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Horsetail: The Anti-Aging Super Reed

Last week I made a batch of horsetail hydrosol in my still so this week I'm starting with all the amazing skin & hair benefits packed inside this super reed. What makes horsetail shine in the natural cosmetic industry is that it contains more silica and silica acids than any other herb, in a form that's easily absorbed by the body both topically and internally. Inside the human body, silica is important for the strength of the blood vessels, organs, skin, hair and bones, adding to the form, resilience and flexibility of all connective tissues and fascia. Here's a brief look at some of the many benefits of horsetail: Promotes tighter and firmer skin Cleansing properties help minimize the appe

Juniper Hydrosol Benefits, Tips & How to Use

Juniper hydrosol is collected during steam distillation of juniper berries (Botanical name: Juniperus communis L.). The steam distillation process produces two extracts: juniper berry essential oil and juniper hydrosol. The aroma of juniper hydrosol is fresh, brisk, herbaceous and slightly sweet. Unless it's properly preserved, this hydrosol will quickly spoil so make sure to keep it refrigerated. Here are some of the benefits: 1. Reduces Cellulite & Bloating Juniper berry is known as a powerful diuretic. It assists in drainage of excess fluids in the body. For cellulite and bloated body, take ½ tbsp. each of juniper hydrosol and cypress hydrosol daily. 2. Minimizes Oily Skin Juniper hyd

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