If you’re seeking clear, plump, amazing skin (and who isn’t?), you should know that your diet plays an important role in your appearance. The old saying, “You are what you eat” is really true and applies to your skin just like it does for the rest of your body. It’s all about proper nutrients, minimizing inflammation, and eating healthy fats.Read More
Dark spots, or hyperpigmentation, occurs when some areas of the skin produce more melanin than usual… Wait a minute, hyperpigmentation… Melanin… What does all this mean?
Hyperpigmentation is when patches of skin become darker than the normal tone of an individual’s complexion. This is also known as dark spots. This is common and caused by several factors.
Melanin is pigment that gives our skin, hair, and eyes color. Dark-skinned people have more melanin in their skin than light-skinned people.
So, how do we get hyperpigmentation (dark spots) ? Simply put, dark spots are the result of overproduction of melanin and/or free-radical damage (UV light).Read More
Every article I have read says face yoga is giving Botox a run for it’s money and anything that is natural, safe and can help me have healthy skin, I am ALL ears. So naturally I was curious about face yoga. We all know that yoga is great exercise for our bodies and minds and I admit, hearing about face yoga made me say “huh?” But, the more I read up on it and think about it in the most simplest way, I can see how this is really a thing. Not just a thing, but a helpful exercise tool to improve the look and feel of facial skin.Read More
The heart chakra, also called Anahata, is the center chakra connecting the 3 physical chakras: root, sacral, solar plexus, with the 3 spiritual chakras: throat, third eye and crown. Heart chakra is linked to the lungs, heart, breasts, cardiac plexus, and thymus gland. It is known for ruling the lymphatic system which plays a vital role in our immune system.Read More
Solar Plexus or Manipura chakra is the third chakra located in the upper region of the stomach. It is associated with will, personal power, making and promoting confidence, self-discipline, and clarity among many. Our personality, opinions and beliefs form in this chakra and drive many of our daily choices.Read More
Sacral chakra or Svadhishthana is located at the base of the spine and sacrum and is associated with kidneys and reproductive organs; rotating clockwise for women and counter-clockwise for men. This chakra drives one's feelings and perceptions. All chakras close as a defense mechanism when exposed to negative energy.Read More
Greenwashing (green sheen) is the practice of making an unsubstantiated claim about the environmental benefits of a product, service, technology, or company practice.Read More
When we drink water we get the best of it’s benefits; after all it is the best hydration for our bodies. Water helps to lubricate our organs, provides oxygen to our blood and is good for our skin. BUT… externally, it’s not the best source of hydration for our largest external organ. Actually, it’s the exact opposite of hydration. When we put water directly on our skin it evaporates and takes some of our natural oils with it, drying it out.Read More
For years we have been told the sun is a danger to our skin. We have been told to lather on tons of sunscreen to protect us from it’s damaging rays. While I don’t disagree that the sun can certainly burn our skin, I have often wondered how many generations before us survived centuries of sun exposure and no skin cancer?Read More
Watermelon season is almost here and along with this fruit tasting delicious, it is packed full of goodness you may not know it had!Read More
Over 170 foods have been reported to cause allergic reactions. Some of the top foods allergens are peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, and milk.Read More
How do you get and keep healthy and glowing skin? Restore it’s pH balance. Our skin has a natural pH balance of 5.5; slightly acidic. Oily skin has a higher pH, thus being more alkaline and increasing the risk of infection and bacteria growth. Dry skin is lower in pH and therefore more acidic; this causes more inflammation, itching and irritation to occur.Read More
Before I write, I research and when I researched lifestyle skincare line, I found NOTHING. Since my sister and I decided to more forward, full steam ahead, launching Earth’s Farmacy we continue to describe our company as a lifestyle skincare product line. As I sat down to blog about why, I thought, surely there are other skin care companies out there using this term. Nope. I can’t find one.Read More
From your roots to your Root Chakra life can be easily navigated by understanding your energy system and how it guides your choices and emotions. The Root chakra, or Muladhara, is part of the chakras of matter as it is more physical in nature. The root chakra is located at the base of the spine and begins at conception becoming your survival guide throughout your life.Read More
Crystals aren’t just for holding and meditating. Nope, crystals pack a powerful punch full of vibrations, vibrations that the earth and humans also create. It is no wonder these healing gems act as a tuning fork to recalibrate the mind, body and soul, helping us become more balanced. Crystals are millions of years old; created from the earth’s richest minerals…Read More
Albert Einstein once said, “ Everything in life is vibration” and for thousands of years ancient civilizations have used the healing vibrations of crystals and stones to remove spiritual, physical and mental blockages. You may be wondering how this works. Both our bodies and quartz contain silicon-dioxide and it is believed that because of this cellular connection we are naturally more receptive to the energy vibrations of crystals and stones…Read More
As you wellness warriors already know, going organic and non-GMO is always the best option whether you are consuming the product or putting it on your body. But what you may not know is that not all plant oils are created equally. Here’s what we think you should know about palm oil…Read More