Goodness is the only investment that never fails

-Henry David Thoreau 

Tagged: healing

  • Happy new day!

    Happy new day!

    I wish I had said this. I do feel it in my bones not just at the new year, but with every quiver of energy that vibrates through my body. I hope we all play these words on a continuous mental loop well beyond January 1. 

  • Love and other gifts

    Love and other gifts

    As I awkwardly heaved an enormous pot of soap batter into a three foot long mold, I fell in love. I fall in love everyday with the sparkle that the universe shines upon us and here it was again. Love. As magical earthy tones of golden soap spilled into its container and wafted scents of frankincense and myrrh, I melted into another blissful opportunity of Yessss.

  • Solutions to summer skin ailments

    Solutions to summer skin ailments

    Let me preface this entry with the disclaimer that I am not a doctor so my advice should not be interpreted as professional medical opinion. That said, I do get a lot of calls from people seeking advice about various skin ailments and, after more than 15 years working in the skincare business, I feel pretty confident about what works for different skin issues.

  • Herbal infusions: Making the most of nature's gifts

    Herbal infusions: Making the most of nature's gifts

    If you're unfamiliar with the concept of an herbal infusion, you can start by picturing a steaming cup of tea. Hot water is poured through the contents of a tea bag or strainer and the essence of the herbs are suddenly transformed into a warm beverage that carries the flavors and nutritional benefits that were packed into the dry tea leaves.

  • The benefits of genuine aromatherapy candles

    The benefits of genuine aromatherapy candles

    Who doesn't just feel good after lighting a candle? The ambiance, that sense of focus, the warmth, the power... Maybe there's a pleasant aroma emanating. The flame's presence helps you clear your mind. The moment is made all the more special, somehow. 

  • YES, chocolate is good for you!

    YES, chocolate is good for you!

    While the dressed up chocolate boxes we purchase for Valentine’s Day are often loaded down with not-so-good-for-you sugar, partially hydrogenated oils, artificial colors and flavors... pure chocolate, at its core, is nutrient, mineral and antioxidant-rich and can do marvelous things for your skin. 

  • Determining the right moisturizer for you

    Determining the right moisturizer for you

    Our skin works hard to protect us from the elements so it makes sense to give it some g...

  • Soothing Psoriasis Balm with Qing Dai (Indigo Naturalis)

    Soothing Psoriasis Balm with Qing Dai (Indigo Naturalis)

    Several years ago, a customer of mine reported successfully using a combination of my skincare products with a popular Chinese Medicine herb, Qing Dai (Indigo Naturalisto relieve his psoriasis ailment. He emailed me an article on Qing Dai's clinically-demonstrated healing benefits for psoriasis which inspired my formulation of Gaia Essentials' Psoriasis Balm. I incorporated other healing ingredients proven to alleviate skin inflammation and irritation, and settled with a potent base combination of Organic Castor, Organic Hemp and Emu oils.

    Since then, more customers have started using it and all are reporting amazing results. One testimony: 


    “Dear Debby,

    Two weeks ago, I bought your psoriasis balm. I wasn’t sure it would work, but the results have been amazing. Several sores are now GONE.” – Roger