The Beauty of Sunflowers
It's Sunflower Week here at Seed, and we're sharing some fun information about sunflowers today and Thursday here on the blog.
Sunflowers are actually my most favorite flowers of all time. I have them growing in my garden and I also have them scattered around my home and out on the patio in vases and planters. To me, they signify pure happiness and profound joy! When I see them, I automatically smile.
Today, I'd like to share a bit about the actual flower itself -- we'll look at the symbolism and learn more about what the flower represents. Aren't sunflowers gorgeous? No wonder I do my writing out on my patio where I can look at them each day!
5 Fun Facts About Sunflowers
- Sunflowers are a member of the daisy family.
- Sunflowers are believed to have originated in the year 1000 BC.
- Sunflowers were a popular flower to paint in the Impressionist era.
- Sunflowers are often sourced for seeds and oils. Yes, you will find sunflower seed oil in many of our products here at Seed!
- Sunflowers symbolize honesty, adoration, longevity, and loyalty.
Plus, sunflowers can benefit the skin. You'll be hearing quite a bit in the coming days about our BRAND NEW facial line, Seed Advanced Botanicals. Our new Daily Cleanser and Daily Moisturizer both are made with antioxidant-rich sunflower oil, among other healthy, good for your skin ingredients.
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Also in Lately I've been paying more attention
It seems that we're right in the middle of cold and flu season. In addition to feeling like you have been run over by a truck, when you are under the weather, your skin can reflect how you feel on the inside. We would like to share some of our best tips for your skin during cold and flu season:
1. Wash your hands.
Washing your hands with soap and warm water is your best line of defense against the germs that are out there floating around. No need for anti-bacterial soap, says the CDC. Unless you are a hospital visitor or in the medical field, regular soap and water will be effective. If there is no soap available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer in a pinch.