\ˈa-pō\ ter·ra : from the earth
I Changed This One Simple Thing About My Diet And Cleared My Cyclical Acne

I Changed This One Simple Thing About My Diet And Cleared My Cyclical Acne

I used to try all kinds of diets to ease my cyclical acne, then I learned about the connection between stress, eating, and acne. Now my acne is under control and I enjoy my food so much more. Here are my favorite tips to lower stress before you eat.

November 29, 2018 by Dominique Caron
4 Trusted Ways to Boost Confidence Despite Acne Breakouts

4 Trusted Ways to Boost Confidence Despite Acne Breakouts

I never noticed how carefree and confident I was until my face broke out with painful cystic acne. But these four trusted tricks helped me rebuild my power. I know they'll do the same for you.
October 12, 2018 by Lalalarell Collaborator
Can I Really Heal My Acne Scars Naturally?

Can I Really Heal My Acne Scars Naturally?

The honest answers you've been looking for about how to reduce acne scars with safe, non-tox methods.
September 20, 2018 by Lalalarell Collaborator
INGREDIENT HIGHLIGHT: ROSE AND ROSE WATER SKIN BENEFITS

INGREDIENT HIGHLIGHT: ROSE AND ROSE WATER SKIN BENEFITS

Rose is synonymous with love but to me rose is much more than that! It is vibrant, sexy, enlivening, and it is a skin savior.  Rose is used in many forms in both skincare and aromatherapy.  You can use rose as fresh petals, rose essential oil, rose absolute, rose petal powder and rose water.  Here are some of my favorite forms of rose and why I incorporate them in so many of our skincare products!
DOING AN HERBAL STEAM AS A COLD REMEDY

DOING AN HERBAL STEAM AS A COLD REMEDY

Winter is upon us which also means cold season is here. I have many tricks I like to use to get over a cold quickly, which includes drinking homemade elderberry tea and eating tons of cooked mushrooms.  These forms of nourishment help my body fight off infection, but they don't do much to ease the symptoms. For the stuffy nose and sore throat, I love to do a daily steam.  

SHARING MY WINTER SOLSTICE RITUAL AND ROLL ON RECIPE

SHARING MY WINTER SOLSTICE RITUAL AND ROLL ON RECIPE

Of all the solstices and equinoxes, winter solstice has always held a special place in my heart.  Something about this time of year always feels so special to me.  Winter solstice is the day that marks the beginning of festivities, renewal, and slowing down.  My favorite roll on for this day smells divine, and really calms my nerves and makes me feel grounded and confident.  I am sharing my recipe with you so you can also enjoy what this lovely blend has to offer!
YOGA GLOW: A YOGA CHALLENGE FOR THE SAKE OF MY SKIN

YOGA GLOW: A YOGA CHALLENGE FOR THE SAKE OF MY SKIN

I often overlook skin care as self care.  I have my regular routine fixed, but I'm rarely mindful of my skin.  When I stop to consider all that my skin does, all of its beauty, uniqueness, strength, resilience, and ability to heal, I cannot help but be in awe, and yet it too often becomes a passing thought if one at all.  So in realization of this, this month I challenged myself to be more mindful of my skin and this challenge took the form of taking up a yoga practice. 
October 03, 2016 by Alison Quaglia
THOUGHTS ON SEASONS, CYCLES, AND SLOWING DOWN

THOUGHTS ON SEASONS, CYCLES, AND SLOWING DOWN

In nature, all things occur in cycles. Winter to fall. New moon to full. The rising and setting of our sun. It would be silly of us to believe ourselves unaffected by these cycles — oh no,it is very much the opposite. If we pay close attention to our bodies, our thoughts, and our emotions, we see that these, too, function in cycles, and that these cycles are very much related to the cycles of nature at large.
September 19, 2016 by Brigette Muller
DESTRESS: TECHNIQUES

DESTRESS: TECHNIQUES

It is easy to clog our mind with restless thoughts, anxious feelings or worry about what the future might bring.  We go through the day reacting to what it throws at us, forgetting to live in the present.  If this sounds like you, you can ease into managing your stress better by practicing some de-stressing techniques. 

August 29, 2016 by Dominique Caron
WHY MY MASKING RITUAL IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME

WHY MY MASKING RITUAL IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME

My weekly masking ritual to me is not just about taking care of my skin, but it is about taking care of myself. I find it hard to take the time to treat myself and decompress properly.   Masking is all about treating and nourishing yourself.  Every week, several times a week.

 

August 22, 2016 by Dominique Caron