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.

Ballet Beautiful: Dance-Inspired Toning Exercises To Smooth Cellulite

Smooth cellulite with Ballet Beautiful dance workout

Getting dressed up and seeing “The Nutcracker” ballet performance is a cherished holiday tradition for my family. While I love listening to Tchaikovsky’s melodies and seeing the festive costumes, I am most captivated by the graceful ballerinas. Ballerinas’ figures are legend for being strong yet delicate, with long and toned muscles. There’s no … [Read more...]

Healthy Thanksgiving Dishes for Beauty and Wellness

Skin Healthy Thanksgiving Foods and Dishes

  Just having a table laden with delicious food is reason enough to be grateful this Thanksgiving. But making a little extra room on your plate for the dishes that are tasty, healthy and good for skin make the holiday even better.  Here are the healthy Thanksgiving foods to seek out while marveling at the cornucopia of goodness! Sweet Potatoes … [Read more...]

Health and Beauty Benefits of Cod Liver Oil

Health and Beauty Benefits of Cod Liver Oil - blossom jar skincare

Besides knowing the beauty benefits of castor oil, my great-grandfather was also an advocate of cod liver oil. Every morning before he left to visit his patients, he’d wait for my grandma to take her morning spoonful of the fish oil.  My grandma may not remember that routine fondly, but he knew then – as science has proven now – that cod liver oil … [Read more...]

Get Moving, Gorgeous: Exercise for Clear Skin

Exercise for Clear Skin

We all know exercise is good for our hearts and bodies, but specific types of exercises can help clear skin and improve your complexion. According to celebrity personal trainer Jillian Michaels, a variety of exercise is key to keeping muscles in top form and your body - and skin - healthy. However, doing the same exercises every day can lead to … [Read more...]

Natural Tips for Long Eyelashes, Bright Eyes and Healthy Brows

Natural Beauty Tips for Long Eyelashes and Healthy Eyebrows

With blossom jar’s oil moisturizers you now have the health of your skin under control, but what about the rest of your face? Sparkling eyes, long eyelashes and thick eyebrows are also indicators of beauty and wellbeing, and with a little bit of special care you can ensure they are up-to-par with your glowing complexion. How we remove eye makeup … [Read more...]

How To Apply Facial Oils and Serums

How to Apply Almond, Coconut, Olive or Rosehip Facial Oils and Serums - Dampen Skin

Knowing how to apply facial oils and serums may seem like a no-brainer - many would say 'Just slather it on!' - but there is an easy and less wasteful way to maximize the benefits of your blossom jar products: simply make sure your skin is damp and start with fewer drops. A light mist of water or nourishing toner will do wonders for the … [Read more...]

Relish by Daphne Oz: An Adventure in Food, Style and Fun

Daphne Oz Cookbook: Relish An Adventure in Food, Style and Everyday Fun

It’s easy to get caught up in life and forget to savor the moment. To postpone investing in yourself, your home or your dreams because there’s no time now. You’ll live your dream life eventually, in some magical future, when you move apartments, get a new job, find a husband, turn 50 or whatever it is you’re waiting for. Daphne Oz, daughter of the … [Read more...]

How to Clean and Wash Your Makeup Brushes

Jane Iredale Natural Makeup Brushes: How to Clean and Wash

Knowing how to clean your makeup brushes is essential. If you aren’t washing them at least monthly, now is the time to start.  Everyday use, leftover product and inevitable bacteria exposure can sabotage your clear skin efforts and contribute to unnecessary breakouts and clogged pores. To get them nice and clean, soak makeup brushes in … [Read more...]

Healthy, Easy and Delicious: Coconut Apple Crumble Recipe

Healthy and Easy Apple Crumble Recipe with Coconut Oil, Oats and Shredded Coconut - Beauty Food

Oh, the humble apple crumble. Healthier than apple pie but sweet enough to satisfy a dessert craving, this fall dish is full of skin-friendly vitamins, fiber and antioxidants.  Whether you’re celebrating fall in America with an apple-picking weekend, or using fresh apples out of your CSA box here in Australia, this is one treat you can feel good … [Read more...]

Organic versus Natural Beauty Ingredients

organic-versus-natural-cosmetics-and-beauty-ingredients

There’s a common misconception that natural ingredients and organic ones are interchangeable. But is it really like comparing apples to apples? I’ve had some customers and journalists ask me this question in the past, and all I can say is…kind of, but not in the way you’d think. Once you get down to it, beauty products are essentially food for … [Read more...]