5 Herbs We Love!  

Herbs are easy to grow, superbly useful (not just in cooking) and wonderful additions to your garden (you don’t need a big one). Labels on store-bought herbs rarely reveal how plants are grown, their exposure to light and air when inside plastic, so on and so forth. Here are 5 medicinal herbs that you can…

Bergamot: The Unsung Hero of the Citrus World

Bergamot is the plant that produces a citrus fruit, which can be traced back to Southeast Asia. Its popularity and name however is from the town Bergamo, Italy! From anti‐inflammatory and anti‐oxidative mechanisms to clinical applications as preventive agent for cardiovascular morbidity, skin diseases, and mood alterations, hence improving mental conditions! Perna S, Spadaccini D,…

Mystical Tourmalines: The Story of the Rainbow Stone

This glittering gem is what technicolour dreams are made of Imagine cutting a slice of a rainbow and wearing it around your neck. That is exactly what donning a tourmaline feels like. This multi-colour stone ranges from shades of red and pink to blue and green — and everything in between. I remember the first…

Let’s Talk Storage: Long Live Essential Oils!

Featured Let’s Talk Storage: Long Live Essential Oils! Essential oils are expensive! Also, they are highly concentrated and potent (wonder why they usually come in those beautiful yet TINY containers?). Let me show you how to make the best of these little aromatic bottles. Do Essential Oils Expire? Oils have a long shelf life when…

Black Pepper Essential Oil: The Oil you Didn’t Know you Need!

Black pepper, has a long, fascinating history dates back 2000 BCE. Indigenous to Kerala, India, it was widely exported and was known as “black gold” due to its high trade value! According to NCBI Black pepper (Piper nigrum) essential oil demonstrates tissue remodelling and metabolism modulating potential in human cells. Han X, Beaumont C, Rodriguez…

5 Herbs to Grow for Beginners

There are few things as gratifying as growing your own herbs. Imagine running out to snip some fresh aromatic leaves to sprinkle on your favourite curry

Essential oils and what they do

Essential oils are magic! Plus they come with a lot of benefits. Since there are a few DIY skin and haircare posts (and a lot more coming up), here is a list of some essential oils and their function. Lavender Extracted from the flower Anti-fungal and antiseptic Calms and relaxes Treats eczema, skin inflammations, cuts,…