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410, 2014

Benefits of Raw, Unrefined, Virgin Coconut Oil & Celtic Sea Salt®

By |October 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Benefits of Raw, Unrefined, Virgin Coconut Oil
Volumes have been written on the nutritional benefits of Raw Coconut Oil due to its fiber and nutritional content. Coconut Oil can be taken internally as a food source (try a tablespoon in a smoothie, with sauteed’ veggies or in morning Oatmeal) or applied topically for skin health due […]

1807, 2014

Relocating + New Offerings

By |July 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

On a personal note, I would like to thank you all for your continued support and appreciation of my offerings over the years and for your patience with my recent lack of bi-monthly newsletters.  Moving home, business and ancestral memories from New York to Florida took much more than I anticipated and quite frankly, the […]

905, 2014

Plant Based & Prescriptive Interventions

By |May 9th, 2014|Anti Aging formulas, DIY skincare, organic skincare, plant based skincare, skin health|0 Comments

For those who may be unfamiliar with the direct healing ability of plant material, I have a personal experience to share regarding the effectiveness of botanical interventions and the remarkable healing ability of Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) and my formula “Comfrey Facial Cream”.

 
A quick side note on Comfrey (belonging to the Borage family): “its leaves are […]

1904, 2014

A Day in the Life of Miami Public Transport

By |April 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Rest assured dear readership, this post has nothing to do with organic skincare or recipes to keep skin supple and soft ~ it’s a “late night rambling” on my part sharing moments that keep a smile on my face due to people I meet along my  way.   This post covers one bus ride on the […]

1204, 2014

“Oil Pulling”

By |April 12th, 2014|Anti Aging formulas, DIY skincare, oral hygiene, skin health|1 Comment

Although “Oil Pulling” is new to me, numerous people have spoken of its benefits (whitening teeth, removing plaque, healing receding gum lines, increased energy, reduced flu symptoms) so of course,  I’m game.
I googled “Oil Pulling” and it appears to have originated in the Ayurvedic tradition (using Sesame oil) but most people are “pulling” with Coconut […]

404, 2014

Friday Night Special / “Dry Skin Brushing”

By |April 4th, 2014|Anti Aging formulas, DIY skincare, dry skin brushing, organic skincare, plant based skincare, skin health|0 Comments

By offering Friday Night Specials (DIY recipes) my hope is to encourage “The Art of Personal Ritual” ~ the quiet time we take for ourselves and with those we love ~ to nourish our skin, hair and overall well-being and that you experience how taking this time “makes life that much more beautiful”.

 
I began my […]

2803, 2014

The Art of Personal Ritual (and watching your man shave)

By |March 28th, 2014|DIY skincare, organic skincare, plant based skincare, skin health|0 Comments

One of my greatest pleasures was to watch my sweetheart shave (in truth I could have sat for hours on the edge of the bathtub watching him shave).  In my opinion, shaving is one of the most beautiful rituals that a man engages in ~ it’s personal, intimate and self-admiration at its finest (not to […]

2403, 2014

Coconut Hair Conditioner

By |March 24th, 2014|DIY skincare, organic skincare, plant based skincare|0 Comments

When I lived in the mountains, winters were extremely drying on my skin and hair.  To entertain myself + hoping not to succumb to “seasonal disorder”, I experimented with botanical concoctions to entertain myself and enjoy a luxurious treatment.
Oh yes indeed, I succumbed to a few “seasonal disorders” (ask my brother) but the following recipe […]

1403, 2014

Friday Night Special ~ “Spirit Shine”

By |March 14th, 2014|Anti Aging formulas, DIY skincare, organic skincare, plant based skincare, skin health|0 Comments

Although I thoroughly enjoy writing Friday Night Specials (gleaned from my Herbal library and personal “kitchen experiments”) I’d like to hear from you, my beloved readership, on what you would like to read. If you have questions or concerns please leave a comment at the blog or write to me personally (and privately) at mountain_spirit@earthlink.net […]

703, 2014

Friday Night Special (food for the skin)

By |March 7th, 2014|Anti Aging formulas, DIY skincare, organic skincare, plant based skincare, skin health|0 Comments

Avocados are currently abundant in my kitchen (my neighbor’s tree drops about 10 per day and I hustle to gather the bounty before the squirrels).  Yes, the squirrels are ahead but I’ve gleaned my fair share for my face and lunch (avocado salad with herbs and tomatoes from my garden) ~ my skin is nourished […]