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Lily grew up working on her Father’s apple orchard, a sixth generation American grower, since before the American Revolution.  After suffering terrible acne and finding no relief from the traditional Doctors and medications, Lily turned to botanicals and created Lily Farm Fresh Skin Care,in 1986.( Then, Lily of Colorado and later Lily Organics. )

Her first customer was Margret the co-founder of Natural Grocers.  With the success of the products she developed, she began selling commercially in 1986, as the pioneer of the first organic skin care company in Colorado. Lily began growing her own ingredients when she could not source organic, this was in 1987 and there was no USDA certified organic program.  Growing up on a conventional farm, she was all too aware of the harmful pesticides and would not tolerate them in her products, to completely control quality and provide customers with total transparency, and the highest quality products possible,  she started growing her own lavender, calendula, comfrey, fennel, feverfew, and many more ingredients.

We were the first company to put, “No synthetic chemicals, ever!” on every bottle we produce, and the first skin care company in the world you can buy directly from the USDA certified organic grower!  We still were last time we checked.   Our skin care is the best and freshest in the world!  “A skin care product cannot be better than it’s ingredients!” says Lily.  This is how we give our customers amazing results!

Lily loves talking to the customers and wanted to engage them directly in agriculture in a meaningful way, and that is when Lily Farm Fresh Event Center and 80 acre farm was born. ” We want people to understand, organic is much more than a fashion statement, it is a methodology of agriculture and show them first hand.”

“We decided we wanted to hold celebrations here so everyone could be a part of our farm.”  We are honored to be able to have you here today!

She is author of the book Beauty, Health and Happiness-A way of life.

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If you have normal skin, you just need a good all-around nutritional plan and a simple skin-care regimen. If you have combination skin, follow the same advice as for normal skin, using the ideas in the sections on dry skin or acne where applicable.

Cleanse
Cleanse with a good cleanser or soap, whichever suits your skin. Just make sure it does not leave your skin feeling stripped of oil and dry. If you have combination skin, you may want to use products with lavender because it is so balancing.

Steam or Mask
For combination skin, steam with lavender, eucalyptus, nettle, and/or shavegrass. Both skin types can benefit from a gentle botanical exfoliating mask with ingredients of honey, papaya, pineapple, and lily. Once or twice a week should be adequate.

Toner/Astringent
Use a toner or an astringent both delightful to use and with therapeutic essential oils that make your skin and senses rejoice. Again, if you have combination skin, look for products that contain lavender to balance.

All skin types need moisture after 25 years of age. Maybe you only need to moisturize around your eyes and/or mouth, or maybe your forehead gets dry. Just moisturize where you are dry. You do not necessarily need to apply moisture all over your face. If you are a combination skin type, you may want to use a light lotion that contains tea tree oil, rosemary, seaweeds, and lily, or maybe an oil-free herbal moisturizer that contains lilies, seaweeds, and calendula.

For more information and beauty tips check out Beauty, Health and Happiness–A way of life

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To capture their oils, the clary sage (salvia sclarea) and dalmatian sage (salvia officinalis) are both distilled. I prefer clary sage, and I love oil of sage mixed with lavender for a classic cleansing effect. It is often recommended with lavender and rosemary as a hair conditioner. It is a stimulant to the skin and helps heal breakouts because of its cooling effect. It is effective on normal, blemished, or over-hydrated skin. Sage is great in the bath and is an effective deodorant.

It is wonderful in toners and astringents and has a clean scent. I also like it in the bath with lavender and juniper for a relaxing, pleasant, detoxifying experience.

Sage is antiseptic, healing, disinfectant, astringent, so is used in sick rooms, directly on insect bites, and as a mouthwash. Clary sage is used to regulate hot flashes for women during menopause. The essential oil is used as an anti-depressant. Because it is euphoria-producing, it is also known to be an aphrodisiac.

Clary sage oil has a high content of linalol. Pure essential oil of clary sage is very expensive, often used in skin care products for older women to maintain youthful appearing skin.

For more information and beauty tips check out Beauty, Health and Happiness–A way of life

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Essential oil of fennel

Foeniculum vulgare

Fennel is known for being antiseptic, toning, weight-reducing, diuretic, and anti-bacterial. It contains potassium and sodium. Fennel has been used to scent soaps and perfumes for centuries. It is a stimulant and great in a cleanser or astringent. I find it is one of the best essential oils to inhale during menstrual cramping. It is also reputedly beneficial in building confidence and dependability. (See fennel herb.)

