Daily Face Massage for Perfect Skin

Daily Face Massage - blossom jar Skincare New Year Beauty Resolution

This year, we’re turning to a centuries-old beauty ritual for our New Year’s resolution: committing to a daily face massage. It’s simple, takes less than a minute, can be done while applying your blossom jar oil, and offers long-lasting complexion benefits. Many early societies, including China, Japan and Russia, used a variety of facial … [Read more...]

Beauty First Aid Kit

Beauty First Aid Kit - blossom jar natural skincare

Skin is one of our first barriers of defense against the outside world, so the occasional bump, bite, bruise or breakout is inevitable.  To soothe and heal these unsightly (and often tender) spots, we’ve compiled a list of the best natural treatments to keep in your beauty First Aid kit! BUMPS: Fresh Ginger Slices Skin bumps and lumps … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Sleeping Beauty: The Anti-Aging Benefits of Silk Pillowcases

Silk Sheet Stack for Skin Benefits

If you’re a side or stomach sleeper, your sleeping position might be giving you wrinkles.  Most pillow fabrics, cotton included, don’t have much give, so you end up pulling your skin down or bunching it up while getting your Zzz’s.  This can lead to sagging facial skin and wrinkles in the long term.  The fix?  Buy or make a silk pillowcase for a … [Read more...]