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The days are slowly getting longer, the sun returning to warm our faces and bring life bursting back from it’s winter slumber. Fragrant florals dance on the warm breezes through our open windows, bringing much needed lighthearted freshness into our homes. As we venture back outside beneath the singing birds and among the blooming flowers, we cant help but feel blessed and appreciating of the glory spring brings. We have dedicated out spring line to celebrating all the spring is, delicate florals, bright citrus and spring herbs. From the first day until the last day of Spring you will find...

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Calendula is basically the unsung hero of at-home skin care and there is a very real chance you have it growing in your spring gardens right now.  Calendula is commonly called Pot Marigold and it is very easy to come by in most nurseries and even some bigger supply stores.  Now that you know just how easy it is to get it, lets look at why you want to.  We are mainly going to be exploring the external benefits of calendula but it is definitely worth noting that if you find yourself with a surplus of this herb it is...

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An herb we most commonly associate with being used in the kitchen due to its aromatic and earthy flavors, thyme has a lot more to offer than use as a seasoning. In fact, thyme has been used for centuries with use being recorded as far back as Ancient Egypt.  When taken internally you will receive the benefits of vitamins A and C (hello immunity boost!) as well as the benefits of lowering your blood pressure.  When used externally,  thyme tincture (an alcohol or vinegar based extract) has shown promise in recent studies as a treatment for acne due to its...

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  There are many, many things I love about this time of year, but cold and flu season isn’t one of them. I love the hustle and bustle, the crowded stores and one benefit of living in Florida is I get to see people from all over the world come here to celebrate. But that also means that we end up getting exposed to a ton of colds and germs. Despite my best efforts I fell victim to a pretty nasty chest cold and that lead me to spending some time trying to sort out the best way to help...

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There are many things winter is known for; cozy fires, a slew of holiday parties, snowball fights and of course dry skin. It is just a fact we can’t deny. Those brisk cooler days and long nights just don’t play nice with our usual skincare routine. So, we came up with an easy to whip together at home scrub with ingredients you probably already have. You will need: 1 small jar 1 cup sugar* 1 cup olive oil 10-15 drops your favorite essential oil ( we like bright citrus oils)   In a small bowl add your olive oil (we...

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