Back in the early 90's I distinctly remember my younger sister burning incense in the scent of patchouli. I wasn't exactly a fan then, but just like taste buds, how we feel about certain fragrances evolves over time.
To achieve healthy skin, sometimes it just needs some exfoliation in order to more readily absorb hydrating lotion. You don't need to step foot in a spa to achieve this - although I would never say no to a spa day!
There are many ways to exfoliate your body to remove dead skin cells from your skin’s surface. Our bodies shed their dead skin cells naturally every 30 days, but as we get older, the cycle begins to slow down.
Spending time in the great outdoors of nature’s green space can benefit both your physical and mental well-being.
Nothing drove that home to many, more than the pandemic. Here in the Poconos, city dwellers made their escape to our lush, mountain landscape in droves over this past year. And it's no surprise, that they learned the healing abilities that nature has on your mental health.
For instance, exercising outdoors, growing flowers or food, being around animals are all examples of positive effects that may result thanks to nature.
Aloe Vera has been used by people for thousands of years and is a popular medicinal plant.
Otherwise known as Aloe Barbadensis, Aloe Vera is a short-stemmed and thick plant that stores water in its leaves. Aloe Vera is best known for its health benefits, homeopathic treatment of ailments and injuries, and in skin care (like our amazing body wash.) Read on below for six benefits of Aloe Vera
At one point or another, you’ve surely heard of the term “hydrosol"- but what is it exactly? It's a question I'm frequently asked when I introduce people to A Girl's Gotta Spa! Lavender Hydrosol.
Hydrosol is water that’s left behind after the essential oil is extracted from a plant through steam/water distillation. In this article, I’ll explain exactly what these floral waters are, how they’re used and how they’re made.
There’s been a surge in popularity when it comes to indoor gardening and indoor houseplants, thanks to the pandemic, greenery-inspired interior designs, and plant subscription services online like Succulent Studios.
Most trends commonly flourish and then fade, but indoor house plants will endure forever. This is because there are many ways that indoor houseplants improve your health and overall well-being.
Resilience lies in how we respond to the hardships that happen in our lives.
Instead of letting hardship weigh you down, you embrace the struggle and overcome it. People that are resilient keep plugging along even when the situation becomes practically unbearable.
They learn from these situations and rely on other people with trust and confidence. Being resilient allows you to not only cultivate positive change, but to also gain greater insight through all situations.
The part of our brain that stores our memories and affects our mood is the same part that processes smell. When we smell something, it’s stored with a memory- thus the memory is triggered by the scent. Scent is so powerful that it even affects our emotions.
Is your skin often flakey, rough and itchy? While quenched for moisture, this does not mean your dry skin is unhealthy. Dry skin is a skin type that is still a healthy skin, but simply requires extra care. However, if you have excessively dry skin, there may be an underlying condition that’s causing it.