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The Truth about Handmade Soap, and it's No "Lye"

The Truth about Handmade Soap, and it's No "Lye"

The other day when talking to a friend about handmade soap, I mentioned that an ingredient is lye.  He became quiet for a moment and looked confus...

The potential danagers in your health and beauty products

The potential danagers in your health and beauty products

  Top 3 Ingredients linked to Hormone Disruption in Health and Beauty Products At Healthy Harvest we believe in high quality ingredients and this ...

30 Uses for Extra Virgin Olive Oil

30 Uses for Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The amazing benefits of olive oil don’t just stop in the kitchen. Read below for nearly 30 ways to use olive oil to improve your life. Kitchen Sautee – Olive oil has a smoke point of 410 degrees and retains all nutrients up to medium-medium high heat Fry – The recommended frying temp is 355, …

Staying Well Through Winter

Staying Well Through Winter

Winter is a time for self care. With less light and colder temperatures, our bodies tend to crave hibernation. It is a yin time of year - a time of...

Mediterranean Diet High In Olive Oil Prolongs Life of Seniors

Mediterranean Diet High In Olive Oil Prolongs Life of Seniors

We live by the philosophy that food is medicine. Turns out, it's more than just a saying. A study in Italy found that seniors 65 years or older who adhered to a Mediterranean diet saw 25 percent less likelihood of death from ANY cause compared to those who adhered to the diet a little or not at all.

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Lower Stroke Risk in Women Over 40

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Lower Stroke Risk in Women Over 40

A new report, published September 20 in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke, reveals that risk of stroke in white adults was significan...

8 Easy Steps for Healthy Skin at Any Age

8 Easy Steps for Healthy Skin at Any Age

 When should you start taking steps to prevent signs of aging? What can you do if you have environmental damage? Our friend and holistic skincare ...

8 Ways to Pamper Yourself with Olive Oil this Valentine's Day

8 Ways to Pamper Yourself with Olive Oil this Valentine's Day

Self care is not extravagant; it's essential. Take a little time this month to create rituals that rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul.  When it c...

“Love is in the Air” Lavender-Vetiver Massage Oil

“Love is in the Air” Lavender-Vetiver Massage Oil

This month, we’re turning to our friend Stephanie Tourles, an herbalist aromatherapist, and skin care expert for inspiration for Valentine’s Day treats to share with your honey. Her new book, Making Love Potions (available here), features something for everyone, whether you want to seduce with your scent, tantalize with tasty treats, or melt away stress …

Are there carcinogens in your beauty products?

Are there carcinogens in your beauty products?

Most our community of friends at Healthy Harvest are healthy eaters. We read nutrition labels and are cautious of what ingredients we’re putting in our bodies. We choose organic and avoid GMOs and hormones whenever possible. But how often do we pay attention to what we’re putting on our skin? Our skin is our biggest organ … Continue reading "Are there carcinogens in your beauty products?"

6 Ways Oregano Oil Can Help you Stay Well During Cold &Flu Season

6 Ways Oregano Oil Can Help you Stay Well During Cold &Flu Season

Doctors, naturopaths, and a number of other health professionals have long touted Oregano Oil as one of nature’s most potent medicinal plants. Oregano oil also has antiseptic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. According to natural health expert Dr. Mercola, “The most therapeutically beneficial is the oil produced from wild oregano or Origanum vulgare that’s …

Healthy Skin Starts From Within

Healthy Skin Starts From Within

Every market, every show, it never fails…someone always asks me, “What do you use on your face?” While I’d like to point to a miracle product, the answer is a bit more complex. I have been lucky my whole life to have clear skin – yes, even through those hormonal teen years. And yes, I do …