\ˈa-pō\ ter·ra : from the earth
HOW TO STAY HYDRATED IN COLD WEATHER

HOW TO STAY HYDRATED IN COLD WEATHER

If you are anything like me, drinking water when it's cold outside is pretty unappealing. Instead I tend to drink a lot of coffee because it's warm and satisfying!  But unfortunately, day after day of drinking little water and tons of coffee leaves me dehydrated. Here are a few tips that work for me to stay hydrated in cold weather months.
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!
DIY COFFEE SCRUB

DIY COFFEE SCRUB

Coffee is great for the skin for a few different reasons:  First, the obvious, its caffeine content.  Caffeine helps constrict blood vessels and is a diuretic.  This means it helps reduce bloating, temporarily reduces the appearance of cellulite, and helps fade dark eye circles.

September 05, 2016 by Dominique Caron
BOTANICAL RECIPE: ICED TULSI CHAI TEA

BOTANICAL RECIPE: ICED TULSI CHAI TEA

I absolutely love iced coffees, but sometimes it’s nice to have a cold drink that’s not so caffeinated. My sister Dominique tuned me in to Tulsi, which has a nice earthy body to it and holds its own as an iced drink.

It turns out that the Tulsi herb (also known as Holy Basil) is also pretty good for you.Tulsi is a good source of magnesium, which is an important mineral for heart health. Tulsi is also known as a stress fighter since it could help your body to maintain normal level of cortisol and help lower inflammation.

RECIPE: ALL-NATURAL VERSION OF RED, WHITE & BLUE ROCKET POPSICLES

RECIPE: ALL-NATURAL VERSION OF RED, WHITE & BLUE ROCKET POPSICLES

When summer comes along I frequently have popsicles on my mind. A juicy, cold, sweet treat on a hot day is hard to beat. With July 4th around the corner, my sister and I thought of doing our own all natural take on the classic red, white, and blue rocket pops. Behold these lovely berry & coconut popsicles. 
June 28, 2016 by Dominique Caron
HOLISTIC HEALING:  GOLDEN TURMERIC TEA

HOLISTIC HEALING: GOLDEN TURMERIC TEA

Since eating an anti-inflammatory diet is key to overall good health and achieving that healthy glow, I figured it couldn't hurt to try and get more turmeric into my diet.  I have become creative at incorporating it into various recipes.

My favorite at the moment is this soothing Golden Turmeric Tea that I adapted from Heidi Swanson's recipe. It's important that the recipe includes both fat and the black pepper because both of these help your body to better absorb the curcuminoids. I have it at night a few times a week and love it so much that I wanted to share!