Homemade Apple Cider Recipe

Homemade Apple Cider Recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas - Winter Treat for Skin - Beauty Food - blossom jar skincare

The perfect festive drink for Thanksgiving, homemade apple cider is a cinch to make and has tons of skin-soothing ingredients! The main ingredient - apples, of course! - contains high levels of various vitamins and minerals. Vitamin C builds collagen and fortifies skin, Vitamin A has anti-aging retinoids, and copper provides natural UV … [Read more...]

Early Girl Tomato Soup Recipe

Beauty Food for Skin - Early Girl Tomato Soup Recipe blossom jar natural skincare

Early Girl tomatoes are plentiful this season, so fill up your market tote and feed your skin inside and out! After whipping up our homemade tomato beauty mask, there’s no better use for leftovers than to make a delicious tomato soup. Tomatoes, after all, are nature’s sunscreen. And after the hot summer we’ve had here in California, this … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]