Janice Cox 

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Natural Beauty with Rose Hips

Rose hips are the fruit of the rose plant and you can find them forming just under where the flower was in late summer and early fall. They look like a small hard berry and are often orange or red in color. The size depends on the variety of the rose. There is a "wild rose" bush in my neighborhood that has beautiful pink roses from spring to summer and then then is full of red rose hips in the fall. Just the other day on a walk I saw that the hips were ripe and picked a basket full to use in making jam and body care products. Rose hips are edible and also have a long history of medicinal uses they are very high in vitamin C and you will see them featured in herbal teas. They are also an

Cooking with Lavender

I wrote a post for The National Garden Bureau site and thought you might enjoy reading. Click here to read. I listed three recipes from my book "Beautiful Lavender" Lavender Simple Syrup Lavender Scones Herb de Provence xoxo You are beautiful! Janice

Natural Beauty with Pumpkins

It's fall which means Pumpkins! These round, smooth skinned squashes can be found just about everywhere and if you were lucky enough to grow your own even better! Native to North America pumpkins are one of the oldest domesticated plants, having been used as early as 7,500 to 5,000 BC. We are all familiar with them as a food source or a fun fall decoration for your home but did you know that pumpkins are also a valuable anti-aging and skin care ingredient? Fresh pumpkin contains fruit acid enzymes that help remove dead skin cells and surface impurities from your skin. These enzymes are less irritating than many of the commercial alpha hydroxy acid products and gentler to your skin. Keepi

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