Camellia Seed Oil

Camellia History Camellia seed oil is of my favorite ingredients.  Camellias, a staple in southern gardens, is one of my favorite blooms. Their origin can be traced 5,000 years to China and Japan. The plant arrived in Europe in the 16th century but didn’t make it to the U.S. until the 19th century. There are over […]

Camellia & Clematis day

Camellias, also known as tea plant, represent loveliness and fascination. They are found from the Himalayas to these apple blossom camellias that just bloomed in my backyard today. To me they represent the south, along with magnolias. As mentioned in previous blogs, all of mine are blooming earlier this year. This is the first time […]

10 Beauty Secrets for a Younger You

We live in a world fixated with lists and numbers. We define the health of our relationships by the answer keys of a list of questions.  We demarcate our business ad life by the breadth of our twitter lists and describe the richness of our lives centered on sometimes unattainable bucket lists.  Despite this trend being somewhat vexatious to the […]

Spring Skincare

  Spring Skincare Spring skincare begins! Spring is the time we get motivated to clean out our homes, to get rid of things to start fresh. But spring cleaning isn’t just about purging physical items from our lives. After a long winter, it’s also a great time to think about purging toxins from our bodies. […]

Sunflower Seed Oil

Sunflower Seed Oil for the skin Sunflower seed oil is so beneficial to the skin. A study on infants compared sunflower seed oil with olive oil and found that olive oil “significantly damages the skin barrier” and should be discouraged for dry skin treatment and infant massage. They also determined it reduces infection. It is rich in […]

HollyBeth’s Summer Hair Care Tips

Summer Frizzies Summertime is in full swing. School is out, the pool is open, and a week at the beach may be in your near future. Life has officially moved outdoors into the sun and by the water. While the season of fun in the sun does wonders for the mind and spirit, it can […]

Post Makeup Skin Care Routines

We tend to spend most of our energy preparing our face to take on the day and sometimes we seem to forego the needed post-makeup routine. We have all been there… exhausted to the point that our eye lashes seem to hurt and the finite energy still accessible was used to floss. Despite the desire […]

vitamin C the skin’s powerhouse

Vitamin C Vitamin C is a powerhouse antioxidant for your skin. Did you know that rose hip and sea buckthorn oils have more vitamin C than oranges? Vitamin C is what keeps our skin healthy and firm. Humans do not produce vitamin C. We either have to eat foods containing it or apply to our […]