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 […]

sunflower oil benefits for your skin

A  recent  study compared olive oil and sunflower seed oil in its effectiveness in the treatment of dry skin and infant massage. The study determined that sunflower seed oil improved hydration of the skin compared with olive that “significantly damages the skin barrier” and should be discouraged for dry skin treatment and infant massage. Rich in […]

sunflower time

My sunflowers are starting to open. Native to the Americas, they can be traced back to 2600 B.C. One flower can have over 2000 seeds. Loaded with oleic and unsaturated fatty acids, Vitamins A, E & D, and sunflower oil is easily absorbed by the skin and good for dry, damaged and sensitive skin. You […]

Harmonious Sunflowers

For the first time in years my sunflowers actually bloomed; If you look closely at the sunflowers there are 4 different bees on it. I noticed that different varities/species of bees, insects of all shapes and sizes and butterflies were all eating away at the same time – unlike humans who tend to differ too […]

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 […]

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. […]

fragrance vs. perfume

Fragrance vs. Perfume  Who doesn’t love a fragrance or perfume that transports us to the serenity of an English garden? Or conjures images of gorgeous beaches?  When I lived in Paris I loved going to Galeries Lafayette and smelling all the glorious new perfumes. Later I realized that the majority of the so called “perfumes” were actually […]