As promised, here is my recipe for Lemon Balm Bug Spray.  Lemon Balm is such a great herb and is really effective in this formula. Here ya go! Lemon Balm Bug Spray Ingredients: 1 cup of dried lemon balm leaves A sprig or two of dried catnip and/or mint Witch Hazel Extract Essential Oil (optional) Directions: 1.  Fill […]

Can doing yoga benefit the skin?  Yes, indeed!  Practicing yoga postures (asanas) can increase blood circulation and lead to a reduction of toxins in the body.  Poses that increase blood flow and oxygen to the face, such as forward bends and inversions, help to provide you with a gentle radiance, due to the increase in blood circulation to […]

The art of ayurvedic oil massage is called Abhyanga and it is an important daily routine in Ayurveda, an ancient Indian health theory and practice that began thousands of years ago. Ayurveda itself is a health practice that is centered on maintaining a balanced body and mind. In this ancient theory, there are a series […]

I was recently thinking about how the sun and the rain and how symbolic it is to the way we live our lives. Where bright sunshine in the sky and some added warmth to the air can influence our mood in positive ways, a windy or stormy day can make us more introspective and indoors […]

Although October is my favorite month, spring is my favorite season. In spring, our sense of smell begins to heighten and our bodies begin to reawaken from the dull winter months. Spring is a time for getting outside, planning a garden and possibly shedding a few pounds.  It’s definitely a season of new beginnings.  I recently ordered some seeds […]

I was recently filling some sachets with lavender from last summer’s lavender crop and I started to think more about the important role of our sense of smell in our daily lives and how different scents can have such an impact on our mood.  Lavender is definitely one of my favorite scents. I really like to […]

I have been wanting to do a yoga post for awhile.  Yoga is so special to me and has really helped to bring a lot of peace and balance into my life.  Mudras are an area of yoga practice that I have been studying and have become a part of my yogic meditation routine.  I […]

Today, I was thinking about how whenever I spend time outside, I feel more peaceful, centered, and happy.  Our bodies rely on nature not only for our physical health, but our mental well-being, as well.  The sun provides us with our necessary Vitamin D, which our bodies need to survive, and which also helps to […]

Baths are one of the most amazing things on earth.  I cannot live without a bathtub.  The bath is a safe haven where you can just turn your mind off and relax.  I really love using soaking salts in the bath, particularly when I’m sick.  They help to make the water softer as it wraps […]