Amazing, Natural Shower Scrub

It’s a bold statement, but this DIY natural shower scrub made from a few common household items has changed my life. In addition to effectively battling mildew and grime, this cleaner is non-toxic and free of nasty fumes. Plus, it’s super easy to make. All you need is baking soda, white vinegar, and water.

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Homemade Sugar Scrub Cleanser

About 10 years ago, I started making my own skincare products.  My inspiration was a friend named Carol, who’s an artisan skincare producer based in New Mexico.  She taught me that simple kitchen ingredients can be turned into nourishing food for your skin.

I’d love share with you one of my favorite skincare recipes: a simple sugar scrub cleanser. 

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A Warming Tonic for the Final Days of Winter

On a whim, I recently bought a small container of goat’s milk the other day. While drinking the earthy tasting, calcium-loaded substance, I was reminded of Mahatma Gandhi’s reference to goat’s milk in his autobiography “The Story of My Experiments with Truth.”  

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A Tea to Help You Detox Both Body & Mind

According to the ancient practice of Chinese medicine, optimal health is achieved when five metaphorical elements that exist within the body ­ wood, fire, earth, metal, and water­ are in harmony.  Spring, which is finally around the corner, is associated with wood. 

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A Soothing Winter Tonic: Our Turmeric Ginger Tisane

The best healing blend to battle the cold! Counter the seasonal chill with our Turmeric Ginger Tisane, a wholesome blend of turmeric, ginger, licorice root, lemongrass, and citrus.  In addition to tasting wonderful, this herbal tea is an ideal healing tonic.

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Art of Tisane

Having grown up in China, I was exposed to a wide array of medicinal and culinary herbs on a regular daily basis. As I think back to my childhood, I am flooded with memories of “Ba Bao Cha”, reverently known as the “eight treasure tea”, my mom made for me each morning. This delightful and uplifting concoction is a blend of eight common ingredients found within Chinese cuisine and herbal medicine: Chrysanthemum, Goji Berry, Honeysuckle, Licorice, Red Date, Hawthorn Berry, Dried Tangerine Rind, and Brown Sugar.

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