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Herbal Ally: Seasonal Allergy Relief & Remedies

Herbal Ally: Seasonal Allergy Relief & Remedies

As we enter the spring season, temperatures rise as the sun warms the soil and delivers its light-filled nutrients to the flower and trees. Everything starts to bloom revealing their beauty and medicine, and that palpable uplifting spring energy is in the air. Cue sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose and brain fog! The good news is there are many ways to enjoy the spring and get some allergy relief without feeling the drain (financially and energetically) from OTC allergy meds. Allergies are simply an immune response. That’s why we can get them any time of year and at any age....

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Herbal Ally: Liver Herbs and Purifying Elixirs

Herbal Ally: Liver Herbs and Purifying Elixirs

The liver is the second the largest organ in the body, following behind skin (another major detox organ). It’s situated in the upper right section of your abdomen and protected by the ribcage. The liver works very closely with the gall bladder as well as the small & large intestines, spleen, pancreas, portal vein (liver’s primary blood source) and circulatory system. Symptoms that can arise from an overburdened liver are: indigestion, constipation, skin issues, allergies, migraines, hormonal imbalances (liver metabolizes hormones once they've done their work in the body), high cholesterol, brain fog and also irritability (hello, cranky pants). It’s most commonly...

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Skin Barrier Love: Thick Skin For Resilience, Radiance, and Rejuvenation

Skin Barrier Love: Thick Skin For Resilience, Radiance, and Rejuvenation

What you put on and into your body greatly impacts the condition of your skin and your overall health. That is why Kaliks is dedicated to sourcing ingredients that are ultra-pure; we use lavender in our Revival Facial Mist that is grown with biodynamic agriculture practices, and maintain stringent standards for the extraction processes of all essential oils or extracts so as not to risk any contamination during growth or processing (even within industry "allowable" levels).  To better understand how topical products affect your skin, let’s look at its form and function. The skin is the body’s largest organ and is responsible...

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Here's How: Make the Perfect Herbal Infusions

Here's How: Make the Perfect Herbal Infusions

Herbal infusions may be the simplest and most commonly used form of herbal medicine. They're easy to make and a tasty way to get your daily dose of vitamins and nutrients. Teas and infusions vary slightly so let’s get into what makes them different. Teas are weaker than infusions and are generally consumed for pleasure, refreshment or to aid acute symptoms. Herbal infusions are made using a higher herb to water ratio, steep for longer periods (4-10 hours) and are used daily for medicinal and therapeutic purposes. Infusions provide a higher dose of vitamins and minerals due to the longer...

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