Gemstone Gem Notes: Garnet Meaning and Properties

The deep, glossy red color of garnet resembles the juicy seeds of a pomegranate, which is perhaps why its name is derived from the Latin word granatum, meaning pomegranate seed. In Greek mythology, a pomegranate was often given as a gift of passion and associated with eternal love. In ancient history, travelers wore garnet gemstones because … Continue reading Gemstone Gem Notes: Garnet Meaning and Properties

The Healing Properties of Aloe Vera

Aloe vera shots and facial mists may seem like all the rage these days…though these remedies are much more than another passing trend. The aloe vera plant, also known as “the lily of the desert,” is a succulent. Aloe-based products and the plant itself is used to heal scrapes, cool sunburn, and relieve pain from minor cuts. … Continue reading The Healing Properties of Aloe Vera