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June 2016

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Bugs, Bites & The Balm

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It happens: we are caught off guard wriggling our toes in soft beach sand or stepping into a grassy meadow at sunset, when bam- The Bug Bite. Basically harmless, if not allergic, but oh so annoying, bug bites cause an immediate reaction on the skin, making you itchy and uncomfortable. The body’s reaction to a […]

Wednesday

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June 2016

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Tansy – Herbaceous & Strong

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Tansy is a revered herb, holding its place in history as a powerful insect repellent. We honor Tansy so much at Farmaesthetics that we have drying stalks hanging on a rack by the front entrance of our home office- an homage to a humble yet powerful, time-proven plant. Herbaceous and strong, Tansy is known historically […]

Thursday

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March 2015

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Enter the Springtime Soaking Tonic

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The end is near for this cold, snowy, record-breaking winter and our bodies can sense the spring season ahead. It is time to turn the winter wheel, and ignite the springtime fires of health. Enter the hot water soak. Not a bath, but a soak, where herbs and oils join forces with heat to increase […]

Friday

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January 2015

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An Easy Way to Winter-Proof Your Hair & Skin

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A cold winter does not wear well on hair and skin. Whether you’re off to work on chilly city streets or  schussing down the ski slopes, you will need to take preventative measures to ensure your hair and skin don’t wreak the wrath of winter weather. Even dry heat in your home or workplace can […]

Sunday

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December 2014

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Tuesday

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November 2014

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Rethinking Beauty Sleep

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Beauty sleep- nothing like it to repair the mind, body, spirit and looks. Healing tissue, processing information, refreshing attitudes- all exist in the realm of a good night’s sleep. But what is a good night’s sleep really? Most of us have been taught that a straight-eight hours is required to be fresh and at our […]

Wednesday

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September 2014

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The Beauty of Using Oil on the Face is Undeniable

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In 1999 when I started selling my herbal skincare preparations to spas and professionals in mainstream beauty venues, a natural product could mean anything that had a flower on the label. There were no parameters for “natural” and what that really meant. I quickly discovered that many times there were no natural ingredients whatsoever in […]

Friday

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July 2014

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Tuesday

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May 2014

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Dandelion’s Bitter History

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Thank you spring herbs! They crop up bright and early, enticing us to eat them, which serves to eliminate the build-up of winter toxins, and positions our system for fresh nutrient intake. The logic of nature is undeniable, with Dandelion greens being one of spring’s medicinal glories- bitter and tonifying, delicious sautéed or added to […]