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

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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...]

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...]