Skin and Tonic

Essential oils have been used in beauty rituals way back in “ancient times” and are still found in many skincare products…for everything from dry skin to the signs of aging…especially as  alternatives to skincare products that contain processed ingredients, harsh chemicals, and lots of other ingredients that any normal person has trouble pronouncing, much lessContinue reading “Skin and Tonic”

Aromatherapy…The Which

Even though aromatherapy is not a “magic ‘cure-all” that some people claim it to be, using essential oil does have its benefits.   But if you’re like me, you have all good intentions to start using essential oils…but get to a store like Whole Foods or Sprouts, where there are way too many essential oilsContinue reading “Aromatherapy…The Which”

Aromatherapy…The Why

Aromatherapy has a claim to fame that runs a wide gamut of “cures what ails you,…medical, spiritual, hygienic and ritualistic purposes…     Essential oils are actually regulated as prescription drugs that can only be administered or prescribed by a doctor in France and certain parts of Western Europe…where aromatherapy and essential oils are appreciatedContinue reading “Aromatherapy…The Why”

Aromatherapy…The What

We are all familiar with chamomile tea, having been read The Tale of Peter Rabbit,  Chamomile has been used for centuries for its fragrance, relaxing properties and flavor profile. In the next several posts, we will be looking at how chamomile can be used in… aromatherapy beverages  cosmetics and skincare household care, such as byContinue reading “Aromatherapy…The What”

Chamomile…The Why

Peter Rabbit’s mother must have been a very smart woman…(or rabbit)…She had enough knowledge to grab chamomile tea whenever the mischievous Peter Rabbit came home after narrowly escaping from Mr. McGregor’s garden…even though she had quite a stash of different types of tea available.  She knew about its health because she loved to read and hadContinue reading “Chamomile…The Why”

Chamomile…The What

Chamomile is an herb that comes from the daisy-like flowers of the Asteraceae plant family….a family of plants which also includes sunflowers, Echinacea and marigolds.     ******************* Types of Chamomile There are actually nine different types of chamomile, including… Chamomilla recutita, German Chamomile Anthemis arvensis, corn, scentless or field chamomile Anthemis cotula, stinking chamomileContinue reading “Chamomile…The What”

Making the Perfect Waffles

Now that we’ve learned how to make the perfect pancakes, let’s move on to making the pancake’s kissing cousin…the waffle… You might think to yourself, we just learned how to make the perfect pancake batter…can’t I simply use the same recipe to now make waffles…     Actually… No!!!   Waffle batter and pancake batterContinue reading “Making the Perfect Waffles”

Making Marvelous Muesli

So now that we know what muesli is…how do we make our own…and what do we do with it once we have it made?! Making your own muesli is super easy and takes only about five minutes to go…a perfect combination of nuts, seeds, and oats that is perfectly healthy and perfectly filling.     ********* TheContinue reading “Making Marvelous Muesli”

Making the Perfect Pancakes

A towering stack of freshly made pancakes have been a classic breakfast treat for generations…not only for breakfast, one of our family’s favorite meals for dinner is breakfast. Pancakes are also relatively cheap to make…consisting of ingredients that most of us keep stocked anyway—such as flour, eggs, milk, and butter. The perfect pancakes are light andContinue reading “Making the Perfect Pancakes”

Yogurt…The Which

These days there are SO many yogurts to choose from…   So how do you know that will give you the most health benefits? Here are a few things to look for… ******** Milk Nowadays yogurt not only can be made with the typical cow’s milk, but can also be made from one of theContinue reading “Yogurt…The Which”