skincare

April 6, 2018

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) Research

Latin Name: Hamamelis virginiana Family: Hammamelidaceae RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action.  This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
April 20, 2018
neuroprotective

d-Limonene / Limonene / Dipentene

D-limonene is a monoterpene found in bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, citrus fruits, caraway, eucalyptus, pine, peppermint and spearmint.  L-Limonene can be found in certain pine species, and has a more terpentine-like aroma. Monoterpenes are odorless, highly volatile, prone to oxidation, and insoluble in water. Links to Plants Containing Limonene RESEARCH The […]
April 24, 2018
diuretic

Pinene / Alpha Pinene / Delta Pinene / Beta Pinene

Pinene is a monoterpene found in balsam fir, cajuput, cumin, cypress, frankincense, juniper, angelica, nutmeg, pine, rosemary, and coriander. If oxidation occurs, pinenes can cause skin irritation.  Oxidation occurs when essential oils are exposed to oxygen due to poor storage and old age. Monoterpenes are odorless, highly volatile, prone to oxidation, […]
May 2, 2018

Apple Cider Vinegar (Malus sylvestris) Research

Latin Name: Malus sylvestris Family: Rosaceae People have used apple cider vinegar as a topical astringent to help with acne, insect bites, and infections.  Internally, it at has also been taken to help with detoxification, sore throats, hypertension, and high blood sugar. RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a […]
May 4, 2018

Bayberry (Myrica cenifera) Research

Latin Name: Myrica cenifera Family: Myricaceae Bayberry, not to be confused with barberry, is a small aromatic evergreen tree that has been used in folk medicine for the common cold, congestion, and sore throat, fever and to treat wounds. RESEARCH GENERAL ACHS. (2017). Course Material: Herb502: Bayberry Monograph.  Retrieved from www.achs.edu. Natural […]
May 4, 2018

Burdock (Arctium lappa) Research

Latin Name: Arctium lappa Family: Asteraceae Burdock has been used as a blood cleanser, fever reducer, for itchy skin, and more.  It is revered in Chinese medicine and has been used in blends for its anti-cancer action.  Preliminary scientific studies have demonstrated anti-inflammatory, anti-infection, anti-diabetic, and hypolipidemic potential; more research […]
May 5, 2018

Carrot Seed (Daucus carrota) Research

Latin Name: Daucus carrota Family: Apiaceae People have used carrot seed oil as a diuretic, to help with indigestion, for kidney complaints, menstrual pains, as a cardiac relaxant, and as an antispasmodic. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief […]
July 7, 2018

Sage (Salvia officinalis) Research

Latin Name: Salvia officinalis Family: Lamiaceae RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action.  This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
September 10, 2018

There are Many Benefits of Yarrow

There are many benefits of yarrow. This is one of my favorite plants to grow in the garden because it’s beautiful blossom attracts butterflies; plus it has multiple healthful applications.  This ancient herb and decorative plant, Achillea millefolium, has been used worldwide throughout time dating back thousands of years in […]
September 24, 2018

Ginger Honey Face Mask Recipe for Radiant Skin!

This ginger honey face mask recipe will make your skin look radiant!  It will help tighten and tone, as well as aid in reducing pore size, discoloration, inflammation, and the bacteria that cause blemishes.  Both ginger and honey have shown in studies to be anti-inflammatory, chemo-preventive, antimicrobial, and wound-healing.    […]
September 25, 2018
honey and oats face mask

Honey Oat Skin Mask Gentle and Effective for Dry or Itchy Skin

Honey and oats aren’t just for breakfast anymore!  Try this Honey Oat Skin Mask Recipe.  It is so simple!  You can whip up this easy recipe in under a minute.  And who doesn’t love a recipe that has only three ingredients! Why rub sticky honey and oats all over your […]
September 28, 2018

Rose Water and Geranium Calming Face Toner – Spritz on to Help Improve Your Skin and Mood!

Rose water and geranium extracts has been used for centuries as luxurious ingredients in beauty care lotions, sprays, and baths.  Combined with witch hazel, this rose water and geranium face toner recipe is sure to please!  It may help tighten and tone the skin and improve skin texture. Ah, the […]