Growing up, oil meant my Mom's basic vegetable oil she used for everything. Nowadays we are lucky to have the options of so many healthy oils to use for cooking and dipping - and even for our skin and hair. But with so many choices it's hard to know what to buy. It helps to know the benefits and uses of each type. Having a variety on hand is a great idea, since some are best on salads and others for high heat cooking. Below we'll explore nine of the most popular oils. Olive Oil - The Queen ... Continue Reading
Learn the health and taste benefits of using a variety of oils.
Enjoy the health and skin benefits of regular visits to the steam room.
A steam room may be a place you go to relax and stretch your muscles after an intense workout. Or it may just be a nice escape from a hectic day. But, there is more to the steam room than meets the eye. In fact, in many countries around the world, a steam room is used for medicinal purposes. Many holistic doctors still tout the benefits of incorporating a steam room into your regime for health. What can you expect in a steam room? If you've never been in a steam room it can sound a little ... Continue Reading
Be smart about your skin care and make-up purchases by looking for key items to avoid.
Buying skin care and make up is confusing enough what with the vast amount of choices between brand names and generic options. And now there's controversy surrounding skin care products and their ingredients, making it challenging for us to know just what is safe and what is not. Labels tend to make it even more confusing and overwhelming when we aren't sure what we're looking for. Sometimes we are tempted by the lure of labels reading "younger skin in 30 days". But knowing the safer choices ... Continue Reading
Keep winter skin from getting dry and flaky with these five simple tips.
Dry, heated indoor temperatures and cold outdoor air can wreak havoc on your skin. Add in rigorous hand washing and antibacterial cleansers (it is flu season after all) and you’ve got yourself a moisture emergency. Even if you live in a climate with a mild winter, your skin care routine still needs to be switched up. Brush up. Dry air means parched skin. Help minimize flakiness and encourage cell turnover by exfoliating at least twice a week. If your skin is oily, you can use a mild ... Continue Reading