Ravishing Rose

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  Rosa Rugosa When you think of roses, you probably think of love, romance, summer gardens, weddings, special days and celebrations. The rose has a rich cultural history in both East and West, appearing in folklore, poetry, art, and healing. There are over 10,000 varieties of Rosa cultivated in the world, and all are beautiful. […] Read more »

Keeping Cool in Summer Heat

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Using the Tastes to Stay Cool in Summer In Ayurveda, one of the ways we can choose foods and herbs to stay in balance is by understanding the six tastes. The tastes are both literal, what you taste on your tongue, and energetic, meaning they have an effect on body and mind. The Doshas—Vata, Pitta, […] Read more »

Cool Summer Recipes

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Hot weather, longer days, fresh local produce, Summertime is a great time to cook. This time of year we can balance the heat of the sun with cooling and refreshing meals. I love to cook, and I love to eat, but I don’t like to fuss with fancy recipes. Especially in the summer when I […] Read more »

Summer Skin Care

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St. John's Wort Herbs For Summer Skin Care By Tom Wolfe, RH I am often asked the question, “What are the best plants and botanical products for herbal skin care?” Summertime puts us out in the sun, which is a big change for the skin. In this article I will share the plants and botanical […] Read more »

Lemon Eucalyptus Oil for Mosquitoes

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Lemon Eucalyptus Mosquito Repellent   Summer is coming to the East coast, and with it comes…Mosquitoes. Herbalists and aromatherapists have been saying for years that there are plenty of less toxic and more pleasant natural alternatives to the average bug spray, but until recently the CDC has only recommend DEET as a mosquito repellent. Of […] Read more »