One of the world’s most popular spices, cinnamon is useful not only in the cooking area but can be considered as a natural remedy since cinnamon has loads of health benefits. It is a tasty addition to a lot of dishes and my personal favorite as leaves starts to turn color and the night air gets chilly.
Wild and purple morning to you all! This weekend calls for some lavender and lavender essential oil benefits, incorporated in a few recipes I gathered: very simple and practically not time-consuming at all. And, they’re also all vegan. In case you also (like me) have a large jar of dried lavender at home but have no idea what to do with it, have a look!
Hey, guys! Do you want to know how to make your own herbal tea blend? Have a look at this guide, because there is nothing better than having a nice fragrant cup of homemade herbal tea blend, right? Yes, I’ve gotten into my autumn mood already, and have just checked all the herbs that I’ve stored and dried during the summer. Even though my favorite is still green tea, I am a sucker for anything tasty and tea-like.
Wild morning, pretties! I’m working on my coconut oil pulling morning routine as I am writing this, and my face is relaxing under my newly made coffee and cinnamon face mask. It’s Friday, which means I begin my pampering early and usually plan a few DIY projects over the weekend. I love nothing more than drinking my tea, creating and watching a good movie, while the rain plays games on my windows and I have nowhere to be and nothing to worry about.
Chia seed popularity took off in Europe only in the late 90s’ but for a lot of us (me included) living without the tiny seeds nowadays seems unimaginable. Even though most of us consider chia as a kitchen staple and a must-have, its’ use has managed to spread well beyond that. Chia seed oil is on the rise this time and in this post, we’ll have a look at the seeds, the benefits and different uses of chia for different preferences and needs.
Wild morning, pretties! Autumn is here and what can be better than drinking a relaxing tea in the chilly evening? Chamomile is one of the oldest plants in the world and one of the healthiest there are. Also known as a flower of sun, we’re all familiar with the plant of small white and yellow blossoms, that have a tranquil yet aromatic fragrance.
Wild morning, pretties! How about some fire on your plate and in your garden? Yes? Go for calendula. Calendula officinalis, also known as the poor man’s saffron, that is. Its blossoms shine with bright and vivid shades of sunset, anywhere between yellow, orange and russet nuances, calendula officinalis has innumerable health and beauty benefits and it can be used both internally as well as externally.
Wild plants Native Americans used were many and diverse. Native Americans had a great respect for the Nature and the wild plants they included in their everyday life served either as a nutritional source of food, as a skin or a hair product. Sore throat? Dry skin? Simple cold? They had it covered. There are many wild plants Native Americans knew of that have been gaining popularity either in the beauty industry or in the superfood department only in the past few years. Herbal medicine is quite old and the beneficial attributes of the wild plants are incredible. Have a look at the top 10 wild plants Native American used, their health and beauty benefits and maybe you get an inspiration too!
Green gold aka avocados are something to consider when you’re thinking of a healthy and natural extensive care for your body. While it is popular to include avocado in your regular skin and hair care, it can do wonders in terms of health and skin complexion also when eating it. Rich in fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins, avocado health benefits just don’t stop there. Its history goes well beyond into the ancient times of the Aztecs with healing, hydrating and nourishing. I t has been considered one of nature’s healthies foods and it hasn’t been called green gold for no reason.
Iskiate or chia fresca is a citrus (lime or lemon) chia drink of the Tarahumara people in Northern Mexico. The word “chia” is a Mayan word for strength; the plant grows in South America and using chia seeds as a drink ingredient is popular in the Central America as well. Lately, I’ve been feeling a bit nostalgic for Hispanic parts of the world, that’s why a spoon of chia (un)intentionally ended up in my drink, as I’ve seen them do it in Bolivia. So here it is, my version of chia fresca for these hot summer days when we’re just too desperate for a refreshment.