As the body’s largest organ of elimination, skin is a window into your overall health and wellbeing. Therefore, for true radiance, you need to take care of yourself holistically. On the inside and the outside. Mind, body and soul. By embracing this approach and finding the right mix of healthy products and lifestyle tweaks, you can get the beautiful skin you desire!   Pamper your skin with your favorite blossom jar oil and peek into my Beauty Cupboard for the best modern and ancestral health and beauty practices.

Why Your Skin Craves Probiotics

Beauty Food For Skin: Probiotics blossom jar

In the Persian version of the Old Testament, Abraham attributed his long life “to the consumption of sour milk.” The ancient Greeks agreed and gave a name to this type of beneficial food: probiotics, meaning ‘for life.’ Found to be strains of good bacteria and yeast, probiotics are microorganisms essential to building healthy intestinal flora in … [Read more...]

Seasonal Skin Essentials – Summer and Winter

Summer Skin Beauty Essentials - blossom jar Natural Skincare

With summer sizzling in the U.S. and chilly winter settling here in Australia, we thought we’d share a handful of season-specific essentials that’ll keep skin healthy, moisturized and protected - whether you’re lying on the beach or curling up close to the fire! Summer Skin Essentials 1. A broad-rimmed summer hat shields your face from … [Read more...]

Meditate for Clear and Radiant Skin

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For over six thousand years, ancient beauties from India and Asia have used meditation to create healthy and thriving lives.  At its core, meditation is about breathing deeply and focusing solely on the present. Taking time to allow the mind to rest from its incessant spiral of thoughts triggers a myriad of physiological changes in the body – many … [Read more...]

Best Beauty Boosts for Your Smoothie

Best Beauty Boosts for Smoothies - Protein Powders, Probiotics, and Greens

Smoothies are a phenomenal beauty food.  In one glass, you can get many of the essential nutrients for clear and glowing skin.  Just throw in lots of fresh, organic fruits and leafy greens (carrot tops, kale and romaine lettuce are some of my favorites) and you have a well-rounded meal that is easy to digest and energizing. And when your body … [Read more...]

Homemade Dairy Alternatives for Clear Skin

Almond Milk Recipe blossom jar

Though it’s still up for debate, researchers have found that there is a correlation between dairy intake and skin breakouts. Interestingly, skim milk and other heavily processed dairy products (like milk chocolate) seem to be the worse offenders. Personally I drink organic whole milk and don’t experience any issues.  However, low fat and skim … [Read more...]

Earth Day Challenge: Detoxify Your Makeup Bag

blossom jar Makeup Bag Earth Day 2014 Challenge - Natural Cosmetics

This Earth Day, why not turn a critical eye to your makeup bag?  Moisturizing your skin with blossom jar’s healing oils is a big step towards creating the healthy and beautiful complexion you want, but what you apply afterwards can either support or hinder your natural beauty efforts. Take some time on April 22 to see what’s hiding among the … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato and Leek Soup

Sweet Potato and Leek Soup with Thyme and Paprike - blossom jar Beauty Food Recipe

Leek and potato soup is a classic dish, but with the starchy white potatoes and heavy cream it isn’t necessarily wonderful for your waistline – or your skin. So this week when I received a shipment of leeks and sweet potatoes in my CSA box, I decided to lighten up this traditional winter dish and pack it with beautifying nutrients. Sweet … [Read more...]

What’s In Your Bottle? Spotlight on Calendula

blossom jar - What's In Your Bottle? Ingredient Highlights: Calendula

In celebration of the amazing botanicals and oils that infuse our blends and fill your bottles, we’re shining the spotlight on one special ingredient every month. Each flower, herb, carrier oil or essential oil has a very specific reason for being in your blossom jar product, and we’d like to share its unique story. From medicinal properties to … [Read more...]

Natural Tips for Beauty Sleep

Natural tips and tricks for beauty sleep

Parched skin. Dark under eye circles. Visible wrinkles. Not getting enough sleep isn’t pretty, and over time enough sleepless nights can age you quite significantly. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, an estimated 60 million Americans suffer from insomnia regularly.  That’s a lot of people counting sheep or … [Read more...]

Natural Alternatives to Getting Colonics for Clear Skin

Good Digestion for Clear Skin - Fruits and Vegetables Over Colonics

There’s been a lot written about the link between digestion and clear skin in the blogosphere as of late, including the claims that women are increasingly turning to colonics to help sort out beauty woes.  We thought we’d weigh in on this trend, especially as a few of our friends have been quietly asking if colonics might be the solution to their … [Read more...]