Edelweiss– The Beauty Flower

EdelweissMost of us know the  edelweiss  flower   from  a Sound of Music song but in real life it  is a powerful mountain flower and  has been part of alpine home remedies for centuries.  Teas and salves  compounded with  edelweiss have been used to relieve chest pains, arthritis, digestive problems, bronchitis and even cancer. Eueopean mountain villagers  knew that edelweiss  based care   just worked.  In recent years researchers have demonstrated that this yellow and white flower works because it  contains  anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant chemicals.

Edelweiss 101

This daisy like flower grows in montain regions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It blooms only in August and September and has  become so popular that in 2004 Switzerland created plantations of edelweiss to meet the demand.  A few years later  it was declared a protected species.

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Its Fashion Flash Today!

fashion flash logoThis week Marylou of Second Lives Club is hosting Fashion FLash.  When we were young our dreams  were  well defined.  We had mental check lists– love, marriage, children, a great job– we ticked these off as years went by.  But  what we never saw coming was the lack of a map for the second half of  our lives– when our children were grown, when grandchildren moved away, when  our jobs ended.    Enter Second Lives Club, an incredible site to help make the second half of our lives as rich and meaningful as the first half. This site profiles  women who have made  a successful transition  and these stories are always inspiring.

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It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis week Inka of Glamour Granny Travels is hosting Fashion Flash.  Most travel sites are are aimed at families or millenials.  They offer solid advice, but not  for us. Glamour Granny Travels  has the adventure and style that a woman of a certain age  dream about  when they plan a trip.

Fashion FLash Book Review: Pretty SickFashion Flash Book Review:  Pretty Sick by Caitlin Kiernan

In the past five years eight close  friends  were diagnosed with cancer.  Because I write a beauty blog, they would often ask  me for advice dealing with their skin and hair issues.   I asked my dermatologist experts, researched products and generally tried  just to be … Continue Reading…