Back in 2012, when I first began making soaps & body butters, I had no idea that it was going to be something I would do full time. Honestly, I really thought that it was just going to be something to fill my time as we navigated my health. As time has gone on, HBC Organics has gone through many changes. Being a small business, we are continually faced with hurdles. In 2019 alone, we have faced social media algorithm issues, had to buy out our contract with a marketing company, and more. In 2018, we also faced many of issues- such as hiring an assistant that stole from us and more. We've seen our fair share of issues and setbacks and always just chugged along. Any business can face the tough things and it is never ever easy to admit that we might need some help.
No one likes to deal with Eczema... like no one.
That dry, scaly, itchy, and sometimes weeping rash is so uncomfortable. Babies and toddlers seem to have it more often than adults, but I've seen many adults with it as well.
It seems to be like eczema is on the rise, or maybe we are just talking about it more? I remember growing up I had one friend who had severe eczema. She couldn't use any soap at the commercial grocery stores, in fact, her mother bought her soap from the Amish. Looking back, I would say that was my first interaction with handmade soap.
This soup is super easy to make and really yummy-- especially if you like spicy foods!
This is great if you are trying to lose weight, get better after an illness, or to help boost your immune system. The veggies that are in it are wonderful for your skin as well! Eat this everyday a few times a day! You will enjoy it!
What you need:
2 Medium organic onions
3 Cloves of Garlic
3 Large organic carrots
5-6 stalks organic celery
1 bag organic frozen mixed veggies
6 leafs of kale
1 quart organic tomatoes w/juice
1 quart vegetable stock
1 quart water
1 tbsp curry
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp mixed herbs (mine were basil, savory, herbs de providence, and Italian seasoning)
1 tbsp olive oil
What to do:
- Chop all veggies
- In Stock pot, put onions, garlic, and olive oil
- Sautee until onions start to look translucent
- Add in celery and carrots, sautee about 4-5 minutes
- Add in frozen veggies
- Add veggie stock, tomatoes, and water bring to boil
- Add Curry and other herbs & spices on top- don't stir yet
- Boil about 10-15 minutes
- Add in Kale and turn down the burner to low
- Let cook another 10- 15 minutes stirring occasionally
- Turn off burner and cover with lid
- Let cool for a while
- Enjoy! Drink with lots of water!
Since I have been sick and dealing with a sinus infection I have been eating certain foods. The best thing I was able to eat was this wild rice and veggie soup I created. Here is the recipe:
1 bag of mixed frozen organic veggies
2 cups of veggie stock
2 cups of water
3 garlic cloves
1 small onion chopped
1 cup dry mixed brown and wild black rice
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
pinch of oregano
pinch of parsley
pinch of herbs de providence
pinch of kosher salt
pinch of black pepper
-In a small pot, put chopped onion & chopped garlic cloves in with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
-Sautee about 3 minutes
-Add the vegetable stock & water
-Add the frozen veggies, cook on med-low
-While you are cooking the veggies and stock, cook the rice in a rice cooker
-When the rice is done cooking add the rice and spices
-Bring to a boil for a minute or two
-Enjoy with some hot sauce or just plain!
Aging is something that is inevitable. We are born, we live, we grow old, we die. There are many ways to make sure that you live longer, don't get diseases, and be healthier overall. In the United States, life expectancy is at an all time high- 77 years of age! That is much higher than the 1900- 40 years of age life expectancy. So here is the breakdown:
One thing you have to be careful of is watching your brain function when you start getting older. There are many different vitamins and minerals that will help the overall function of your brain. Here are the nutrient-brain relationship:
Taking these supplements or getting them through your food will help your brain function. Dementia and Alzhemier's are a prevalent problem when people start getting older.. are you wondering if you or someone you love is showing signs of dementia? Here is a set of symptoms to watch out for:
If you or someone you love is showing signs of dementia, make an appointment with your doctor quickly. Early detection is a very key factor in treatment.
So if you want to slow the aging process down here are some principals to live by:
Once you reach about 45-50 make sure you are getting the adequate amount of vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates, and fat. Here are the daily requirements:
Follow the above and you should grow older happy and healthy!
Who am I?
My name is Jes! I am the earth loving, natural parenting, Jesus loving weirdo your mama might have warned you about! I am the owner of an organic, chemical free skin care product line, called HBC Organics.