White sage (Salvia apiana) is member to the mint family (Lamiaceae) and has long been applied to both medicinal and culinary purposes. In fact, it's genus name Salvia derives from the Latin salvere, meaning "to be saved". So no shocker that this herb has had healing value throughout history.
Toothaches are literally the worst, espesh for those of us with debilitating snack attacks. While going strictly slurps has its popsicle perks, Orajel and its fellow mouth-numbing medications however remain fairly yuck. Praise jah there's a ~natural solution~ to our medicinal need that's super simple to make.
Known as the “Mother Medicine of Nature” and the “Queen of Herbs,” Tulsi Basil is worshipped by Hindu devotees of Lord Vishnu/Krishna. All parts of the plant from the roots up are considered sacred, hence the common name "Holy Basil."
Bless up to the magical powers of epsom salts, a mineral composed purely of magnesium sulfate. This nutrient powerhouse easily absorbs through the skin, making yr warm bath the perfect environment to soak in their amazing benefits.
After almost definitely reaching my max intake of alkaseltzer and nasal spray I thought it may be more effective to try the proven Bloom method of just whippin' together our own herbal remedy that we can safely slather all over our body without fear of overdose warning.
As soon as this soreness creeps in, our presh bods need rest and relief stat for muslce repair. And while it's easy to reach straight for the pharmaceutical anti-inflammatories, skip those and opt instead for your very own sore muscle rubs.
Winter is an important time to turn inward and de-stress. At times our lack of energy, low mood, anxieties, and other surrounding factors may limit our ability to reach full potential during this otherwise quiet and more gentle season.
Tis the soon-to-be-season for cranky, crackly dry skin. In our new series, Save Face, we'll explore the various methods of avoiding said dermal drama this season by using simple, nourishing, natural ingredients.
One of our favorite drinks to enjoy on a cold winter's night (in FL that usually qualifies around 60ºF) is the time ol' hot toddy. Served warm, this spirit-based drink is commonly known as a somewhat *party appropriate* cold & flu remedy.
So FYI, perfumes can do more than just help us smell pretty. And even though that's usually the endgame with our favorite fragrances, it's kind of awesome to know that with the right ingredients and know how...
Known mostly for well groomed gardens and sexy-time bubble baths, roses don't usually come to mind when we think of food or good nutrition. Yet all parts of the rose, especially the hips (fruit), are high in the biomolecule tannin.
Clay is a solid, fat and moist earth that can be found in all different varieties: red, green, brown, grey, pink, yellow or white. Each type has its own properties, which are determined by where it comes from and how deeply it is mined.
No homestead should be without a collection of herbs, whether planted in your garden or grown in pots along the kitchen window. A variety of herbs can attract beneficial insects, act as companion plants...
If you've managed to catch all the breaking headlines lately about new strains of deadly superbugs or flesh-eating street drugs, then you've probably become besties with that hand sanitizer dispenser at the exit of your office building...
Let’s be real. Where would we be these days without the saving grace of toothpaste? It battles wine mouth, makes for better make-outs, eases guilt from late night snack attacks (we’ve all been there, ok).
Moisturizing daily is one of the better habits to form with the inevitable reality of getting older. All vanity aside, nourishing your skin with the proper moisturizers is one of the easiest, and most effective, methods to...