ALL about WEEDS (& other beautiful things)

  • Corn Poppy, the delicate in red

    Poppy bright red flowers are rich in mucilage, a very nurturing and protective substance for the skin and other membranes. It also contains alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids and anthocyanins (both antioxidants), pigments which give it its vibrant color and protect the skin against free radicals.
  • Weed stories #1

    Our first guest is Gaja Osole, co-founder of Trajna, the slovenian collective that Herbes Folles support through 1% for the planet. Trajna creates innovative and sustainable solutions for the management of invasive species, and their work is just AMAZING.
  • Weeds in the kitchen - very simple recipe

    A very simple recipe to use weeds and their health benefits in your kitchen: pestos!
  • 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.