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Rosemary, grown in Spain, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey, is the symbol of eternity. Thus it was often planted near tombs. Rosemary is frequently associated with enhancing memories, as in Shakespeare’s Hamlet when Ophelia says, “There is rosemary, that’s for remembrance.” The name of rosemary derives from the Latin ros marinus, meaning sea dew.

Antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, and an aid for baldness, rosemary is widely used in skin and hair care products. Rosemary oil is camphoraceous (i.e., contains camphor) and blends well with peppermint and lavender. It is eye opening and invigorating as a bath oil.

I prefer it best in cleansers, especially with seaweeds because the combination leaves your skin feeling squeaky clean. Also, after the cleanser is rinsed off, there is a reminiscence of the rosemary that feels divine. Rosemary is also great for aching muscles and pimples. It is also perfect for a hair rinse, especially for brunettes. You can just put several drops in with your rinse water. It stimulates the scalp, helps with dandruff, and removes any product buildup in your hair.

I often put rosemary in my bath in the morning because it is stimulating and refreshing. I also like adding it to my kukui, lily, and lavender oils, and applying it to my hair often as a hot-oil treatment or just a few drops to freshly shampooed hair for shine and manageability.

The oil is obtained by distillation and is often used in the scenting of soaps and colognes. Rosemary is thought to be an excellent nerve stimulant, the one word I would use for rosemary.

For more information and beauty tips you can purchase Beauty, Health and Happiness–A way of life an online version for only $2.99!

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Peppermint oil is probably the most popular essential oil in the world. Its high content of menthol makes it both very soothing and cooling. It is an anti-depressant, stimulates the mind, and yet helps calm an overactive mind. Tisserand says, “If you think too much, or have a hot head, it will cool you down.” [Tisserand, The Art of Aromatherapy, p. 272.] Peppermint is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antitoxic, a cleanser, and is used for varicose veins and aching muscles. I like it in aftershaves, cleansing products, shampoos, and for an invigorating bath. Go easy. A drop or two will do. I have irritated my skin putting too much in a bath. I like to use it when I fly to keep me refreshed. I find that using the peppermint oil “aromatherapeutically” and drinking lots of water help prevent the negative effects of traveling.

Dilute peppermint oil; do not use “neat” or full strength; 2% is often enough.

For more information and beauty tips you can purchase Beauty, Health and Happiness–A way of life an online version for only $2.99!

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To soften, cleanse, and refresh skin, make a mixture of two tablespoons honey with one-half teaspoon organic vinegar and one-half teaspoon lemon juice. Mix well and apply to the face. Leave on for one-half hour. Do this daily to restore a youthful appearance. It aids in cleansing, protecting, and drawing moisture to your skin.

Honey is a perfect base for masks. You can use honey alone or you could make thousands of different kinds of masks. Try grinding to a powder the following herbs and mixing them with honey to make a paste to apply to your face: lily, lavender, rose, chamomile, and calendula. Or come up with your own herbal blend.

Try any of the following or apply honey to your face alone:

  • Use two tablespoons honey and add a few drops of one of the following essential oils: rose, blue chamomile, lavender, or ylang ylang.
  • Use equal parts of honey, yogurt, and your favorite powdered herb and apply to your face.
  • Try equal parts of honey, milk, and powdered lavender.
  • Try equal parts of honey and oatmeal.
  • Try equal parts of honey and freshly peeled papaya.

For more information and beauty tips you can purchase Beauty, Health and Happiness–A way of life an online version for only $2.99!

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Lavender essential oil is oil distilled from the lavender flower. Today, the largest percentage of the blooms goes into perfume products. One acre of lavender yields 15 to 20 pounds of oil. It is very popular and enjoyable to put a few drops in a bath or to simply enjoy as a perfume.

For more information and beauty tips you can purchase Beauty, Health and Happiness–A way of life an online version for only $2.99!

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Add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to one cup of rose water. This can be used to tone oily skin, as well as after shampooing to restore the hair’s acid balance.

Rose Vinegar:

1 cup vinegar

1 tablespoon fresh or dried rose flowers

1 cup purified water

Heat the rose flowers with the vinegar and water. Bring to a boil and steep for 30 minutes. After cooling, place mixture in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and let sit for two weeks. Strain the rose flowers from the vinegar and use the liquid for bath, hair rinse, or facial soak.

For a vinegar facial soak, heat the rose vinegar slowly until it is a comfortable temperature to apply to the skin. Soak a clean, warm washcloth in the vinegar and lay over the face for five minutes, each time redipping the washcloth to reapply. For best results, keep the washcloth on the skin for a total of 20 minutes. This is an excellent exfoliant and skin stimulant.

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