February 23, 2013

Wellness Fix: Pure Honey and Fresh Lemon to the Rescue

In the past week, I've been sick with a dreadful bout of sore throat, voice loss, sniffles, coughing (uncomfortable, mostly at night...The worst), and aches.   It’s likely that working too much and neglecting nutrition probably left my immune system even more susceptible to getting sick. 

We can avoid getting sick by maintaining a good diet and taking vitamins? Mum's advice on one sure way to keep the "cooties" at bay (and this is super easy): 

Every morning, have a spoonful of raw honey (in raw form, it should be a pale yellow color and very thick) with organic cinnamon sprinkled over it. Try to take this before breakfast and it’ll ramp up your defenses! Take it straight and not in your tea; it’ll just turn to sugar once in the tea. This is a preventative way to boost our immune system.

Another way, more reactive than proactive- and I find this helps especially with voice loss is taking a shot of freshly squeezed Lemon (2 tablespoons will do). Follow directly with a teaspoon of honey.

Leave us a quick comment on how YOU boost your immune system. We'd love to hear from you.

~ Maryam 

February 19, 2013

Try-This Tuesday: The Best Clear Skin Duo EVER!


For a long time, I have struggled with caring for my skin, having to change my habits and include regular exercise in my self-care routine. I have also had to look for (natural) skin care products for combination skin (as some parts of my face  I find more oily, and the other parts, dry). No one would know this to be the case (a skin-issue secret for me). 

I am excited to add that I have found the ultimate, all natural duo cleansing set to care for my face: Doterra's Clear Skin Set. It includes a Foaming Face Wash and A Topical Blend Essential oil stick for clear skin and break outs. All the herbs and essential oils used are therapeutic grade and do wonders for the skin. (These products are natural and work very well with Yamerra's Natural Facial Serum).

I absolutely LOVE these two products and plan to keep them in my skin care regimen for a long time. I have included these two pieces in my routine which also consists of taking natural supplements, Hair Skin and Nails, Moringa and Biotin. These supplements really do help restore balance and maintain radiance. Have you tried any of them? What are Your go-to choices to give that additional boost to your skin, hair?

Clear Skin Duo- Leave your skin strengthened,  fresh,  and revived. 
I recommend you try Doterra's Clear Skin Set. Soon, you will be able to purchase them here, on our blog.

~ Maryam 

February 12, 2013

BEAUTY Rx: Did You know Eating Grapefruits can make your skin GLOW?


Grapefruit is one of the many citrus fruits I enjoy for breakfast. It is rich in vitamin C. But the Grapefruit is different from other citrus fruits because it has "lycopene" (big word eh?... yes- I had to look it up too!), a known cancer-fighting chemical. You can also choose to juice your Grapefruit and enjoy it as a liquid. The juice provides the same benefits as eating grapefruit itself. Grapefruit also has unique phytochemicals (a.k.a. bioflavanoids) that help promote skin health and general health.

" A Grapfruit A Day Emboldens the Skin"

You can also enjoy Yamerra's rich blend of Tangerine and Grapefruit from here. It really helps to alleviate conditions such as dandruff, acne and rashes. The Grapefruit extracts found in Yamerra's Be Bodacious Hair and Body Blend can alleviate inflammation. Yamerra's Be Bodacious also helps reduce acne and breakouts. Our blend is also recommended to reduce stretch marks and scars.

Be Bodacious is nutrient-rich, strengthening and refreshing... Try some!

 Incorporate some power Grapefruit into your diet (permanently) and watch your energy levels rise and your skin start to glow!