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.

Should You Start Your Day with Lemon Water?

Drink Lemon Water for Clear and Healthy Skin - Recipe and Tips from blossom jar

To this question, I answer a resounding “Yes!” If you haven’t already, this is one beauty habit to add to your morning routine. Soon after you wake, squeeze half of a fresh lemon into one cup of warm water. Drink and allow 15-20 minutes for the lemon water to pass through your body before eating or drinking anything else. Since your body has … [Read more...]

What’s In Your Bottle? Spotlight on Nettle

Natural Ingredients Nettle - Hormonal Skin - blossom jar

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...]

A DIY Green Tea, Lavender and Mint Facial Steam Recipe

blossom jar DIY Face Steam Recipe - Green Tea, Lavender and Mint

The Romans and Greeks were the first to embrace the ancient ritual of steam baths, and many other cultures went on to adopt their practice. In Russia, the banya (or sauna) is the equivalent. There are many Russian proverbs about the beauty benefits of a steam bath, but one of my favorites is: “The day you spend in the banya is the day you do not … [Read more...]

A Beauty Gift For You – Skin Tonic Tea Blend from neo

Skin Tea Tonic Blend - blossom jar Gift with Purchase Promotion

As you know, we are taking a few weeks off for a proper Aussie summer holiday. Though we’ll be away, the blossom jar website will still be open for business. Like we mentioned in our latest email newsletter (sign up if you haven’t already!) all orders placed between February 9 and February 26 will receive a free gift with purchase. The gift is a … [Read more...]

How to Body Brush and Reap the Benefits

How to Body Brush and Benefits of Body Brushing - blossom jar

Body brushing is an age-old health and beauty practice passed down from the Russians, Turks and Scandinavians. The practice is said to stimulate lymph nodes and get your blood flowing, helping to move toxins out of the body and keep skin clear and smooth. Over time it can even help lessen the appearance of cellulite.  And if you have dry skin, body … [Read more...]

What’s In Your Bottle? Spotlight on Lavender

History of Lavender and Its Beauty Uses - Natural Skincare - blossom jar Ingredients

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...]

Cook with Cast Iron for Health and Beauty

Beauty and Health Benefits of Cooking with Cast Iron

Taking the time to prepare homemade, healthy meals is, in my opinion, one of the most important things you can do to keep skin youthful, resilient and beautiful.  After all, the cells and structure of your skin are literally made up of the food that goes into your body. But do you ever stop and consider how you are preparing your meals and what … [Read more...]

Hormone and Beauty Chat with Dr. Nat Kringoudis

How to Naturally Balance Hormones with Dr. Nat Kringoudis - blossom jar

Given that blossom jar's Hormonal Skin face oil blend is one of our most popular products, we decided to sit down with Dr. Nat Kringoudis - a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, owner of health clinic The Pagoda Tree in Melbourne, and one of the top natural fertility educators in Australia - to discuss hormonal skin woes, what spikes our estrogen levels, … [Read more...]

Make 2014 an Incredible Year

New Year New You 2013_blossom jar

Setting resolutions for the New Year can be tricky.  Even with the best of intentions, it can feel like they’re specifically engineered to get our hopes up and then let us down.  But it doesn’t have to be this way. I believe that if you set the right, thoughtful intentions and frame them in a positive way, your resolutions can transform themselves … [Read more...]

Speculaas Christmas Cookies with Beauty Spices

Healthy Christmas Cookies Speculaas Spekulaas - Spices for Glowing Skin

With all the delicious and rich holiday dishes to enjoy – Christmas pudding, glazed ham, mulled wine and eggnog - I like to keep my holiday cookies simple. Traditional spice cookies called Speculaas are my sweet of choice. My paternal German grandmother Erna would lovingly bake Speculaas cookies and mail them in Christmas tins every year when I was … [Read more...]