How to Combat the Common Cold

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Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Herbal Academy

At the start of the pandemic, I found myself newly pregnant for the first time and working from home, so I hunkered down with my husband and watched the world unfold from my living room. I was lucky to be able to stay home and away from germs as much as possible, sending my husband out for grocery runs when needed. Due to this isolation and being cautious once the baby was born, it has been a while since I’ve caught a cold — that is until now. Going back into the office and socializing with more people means being exposed to more germs and viruses. 

Whipped Pumpkin Spice Body Butter Recipe

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Recipe featured inside Willow and Sage Autumn 2020

This whipped pumpkin spice body butter will keep your skin looking and feeling amazing. The recipe is perfect for your fall skin-care routine and is made with shea butter, pumpkin seed oil, and lanolin. Whipping the body butter makes air pockets and gives the final product a soft, fluffy, airy texture that will melt into the skin. We scented the body butter with an essential oil blend inspired by pumpkin pie spice that smells warm and cozy — perfect to care for your autumn skin.

Infusing Spooky Season at Home

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Halloween Essential Oil Blends

Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Ryan Christodoulou

As we flip the page on September and welcome October, it’s time to bring out the spooktacular decorations, feel-good movies, and snuggly sweaters. Autumn has officially arrived, and Halloween will be upon us before we know it. I’m in the throes of deciding my daughter’s first costume and readying my house for the season. Whether you like a scary or pumpkin-filled holiday, it’s the perfect time to infuse coziness into your daily life, as the days shorten and temperatures drop. 

How to Update Your Self-Care Routine for Autumn

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Photo Credit: Svitlana

Cozy season is almost officially here! There are countless festive ways to update your self-care routine this time of year. Whether it’s making pumpkin scrub or your own scented candles, see below for our list of autumn self-care ideas.

Easy Sugar Scrub Recipe

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sugar scrub recipe

Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Sixteen Miles Out

Sugar scrubs are one of the best — and simplest — recipes to master when it comes to your homemade bath and body routine. Most likely, you already have the supplies in your kitchen cupboards, and this is one of those recipes that welcomes substitutions. You can experiment with various carrier oils depending on your skin type and needs, as well as different types of sugar. When it comes to sugar, one with a coarser grain will provide a more powerful exfoliant. The following basic recipe doesn’t include any additives, like essential oils, spices or herbs, or seeds; feel free to add on to the recipe as it best suits your skin-care routine. Make sure to follow safety guidelines when using essential oils, and have fun pampering your skin! 

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