Posts tagged Ayurveda
How To Make A Gentle Spring Detox Tea

Are you ready to embark on a spring detox? Do you want to try something different from the ubiquitous juice cleanse? The Vernal Equinox has taken place, reassuring us that the time of renewal, reawakening and vitality is here.  To help welcome the season associated with fresh beginnings, I wanted to share one of my go-to detoxifying teas rooted in the tradition of Ayurveda. 

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Luxurious Rice Water Soak For The Dry Hands of Autumn

We've all experienced it, especially in certain regions and climates.  One day it's summer and 95 degrees, and the next day you start the morning with a 50 degree chill in the air.  Usually, the first parts of my body to react to this drop in temperature are my hands and lips.  To combat dry, flaky skin on my hands and around my fingernails, I do a weekly soak with rose petals, sandalwood, essential oils and vitamin/mineral-rich rice water.

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DIY Skin Brightening Treatment

I've had family visiting from Oregon for the past week, which means I've been spending more time outdoors than indoors.  My broad brimmed hats, sunscreen and sun dodging sometimes are no match for those intense rays and when I feel it's taken a toll on my skin, I treat it biweekly to a wonderfully cooling and brightening organic face mask formulated with several ingredients sourced directly from my local farmer's market. 

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