ALL about WEEDS (& other beautiful things)

  • Como ter uma pele saudável e bonita?

    A pele, o nosso maior orgão, desempenha uma série de funções resultantes de reacções químicas e físicas complexas. Para as desempenhar, deve manter as suas capacidades auto-reparadoras, o que pode ser ajudado pelos nossos (bons) hábitos.  Seguem alguns conselhos e cuidados para garantir a saúde da nossa pele (+ chart in english!
  • St. John's Wort, the sunny weed

    St. John’s Wort has a rich and colorful history. Its medicinal and cosmetic applications are now "officially" recognized, ranging from depression to calming nerves to skincare ailments.
  • What are hydrosols?

    Hydrosols (or hydrolates) usually refer to the by-product of essential oil distillation - a true hydrosol is made of condensed water captured after steam distillation. They can be perfect to finish your skincare cleaning routine, just spraying some “pssshhts” before your moisturiser, or you can also dilute them in cold or hot water and drink them to benefit from its properties.
  • Self-care: 5 practices that will improve the way you feel about yourself

    Caring for yourself is much broader than a good skincare regimen. It should be on your top priorites to have a routine that empowers you, and that cultivates joy and freedom in your inner world.
  • Plantain, humble and holy weed

    Plantain has been used in skincare for centuries, known to help soothe inflammation, infections, or injuries of the skin.
  • 6 Benefits of Edible Weeds

    Eating wild plants has several health benefits. Their flavors can be quite surprising, as we are not used to them, but just try it and be open to new flavor experiences :)
  • Stinging Nettles

    Nettles are one of the richest sources of antioxidants among green leafy vegetables: high contents of chlorophyll, tocopherol and carotenes were identified in nettle leaves and shoots.
  • Why Natural Skincare? part 2, plant extracts

    Plant extracts simply explained: plant material macerated in a certain solvent (oil, water, alcohol and/or vegetable glycerine - there are others, but these are eco-friendly and easy-to-make) for a certain amount of time, in order to extract the properties of the chosen plant.
  • Why Natural Skincare? part 1, vegetable oils

    Treating your skin with natural and safe ingredients is the best care you can give it. Vegetable oils and plant extracts offer everything your skin needs to glow, while at the same time (especially if you chose products from certified and reliable skincare brands) are gentle with the planet.  
  • Common (but incredible) Purslane

    Purslane is a powerhouse of nutrition. It is rich in flavonoids, phytonutrients with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity, and it has the highest omega-3 fatty acids concentration ever found in leafy vegetables.
  • Seed Bombs DIY Bombas de sementes

    Seed bombs are balls of compost, humus, and seeds of different plants, mixed with clay and moistened with water. 
  • Weeds? / Ervas "daninhas"?

    Beautiful, useful and extremely resistant. A nature’s force. They sprout on the sidewalks, grow in patios and abandoned places, they make our high-ways a bit greener and give headaches to farmers who don’t want to see anything else apart from their crops on the fields. Wild herbs are the true survivors of an ancient war dating from 11500 years ago, at the start of what we call agriculture.