Carrot Skin Care: The Ultimate Guide

The next big trend in skin care might be hiding in your refrigerator’s vegetable drawer. As the demand for natural and organic products grows, carrot-based skin care is gaining traction. Renowned for their nutritional value, carrots are now also celebrated for their impressive skin benefits. Most skin care products containing carrots are formulated with either carrot extract or carrot seed oil, both of which are high in beta-carotene, an ingredient that helps skin maintain its youthful look.

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Healing Herbs For Skin: 7 Ancient Ingredients We Still Use Today

The tradition of using natural ingredients in skin care is as ancient as civilization itself. Throughout history, cultures from the banks of Egypt’s Nile to China’s dynasties have embraced spices and healing herbs to improve the appearance and scent of the skin as well as its health. These ingredients have played a vital role in beauty rituals for centuries.

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Honey for the Face: What Is All The Buzz About?

Honey may be most commonly enjoyed as a sweet addition to tea and toast. But did you know that it has been used topically for centuries to address a wide range of skin issues, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and medicinal properties? Rich in antioxidants, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits, honey is one of nature’s purest and most healing salves. Read on to find out what honey does for your skin and how this golden nectar can sweeten up your skin care routine.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Clean Beauty

Natural. Green. Organic. These are just some of the words commonly associated with a clean beauty product. But what makes a formula or ingredient “clean”? Whether you’re wanting to update your skin care products, or make more informed skin care purchases, knowing which ingredients you’re applying to the skin empowers you to make the best decisions possible.

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How To Prevent Seasonal Allergies With Natural Remedies

At the Eminence Certified Organic Farm, we love connecting with the great outdoors. But what if stepping foot outdoors means that your breathing turns to wheezing? Seasonal allergies, sometimes called “hay fever,” are harmless for most people. But others may experience severe hay fever symptoms.

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Hungarian Herbal Remedies for Healthy Living

For centuries, various cultures have relied upon plants with healing properties to treat the body. Dating as far back as 3,000 BC, herbal remedies have been used to relieve a variety of ailments ranging from minor stress to more serious aches and pains.  In fact, the Koronczay family founders of the Certified Organic Farm often used herbal remedies, like comfrey cream, to heal and treat family members when injury or illness struck. Continue Reading…

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The Dirty Dozen: When Is It Best To Buy Organic Produce?

Browsing the produce section of your local grocery store can leave you asking: When is it best to buy organic fruits and vegetables? With so many options, it can be difficult to choose what is most beneficial to your health and – let’s be honest – your wallet. Luckily, there are some hard and fast rules to help guide your decision to buy organic produce. Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen can help you pare down your grocery list to the fruits and vegetables you should always buy organic.   Continue Reading…

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St. John’s Wort: Does It Help Seasonal Affective Disorder And Inflammation?

Grown on the Eminence Certified Organic Farm, the St. John’s Wort plant has historically been used for treating issues like mild depression and inflammation. Studies have shown that this cheery, yellow-petaled bloom can be one of the best natural remedies for depression (especially mild cases like seasonal affective disorder), and that it delivers antioxidant benefits and even battles inflammation. Here are a few ways to use the St. John’s Wort plant: Continue Reading…