Peppermint

Historically (and well before the pineapple) peppermint has been a symbol of hospitality. Of all the essential oils, peppermint is one,that even the most neophyte of consumers, have a distinct memory or experience.  From the smell of indulgent, candy cane laden hot chocolate during winter vacations to an invigorating peppermint tea prepared with healing love […]

peppermint

Known as the world’s oldest medicine, studies show that peppermint oil improves mental accuracy. Start your day with HollyBeth Organics orange peppermint on your hands and you can even use it on your hair to tame frizzies, a little is all you need.

stress relief – peppermint

My favorite stress relief essential oil is peppermint. Indigenous to Europe and discovered in 1753, peppermint is actually a hybrid of spearmint and water mint and you probably have it growing like weed in your backyard like I do. Pick some and rub the leaves together and inhale. Lately, I use my orange peppermint shea […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bathe Less?

Bathe Less Bathe less .. yes in the winter. Winter skin care is challenging with the cold and dry air that increases moisture loss in the skin. Then top it off by walking into a heated room and you have a double whammy of the indoor heat parching the skin more. Numerous dermatological studies also […]

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 […]