been one to grow flowers purely for decorative purposes.  I like to know that I can use whatever I grow in something, whether it be a skincare or culinary recipe.  The three flowers I love to grow in Utah that are not only beautiful but can be used for other purposes are calendula, chamomile […]

I first learned about rose petal jam when I was ten years old.  I got a book about edible flowers and saw a recipe for it, but I didn’t attempt to make it until years later.  There are lots of rose petal jam recipes out there, but after going through all the recipes I’ve tried, I’ve found […]

Lilacs are known to be an edible flower, but are more well-known for their beauty and lovely fragrance.  Lilacs bloom only once a year for a very short blooming period so if you want to make something with them, you should be prepared in advance of their bloom.  In warmer states, like California, lilacs bloom generally around […]

In the spring, I like to use up any remaining dried herbs and flowers I have grown from the prior summer season. I tend to have a lot of leftover lavender so one way in which I use it is in culinary recipes.  I have made lavender caramels, which are a fun little treat.  However, one of […]

Close to one year ago, I planted some cotton seeds.  I had gotten them out of some cotton balls that I had picked from a cotton farm while visiting my cousin in Tennessee many years back.  I was doubtful that they would even grow in a pot in my home, but I wanted to give it a […]

Those who know me know how much I love sea salt.  I love to bathe with it, cook with it, and make scrubs with it.  I love sea salt so much because of the benefits it can have on your skin.  It has antibacterial properties that are pore cleansing.  Also, the magnesium, sodium, potassium, and calcium in sea salt, […]

Today, I was just thinking about the little things that bring me happiness and joy.  Most who know me know how much I love flowers and the lovely vessels that hold them—vases.  I’ve been building a collection of different styles of vases throughout the years and it’s just one of those simple, random things that brings me […]

We have six USDA Organic products out at the moment and more are coming in the new year.  We have two soothing and refreshing hydrosols, two nourishing balms, a hydrating cleanser and moisturizer, and a healing oil for face and body.  Each product has been formulated by me with a lot of thought and sensitivity towards the […]

I’m so happy it’s finally Autumn.  With Autumn comes apple season. yay!  I’m such a huge fan of apples as they taste great and are so beneficial for the body.  “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is really a wise saying as apples are full of vitamins and nutrients that can help keep us healthy.  Having a […]

I recently wrote an article on my yoga website regarding the Ayurvedic principles of eating in balance with the seasons.  In accordance with Ayurveda, eating seasonal produce, including fruits and vegetables, can have positive impacts on your body, including your skin.  The theory is that the fresher the produce, the easier it is on your body to […]

This summer was my first summer in the last few years where I have not had an outdoor garden. I have just been too busy with work to manage a garden this year. As I live primarily in Las Vegas, due to my attorney work, it is difficult to commute up to Utah every weekend […]

Having a little creative space of your own is really important for everyone to incorporate into their lives in some way, shape or form.  I have a few creative spaces, one being my studio where I make my products, but I have another little spot where I have tended to gather some herbs and flowers, mortars […]

For those who know me well, know how important yoga is to my life. By practicing yoga for so many years, I have truly gained a greater appreciation for my body and how practicing asanas, such as inversions, can improve my overall well-being. Not discussed as often, is how inversions can improve your skin complexion. […]

Spending time in salt water can have some amazing benefits for your skin.  Such benefits include reducing inflammation, opening up your pores and fighting off bacteria on the skin.  Salt water contains potassium, magnesium and calcium, which all are great minerals to help assist in skin healing and skin cell regeneration.   What I enjoy most about spending […]

I visited my dear cousin over the weekend in Tennessee and I was AMAZED at the beautiful pink magnolia blooms. There are a few Saucer Magnolia trees in a park in the town she lives in and I have never seen witnessed them before. They are definitively the most beautiful blooms I have seen. I […]

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Of the years that I have been practicing yoga, the style that has seemed to resonate with me most is Yin.  I’ve developed a deep appreciation for this practice due to the physical benefits I have seen stem from it.  When I was first introduced to Yin, I remember thinking “How hard can stretching be?” Once I […]

Bee pollen is a natural product that I have been hearing of for awhile, but that I haven’t begun using until recently.  Essentially, bee pollen is made by young, baby bees.  It is a combination of nectar, honey, pollen and saliva.  It is created when the young bees land on flowers.  The bees carry these pollen balls back to […]

I like to make this recipe right before Autumn begins when the blueberries have come to their peak. This recipe is a nice amalgamation of blueberries and citrus–lemons and oranges. You can substitute the orange for all lemon or keep the oranges in for a more balanced flavor. Blueberries have wonderful benefits for the skin, […]

When you want to incorporate dried flowers or any botanical in skincare products, it’s essential that they be dried sufficiently to eliminate water content so as to prevent any fungus or bacteria from growing in your skincare creation.  This specifically applies in regards to recipes where there is an oil content.  Oil and water generally do not […]